Got a question for U2’s manager?

Now’s your chance to ask it. On The Album Archive this Sunday night at 10pm, Derek will be featuring an exclusive interview with Paul McGuinness on the 20th anniversary of the release of The Joshua Tree. Questions for the great man should go to webmaster[at] Personally, I’ve always wondered when exactly the Edge deigns to remove his hat — at home, in bed, never? Ok, not a Joshua Tree question admittedly, but intriguing nonetheless…

After the jump is the official press release about the show.

Interesting to think that it’s also coming up to the 20th anniversary of another landmark album — Straight Outta Compton by NWA. Very different records, I think it would be fair to conclude.

Two videos from da boyz below…

The Album Archive U2 “Joshua Tree” 2007

Special Presentation with PAUL MCGUINNESS Interview

Questions for Paul McGuinness pertaining to the “Joshua Tree” should be sent to prior to broadcast.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate ReleaseThe Album Archive – U2 Joshua Tree 2007 Special Presentation with Paul McGuinness Interview

On Sunday December 9th at 10:00PM, Phantom 105.2 presents a two hour Album Archive special featuring U2’s The Joshua Tree, originally released in 1987 and regarded as one of the best rock albums of all time, The Joshua Tree has now been re-released and digitally re-mastered. The Album Archive revisits this classic album with background reports, b-sides, out-takes and live cuts plus an exclusive interview U2’s manager, Paul McGuinness. We’ll also have fantastic prizes to giveaway including limited edition Joshua Tree lithos, copies of the reissued album and merchandise.

The Joshua Tree on the album archive, Sunday December 9th at 10:00 immediately after Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour. Phantom 105.2 – getting to the heart of the music.

Phantom 105.2 is available on FM in Dublin, DAB Digital Radio and online at

About the Album Archive:

For everything you need to know about the landmark albums that form the very foundations of your record collection, tune in to the Album Archive, Sundays, midnight – 01.00am with Derek Byrne. This week the special Joshua Tree presentation will begin at 10:00PM.

From the history behind the making of your favourite records, to B-sides, rarities and live versions of album tracks, all is revealed in the Album Archive. Unlock the secrets of your favourite recordings each week and impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.

About The Joshua Tree 2007:
Twenty years after its original release, The Joshua Tree has been remastered for release in a series of special formats. As well as a fourteen track bonus-CD of b-sides and rarities, the 2007 release features a live concert DVD from Paris in 1987, liner notes from band and producers and previously unseen photos in a limited edition booklet.

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