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June 17, 2005

Issue 5

Issue 5: Which version of U2's "Elevation" is better: the album version, the Tomb Raider mix, or the Influx mix?

This is a tough one. On the one hand I am usually partial to original, album released recordings. However in this case I may have to give both mixes the nod over the album version of "Elevation." The Tomb Raider mix absolutely rocks, and the Influx mix is so different and refreshing that I find myself wishing they had used that version on All That You Can't Leave Behind. In the end, though, the rankings break down as such:


  1. Elevation Tomb Raider mix
  2. Elevation Influx mix
  3. Elevation (album version)

The Greet Machine has spoken.

Posted by snackeru at June 17, 2005 3:22 PM | Lists

Comments

I've heard "Elevation" played far too much as of late. Now this morning, "Grace" came up on the ol' iPod and it was a song I had forgot about. It was refreshing to hear it again.

Ever have that happen? You hear a great song so much that you start to hate it. Then years later you hear it again and fall in love all over again.

Another quirky thing...if I like a song the first time I hear it, I usually end up tiring of it very quickly. A song that I may not like right away but come to appreciate usually has much greater staying power with me.

Posted by: Brian Maas at June 17, 2005 3:37 PM

Yes, that happens to me all the time. "With or Without You" by U2, actually, is a song like that for me.

And I also agree that the album version of Elevation is a little weak for me at this point. Have you ever heard the Influx mix? It is way different. And the Tomb Raider mix is just plain powerful. If you'd like, I can send them to you to listen to...

Posted by: Shane at June 17, 2005 3:41 PM

Tomb Raider? Angelina Jolie. Ahhhhh.....

Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at June 17, 2005 3:58 PM

What a horrible movie, though. It ranks as probably the worst movie I have ever seen. I couldn't believe how stupid it was. That gives me another idea for a post ...

Posted by: Shane at June 17, 2005 4:03 PM

You mean that movie had a plot? I was just enjoying the scenery.

Posted by: Cheesehead Craig at June 17, 2005 4:20 PM

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