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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #450 on: July 17, 2017, 04:27:05 PM »
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I'm going to be in the minority and say that the beginning half is way better the the second half which sounds jumbled and anti climatic. I feel bono needs to back off at the end as he over shadows the guitar. That being said as the tour has prgesssed they've seemed to be fixing those problems.

Yeah, you can see in the live versions that he keeps wanting to sing "Sometimes" over Edge's solo.  Ultimately, this feels like two different songs sewn together.  The first half is "The Little Things" and the second half is "Sometimes..." While I like that the music tries to be more rocking at the end, I'm not thrilled about the word "sometimes" - it's weak and way too repetitive.

If Bono sang the verses an octave lower instead of pushing/trying too hard, it'd sound better too.

I do like the imagery in the second half about the four in the morning about the darkness and about how the end is not coming, the end is here. 

I also like how in the live version they are physically spread out at first on stage and then come together at the end.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #451 on: July 18, 2017, 04:22:12 PM »
Its the extended climax that gives the shivers here. The waves of edges solo going on longer than usual and Bonos desperate 'sometimes' make it one of the best endings to a U2 song ever.
I hope they dont touch the second half (unless they extend it even further)
The first half needs a bit of work

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #452 on: July 18, 2017, 08:10:52 PM »
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Its the extended climax that gives the shivers here. The waves of edges solo going on longer than usual and Bonos desperate 'sometimes' make it one of the best endings to a U2 song ever.
I hope they dont touch the second half (unless they extend it even further)
The first half needs a bit of work

On the studio version, I hope bono doesn't stretch his vocals too much on the first half. I think if he sings quieter, it will be perfect. Live he's using too much of his voice during the first half.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #453 on: July 18, 2017, 09:09:26 PM »
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GREAT job tonight U2, you all sound fantastic!

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #454 on: July 19, 2017, 06:27:33 PM »
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Its the extended climax that gives the shivers here. The waves of edges solo going on longer than usual and Bonos desperate 'sometimes' make it one of the best endings to a U2 song ever.
I hope they dont touch the second half (unless they extend it even further)
The first half needs a bit of work

On the studio version, I hope bono doesn't stretch his vocals too much on the first half. I think if he sings quieter, it will be perfect. Live he's using too much of his voice during the first half.

Yes, always thought the delivery had too much urgency in the first half, almost reminiscent of the live version of every breaking wave, which I'm not a fan of.
A more chilled lounge approach, in a lower register may work a treat on record.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #455 on: July 20, 2017, 01:51:38 PM »
Loving the Kimmel performance more and more, the Vancouver IEM version is also pretty tight. This is a tune which I can't seem to leave alone, Just loving the swirling vocal melodies from Bono and the crescendo the song ends up coming to. Really want to hear the studio version, hope it's the first single from SOE

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #456 on: July 20, 2017, 04:25:35 PM »
didn't want to start a topic, but what is this?
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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #457 on: July 20, 2017, 04:28:36 PM »
older song audio with the little things performance?

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #458 on: July 20, 2017, 05:18:45 PM »
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didn't want to start a topic, but what is this?
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Unreleased song from ATYCLB tour. They performed it once or twice live on that tour. Didn't make Dismantle or any other album after.

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #459 on: July 20, 2017, 06:03:32 PM »
Got it, thanks Monopoly~

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #460 on: July 20, 2017, 09:36:42 PM »
Still think beginning piano bits sound like Titanic theme song chords...

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #461 on: July 20, 2017, 11:20:42 PM »
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Still think beginning piano bits sound like Titanic theme song chords...


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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #462 on: July 21, 2017, 04:53:50 AM »
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Still think beginning piano bits sound like Titanic theme song chords...


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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #463 on: July 21, 2017, 07:30:43 AM »
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Still think beginning piano bits sound like Titanic theme song chords...


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Aaaaaaand... now it's ruined forever for me.  ;)

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Re: The little things that give you away
« Reply #464 on: July 21, 2017, 07:31:45 AM »
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Still think beginning piano bits sound like Titanic theme song chords...


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Aaaaaaand... now it's ruined forever for me.  ;)

Haha! You can't not hear it now!


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