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Album version is miles better, in my opinion. The chord progression is better handled there and the production is very tasteful.
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Tours / Re: SOE tour opening act
« Last post by PROJ2823 on December 15, 2017, 10:37:01 AM »
Haim migth be an obvious choice with them supporting U2 on "lights of home", a bit like BB on " when love comes to town."
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News and Rumors / Re: "And in the end..." the future of U2
« Last post by trainfanjacob8 on December 15, 2017, 09:03:01 AM »
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I don’t feel the same. If the album and tour are successful, I believe they will probably decide to keep up the momentum and release one more album in the next three years. After all they are getting too old for long  breaks…


That's true. If there's a six year gap between SOE and the next one, they will be 62-63 years old.
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The Music and Lyrics / A joint Joshua Tree/Experience tour:
« Last post by zoo adam on December 15, 2017, 08:59:30 AM »
Edge said they were 'busting their ass' to get 'Songs of Experience' released in 2016.

I suspect  they could have, but TJT tour was too tempting. Donald Trump getting the blame for the release delay !

They could have released SOE in 2016 & had a joint 2017 JT/Experience tour. Playing all of TJT & 6 or 7 new SOE songs.

What a show that would be. U2 promoting the old & new simultaneously.

It would also save money for fans who have had to fork out for the JT show & now next years Experience show.

U2 would have made less money but they would have got by. It would also be less work for them as it would just be one tour.

A 2016 release would have also been more impressive on U2's CV after two 5 year album gaps.

In an ideal world...
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Bono's voice on SOE
« Last post by skelter on December 15, 2017, 08:43:27 AM »
Yeah, on 13 (there is a light) he's whispering the sweet Melody right in our ear(phones). Love his vocals on Landlady too.

I'm still haven't heard the full album.
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I have only ever heard the album version. I only like hearing live versions of songs at an actual concert. They still sound good recorded, but album versions sound better to me 99% of the time.

And I should probably mention that I like Little Things a lot. I'm sure it will sound great live if they play it at Wells Fargo on June 13!
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News and Rumors / Re: "And in the end..." the future of U2
« Last post by lightmyway92 on December 15, 2017, 07:29:41 AM »
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I don’t feel the same. If the album and tour are successful, I believe they will probably decide to keep up the momentum and release one more album in the next three years. After all they are getting too old for long  breaks…
I agree with this.  I think they're aware that time is running short.  I have a feeling the tour will be very successful.  It already seems that the album has been well-received.
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News and Rumors / Re: "And in the end..." the future of U2
« Last post by pan360 on December 15, 2017, 07:09:02 AM »
I don’t feel the same. If the album and tour are successful, I believe they will probably decide to keep up the momentum and release one more album in the next three years. After all they are getting too old for long  breaks…
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News and Rumors / Re: "And in the end..." the future of U2
« Last post by trainfanjacob8 on December 15, 2017, 06:58:27 AM »
I think there's a fairly good chance that SOE will not be their last album, maybe one more? Looking ahead, I feel like there's going to be a long stretch (4-6 years) until the next album.
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News and Rumors / Re: "And in the end..." the future of U2
« Last post by pan360 on December 15, 2017, 06:53:46 AM »
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Doesn't feel like a farewell album to me.  I thought moving Little Things back from the closer to the album, which it was originally slated to be, earlier, and ending with 13, was significant.  Also all the new sounds and collaborations.

Unlike others I guess, I think the Songs of Ascent ship sailed.  It's too overtly scriptural, too evocative of the prior two album's "Songs of" monikers, and I don't think they want to go back to the ambient Passengers feel I got the sense SoA would have been.  But I love the idea of "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."  Great post and idea for an album.

Even if the next album's not as good as this one, and I'm still trying to figure out if I think SoE will end up surpassing everything from the 2000s or just its two predecessors, it can still be very good and worth hearing.  There are always gems. 

Heck, I listened to "Big Girls Are Best" last night twice in a row. :)

Songs of Ascent was first mentioned after No Line when they were working Eno / Lanois. So it would be an album produced by them. Even though I do hope that it is still released, it feels like with SOI / SOE U2 have taken a different direction and I doubt that they would go back working with Eno / Lanois. However if this happens, the "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." mentioned,  could be a Passengers album.
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