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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 18, 2008, 04:06:53 PM »
It's a good album. Released just a year after 'Boy'. It's more mature and mellow with lots of piano. Perhaps U2 were experimenting a bit. I enjoy it as much as 'Boy' but it's not as famous or popular. Probably because it was'nt their debut album.

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2008, 09:25:21 AM »
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I found this old Rolling Stone review from 1982.  What do you think?  Were their impressions at the time accurate, and do they hold up?

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2008, 02:47:27 PM »

I found this old Rolling Stone review from 1982.  What do you think?  Were their impressions at the time accurate, and do they hold up?


I think they do though not sure if they got rid of their anger by the time War came along - a really angry album. I hadn't seen that before and giveas a fresh insight to somone really hearing it for the first time (when they were't huge etc)

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2008, 04:50:39 PM »
Hahaha, I love reviewing reviews.  I can't be objective with this album though so of course I think RS was wrong.

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2008, 03:25:55 PM »
Jon Pareles seems very opinionated, obviously not a fan ".....October is barely coherent...."  ???

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2008, 07:11:02 AM »
My daughter found me the piano music for 'October' online.  What a beautiful, simple piece of music.  I have a clunky-sounding old upright piano (it was free), so when I play it, I sound just like Edge.  I can't stop playing it!  I wish more of their music had piano parts. 

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2008, 02:48:37 PM »
Sounds like a new thread! teach us all U2 music in two easy steps....

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2008, 03:42:01 PM »
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My daughter found me the piano music for 'October' online.  What a beautiful, simple piece of music.  I have a clunky-sounding old upright piano (it was free), so when I play it, I sound just like Edge.  I can't stop playing it!  I wish more of their music had piano parts. 

Do you have the piano tabs for it? Cause if there's any song I would love to learn first on piano, it's definitly "October".

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2008, 08:23:44 AM »
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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 29, 2008, 12:06:50 AM »
All worshippers....just how much under your skin does 'Tomorrow' get? That song has got to be up there in terms of atmosphere..drama..or am I just wearing my October tinted shades?

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2008, 09:08:31 AM »
Totally agree, Tomorrow was always a favourite of mine especially the live version on the War Tour. Adam said it was his fave U2 track, what better recommendation than that, of the power of the song. (BTW he said on the Late Late Show with Gay Byrne 1989)

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2008, 11:27:14 AM »
"Tomnorrow" is heart-breaking in its neediness and vulnerability.  Gets me every time. 

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 29, 2008, 03:34:58 PM »
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"Tomnorrow" is heart-breaking in its neediness and vulnerability.

Totally - great words and so bang on what that song gives out....

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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2008, 07:42:05 PM »
The lyrics to Tomorrow actually allows me to picture the grim scene of how Bono is waiting at the door with a black car parked in the side of the road, his consince wrestling him to ethier open or don't go to the door. Very chilling.

Which btw comes to this lyric to the end of the song - Open up/Open up/To the love of God. I always wondered in a song like Tomorrow that is so lyricaly tradgic and grim, where did THAT line come up in Bono's head?

And btw, in recent days I've come to greatly appericaite and love I Threw a Brick.... I came to greatly relate to Bono's lyrics - I was walking/I look into a window/To see myself/And my reflection/When I thought about it/My direction/Going nowhere.... Not to mention the seemingly rocking flow of the band. My one complaint thoguh is Edge's riff in the bridge. After wacthing the live version on UABRS, I kinda wished his solo sounded more like that cause the studio version now sounds bland to me. But still makes it a good song.
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Re: October Worship Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2008, 04:48:49 AM »
Agree with your thoughts on I Threw a Brick....dont know about anyone else but the drums and bass on the album track kind of repelcts a heartbeat...or am i just viewing again through my October tinted glasses!