RATTLE AND HUM
Release Date: 10/10/88
Rattle And Hum was released as a companion 2-LP set to the Phil Joanou-directed film of the same name. The album highlighted live performances from U2's successful 1987-88 Joshua Tree tour as well as additional songs recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis.
A five-song CD known as Excerpts from Rattle and Hum was released in the UK in 1989. Three of the songs were live versions taken from the movie - Bad, In God's Country, and With Or Without You. The other two songs were the versions from the album - Hawkmoon 269 and God Part II. A limited edition CD was released in Mexico as part of the Series Millennium with a different picture sleeve while a Colombian release of Rattle and Hum featured a different back cover. Stranger still, the New Zealand LP was pressed in error as a black vinyl mixed with about 40% brown vinyl swirls.