"Wild CD 05" - Various Artists
U2 Related Content:
- "Elvis Ate America" (Studio Version) - Passengers (03:00)
Full Track Listing:
- Freewheelin’ – Nina Forsberg
- I Don’t Wanna Hurt You (Every Single Time) – Frank Black
- Underwear – Pulp
- Whiskey in the Jar – Thin Lizzy
- Gold – Supernova
- Elvis Ate America – The Passengers
- Blue Head Fame – The Walkabouts
- Knoxville Girl – Nick Cave
- When We Were Young – Whipping Boy
- World Cup Fever – Air Miami
- Lille Digt – Nikolaj Norlund
- Chronicle Lovesong – Baal
- Let’s All Go Together – Marion
This compilation was put together and circulated with the multimedia magazine “Wild” in Denmark where the magazine was sold and produced. The CD accompanied the fifth issue of the magazine.The CD included several audio tracks including Passengers performance of “Elvis Ate America”. Passengers was U2 with added ‘passengers’ including Brian Eno in this case.
Perhaps more remarkable are some of the multimedia bits featuring U2. The entire audio of Macphisto’s phone call on July 27, 1993 are included on this disc in a wave format, titled “BU.WAV” and it can be found on the WILD>DATA>SFX directory. The file is 03:13 in length and is in mono. There is also a video clip of Bono singing “Even Better Than the Real Thing” in concert (240×180 resolution) that runs 0:43 in length in the WILD>DATA>QT directory. There is also 0:19 clips of the studio versions of “I Will Follow” and “Mysterious Ways” in Mono in the DIGILEX/ASSETS/SOUND directory.
The Macphisto phone call ends with a short clip of Macphisto singing Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, “I just called to say I love you… I just called to say how much I care…” but only the one brief part of the song is included. The call was made to a Mr. Uffemann, Denmarks former Foreign Minister and a strong EU supporter. (His name was Uffe Ellemann-Jensen) Many Danes had rejected joining the EU. At the end of the call you hear the start of “Ultra Violet”.
Although the copyright on the CD claims it was from 1995, the files on the disc are listed as late as February 1996 so that is likely the month that it was finalized.