Originally posted by deanallison:[..]
California is the joint best song on the album. And I’ve grown to like volcano more than Glastonbury, both good songs imo. I like the miracle but I do think it’s a bit of a weak opener both on the album and live, weak as in only good, invisible would have worked fine that’s a much stronger song or even just kick the album off with every breaking wave, but I don’t think there’s a song on SOI that is worse than good and most of it is very good or great even. AB and JT are the only other u2 albums I can say that about so that probably does put it in the masterpiece category for me. Crystal ballroom and lucifers hands kept the album strong even into the bonus stuff. Imo anyway.
It's sad they didn't play Volcano and Troubles (which is probably my favourite song from SOI) more often live...
Maybe Volcano would be good opener, (album and show). I like the version from Jools Holland.