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Old 05-01-2005, 04:22 PM   #1
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What's U2's strongest 'Side' to date?

Remember when records used to be divided into sides when they were released on vinyl and cassette? Well, which 'side' do you think is U2's strongest to date? Generally speaking, I think the first five songs on a 10-11 song CD constitute one side, and the rest the other(the only exception to this is ATYCLB which is 6 and 5 I think), and 12-song CDs are divided into 6 and 6. I think those are the correct divisions, but you can correct me if I'm wrong. This is a listing of all the sides in the U2 studio catalog according to the divisions I just outlined. R&H is not included because it's just too un-cohesive to think about in sides. So, which side is U2's best to date?

Boy - Side A

I Will Follow
Twilight
An Cat Dubh
Into The Heart
Out Of Control

Boy - Side B

Stories For Boys
The Ocean
A Day Without me
Another Time, Another Place
The Electric Co.
Shadows And Tall Trees

October - Side A

Gloria
I Fall Down
I Threw A Brick Through A Window
Rejoice
Fire

October - Side B

Tomorrow
October
With A Shout
Stranger In A Strange Land
Scarlet
Is That All?

War - Side A

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Seconds
New Year's Day
Like A Song
Drowning Man

War - Side B

The Refugee
Two Hearts Beat As One
Red Light
Surrender
"40"

The Unforgettable Fire - Side A

A Sort Of Homecoming
Pride(In The Name Of Love)
Wire
The Unforgettable Fire
Promenade

The Unforgettable Fire - Side B

4th Of July
Bad
Indian Summer Sky
Elvis Presley And America
MLK

The Joshua Tree - Side A

Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With Or Without You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still

The Joshua Tree - Side B

Red Hill Mining Town
In God's Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Exit
Mothers Of The Disappeared

Achtung Baby - Side A

Zoo Station
Even Better Than The Real Thing
One
Until The End Of The World
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
So Cruel

Achtung Baby - Side B

The Fly
Mysterious Ways
Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Ultraviolet(Light My Way)
Acrobat
Love Is Blindness

Zooropa - Side A

Zooropa
Babyface
Numb
Lemon
Stay(Faraway, So Close)

Zooropa - Side B

Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Some Days Are Better Than Others
The First Time
Dirty Day
The Wanderer

Pop - Side A

Discotheque
Do You Feel Loved
Mofo
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring At The Sun
Last Night On Earth

Pop - Side B

Gone
Miami
The Playboy Mansion
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Please
Wake Up Dead Man

ATYCLB - Side A

Beautiful Day
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Elevation
Walk On
Kite
In A Little While

ATYCLB - Side B

Wild Honey
Peace On Earth
When I Look At The World
New York
Grace

HTDAAB - Side A

Vertigo
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
City Of Blinding Lights

HTDAAB - Side B

All Because Of You
A Man And A Woman
Crumbs From Your Table
One Step Closer
Original Of The Species
Yahweh
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Old 05-01-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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im actually tempted to say HTDAAB Side A
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1) Achtung Baby Side A
2) Joshua Tree Side A
3) Achtung Baby Side B
4) HTDAAB Side A
5) War Side A
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are you wanting us to look at all a sides vs. all b sides, or pick our favourite side out of all the albums?
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Tie- Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby side A.

Two finest Side A's in existance!

Funnily enough, despite being born in 1988 when vinyl was evidently on the way out, when reading a tracklisting for a CD I always split it into Sides A and B in my head since over the last few years I've grown more fond of vinyl and the whole sides thing...and I have no idea why!!
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what?... so there's no transition whatsoever between Promenade and 4th of July on cassette!!! What's Axver babbling about?





PS: Too hard to decide... maybe Zooropa side A for me.
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i'm gonna go with pop, side a. achtung baby would've won if it hadn't been for...THAT song.
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Joshua Tree Side A....everything is incredible!
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i'm gonna go with pop, side a. achtung baby would've won if it hadn't been for...THAT song.
oh.. you mean the awful EBTTRT of course!

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oh.. you mean the awful EBTTRT of course!



oh god, i'm going to hell for sure now for agreeing, even if we were both being sarcastic.

oh macphisto, please forgive me!
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Re: What's U2's strongest 'Side' to date?

1.Joshua Tree Side A
2.Achtung Baby Side A
3.ATYCLB Side A
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ATYCLB side A...
and the October A side is brilliant too.
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Gotta go with JT A side. I have such an attachment to that one. When I got into U2 everything was still on cassette and that A side was what made me such a fan.
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JT Side A, for pretty much the same reasons as neutral, only for me, I didn't have it at all. A friend across the street from where I lived had just gotten a CD player, and the first CD he had was JT. I remember listening to it and being transfixed by the first half. I had to leave soon after, so I didn't hear anything past Running To Stand Still until later on.

I also love AB Side B.
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JT side A is incredible
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The Joshua Tree - Side A:
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. Running To Stand Still


Boy - Side A:
1. I Will Follow
2. Twilight
3. An Cat Dubh
4. Into The Heart
5. Out Of Control


HTDAAB - Side A:
1. Vertigo
2. Miracle Drug
3. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
4. Love And Peace Or Else
5. City Of Blinding Lights
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yeah what the hell was i thinking

its obviously joshua tree a side
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Joshua Tree A - simply cannot top that collection

HTDAAB A - extremely strong collection
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IMO Joshua Tree's side A is fantastic. I also like AB and HTDAAB side A.
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