U2 Joined by Patti Smith for Modified ‘Joshua Tree’ Duet

They performed "Mothers of the Disappeared" from the landmark album.

By Hayden Wright

It’s been 30 years since U2 released their landmark studio album The Joshua Tree and its tracks still stand as highlights of the band’s catalog and concerts. Tuesday night, the group stopped through Paris on The Joshua Tree Tour and were joined by legendary singer and poet, Patti Smith, who lent vocals to “Mothers of the Disappeared.”

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This wasn’t a paint-by-numbers duet: Smith brought some of her own lyrics to the stage. She sang “I was dreaming in my dreaming/ of an aspect bright and fair and my sleeping it was broken/ But my dream it lingered near.” The words come from her 1998 track “People Have the Power.”

Watch the live collaboration here:

 

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