By Scott D. Calhoun,Anthony DeCurtis
Four sections arrange 16 essays from top lecturers, track critics, clergy, and enthusiasts. From the tutorial disciplines of literature, tune, philosophy, and theology, essays research U2's evolving use of resource fabric in dwell performances, the layering of vocal results in signature songs, the crafting of a religious group at reside live shows, U2's good fortune as a company model, Bono's rhetorical presentation of Africa to the Western shopper, and readings of U2's paintings for irony, personhood, wish, conservatism, and cosmic-time. reliable band biographer Neil McCormick considers U2 as a Dublin-shaped band, and Danielle Rhéaume tells how studying and returning Bono's misplaced briefcase of lyrics for the album October propelled her alongside her personal creative journey.
This considerate and well timed assortment acknowledges U2's tune either as paintings and statement on own trips and cultural dialogues approximately modern concerns. It bargains insights and demanding exams that may attraction not just to students and scholars of well known tune and tradition reviews yet to these within the fields of theology, philosophy, the acting arts, literature, and all intellectually curious lovers of U2.
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