STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF
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Reuniting the band with the production duo of Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno—who also produced The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby—is often seen as a return to basics after the group's experimental nineties records. In many ways, however, this is an oversimplification, as the album breaks new ground by retaining the sonic nuances of their nineties work and reconciling it with the melodic, hook-filled rock of their eighties work. The first song (and lead single), "Beautiful Day", for instance, is an optimistic anthem that opens with a drum machine and a rhythm sequencer.
The album includes "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", a song written by Bono for his friend Michael Hutchence, who killed himself in 1997. Brian Eno was enthusiastic about the song and wagered with Bono that it would become the group's biggest single. While this did not completely come to pass (it was a hit, but not their biggest), it is nonetheless a fan favorite, with its gospel-tinged melodies and saccharine guitar leads.
The album met wide acclaim from critics and the public, debuting at #1 in 28 countries (but only reaching #3 in the United States). The first single released was "Beautiful Day", which reached #1 in the UK single charts (which track the popularity of individual songs) and in most European countries, Canada and Australia. All That You Can't Leave Behind was the third highest selling U2 album, with total sales of over 10 million. Both "Beautiful Day" and "Walk On" scored the prestigious Grammy Award for Record of the Year in consecutive years; the former in 2001 and the latter in 2002. The accompanying Elevation Tour was also deemed very successful.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 139 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.Download: