Poll

Best Soe song?

Love Is All We Have Left
9 (7.6%)
Lights At Home
13 (10.9%)
Best Thing
1 (0.8%)
GOOYOW
3 (2.5%)
American Soul
2 (1.7%)
Summer Of Love
12 (10.1%)
Red Flag Day
19 (16%)
Showman
2 (1.7%)
Little Things
32 (26.9%)
Landlady
9 (7.6%)
Blackout
6 (5%)
LIBTAIIW
7 (5.9%)
There Is A Light
1 (0.8%)
Book Of Your Heart
3 (2.5%)

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Offline WhenIsSOE

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Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:37:17 AM »
What is the best SOE song?



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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 06:54:38 PM »
I voted for Landlady this time. Previously was Little Things. Not much in it really but enjoying the ambience of Landlady. Just a beautiful song. 

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 07:46:46 PM »
I gave Little Things my vote, because I think it's their best new song.  However, if we're speaking of album versions, my vote goes to Red Flag Day.  I was a bit disappointed in the album version of Little Things, but live, it moves me every time.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 11:57:35 PM »
Book Of Your Heart is definitely the standout track, such a shame it was only included as a bonustrack. Might be their best song in two decades. If only they had dared to produce an entire album in that vein....

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 12:13:15 AM »
My top 3 are Lights Of Home (St Peters String Version), Little Things and Landlady. I voted for the chick that paid the rent. Imagine if she didn’t. Bono could’ve starved to death.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 03:12:10 AM »
Was trying to work out why the album version of Little Things is not as emotional as the live version and I think its a couple of things.
Firstly there are too many additions of guitar before sometimes. Also when he sings sometimes its not as heartfelt. Maybe we need the emptiness of the piano still.
Also when the sweeping guitar comes in at the climax we are missing some sweeping strings.
Live version chokes me up everytime. This version unfortunately does not.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 03:12:58 AM »
Landlady is now my favourite to get the emotions stirring

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 04:22:00 AM »
Still voted for RFD again.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 08:34:11 AM »
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Was trying to work out why the album version of Little Things is not as emotional as the live version and I think its a couple of things.
Firstly there are too many additions of guitar before sometimes. Also when he sings sometimes its not as heartfelt. Maybe we need the emptiness of the piano still.
Also when the sweeping guitar comes in at the climax we are missing some sweeping strings.
Live version chokes me up everytime. This version unfortunately does not.

This goes back to that whole problem in the mid 80's when U2 weren't as good in the studio as they were live.

Expect a live vinyl edition of Little Things in the next few years to compensate.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 11:03:20 PM »
Love the section of the album from Red Flag Day to 13.
But the standout track overall is "The Little Things..."

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2017, 01:16:04 PM »
Little Things is not only the best song on the album, but one of their all-time best.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2017, 01:34:44 PM »
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Little Things is not only the best song on the album, but one of their all-time best.

^ this.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 03:02:44 PM »
The Little Things That Give You Away is a great song and for me definitely the best on the album - not close.

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
I still can't find my way into this record.

But "Landlady" and "Love is Bigger..." are wonderful, beautiful pieces of music.

Anybody feel that "Blackout" is reminiscent of "Discotheque" ?

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Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
The Little Things That Gives You Away is an all-timer.  Other highlights for me include, Lights of Home, Summer of Love, Showman, and Blackout