As some of you know, I'm a big fan of tweaking U2's albums by creating alternate playlists and even edited and remixed versions of their songs (what can I say, I'm bored). Last night I was listening to my NLOTH playlist, which is called Between Midnight and Dawning, and I have to say, as disappointing in parts as U2's latest album is, this playlist is pretty solid.
In addition to omiting/editing certain tracks, I also included some that at first glance may seem odd, but actually fit quite well. Here's the track list:
1. Fez - Being Born
2. Get On Your Boots (FOOW Remix, which has a slight HMTMKMKM vibe)
3. Never Let Me Go (a track without a true home, but which fits here nicely)
4. Disappearing Act (an edited version I have shared here before)
5. No Line
6. Moment of Surrender
7. 3:33 (this is what I call my chantless edit of UC)
8. The Ground Beneath Her Feet (this track has more of a Morroccan feel than most of what ended up on NLOTH, ironically)
9. Winter (Linear version)
10. White as Snow
12. Stateless (same as #3)
14. Cedars of Lebanon
So as you can see, it's similar in places to NLOTH, but also different and (I think) an improvement on what we actually got.
Here's my question: If U2 had released this, would it have been better than NLOTH? And if so, where would it land in your list of favorite U2 albums?