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U2 needed a one CD greatest hits, but...
on 19 September 2017
U2 need a one CD greatest hits, following their previous "two halves", one from the 80s and one from the 90s. This album is good to listen to, but there are four glaring omissions. The Fly, Angel Of Harlem, When Love Comes To Town and Even Better Than The Real Thing. I would have removed the last five sub-par tracks on this album in order to accommodate at least these four missing tracks. To not include The Fly is criminal. It's like The Eagles releasing a greatest hits without Hotel California, or Dire Straits releasing a greatest hits without Telegraph Road (oh hang on, didn't that happen as well?)
I know you can't "include 'em all" on one CD, but a very good greatest hits is possible here. My 18 track one CD choice would be:
1 NEW YEAR'S DAY
2.SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
3.PRIDE(IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
4.THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
6.WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
7.I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
8.WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
10.ANGEL OF HARLEM
11.WHEN LOVE COMES TO TOWN
15.EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING
79 minutes. I defy anyone to better that line up for a one CD best of.
Whoever chose the current track list missed a trick. This could have been the best greatest hits album ever!