The World and U2
Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism, Alan McPherson trains a historian’s eye on the evolution and influence of the band’s activism from its formation in 1976 to its most recent album and concert tour.
U2 and Philosophy
Author: Mark A. Wrathall
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
"A collection of essays about the rock band U2 and lead singer Bono focusing on philosophical and ethical aspects of their music and political activities"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Scott Calhoun
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
A diverse collection of essays examines the work and influence of U2, covering such disciplines as literature, philosophy, music, culture, business, and theology.
U2: A Diary
Author: Matt McGee
Publisher: Omnibus Press
This new and updated edition of U2 A Diary brings U2s story up to date with information about the band’s ground-breaking film, U2 3D, recording sessions for No Line on the Horizon and the story of how the album was leaked online twice before its official release, the U2 360 world tour and Bono’s back injury that forced an entire leg to be postponed and the band’s struggles to decide how to follow No Line on the Horizon and the 360 Tour with new material. Here is the complete history of U2 told exactly as it happened in day-by-day diary format. As well as following the mid-1970's birth of the band to the present day in journal form, U2: A Diary also includes new revelations and fresh insights into key moments of U2's development. Through interviews and extensive research, author Matt McGee sheds light on stories. Fully illustrated with pictures spanning the bands career, this is a fanatically detailed account of a legendary group's life!
Get Up Off Your Knees
Author: Raewynne Whiteley, Beth Maynard
Publisher: Cowley Publications
Get Up Off Your Knees is a thoughtful and provocative collection of sermons by a group of preachers from across the international church spectrum who have been moved to theological reflection on the art and work of U2. This book will appeal to fans of U2, students of homiletics, and everyone interested in the intersection of art, popular culture, and religion.
Author: Eamonn McCann
Selection of columns written for Hot press, 1987-1998.
Author: Niall Stokes
Author: Višnja Cogan
Visnja Cogan delves into the personal story of U2 starting with the early days in Dublin.
Each chapter of Chord Progressions For Songwriters provides a comprehensive self-contained lesson on one of twenty-one popular chord progressions that every songwriter should know inside and out. Lessons cover ascending, basic (I-IV), blues, circle (VI-II-V-I), classic rock (I-bVII-IV), combination, descending, doo-wop (I-VIm-IV-V), ending, flamenco (Im-bVII-bVI-V), folk (I-V), introduction, jazz (IIm-V-I), minor blues, one-chord, pedal point, rock and roll (I-IV-V), standard (I-VIm-IIm-V), and turnaround progressions as well as rhythm and Coltrane changes. You will learn how key, duration, substitution, variation (adding or subtracting chords), and displacement (rearranged chord orders) are used to vary the sound of each progression. You will also take a look at the author’s songwriter’s notebook and work through exercises to reinforce key chapter concepts and get you started building your own progressions.
Author: Niall Stokes, Brian Boyd
Cowritten by journalist Brian Boyd, a close associate of U2, and Niall Stokes, editor of Ireland's legendary Hot Press magazine, U2 Songs + Experience recounts the band's incredible career and analyzes the songs from all their studio albums. Along with a discussion of the influences, inspiration, and origins of U2's immensely popular music, iconic and rare photographs showcase posters, backstage passes, classic flyers, and other rock memorabilia.
Ecumenism Means You, Too
Author: Steven R. Harmon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
By all accounts, the modern ecumenical movement is not moving much these days. Despite dramatic breakthroughs in the past few decades, the quest for a visibly united church--in which there is common confession of the apostolic faith, full Eucharistic communion, and mutual recognition of members and ministers--now meets with indifference by many, impatience by some, and outright hostility by others. In part, this is because the movement has not given enough attention to grassroots ecumenical engagement. This book is written to convince ordinary Christians, especially young Christian adults, that they too have a stake in the future of the ecumenical movement as its most indispensable participants. Ecumenism Means You, Too draws on the music of Irish rock band U2 to cast artistic light on various aspects of the quest for Christian unity. Whether one is a U2 fan or not, and whether one thinks the ecumenical movement is a good thing or a bad thing for the church, everyone who reads this book will learn something about the Christian theological framework apart from which neither the modern ecumenical movement nor the meaning of U2's music can be understood. The book includes an annotated bibliography of resources for ecumenical engagement and a glossary of key ecumenical terms for readers who want to learn more about the Christian practice of seeking the unity of the church.
This is the first in-depth examination of U2's epochal fifth album, the record which catapulted the Irish band to the apex of the stadium rock world. The book documents the recording of the album itself, a process born of both triumph and tragedy. Detailed track breakdown is illuminated with quotes from group members, while a look into the world of record company promos unearths some of the rarest U2 records of all.