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Old 06-23-10, 12:05 PM
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Help Me Make a Best of U2 2001-2010 (plus bonuses)

As you may know, U2 has released two decent collections of era-based greatest hits, 81-90, and 91-00. I'm looking to make a "fan" version of their 01-10 material and would like to recruit the power of the forum to do so, since I'm not a huge U2 expert.

Basically, the CD should include their singles from that era plus other songs you guys think are great. So we are looking at Atomic Bomb and NLOTH. The singles from those records were:

"Vertigo"
"All Because of You"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Window in the Skies"
"Get on Your Boots"
"Magnificent"
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"

I'd also include singles from ATYCLB that are NOT on the previous collection, so Elevation and Walk On.

What other songs from this era did you guys enjoy?

Also, what other songs from ANY era do you really dig that weren't on the previous compilations? I'd like to expand those too.
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Old 06-23-10, 12:42 PM
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Re: Help Me Make a Best of U2 2001-2010 (plus bonuses)

I don't think it's a popular opinion, but I like "Original of the Species." I think it was a single, because there's an official video for it on YouTube. Then again, I really don't follow singles these days since I don't listen to the radio (for music) or watch whatever channel plays videos now.
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Old 06-24-10, 06:47 PM
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My favorite tracks from How to Dismantle were Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights, All Because of You, and Fast Cars. Since it seems like the former two are already to be included, Fast Cars is a necessity. It's just a really fun, tight track, and the fact it was only on the limited/special editions gives it a unique flair.

I was not a fan of No Limit. I've probably listened to it about 5 times. Absolutely hate Sexy Boots, but I found myself liking Crazy Tonight and I recall Stand Up Comedy being decent.

Might be fun to put bonuses like "We Love You" and "Mercy" on it. We Love You was made on the ATYCLB tour and sung one night as a birthday present to Edge. Mercy was supposed to be on No Line, but it slipped through. Supposedly it's going to appear on "Songs of Ascent," which is the Zooropa to No Line's Achtung Baby
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Old 06-24-10, 07:36 PM
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Miracle Drug, Unknown Caller, Fez/Being Born, and Kite should be on there.
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I'd probably just put on NLOTH as is. Frankly, their work dipped so significantly since Zooropa that I can't imagine a best of this era ever being released.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
I'd probably just put on NLOTH as is. Frankly, their work dipped so significantly since Zooropa that I can't imagine a best of this era ever being released.
Many bands have made best of albums out of FAR lower quality material than U2 over the last decade. Just because you don't like their recent albums doesn't mean it's not worthy of a best of release.
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This is easy:

insert CD into CD recordable drive.
put "Beautiful Day" in there.
put "Sunday, Bloody, Sunday" in there.
burn cd.

That's all you need.
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Old 06-24-10, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Many bands have made best of albums out of FAR lower quality material than U2 over the last decade. Just because you don't like their recent albums doesn't mean it's not worthy of a best of release.
Yeah, but most of those bands have music that is so far beneath U2 that it isn't a fair comparison.

And really, a best of culled from two albums is pretty paltry to begin with. Two albums from now would be more reasonable.
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Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Miracle Drug, Unknown Caller, Fez/Being Born, and Kite should be on there.
Definitely 'Kite'. Other "recent" U2 faves of mine are 'In a Little While' and 'Love and Peace or Else'
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Re: Help Me Make a Best of U2 2001-2010 (plus bonuses)

2001 - 2010
"Elevation"
"Walk On"
"Electrical Storm"
"The Hands That Built America"
"If God Will Send His Angels"
"Take Me to the Clouds Above"
"Vertigo"
"All Because of You"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (with Paul McCartney)
"Original of the Species"
"One" (with Mary J. Blige)
"The Saints Are Coming" (with Green Day) [I know this one and the next one are on U218 Singles]
"Window in the Skies"
"The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" (with The Dubliners, Kila, and A Band of Bowsies)
"Get on Your Boots"
"Magnificent"
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
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Re: Help Me Make a Best of U2 2001-2010 (plus bonuses)

Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
2001 - 2010
"Elevation"
"Walk On"
"Electrical Storm"
"The Hands That Built America"
"If God Will Send His Angels"
"Take Me to the Clouds Above"
"Vertigo"
"All Because of You"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (with Paul McCartney)
"Original of the Species"
"One" (with Mary J. Blige)
"The Saints Are Coming" (with Green Day) [I know this one and the next one are on U218 Singles]
"Window in the Skies"
"The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" (with The Dubliners, Kila, and A Band of Bowsies)
"Get on Your Boots"
"Magnificent"
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
This.
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"Beautiful Day"
"Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
"Elevation"
"Walk On"
"Vertigo"
"Miracle Drug"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"
"Love and Peace Or Else"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Original of the Species"
"No Line on the Horizon"
"Magnificent"
"Get on Your Boots"
"I'd Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
"Unknown Caller"
"Moment of Surrender"

Runs about 80mins. Boom. Done.
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Old 06-25-10, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
2001 - 2010
"Elevation"
"Walk On"
"Electrical Storm"
"The Hands That Built America"
"If God Will Send His Angels"
"Take Me to the Clouds Above"
"Vertigo"
"All Because of You"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (with Paul McCartney)
"Original of the Species"
"One" (with Mary J. Blige)
"The Saints Are Coming" (with Green Day) [I know this one and the next one are on U218 Singles]
"Window in the Skies"
"The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" (with The Dubliners, Kila, and A Band of Bowsies)
"Get on Your Boots"
"Magnificent"
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
Good effort, aside from the fact that "Electrical Storm" and "Hands that Built America" were both included on the collection from the previous decade.
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Old 06-26-10, 07:17 PM
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a blank cd perhaps?
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Old 06-26-10, 08:03 PM
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But, a blank cd has no music on it.
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Old 06-30-10, 01:59 PM
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If you want a straight up collection of singles, a chronological list of singles is here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_discography

Here's what they have listed as 2001 on (minus the songs that also appear on the 1990-2000 collection):
"Elevation"
"Walk On"
"If God Will Send His Angels"
"Take Me to the Clouds Above" (as LMC vs. U2) - This is just a dance single that samples U2, so not really relevant.
"Vertigo"
"All Because of You"
"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own"
"City of Blinding Lights"
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (with Paul McCartney)
"One" (with Mary J. Blige) - A Mary J Blige cover of the U2 hit with U2 playing the music and Bono supplying backup vocals.
"The Saints Are Coming" (with Green Day)
"Window in the Skies"
"The Ballad of Ronnie Drew" (with The Dubliners, Kila, and A Band of Bowsies)
"Get on Your Boots"
"Magnificent"
"I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"

In addition, music videos were made for the following songs that weren't listed as singles in the list above:
"Original of the Species"
"I Believe in Father Christmas"

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Re: Help Me Make a Best of U2 2001-2010 (plus bonuses)

1. City of Blinding Lights
2. Vertigo
3. Elevation
4. No Line on the Horizon
5. Magnificent
6. Miracle Drug
7. In A Little While
8. Original of the Species
9. Walk On
10. Breathe
11. Moment of Surrender
12. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
13. Kite

*BONUS TRACKS*
1. Fast Cars
2. Instant Karma (Live from Vertigo Tour)
3. Vertigo (Live from 360 Tour)
4. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight Remix
5. She's The One (Live from 360 Tour)
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
7. Window In The Skies
8. The Saints Are Coming
9. Keep On Rockin In A Free World (Live from Vertigo Tour)
10. Get On Your Boots
11. Unknown Caller
12. Yawheh (Live from Vertigo Tour)
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Old 07-06-10, 10:35 PM
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Personally I haven't cared for U2's output as much this last decade aside from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind .
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