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Old 11-29-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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The return of the custom U2 histories

Well, we've recently brought back the Survivor tournament, so I'm bringing back something else that has cropped up on EYKIW every now and then over the last few years: "U2's history if I had my way".

Why just re-order one album's tracklist? Why merely feel baffled as to why a song wasn't a single? Why simply complain that U2 don't release enough live material? Those of us who were insane and bored enough to make our own custom U2 histories figured it's no good to just talk, or to do a little bit: you might as well just change the entire course of history to suit your tastes and/or what you think would have been best.

It's been over a year since the last custom history that I've seen. Back when there were a few on the first page of EYKIW, I made my own extremely thorough custom history in a prolonged fit of intense boredom, but I decided not to post it to avoid flooding the board. Well, since it's been so long and a couple of people expressed interest in the custom histories on another thread, here it is. When I started it, I knew it was far too much for a single post, so I made a blog to keep it in order.

So here it is, in all of its insanity: Axver Revises U2.

As I made it last year, it predates the Joshua Tree's re-release, so the newly available songs don't figure in my tracklists. Looking at it now, I'm still happy with my versions of JT and its singles, but I'd probably tweak my re-issue to include the new songs somehow.

Anybody else have any custom histories they'd like to share?
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I need to dig up that one I posted here a while back. I'll re-post when I do.

Wow, your entire thing is amazingly thorough and a fun read. I loved the Everlasting River idea and adjusted Achtung playlist.
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It's scary how thorough that is.....
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That'll make good lunch break reading Axver - im looking foward to it!
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Thanks guys - I was wondering if anyone would take a look at it!

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Wow, your entire thing is amazingly thorough and a fun read. I loved the Everlasting River idea and adjusted Achtung playlist.
Wow, so not everyone hates my version of Achtung!

Honestly, if Achtung had been released with that tracklist, it would probably be my #4 U2 album rather than #11.
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Ian McCulloch the U2 fan:
"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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how is this not going in the fan fiction section?
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Well, in 1977, Edge accidentally created a portal to another dimension when tinkering with his custom made home guitar. Bono, obviously, wanted to go explore it, and was subsequently vapourized. Meanwhile, Ali went on to marry the school's soccer captain, Adam began a lifelong drug and alcohol abuse habit, and Larry, racked with grief, became a butcher.

In the next chapter, Bono comes back in time to meet future Bono, and the two pair up for one last adventure(tm) to save the band in 1977.
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I wrote one that I've yet to finish, but I'll be doing so soon, and then I'll post it here.
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Well, in 1977, Edge accidentally created a portal to another dimension when tinkering with his custom made home guitar. Bono, obviously, wanted to go explore it, and was subsequently vapourized. Meanwhile, Ali went on to marry the school's soccer captain, Adam began a lifelong drug and alcohol abuse habit, and Larry, racked with grief, became a butcher.

In the next chapter, Bono comes back in time to meet future Bono, and the two pair up for one last adventure(tm) to save the band in 1977.
Is Bono dressed in a demented bunny costume?
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how is this not going in the fan fiction section?
Why the hell would it go there? It doesn't belong with that shit. This is just all those "post your own mix of UF" or "what would your tracklist for JT as a double album be?" or "why wasn't Gone a single?" threads taken to a very thorough logical conclusion. It's right at home on EYKIW.

Evidently Canadiens thoroughly missed that even more than you did, but I don't expect him to post anything in response to me that isn't condescending or derogatory anyway.

Ah well, on a more positive note, I'm looking forward to seeing phillyfan's tracklists.
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I dug mine up from one of the older threads. For some reason, when I posted it, most people who replied were immensely sarcastic and insulting towards me. I don't know why. But anyway, mine doesn't have as many differences as Axver's but it's still fairly different.

*U2:3* – September 1979
1. Out of Control
2. Stories for Boys
3. Boy/Girl

*Another Day* – March 1980
1. Another Day
2. Twilight

*I Will Follow* – September 1980
1. I Will Follow
2. Shadows and Tall Trees

*Boy* – October 1980
1. I Will Follow
2. Twilight
3. An Cat Dubh
4. Into the Heart
5. Stories for Boys
6. The Electric Co.
7. Out of Control
8. A Day Without Me
9. Another Time, Another Place
10. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
11. The Ocean

*11 O’Clock Tick Tock* – February 1981
1. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
2. Touch
3. Boy-Girl (Live from London, September 22, 1980)

*The Electric Co.* – April 1981
1. The Electric Co.
2. Things to Make and Do

*Gloria* – September 1981
1. Gloria
2. I Will Follow (Live from Boston, March 6, 1981)
3. Is That All?

*October* – October 1981
1. Gloria
2. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
3. A Celebration
4. Fire
5. I Fall Down
6. Rejoice
7. With A Shout (Jerusalem)
8. Stranger in a Strange Land
9. Tomorrow
10. October
11. Scarlet

*October* – January 1982
1. October
2. J. Swallow
3. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock/The Ocean (Live from Boston March 6, 1981)

*I Threw A Brick Through A Window* – May 1982
1. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
2. Cry/The Electric Co. (Live from Boston, March 6, 1981)
3. Trash, Trampoline, and the Party Girl

*New Year’s Day* – February 1983
1. New Year’s Day (Radio edit)
2. Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete the Chop?)
3. New Year’s Day (U.S. Remix)
4. I Threw a Brick Through A Window/A Day Without Me (Live from
Werchter, July 4, 1982)

*War* – March 1983
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Like A Song…
3. Seconds
4. New Year’s Day
5. Two Hearts Beat As One
6. Drowning Man
7. The Refugee
8. Red Light
9. Surrender
10. 40

*Sunday Bloody Sunday* – April 1983
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Fire (Live from Werchter, July 4, 1982)
3. Two Hearts Beat As One (7” edit)

*Two Hearts Beat As One* – August 1983
1. Two Hearts Beat As One
2. Two Hearts Beat As One (U.S. Remix)
3. Endless Deep

*Under A Blood Red Sky* – November 1983
1. Gloria
2. I Will Follow
3. The Electric Co.
4. Party Girl
5. October
6. New Year’s Day
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. 40

*Pride (In the Name of Love)* – September 1984
1. Pride (In the Name of Love)
2. Boomerang I
3. Boomerang II
4. 11 O’clock Tick Tock (Long Version)

*The Unforgettable Fire* – October 1984
1. A Sort of Homecoming
2. Pride (In the Name of Love)
3. Wire
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Bad
6. Indian Summer Sky
7. Promenade
8. Elvis Presley and America
9. 4th of July
10. MLK

*Bad* - December 1984
1. Bad
2. Bass Trap
3. Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come

*A Sort of Homecoming* – March 1985
1. A Sort of Homecoming
2. Love Comes Tumbling
3. The Three Sunrises

*Wide Awake In America* – May 1985
1. Bad (Live from Wembley)
2. A Sort of Homecoming (Live from Wembley)
3. Wire (Live from Wembley)

*The Joshua Tree* - March 1987
1 . Where the Streets Have No Name
2 . I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
3 . Trip Through Your Wires
4 . Red Hill Mining Town
5 . In God’s Country
6 . One Tree Hill
7 . With or Without You
8 . Bullet the Blue Sky
9 . Running to Stand Still
10 . Exit
11 . Mothers of the Disappeared

*With or Without You* - March 1987
1 . With or Without You
2 . Luminous Times (Hold onto Love)
3 . Walk to the Water

*Where the Streets Have No Name* - June 1987
1 . Where the Streets Have No Name (Single Version)
2 . Silver and Gold
3 . Sweetest Thing

*I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For* - August 1987
1 . I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
2 . Spanish Eyes
3 . Deep in the Heart

*Exit* - November 1987
1 . Exit
2 . In God’s Country
3 . Race Against Time

*Desire* - September 1988
1 . Desire
2 . Desire (Hollywood Remix)
3 . Desire (alternate version from the RAH movie)

*Rattle and Hum* - October 1988
RATTLE
1 . Hawkmoon 269
2 . God Part 2
3 . Desire
4 . Angel of Harlem
5 . When Love Comes To Town
6 . Hallelujah Here She Comes
7 . Van Diemen’s Land
8 . Heartland
9 . Love Rescue Me
10 . All I Want is You

HUM
1 . Where the Streets Have No Name
(Live from Tempe, Arizona)
2 . I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Live from New York with New Voices of Freedom gospel choir)
3 . Exit (Live from Denver)
4 . Silver and Gold (Live from Denver)
5 . Helter Skelter (Live from Denver)
6 . Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Denver)
7 . MLK (Live from Tempe)
8 . Star-Spangled Banner/Bullet the Blue Sky (Live from Tempe)
9 . With or Without You (Live from Tempe)
10 . Bad (Live from Denver)
11 . Pride (Live from Denver)

*God Part 2* -December 1988
1 . God Part 2
2 . God Part 2 (Hard Metal Dance Mix)
3 . When Love Comes To Town (Live from the Kingdom Mix)

*Hawkmoon 269* - March 1989
1 . Hawkmoon 269
2 . A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel
3 . Love Rescue Me( Live from London, October 16, 1988)

*All I Want is You* - June 1989
1 . All I Want is You (Single Edit)
2 . Dancing Barefoot
3 . Everlasting Love

*The Fly* - October 1991
1 . The Fly
2 . Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1
3 . The Lounge Fly Mix

*Achtung Baby* - November 1991
1 . Zoo Station
2 . The Fly
3 . Even Better Than The Real Thing
4 . Mysterious Ways
5 . One
6 . Until the End of the World
7 . Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
8 . Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
9 . Acrobat
10 . Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11 . So Cruel
12 . Love is Blindness

*Mysterious Ways* - December 1991
1 . Mysterious Ways
2 . Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
3 . Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix)
4 . Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Mix)
5 . Lady with the Spinning Head (UV1)

*One* - March 1992
1 . One
2 . Unchained Melody
3 . Satellite of Love
4 . Night and Day (Steel String Mix)

*Even Better Than The Real Thing* - June 1992
1 . Even Better Than The Real Thing (Single Version)
2 . Where Did It All Go Wrong?
3 . Lady With the Spinning Head (Extended Dance Remix)
4 . Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix)
5 . Even Better Than The Real Thing (V16 Exit Wound Remix)

*Acrobat* - September 1992
1 . Acrobat
2 . Paint It Black
3 . Fortunate Son
4 . So Cruel (acoustic)
5 . Can’t Help Falling in Love (Triple Peaks Remix)

*Numb* - June 1993
1 . Numb
2 . Numb (Radio Edit)
3 . Numb (The Soul Assassins Mix)
4 . Salome (Zooromancer Remix)

*Zooropa* - July 1993
1 . Zooropa
2 . Numb
3 . Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
4 . Lemon
5 . Salome
6 . Stay (Faraway, So Close)
7 . Slow Dancing
8 . The First Time
9 . Dirty Day
10 . The Wanderer

*Lemon* - August 1993
1 . Lemon (Edit)
2 . Lemon (Trance Mix)
3 . Some Days Are Better Than Others
4 . Babyface
5 . I’ve Got You Under My Skin

*Dirty Day* - September 1993
1 . Dirty Day
2 . Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss Mix)
3 . Bullet the Blue Sky (Live from Dublin, 08/28/1993)
4 . Love is Blindness (Live from New York, 08/30/1992)

*Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me* - June 1995
1 . Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
2 . Heaven and Hell

*Sarajevo EP* - October 1995
1 . Miss Sarajevo
2 . Your Blue Room
3 . Slug
4 . Always Forever Now
5 . Plot 180
6 . One (Live from Modena, September 12, 1995)

*Discotheque* - March 1997
1 . Discotheque
2 . Holy Joe (Garage Mix)
3 . Holy Joe (Guilty Mix)
4 . Discotheque (Howie B Hairy Mix)
5 . Discotheque (DM Deep Club Mix)
6 . Discotheque (Hexidecimal Mix)

*Pop* - May 1997
1 . Mofo
2 . Discotheque
3 . Do You Feel Loved?
4 . Holy Joe
5 . Miami
6 . Last Night on Earth
7 . Gone
8 . Staring at the Sun
9 . If You Wear That Velvet Dress
10 . If God Will Send His Angels
11 . Please
12 . Wake Up Dead Man

*Mofo* - June 1997
1 . Mofo
2 . Mofo (Phunk Phorce Mix)
3 . Mofo (Mother’s Mix)
4 . Staring at the Sun (Monster Truck Mix)
5 . The Playboy Mansion

*Gone* - September 1997
1 . Gone
2 . Dirty Day (Junk Day Mix)
3 . Pop Muzik (PopMart Mix)
4 . Last Night on Earth (First Night in Hell Mix)
5 . Happiness is a Warm Gun (The Gun Mix)

*Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad* - November 1997
1 . Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad
2 . A Different Kind of Blue
3 . I'm Not Your Baby (Skysplitter Dub)

*Please* - January 1998
1 . Please (Single Version)
2 . North and South of the River
3 . Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Sarajevo)
4 . With or Without You (Live from Edmonton)
5 . Please/Where the Streets Have No Name (Live from Rotterdam)

*Sweetest Thing* - January 1999
1 . Sweetest Thing (Single Mix)
2 . An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart (Live from Red Rocks)
3 . Out of Control (Live from Red Rocks)

*U2 Live from Red Rocks DVD* – August 1999
1. Out of Control
2. Twilight
3. An Cat Dubh
4. Into the Heart
5. Surrender
6. Two Hearts Beat As One
7. Seconds
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. The Cry/Electric Co.
10. I Fall Down
11. October
12. New Year’s Day
13. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
14. A Day Without Me
15. Gloria
16. Party Girl
17. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
18. I Will Follow
19. 40

Bonus Features:
-The Best of 1980-1990 Music Videos
-Stories for Boys from ‘Late Late Show’ – January 1980

*The Best of 1980-1990* – November 1999
1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. I Will Follow
3. The Electric Co.
4. God Part 2
5. Desire
6. Gloria
7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
8. The Sweetest Thing
9. All I Want is You
10. With or Without You
11. October
12. New Year’s Day
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Exit
15. A Sort of Homecoming
16. Bad
17. Pride (In the Name of Love)

*U2 Joshua Tree Tour: Live from Tempe DVD* – July 2000
1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. I Will Follow
3. Trip Through Your Wires
4. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
5. MLK
6. One Tree Hill
7. Gloria
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. Exit
10. In God’s Country
11. Helter Skelter
12. Bad
13. Star-Spangled Banner/Bullet the Blue Sky
14. Running to Stand Still
15. New Year’s Day
16. Pride
17. With or Without You
18. Mothers of the Disappeared
19. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
20. 40

Bonus Features:
-Sydney Lovetown Documentary
-Red Hill Mining Town music video
-Silver and Gold (Live from Denver, 11/08/1987)
-The Unforgettable Fire (Live from Denver, 11/08/1987)
-Spanish Eyes (Live from Denver, 11/08/1987)
-Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live from Denver, 11/08/1987)


*All That You Can’t Leave Behind* - October 2000
1 . Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)
2 . Beautiful Day
3 . New York
4 . Love You Like Mad
5 . Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
6 . The Ground Beneath Her Feet
7 . Kite
8 . In A Little While
9 . When I Look At The World
10 . Peace on Earth
11 . Walk On

*Beautiful Day* - October 2000
1 . Beautiful Day
2 . Always
3 . Summer Rain
4 . Beautiful Day (Quincey and Sonance Remix)

*Elevation* - February 2001
1 . Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)
2 . Elevation (Influx Remix)
3 . I Will Follow (Live from Irving Plaza)
4 . Wild Honey
5 . I Remember You (Live from Irving Plaza)

*New York* - May 2001
1 . New York
2 . Big Girls are Best
3 . New York (Live from Irving Plaza)
4 . Bad (Live from Irving Plaza)
5 . All I Want is You (Live from Paris)

*Kite* - July 2001
1 . Kite
2 . Stuck in a Moment (acoustic)
3 . Grace

*ZooTV Outside Broadcast: Live from New York DVD* – August 2001
1. George Bush Intro.
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
6. One
7. Until the End of the World
8. Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
9. Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around the World
10. New York New York
11. When Love Comes To Town
12. Acrobat
13. Bad
14. Bullet the Blue Sky
15. Running to Stand Still
16. Where the Streets Have No Name
17. Pride (In the Name of Love)
18. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
19. Desire
20. Ultraviolet
21. With or Without You
22. Love is Blindness

Bonus Features:
- ZooTV Outside Broadcast Special
- A Fistful of ZooTV Documentary
- So Cruel (Live from the Pontiac Silverdome, 09/09/1992)
- Even Better Than The Real Thing (Live from the MTV Video Awards)
- Larry Mullen Jr. Sings (Wild Rover, Dirty Old Town, Whiskey in the
Jar)
- Mirrorball Man’s calls to the White House
- Dancing Queen with Bjorn and Betty of ABBA (From Stockholm)

*Walk On* - October 2001
1 . Walk On (UK Single Version)
2 . Gone (Live from Boston)
3 . Stay (Live from Boston)
4 . Peace on Earth/Walk On (From America: A Tribute to Heroes special)

*Elevation 2001: Live from Boston DVD* - December 2001
1. Elevation
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. Discotheque/Staring At The Sun
5. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
6. Kite
7. Gone
8. New York
9. I Will Follow
10. Love You Like Mad
11. In a Little While
12. Sweetest Thing
13. The Ground Beneath Her Feet
14. Desire
15. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
16. Bad
17. Where the Streets Have No Name
18. Bullet the Blue Sky
19. With or Without You
20. The Fly
21. Wake Up Dead Man
22. Walk On

Bonus Features:
- 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Live from Chicago)
- Even Better Than The Real Thing (Live from Buffalo)
- Peace on Earth/Walk On (America: A Tribute to Heroes)
- The Unforgettable Fire Documentary

*Popmart: Live from Mexico City DVD* – October 2002
1. Pop Muzik
2. Mofo
3. I Will Follow
4. Gone
5. Even Better Than The Real Thing
6. Last Night on Earth
7. Until the End of the World
8. New Year’s Day
9. Pride (In the Name of Love)
10. All I Want is You
11. If God Will Send His Angels
12. Staring at the Sun
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Miami
15. Bullet the Blue Sky
16. Please
17. Where the Streets Have No Name
18. Lemon (Perfecto Remix)
19. Discotheque
20. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
21. With or Without You
22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
23. Mysterious Ways
24. One
25. Wake Up Dead Man

Bonus Features:
- A Year in Pop Documentary
- Do You Feel Loved? (Live from Denver)
- Edge Karaoke (Daydream Believer, All Kinds of Everything, Radar Love, Born to Be Wild, Sweet Caroline, Suspicious Minds)
- Lemon for Sale
- The Road to Sarajevo

*The Best of 1990-2000* – December 2002
1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
2. Mysterious Ways
3. Discotheque
4. Mofo
5. Lemon
6. Numb
7. Acrobat
8. Beautiful Day
9. Electrical Storm
10. One
11. Miss Sarajevo
12. Please
13. Gone
14. Dirty Day
15. Elevation
16. Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
17. The Fly

*Electrical Storm* - March 2003
1 . Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)
2 . Electrical Storm (Original Version)
3 . The Hands That Built America
4 . Bad/40/Where the Streets Have No Name (Live from Boston, 06/06/2001)

*U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle DVD* – November 2003
1. Elevation
2. Beautiful Day
3. Until the End of the World
4. New Year’s Day
5. Out of Control
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
7. Wake Up Dead Man
8. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
9. Kite
10. Angel of Harlem
11. Desire
12. Staring at the Sun
13. All I Want Is You
14. Where the Streets Have No Name
15. Mysterious Ways
16. Pride (In the Name of Love)
17. Bullet the Blue Sky
18. With or Without You
19. One
20. Walk On

Bonus Features:
- 2002 Superbowl Halftime Performance
- Please (Live from New York, 10/27/2001)
- Out of Control (Live from New York, 10/27/2001)
- What’s Going On? (with Gwen Stafani, 11/19/2001)

*Vertigo* - October 2004
1 . Vertigo (Single)
2 . Are You Gonna Wait Forever?
3 . Vertigo (Jacknife Lee 7 inch)
4 . Vertigo (Jacknife Lee 10 inch)
5 . Vertigo (Jacknife Lee 12 inch)

*How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb* - November 2004
1 . City of Blinding Lights
2 . Vertigo
3 . All Because of You
4 . Original of the Species
5. Miracle Drug
6 . Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
7 . Love and Peace or Else
8 . Fast Cars
9 . Crumbs From Your Table
10 . A Man and A Woman
11 . Yahweh
12 . Mercy

*Mercy* - January 2005
1 . Mercy
2 . All Because of You (alternate version)
3 . One Step Closer

*Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own* - April 2005
1 . Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
2 . Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own (alternate version)
3 . All Because of You (Killahurtz Fly Mix)
4 . A Man and A Woman (acoustic version)

*City of Blinding Lights* - July 2005
1 . City of Blinding Lights
2 . Native Son
3 . Smile
4 . She’s a Mystery to Me (Live under the Brooklyn Bridge)

*Original of the Species* - November 2005
1 . Original of the Species (Single Version)
2 . Neon Lights
3 . Yahweh (alternate version)

*Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago* – November 2005
1. City of Blinding Lights
2. Vertigo
3. Elevation
4. Cry/Electric Co.
5. An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart
6. Beautiful Day
7. All Because of You
8. Miracle Drug
9. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
10. Love and Peace or Else
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
12. Bullet the Blue Sky
13. Running to Stand Still
14. Pride (In the Name of Love)
15. Where the Streets Have No Name
16. One
17. Zoo Station
18. The Fly
19. Mysterious Ways
20. Mercy
21. Original of the Species
22. Party Girl
23. Yahweh
24. 40

Bonus Features:
- Beyond the Tour Documentary
- VH1 All Access
- Pop Muzik/Discotheque (Live from Toronto, 09/17/2005)
- Gloria (Live from Chicago, 05/12/2005)
- The Ocean (Live from Chicago, 05/12/2005)
- Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? (Live from Boston, 05/28/2005)
- Out of Control (Live from New York, 10/11/2005)

*ZooTV: Live from Sydney* – September 2006
1. Intro
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
6. One
7. Unchained Melody
8. Until the End of the World
9. New Year’s Day
10. Numb
11. Angel of Harlem
12. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
13. Satellite of Love
14. Dirty Day
15. Bullet the Blue Sky
16. Running to Stand Still
17. Where the Streets Have No Name
18. Pride (In the Name of Love)
19. Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
20. Lemon
21. With or Without You
22. Love is Blindness
23. Can’t Help Falling in Love

Bonus Features:
- ZooTV: the Inside Story Documentary
- Trabantland
- Numb Karaoke
- Video Confessions
- Numb (Live from the MTV Video Music Awards)
- Zooropa (Live from Wembley Stadium, 08/12/1993)
- Babyface (Live from Wales, 08/18/1993)
- Desire (Live from Dublin, 08/28/1993)
- Ultraviolet (Live from Dublin, 08/28/1993)
- Mr. Macphisto’s phone calls

*U2 in IMAX: Live from Buenos Aeries* – June 2007
1. City of Blinding Lights
2. Vertigo
3. Elevation
4. Until the End of the World
5. New Year’s Day
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
7. Beautiful Day
8. The First Time
9. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
10. Love and Peace or Else
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
12. Bullet the Blue Sky
13. Please
14. Pride (In the Name of Love)
15. Where the Streets Have No Name
16. One
17. Mofo
18. Discotheque
19. Mysterious Ways
20. Fast Cars
21. Mercy
22. Mothers of the Disappeared
23. All I Want is You
24. Love is Blindness

*Vertigo: Live from Milan – October 2007*
1. Vertigo
2. I Will Follow
3. The Electric Co.
4. Elevation
5. Beautiful Day
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
7. All I Want is You
8. City of Blinding Lights
9. A Man and A Woman
10. Miracle Drug
11. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
12. Love and Peace or Else
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Bullet the Blue Sky
15. Miss Sarajevo
16. Pride (In the Name of Love)
17. Where the Streets Have No Name
18. One
19. Zoo Station
20. The Fly
21. With or Without You
22. Mercy
23. All Because of You
24. Crumbs from Your Table
25. Vertigo

Bonus Features:
- U2 on Conan O’Brien
- MTV Jammed
- In a Little While with Brandon Flowers (Live from Las Vegas,
11/05/2005)
- U2 and Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends, The Saints Are Coming, and Beautiful Day
- U-Jam: Rockin in the Free World
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Some of the alternate choices there are pretty surprising. Probably the most is October as a single. How come that and not, say, Rejoice or Fire or even I Fall Down? I cannot at all imagine October as a single.

I do quite like what you did with Boy's tracklist, and shifting SATT to the IWF single.
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I did consider I Fall Down but basically, it came down to personal perference. October also did become the most played track from October besides Gloria so I would imagine that it did have some sort of connection with the fans. It being a single would only increase the support behind it.

Thanks for the constructive feedback. I read over your revised albums and singles. I like a lot of the choices you made, especially the revised U218. I was curious though of how HMTMKMKM would fit into Passengers, given the fact that it's a heavy guitar rock song and the rest of the is much more experimental and less guitar driven.
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I did consider I Fall Down but basically, it came down to personal perference. October also did become the most played track from October besides Gloria so I would imagine that it did have some sort of connection with the fans. It being a single would only increase the support behind it.
Ah, right. I still can't imagine it being played on radio - but people have reported hearing songs like Bad from WAIA on radio, so evidently not all stations feel the need to play perfectly tailored pop hits.

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I was curious though of how HMTMKMKM would fit into Passengers, given the fact that it's a heavy guitar rock song and the rest of the is much more experimental and less guitar driven.
It doesn't quite fit with most Passengers material, true. But I've always thought it sounds good after United Colours; the two would have worked well together live, I think. Use United Colours to segue into HMTMKMKM, as it has a murky heaviness. So I think it's a good one-two punch to open the album. Then One Minute Warning doesn't sound out of place after it and leads into the more experimental theme. I think having HMTMKMKM there in the first couple of tracks is also essential to suck in the mainstream listener who might otherwise not give it a chance or just write off the album as pointless noise.
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how is this not going in the fan fiction section?
good question.
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It's not fanfiction because none of the alternate tracklistings includes Bono having hot monkey sex with someone.



That I know of, anyway.
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Oh yes, it's so fanfic (despite the fact that, you know, I hate that kind of bollocks). So are all those threads where people post that alternate ATYCLB tracklist or how they think RAH's tracklisting could've been if it were a studio album. Better move them all!

But hey, Brau, reading my earlier post addressing the question would've been too much hard work, eh?
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It's not fanfiction because none of the alternate tracklistings includes Bono having hot monkey sex with someone.



That I know of, anyway.
What about the Love Is Blindness [Hot Monkey Sex Mix]?
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I like alot of the idea's on here, especially the For The Love Of Lovetown album, how amazing would that have been

Some of the tracklists here are pretty interesting, I like the Rattle And Hum one in particular, which I always felt would have been much better without the live-cuts. It would have been tighter and more concise, I think it was the album's scrapbook feel which led to it being so widely criticised, (despite being a massive seller) U2 could have avoided or at least lessened the backlash by ensuring that only the film contained the live performances.

Overall I like the AB tracklist, but I'm not sure Slow Dancing really fits, I think it's too contemplative and tender to really sit comfortably alongside the spiky and industrial sounds of the rest of the collection, but I do like the inclusion of Lady With The Spinning Head which slots seamlessly into place after MW.

The titles are great Turbulence really reflects the uncertainty of much of Pop (love that TOURbulence pun ) and I agree about HTDAAB, when I first heard Solar doing the rounds I thought that'd make a great title and a real contrast after the lengthy ATYCLB, or perhaps even the much mooted title of Man. One of the problems with Pop was the fact that after Gone the album really has no more up-tempo numbers, it meanders a bit, they needed something a bit more adrenaline pumping between IYWTVD and Please (which wouldn't have been neccessary of course had Please reflected the live versions), there seems to be a good balance between the speedier and slower paced songs on your alternative list, LNOE works better earlier on and SATS is well placed to pep things up towards the end. Oh and I think North And South of The River did work better as a B-Side. I quite like Gone as a closing number although I recall Bono saying at the time that it needed to be put at the halfway point because it was the timebomb which had been ticking since the start and had now finally exploded.

What an amazingly exhaustive and comprehensive peice of work though
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