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U2 18 Singles (2006)

Artist: U2
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Format: CD
Sku: 203329519
UPC: 602517135420
UPC 14: 00602517135420
Release Date: 11/21/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Beautiful Day ~ U2
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For ~ U2
3. Pride (In The Name Of Love) ~ U2
4. With Or Without You ~ U2
5. Vertigo ~ U2
6. New Year's Day ~ U2
7. Mysterious Ways ~ U2
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of ~ U2
9. Where The Streets Have No Name ~ U2
10. Sweetest Thing ~ U2
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday ~ U2
12. One ~ U2
13. Desire ~ U2
14. Walk On ~ U2
15. Elevation ~ U2
16. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own ~ U2
17. Saints Are Coming, The ~ U2
18. Window In The Skies ~ U2

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote U2: The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono .
Muze PNote Personnel: The Edge (guitar); Terry Lawless (Wurlitzer organ); Adam Clayton (bass guitar); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Daniel Lanois ; Flood; The Edge; Carl Glanville; Steve Lillywhite; Chris Lord-Alge; Greg Collins ; Nellee Hooper; Andrew Scheps; Rob Jacobs; Shelly Yakus; Simon Gogerly; Simon Osborne; Stephen Harris; Tim Palmer.
Muze PNote Recording information: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (1982-2006); Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin, Germany (1982-2006); HQ, Dublin, Ireland (1982-2006); Slane Castle, Co. Meath, Ireland (1982-2006); Sts, Dublin, Ireland (1982-2006); The South Of France (1982-2006); Windmill Lane Recording Studio, Dublin, Ireland (1982-2006).
Muze PNote Photographers: Andrew McPherson ; Sheila Rock; Matt Mahurin; Colm Henry; Pennie Smith; Paul Slattery; Anton Corbijn.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Daniel Lanois; Brian Eno; Steve Lillywhite; Jimmy Iovine; Craig Thomas; Nellee Hooper; Rick Rubin; Daniel Lanois; Brian Eno; Steve Lillywhite; Jimmy Iovine

Engineer: Daniel Lanois; Flood; Brian Eno; Carl Glanville; Paul Thomas; Robbie Adams; Richard Rainey; Dave Meegan; Greg Fidelman; Joe O'Herlihy; Kevin Killen; Patrick McCarthy; Paul Barrett; Stephen Harris; Tim Palmer; Flood; Carl Glanville; Paul Thomas; Robbie Ada

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Associated Artists and Works

Celtic Tribute Players (The)
On, Pickin'
Original Soundtrack
The Persuasions Sing U2 ~ Persuasions (The)
Pickin' On
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Skatalites (The)
The Joshua Tree [Remaster] ~ Skatalites (The)
The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition) [Remaster] ~ Skatalites (The)
The Joshua Tree (Deluxe Edition) [Limited] [Remast ~ Skatalites (The)
The Joshua Tree ~ Skatalites (The)
In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 ~ Various Artists
Vitamin String Quartet

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/21/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0008027
Music Label Name Label : Interscope (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602517135420

Professional 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."

Rolling Stone 8 of 10
If you thought that U2's last two greatest-hits discs had just a few too many minor songs on them, U218 Singles is the collection for you. Made in a land where Boy, October, Pop and Zooropa don't exist, this CD is U2's catalog stripped down to the stadium-shaking warhorses. With no attempt made to put them in chronological or any logical order ("Sunday Bloody Sunday" follows "Sweetest Thing"), the only reason anyone but the most casual U2 fan needs to check this out is the inclusion of two new tracks produced by Rick Rubin. The first, a cover of "The Saints Are Coming," by 1970s Scottish punk band the Skids, is an above-average "Walk On"-style anthem that -- despite the presence of Green Day -- has been thoroughly de-punked. The second, "Window in the Skies," sounds like a "City of Blinding Lights" remake with Bono's trademark vocal acrobatics. The astonishing success of The Beatles 1 proved there's a huge market for single-disc hits collections from monster bands, so Singles should almost certainly do well, even if it does feel a bit perfunctory. - Andy Greene


U2's Bono was one of the few real rock heroes of the 1980s, leading the Irish band to international recognition with a charged, political approach to music. The band's early efforts brought a stadium-size presence to alt-rock, with Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's distinct guitar lines interacting seamlessly with the rhythm section of bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. In 1987, U2 broke through to superstardom with THE JOSHUA TREE, a grand culmination of their '80s sound. In the 1990s, however, the band very purposefully deflated that epic image, simultaneously adding ambient, dance, and electronica touches on 1991's ACHTUNG BABY. Mining that vein for much of the decade, U2 kicked off the 21st century with a triumphant return to form that was embraced by new and longtime fans alike.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   U2
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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