U218 Singles [UK Bonus DVD]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
U2's first two greatest-hits albums neatly divided themselves by decade, with the first covering the '80s and the second summing up the '90s. Their third hits comp, 2006's U218 Singles, is at once more ambitious and more concise, offering an overview of their first 26 years on a single disc comprised of 18 tracks -- and since two of those are new songs, that leaves just 16 songs to tell their whole story. That's not much space for a band with a career as lengthy and ambitious as U2, so it's inevitable that some painful cuts have been made. Nothing from October, Zooropa or Pop is here, and unless you're buying various import editions that have "I Will Follow" as ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
U2's first two greatest-hits albums neatly divided themselves by decade, with the first covering the '80s and the second summing up the '90s. Their third hits comp, 2006's U218 Singles, is at once more ambitious and more concise, offering an overview of their first 26 years on a single disc comprised of 18 tracks -- and since two of those are new songs, that leaves just 16 songs to tell their whole story. That's not much space for a band with a career as lengthy and ambitious as U2, so it's inevitable that some painful cuts have been made. Nothing from October, Zooropa or Pop is here, and unless you're buying various import editions that have "I Will Follow" as a bonus track, there's nothing from Boy, either. There's only one cut each from The Unforgettable Fire and Rattle and Hum -- and bucking conventional wisdom, none of their three widely accepted masterpieces -- War, The Joshua Tree, or Achtung Baby -- provide the most songs here. No, out of all their albums the one that dominates U218 Singles is All That You Can't Leave Behind, their 2000 comeback from the depths of the misguided Pop, and one of two records that they've released since their last hits compilation, The Best of 1990-2000. The other record they've released since then is How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, which provides two songs here -- or, as many as there are from War and Achtung Baby. What this means is that this compilation skews very heavily toward latter-day U2 -- eight out of 18 tracks, a full 44 percent of the collection, are from 2000 on, which means that U218 Singles presents the classicist version of the band, featuring the anthems from U2 at their peak, plus the highlights from when U2 were trying their best to sound like U2 at their peak. They did it quite well, of course, from both a commercial and artistic standpoint, sometimes writing songs that stood proudly alongside "Pride In the Name of Love" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" as in "Beautiful Day" and sometimes not "Elevation". When it's all mixed together, it paints a portrait of a band that's a little slicker and streamlined than it often was, and it's hard not to miss the big-hearted yet moody band that made "Bad," "Gloria," and "A Sort of Homecoming," not to mention the middle-aged Euro experimentalists responsible for "Numb" and "Stay! Faraway, So Close," two essential components of the band that has been forced aside by the arena rock pros on display here. Then again, U2 always were the best arena rockers of their generation, and for those who love the spectacle and sound of the band in full flight, U218 Singles serves up that side of the band quite well, along with two new entries that find the band continuing the assured, even-handed sound of Atomic Bomb: a cover of the Skids' "The Saints Are Coming," recorded with Green Day and rewritten to vaguely address the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and "Window in the Skies," an anthemic pop number that relies too heavily on synth strings yet is saved by the band's sturdy songwriting and reliable performance. As such, it might not cover all the bases, but it covers enough of the major ones to be a good summary for fellow travelers who just know U2 from the radio, and it's also a good one-stop introduction to the basics for neophytes. [This version of U218 Singles includes a bonus DVD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2006
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 602517135932
  • Catalog Number: 1713593

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beautiful Day (4:05)
  2. 2 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (4:37)
  3. 3 Pride (In the Name of Love) (3:49)
  4. 4 With or Without You (4:56)
  5. 5 Vertigo (3:10)
  6. 6 New Year's Day (4:18)
  7. 7 Mysterious Ways (4:02)
  8. 8 Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of (4:32)
  9. 9 Where the Streets Have No Name (4:47)
  10. 10 Sweetest Thing (3:01)
  11. 11 Sunday Bloody Sunday (4:40)
  12. 12 One (4:36)
  13. 13 Desire (3:00)
  14. 14 Walk On (4:29)
  15. 15 Elevation (3:49)
  16. 16 Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own (5:06)
  17. 17 Saints Are Coming (3:22)
  18. 18 Window in the Skies (4:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Vertigo
  2. 2 I Will Follow
  3. 3 Elevation
  4. 4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  5. 5 All I Want Is You
  6. 6 City of Blinding Lights
  7. 7 Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
  8. 8 Miss Sarajevo
  9. 9 Original of the Species
  10. 10 With or Without You
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
U2 Primary Artist
The Edge Guitar
Adam Clayton Bass Guitar
Larry Mullen Jr. Percussion, Drums
Terry Lawless Wurlitzer
Technical Credits
U2 Composer
The Edge Composer
Arnie Acosta Mastering
Stuart Adamson Composer
Paul Barrett Engineer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Eno Composer, Producer, Engineer
Flood Engineer
Nellee Hooper Producer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Richard Jobson Composer
Kevin Killen Engineer
Daniel Lanois Producer, Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Dave Meegan Engineer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Tim Palmer Engineer
Rick Rubin Producer
Paul Thomas Engineer
Carl Glanville Engineer
Robbie Adams Engineer
Greg Fidelman Engineer
David Corio Cover Photo
Stephen Harris Engineer
Paul McGuinness Management
Joe O'Herlihy Engineer
Richard Rainey Engineer
Sam O'Sullivan Studio Manager, Drum Technician
Dallas Schoo Guitar Techician
Scott Sedillo Digital Editing
Dawn Kenny String Arrangements
Craig Thomas Producer
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