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Even Better Than the Real Thing

by Various Artists

Modern versions of classic U2 Songs recorded in the style of each groups on style. Everything form Pop Punk to Folk, Hard Rock to Rockabilly.
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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1. Discotheque
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2. Sunday Bloody Sunday
Lance Angelus
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3. Pride (In the Name of Love)
Friction Bailey
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4. With or Without You
The Relatives
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4:37 $0.99
5. Acrobat
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6. Lemon
Jay Buchanan
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7. One
Aaron Kaplan
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8. The Ocean
Mega Manic
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9. An Cat Dubh/Running to Stand Still
Doom Kounty Electric Chair
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10. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
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11. Bullet the Blue Sky
Tunnel Fishin
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12. Two Hearts Beat As One
Danny Dean and the Homewreckers
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13. In God's Country
Deep Mosey
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14. Love Is Blindness
Trespassers William
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15. Where the Streets Have No Name
Lift Off
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\"Even Better Than The Real Thing\" (A Tribute to U2)
Independents Anonymous has done something here that many have tried but no one, until now, has accomplished...they have created a U2 tribute record worth more than the price you pay for it! This is an excellent tribute to a great band. Most , if not all, of the bands on this cd are barely recognizable to most but they all deliver wonderful performances of U2 classics. While some bands choose new takes on the songs, like Friction Bailey\'s \"Pride (In The Name of Love)\" and Lift Off\'s \"Where the Streets Have No Name\", the songs are still entirely recognizable and done respectfully.
Other bands chose to do dead on (but slightly faster) takes on the songs, like The Relatives killer version of \"With or Without You\" or Drag\'s more guitar oriented version of \"Discotheque\". Songs off \"Pop\", \"Zooropa\"and \"Acthung Baby\" are included here as well as songs off the older albums.
In my book, this is another plus for the record because said albums are generally ignored by tribute records without good reason. All in all, you are missing out if you don\'t find this record and get it. Fans of old U2, new U2, and even people who just \"kinda like\" U2 (or rock music in general) will find something they like here. The guys from U2 should be honored by the amazing performances here by all the contributors.
Album Grade - A +


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Travis Wonders

A more alt. U2
I was pretty impressed with this album. I've always loved U2, and I feel this compliation album embodies a more alternative/rock sound to their already wonderful lyrics and melodys. Highly recommended for fans of U2.