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Offline Allhorizonbomb

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North Star and Mercy
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:53:01 PM »
I would just like to start a debate that when U2 played North Star into Mercy on the 360 tour it may have been the best two song combo they've ever done. Thoughts?



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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 12:02:18 AM »
I love North Star. Release it already.

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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 08:55:50 PM »
They butchered Mercy when Bono changed the lyrics. And that broke my heart.

The version that would have been on HTDAAB is one of the greatest U2 songs ever. How that missed the cut on HTDAATB is one of the most bewildering things ever in the U2 history...

Offline Bundang Dave

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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 06:01:30 AM »
I think both songs are OK, but for me the best 2-song combos live would be Miami-Bullet the Blue Sky, or Zoo Station-The Fly.

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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 06:40:46 PM »
Definitely not the best 2 song combo for U2, but the original Mercy and North Star were worthy of making an album and I was happy they played them live.

Offline Clarky

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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 09:06:17 AM »
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They butchered Mercy when Bono changed the lyrics. And that broke my heart.

The version that would have been on HTDAAB is one of the greatest U2 songs ever. How that missed the cut on HTDAATB is one of the most bewildering things ever in the U2 history...

I agree. I listen to the original bootleg version every so often and I still love it as much as I did all those years ago. What a truly epic song it is and could have been if they had properly released it as it was back then.

Offline MadRob360

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Re: North Star and Mercy
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2018, 10:06:29 AM »
North star has to be on an album some day!? Though i loved the version of EBW with just edge on electric guitar and bono on 360. Think that should be revived it was hauntingly beautiful