Synthesizers by Jacknife Lee. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Recorded and Mixed by Richard Rainey.
Produced by U2 and Richard Rainey. Actually, aspect ratios varied. As one might expect, the quality of the videos varied but appeared acceptable for the most part.
This could be pretty up and down; some clips offered strong definition while others tended to be fairly fuzzy. Usually the videos demonstrated fairly positive clarity, though. Some of the videos looked rather grainy, and a few specks marred earlier clips. Other elements also varied.
Colors ranged from somewhat flat and muddy to reasonably lively and distinctive. The hues generally seemed acceptable, but they occasionally came across as a bit thick. Black levels also were somewhat bland but generally acceptable, and shadow detail varied from fairly concise to somewhat dense and opaque.
None of these issues surprised me. For the most part, the U2 videos from that era followed what I expected. As one might anticipate, the newer videos looked best, and most of the clips from the last decade presented pretty solid visuals. Although the pieces rarely looked great, they seemed to accurately represent the source material. The PCM stereo soundtrack of 18 Videos provided a positive sonic experience.
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Canada: Island Records. Australia: Island Records. Location: Missouri. Shoehorn with Teeth , May 22, The extras included two versions of "One" and one of "Beautiful Day", all of which had already been issued.
It was pretty insulting to hardcore fans and pleased no one. In some ways, I understood U I've seen plenty of other bands do the same thing, in fact: release multiple "greatest hits" volumes, or a multi-disc set. Once again, Depeche Mode was right in line with U2, putting out their single-disc best-of I think the same year as 18 not long after their one, with maybe their most recent hit to help encourage newbies to buy it.
It was odd for me NOT to buy something with U2's name on it, but it was also easy to see that it wasn't for me. I suppose if there's anything to be upset about, it was that they still put the obligatory new tracks on there, without a convenient way to buy them a la cart at the time.
Eventually iTunes solved that dilemma, and I snapped up Window in the Skies for a buck or so. Window in the Skies is a decent-to-good track. I might like Electrical Storm better, but Window probably works as an uplifting addition to a greatest hits. I eventually tacked it on as a part of my expanded How To Dismantle album, but maybe it warrants sorting differently. The video was good--there was another similar video around the same time, but I don't remember which.
I don't have much of an opinion on Saints. I don't hate Green Day, though they aren't really "my thing". It's fine, I guess. I don't know that I saw the 18 cover as that bad. I figured it was more a pun: 18 songs, this is us when we were Honestly, if they'd put out a - set, I might have been inclined to get it, even though that decade pales compared the previous ones. Location: Tokyo, Japan. U2 were having a late or maybe it was actually mid- career peak in Everything was coming up roses for them.
But is when things started going south for them, I think.May 22, · I'm also going to bring up the smack in the face that was U The Videos DVD. Not content with not using this opportunity to defacto issue Best Of on DVD, the band chose to publish a Best of that featured 6 videos that were on Best of , as well as two versions of "Stuck In A Moment" and "Walk On" in the main body of the DVD.