The Ocean (Remastered 2008)
Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
U2's debut is remarkable in both its scope and its success in achieving the band's already grand ambitions. Anthemic from the moment they're let out of the gates, all members seem possessed by the hope and fury of being young. Yet innocence and wonder can still be found in "I Will Follow," "Electric Co." and "Out of Control." The balance between youth and ambition make this record so great. The remastered edition features a bonus disc full of demos, rarities and early concert cuts.