Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum

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by U2
     
 

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Functioning as both the soundtrack to U2's feature film documentary and as a tentative follow-up to their career-making blockbuster, Rattle and Hum is a bit messy. A mix of live cuts and new studio tracks, the album finds U2 running wild in the aftermath of The Joshua Tree, continuing their embrace of America to the point that theySee more details below

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Functioning as both the soundtrack to U2's feature film documentary and as a tentative follow-up to their career-making blockbuster, Rattle and Hum is a bit messy. A mix of live cuts and new studio tracks, the album finds U2 running wild in the aftermath of The Joshua Tree, continuing their embrace of America to the point that they adopt several classic rock moves. Specifically, they dabble in American roots rock, something they ignored before. These experiments sometimes work: "Desire" has an intoxicating Bo Diddley beat, "Angel of Harlem" is a punchy, sunny Stax soul tribute, "When Loves Come to Town" is an endearingly awkward blues duet with B.B. King, and the Dylan collaboration "Love Rescue Me" is an overlooked minor bluesy gem. These are paired with some affecting laments -- the cascading "All I Want Is You" and "Heartland," which sounds like a Joshua Tree outtake -- but Rattle and Hum is by far the least-focused record U2 ever made, leaving it to the listener to mine for the Silver & Gold within its sprawl.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1990
Label:
Island
UPC:
0042284229920
Rank:
7709

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

U2   Primary Artist
Bob Dylan   Organ,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals
Memphis Horns   Horn
Edge   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Edna Wright   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Billie Barnum   Vocals,Background Vocals
Benmont Tench   Keyboards
Helen Duncan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bono   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Timpani
Adam Clayton   Bass,Bass Guitar
Phyllis Duncan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Brian Eno   Keyboards,Vocals
Adam Gussow   Harmonica
Jimi Hendrix   Track Performer
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
Sterling Magee   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Richard McKernan   Overdubs
Joey Miskulin   Organ
Larry Mullen   Drums
New Voice of Freedom   Vocals
George Pendergrass   Vocals,Soloist
Rebecca Evans Russell   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dorothy Terrell   Vocals,Soloist
Gary Wagner   Overdubs
Carolyn Willis   Vocals,Background Vocals
New Voices of Freedom   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bruce Cockburn   Contributor
Bob Dylan   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   String Arrangements
U2   Composer
Edge   Composer
Arnie Acosta   Mastering
Paul Barrett   Engineer
Dennis Bell   Musical Director
Bono   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Jack Clement   Engineer
Marc DeSisto   Engineer
Brian Eno   Producer
David Hewitt   Engineer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Rob Jacobs   Engineer
Ethan Johns   Engineer
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Engineer
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Richard McKernan   Overdub Assistant
Dave Meegan   Engineer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Thom Panunzio   Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Don Smith   Engineer
Randy Staub   Engineer
David Tickle   Engineer
Bob Vogt   Engineer
Gary Wagner   Overdub Assistant
Shelly Yakus   Engineer
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Bobby Robinson   Composer
Phil Gitomer   Engineer
Fritz Lange   Engineer
J.B. Matteotti   Engineer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Macie Mabins   Composer
Dave Ferguson   Engineer

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