07 January 2014

There is an editing problem with many copies of The Joshua Tree.

At the end of “One Tree Hill” there is a moment of silence and then the song comes back with the lines “Oh great ocean, oh great sea, run to the ocean, run to the sea”.

The silence before this track has created a mastering problem. On some copies this section of “One Tree Hill” is included at the start of “Exit” instead.

In the correct form “One Tree Hill” runs 5:23 and “Exit” runs 4:13.

This is a widespread problem with pressings of The Joshua Tree on CD, and is far from ‘rare’. [AS]