kat (bonoffee) wrote in u2,
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Kat's Question

Like the new name? I got sick of trying to find something fun that worked with weekday, and this way I also get to have the fame. Huzzah!

Okay, I wasn't around last week but I think I have a good discussion for this week...

What's your favourite closing track on an album?

Now this is just the main question, but there are lots of tangents you can go off on in relation to it. Which closing track (or tracks, if you like more than one) do you think works best on a U2 album? More importantly, why? Is there another track on the album (or perhaps not on it...) that you think would have worked better? What difference is made by there being different closing tracks on some versions of albums (I'm thinking here of 'Fast Cars' being on the UK Bomb release, therefore ending the LP very differently to 'Yahweh')?

Whatever your thoughts, share! Say whatever you like about it.

For what it's worth, my quick opinion on the topic is that I think 'All I Want Is You' (R&H), 'Love Is Blindness' (AB) and 'Wake Up Dead Man' (Pop) are amazing closing tracks that do more than merely close the album. They sum up its meanings and intentions and, I think, leave the listener a little unsettled. They close, but they don't finalise. However, I think 'Peace On Earth' would have made a better AYTCLB closer. I know people sometimes don't like that song, but in the context of that album, I reckon it would have set everything in order.

Well, that's my 2p worth - over to you! :)
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