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Offline Cstoney73

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2017, 12:29:36 PM »
So no way to see it tonight in the US?

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2017, 01:55:45 PM »
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If anyone wants a warm up before the 19th, I came upon this on Amazon video while searching their catalog to see what U2 goodness they may have.

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This is "U2 at the BBC" from 2009 in support of NLOTH.  It is a different format and produced show then the current version of "... at the BBC," it is a decent  hour worth of performances and interviews.  I, for one, had never seen any of this.  Worth a watch!

(Free if you are an Amazon Prime member... other wise I guess one would have to pay to rent it.)

Hey, great find!  Thank you!

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2017, 02:46:38 PM »
You can stream BBC ONE on easyview.eu


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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 03:05:46 PM »
Love is Bigger sounded terrific albeit with a full orchestra behind it. It could be epic in concert.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2017, 03:08:56 PM »
GOOYOW, LOH and LIBTAIIW are going to be pretty phenomenal live.  Loved the choir for BD.  Fairly candid interview.  Backstage tour was good.  Edge likes meatballs!

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »
Fun quiz on the BBC website. 
I came out as Stuck in a Moment which is quite accurate at present...!

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2017, 03:38:59 PM »

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Cool, I've always wanted to hear WOWY with an orchestra.  At this point I think it's safe to say, as has been mentioned elsewhere 563,789 times, the band is on a mission to make people think they only ever wrote 7 songs: WOWY, One, Streets, Vertigo, SBS, Still Haven't, and BD.
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So true. Their constant, repetitive song choices do a disservice to their amazing and varied catalogue. True story: I once sat beside a group of four girls at a U2 show who only knew Beautiful Day. They even asked me what song it was when Pride was played.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2017, 03:54:09 PM »
Bunch o' videos here:

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2017, 04:45:32 PM »
That was brilliant, really moving and epic! Still got it !

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2017, 07:30:10 PM »
That was amazing. You need to watch through from the beginning.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2017, 11:45:49 PM »
Get Out, Lights of Home and Love is Bigger were really great. Makes u wish Love is Bigger lasted a bit longer on the album. That end chorus is just epic and such a triumphant anthem. Should be amazing live.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2017, 02:15:06 AM »
That was an excellent show. I really think Bono is sounding great at the moment.

The new stuff stood up better than I expected alongside the classics, Lights of Home I really enjoyed and it's one of my lesser tracks on the album, GOOYOW was great. The old stuff all sounded excellent, Love Is Bigger was good but for me if I had to pick a poorest of the show it would be that (and I'm not a hater of the song, I prefer it to Lights of Home on the album).

Guessing AIWIY will be on the extended then, which I look forward to.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2017, 05:02:02 AM »
I'm probably in the minority, but just felt the new songs were underwhelming and had no bite to it compare to the older classics and believe me I'm sick to death of BD, WOWY and One and wish they would bury these songs and many other for a while but had to admit they had more bite and more richer sounding than these new songs.  Even YTBTAB and American Soul just don't have that live impact as even the SOI songs when performed live.

I even think the SOI songs like Miracle of Joey Ramone, Volcano, California, Cedarwood Road, and Raised By Wolves are better live songs and have more teeth and bite to them.  These SOE songs live are just falling flat for me live.

Another thing that is annoying, is the megaphone. Someone please tell Bono to drop this megaphone thing when the tour starts.  It's soo annoying.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2017, 07:07:03 AM »
Agree with the megaphone thing. Was cringeworthy. From looking at the band last night I would now say this is their last album. They look empty. I am thankful for Little Things, but the new music is just not interesting. The best U2 songs have a beginning that leads to a climax. Most of the new stuff starts and ends the same without going anywhere which unfortunately makes it boring to listen to.

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Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2017, 07:13:29 AM »
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That was brilliant, really moving and epic! Still got it !

And in watching that underworld video you got a correct understanding of Larry's pants size.