Brian ([email protected])
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 01:33:20 +1000
Well just my opinion anyway. This also aint a flame. Well its not meant to
be anyway :)
>> Take Crowded House for Instance. I always liked there music when i heard it
>> on the radio but never owned any albums. A few years back they released
>> "Recurring Dream" which was a greatest hits cd also with 3 or so new tracks.
>> Anyway i went and bought it and it was this cd that made me totally fall in
>> love with them. It was such an awesome and powerful release that greatly
>> captured the essence of their career. Actually I know many people whom were
>> introduced to them via this album. Everyone and anyone I knew seemed to
>> have it, listen to it, and rave about it.
>I agree that A U2 Greatest Hits album may welcome the younger generation
>into the realm of U2. However, I think your example of Crowded House's
>"Recurring Dream" just proves why U2 should NOT release a greatest hits
>album. As you said, the compilation captured the essence of their
>(Crowded House's) career. This is a result of it being released because
>the band was calling it quits. Crowded House used the greatest hits
>idea to send themselves off; like saying, 'this is where we have gone
>with you guys (the fans) thanks for coming.' A greatest hits, to me,
>dims the light on the future of a bands music. Crowded House's release
>of a greatest hits was ight for them. That same decision would NOT be
>right for U2...yet. Thanks for listening to more ranting and ravings.
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