U2 – Boy
Hand Signed By: Bono – The Edge – Adam Clayton – Larry Mullen Jr.
Boy is the debut studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and was released on 20 October 1980 on Island Records. Thematically, the album captures the thoughts and frustrations of adolescence. It contains many songs from the band’s 40-song catalogue at the time, including two tracks that were re-recorded from their original versions on the band’s debut release, the EP Three. Boy was recorded from March–September 1980 at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin; it was their first time at the studio, which became their chosen recording location during the 1980s. It was also their first time working with Lillywhite, who subsequently became a frequent producer for the band’s recorded work.
Boy included U2′s first hit single, “I Will Follow”. The album’s release was followed by the group’s first tour of continental Europe and the United States, the Boy Tour. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. It peaked at number 52 in the UK and number 63 in the US. In 2008, a remastered edition of Boy was released.
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Measures: 22” x 24” x 2”