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Offline FearOfHeights

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Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« on: April 20, 2017, 02:40:45 PM »
I came on here expecting to see the place awash with chat about the re-recording of RHMT from JT, played in full on Radio 2 here in UK today and, I believe, by Dave Fanning in Ireland this morning too.

It's formally released on vinyl this coming Saturday.

Anyway, for those who've heard it, what d'ya think?  For me, it's ok.  One thing I'm convinced of is it's not 2017 Bono singing the whole thing.  The high notes of the chorus are the original 1987 Bono version...



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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
Not great... very amateur-ish mix.

The synth is way too loud and the bass needed to be more prevalent. I do love Edge's new recording, though. Sounds much better, but I can't really explain why. Maybe his age is showing here and it sounds more professional to me, I don't know...

Also, I'm pretty sure Bono sings the entire song. And although his vocals are too "in-your-face" in the mix, he does sound great.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 03:30:50 PM »
There is a bomb load of talk about in threads...

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 10:13:50 AM »
Need to give this a proper release like they did with the sweetest thing, choose a great first single off songs of experience job done.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 04:33:30 PM »
A proper release would also not be a one sided 12" record. At least with the Sweetest Thing, we got some old live tracks.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 04:28:29 AM »
I was a bit Meh about it all but hearing a high quality download through a decent speaker reveals how good a mix it is, regardless of how pointless it is.
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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 12:00:43 AM »
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A proper release would also not be a one sided 12" record. At least with the Sweetest Thing, we got some old live tracks.

Yeah, but we also got the beginning of a backward looking U2 with this evil track

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 08:26:54 PM »
Not great! I love the original better. It is my favorite song off of JT

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 07:47:20 AM »
Inferior version compared to the original. Not keen on the re-worked vocal delivery

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 08:32:29 AM »
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Inferior version compared to the original. Not keen on the re-worked vocal delivery

They were going for something with the vocal delivery but didn't nail it. It was a healthy vibe and about ten takes away.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 09:51:25 AM »
The remix is good IMO...I like the horns.  It sounds like it's the original chorus but I think Bono did a good job with the verses in 2017 and Lillywhite did a great job putting it all together.  Let's face it...the real reason they did this was to a) sell 7,000 pieces of vinyl with their picture on it for $20-$30 a pop, and b) drum up some enthusiasm for the tour among the core fanbase.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 10:24:42 AM »
I love the new version.

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Re: Re-recording of Red Hill Mining Town, 2017
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 06:37:57 AM »
I read this is a limited edition of 7000. I've had a look at mine to see if it is numbered, all I can see etched into the lead out is LE/55, which I assume is 'Limited Edition/number 55. Can anyone else see this on theirs?