May 31st, 2008

Stuffed CD

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Ah, U2, remember them? Yeah, they used to be my favourite band back in the day. Nowadays, I think almost everything they've done since 1990 other than the Passengers project should be discarded. However, the band's first three albums are being remastered with bonus discs, and since this is from the 1978-1990 era that I love, I was rather excited by the news. In particular, Boy has a lot of potential for a spectacular bonus disc. The tracklists for the bonus discs have now been announced, and I'd like to give my thoughts on them. I've researched the early years fairly heavily for U2gigs.com purposes (and dug up a lot of setlist information in the process), and in a nutshell I am considerably underwhelmed. I am still excited about the prospect of these remasters and I will undoubtedly enjoy them; I don't want to be seen as being negative for the hell of it or anything silly like that. I'd simply like to make my observations on some rather startling deficiencies.

I'll go album-by-album, inserting my comments into the tracklists.

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