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U2 - A CONSPIRACY OF HOPE.**

by BOWLER**, DAVE & DRAY**, BRYAN**:

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ISBN 10
0283061693
ISBN 13
9780283061691
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn but price-clipped dw/dj.Colour photographic dw/dj with minimal shelf-wear to dw/dj edges with very light creasing and light scoring/marking to rear wrap panel.Lightly dust-soiled top edge and lightly marked fore-edge.Contents bright,tight and clean.Black paper-covered bds with white ink stamped letters to spine/backstrip and plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn, xpp+325pp includes author's note,intro,8pp b/w photographs,a discography,sources and an index. It is probably true to say that, over the last decade, U2 have been one of the very few bands that have really advanced the cause of rock music as a valid form of popular culture, carrying the torch lit in the 1960s by the likes of Lennon and Hendrix.From their first album Boy in 1980 to Achtung Baby in 1991, U2 have gone through a sequence of changes that have run the gamut from the personally ambiguous to the politically obvious.Brought to life in the aftermath of the late seventies punk explosion they were, to quote Bono,'a group before we could play', something which has been central to their music ever since.It was as much their closeness as friends as any musical ambition which drew them together initially, a factor which engendered a distinct voice and direction of their own as they tackled the universal themes close to their hearts - faith, doubt, terrorism, political oppression, racism and the destruction of basic human rights.And yet as they espoused the creed of tolerance for one another, they also recognized that they had no magic answers to give as they wrestled with their own personal demons and irrational behaviour for which they earned their fair share of criticism. Ultimately, though, U2 have proved with phenomenal success that where there is wilful intelligence, a willingness to experiment and to pick up on new ideas, there is great rock music. The book looks at the band's creative output in a broader light, tracing the prevailing conditions which shaped their music at each stage and analysing some of the inherent contradictions and frictions which motivate their songwriting.Featuring exhaustive research and extensive interview material, the book will chronicle U2's journey to date (1993) in a musical, political and social context, and will consider the future, giving a wider vision of the work the band have done and what they have yet to do.For a band that's dangerous because it's honest, there's always more work to do.
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Title
U2 - A CONSPIRACY OF HOPE.**
Author
BOWLER**, DAVE & DRAY**, BRYAN**:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs.
Format/binding
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
NFINE.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0283061693
ISBN 13
9780283061691
Publisher
LONDON.SIDGWICK & JACKSON,1993.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
March 1993
Keywords
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