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On October 10, 1988.


On October 10, 1988, “Island” label released “Rattle and Hum”, the sixth U2 studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sun Studio” in Memphis; “Point Depot”; “Danesmoat”, and “STS Studio” in Dublin; “A&M Studios” and  “Ocean Way”  in Los Angeles, and live in various locations, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine. The album was accompanied by a rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. “Rattle and Hum” was certified 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 4 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Bono– lead vocals, additional guitar, harmonica
  • The Edge– guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Bob Dylan– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • The New Voices of Freedom –gospel choir
  • George Pendergrass, Dorothy Terrell – vocal soloists
  • Joey Miskulin – organ
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • B. B. King– vocals,lead guitar
  • Rebecca Evans Russell, Phyllis Duncan, Helen Duncan – backing vocals
  • Brian Eno– keyboards
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– string arrangement
  • Satan and Adam(Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow) – vocals, guitar, percussion, and harmonica (sourced from field recording)
  • Jimi Hendrix– electric guitar (sourced from “Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack” and More as played through U2’s concert PA system)

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Helter Skelter” (live at Denver, Colorado) – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Van Diemen’s land – lyrics by The Edge
  3. Desire
  4. Hawkmoon
  5. All Along the Watchtower” (live from “Save the Yuppie Free Concert in San Francisco) – Bob Dylan
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (live at Madison Square Garden, New York)
  7. Freedom For My People
  8. Silver and Gold” (live from Denver, Colorado)
  9. Pride (In the Name of Love)” (live from Denver, Colorado)
  10. Angel of Harlem
  11. Love Rescue Me
  12. When Love Comes to Town
  13. Heartland
  14. God Part II
  15. The Star Spangled Banner” (Live) – music by John Stafford
  16. Bullet the Blue Sky” (live at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona)
  17. All I Want is You

On February 21, 1986.

King of America

On February 21, 1986, “F-Beat” label released “King of America”, the tenth Elvis Costello studio album. “King of America” was recorded in 1985 and 1986, at “Ocean Way” and “Sunset Sound & Sound Factory Studio”, and was produced by J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett and Declan MacManus.

  • Elvis Costello – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocal
  • T-Bone Burnett- guitars, backing vocals
  • Mitchell Froom– Hammond organ, harpsichord, organ, doctored piano
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, piano accordion, electric bass
  • Jerry Scheff– string bass, electric bass
  • Mickey Curry– brushes, drums, sticks
  • Michael Blair –marimba
  • James Burton– electric guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar
  • Tom Canning– piano
  • Ralph Carney- saxophone
  • Jim Keltner– sticks, drums, brushes
  • Earl Palmer– brushes, drums
  • Ron Tutt– brushes, drums
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • David Hidalgo– harmony vocal
  • Jo-El Sonnier– French accordion
  • Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ
  • Bruce Thomas– electric bass
  • Pete Thomas– sticks, drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Declan MacManus except where noted.

  1. Brilliant Mistake
  2. Lovable – Declan MacManus and Cait O’Riordan
  3. Our Little Angel
  4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell
  5. Glitter Gulch
  6. Indoor Fireworks
  7. Little Palaces
  8. I’ll Wear It Proudly
  9. American Without Tears
  10. Eisenhower Blues – B. Lenoir
  11. Poisoned Rose
  12. The Big Light
  13. Jack of All Parades
  14. Suit of Lights
  15. Sleep of the Just