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Old 02-15-2006, 01:20 AM   #16
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Originally posted by DignityPassesBy
I got a song called dreaming with tear in my eyes ... i'd never heard of it before but its pretty good ... and what do we consider electrical strom??? cause if its a b-side its one of their best
Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes is from a Jimmie Rodgers tribute album ... 1997, I believe.

Electrical Storm is considered to be a non-album a-side. Other songs that fall in the same category are Another Day, 11 O'clock Tick Tock, and A Celebration.

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Old 02-15-2006, 01:22 AM   #17
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Old 02-15-2006, 06:10 AM   #18
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Except for the remixes (although some of those are good too), I think most of U2's B-sides are awesome. I really wish they hadn't started the trend of just remixing a song and slapping that onto the B-side of a single.

No contest, the Joshua Tree B-sides are all incredible songs. Spanish Eyes is gorgeous. Walk to the Water is very evocative and beautiful. Deep in the Heart is moody and powerful. I love them all, but those three are my favorites.
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Walk to the Water =
Xanax and Wine/Fast Cars = Brilliant!
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What about Slow Dancing, with Willie Nelson on lead vocals. What a song!

Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad is a great tune too.
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:21 AM   #21
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B-Sides Baby:

Trash, Trampoline & The Party Girl
3 Sunrises
Love Comes Tumbling
Silver & Gold
Spanish Eyes
The Sweetest Thing
Everlasting Love
A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel
Halelluja Here She Comes
Satellite of Love
Lady With The Spinning Head
Night & Day (Steel String Remix)
Where Did It All Go Wrong
Slow Dancing (Original Version)
North & South Of The River
Electrical Storm (Band Version)
Are You Gonna Wait Forever
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Yeah, I definitely agree about the B-sides. I always love B-sides and in a way I quite like that some of the greats are there to be found by us lot only. Too good for the general populace! Hehe.

My faves off the top of my head would have to be Lady With the Spinning Head (both versions), Salome (I prefer the 'original' but the remix is great), Holy Joe (Garage Mix for me, it has more punch to it but I like the Guilty Mix too), Walk To The Water & Luminous Times, and then Slow Dancing and stuff too.

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Old 02-15-2006, 06:58 PM   #23
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You know you're listening to a great band when even the b-sides are good! Yeah, U2 has a few crappy b-sides, and I can usually see why a b-side didn't make the album, but most of their b-sides are solid, and some are even brilliant. I think that's a mark of a good band

I adore the Lady with the Spinning Head extended dance mix or whatever it is. The instrumental break in that song is just unreal. I also love Always, even though it's similar to BD. Something about the song exudes joy. Summer Rain's another great one, as is Are You Gonna Wait Forever. 00's U2 has really produced some of their best b-sides imo, it's just a shame that they've also had so many dumb remixes (some remixes are cool though).

I rather enjoyed the iTunes rarities, especially Love You Like Mad and Xanax and Wine (which I can't decide if I like better than Fast Cars or not! I love both).

And unreleased stuff...well I do love me some Mercy. Apparently that's out of fashion now, but I don't care, I still think it's U2 in top form.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:52 PM   #24
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I need to get those burned to a disc..anybody want to do that for fee reasonable for a schoolgirl?
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ok....so I just heard Alex decends, and oh my good Lord....that was pretty much amazing....but, is it just Adam, Larry, and Edge, and who's singing the beginning

Also, I just heard Mercy today, and...maybe I shouldn't say....I mean it was good....but I don't know if it was as amazing, as what I had heard.
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Fortunate Son is great.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:19 AM   #27
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Fortunate Son is great i agree! Isn't it a cover?

Holy Joe has a great groove. I love it! Its basically Bono taking the piss out of himself. ('I .. I am a humble guy ...no really I try but its hard sometimes')
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:58 AM   #28
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Yes, it's a Creedence Clearwater Revival song.
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Originally posted by Axver

Electrical Storm is considered to be a non-album a-side. Other songs that fall in the same category are Another Day, 11 O'clock Tick Tock, and A Celebration.

Sadly the only single never played live ...
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I can't find Mercy anywhere, where can I listen to it?

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