There are 2 versions of the "Salome tapes"on the internet: the "short" version, consisting of 22 demos (different versions of the same song), and the "long" version of 7 CDs, most of them of variations of the same drum parts, bass parts, etc.
uhhhh...theres a version that ONLY includes the 22 Salome demos? embarassing..
yea when you find this, remember, it's just demos. you aren't gonna find any full on unheard "new" songs. just snippets and ideas and studio talking. i think heaven and hell from the AB box set is on Salome, maybe one other? but like Oh, Berlin, Down All the Days, etc. aren't on there.
This isn't really the case. There's loads of material that's 85-90% finished b-side standard material in the midst of far too many overdub guitar tapes of Salome. In no small order, I made a collection that runs :
Heaven And Hell
Sunset In Colours
Until the End Of The World (albeit version from the UTEOTW soundtrack version)
I Feel Free
Fly With The Spinning Head
Where Did It All Go Wrong?
The Real Thing (instrumental)
Go To Get Together (Salome)
Wake Up Dead Man
Sweet Baby Jane
Going Down South
Back Mask U2 (version 2)
She's Gonna Your Head Around
alongside extra takes of :
Salome, Sunset In Colours, Morning Child (Wild Horses), I Feel Free, Sweet Baby Jane, Take You Down (Fly With the Spinning Head), Where Did It All Go Wrong, Jitterbug Baby, Chance Away, Take Today
of these, Salome, Where Did It All Go Wrong came out with hardly any alterations.
I Feel Free sits on the UTEOTW riff.
Fly With The Spinning Head became two seperate songs.
Take Today eventually became North And South of The River.
A few of the rest came out of the AB box set reissue (She's Gonna Blow Your House Down, for starters), and I'm sure that if the tapes *hadn't* leaked, we probably would have had less material in the rarities section and probably not had "Kindergarten" at all. There's no great lost U2 album in here, but plenty of OK to decent B-side level tracks that remind me of stuff like Luminous Times and Walk To The Water.. all of which could easily have made a Zooropa bonus disc very healthily.