U218 Singles

U218 Singles

by U2

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Overview

While U2 have already looked back once or twice in order to assemble best-of collections, this set marks the first time that the Irish rockers have done so with a wide lens -- culling material from their entire career rather than distinctly divided eras. Rather than simply arranging the tracks in chronological order, the band chose to mimic the flow of one of their live shows, opening with the one-two emotional punch of "Beautiful Day" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and segueing into the thoughtful strains of "Pride (In the Name of Love)." The breadth of the band's playing is showcased beautifully here, with the focus falling alternately on the melodic inventiveness of the Edge (the driving force on songs like "New Year's Day") and the often overlooked potency of the lockstep rhythm section of Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton, who fuel "Desire" and "Vertigo" in high-octane fashion. To bring fans completely up to date, 18 Singles includes a pair of new songs: the elegiac "Window in the Skies" and "The Saints Are Coming," the '70s punk classic that U2 and Green Day retooled earlier this year for the benefit of charities on the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. It brings full circle this distillation of what continues to be an inspired, and inspiring, career.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602517135420
catalogNumber: 000802702
Rank: 20536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

U2   Primary Artist
Edge   Guitar
Adam Clayton   Bass Guitar
Larry Mullen   Percussion,Drums
Terry Lawless   Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Edge   Composer
Stuart Adamson   Composer
Paul Barrett   Engineer
Bono   Composer
Adam Clayton   Composer
Brian Eno   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Flood   Engineer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer,Audio Production
Richard Jobson   Composer
Kevin Killen   Engineer
Daniel Lanois   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Steve Lillywhite   Producer,Audio Production
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Dave Meegan   Engineer
Larry Mullen   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
Dawn Kenny   String Arrangements
Craig Thomas   Producer

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U218 Singles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BookReader75 More than 1 year ago
This CD is a great cd if you want to get into U2, as this CD has most of their well known songs... And some with a little less attention that others. Overall a great CD
MushRoomHeadfan101 More than 1 year ago
this cd is the bomb has lots of great u2 songs this cd even has a new track the saints are coming featuring green day this has got to be a very good greatest hits album its just as good u2 greatest hits from 1980 to 1990 u2 is one very made band they do not curse or scream or yell or curse they are one very good band
SirBob More than 1 year ago
There actually could be about 20 more songs I would like to add.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is sucha cool cd!it would make the perfect gift for a music luver. its packed with awesome songs!my fav is "the saints are coming".i could listen to that song over and over again!?!?i will never get tired of that song!this cd is a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great collection of u2s singles has all the known hits.plus one of the new tracks the saints our comming featuring greenday. this disc is a must for any u2 fan
Guest More than 1 year ago
However, the two prior greatest hits releases seem to capture more of the band and their sound. Most of this compelation is being played across the country on Rock Stations, so it seems to be devoid of any of the gems that perhaps are not quite as well known. Still, a good CD for those who admire the band but do not have to have the body of work
glauver More than 1 year ago
There is great music here, but the non-chronological order dilutes the flow. It would have made more sense to order the songs by their release date, since most U2 songs work as part of the project they belong to. It is a good CD, but dropping a newer song or two and adding I Will Follow and/or Bad might have made it a better one. As it is,it seems a bit of a grab bag.
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