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Old 09-02-2002, 06:05 AM   #21
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At least we can laugh about it

Originally posted by Angela Harlem
Prob I guess is, there is nothing they could release that would please every fan.


I also wish the track list was different, but hey, at least it has the two new songs on it.

It's better than nothing.

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Old 09-02-2002, 06:15 AM   #22
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your avatar is still hypnotising me....

True true daisy. There are things I would change. But I'm still going to trot off to the shops and buy it, and listen to it.
Over and over again!

Funny how we buy the same songs over and over again, just because its a bew release eh?


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Old 09-02-2002, 07:51 AM   #23
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Do you even LIKE U2?

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Well, I personally don't agree with your post, but at least you're keeping a positive attitude about it.
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Old 09-02-2002, 08:04 AM   #24
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This band never fails to shock me.Their every new release challenge me as a fan.
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Old 09-02-2002, 09:53 AM   #25
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"Walk On" was released in Ireland, the U.K. and Australia in 2001. As such, it does not qualify in the time frame for this "Best Of" collection (1990-2000). That's it and that's all. I'm sure "Walk On" will appear in the next "Best Of" collection.
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Old 09-02-2002, 10:13 AM   #26
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Personaly I was surpriced by many of the choices for this best of, I don't mind if walk on and elevation are not in it, they will be in the next ( in 10 years ) what I like is that they didn't make a boring Best Of... the kind any other artist would have made, I think this album will catch new fans, and also has something for us, U2freaks
About the B-side remixes, I think they still are into dance music, and like trying to reivindicate the Pop era, (that would explain the way they are dressing this days).
For Miami, the lyrics are I think mean to sound like a tourist memory of Miami, some cheesy, some funny, personally I like this tune, and i think it was great when performed live.
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Old 09-02-2002, 10:30 AM   #27
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Ah, Miami, mah mammy...

I agree with rafmed - the lyrics were meant to sound like a tourist memory. I love "Miami" and always have. It was one of the highlights from Popmart for me, and I never skip over it when listening to Pop. Somebody said it sounds like Tom Jones or Frank Sinatra could sing it... Isn't that funny? I guess you forgot that Bono is one of the biggest Sinatra fans and The Edge even payed homage to Tom Jones at Popmart (karaoke: "it's not unusual"). I think the image and sound is sort of like a lounge singer or a karaoke place with bad lighting. It's a dark song. It's a fun song. It's a Pop song.

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Old 09-02-2002, 10:32 AM   #28
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I agree Vox.
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:03 AM   #29
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Originally posted by Danospano
I agree with Vox. There are so many missing songs. Who's Gonna Ride, Lemon, Last Night on Earth, Walk On come to mind as the ones most wanted, but missing. However, I think they should have left ATYCLB for the next installment of GH. That would have left open 2 extra spots.

I would like to say, that I'm glad they've added to the package's value. Remixing those Pop tunes and Numb makes it out to be like a new album all together.

The B-Sides is mostly filled with remixes, which I wasn't expecting and kinda comes across as a disappointment. There were more great b-sides missing than there were hits missing from the GH disc.

That being said, I'm definitely going to buy this album.
I have to admit I agree with everything Dannospano says here- this doesn't happen very often!

ATYCLB has no business on this best of...

I am almost physically ill this morning reading this.

Why would they do this?
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:30 AM   #30
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I LOVE IT! The tracklisting is definately not what I would have put on there (the singles + "Zooropa"), but I'm definately pleased with the stuff. I'm really likin' the addition of "The First Time" and "Gone." Not expecting those. The only real disappointment I have with the tracklisting is the omission of "Lemon." I don't care about a few ATYCLB tracks on there, but not have "Lemon"...makes me ...but I'll manage.

Anyway, so yeah. Overall I like it
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:35 AM   #31
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You can't please everyone, I guess. Maybe Walk On will be on the next "best of."
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Originally posted by daisybean
I also wish the track list was different, but hey, at least it has the two new songs on it.

It's better than nothing.

although i too am over the inclusion of the first time and gone. i know it's not unusual (heh) for them to include live favourites as well, since they did that with 80-90. that could explain gone, but i'm still wondering about the first time.

and yes, it does kinda suck that they're including the remixes of discotheque, etc. instead of the originals, but the way i see it is that if i wanted to listen to the pop version of discotheque, i'd put in my pop cd!
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Old 09-02-2002, 11:59 AM   #33
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Well its nice to see that there is life on this thread!!!!I posted last night and I woke up to 28 replys, very nice. Okay, for the people that responded with creative feedback like alot of you.....thank you. You are true U2 fans because you actually said something that others can think about. If what doc who says is the real reason, and u2 will put these songs on the next best of then......fine, see Doc made ME think and now I have changed my tone a bit. As for all you that called me names and basically said I suck.......oh well. I ask all of you this, do you honestly feel that "The first time" is a better HIT(because after all the songs on the greatest hits are not for the hardcore fans, they are for casual fans. The b-sides a really for us) then say Whose gonna ride your wild horses,Lemon(i dont like the song but it would be a better choice then the first time), and many others that im sure you guys/ladies can think of. As for you that said by U2 putting remixs on the album its "original" and not the same boaring things that other bands do.....well you ALL.......have a good point. I still dont like the idea but you do have a point.
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Old 09-02-2002, 12:07 PM   #34
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A little pathetic

It's a little bit pathetic that we're getting this worked up over a Best Of release. Are all my favorite songs from 1990 to 2000 on there? No, heck no. But I don't expect them to be because they're MY favorites. Not Bono's. Not Adam's. Not Edge's and not Larry's.
I'm excited that in just a couple of months I'll be listening to a new U2 compilation with BRAND NEW remixes of some great tunes, not to mention two new songs. And it will be interesting to hear how the material blends together and how it flows. That was a weakness on the best of from the 80's. When Love Comes to Town and I Will Follow don't sound like the same band.

In addition we'll be getting our hands on some relatively rare b-sides and remixes (not that we all don't have them already) AND we'll be getting a DVD with video's, a history mix and some live performances. And people are COMPLAINING?

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Old 09-02-2002, 12:12 PM   #35
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I woulda liked it if Lemon had have even been just a remix on the second CD...oh well I'll live.
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Old 09-02-2002, 03:39 PM   #36
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I'm going to go cry because Lemon wasn't on the best of. If you want to, buy the CD, and burn Lemon as the last song. It's not too hard, or maybe, you can make a CD with 15 tracks of Lemon. Then hopefully, then maybe, you'd be happy.
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Originally posted by DaveC
I woulda liked it if Lemon had have even been just a remix on the second CD...oh well I'll live.
Lemon IS a remix on the second cd!
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Old 09-02-2002, 05:21 PM   #38
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I would like to point out that this is a "Best Of", not a "Greatest Hits". This explains the inclusiong of some of the songs that were not singles such as Gone, The First Time, and Until the End of the World. A greatest hits would include more of the singles that came out in the 90's, like Last Night on Earth, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, and If God Will Send His Angels. I am guessing that U2 felt that Gone, The First Time, and Until the End of the World were better than the other singles they could have chosen. I know Bono especially likes Gone, UTEOTW and The First Time. Of course the DVD has the videos for many of the singles that are missing from the collection. While Lemon and IGWSHA don't appear on the first disc, they are represented by remixes on the limited edition disc. Personally I like the choices of the remixes, they didn't pick any clunkers (like Last Night on Earth (first night in hell mix)). Like I said before, if some of your favorites didn't make it, you always have the original album anyway. A Best Of isn't really aimed at die-hards in the first place since they will own most of the group's material already. U2 did spice it up with the newly remixed tracks and some new songs so that die-hard fans would have a reason to pick it up as well, plus a limited edition 2nd disc as well. Of course everyone has their own opinion and their own personal favorite tracks and U2 can't please everyone unless they made a special Best Of for each individual, but they tried their best to appeal to a wide audience. I think we all need to just be thankful that U2 cares so much about it's fan base that they didn't just ship out a bunch of singles just to make some extra cash. I am looking forward to the upcoming release and the singles of Electrical Storm.
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Old 09-02-2002, 05:59 PM   #39
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I just wish they put on the bitter kiss mix of dirty day instead of the junk day mix as the latter is superior. because of this I will shortly be committing suicide. Unfortunately I have decided to leave my U2 collection to my cat, so don't bother asking.
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if lemon is the secret track, ill be a happy bunny; this will definately compensate for what i think is a daft inclusion of The First Time

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