The Joshua Tree / Leg I
Leg: 1 – USA
Size: 24,5*31 cm
Dates: 2/04 – 17/05/1987
Description: This first book of the The Joshua Tree tour is quite different to the other two books printed later. First of all the cover is completely different. It is black and includes a picture of the band at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. A gold The Joshua Tree text can be found on the top of the front cover.
This 60 pages book includes colour and B/W pictures basically from the same “desert” session , from the Harmony Hotel session and from a final one at the ghost mining city of Bodie. Together with these shots we can find some comments from the band members.
From this tour the band shows their connection to Amnesty International ( They had already been part of the “Conspiracy of Hope” Tour). A text from The Edge is included where the guitar player talks about the organisation and U2 connection to it.
As we saw on previous tourbooks, this one is also including Discography, tour dates and a tour personnel list. In addition a short U2 biography, a videography and a detailed list of the tour gear the band is using on this tour.
-A second show in Tempe on April 4th’87 was added after the book was printed so it is missing on the shows list.
-On the opposite, a 6th and final show in East Rutherford on May 17th was included on the list but it never happened.