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MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
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More from the new issue of MOJO.

"U2 will return to Electric Lady Studios next month to continue work on Songs Of Experience with Steve Lillywhite producing. That's according to an article in the new issue (April 2017 on the cover) of MOJO magazine."

Also more on what they're still doing in the studio, two new song titles mentioned, tour update and more.



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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 12:22:42 PM »
my favorite part of the news:

(But Adam goes beyond the political climate as the reason for not releasing Songs Of Experience yet, and offers some musical reasons, too:

"There wasn't clarity to some of the mixes [on SOI] and we needed to be a little bit more inventive sonically. I mean, that record, when we performed it live, the songs became very, very masculine and very tough and we didn't really capture that on the record. So again one of the reasons why we're trying to slow this down a bit is we really want to get the mixes right. We don't want a soup. We want a consommé."

Adam says U2 is "at the 85 percent mark" of being finished, and has about 15-16 songs that need to be cut down to 12 for the new album.)

this makes more sense to me than the other reasons for the delay.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 12:32:49 PM »
That's an interesting read. I can't wait to hear the new album in the "latter half of 2017" - but luckliy there are some concerts to go to until then.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 12:34:15 PM »
can anyone tell us what the 2 new song titles are? i'm curious.

also i too am glad that someone in the band isn't claiming the political climate is the only reason why they are doin the nostalgia thing.

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Other songs mentioned as likely for the new album are "The Best Thing About You Is Me," [Ed. note: That's how the magazine has it, but I think the "you" and "me" references should be reversed.] "The Little Things That Give You Away," "Red Flag Day" and "Summer Of Love." That last one is a new title that Bono describes as "achingly beautiful and empty." He says it and "Red Flag Day" both reference the refugee crisis in Europe.

i really REALLY hope that's not "Your the Best Thing About Me" but alas, it is, i'm sure.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2017, 12:40:31 PM by THRILLHO »

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
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can anyone tell us what the 2 new song titles are? i'm curious.

also i too am glad that someone in the band isn't claiming the political climate is the only reason why they are doin the nostalgia thing.

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Other songs mentioned as likely for the new album are "The Best Thing About You Is Me," [Ed. note: That's how the magazine has it, but I think the "you" and "me" references should be reversed.] "The Little Things That Give You Away," "Red Flag Day" and "Summer Of Love." That last one is a new title that Bono describes as "achingly beautiful and empty." He says it and "Red Flag Day" both reference the refugee crisis in Europe.

i really REALLY hope that's not "Your the Best Thing About Me" but alas, it is, i'm sure.

I thought those 'Showman' lyrics were really cool and showed a bit of the old 90s Bono swagger, but if they don't want to press the self-destruct button then they better not release Best Thing. Utterly woeful song, embarrassing to listen to.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017, 01:05:54 PM »
This album won't be coming out until after the AB 30th tour

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 01:07:34 PM »
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This album won't be coming out until after the AB 30th tour
CAN YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING AT YOU???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO >:(

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 01:15:28 PM »
The article states the following song titles:

The Showman
The Best Thing About You Is Me
The Little Things That Give You Away
Red Flag Day
Summer Of Love

Unfortunately - "The Best Thing About You Is Me" - is the song DJ Kygo premiered. Ugh!


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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 01:16:34 PM »
Oooops, sorry Thrillho - I see you already posted this.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 01:30:44 PM »
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my favorite part of the news:

(But Adam goes beyond the political climate as the reason for not releasing Songs Of Experience yet, and offers some musical reasons, too:

"There wasn't clarity to some of the mixes [on SOI] and we needed to be a little bit more inventive sonically. I mean, that record, when we performed it live, the songs became very, very masculine and very tough and we didn't really capture that on the record. So again one of the reasons why we're trying to slow this down a bit is we really want to get the mixes right. We don't want a soup. We want a consommé."

Adam says U2 is "at the 85 percent mark" of being finished, and has about 15-16 songs that need to be cut down to 12 for the new album.)

this makes more sense to me than the other reasons for the delay.

I always appreciate Adam's ability to cut through the hyperbole and give a straight explanation.

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
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Unfortunately - "The Best Thing About You Is Me" - is the song DJ Kygo premiered. Ugh!

Why such a long title? "The Best Thing" is such a simpler title than "The Best Thing About You Is Me"

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 01:32:15 PM »
Album to be finished by end of this year and tour 2018 can't wait  (seeing I can't go to JT tour)

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 01:37:33 PM »
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Album to be finished by end of this year and tour 2018 can't wait  (seeing I can't go to JT tour)
YES! I'm right there with you on your entire post (I can't go either, but we'll both get to the SOE shows!)
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 01:45:07 PM »
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Unfortunately - "The Best Thing About You Is Me" - is the song DJ Kygo premiered. Ugh!

Why such a long title? "The Best Thing" is such a simpler title than "The Best Thing About You Is Me"

We could make an endless list of shorter titles to their songs..

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Re: MOJO: U2 back at Electric Lady Studios next month with Steve Lillywhite
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2017, 01:49:03 PM »
I'm curious to see how they expect to tour behind SOE next year so soon after a JT stadium tour, especially in the U.S.