Classic Ablums : The Joshua Tree

Classic Ablums : The Joshua Tree Image

On Thursday August 28th, Great Life Music hosted their now-monthly performance series, CLASSIC ALBUMS, at Reggie's Music Joint on South State Street in Chicago. CLASSIC ALBUMS features two different bands on the last Thursday of every month, preparing some of the greatest albums ever recorded and performing them in their entirety. The series is curated by Colby Beserra, co-founder of Great Life Music, and the musicians are hand-picked from across Chicago's world-class music scene for their musicality and passion.

Comprised of Paul Mutzbaugh (keys), Frank Alongi (drums), Chris Clemente (bass), Colby Beserra, David Blamires, David Sherman, and Matt Reed (vocals), and featuring the terrific guitar work of Dave Hiltebrand and Tom McCarthy delivered a stunning performance of U2’s classic 1988 album THE JOSHUA TREE. Such memorable classics as “Where The Streets Have No Name”, ”With Or Without You”, and “Red Tree Hill” were lovingly and authentically reproduced with a particular emphasis on the deceptively simple and sublime layers of guitar originally imagined by the Edge and producer Brian Eno. A welcome reminder of U2’s breakout era.