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About this product
- Release Year:1990
- Record Label:Island (Label)
- Genre:Alternative,Rock & Pop
- Playing Time:42 min.
- Producer:Steve Lillywhite
- Distributor:Universal Distribution
- Recording Type:Studio
- Recording Mode:Stereo
- SPAR Code:AAD
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- zzakarya21 Apr, 2012by
U2 'Boy,' is one of the best debut albums ever recorded.
I think for a bunch of nineteen and twenty year olds (never the less a debut album), this is an excellent piece of work. Sure, the only one that actually knew how to play at the time was drummer Larry Mullen, but the others fake it nicely. The Edge displays a distant sound and fully avoids ear-drilling solos, (most thought he was being modest, but in actuality, he couldn't play that well in the beginning), Adam Clayton gives a rumbling bass, Larry does an impressive job on songs like 'I Will Follow' and Bono makes you feel the pain of his lost mother and messed up childhood. Songs like 'A Day Without Me,' 'I Will Follow,' 'Electric Co.,' and 'Out Of Control'; tend to recieve the "play it 'til the record is ruined" treatment and, though greatly flawed for sheer inability to play so early in their carrer, is a testament of their talent, and a omen of things to come. Read full review
- secondcreation05 Feb, 2011by
U2's first album in the US
The early U2 sound from 1980 was very different from their later sound. I first heard U2 through the songs on this album played on alternative radio stations the year before it was released in the US, through a live performance in Boston produced as a promo. I still prefer the playing style and many songs on this album, I listen to the whole thing through, even though some of the songs sound similar, they create a whole sound for the album. The CD comes with a nice booklet. The audio is fine.
- 720632669@delet...19 Jan, 2008by
Their first and still the Best.
This is U2's first album and still their best in my opinion... I owned it on vinyl twice, CD and cassette. From beginning to end this is a perfect album, every song is excellent. It has a very energetic, raw edged rock sound with a little bit of the punk thrown in for good measure. Its a simpler sounding band to the one we hear today but also more creative and rebellious. I must have listened to it at least a thousand times over the years and it is tough to choose what I would consider my favorite tracks since they are all so well written. Of course there is "I Will Follow" which for many of us was our introduction to the Irish phenomenon. "An Cat Dubh" and "Into the Heart" which I kind of consider one long song and is by far my favorite song ever written by U2. "Twilight" and "Out Of Control" are also among their best as well. If you don't know this band, which of course is unlikely, then this is a great place to start. Right at the begining. Read full review
- bartlettbill24 Nov, 2005by
BOY -- Where it all started
This is where it all started. A culmination of the 70's -- their first album --"BOY" in 1980. Almost "boys" themselves, these young, rebellious, but scrupulous Irishmen put a lot of emotion and energy into their original album. Political awareness meets talented song-writing and high emotion in this compilation of heart-felt tunes. Even as a young man, The Edge has some great riffs in this original album. Lead singer Bono Vox (meaning "Good Voice") sounds so young on this CD, but still awesome to listen to. Like a good novel, once this album starts playing, it is very difficult to ever turn it off.
- jackthecatbible26 Sep, 2011by
Loved them every since!
I didn't know who they were until I first purchased their CD overseas in Italy. Loved them ever since. An excellent album to listen to.