So I just learnt this was one of Larry's favorite songs that U2 did in the 90's:

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Linear Notes from http://www.u2wanderer.org:

I'm Not Your Baby: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Performed by U2 and Sinead O'Connor.  Produced by Howie B. and Flood. Engineered by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Mixed by Howie B. Assisted by Paul Falcone at the Hit Factory, NY. Vocal Production by Steve Osborne.

Another Wim Wenders movie and another U2 track on the soundtrack.  U2 has worked extensively with Wenders on film soundtracks. For this movie they teamed up with Sinead O'Connor to contribute "I'm Not Your Baby". All of U2 was involved in this project, and Larry has named it as one of his favorite songs that U2 did in the 1990s.


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.
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I remember hearing this, although I have no idea when or where. (Well, probably on that radio station I keep babbling about.) Probably too weird for me at the time, but it could grow on me now, I think. Thanks for sharing it.
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Linear Notes from http://www.u2wanderer.org:

I'm Not Your Baby: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Performed by U2 and Sinead O'Connor.  Produced by Howie B. and Flood. Engineered by Mark 'Spike' Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Mixed by Howie B. Assisted by Paul Falcone at the Hit Factory, NY. Vocal Production by Steve Osborne.

Another Wim Wenders movie and another U2 track on the soundtrack.  U2 has worked extensively with Wenders on film soundtracks. For this movie they teamed up with Sinead O'Connor to contribute "I'm Not Your Baby". All of U2 was involved in this project, and Larry has named it as one of his favorite songs that U2 did in the 1990s.

B-side material.


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.




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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

Pop is a polished and smooth album, the single version of Please would have fit right in.  Give the album a modern remaster and you'll know what I'm talking about. They made the right decision keeping Holy Joe and INYB off the album.




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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

Pop is a polished and smooth album, the single version of Please would have fit right in.  Give the album a modern remaster and you'll know what I'm talking about. They made the right decision keeping Holy Joe and INYB off the album.

The single version of Please is too 'nice' for my liking.

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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

I like the album version of Please better as well,  also like IGWSHA.  My Japanese version of POP has Holy Joe at the end  8)

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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

I like the album version of Please better as well,  also like IGWSHA.  My Japanese version of POP has Holy Joe at the end  8)



God bless Japan

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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

Pop is a polished and smooth album, the single version of Please would have fit right in.  Give the album a modern remaster and you'll know what I'm talking about. They made the right decision keeping Holy Joe and INYB off the album.

The single version of Please is too 'nice' for my liking.

Did you think the live version of Please was too nice for your palate, because the live version is based on the single version of the song?


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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

Pop is a polished and smooth album, the single version of Please would have fit right in.  Give the album a modern remaster and you'll know what I'm talking about. They made the right decision keeping Holy Joe and INYB off the album.

The single version of Please is too 'nice' for my liking.

Did you think the live version of Please was too nice for your palate, because the live version is based on the single version of the song?

The live version does not have the strings and other flourushes that spoil the single for me and it maintains a harder edge/vocal is rawer.

I actually like the structure of the single/live version but on the single version the strings and Bono's voice in the mix spoil it for me and the backing vocals.

I love the live at the EMA's performance one of my favourite u2 live performances - if they'd bottled this into a single then we would be talking.....the Popheart EP version is decent too

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I reckon had u2 ploughed on and gone with/finished the version of this that is on the Hong Kong mixes Youtube video and put it on Pop (preferably in place of IGWSHA) then that would very likely have been my favourite u2 song.

IGWSHA wasn't going anywhere.  One of the best songs on the album and so much better than this B-side effort.



I see a near perfect album in Pop, where the only deficiencies are not putting the single version of Please on the album and not having a smoother and funkier groove on Mofo.

Prefer the album version of Please to the single - the single has been polished too much and wouldn't suit the album.

Could have lived without IGWSHA and SATS for Holy Joe and I'm Not Your Baby (HK mixes video style)

Pop is a polished and smooth album, the single version of Please would have fit right in.  Give the album a modern remaster and you'll know what I'm talking about. They made the right decision keeping Holy Joe and INYB off the album.

The single version of Please is too 'nice' for my liking.

Did you think the live version of Please was too nice for your palate, because the live version is based on the single version of the song?

The live version does not have the strings and other flourushes that spoil the single for me and it maintains a harder edge/vocal is rawer.

I actually like the structure of the single/live version but on the single version the strings and Bono's voice in the mix spoil it for me and the backing vocals.

I love the live at the EMA's performance one of my favourite u2 live performances - if they'd bottled this into a single then we would be talking.....the Popheart EP version is decent too


I hear strings in the mix of that live performance.  Listen closely.  The strings on the single version add dramatic tension.