‘The Joshua Tree’ Is 30 years old today

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‘The Joshua Tree’ Turns 30

U2’s 1987 masterpiece, The Joshua Tree, was released 30 years ago, on March 9, 1987. The album sold tens of millions of copies and made U2 into one of the world’s biggest bands, trading in the synthpop of the ’80s for earnest, anthemic rock. Here’s the feature that Newsweek published on U2 in the spring of…