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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Is FLOOD the best U2 producer?
« Last post by BONO31 on December 12, 2018, 07:54:44 AM »
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With regards to the experimental aspect yes I think Flood is the most qualified and the go-to producer for when U2 wants to make an experimental album.

The proof is in the pudding - Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, SOI (U2's successful  experimental endeavors since 1987) all with Flood production.

One thing I like to point out is that Flood last featured heavily on Pop,

SOI is the bands best album since Pop and this was the FIRST time since Pop that Flood had a heavy involvement in a U2 record. So again the prove is in the pudding,

U2 hadn't made a great album since Pop (with Flood) and then 17 years later with Flood finally back at the helm they produced their best album since Pop (SOI).
I would love to hear a new album entirely produced by Flood, it would be awesome!
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by BONO31 on December 12, 2018, 07:47:58 AM »
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When I heard first Edges guitar chiming on the radio among all the electronic pop and disco of the era I wondered who the heck that was.  My heart went into freefall on the spot without even knowing what band it was and that was it for me.
Can you remember what song it was?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by summerholly on December 12, 2018, 07:40:51 AM »
When I heard first Edges guitar chiming on the radio among all the electronic pop and disco of the era I wondered who the heck that was.  My heart went into freefall on the spot without even knowing what band it was and that was it for me.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Last post by summerholly on December 12, 2018, 07:35:04 AM »
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Arghhhh I really blew it and I'm really sorry to everyone. 

It would make sense if I could explain but it doesn't matter because in my attempt to not be an a****** I managed to do an a****** thing by posting drama (I love the peaceful life dammit). I realize now what I should have done, too late.

Very sorry for that, and sorry that u2music unregistered and we lost a contributor to this forum. I hope they come back.

And to a particular person, you know who you are, reread my Troubles post again. It was for you, but only in a good way. Everything you were afraid of about me wasn't true.

Crikey! all over an interpretation of a song!  I quite enjoy reading other peoples interpretations of U2 lyrics because often I realise that I was on a completely different track lol.  I have know idea why u2music unregistered either and why they thought it was best all round.  All very cryptic.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Last post by laoghaire on December 12, 2018, 06:43:26 AM »
Arghhhh I really blew it and I'm really sorry to everyone. 

It would make sense if I could explain but it doesn't matter because in my attempt to not be an a****** I managed to do an a****** thing by posting drama (I love the peaceful life dammit). I realize now what I should have done, too late.

Very sorry for that, and sorry that u2music unregistered and we lost a contributor to this forum. I hope they come back.

And to a particular person, you know who you are, reread my Troubles post again. It was for you, but only in a good way. Everything you were afraid of about me wasn't true.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Every Breaking Wave performed live
« Last post by dagobah on December 12, 2018, 05:10:39 AM »
Thanks to all who responded.  I really appreciate the feedback.  JFW . . . you're correct . . . . . that June 30, 2018 performance (at the Radio.com beach house in Bourne, MA) was only Edge on piano and Bono singing.

I had a little time today to do some basic research.  I did it for myself, but I figured I might as well share it here.  This topic is not important, but . . . . for the one or two people who are interested, here's what I discovered.  According to U2gigs.com . . . . . . . . . . . Every Breaking Wave has been performed live 97 times.  The 360 Tour had three (performed in 2010) and they were only: Edge on guitar and Bono singing.  However, those three 360 Tour guitar versions were different from the album version on Songs Of Innocence.  As I mentioned, I love the 360 Tour guitar version.  Today, I listened to the album version again.  I had forgotten that it also has synthesizer.  So essentially, I wish I could have an audio file of the whole band performing the album version live with an audience.  I really like the synths and the bass guitar.

The other 94 performances were during:
Various Dates (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Songs Of Innocence Promo Tour (2014)
Innocence + Experience Tour (2015)
Of those other 94 performances, I'm pretty sure most were only:  Edge on piano and Bono singing

One of those 94 performances was at the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 9, 2014 (in Glasgow, Scotland) with the whole band along with 5 people playing orchestra-type string instruments.  I love the performance.  But again, I want the album version (no orchestra-type string instruments).  When I have time, I will use U2start.com to go through the performances during the Various Dates so I can see how the song was performed.  I suspect none of them were performed like the album version (synth, guitars, drums, Bono singing).  If that is the case, I think it's unusual that the album version has not yet been performed live by now.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Do you think Songs Of Innocence is underrated?
« Last post by BlueSquirrel on December 12, 2018, 03:41:59 AM »
Laoghaire, I don't really know what happened but I think you should stay. Everyone's entitled to their own interpretation of a song. This is a place for debating. I think your posts are respectful and informative.
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Agreed! It sounded fantastic live!
There was so much energy packed in it that it was brilliant to listen and to dance to!
 BTW it didn't sound like something out of Achtung Baby (which was the point), nevertheless it was stellar in its own way!
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Its the earliest video of U2, but I don't think this performance is live. Its essentially a video for the song Street Mission. The band are essentially playing along to the actual recording of the track like they do in other videos for songs.

The following is the earliest live performances "on video" that I can find. Its from January 15, 1980 on the Late Late show in Ireland. The band did do a concert on Irish TV in October 1979 in Cork, but video of that has never surfaced on the internet or elsewhere.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  - Stories For Boys - January 15, 1980

You can find Audio of the October 1979 Cork show online. Its the earliest known audio of a U2 live performance.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do you love U2?
« Last post by fodiktet on December 12, 2018, 02:32:35 AM »
I first directly sought after U2's music when I went to college, as I was away from home and I had a great deal of nostalgia tied up with U2 because my parents played U218 singles in the car during long trips over summer holidays. I started exploring the entire catalog, but really it was only through watching live performances on youtube that I decided I needed to follow this band more closely.
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