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News and Rumors / Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Last post by b-mata on December 14, 2017, 05:32:28 AM »
If anyone wants a warm up before the 19th, I came upon this on Amazon video while searching their catalog to see what U2 goodness they may have.

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This is "U2 at the BBC" from 2009 in support of NLOTH.  It is a different format and produced show then the current version of "... at the BBC," it is a decent  hour worth of performances and interviews.  I, for one, had never seen any of this.  Worth a watch!

(Free if you are an Amazon Prime member... other wise I guess one would have to pay to rent it.)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: ATU2 Forum Refugees
« Last post by lightmyway92 on December 14, 2017, 04:46:19 AM »
Wow, I just took a quick look at the Talk U2 forum.  Everything that I found so off-putting about this forum is all there at Talk U2.  It's the individuals that post there that used to post here.  This forum has improved so much in my opinion.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: The Blackout
« Last post by Clarky on December 14, 2017, 04:14:58 AM »
I dont mind the album version. The live video version was a bit too loud and distorted for me. But really, 6 of one half a dozen of the other.
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News and Rumors / Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Last post by JFW on December 14, 2017, 03:11:47 AM »
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Full orchestra at their disposal.. any predictions on the set?
Possibilities that seem obvious.. string version of lights of home. HMKMKMTM. Summer of love. One. MS. Can't think of that many string heavy songs and doubt they will play all of the above... they will want to plug the singles from SOE. Maybe some reworked versions of the classics to include strings?
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The poster of it isn't sure, though. Some songs has been changed a few days ago
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News and Rumors / Re: U2 @ the BBC - December 19th at 9pm
« Last post by bass slap on December 14, 2017, 03:03:04 AM »
Full orchestra at their disposal.. any predictions on the set?
Possibilities that seem obvious.. string version of lights of home. HMKMKMTM. Summer of love. One. MS. Can't think of that many string heavy songs and doubt they will play all of the above... they will want to plug the singles from SOE. Maybe some reworked versions of the classics to include strings?
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Why do they keep screwing up the first single???
« Last post by bw on December 14, 2017, 12:00:09 AM »
“Boots” was tragic. That was a fire-able offense. It was so cliche to try mirror the hard hitting Vertigo” from HTDAAB. Way too safe. Eno had it right - MOS was the daring single choice...

Ironically, I’ve grown to like the music of that song but detest Bono’s lyrics. Just dreadful.

I’m okay with “YTBTAM” as the kick off. Very solid song.

I’d have gone with “Landlady”.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: All 218 U2 songs ranked
« Last post by bw on December 13, 2017, 11:50:38 PM »
There is so much wrong with this list. But what a great effort.

And the real beauty is sorting through the catalogue of songs. I’ve been a U2 fan for 30 years and I’m always blown away by the sheer number of quality songs they have. Just incredible...
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Best Tour/Snippet Version of Bad
« Last post by bw on December 13, 2017, 11:40:16 PM »
Since the tour for HTDAAB, Bono has cut this verse out of “Bad”:

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free, I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

And that really pisses me off because this song is too iconic in the U2 catalogue to chop up for the sake of some time constraint or Bono being lazy. So there is no great version of “Bad” without the full lyric. Further, Bono’s voice isn’t what it once was to drive “Bad” where it needs to go. Listen to Bono sing it anytime in the ‘80s - it’s considerably more powerful and intense. And it’s those versions that started my U2 journey...

There are so many great versions back then...but I recommend the version at the Point Depot for the new year’s eve concert. They intro with “All I Want is You” then catapult into “Bad”...

Also, the version for the Rattle and Hum movie is outstanding. Just brilliant how they add “Ruby Tuesday” at the end...
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Tours / Re: Stage Design 2018 Tour
« Last post by d.darroch on December 13, 2017, 10:48:42 PM »
Yep, that was what everyone was thinking, & has been confirmed by the seating charts on TM.
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Tours / Stage Design 2018 Tour
« Last post by LudwigDrum on December 13, 2017, 09:25:20 PM »
Will the stage design be the same as the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015?

So the arena is divided down the middle with the screen/stage and projection on it?
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