A lot of fans were disgruntled with the decision to release U218. Me? I was a sucker and bought the deluxe edition, the video collection, and just for good measure, my mother got me the single-disc edition for Christmas. Fan much?
While I understand the idea of trying to pull in all the new fans that jumped on the HTDAAB bandwagon, yah, it was still a cash move. Under that logic, there should be some sort of "best of" release after EVERY album, and that would be just silly. So, businessmen as well as musicians, in the end it was probably a very smart release on U2's part, and hey... we got two new songs out of it.
Your wrangle this weekend... you get to be a part of the decision making process to release U218 (just jump back a coupla months, eh?). Unfortunately, as the Sweepstakes "Help U2 Become Richer" Winner, you only get to veto one track and add one other. What do you nix? What do you add?
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Pride (In The Name of Love)
With or Without You
New Year's Day
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Where The Streets Have No Name
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
The Saints Are Coming
Window in The Skies