- Tapa blanda: 562 páginas
- Editor: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group; Edición: Reprint (16 de julio de 1996)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0385311575
- ISBN-13: 978-0385311571
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº188.747 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
U2: At the End of the World (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 16 jul 1996
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"Rarely has a rock biography been as insightful or as much fun. It reads like a James Joyce-meets-Hunter Thompson novel. It's the literary equivalent of the "Zoo TV" tour--a brash, ambitious marathon with a momentum all its own."--"Boston Globe"
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U2 at the End of the World takes you across four continents over four years with the biggest rock band of the last decade. In that time U2 shares adventures and ideas with a host of cultural big shots, including Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger, Salman Rushdie and Pearl Jam, Wim Wenders and R.E.M. From Dublin to Mexico, Tokyo to Hollywood, U2 at the End of the World takes you to the strange intersection where art and politics meet. Here is the eyewitness story of the battles behind the making of U2's multi-platinum Achtung Baby, the studio experiments that produced the critically acclaimed Zooropa, and U2's ambitious plans for the future. Here is a close-up account of the business of rock stardom - with details of giant record contracts, promoter battles, and a look behind the scenes of Zoo TV - the biggest concert tour ever undertaken. Most important, here is an unprecedented look inside the songwriting and record making of U2, a group who has never before opened up their creative process to anyone outside the band.Ver Descripción del producto
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Fresh from the "Elevation" Tour, I dove into this book to find out more about the fab four from Dublin. What a treat! This book was absolutely wonderful! Flanagan had un-restricted access to the band during the recording of "Achtung, Baby!" and the entire Zoo TV tour and his closeness with the band shows. While other U2 books focus primarily on the childhoods of the members or early years of the band (see Unforgettable Fire) or are barely more than a collection of sound-bytes from other interviews(see The Road to Pop) this book captures U2 in the middle of their Zoo-glory!
After reading this book, I found myself listening to my old U2 CD's (and going out and buying CD's that I didn't already have!) with a whole new appreciation for the music. Now I listen for the bass contribution, the unique guitar parts, etc.. Knowing the stories behind the songs brings the music to a whole new level. (For those readers/listeners who don't already love "Achtung, Baby!", this book will have you listening to it on a daily basis!)
Flanagan has a remarkable,candid, easy-going writing style that makes this book impossible to put down. While it is a long book, I didn't want it to end! If the author is reading this, PLEASE, for the sake of U2 fans everywhere, write a follow-up! Other U2 books pale by comparison.
I bought this book to learn more about the band and Bono because I have to give an oral report in class on some one or some band in the history of Rock and Roll. We have to talk about their lyrics, staging, political and religious outlook, who influenced them musically, and more and I thought what better way than to read books and listen to everything I can get my hands on and also watch a DVD of some of their concerts.
This book is wonderful. I have barelly put it down since I got it Saturday. I find myself finding out a lot of information not only on the band and its members but also on other musicians that have influenced them like The Beatles and Bob Dylan and others.
There have been so many times I have laughed out loud reading it as well. Bill Flanagan paints a wonderful and life like image of the stories he is sharing that makes it easy for the reader to visualize.
I recommened it to anyone especially in a Rock-n-Roll class or anyone wanting to now more about the history of the band.