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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...

Rocking around Watford

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...

“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...

“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...

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...

Finding What They’re Looking For: Evangelical Teen Fans and Their Desire for U2 to Be a Christian Band

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...As U2 rose to international superstardom in the 1980s, a segment of their fan base was especially drawn to their Christian faith. Because members of U2 tended to be cautious in their public affirmations of faith, fans were left...

U2 and the Art of Being Human

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...A wealth of recent studies exploring the connections between U2 and Christian faith have unveiled rich insights into the relationship between U2 and religion, but they often seek to link U2’s lyrics too closely to particular Christian...

“Edge, Ring Those Bells”: The Guitar and Its Spiritual Soundscapes in Early U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...This chapter provides an organological study of the playing style by U2 guitarist the Edge with regards to his use of bell-like techniques in the early years of the band (1980–1984). During this period, an essential part of the signature...

“Hold On To Love”: U2’s Bespoke Exorcism of the 1960s

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...When U2 opened their seventh album Rattle and Hum (1988) by “claiming back” “Helter Skelter,” from Charles Manson they were simultaneously paying homage to popular music and insisting upon the credo which such music carries despite...