Tracks: 17, total time: 72:56, year: , genre:
courtesy of e. barco
bonus tracks: Bad, The Unforgettable Fire
It may be hard to remember, but before "Lemon," before they became ego-imprisoned rock stars with an overweening interest in hanging out with supermodels, U2 used to be quite good, actually. If the band's superlative two-disc best-of package (the limited-edition release that also includes B-sides) does nothing else, it highlights the ultimate hollowness of the band's current Dark Period, which they will hopefully soon be leaving.
Thefirst disc includes every hit (except for a curiously missing "Two Hearts Beat as One") from "I Will Follow" to "All I Want Is You," and will serve to remind everyone who loves U2 why they once had good reason to do so. But it's the second disc -- which contains previously import-only rarities like "Dancing Barefoot" and "Everlasting Love" -- that is truly indispensable: After all, who wouldn't rather hear an obscure gem like "Hallelujah, Here She Comes" than the fine-but-overplayed "Pride" for the fiftymillionth time?
Disc Two also contains the beyond-wonderful originalversion of the cult classic "Sweetest Thing" -- compare that to the recently redone version on Disc One that is a tarted-up and unlistenable atrocity. U2 would be well off to leave the past alone. At this point, it's allmost fans have left.
|1.||3:54||The Three Sunrises|
|3.||3:04||Sweetest Thing (original version)|
|4.||4:42||Love Comes Tumbling|
|9.||4:49||Walk To The Water|
|10.||4:37||Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)|
|11.||4:02||Hallelujah Here She Comes|
|12.||4:39||Silver And Gold|
|14.||4:34||A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel|
|15.||5:06||Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl|
|17.||4:51||The Unforgettable Fire|
Category: rock - Discid: 09111611
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