The Complete U2

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The Complete U2
Box set by U2
Released 23 November 2004
Recorded 1978–2004
Genre Rock
Label Island, Interscope
Producer U2, Martin Hannett, Steve Lillywhite, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Jimmy Iovine, Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee
U2 chronology
Exclusive
(2003)
The Complete U2
(2004)
Live from Under the Brooklyn Bridge
(2004)

The Complete U2 is a digital box set by U2 released on 23 November 2004 by Apple Computer on the iTunes Store. It is the first major release of a purely digital online set by any artist. It contained the complete set of U2 albums, singles, live, rare and previously unreleased material from 1978 to 2004, with a total of 446 songs. This was accompanied by a PDF containing album art, track listings, and band commentary.

It originally retailed for $149.99, but a $50 coupon was included with the U2 Special Edition iPods from the fourth-generation iPod. The video-capable U2 iPods included a code for a 33-minute video of live band performances and interviews. As of 20 December 2007, the set is no longer available for sale.[1]

Disc list[edit]

Disc Title Type Length Tracks
1 "Another Day" single 7:57 2
2 Three EP 9:24 3
3 "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" single 7:11 2
4 "A Day Without Me" single 5:31 2
5 "I Will Follow" single 7:01 2
6 Boy studio album 42:13 11
7 "Fire" single 18:11 4
8 "Gloria" single 8:04 2
9 October studio album 41:08 11
10 "A Celebration" single 5:31 2
11 "New Year's Day" single 18:10 4
12 War studio album 43:08 10
13 "Two Hearts Beat as One" single 18:05 5
14 Under a Blood Red Sky live album 33:25 8
15 "Pride (In the Name of Love)" single 19:12 5
16 The Unforgettable Fire studio album 42:19 10
17 "The Unforgettable Fire" & B-Sides single 17:27 4
18 Wide Awake in America EP 20:43 4
19 "With or Without You" single 14:18 3
20 The Joshua Tree studio album 50:11 11
21 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" single 12:21 3
22 "Where the Streets Have No Name" single 16:20 4
23 "Desire" single 12:39 3
24 Rattle and Hum double album 1:12:23 17
25 "Angel of Harlem" single 14:32 3
26 "When Love Comes to Town" single 15:46 3
27 "All I Want Is You" single 10:43 2
28 "The Fly" single 14:33 3
29 Achtung Baby studio album 55:29 12
30 "Mysterious Ways" & Remixes single 13:22 7
31 "One" single 15:27 3
32 "Even Better Than the Real Thing" single 18:19 4
33 "Even Better Than the Real Thing" Remixes single 37:15 6
34 "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" single 21:27 4
35 Zooropa studio album 51:21 10
36 "Lemon" Remixes single 59:45 9
37 "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" single 19:50 4
38 Melon remix album 47:01 7
39 Original Soundtracks 1 studio album 58:08 14
40 "Miss Sarajevo" single 19:30 4
41 "Discothèque" single 14:42 3
42 "Discothèque" Remixes single 1:05:08 10
43 Pop studio album 1:00:13 12
44 "Staring at the Sun" single 14:42 3
45 "Staring at the Sun" Remixes single 16:34 3
46 "Last Night on Earth" single 14:01 3
47 "Please" single 48:48 9
48 "If God Will Send His Angels" single 22:29 5
49 "Mofo" Remixes single 37:40 5
50 "Sweetest Thing" single 22:25 5
51 The Best of 1980–1990 greatest hits 1:04:28 15
52 "Beautiful Day" single 20:07 5
53 All That You Can't Leave Behind studio album 53:09 12
54 Hasta la Vista Baby! live album 1:09:19 14
55 "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" single 36:06 7
56 "Elevation" single 19:42 4
57 "Elevation" Remixes single 31:15 5
58 "Walk On" single 20:59 4
59 "Electrical Storm" single 32:05 5
60 The Best of 1990–2000 greatest hits 1:16:20 17
61 "Vertigo" single 7:01 2
62 "Vertigo" Remixes single 18:36 4
63 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb studio album 52:58 12
64 Unreleased & Rare compilation 1:17:12 18
65 Live from Boston 1981 live album 54:34 13
66 Live from the Point Depot live album 1:39:44 21
67 Early Demos EP 13:14 3
Total: 20 albums
3 EPs
28:00:00
(approx.)
446

Digital box set-exclusive albums[edit]

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


Early Demos[edit]

Early Demos
EP from The Complete U2 box set by U2
Recorded 1978

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" and "The Fool" has not been on any other album. "Shadows and Tall Trees" was the final track on their first studio album Boy, released in 1980.

No. Title Length
1. "Street Missions"   4:17
2. "Shadows and Tall Trees" (Demo) 4:40
3. "The Fool"   4:15




Live from Boston 1981[edit]

Live from Boston 1981 is a live album recorded during U2's Boy Tour at Boston's Paradise Rock Club on 6 March 1981 (1981-03-06). Some of the tracks on this album have been originally released on other singles previous to the release of this album.

No. Title Originally released on Length
1. "The Ocean"     2:22
2. "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"     5:02
3. "Touch"     3:01
4. "An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart"     7:54
5. "Another Time, Another Place"     4:33
6. "The Cry/The Electric Co."   "Fire" single 4:53
7. "Things to Make and Do"     3:05
8. "Stories for Boys"   "Sweetest Thing" single 3:03
9. "Twilight"     4:27
10. "I Will Follow"   "Gloria" single 3:58
11. "Out of Control"   "I Will Follow" single 5:18
12. "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" (encore) "Fire" single 5:01
13. "The Ocean" (encore) "Fire" single 2:11

Live from the Point Depot[edit]

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[edit]

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. The album Medium, Rare & Remastered, released in 2009, contains similar tracks.

No. Title From Length
1. "Levitate"   All That You Can't Leave Behind sessions 5:09
2. "Love You Like Mad"   All That You Can't Leave Behind sessions 4:17
3. "Smile"   How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 3:17
4. "Flower Child"   All That You Can't Leave Behind sessions 4:54
5. "Beautiful Ghost / Introduction to Songs of Experience"   The Joshua Tree sessions 3:52
6. "Jesus Christ"   Rattle and Hum sessions 3:12
7. "Xanax and Wine"   How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 4:39
8. "All Because of You" (Alternate version) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 3:35
9. "Native Son"   How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 3:08
10. "Yahweh" (Alternate version) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 4:31
11. "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (Alternate version) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions 5:30
12. "Numb" (Radio edit) "Numb" promotional single 3:57
13. "Bass Trap" (Edit) The Best of 1980–1990 B-sides 3:33
14. "Night and Day" (Twilight Remix) "Night and Day" promotional single 5:20
15. "Numb" (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix edit) The Best of 1990-2000 B-sides 5:50
16. "Salomé" (Zooromancer Remix edit) The Best of 1990-2000 B-sides 5:51
17. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"   A Very Special Christmas 2:19
18. "Stateless"   The Million Dollar Hotel: Music from the Motion Picture 4:05

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Holidays and RIP The Complete U2". U2Wanderer.org. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 

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