Roots of U2

The Roots of U2

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U2, like many acts from "over the pond," have always held classic American rock & roll, country, soul, blues, and R&B in great regard, and this 27-track collection does little to dispel that notion. Heavily stocked with American icons like Johnny Cash ("Don't Take Your Guns to Town"), Muddy Waters ("Rollin'

Overview

U2, like many acts from "over the pond," have always held classic American rock & roll, country, soul, blues, and R&B in great regard, and this 27-track collection does little to dispel that notion. Heavily stocked with American icons like Johnny Cash ("Don't Take Your Guns to Town"), Muddy Waters ("Rollin' Stone"), Buddy Holly ("Not Fade Away"), and Billie Holiday ("Lover Man"), The Roots of U2 certainly doesn't skimp on the Plymouth rock. That said, the inclusion of classic cuts from the likes of Scottish folk legend Ewan MacColl ("Dirty Old Town"), Italian pop crooner Domenico Modugno ("Volare"), and the inimitable Jacques Brel ("Ne Me Quitte Pas") serve as helpful reminders that for every "Angel of Harlem" or "Desire" there was a "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and an "Unforgettable Fire."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0636551008921
catalogNumber:
89
Rank:
266534

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Peggy Seeger   Composer
Allen Ginsberg   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Josef Myrow   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Dave Henderson   Liner Notes
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
Junior Parker   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Ritchie Valens   Composer
Tony Hollins   Composer
Sam Phillips   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Franco Migliacci   Composer
James Sherman   Composer

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