Please / Where the Streets Have No Name Import, Maxi, EP
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|5. Staring At The Sun (Live From Rotterdam)|
U2 ~ Please
Top Customer Reviews
The sound quality on the live tracks is excellent as expected, and it doesn't sound like they doctored the sound too much, either.
It's a crying shame that the US singles market has all but disappeared save for the trendiest R&B and/or pop songs out there. The material on this single was available as an import titled Pop Heart, and there was a second single available for Please as well. (Funny how the European market is still able to maintain a singles scene where every song gets 2 discs that are both short and overpriced.)
The songs here are a very good representation of the POP live sound. It appears that U2 has abandoned any pattern of releasing new singles in America, leaving us to hunt down expensive imports that often split material into separate discs or even repeat material we already have. U2 has always been a solid singles band and there are plenty of oddities out there from these releases: b-sides, live tracks, and remixes. The Please single here represents one of the best jobs they did when it came to culling material from separate import release for the American market. Highly recommended for even the casual U2 fan.
It is the live songs on this CD that make it stand out. The inclusion of a live version of "Where the Streets Have No Name", which has never been done before, and even "Please" which is perhaps the best song from POP in the first place is just great.
What often impresses me about U2 is there ability to take great songs from the studio recordings and make them greater live. I find it hard to believe that U2 could improve much on the songs included here from the original recordings, but "Please" could not sound much better than it does here (except maybe as performed on the last leg of the Elevation tour) and The Joshua Tree tracks have always been spectacular live. Get this single while you can!
Please was the best live track from the Pop era. It builds in intensity to the final guitar solo and one of the highlights of the Popmart show was when when Bono finished of the song with falsetto vocals leading right into the keyboard intro to their best, most uplifting live song, Where the Streets Have No Name. This is what you get on the first half of this live EP.
With or Without You is arguably U2's best track and is an anthemic, emotional live killer. The EP ends with the other standout live song from Pop, Staring at the Sun, performed with just Bono and Edge on acoustic guitar.
These are two old classics mixed seemlessly with the new ones. A must have EP that sends the really powerful message of GO TO SEE U2 LIVE!!!!
Most recent customer reviews
U2 is arguably one of the biggest rock bands in the world. The songs included on this CD are all fantastic selections, but hearing the live versions helps to show how much more... Read morePublished on April 27 2003 by JackieOcean
I only ordered this CD because I had heard that "Please" was a good song. Good is not a strong enough word. The live version, in particular, is amazing. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2002
The answer is clearly "with."
I agree with those who consider this a positive spiritual album. It embraces a forward thinking form of religious and artistic expression in a... Read more
Hands down this is live U2 at its best!! Best versions of Please, Streets, and Staring at the Sun!!! I would have paid alot more for it. Read morePublished on April 5 2002 by Anita Smith
Although I've got most of what U2 has put out, this CD is amazing and is in constant replay mode on my player. Read morePublished on March 26 2002
"Please" is one of the best songs of Pop, if not the best. It bring a connection of the "old school" political U2 with the "new techno" U2. Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2001 by Mike
If U2 creates a good song on the studio, you know one thing for sure and that is that the song will sound even better when they play it live. Read morePublished on March 15 2001 by Andrew McCaffrey