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Old 03-27-2002, 09:38 AM   #21
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What are you trying to do with this tape - woo her, impress her with U2 material or impress her with your knowledge of U2 material?

If it's the first item, then obviously more romantic songs (not that U2 makes that many of them) should be considered. Many people here have already listed them, so I won't repeat those.

If it's the second item, I suggest creating a tape (or a CD - a CD is far more impressive than a tape, so I recommend that if possible) of not only U2's most popular tracks but some that you consider your favorites. Therefore, consider your favorites on the first "Best Of" album and then consider your favorites of the 90's and 00's era. This will give her a good sampling of U2 throughout their 20 year history.

If it's the third item, then I would suggest you choose not only a few popular songs (songs she most likely heard at some time) but some of the rare songs, like b-sides and special releases (like "Night and Day", the Robbie Robertson work, The Passengers material, some of Bono's solo songs, some of Edge's solo work, "Mission Impossible", etc.). If she already knows the "big hits" then making a tape (CD) of those songs may be nice, but fruitless. Making a tape (CD) with "rare songs" shows her that you really know U2 and that you went to extra effort to make this tape (CD) for her. The trouble is with this third choice is that it may also alienate her just a bit. She may be SO unfamiliar with U2 that hearing these rare songs might be a little too much too soon.

Therefore, my recommendation?

Make a pseudo-greatest hits tape (CD), throw in a few "rare" songs that are great, but that she probably hasn't heard, and keep things light yet slightly romantic. Try to include songs from all of U2's eras.

Potential Track-listing:[list=1][*] Elevation[*] Hold Me...Kill Me[*] I Will Follow[*] Gloria[*] Pride[*] I Still Haven't Found...[*] Beautiful Day[*] Staring at the Sun[*] Stay[*] With or Without You[*] All I Want Is You[*] Night and Day[*] Walk On (Hallelujah version)[*] One[*] Ground Beneath Her Feet[*] Miss Sarajevo[*] One Tree Hill[*] Angel of Harlem[*] Desire[*] Mysterious Ways[/list=a]

You'll note that I start off with faster songs, slow down to the more serious slower-paced songs (some of which are romantic), but then pick up the pace again at the end (so that she doesn't fall asleep while listening to the CD! LOL!).

I would only make one tape (or two CDs) at this point. See what she thinks of this. If she's "ga-ga" over it, then proceed with more tapes (CD's), and become really creative!

Hope this helps!




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Thanks "what do you guys think of ms. sarajevo'?
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Thanks "what do you guys think of ms. sarajevo'?
Well, as evidenced by my list above, I think you should include it.

It's a very elegant song. Pavarotti's solo is stunningly beautiful. Bono wrote the words he sings. They were translated into Italian, perhaps to sound more romantic, beautiful or operatic. But even in English, those words are amongst Bono's best - pure lyical poetry. What the song means, what it represents and how it's performed make it a very powerful, yet beautiful song - and one that she's probably not heard.

Also, as a tidbit, the proceeds from that song were sent to help Bosnian children.

Definitely include it. Heck, just make a tape (CD) of the songs I had in my list. Yes, listen to me. It's all about me here.
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:09 AM   #24
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its all about you huh? thats cool.
i was also thinking of maybe two hearts beat as one.
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:28 AM   #25
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KEEP COMMING UP WITH GREAT IDEAS !!! ALSO IF I DO A TAPE OF CD IM GOING TO MAKE A COVER FOR THE TWO AND I WAS WONDERING WHAT U2 PICS SHOULD I USE. OR EVEN NON U2 PICS SUCH AS A LANDSCAPE OF IRELAND OR SOMETHING?
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:47 AM   #26
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If you want here to see the true romantic in you

you need to have

Exit
Bullet the blue sky
Wake up dead man
MOFO
Until the end of the world
Sunday Bloody sunday
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me


(please don't do this)


if she doens't run screaming...she's yours!
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:56 AM   #27
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yea she would go running for sure if i put those on there . ecpessially "Exit"
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Old 03-27-2002, 11:09 AM   #28
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if i were to put one of the two songs bono sang with the corrs whic one should i put on the tapes?
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Old 03-27-2002, 11:38 AM   #29
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I would choose When the Starts Go Blue. Don't leave Walk to the Water out of it...neither Heartland...nor Promenade...well, the others I would pick are already listed above. Good luck with whatever intentions you have
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Just check PLEBA, surely you'll find tons of pics there...PLEBA girls are experts on this issue
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If you could 'shrink' them to fit, if you're using tapes and not CD's-how about these?




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Old 03-28-2002, 02:02 AM   #32
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do you guys have any ideas for pics to put as a cover for the two tapes?
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Red Hill Mining Town I think is the most emotional song Bono ever sang!!!
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yes , red hill is one of the top ones on my list
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I'd have to agree with everybody else's lists here and add If You Wear That Velvet Dress.
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Old 03-29-2002, 08:02 AM   #36
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velvet dress is a good one. just purchased the bootleg of opening night of elevation tour. never heard sweetest thing live before. it rocks!
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any more suggestions?
i am making the tapes today after work.
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