CD U218 Singles [UK Bonus Track] (CD 1116014),
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U218 Singles [UK Bonus Track]

  • U2
  • CD
  • 1 disc

  • 1. I Will Follow [Bonus Track]
    2. Beautiful Day
    3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
    5. With or Without You
    6. Vertigo
    7. New Year's Day
    8. Mysterious Ways
    9. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
    10. Where the Streets Have No Name
    11. Sweetest Thing
    12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
    13. One
    14. Desire
    15. Walk On
    16. Elevation
    17. Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
    18. Saints Are Coming
    19. Window in the Skies
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1713549

  • Credits

    Includes a bonus track.
    By the time 2006's U218 SINGLES was released, U2 had been one of rock's reigning behemoths for a good quarter century. Whittling down the group's hefty discography to 18 tracks seems impossible, but U218 SINGLES solves the problem by focusing, as the title suggests, on singles. Consequently, some crucial tunes, namely early ones like "I Will Follow," "Gloria," and "Two Hearts Beat As One," are missing.
    But since one of U2's greatest strengths is their ability to create imaginative and engaging music that can also cross over into the mainstream, the collection brims with great material. Some of the band's best recorded moments--"Pride (In the Name of Love)," "New Year's Day," and "One," for example--are showcased, along with immediately familiar anthems like "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Mysterious Ways," and "Sweetest Thing." A handful of tunes from the 2000s--like "The Saints Are Coming," the band's famed collaboration with Green Day--round out the set. Most of these songs have already become a permanent part of the pop-culture fabric, but that doesn't lessen the appeal of hearing them on this smartly compiled set.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his CD is U2's catalog stripped down to the stadium-shaking warhorses..."
    Q (p.154) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's a sense of personal care and attention here, as if the whole thing comes with U2's personal seal of approval."
    Uncut (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] demonstration that U2 are out on their own now, the last of their kind."
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