Desert Island U2 Mix Tape

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Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:45:12 AM »
Here’s the premise: you’re going on a desert island for a year, there’s no internet and you only have a Walkman. Time to make a mix tape like we used to do in the 80’s/90’s. You are provided with one 90 mins cassette, so you need to fit your songs on 2 sides of 45 mins. This requires a bit of of work I noticed.

My mix tape would look like this:

Side A

Streets
Surender
Drowning Man
ASOH (from WAIA)
TUF
One Tree Hill
All I Want is You
EBTTRT
The Fly

(About 44.30 total time)

Side B

Salomé (Zooromancer Mix)
UV
Zooropa
Lemon
Please (single version)
MOS
The Crystal Ballroom

(Close to 43 mins)


These are songs I could listen to day in and day out for a year.  8)
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 11:52:50 AM »
Oh, man...that's too much like work! Haha. Oh, you forgot Hawkmoon.  :D
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 12:06:17 PM »
Oh, man...that's too much like work! Haha. Oh, you forgot Hawkmoon.  :D

You could fit Hawkmoon 7 times per side, if you’d like.  :D
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 01:26:16 PM »
I'd start with RDS 1993, try to trim a few songs so I can fit others in.

Maybe a full live tape. UV Sheffield. Discotheque and Mismi Rotterdam. EBW VMA. Maybe squeeze the opera part only of Miss Sarajevo. IALW Boston. WUDM Slane. I ran out of tape.

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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 01:54:26 PM »
Oh, man...that's too much like work! Haha. Oh, you forgot Hawkmoon.  :D

You could fit Hawkmoon 7 times per side, if you’d like.  :D
Tempting! After thinking more about this, I wouldn't go anywhere for a year where I couldn't take my U2 collection.
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 08:09:44 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18


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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 09:11:11 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Very disappointed in you Sir. I would’ve thought you’d take such a thread seriously. But no, you omitted crucial remixes. Shame on you.
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 09:14:27 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Very disappointed in you Sir. I would’ve thought you’d take such a thread seriously. But no, you omitted crucial remixes. Shame on you.

I needed a longer tape...a c-120 would have helped, and i had to have the album version twice!

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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 09:23:04 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Very disappointed in you Sir. I would’ve thought you’d take such a thread seriously. But no, you omitted crucial remixes. Shame on you.

I needed a longer tape...a c-120 would have helped, and i had to have the album version twice!

Those C120 tapes weren’t very high quality, that’s why I stipulated 90 mins tapes. Those were the gold standard. Now, go fetch the appropriate remixes, and maybe we’ll be back on speaking terms.  :P
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 09:24:08 PM »
an tha forgot Hawkmoon, too.
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 09:31:22 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Very disappointed in you Sir. I would’ve thought you’d take such a thread seriously. But no, you omitted crucial remixes. Shame on you.

I needed a longer tape...a c-120 would have helped, and i had to have the album version twice!

Those C120 tapes weren’t very high quality, that’s why I stipulated 90 mins tapes. Those were the gold standard. Now, go fetch the appropriate remixes, and maybe we’ll be back on speaking terms.  :P

 8)

Right about the 120's - as i recall the tape was thinner and prone to tangling.

I have to admit I got those mixes off the wiki page for the song.

Please don't tell me there are more... ;)

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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 09:41:35 PM »
Side A:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Side B:

Elevation (Album Version) 3.46
Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix) 3.35
Elevation (Escalation mix) 7.04
Elevation (Vandit club mix) 8.54
Elevation (Biffco mix) 4.18
Elevation (Influx remix) 4.02
Elevation (Quincey and Sonance mix) 6.53
Elevation (Album Version) 3.46

Run Time 42.18

Very disappointed in you Sir. I would’ve thought you’d take such a thread seriously. But no, you omitted crucial remixes. Shame on you.

I needed a longer tape...a c-120 would have helped, and i had to have the album version twice!

Those C120 tapes weren’t very high quality, that’s why I stipulated 90 mins tapes. Those were the gold standard. Now, go fetch the appropriate remixes, and maybe we’ll be back on speaking terms.  :P

 8)

Right about the 120's - as i recall the tape was thinner and prone to tangling.

I have to admit I got those mixes off the wiki page for the song.

Please don't tell me there are more... ;)

Of course, there’s more of them out there. I’m very disappointed in you. When you hate something that much, you should know everything about it.  :P
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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2020, 10:21:24 PM »
Look, I'm impressed he bothered to look at the wiki page.

He also ADDED THE RUNNING TIMES. (Well, maybe. I didn't check his work. But I suspect he did, as a quick and dirty calculation checks out.)

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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2020, 11:59:26 PM »
Great question - going to give it some thought and won’t reduce it to the same tired path of hating post-2000 U2. Pretty disrespectful to the original poster. How has this become about Elevation? Let it go!!

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Re: Desert Island U2 Mix Tape
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2020, 02:39:21 AM »
You're right about this being a lot of work! This site makes calculating the times much easier if anyone else is up to the challenge: http://www.calculatehours.com/Time_Calculator.html

Side A

1. Zoo Station
2. Until the End Of the World
3. The Fly
4. Miami
5. Mofo
6. Always Forever Now
7. Do You Feel Loved
8. Please
9. A Different Kind Of Blue

(42:59)

Side B

1. Zooropa
2. Lemon
3. Your Blue Room
4. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
5. The Electric Co.
6. Bad
7. Acrobat
8. Slug

(44:22)

I felt that A Different Kind Of Blue is a perfect segue between these sides, occupying the limbo between the Please cliffhanger and Zooropa's otherwordliness. The Electric Co. feels like switching the channel from Daddy's Gonna Pay, them being so different, which works with the latter's opening radio static. Slug is a celestial journey into the cacophony of space, a perfect and vague closer.

I may have spent more time focusing on the coherence of these as albums than tapes, but oh well.  :P