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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 01:12:32 PM »
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It's got to be Fast Cars which went all north African and sounds too close to Boots for a lot of people's liking. Strange that the throwaway track at the end of HTDAAB could be in many ways the equal of NLOTH's lead single.

Same with Mercy. It's not very "north African," but I probably like it better than a lot of songs on NLOTH.

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 02:58:57 PM »
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If Cedars of Lebanon ends up sounding a lot like something from the next album, then it will be a most excellent album indeed.
I love CoL but I don't want another album like NLOTH

Cedars was a pretty unique song even on NLOTH.

If the next album was like Cedars, we'd get a very quiet, meditative album. Like Songs of Ascent was supposed to be.

God, how I want that album.
I didn't know Songs of Ascent was supposed to be quiet and meditative. That's how I've been imagining their next album though. But I don't know if I could listen to an entire album of Cedars-esque songs.

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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 05:06:14 PM »
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It's got to be Fast Cars which went all north African and sounds too close to Boots for a lot of people's liking. Strange that the throwaway track at the end of HTDAAB could be in many ways the equal of NLOTH's lead single.

Same with Mercy. It's not very "north African," but I probably like it better than a lot of songs on NLOTH.

It's better than Boots, Fast Cars. Swap Boots with Mercy original demo, add winter and you probably have one of the finest U2 albums ever.

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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 05:21:27 PM »
If the next U2 album is "quiet and meditative", then it will be the first one that is.


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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 07:36:33 PM »
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If the next U2 album is "quiet and meditative", then it will be the first one that is.



I don't know, The Unforgettable Fire had some pretty mellow moments.

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 07:39:09 PM »
I keep thinking quiet, meditative, mellow music as being very mature music. So maybe U2 is mature enough to make this kind of music...

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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 08:35:41 PM »
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It's got to be Fast Cars which went all north African and sounds too close to Boots for a lot of people's liking. Strange that the throwaway track at the end of HTDAAB could be in many ways the equal of NLOTH's lead single.

Same with Mercy. It's not very "north African," but I probably like it better than a lot of songs on NLOTH.

It's better than Boots, Fast Cars. Swap Boots with Mercy original demo, add winter and you probably have one of the finest U2 albums ever.

Definitely. Love Winter too.

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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2012, 12:50:58 AM »
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Definitely God Part II (even though it's not a final track) and all of Achtung Baby. I've always thought God Part II was the first sign of them moving toward that Achtung Baby sound.

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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2012, 01:34:34 PM »
Why God Part II wasn't performed on the ZooTV Tour by Bono in his Mirrorball Man persona is a mystery to me. It would have been just perfect.

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« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2012, 01:44:33 PM »
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Why God Part II wasn't performed on the ZooTV Tour by Bono in his Mirrorball Man persona is a mystery to me. It would have been just perfect.

Because it wouldn't have been as good as Desire or Ultraviolet.


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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2012, 01:50:29 PM »
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Why God Part II wasn't performed on the ZooTV Tour by Bono in his Mirrorball Man persona is a mystery to me. It would have been just perfect.

Because it wouldn't have been as good as Desire or Ultraviolet.



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If you say so.

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« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2012, 01:55:48 PM »
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Why God Part II wasn't performed on the ZooTV Tour by Bono in his Mirrorball Man persona is a mystery to me. It would have been just perfect.

Because it wouldn't have been as good as Desire or Ultraviolet.



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If you say so.

That proves my point.


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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2012, 01:59:11 PM »
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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2012, 02:11:49 PM »
I think the lyrics of God Part II fit the preacherman persona of MBM far better than Desire's.

I'm not even suggesting Desire or Ultraviolet should have been cut. I'm saying God Part II should have opened a five song encore with Desire, Ultraviolet, WOWY and Love Is Blindness following. Or WOWY could have been moved up into the main set.

Either way, I think it's a damn shame God Part II wasn't performed more than it was. Bono certainly wouldn't be able to sing it like that anymore.

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Re: Which Final track on U2 albums sounds most like a song on the next album?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2012, 02:26:48 PM »
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I think the lyrics of God Part II fit the preacherman persona of MBM far better than Desire's.

I think the lyrics of God are too dark for MM's persona.  And while MM let's us know during Desire that he "believes in love", he conveys the impression he believes in himself more.

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I'm not even suggesting Desire or Ultraviolet should have been cut. I'm saying God Part II should have opened a five song encore with Desire, Ultraviolet, WOWY and Love Is Blindness following. Or WOWY could have been moved up into the main set.

Given the structure of the set-list, I think one of the two fast paced encores would have needed to be cut to make room for another song.

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Either way, I think it's a damn shame God Part II wasn't performed more than it was. Bono certainly wouldn't be able to sing it like that anymore.

Yeah, God is up there with other great songs that U2 don't seem to want to play live anymore, such as Dirty Day, Please, Wild Horses, Exit, Wire, ASOH.