The Complete U2


The Complete U2

Infobox Album
Name = The Complete U2
Type = box
Artist = U2


Released = 23 November 2004
Recorded = 1979–2004
Genre = Rock
Length =
Label = Island, Interscope
Producer = U2, Martin Hannett, Steve Lillywhite, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Jimmy Iovine, Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee
Last album = "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
(2004)
This album = "The Complete U2"
(2004)
Next album = "Live from Under the Brooklyn Bridge
(2004)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Early Demos" (EP)
Type = ep


Lower caption =
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Live from Boston 1981"
Type = live


Lower caption =
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Live from the Point Depot"
Type = live


Lower caption =
Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Unreleased & Rare"
Type = compilation


Lower caption =

"The Complete U2" was a "digital box set" by U2, released exclusively online in the iTunes Store on 23 November 2004. It was the first major release of an online box set by any artist. It contained the complete set of U2 albums. Singles, live, rare and previously unreleased material from 1978 to 2004 extended the total to 446 songs. Retail price was $149.99, but a $50 coupon was included with U2 Special Edition iPods (those based on the fourth-generation iPod.) Newer U2 Special Edition iPods (with video—those based on the fifth-generation iPod) included a code redeemable for a 33-minute compilation of live band performances and interviews in lieu of the coupon. It was released a day after U2's eleventh album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb". As of 20 December 2007, the digital box set is no longer available for sale. [cite web|url=http://www.u2wanderer.org/?p=356|title=Happy Holidays and RIP The Complete U2|date=2007-12-20|accessdate=2007-12-21|publisher=U2Wanderer.org]

Disc list

Digital box set-exclusive albums

The following albums are only officially available as part of this set:

"Early Demos"

"Early Demos" is an EP containing three demos, produced by Barry Devlin and recorded at Keystone Studios in April 1978. These songs are the band's second recorded studio work.

#"Street Missions" – 4:17
#"Shadows and Tall Trees" (demo) – 4:40
#"The Fool" – 4:15

"Live from Boston 1981"

"Live from Boston 1981" is a live album recorded at Boston's Paradise Rock Club on start date|1981|3|6.

#"The Ocean" – 2:22
#"11 O'Clock Tick Tock" – 5:02
#"Touch" – 3:01
#"An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart" – 7:54
#"Another Time, Another Place" – 4:33
#"The Cry/The Electric Co." – 4:53
#*"Originally released on the "Fire" single"
#"Things to Make and Do" – 3:05
#"Stories for Boys" – 3:03
#*"Originally released on the "Sweetest Thing" single"
#"Twilight" – 4:27
#"I Will Follow" – 3:58
#*"Originally released on the "Gloria" single"
#"Out of Control" – 5:18
#*"Originally released on the "I Will Follow" and "Sweetest Thing" singles"
#"11 O'Clock Tick Tock" (encore) – 5:01
#*"Originally released on the "Fire" single"
#"The Ocean" (encore) – 2:11
#*"Originally released on the "Fire" single"

"Live from the Point Depot"

"Live from the Point Depot" is the first official release of the band's widely bootlegged New Year's Eve show at Dublin's Point Depot in 1989.

"Unreleased & Rare"

"Unreleased & Rare" is a compilation of unreleased and rare tracks. Most of the previously unreleased songs were from the band's "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions.

#"Levitate" – 5:09
#*"From "All That You Can't Leave Behind" sessions"
#"Love You Like Mad" – 4:17
#*"From "All That You Can't Leave Behind" sessions"
#"Smile" – 3:17
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#*"Later released as a UK bonus track on iTunes Store pre-orders of "U218 Singles"."
#"Flower Child" – 4:54
#*"From "All That You Can't Leave Behind" sessions"
#"Beautiful Ghost: Introduction to Songs of Experience" – 3:52
#*"From "The Joshua Tree" sessions"
#*"Recites William Blake poem "Introduction to Songs of Experience"
#"Jesus Christ" – 3:12
#*"From "Rattle and Hum" sessions at Sun Studios"
#*"Written by Woody Guthrie"
#*"Originally released on "Folkways: A Vision Shared" tribute album (1988)"
#"Xanax and Wine" – 4:39
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#*"Early version of "Fast Cars"
#"All Because of You" (alternate) – 3:35
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#"Native Son" – 3:08
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#*"Early version of "Vertigo"
#"Yahweh" (alternate) – 4:31
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (alternate) – 5:30
#*"From "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" sessions"
#"Numb" (radio edit) – 3:57
#*"This edit originally released on promotional single for "Numb" (1993)"
#"Bass Trap" (edit) – 3:33
#*"This edit originally released on the B-sides disc of "The Best of 1980–1990" (1998)"
#"Night and Day" (Twilight remix) – 5:20
#*"Written by Cole Porter"
#*"Originally released on "Night and Day" promotional single (1990)"
#"Numb" (Gimme Some More Dignity mix edit) – 5:50
#*"This edit originally released on the B-sides disc of "The Best of 1990–2000"(2002)"
#"Salomé" (Zooromancer remix edit) – 5:51
#*"This edit originally released on the B-sides disc of "The Best of 1990–2000" (2002)"
#"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" – 2:19
#*"Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich"
#*"Originally released on "A Very Special Christmas" (1987)"
#"Stateless" – 4:05
#*"Originally released on "" (2000)"

ee also

*U2 discography
*""
*"The Complete Depeche Mode"

References

External links

* [http://www.u2wanderer.org/isthatall/004.html Complete track listing] of all 446 songs, with a discussion of excluded and redundant tracks


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