B-Sides 1980-1990

Tracks: 17, total time: 70:25, year: , genre: Rock

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
2.3:16    Spanish Eyes
3.3:05    Sweetest Thing (original version)
4.4:42    Love Comes Tumbling
5.3:33    Bass Trap
6.4:47    Dancing Barefoot
7.3:22    Everlasting Love
8.4:54    Unchained Melody
9.4:49    Walk To The Water
10.4:37    Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
11.4:01    Hallelujah Here She Comes
12.4:39    Silver And Gold
13.2:59    Endless Deep
14.4:34    A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
15.2:36    Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl
16.5:51    Bad
17.4:50    The Unforgettable Fire

Category: rock - Discid: 0b107f11

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