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U2 fan sites such as and are currently carrying reports (apparently originating from Universal Music in Spain) that U2 will release a 20th anniversary edition of 'The Joshua Tree' on 10 December.

According to these reports - unconfirmed by the band or their official website - there will be four formats:

- a single-disc remastered version of the album

- a 'deluxe' 2-disc version, of which the second disc will feature studio out-takes, alternate versions and a cover of Curtis Mayfield's 'People Get Ready'

- a 'super deluxe' version, including a DVD featuring U2's 1987 show at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris (for this blog there had to be a French angle, obviously) and Barry Devlin's 1987 documentary 'Outside It's America'

- a vinyl version

It is also still unclear if the 'super deluxe' version comes with extra fries.

A catalogue from Universal Music in Austria features the deluxe edition as one of its forthcoming releases. However, while the U2 fansites mentioned above claim to have received confirmation from Universal Music in Spain and France, Universal Music's sites have not (at the time of writing) made any announcement of an imminent U2 release.

U2 fans will no doubt remember that the album was actually released in March 1987, not December.

From the aforementioned 1987 Paris show, here's U2 performing 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For':

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