The Edge had viewed the residence while house-hunting with his then-wife Aislinn several months before."We decided it wasn't for us, but later I had the idea that the owner might rent it to us to record in," he says in the band's autobiography, U2 by U2. So we set up in this big old Georgian house in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, about half a mile from Columba's College where Adam had been infamously expelled."The plan was not completely without precedent.One part nostalgia and two parts plain awesome, Retrontario catalogues and converts retro analogue video recordings to digital formats for the world to share. Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s illustrious career has gone through many peaks and valleys since he left his native Minnesota for New York City in 1961.
The plot of The Joshua Tree is essentially an immigrant's tale: Four guys from Ireland set off to find America, and what they discovered left them both invigorated and outraged. When we were making this album we didn't really feel like we were a part of what was going on in the music business at that stage.Before Dylan could retire he had a commitment to fulfill – a 1987 stadium tour with the Grateful Dead.The series of six shows were set to feature a pair of sets from the Dead followed by a Dylan set with the San Francisco legends as his backing band.One of those valleys took place in the ’80s, when he came close to retiring after a tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.“Tom was at the top of his game and I was at the bottom of mine,” recalled Dylan in his autobiography.