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Old 03-11-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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What Songs Would You Put On a CD To Introduce A Friend To The Band? Limit: 30 DBLCD

Another post gave me this idea. If a friend asked you to give them some U2 material to listen to, what songs would you put on a CD to give them a well-rounded idea of the band? I put the limit to 30, because a friend deserves a double CD, NO?

I'm thinking on my thirty right now................and will let you know. But I'm more curious what YOU would give them....
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Umm, i'd just give them achtung baby and the live zoo boot from dublin... that would about cover it.
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I Will Follow
October
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year's Day
Pride
The Unforgettable Fire
Bad
Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With Or Without You
The Sweetest Thing
Desire
Heartland
All I Want Is You
Until The End Of The World
One
Mysterious Ways
Acrobat
Love Is Blindness
Stay
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Discotheque
Staring At The Sun
Last Night On Earth
Beautiful Day
New York
Electrical Storm
Vertigo
City Of Blinding Lights
Original Of The Species
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I have filled two 80 minute CDs with the 'greatest hits', for the most part. I would've included songs like Until The End, Acrobat and Heartland on a 'best of' compilation. But I think the way to open somebody up to a band is through the easily accessible hits. They can always discover the gems by getting the albums. So anyway, here goes:

DISC ONE
1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. With Or Without You
4. Bullet The Blue Sky
5. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - live
6. Bad - live from WAIA *was tempted to include the Live Aid version but couldn't fit it in*
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. New Year's Day
9. I Will Follow
10.Gloria
11.Desire
12.All I Want Is You
13.Even Better Than The Real Thing
14.Fly
15.Mysterious Ways
16.One

DISC TWO
1. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
2. Numb
3. Lemon
4. Stay
5. Miss Sarajevo
6. Hold Me Thrill Me
7. Discotheque
8. Staring At The Sun
9. Mofo
10.Gone
11.Please
12.Beautiful Day
13.Walk On
14.Vertigo
15.City Of Blinding Lights
16.Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

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I will Follow
Gloria
Tomorrow
Seconds
New Year's Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Pride
Bad
Streets
I Still Haven't Found
With Or Without You
Desire
All I Want Is You
The FLy
Mysterious Ways
One
Lemon
Stay
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Miss Sarajevo
Your Blue Room
Please
Mofo
Beautiful Day
Walk On
Kite
Vertigo
All Because Of You
Crumbs From Your Table
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Umm, i'd just give them achtung baby and the live zoo boot from dublin... that would about cover it.
I'd go with this suggestion. Only trouble is, everything else seems insubstantial and passionless after listening to it.
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:28 PM   #7
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I'd buy them:

Best of 1980-1990
Best of 1990-2000

After that:

Achtung Baby
Joshua Tree
Zooropa
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The problem is 'the best of 80-90' excludes Gloria and Bullet The Blue Sky when they could've easily fit it onto the CD. The Best of 90-00 is even worse, with unnecessary remixes and once again omissions like Fly and Mofo (needed for sheer contrast and understanding of what this band is capable of). These official compilation releases end up being a hodgepodge of material. That's why I'd rather make my own.
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1.Mofo
2.The Fly
3.Lemon
4.Numb
5.Miss Sarajevo
6.Exit
7.Gone
8.Discotheque
9.Salome
10.Vertigo
11.Mothers Of The Dissapeared
12.Hawkmoon 269
13.Acrobat
14.Dady's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
15.Love Comes Tumbling
16. In a Little While
17. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
18. Fire
19. Do You Feel Loved
20.October

If he likes this, well.. he's in
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cd1:

1.Where The Streets Have No Name
2.Beautiful Day
3.One
4.Bullet The Blue Sky
5.Ground Beneath Her Feet
6.Gone
7.New Years Day (single)
8.Even Better Than The Real Thing
9.Heartland
10.Running To Stand Still
11.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
12.Staring At The Sun
13.Love And Peace Or Else
14.With Or Without You
15.Pride




cd2:


1.Zooropa
2.The Fly
3.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4.Sunday Bloody Sunday
5.Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
6.Until The End Of The World
7.Discotheque
8.Mysterious Ways
9.Bad
10.Miracle Drug
11.Stay (Faraway So Close!)
12.Acrobat
13.Lemon
14.Vertigo
15.All I Want Is You
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I like your list (and your comment), Nube Gris! Only change I would make would be the 1st 2 songs:

1. Mothers of the Disappeared
2. Mofo (Matt Roberts/Phunk Force Mix)
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I tried, but I couldn't get it to 30...it's 34.

Disc 1: The Rockers

1)Vertigo
2)I Will Follow
3)Sunday Bloody Sunday
4)Fire
5)Until The End Of The World
6)New Year's Day
7)Pride(In The Name Of Love)
8)Beautiful Day
9)Mysterious Ways
10)Staring At The Sun
11)Mofo
12)Bullet The Blue Sky
13)Love And Peace Or Else
14)Even Better Than The Real Thing
15)The Fly
16)Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
17)Please
18)Where The Streets Have No Name
19)One Tree Hill
20)Bad

Disc 2: The Ballads

1)Gloria
2)October
3)With Or Without You
4)The Unforgettable Fire
5)Kite
6)Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
7)Stay(Faraway, So Close)
8)Lemon
9)One
10)I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
11)Running To Stand Still
12)Miss Sarajevo
13)Drowning Man
14)All I Want Is You
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I like your selections namkcuR, but I never thought I'd hear Gloria and Lemon called ballads.

Oh yeah, to add songs 3 and 4 to my list above:

3. Tomorrow
4. United Colours
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I'm not going to pick 30 songs for you, but some songs that I think translate well to non-fans:

Pride
Stay
Beautiful Day
Mysterious Ways
Desire
With or Without You
Vertigo
Walk On
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
New Year's Day
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I'd go with this suggestion. Only trouble is, everything else seems insubstantial and passionless after listening to it.
Until they find the 26 December 1989 boot and see how it pisses all over the Dublin 1993 one.
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Disc 1:

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. Pride
3. With Or Without You
4. I Will Follow
5. New Years Day
6. Bad
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. Tomorrow
9. Unforgettable Fire
10. I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
11. Desire
12. A Sort Of Homecoming
13. Hawkmoon 269
14. All I Want Is You
15. October

Disc 2

1. Beautiful Day
2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. One
4. Until The End Of The World
5. Stay
6. Lemon
7. Do You Feel Loved
8. Gone
9. Mysterious Ways
10. Sometimes You Cant Make It On Your Own
11. Discotheque
12. Zooropa
13. Whos Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
14. The Fly
15. Vertigo

Thats my best shot at keeping it just to studio recordings....
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Until they find the 26 December 1989 boot and see how it pisses all over the Dublin 1993 one.
So have you and the Lovetown Tour decided the date of your wedding yet?

(Edit: Invite me.)

(Edit 2: And serve vodka.)

(Edit 3: And AXVER AND LOVETOWN, SITTING IN A TREE, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.)
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So have you and the Lovetown Tour decided the date of your wedding yet?

(Edit: Invite me.)

(Edit 2: And serve vodka.)

(Edit 3: And AXVER AND LOVETOWN, SITTING IN A TREE, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.)


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(Chronological order)

1.Out of control
2. Tommorow
3. '40'
4. New Years Day
5. Like A song
6. A sort of homecoming
7. Bad
8. Promenade
9. Where the streets have no name
10. I still haven't found what I'm looking for
11. With or without you
12. One tree hill
13. In god's country
14. Heartland
15. Hawkmoon 269

1.Even better than the real thing
2.Until the end of the world
3.One
4.Mysterious Ways
5.Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
6.The first time
7.Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
8.Beautiful Day
9.Stuck in a moment you can't get out of
10.Walk on
11.Kite
12.In a little while
13.Vertigo
14.Miracle Drug
15.Sometimes you can't make it on your own
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OK ... here's thirty(-four), no CD split.

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
4. New Year's Day
5. Gloria
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
7. The Electric Co.
8. Twilight
9. City Of Blinding Lights
10. Heartland
11. With Or Without You
12. The Unforgettable Fire
13. Promenade --> 4th Of July --> Bad
14. One
15. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
16. Zooropa
17. Dirty Day (live)
18. Bullet The Blue Sky (live on ZooTV)
19. Running To Stand Still (live, 6 January 1990)
20. A Sort Of Homecoming
21. One Tree Hill (live, 26 December 1989)
22. Exit (live, 29 April 1987)
23. 11 O'clock Tick Tock (live, 4 November 1981 or 5 June 1983)
24. Acrobat
25. Gone
26. Until The End Of The World
27. Numb
28. Hawkmoon 269 (live)
29. God Part II (live)
30. 40 (live, possibly 18 November 1989)
Hidden track at the end of CD 1 (wherever that is): Lemon
Hidden track at the end of CD 2: Mofo
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