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Old 11-07-2001, 04:15 PM   #1
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Which Song Would You Axe From A Best Of -- 'Please' (Live) Or 'All I Want Is You'?

This is very tough!! I'm making a best of, and the idea was to have at least one song (Live or studio) from each album. I'm of course limited to an 80 minute CD. Here's my choices so far. Maybe you can help me out with it?

1. Gloria (Live)
2. Pride
3. October
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live)
5. Running To Stand Still
6. Miss Sarajevo
7. Bad (Live)
*All I Want Is You*???
8. Streets
9. I Still Haven't Found
10. Angel Of Harlem
11. One
12. With Or Without You (Live)
13. Stay (Live)
14. *Please (Live)*??
15. A Sort Of Homecoming (Live)
16. Walk On

You see, if you only compare the two songs, I prefer 'All I Want', but it's more complicated than that. 'Please' is thematically extremely important to tie the album together, and it goes beautifully with 'A Sort of Homecoming' (I'm thinking of the MTV version of 'Please'). The Rotterdam version would have to have the live version of 'Streets' right after (trust me on this one).

So herein lies my dilema: which song should I axe? 'All I Want' is just too beautiful to axe, isn't it? I could get rid of 'Angel of Harlem' but that's only three and a half minutes long, so I still wouldn't have enough room on the CD. I could get rid of 'A Sort Of Homecoming' but that just goes too well after 'Please' and extremely well before 'Walk On'. Oh, the pain...


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I know its hard but you have to get rid of All I want is you. You must opt for theme and through-line. Very important. Mixes require this and they also require a little sacrafice. So stick w/ "Please"

Nothing from BOY???

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I personally prefer Please, and it fits thematically.. so my vote would go to axing AIWIY.

Which version of Stay are you using btw?
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This would be hard, but I'll go with Please live.

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Tackleberry,

I do agree that the theme is very important. It just huts so... By the way, I do concur with you about Boy. I've made another mix that includes a couple tracks of Boy, so I decided to inlclude some live cuts from other eras on this new CD. I do believe 'Out of Control' ranks up there with the bands best work, but on an 80 minute CD, it's amazing how much amazing work also needs to be included. It's always such torture!

Skeek: I think I'll use the new Toronto version of 'Stay', although I'm seriously considering using the ZooEuropa version from Dublin, '93. Ah, help me out on this one too!

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Wow that is a hard decision.

I actually prefer the song All I want is you.. but for your disk I would keep Please.

I'd also like to say I like seeing Angel of Harlem up there. I love that song.

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I am going to have to jump on the Please bandwagon, which unfortunately means axing All I Want is You.

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Buh-Bye 'All I Want Is You' and hellooooo 'Please'!!! Hands down, my friend and I do love both songs.

Oh, and you absolutely MUST keep 'Angel of Harlem'!! That songs rocks!!


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I say go with the Toronto version! conveys the feeling of the song better with the stripped down accompaniment i think. The only trouble with the Stay from Toronto is the talking from the beginning, but you could get rid of that with a sound editing program
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Another vote for keeping PLEASE and axing AIWIY.
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Which "Stay" and "With or Without you" live versions are you using. I prefer the Stay of this tour as the best.
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M--I'd love to know which live versions of ALL those songs you're using...and where u got them of course
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Tackleberry,

I've decided to go with the Rattle and Hum version of WOWY. There are better sounding versions out there, but the anguish in Bono's voice, and his slightly forced falsetto convey the meaning of the song beautifully.

I think I'll use the Toronto (Elevation) version of 'Stay', although Edge sounds just as amazing in a totally different way on ZooEuropa.

I do like that 2 CD idea, but wouldn't it be incredible to get all of this onto on disc?

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Okay, I've made my decision in regards to 'Please'. I'm going to axe 'All I Wan't is You'. My God, that was tough to write. It's a song that, quite possibly, has Bono's most beautiful line EVER: "...A Harbour In The Tempest..." (Hence, my signature). But, alas, somethings must be done....

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Be strong, Michael. You made the right decision.

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i wouldnt axe any of the two... they both should make the cut to any u2 compilation
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This isnt even a question!!!!! ALL I WANT IS YOU! You cant have an album without that great guitar solo. Not to mention the whole ending.....its great. I never really liked please, I do think it is a good live song just not as good as ALL I WANT IS YOU!
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Personally, I'd axe Pride & Angel or Pride & Still Haven't Found before approaching either AIWIY or Please.

However, between the two, you've made the right call...axe AIWIY and keep Please. You need "Pop" representation and you already have Angel in there for Rattle 'n Hum.
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Hey Michael,

Why don´t you use the Irving Plaza version of All I Want is You, instead of the original one? It´s outstanding! And shorter, maybe you won´t have to axe anything.

As for Stay I would go with San Jose nite 2, the first time they played it in US, if you can find a good quality file.

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follower.. have you heard Stay live from Toronto? it's mighty swell!
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