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Tours / Re: Spoiler: Opener and closing song of 2018 Leg 1
« Last post by U2alwaysforever on July 17, 2018, 09:54:03 PM »
Touche. Good reminder.
Tours / Re: Why LiveNation?
« Last post by laoghaire on July 17, 2018, 09:39:58 PM »
Thank you. So I'm realizing the 360 tour was under this contract. Both parties must have been very, very happy there. I don't know how well I+E or JT30 did, but I'm guessing JT30 at least was reasonably profitable. I loved the E+I show but I'm guessing $$$-wise it was not a big success, and the marked down tickets are going to be a problem in the minds of us fans. I don't know a thing about the fan club but I've heard complaints - but maybe that's par for the course.
I think it 100% depends on how good the song is live. For example my mind was changed on Unkown caller, Ultraviolet, and Volcano because those songs were brilliant live.
The Music and Lyrics / North Star and Mercy
« Last post by Allhorizonbomb 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?
The Music and Lyrics / Re: Is Little Things what Mercy became?
« Last post by Allhorizonbomb on July 17, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
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The one place I see, and hope that Mercy will be released is on a Best of 2000-20whatever in the future.  I can't see it being on Songs Of Ascent, if that ever happens.  For the record, I hope the full version of Invisible is on that too, but I guess I'm getting off track here.

Oh God I could only hope. What if it's that compilations special single like Electrical Storm, Sweetest Thing, or Window in the Skies. I think that would be cool.
The Music and Lyrics / Re: Is Little Things what Mercy became?
« Last post by Allhorizonbomb on July 17, 2018, 05:46:06 PM »
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Well, it's 10 times the song Mercy is regardless of its origin.

That level of exaggeration causes me to vehemently disagree with you, even though I'm perfectly ok with people have differing opinions to me. Mercy is the better song IMO.

Yeah I'm going to have to side with the pro Mercy side. I would even put it in their top 20 songs along with North Star. Remember when those songs got played back to back on the 360 tour, best two song combo they've ever had besides maybe Running to Stand Still and bullet. Will those two songs ever be released, no. Are they they best two songs they've written since Achtung Baby, yes.
Tours / Re: **SPOILERS** General audience emotional high point on E&I tour
« Last post by Allhorizonbomb on July 17, 2018, 05:40:21 PM »
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I really hope the Europe leg of the tour has a major shake up in the set list.

Ditch all the ďLove/Hate AmericaĒ songs (SATS, Pride, GOOYOW, American Soul) and the rehash section of Cedarwood Road-SBSunday needs to go.

The encore needs a punch as well. Other than Acrobat, a lot of this set is really uninspired.
A few things I would do...
*new acoustic song to replace SATS (do something interesting here we havenít heard(.
*bring in Ultra-Violet instead of Beautiful Day
*WGRY Wild Horses needs to be permanent!
*I would bring back Streets (never mind all of this it wonít fit the theme of the show nonsense)
*Ditch All Because of You for good.
*City of Blinding Lights is not nearly good enough to keep returning to the sets every other tour.

What about this for a set;

Love Is All We Have Left
The Blackout
Lights Of Home
Ultra-Violet (Light My Way)
I Will Follow
The Electric Co.
Red Flag Day
The Unforgettable Fire
Until The End Of The World


Zoo Station
Youíre The Best Thing About Me
Please (acoustic)
A Sort Of Homecoming
Where The Streets Have No Name
The Little Things That Give You Away

Whoís Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
Every Breaking Wave
Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Itís Way

I'm going to have to disagree with you hear. In leu of no Streets I think City of Blinding Lights filled the spot rather well. Much better than in years past.
The Music and Lyrics / Re: Rattle and Hum: Retrospective
« Last post by dirtdrybonesandstone on July 17, 2018, 05:35:45 PM »
Heartland by a long shot.   Too bad it didnít get a deserving spot on TJT.    There are others that are first rate U2 (Desire, GP2, AOH).    Definitely didnít care for Helter Skelter though, nor the live versions from TJT.   Makes it hard to listen to.

Tours / Re: If there is an Achtung Baby Anniversary Tour, then...
« Last post by Allhorizonbomb on July 17, 2018, 05:34:51 PM »
I like the idea, but I wasn't around for the first Joshua tree tour, so the nostalgia of the tour never hit me. Instead I felt really out of place at the show and with my generation, so I would like to say, please no more nostalgia or old album tours. That's just my opinion on the matter.
General U2 Discussion / Re: The Joshua Tree is over-rated
« Last post by jgrooms on July 17, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »
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I find it tedious and lacking of innovation and the staying power of the 90's albums.

I think Achtung Baby and Pop (lyrically their best and musically their most creative albums) deserve the top spots then UF/War/Zooropa/JT in any order.

Well that is fine we all have our favorites.  But if it weren't for TJT U2 would not have had the freedom, money or inspiration/desire to make AB.
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