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Sweetest Thing 98 Pt 1 / Twilight (1)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The 'new' song on their greatest hits collection, a reworkedversion of this B-side from the single for the hit 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. Pt.1 is backed with previously unreleased live versions from Red Rocks in 198... more »
The 'new' song on their greatest hits collection, a reworkedversion of this B-side from the single for the hit 'Where The Streets Have No Name'. Pt.1 is backed with previously unreleased live versions from Red Rocks in 1983 of two cuts from their debut album 'Boy', 'Twilight' and 'An Cat Dubh' (including 'Into The Heart'). Slimline jewel case. 1998 Island Records release.
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Sweetest thing ever is this song!
Erik J. Malvick | 02/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"U2 does it once again. After their great success with "Pop", U2 came out with this song which is on "The best of U2" which should have been on "Pop". Bono should take off "Wake up Dead Man" and put "Sweetest Thing" as the last track instead. I love this song so much! It makes me think of my girlfriend all the time! If you're a U2 fan, and you don't have this song, buy it right now!"
Great for fans of 'Under a Blood Red Sky'
S. Baker | Phoenix, Arizona United States | 10/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If all you want is "Sweetest Thing," then at this price, you might as well buy the whole 'Best of 1980-1990' compilation. (The version here is no different.) But for those who are serious fans of the live 'Under a Blood Red Sky' (1983), there are two additional Red Rocks performances not originally included on that record - "Twilight" and "An Cat Dubh"."
"Sweetest Thing" - the sweetest thing they ever recorded!
Steven A. Cronen | Boise, ID, United States | 04/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a long-time "semi"-fan of U2 for as long as I can remember. I never really put much real thought into their music until a year or so ago. While I am sure the live tracks on here are great (I enjoy the Boy versions), I must voice my opinion on "The Sweetest Thing." I first saw the video for this song way back in the day, when MTV was actually still playing good stuff. I was enthralled - here was Bono... on a bus... with flowers... singing this pretty little song! Absolutely brilliant!When I finally picked up this "single mix" on the 1980-1990 best of set, I was amazed. Here was a band that had, so far, built their eputation as this big, pompous band with "something to say." And they did a good job at that. But what I heard in this track was a group finally stepping back from this legacy they'd built up over the last 9 or 10 years, and putting out one of the prettiest and most emotionally pleasing tracks of their collective career. Bono's lyrics are sweeter than sweet, even if they do illustrate a love gone wrong. "Baby's got blue skies up ahead, but in this, I'm a raincloud/Ours is a stormy kind of love." The vocals are incredible. Edge's guitar is nothing short of perfect - every lick he throws in is tasteful and flawless. Even those introductory piano stabs are enthralling. At only three minutes long, the track feels entirely too short - it could easily stretch into "With Or Without You" length and be just as great.I actually prefer this single mix to the original version that was released in 1987. Anyway, pick up this tune as soon as possible, especially if you want to hear something "different" from one of the best bands around."