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Offline BalconyTV

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Bono Interview
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:38:21 AM »
Just listened to the Bono interview with Amanda Brunker. A terrible interview in truth...but this is what I gleamed...

1/ 'The band have 6 songs'. Which suggests they have about 3/4 I would say.

2/ 'The album could never come out'. Which I think suggests 2014.

3/ 'The band turns up for Bonos vocal recording'. This was curious. I know all members of a band don't have to around during the recording process... but just feeds into my feeling that the band are not as chummy / tight as they once were. Despite Bono's nattering about friendship.

4/ 'The album could be called '10 Reasons to Exist'' Not a chance.

So not optimistic overall. :-( 2014 wound be my hunch.



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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 06:07:24 AM »
10 songs this time ? If they have 6 truly finished songs, 2013 could easily be doable.

3/ I think it's good they are gathering around. Not just to contribute ideas but just in the sense of cameradery.

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 09:19:25 AM »
Where can I listen to this interview? When was it done?

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:35:49 AM »
I think it aired yesterday.

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 11:36:44 AM »
Right.  And we've likely heard most of those six already..  They're not even close.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 04:04:38 PM »
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Where can I listen to this interview? When was it done?

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 04:32:22 PM »
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Right.  And we've likely heard most of those six already..  They're not even close.
We've heard most of the six already? No. Correct me if i am wrong, but im pretty sure the "new" songs they played while on 360 are not part of their danger mouse sessions and will not be on the next album.

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 07:22:46 PM »
what happened to all the material they had, enough to produce 3 albums?????

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012, 08:20:52 PM »
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what happened to all the material they had, enough to produce 3 albums?????

Bono came to his senses.

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
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what happened to all the material they had, enough to produce 3 albums?????

Bono came to his senses.

Plus, most of that "three albums' worth of material" was collaborations with the members of One Direction....

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2012, 10:29:46 PM »
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Right.  And we've likely heard most of those six already..  They're not even close.
We've heard most of the six already? No. Correct me if i am wrong, but im pretty sure the "new" songs they played while on 360 are not part of their danger mouse sessions and will not be on the next album.

Okay, I'm correcting you. What six songs do they have?    Ones that are "reasons to exist"?    Doesn't sound like it to me..

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2012, 10:37:08 PM »
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what happened to all the material they had, enough to produce 3 albums?????

If you check a history of U2's "b-sides" - especially as of late - they really hardly have "leftover" material.  They put everything to the album - even incomplete stuff.

Unlike other bands who have a lot in the vaults for unreleased stuff, U2 really have nothing. Just check the re-issues and anniversary editions of their earlier albums - the bonus or extra tracks were quite "forced" and nothing close to album-worthy or even b-side-worthy.

U2 have a cumbersome recording process and when they reach the number of songs they have finished, they usually just release it. 

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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2012, 11:42:36 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2012, 11:54:02 PM »
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Just check the re-issues and anniversary editions of their earlier albums - the bonus or extra tracks were quite "forced" and nothing close to album-worthy or even b-side-worthy.
I can't be the only person who felt these re-issue tracks were album-worthy:
angels too tied to the ground
disappearing act
yoshino blossom [instrumental]
wave of sorrow (birdland)
rise up
oh berlin
near the island [instrumental]

As far as the songs mentioned in the recent Bono interview, I think they are finishing the final U2 album versions of these 5 tracks:
1.  north star
2.  glastonbury
3.  return of the stingray [instrumental]
4.  every breaking wave
5.  mercy
I will compare my theory to the situation U2 had with the tracks on Zooropa.  I always hear people comment how U2 didn't finish Zooropa like they should have . . . . . that they rushed Zooropa.  Didn't U2 work on most of the Zooropa tracks during the ZooTV Tour (technically, a break between legs of the ZooTV tour)?

Were the above 5 tracks worked on during the 360 Tour?  Presenting them to a live audience was fun, but they chose not to release them (in studio format) during the 360 Tour.  Maybe they made that decision because they wanted to improve them/complete them and there wasn't time to do that during the 360 Tour.  Maybe now it's time to complete them and record them in a proper studio environment.  I'm only referring to 5 tracks here so maybe the 6th track is a final U2 album version of winter.  Hell, I don't know.  It's just a theory.

Are these 5 tracks (plus the track winter) never going to be released as songs recorded in studio format?  Why wouldn't they be on the next U2 album . . . . . whenever it gets released?
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Re: Bono Interview
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2013, 06:43:12 AM »
Seeing a few instrumentals there, remember Bass Trap???
or 60 seconds???  :)