Now that the new mix is finally here, and as I have listened to it a good half-dozen or so times, here are my thoughts:
Bono's new vocal recording sounds great, imo. My only quibble, is when he sings "in reeeed hiiiillll toooowwwn", as there is this shimmering vocal effect that I hate, replete with an echo. It sounds plastic, and I don't like it. Also, I don't get why there are horns? And, while the horn melody itself isn't bad, they sound fake, like a synthesizer, rather than actual horns.
Barring those two critiques, I quite like it, and think that current Bono sounds great alongside younger Bono's voice. If I remember right, Bono has, complainingly, referred to his voice in the verses as "sounding like a rich man singing about being poor", or something to that effect. All the same, the positive differences are, overall, so minute, that it seems rather superfluous.
Does anyone know if this is being released to radio? If so, do you think that it'll chart well?
On another U2 forum, there is a user who is so ridiculously, hilariously dramatic about his love for this song, that I will eventually wander over there, in the hopes of finding some feedback from him.