U2: Rattle and HumU2 Item: 40-322284
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Rattle and Hum follows the Irish group U2 on their concert tour of the United States in support of their seventh album, Joshua Tree. The politically involved rock quartet sets their sights on American musical influences, quickly immersing themselves in the musical culture with a recording session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. Four tracks were recorded that ended up on their next record appropriately called Rattle And Hum.
Blues Legend B.B.King adds his vocals and guitar work to "Love Comes To Town," and "Angel Of Harlem" is a passionate tribute to the late Billie Holiday. In addition to their original material, the band covers gems from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. Director Phil Joanou combines black-and-white with color photography to capture the band on and off the stage. Rattle And Hum is one of the best musical documentaries of all time. Both the musical and political passion of U2 is evident in every frame. Approximate running time is 98 minutes.