Globetrotting, ZOOTV megastars that they are now, it is refreshing to be reminded of how U2 began. Less the hype and the electronica bandwagon jumping, U2 were one of the most lyrically and musically potent of the post-punk U.K. bands. The new “hits” compilation thankfully reacquaints us with early classics like “I Will Follow” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” Initial copies are also shipping with a limited edition collection of B-sides, which contributes to the sense that this is a nice overview of the band’s most fertile period.
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