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If God Will Send His Angels Maxi, Single
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|1. If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version)|
|2. Slow Dancing|
|3. Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad|
|4. Sunday Bloody Sunday|
Includes: If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version), Slow Dancing (with Willie Nelson on lead vocals), Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Shot Of Sad (song written in honor of Frank Sinatra) and Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live From Sarajevo).
Top Customer Reviews
However, I also find it nice to give some insight for those who don't necessarily know what is here and give the advantages and disadvantages of this single.
First the disadvantages. You are getting a song that is available on a complete album, albeit this version is different (and probably better) than what appears on "POP" but is available on the recent "Best of 1990-2000" compilation. You are only getting three songs, and you could wait for the standard B-Sides album that comes with U2's greatest hits.... One song is not even sung by U2 (Willie Nelson) with a U2 sung version already available on the "Stay..." single.
Ok, the advantages. Contrary to my statement, U2 did not put these songs on the B-Sides compilation. The song "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad" is perhaps one of the greatest B-Sides of the last 10 years by U2, and it was written for Frank Sinatra's 80th birthday. This song demonstrates the versitility U2 have. "Slow Dancing" with Willie Nelson is actually quite cool and is how the song was meant anyway. It is a country song, and Willie Nelson's voice shows that. Again, U2's diversity shines through. Last of all, Sunday Bloody Sunday here is a live acoustic version that is perhaps the best I've heard... and... Edge sings and performs it solo. Awesome.
This is one of the more essential U2 singles in my opinion.
"Slow Dancing" has Willie Nelson (yes, THAT Willie Nelson) doing lead vocals on a song. This is one of the rare times that U2 becomes a back-up band to another singe, the other time being Johnny Cash's cameo on Zooropa's "the Wanderer." The voice is the nasal Nelson, but the lyrics are pure Bono.
"Two Shots of Happy, One shot of Sad" is a birthday present to Frank Sinatra (yes, THAT Frank Sinatra), which is a reprise to Bono and Blue Eyes duet of "Under My Skin." It is an experimental piece that demands to be on the next B-sides collection to the next "Best of U2 1990-2000." This song has the soul of Sinatra's own "My way," and is a killer piece of music.
The last track is a tripped down version of "Sunday, Bloody Sunday," so don't expect the "Rattle and Hum" film version. It is just the Edge, his guitar, and the truth from a Sarajevo concert. This band has a soul, and I am glad this signature song is still being played.
This CD-Really-an-EP is a great snapshot of the mature, evolved U2, the Boy has finally become a man, and no longer needs to prove himself.
Most recent customer reviews
I agree with a previous reviewer, the single version of IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS is not as good as the version on the POP album. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2005 by Phenom Penn
I love this CD!! The Bsides are ok, but the main hit is a MUST! This is one of my favourite u2 songs, after the fantastic hit "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses".Published on April 21 2003 by Bond
I have no issue with the CD-Single. The addition of the duet with Willie Nelson accentuates this in that it brings back memories of Willie Nelson's early gospel work like the... Read morePublished on May 9 2002
Good mystical music content throughout. Willie Nelson really shows the Pentecostal agape nnointing when he begins to sing. Read morePublished on May 8 2002 by John Stevenson
I love this single! I think that it is a necessary part of any U2 collection. It says a lot about a band when the stuff that doesn't make the album is amazing. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2002 by Amazon Customer
this single is really quite powerful...a slightly different version of "If God Will Send His Angels" than on the Pop album is quality, but for me, the track that makes... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2000
I love you Bono for everything you do including this CD. You are so brave and talented. Thank you for this album and your support from big fan from Bosnia...Published on April 11 1999