U2: Into the Heart: The Stories Behind Every Song

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Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005 - Music - 208 pages
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With over 24 pages covering the band's newest CD, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2: Into the Heart examines the behind-the-scenes influences that shaped U2’s internationally popular and critically acclaimed music. Included are original and revealing interviews with band members and the key people close to U2. The band’s rich cultural and social context is fully explored, providing a colorful backdrop to the songs. U2: Into the Heart traces U2’s meteoric rise from the early days of their career with Boy, their first album, to the spanning success of The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, and Pop. U2 is a group that has become a world-class rock ’n’ roll band; a band that continues to invent themselves and are not afraid to take chances with their craft—as well as make a unique impact in the world of music with their raw, emotional energy.

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User Review  - Susanne - Goodreads

Fun light reading. U2's lyrics rarely reveal everything the song is about, so another perspective is interesting. Read full review

Review: U2: Into the Heart: The Stories Behind Every Song

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

This book provided some good insight into each song by U2 (up until ATYCLB), but mixed with some random meandering prose from the author. Where he offers historical insight, it's great. Where he goes ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Niall Stokes is the founder and Editor of Hot Press, Ireland's bible of rock ’n’ roll and current affairs. He has also edited two best-selling books on U2, The U2 File and U2: Three Chords And The Truth. A musician and songwriter, his band The Brothers were responsible for the highly acclaimed album Torch. A regular contributor to radio and television in Ireland and abroad, in 1993 he was appointed Chairperson of the Independent Radio and Television Commission, the semi-state regulatory body for independent broadcasting in Ireland. He wears the No. 10 shirt and plays in central midfield for Hot Press Munchengladbach 1891 in Dublin’s Amateur Union League.

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