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Old 09-04-2002, 09:14 AM   #1
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I've given this some thought...

I'm sure this has been done, but here it goes.

I usually don't like to criticize U2 for the work they do or the choices they make since I don't know the motivation behind them, but I was not excited about the Best of 2. I think it was a mistake to do so much rework and leave off so many good B-sides.

Here is what I would have done instead:

Best of:
1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
2. Mysterious Ways
3. Beautiful Day
4. Electrical Storm (Single Version) (new song)
5. One
6. Miss Sarajevo
7. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. Gone (Original)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. The Hands That Built America (new song)
12. Elevation
13. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
14. Staring At The Sun (Original)
15. Numb (Original)
16. Please
17. Walk On

B-Sides (true B-sides):
1. Lady With The Spinning Head (One Single)
2. Night and Day (Red Hot and Blue)
3. Electrical Storm (Demo version)
4. Summer Rain (Beautiful Day Single)
5. Two Shot of Happy one Shot of Sad (If God Will Send His Angels Single)
6. North & South Of The River (Staring at the Sun Single)
7. Always (Beautiful Day Single)
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Last Night on Earth Single)
9. Salome (Even Better than the Real Thing Single)
10. Where Dd it All Go Wrong (Even Better than the Real Thing Single)
11. Satalite of Love (One Single)
12. Paint it Black (Cover) (Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Single)
13. Slow Dancing (with Willie Nelson) (Stay Single)
14. Fortunate Son (Cover) (Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Single)
15. Holy Joe (Discotheque Single)
16. Big Girls are Best (Stuck in a Moment Single)
16. Pop Musik (Last Night on Earth Single)
17. Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk (Fly Single)

The Remixes (Special limited edition third CD):
1. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) (new song)
2. Gone (new mix)
3. Discothèque (new mix)
4. Staring At The Sun (new mix)
5. Numb (new mix)
6. Lady With The Spinning Head (Extended Dance Mix)
7. Dirty Day (Junk Day Mix)
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Gun Mix)
9. Salome (Zooromancer Mix)
10. Even Better Than The Real Thing (Perfecto Mix)
11. Numb (Give Me Some More Dignity Mix)
12. Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
13. If God Will Send His Angels - (Big Yam Mix)
14. Lemon (Jeep Mix)
15. Discothèque (Hexidecimal Mix)
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Old 09-04-2002, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: I've given this some thought...

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Originally posted by Blackrav27
I'm sure this has been done, but here it goes.

I usually don't like to criticize U2 for the work they do or the choices they make since I don't know the motivation behind them, but I was not excited about the Best of 2. I think it was a mistake to do so much rework and leave off so many good B-sides.

Here is what I would have done instead:

Best of:
1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
2. Mysterious Ways
3. Beautiful Day
4. Electrical Storm (Single Version) (new song)
5. One
6. Miss Sarajevo
7. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. Gone (Original)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. The Hands That Built America (new song)
12. Elevation
13. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
14. Staring At The Sun (Original)
15. Numb (Original)
16. Please
17. Walk On

B-Sides (true B-sides):
1. Lady With The Spinning Head (One Single)
2. Night and Day (Red Hot and Blue)
3. Electrical Storm (Demo version)
4. Summer Rain (Beautiful Day Single)
5. Two Shot of Happy one Shot of Sad (If God Will Send His Angels Single)
6. North & South Of The River (Staring at the Sun Single)
7. Always (Beautiful Day Single)
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Last Night on Earth Single)
9. Salome (Even Better than the Real Thing Single)
10. Where Dd it All Go Wrong (Even Better than the Real Thing Single)
11. Satalite of Love (One Single)
12. Paint it Black (Cover) (Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Single)
13. Slow Dancing (with Willie Nelson) (Stay Single)
14. Fortunate Son (Cover) (Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Single)
15. Holy Joe (Discotheque Single)
16. Big Girls are Best (Stuck in a Moment Single)
16. Pop Musik (Last Night on Earth Single)
17. Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk (Fly Single)

The Remixes (Special limited edition third CD):
1. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) (new song)
2. Gone (new mix)
3. Discothèque (new mix)
4. Staring At The Sun (new mix)
5. Numb (new mix)
6. Lady With The Spinning Head (Extended Dance Mix)
7. Dirty Day (Junk Day Mix)
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Gun Mix)
9. Salome (Zooromancer Mix)
10. Even Better Than The Real Thing (Perfecto Mix)
11. Numb (Give Me Some More Dignity Mix)
12. Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
13. If God Will Send His Angels - (Big Yam Mix)
14. Lemon (Jeep Mix)
15. Discothèque (Hexidecimal Mix)
Sounds good but they probably wouldn't release three cd's.

I do agree with the b-sides being proper b-sides though. But where is The Fly and Last Night on Earth in the original listing? I know The Fly isn't in the official listings but it's roumoured as a secret track.
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