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Offline suitoflights

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U2 at the BBC
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:08:21 AM »
This could have been really good, but was all rather vacuous and self-indulgent - much like a lot of Songs of Experience.



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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
I just watched it and I quite enjoyed it.  I am not a fan particularly of SOE but played live the couple of songs were okay.  I quite liked the backing orchestra and singers and Edge helping out on the vocals from time to time.  Probably wasn't an easy venue for them to play.   There were some amusing quite humble moments in it with the guys and Adam in his dressing gown or whatever it was lol.  I think the SOE is a personal album for them and meh why not let it be a bit self indulgent if that is what it is, they aint  getting any younger and they have given us some great music over the years.
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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 08:40:31 AM »
The music bits were good - I agree with the orchestra and Bono is sounding better than ever. I didn't realise how similar Get Out of Your Own Way and Beautiful Day were until they played them both together on the show. I really dislike Love is Bigger though. It probably is a very personal album for them, it's their first album since all four of them are now fathers.

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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 10:49:12 PM »
How do I watch the 75 min version of this in the U.S.?

BBC.com is telling me that the video player only works in the U.K.

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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 11:31:28 PM »
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How do I watch the 75 min version of this in the U.S.?

BBC.com is telling me that the video player only works in the U.K.

No idea I got the same thing and I am also outside the UK.  I watched it when it was screened on TV.

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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 06:48:35 PM »
I quite liked it. Yes it is somewhat self indulgent but am happy to hear old songs played differently ie with the orchestra and simply to hear the new songs. All up, it all worked pretty well. Love Lights of Home. Sadly, I cant imagine them doing a strings version of it live on tour.

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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 07:36:11 PM »
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How do I watch the 75 min version of this in the U.S.?

BBC.com is telling me that the video player only works in the U.K.

Install the hola app

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Re: U2 at the BBC
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 10:55:06 AM »
Enjoyed the programme & the mini section on TJT tour.