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General U2 Discussion / Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Last post by Coop15879 on December 12, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »
The Little Things That Gives You Away is an all-timer.  Other highlights for me include, Lights of Home, Summer of Love, Showman, and Blackout
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Ranking SOE in U2's catalogue
« Last post by Coop15879 on December 12, 2017, 08:11:36 PM »
Going back to the first U2 album I purchased, getting War on cassette tape while in the 6th grade, then finding Boy and October soon thereafter...I would have to go:

#1 - The Joshua Tree
#2 - Achtung Baby
#3 - Unforgettable Fire
#4 - Boy
#5 - Songs of Experience (though very early to be sure)
#6 - ATYCLB

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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 "Myths"
« Last post by skelter on December 12, 2017, 08:02:38 PM »
Yeah Bono was telling the sculptor story as recently as October 2017 to Zane Lowe in his bbc interview. To be fair, it wasn't the night of live aid. It cpuld have been weeks or months after the live aid fiasco.

I take it with a pinch of salt. Bono is charismatic as the next A-list celeb. Tons of talkshow (Kimmel, Fallon etc) clickbaity youtube clips like "Mark Ruffalo almost overslept for his own movie premiere" for example. They are all traines to tell amazing anecdotes and Bono's been in the biz 4 decades.

I don't expect Adam or Larry to tell these tall tales.

Also I don't really watch these U2 interviews much more. Talk is boring, Bono is long winded and rambly. Of course I love their music though.
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News and Rumors / Re: Should U2 re-evaluate their devotion to Aung San Suu Kyi?
« Last post by miryclay on December 12, 2017, 07:55:50 PM »
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I think it was more about what she represented at the time.

She's changed. I don't like her anymore. But seriously, it looks U2 has defriended assk
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Ranking SOE in U2's catalogue
« Last post by chefconti on December 12, 2017, 07:28:44 PM »
For me...

#1 Achtung Baby
#2 Pop
#3 Songs of Experience
#4 The Joshua Tree
#5 War
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: The Blackout
« Last post by bw on December 12, 2017, 07:27:41 PM »
I've been diving into "Pop" lately - it would be great if U2 could go back and tighten that up because it's so very close to being epic - and "Blackout" reminds me very much of "Discotheque" - with the tempo and flow of the song...
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Best SOE Songs (UPDATING)
« Last post by bw on December 12, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
I still can't find my way into this record.

But "Landlady" and "Love is Bigger..." are wonderful, beautiful pieces of music.

Anybody feel that "Blackout" is reminiscent of "Discotheque" ?
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Tours / Re: Which Songs from SOI will remain in the Set List
« Last post by EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 12, 2017, 07:16:56 PM »
I think EBW will be played every night, plus the occasional Miracle of Joey Ramone or California
I am betting they will play 13 every night instead of Song for Someone
There is enough "lyrical theft" of SoI in the SoE songs to satisfy our demand for the previous album
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Tours / Re: Likely any North American cities added?
« Last post by EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 12, 2017, 07:11:02 PM »
A scan of Ticketmaster shows LOTS of regular seats available (not only resales, but standard tickets) for most dates.  There are always the expensive ones available, but also plenty in the $70-120 range at many arenas.  My guess is that the JT stadium tour met the demand for many casual fans.  Thus we see 4 shows in the NYC area, whereas i&e had 8.

I would guess that they will try to add arenas in the gaps, especially at cities that they didn't visit recently, or ones that usually sell well.  I would guess Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle (or Portland), somewhere in Texas, somewhere in Florida, and maybe Denver.  After taking July off, it would be Europe in Aug/Sept and Australia/NZ/Japan in November.  They just hit Central and S. America, so I would not expect them to go back there.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Where are my SOE CD's????
« Last post by miryclay on December 12, 2017, 07:09:32 PM »
I purchased some concert tickets and am dealing with the same.
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