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Offline jick

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Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:28:58 AM »
In the spirit of the season, I just felt we should start a thread paying tribute to one of the best covers U2 has ever made - Christmas, Baby Please Come Home.

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I have seen many other versions of this song in youtube and listening on audio - from Michael Bubble, Bon Jovi, and even Mariah Carey - but U2 trumps them all by a mile.

Happy Holidays to all.

Cheers,

J



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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 11:17:57 AM »
So many things to love about this song.  My personal favorite; the wink.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 12:59:10 PM »
My absolute favorite xmas song.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 07:25:36 PM »
Best version. And the video is awesome.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2012, 10:00:42 PM »
I'm also a big fan of the eye roll Edge gives Bono around 1:30.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 09:34:29 AM »
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I'm also a big fan of the eye roll Edge gives Bono around 1:30.

I never noticed that before. Priceless!

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 11:38:55 AM »
I've always been partial to the wink Bono gives the camera just after the "It's Christmas...baby please come home" in the deep voice at the beginning of the video. :D

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 07:38:52 AM »
I like their cover of Father Christmas better...by a mile.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 04:59:32 PM »
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I like their cover of Father Christmas better...by a mile.

Me too.

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 03:35:56 AM »
Actually, it may not be U2 but Bono's performance with Band Aid 20 tops the bill.

His voice of the iconic line had the confidence of a successful musician with the tone and phrasing that brings shades of the HTDAAB era.  He truly improved on the original version where he sounded like a screaming girl who was trying so hard to be recognized but ended up sticking out like a sore thumb.

But for pure U2 goodness (and not just Bono), we have Christmas Baby Please Come Home.

Cheers,

J

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 04:38:26 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I love this cover and consider it one of U2's better cover efforts, however, it is just not Christmas to me until Darlene Love sings this on Letterman. . . U2 just can't touch her version. . .

This year's version.


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But 2010's version was especially good


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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2012, 04:44:59 AM »
I meant U2 trumps all the cover versions.

Darlene Love still owns the song.

Cheers,

J

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2012, 04:47:21 AM »
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I meant U2 trumps all the cover versions.

Darlene Love still owns the song.

Cheers,

J


Agreed!

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2012, 06:58:44 PM »
I absolutely love this song  :D

Both Adam and Bono's winks and Edge's eye roll

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Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2012, 08:46:00 PM »
Bono's wink, Edge's eye-roll...Adam even winks at Bono toward the end.  It's a beautiful video.   :D ;D