U2's 'Pop': A Reimagining of the Album 20 Years Later

U2 kept fiddling with their ninth LP long after it hit shelves in early 1997, so here's a new take from live recordings, remixes and re-recordings

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"Gone" (Live in 2001)

"'Gone' is another one I had high hopes for," the Edge said. "But it always sounded better on acoustic guitar." We've yet to hear the acoustic "Gone," but the band did remix it for The Best of 1990–2000. That's a fine version, but it can't touch what they did with it on the 2001 Elevation Tour. The group were in the middle of a major comeback thanks to "Beautiful Day," but they occasionally dragged out "Gone" as if to show Pop wasn't as bad as everyone thought. The Edge got pissed at the end of a fierce one during the taping of the Boston show. It was one of the best moments of the night even if most people in the arena probably didn't know the song.

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