To Bono, Edge, Larry, Adam
These chords will live forever.
Much love with an open heart.
By Gugum Gumilar
Bad Idea - They Ruined Some Great Songs
What were they thinking. This is overindulgent garbage. I blame Bono’s ego for this. Privileged old rock stars who hang with the likes of Obama make lousy rock stars.
Beyond my expectations
It’s what it is
beautiful music reimagined,
and sang from the heart. ❤️🙏🏼✨
Some good some not so good.
There are some really good re-imaged songs on here like Two Hearts Beat as One, Stories for Boys, if God Will Send His Angels, Sometimes you can’t Make it..,Peace on Earth, Desire. However, most of the the classic big hits are just pale in comparison to the originals. Some of the lyric changes should have never happened, I mean, you can’t change a classic like Bad. Overall, I still enjoy the album but only about 2/3’s of it.
Never has a fan base been so wrong about an album. World class alchemists at work with this release, a record we never knew we needed this much. Truly biblical work.
If you’re not into God well that’s on you..
Great album probably one of there best if you’re not into God as most of the world has thrown him out? Your not gonna like this album.
U2 has out done themselves with these classic 40 songs! Love it! Any true U2 Will appreciate this album.
It's Great, If You Like Alt Cuts or Want A Stripped-Down Living Room Concert Feel
If you ever wanted to picture U2 taking a break from a tour and playing a few sets in your living room, or an airport lounge while wating for the next flight -- this collection might be of interest to you. I'm a bit surprised at the number of people who think this is just a "cheap rehash" or "lazy attempt" or a "money grab". Well... all albums are money-grabs (artists and labels are producing these for charity). That aside, these are all new recordings -- arranged, played, produced, and mastered. They're not simply taking old 2" tapes from previous studio recordings and slapping some dry reverb on them and calling it a new version. What surprises me the most is how well received all of the U2 REMIX CDs were met with such high praise. You had other people remixing EXISTING recordings (granted, many of them had access to the separate tracks) -- essentially reworking an existing work. Shoot -- remember "Lady with the Spinning Head"? Remember the Extended Dance Mix? Stuff from that time period doesn't even sound like U2 material (and Alan Moulder, the brilliant artist remixing the track, isn't even a band member or part of the production team). Why that era of remixes gets a "thumbs up" from so many U2 fans while this album, with ALL NEW recordings and renditions gets such a "thumbs down" from many fans is beyond me. I get that the pace and style of these songs aren't for everyone (just like a dance remix of a U2 song isn't my cup of tea). I also get that Bono is starting to sound a bit "older" with these recordings (mostly because he's not flexing his vocals, and you don't have a lot of effects smoothing/hiding the inperfections we all hear when a vocalist sings a bit quieter). So, while not for everyone (a current 3-star rating shows how fans are split), if you enjoy the previous U2 library, but want to hear versions as if they were in a coffee house, or maybe your living room... you might like the feel of this collection.
By Marble J
This is a gift, thank you U2 for these new versions.