The Roots of U2

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 636551008921
  • Catalog Number: 89
  • Sales rank: 217,164

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran (1:54)
  2. 2 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens (2:06)
  3. 3 Don't Take Your Guns To Town - Johnny Cash (2:57)
  4. 4 Crawling King Snake - John Lee Hooker (2:37)
  5. 5 You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra (2:53)
  6. 6 Volare - Domenico Modugno (2:47)
  7. 7 Lover Man - Billie Holiday (3:15)
  8. 8 Singing In the Rain - Gene Kelly (2:54)
  9. 9 Follow the Yellow Brick Road - Judy Garland (0:49)
  10. 10 Black Betty (1:53)
  11. 11 Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl (2:50)
  12. 12 Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald (3:03)
  13. 13 Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (2:39)
  14. 14 Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly (2:21)
  15. 15 I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash (2:43)
  16. 16 Lost Highway - Hank Williams (2:40)
  17. 17 Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie (2:36)
  18. 18 Wild Rover - Paul Clayton (2:35)
  19. 19 The Ballad of Springhill - Peggy Seeger (3:49)
  20. 20 Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel (3:49)
  21. 21 Howl - Allen Ginsberg (0:23)
  22. 22 America - Original Broadway Cast (4:32)
  23. 23 Save a Seat For Me - B.B. King (3:01)
  24. 24 Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley (3:06)
  25. 25 Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison (2:23)
  26. 26 Big River - Johnny Cash (2:29)
  27. 27 Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters (3:04)
  28. 28 Mystery Train - Elvis Presley (2:24)
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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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