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—Windmill Lane Recording Studios (Ireland)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Windmill Lane was opened in 1978 by studio engineer Brian Masterson. Situated in an art deco building in an industrial area south of Dublin’s city center, the studio has become Ireland’s best-known recording studio. Masterson’s professional...

The “Moment of Surrender”: Medieval Mysticism in the Music of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...U2’s music can be a powerful spiritual experience, in part because of the haunting and transcendent nature of their unique sound, in part because of lyrics that speak of aporia and longing for an intangible wholeness. In their cathedral...

“You Don’t See Me But You Will”: Jewish Thought and U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Bono’s love of the Psalms and the incorporation of scriptural references into his lyrics is well-noted by now, and though U2’s work could profitably be analyzed through the lens of literary tradition, what makes a theological inquiry...

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Robert Edgar

Robert Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Preface The arena is a space in which amazing things can happen. The arena is a space transformed into an imagined environment where experiences form memories which in turn shape experience. It is easy to think that in attending the arena...

“Like Faith Needs a Doubt”: U2 and the Theist/Nontheist Dialogue

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...An increasing number of people, particularly in the West, are identifying as agnostic, atheist, or humanist; they have a nontheistic worldview. As the culture becomes more diverse, there is a need for models of engagement where friendship...

“In God’s Country”: Spatial Sacredness in U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...U2 has understood the development of their songwriting as being most poignant when something sacred occurs. Similarly, fans of their music often refer to a U2 concert in spiritual terms, where an average stadium is turned into a sacred...

“You Carried the Cross of My Shame”: From Crippling Stigma to Infectious Joy in the Songs of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...The human experience of shame has been widely neglected in western theology and culture, despite clearly being a crucial theme in the Bible as well as a significant feature of many cultures around the world. There are many reasons for this,...

“Looking to Fill That God-Shaped Hole”: The Evolution of U2’s Spiritually Evocative Musical Gestures

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...This chapter analyzes a corpus of “celebratory songs,” tracks that can be interpreted as a commemoration of some aspect of U2’s spiritual faith. I identify a specific musical gesture (the “Motive”) present at salient moments in each...

Divine Moves: Pneumatology as Passionate Participation in U2’s “Mysterious Ways”

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...“Mysterious Ways” (MW) is a significant song in any discussion of the religious impulse in the U2 catalog. Released as the second single on their critically acclaimed 1991 Achtung Baby album, the song has become a staple of U2’s live...