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U2, Boy

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Disk ID: 962740

Disk length: 42m 19s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1980

Label: Unknown

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“Boy” Tracks & Durations

1. I Will Follow 3:37
2. Twilight 4:22
3. Into the Heart 8:14
4. Out of Control 4:14
5. Stories for Boys 3:02
6. The Ocean 1:35
7. A Day without Me 3:13
8. Another Time, Another Place 4:33
9. The Electric Company 4:47
10. Shadows and Tall Trees 4:36

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Review

There's little in U2's 1980 debut to suggest that this was a band bent on world domination. Indeed, there's a charming, if naive, coming-of-age urgency in songs such as "I Will Follow," "Stories for Boys" and "Out of Control" that may startle listeners more familiar with U2's latter-day bombast and stadium-scale theatrics. Bono's viewpoint, still tantalizingly vague and wide-eyed, showed that his penchant for strident polemics hadn't yet gotten the best of him; his anthems are those of a yearning Dubliner barely out of his teens rather than those of a world-weary multimillionaire. The band's sometimes-ragged musical chops work in its favor here, gently burnished to then-fresh new-wave sheen by producer Steve Lillywhite. If the Edge's dense, effects-laden guitar work seems overly familiar, it's only because this album was such a key influence on the whole "rock of the '80s" sound. Though not quite as moody or musically accomplished as October, arguably the band's first masterpiece, Boy still ranks as one of U2's best albums. --Jerry McCulleyU2's First Album, Only with Different Cover Art.

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U2 - Boy

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 19s

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 19s

U2 - Boy

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 19s

U2 - Boy

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 19s

U2 - Boy

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 19s

U2 - Boy

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 19s

U2 - Boy

Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 19s

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 17s (-1m 58s)

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 41m 50s (-1m 31s)

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 44m 10s (+1m 51s)