Version I
 Commercial Release September 4, 2003
 Artist Various Artists
 Record Label Uncut Magazine
  • The Promised Land - Johnnie Allan (2:06)
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams (2:46)
  • Maybelline - Elvis Presley (1:59)
  • Lay Some Flowers on My Grave - Blind Willie McTell (3:23)
  • Parchman Farm - Mose Allison (3:18)
  • Stormy Weather - Billie Holiday (3:43)
  • This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie (2:17)
  • Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline (2:33)
  • If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day - Robert Johnson (2:35)
  • In the Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rodgers (3:19)
  • How You Want it Done - Big Bill Broonzy (2:52)
  • When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer - BB King (2:54)
  • Sweet Dreams - Tommy LcLain (3:21)
  • Don't You Leave Me Here - Big Joe Williams (2:39)
  • When Will We Be Paid - The Staple Singers (2:39)
  • Grand Coulee Dam - Ramblin' Jack Elliott (2:24)
  • Goodbye Old Pal - Bill Munroe & His Bluegrass Boys (3:14)
  • Born Under a Bad Sign - William Bell (3:14)
  • Blue Yodel No. 2 - The Rhythm Wreckers (2:47)
  • San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller (3:03)
  • Memphis Blues - The Nite Owls (2:36)
  • Crawling King Snake - John Lee Hooker (3:00)
  • Run for a Long Time - Bill Landford (2:35)
  • Heaven's Radio - Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks (2:52)
"I think since falling in love with America, we've fallen in love with it's music...I discovered the blues, country music...BB King, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard...all that was coming through" - Bono, 1987

Compiled: Roy Carr and Allan Jones.  Design: Kerrin Hands.  Cover Image: Corbis.

In late 2003, Uncut magazine did a cover story about The Joshua Tree album.  The article included information about the album, insights in various aspects of the album, as well as several previously unpublished photos from the Joshua Tree album shoot, taken by Anton Corbijn.

Accompanying the magazine is a free CD titled "In God's Country: The Music that Inspired The Joshua Tree".  This CD was made up of artists that had been mentioned by Bono as having an influence on the recording of The Joshua Tree, as well as several other artists in the same vein of music.  There are no U2 recordings on the CD, but the CD itself is a great collection of songs, and you can hear how some of these songs influenced The Joshua Tree, but moreso how these investigations into American music would lead to Rattle and Hum.

The magazine was released in September 2003 in the UK where it was published.  It began showing up as an import in North America in late September / early October.  The CD was not sold separately from the magazine.

 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Uncut Magazine
Catalog: UNCUT 2003 10
UPC: 0 70989 30029 3 10
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: DISCTRONICS UNCUT200310 02
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
Released with the October 2003 issue of Uncut magazine, a music magazine published in the UK.
Other Images:
Cover of Magazine
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