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Want to learn all about the '2's albums in just over 3 minutes? Read on...

Released in October 1980 to an indifferent audience, the first   U2 album was all chiming guitars and squeaky singing, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The band now describe it as their "adolescence". Fearing that the cover picture of youngster Peter Rowan was controversial, the album featured a picture of the band when it was released in the US, which must've helped a lot.
Edge hair report:- Full head of luscious locks.

Released a year after their debut, this album was recorded under a great deal of stress. Bono lost his lyrics in America and the band were forced to re-write them during expensive studio time. The original title for the album had been 'Scarlet', as far as anyone can remember.
Edge hair report:- Starting to recede at the temples. Heavily blow-dryed to cover up thinness.

This 1983 album was the first to feature more direct (and political) lyrical messages from the band. It was also the third and final album produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was recorded very quickly and as a result, the breakthrough single 'New Year's Day' was mixed in ten minutes. Some of the other songs took even longer.
Edge hair report:- Definitely thinning at the crown, Edge starts avoiding bright lights to prevent blinding other band members.

Unforgettable FireThe Unforgettable Fire
Not, as you might think, named after an attempt by Adam to light his own farts, this 1984 album marked a change of direction as the band enlisted the production techniques of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The single 'Pride' was written during a soundcheck in Honolulu, hence the 'grass skirt' nature of Bono's hair at this point.
Edge hair report:- Edge is now too tall for his own hair, so he wears it swept back to cover the crown area.

Joshua TreeJoshua Tree
The album that saw them become the biggest name in rock worldwide was named after the tree in the US where country-rock legend Gram Parsons was buried. Many of the songs from this album were actually recorded in Larry's spare bedroom!
Edge hair report:- Album cover sees him wearing his first hat - a wide-brimmed affair.

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