"The Joshua Tree Singles Vinyl Collection: 1987 & 2017" - U2


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Background Information

The 2017 fan club gift from U2.Com was announced on May 3, 2017, after a long delay. The gift announced was four 10-inch vinyl singles, each one matching to one of the original singles released for The Joshua Tree in North America in 1987. On one side of the vinyl is the original song, and on the other side of the vinyl is a live version of the song taken from The Joshua Tree 2017 tour. Due to the songs being taken from live performances on an upcoming tour, the announcement said the set would not start to ship until September in one location, and Autumn in another. The four singles are “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” and “In God’s Country.” Each of the four were released as singles in North America.

On October 5, 2017, with little fanfare, U2.Com made the eight tracks from this vinyl set available for download on U2.Com. All eight files were downloadable as one zip file under the name, TheJoshuaTreeSinglesVinylCollection_1987and2017.zip. The eight song files are all encoded at 320kbs in mp3 format. Each file comes with a digital embedded artwork file, and the art is unique for each ‘single’ in the set. The encoding of the files was done using iTunes version The individual tracks are numbered 1 through 8 in the set. The title of the set in the digital file is The Joshua Tree Singles Vinyl Collection: 1987 & 2017.

Although the physical vinyl was said to ship in September / Autumn, at the time we write this in mid-October, no shipping notifications for this release have been received by subscribers.

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