Hi. Here at Pierce’s Press I take a look at bloated, self-indulgent, expansive double albums and gleefully trim it back to a single, dreck-free, no filler, concise, listenable record without having to reach for the skip button or needle re-positioning.
I think it may benefit some over-stuffed double albums from a little tightening up. It’s certainly the case for un-doubled #8: U2’s Americana kitchen sink odyssey Rattle and Hum now receiving Un-Doubled mistreatment.
- Desire (2:59)
- Hawkmoon 269 (6:22)
- Freedom for My People (0:38)
- Silver And Gold (5:49)
- Angel of Harlem (3:49)
- When Love Comes to Town (4:15)
- Heartland (5:03)
- God Part II (3:15)
- The Star Spangled Banner (0:43)
- All I Want is You (6:30)
Gone are the unnecessary live tracks and a couple of other plodding studio tracks (Love Rescue Me, Van Dieman’s Land), while the two short tracks in the American roots rock theme remain, tightening up what now is a worthy follow up to their greatest recorded works in The Unforgettable Fire and The Joshua Tree.