U2 - Sondz

Overview

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's chiming, effects-based guitar sounds. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career.

The band was formed when the members were teenaged pupils of Mount Temple Comprehensive School and had limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy (1980). Subsequent work such as their first UK numbe...

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Brian Eno
Brian EnoProducerKeyboardBackground vocalsProgramming (synthesizer)SynthesizerMixInstrument arranger (strings)Producer (additional)ArrangerProgramming
Daniel Lanois
Daniel LanoisProducerOmnichordTambourineGuitarBackground vocalsPedal steel guitarShakersMixProducer (additional)Arranger
Flood
FloodRecordingProducerEngineerMixProducer (additional)KeyboardRemixer
Steve Lillywhite
Steve LillywhiteMixProducerProducer (additional)RemixerRecordingArtists and repertoire
Declan Gaffney
Declan GaffneyEngineerMixEngineer (additional)Producer (additional)KeyboardBackground vocalsProgrammingProducerPercussionOther vocals
Robbie Adams
Robbie AdamsEngineerEngineer (additional)RecordingMixEngineer (assistant)Mix (assistant)
Paul Thomas
Paul ThomasMixEngineerArtists and repertoire
Kevin Killen
Kevin KillenEngineer (additional)Recording (assistant)Artists and repertoireRecordingEngineer (assistant)MixEngineerSound
Jacknife Lee
Jacknife LeeGuitarProducerProgrammingProducer (additional)SynthesizerMixKeyboardBackground vocalsEngineerRemixer
Richard Rainey
Richard RaineyMixEngineerEngineer (additional)Mix (assistant)ProducerRemixer (additional)Recording