With two anniversaries rolled into one, 2020 is an important moment for U2 – and for fans of the band. It is 40 years since the release of the Bono, Adam, Larry and The Edge's extraordinary debut album Boy. Twenty years later, they were in seriously adult – and marvelously resonant – form when they released All That You Can’t Leave Behind. The records were world’s apart, surely. Not so fast, says Pat Carty, in a powerful piece that leads our Hot Press U2: 80-00-20 special. Plus: the musicians of Ireland have their say about the sometimes Biggest Rock Band in the World. Make no mistake – it’s a cracker of a read for U2 fans!
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