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Old 08-22-2007, 04:21 AM   #1
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Reconstructing The Best Ofs: Round One - The 80's

It's time. We've bitched. We've moaned. We've whinged.

"It's good, but it's missing ____"

"It's a poor representation and..."

"I can't believe it's missing these four songs...."


Interferencers will now reconstruct The Best Of 1980-1990. Sure, we've had threads before saying what could've been, but without (to the best of my knowledge) a cumulative result.

Here's the rules:

1) Your list of tracks can only come from the 80's. I know that "1990" is part of the title, but we all know about the sonic sound-shift that U2 went through by the time 90 rolled around ("Night and Day", anyone?).

2) You can only list whatever would fit on a CD. Make a playlist or add together the runtimes if you have to. If your ballot is obviously over 78 minutes, it won't be counted.

3) A song has to be on at least 65% of the ballots to warrant inclusion. In other words, our definitive U2 compilation of their first decade might not necessarily entail a full compact disc's worth of material.

4) List your preferred mixes if necessary. If the final tally gets to the point where we can squeeze an extra track on if we make one a single mix, then we'll have a runoff vote for such a determination (which song should be shortened, if any, etc...)


You may now begin.

My choices for Interference's Best Of 1980-1990:

1. A Day Without Me - 3:12
2. I Will Follow - 3:37
3. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock - 3:44
4. Fire - 3:51
5. Gloria - 4:12
6. New Year's Day (Single Edit) - 3:53
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday - 4:34
8. Pride (Album Version) - 3:49
9. The Unforgettable Fire - 4:36
10. Bad - 6:09
11. A Sort Of Homecoming (Live From Wembley) - 4:06
12. With Or Without You - 4:56
13. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - 4:37
14. Where The Streets Have No Name (Single Mix) - 4:46
15. One Tree Hill - 5:23
16. Desire - 2:59
17. Angel Of Harlem - 3:47
18. All I Want Is You (Single Edit) - 4:14

Time: est. 76.5 minutes
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Why would a ballot be disqualified for being over 78 minutes? A CD can fit 80 minutes.
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Three words: Gloria, not October. Otherwise a fine collection as the band put it together.
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I'd say, Gloria AND October (and keep that one as the hidden track). And add 11 O'Clock Tick Tock too (the studio version, even though that one is inferior to the UABRS version). And oh, the album version of Bad, the 12" version of Pride and the single version of Where The Streets Have No Name.

But yeah, apart from these remarks, the original collection was good enough (the B-Sides disk too)
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Where The Streets Have No Name // 5:35
I Will follow // 3:37
Sunday Bloody Sunday // 4:40
New Year's Day [best of edit] // 4:17
11 O'clock Tick Tock // 3:45
Pride (In The Name Of Love) // 3:48
With Or Without You // 4:56
Bad [best of edit] // 5:50
The Unforgettable Fire // 4:53
Bullet The Blue Sky // 4:32
Gloria [radio edit] // 3:46
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For // 4:38
In God's Country // 2:57
Desire // 2:59
When Love Comes To Town [w/ BB King] // 4:17
Angel Of Harlem // 3:49
All I Want Is You // 6:30
'40' [live] // 3:44 bonus track
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11 OClock Tick Tock
Out of Control
I Will Follow
Gloria
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
Pride
Bad (WAIA version)
ASOH (WAIA version)
WTSHNN
WoWY
ISHFWILF
One Tree Hill
Desire
AIWIY
Angel of Harlem
Bonus: The rumored long version of Van Diemen's Land

Honestly I don't mind the 80-90 Best of, for the most part. There is the odd song I'd change but overally they got it right. Now 90-00 is another story
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It is still unclear, whether we (U2, too) do talk about a 'real' "Best Of"–*something, that doesn't look at the Top Ten in the first degree - or the 'Greatest Hits', it was much more in reality. I chose a kind of '80ies Collection' in both senses, as much a compromise this has to be:

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Will Follow
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Gloria
6. A Sort Of Homecoming
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. Angel Of Harlem
9. When Love Comes To Town
10. Bad
11. October
12. New Year's Day
13. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
14. Desire
15. Out Of Control
16. With Or Without You
17. Spanish Eyes
18. All I Want Is You
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hidden track: '40'
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The only songs I really miss, should have been on the B-sides disc: A Celebration and 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.

And yes, Gloria instead of October
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01 - I Will Follow
02 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
03 - New Year's Day (the real one)
04 - Gloria
05 - I Still Haven't Found...
06 - October
07 - The Unforgettable Fire
08 - Desire
09 - Pride (ITNOL)
10 - When Love Comes To Town
11 - Angel of Harlem
12 - With or Without You
13 - Bad
14 - Where The Streets Have No Name

Hidden track: "40" (New Year's Eve show)
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Pride
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Desire
With Or Without You
October
New Years Day
A Celebration
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Where The Streets Have No Name
Angel Of Harlem
When love Comes To Town
I Still Haven't Found
The Unforgettable Fire
Gloria
I Will Follow
Bad(live WAIA)
One Tree Hill
All I Want Is You
I Will Follow
Out of Control (Hidden track)

Night and Day is one of my top 10 U2 songs(albeit a cover), though I agree with the previous poster, it should have been included on the second Best of.
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1. A Sort of Homecoming (live)
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. Heartland
5. Love Comes Tumbling
6. Exit
7. In God's Country
8. Surrender
9. With A Shout
10. The Electric Co.
11. I Will Follow
12. Deep In The Heart
13. Elvis Presley & America
14. Walk To The Water
15. Luminous Times
16. October
17. All I Want Is You
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Originally posted by Screwtape2
1. A Sort of Homecoming (live)
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. Heartland
5. Love Comes Tumbling
6. Exit
7. In God's Country
8. Surrender
9. With A Shout
10. The Electric Co.
11. I Will Follow
12. Deep In The Heart
13. Elvis Presley & America
14. Walk To The Water
15. Luminous Times
16. October
17. All I Want Is You
Elvis Presley And America
A Sort Of Homecoming (live) Why wasn't that a single??????????
Deep in The heart
Very good list,
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A Sort Of Homecoming (live) Why wasn't that a single??????????

Very good list,
Thank you.

A Sort of Homecoming (live) is one of those tracks that would make you fall in love with the band instantly. It might have done better than Pride did as a single. I can't understand why they didn't release it either.
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Well, this thread died quickly while I was away. I guess I'll post the results, and some that missed/ignored this thread can reply after with their lists.

And Axver, the time limit I imposed was because 80 minutes was truly stretching it.....I don't think I've ever even come across a commercially released CD with much more than 78 minutes.

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FROM WIKI: This was Metallica's longest studio album (LOAD), clocking in at 78:59 (If it had run any longer, it wouldn't have played without potentially skipping).
As you can see, you run some risks when you go start compressing too much data onto once disc.


Ballots/opinions counted:

BigMacPhisto
U2girl
Popmartijn
Aygo
CTU2fan
ZOOTVTOURist
BANZAI
pepokiss
An Cat Gav
Screwtape2

10/10 (100%):

1. I Will Follow

9/10 (90%):

2. All I Want Is You
Angel Of Harlem
Bad
Desire
Gloria
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
New Year's Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Unforgettable Fire
Where The Streets Have No Name
With Or Without You

8/10 (80%):

13. Pride

7/10 (70%):

14. When Love Comes To Town

Everything else failed to make the 65% cutoff, so the current Interference Best Of 1980-1990 is in chronological order:

1. I Will Follow
2. Gloria
3. New Year's Day
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday
5. Pride
6. The Unforgettable Fire
7. Bad
8. With Or Without You
9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
10. Where The Streets Have No Name
11. Desire
12. Angel Of Harlem
13. When Love Comes To Town
14. All I Want Is You

Basically, most here were happy enough with the original compilation and cut-out October, replacing it with Gloria.
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Cd 1
1.I Will Follow
2.Out Of Control
3.Stories For Boys
4.Electric Co
5.Gloria
6.Tomorrow
7.October
8.Sunday Bloody Sunday
9.Seconds
10.New Year's Day
11.Surrender
12.A Sort Of Homecoming
13.Pride
14.Wire
15.The Unforgettable Fire
16.Bad
17.Where The Streets Has No Name
18.I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For

Cd 2
1.With Or Without You
2.Running To Stand Still
3.In Gods Country
4.One Tree Hill(Live 1989-12-26 - Point Depot)
5.Mothers Of The Disappeared
6.Desire
7.Angel Of Harlem
8.Love Rescue Me
9.When Love Comes To Town
10.Heartland
11.God Part II
12.All I Want Is You
Bonus Tracks
13.All Along Watchtower(Live 1989-12-26 - Point Depot)
14.Spanish Eyes
15.Unchained Melody
16.Wild Irish Rose
17.Night And Day
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If I were cutting this decade down to a two disc.....

1. Out Of Control (U2:3 Mix)
2. Another Day
3. 11 0'Clock Tick Tock
4. A Day Without Me
5. I Will Follow
6. Stories For Boys
7. Fire
8. Gloria
9. I Fall Down
10. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
11. Tomorrow
12. October
13. A Celebration
14. New Year's Day (Single Edit)
15. Two Hearts Beat As One
16. Sunday Bloody Sunday
17. Seconds
18. Drowning Man
19. "40"

1. Pride
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. A Sort Of Homecoming (from WAIA)
4. Bad
5. Where The Streets Have No Name
6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7. With Or Without You
8. Bullet The Blue Sky
9. Running To Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. One Tree Hill
13. Desire
14. Angel Of Harlem
15. Heartland
16. When Love Comes To Town
17. All I Want Is You

Honestly, had U2 not been able to work out their kinks both creatively and with each other, this two disc set would have covered their career quite well. Doesn't feel like anything in particular is missing.
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Honestly, I've made plenty of CDs with barely seconds left and never had a problem. I'm pretty sure I have a couple of commercial CDs with just over 79 minutes of music too.

In any case, here's my listing. Depending on the song edits you use, this can vary a little. My favoured mixes give 79:21 but you can make it shorter with, say, a different mix of Streets or Bad. And, of course, as is my tendency, it has some rarities. I hated cutting Bass Trap between Heartland and Streets as it sounds so good, and Luminous Times, Red Hill Mining Town, and Drowning Man were three other hard removals. Nonetheless, I think this is a very comprehensive "best of". Some obvious hits are missing, but what it lacks in fame, it makes up for in quality and diversity.

1. The Three Sunrises
2. Pride
3. Gloria
4. Treasure (Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop?)
5. Tomorrow
6. The Electric Co.
7. God Part II
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. New Year's Day
10. Twilight
11. A Sort Of Homecoming
12. Heartland
13. Where The Streets Have No Name
14. The Unforgettable Fire
15. With Or Without You
16. One Tree Hill
17. Bad
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1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. Pride (In the Name of Love)
3. A Sort Of Homecoming
4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday
6. I Will Follow
7. Twilight
8. Drowning Man
9. The Unforgettable Fire
10. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
11. Walk To The Water
12. Love Comes Tumbling
13. With Or Without You
14. All I Want Is You
15. Heartland
16. Bad
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