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Title: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: jick on December 20, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
In the spirit of the season, I just felt we should start a thread paying tribute to one of the best covers U2 has ever made - Christmas, Baby Please Come Home.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf_e0AM2ars

I have seen many other versions of this song in youtube and listening on audio - from Michael Bubble, Bon Jovi, and even Mariah Carey - but U2 trumps them all by a mile.

Happy Holidays to all.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: lorijane on December 20, 2012, 11:17:57 AM
So many things to love about this song.  My personal favorite; the wink.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: zootv on December 20, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
My absolute favorite xmas song.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: EnduringChill on December 20, 2012, 07:25:36 PM
Best version. And the video is awesome.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: BurningDownLove on December 21, 2012, 10:00:42 PM
I'm also a big fan of the eye roll Edge gives Bono around 1:30.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: mdmomof7 on December 22, 2012, 09:34:29 AM
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I'm also a big fan of the eye roll Edge gives Bono around 1:30.

I never noticed that before. Priceless!
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: ABloodRedSky on December 22, 2012, 11:38:55 AM
I've always been partial to the wink Bono gives the camera just after the "It's Christmas...baby please come home" in the deep voice at the beginning of the video. :D
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on December 23, 2012, 07:38:52 AM
I like their cover of Father Christmas better...by a mile.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 24, 2012, 04:59:32 PM
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I like their cover of Father Christmas better...by a mile.

Me too.
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: jick on December 25, 2012, 03:35:56 AM
Actually, it may not be U2 but Bono's performance with Band Aid 20 tops the bill.

His voice of the iconic line had the confidence of a successful musician with the tone and phrasing that brings shades of the HTDAAB era.  He truly improved on the original version where he sounded like a screaming girl who was trying so hard to be recognized but ended up sticking out like a sore thumb.

But for pure U2 goodness (and not just Bono), we have Christmas Baby Please Come Home.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: Belisama on December 25, 2012, 04:38:26 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love this cover and consider it one of U2's better cover efforts, however, it is just not Christmas to me until Darlene Love sings this on Letterman. . . U2 just can't touch her version. . .

This year's version.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLm8aiM_7F0

But 2010's version was especially good


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QX5nHbBwGU
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: jick on December 25, 2012, 04:44:59 AM
I meant U2 trumps all the cover versions.

Darlene Love still owns the song.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: Belisama on December 25, 2012, 04:47:21 AM
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I meant U2 trumps all the cover versions.

Darlene Love still owns the song.

Cheers,

J


Agreed!
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: Shesgonnadreamoutloud on December 25, 2012, 06:58:44 PM
I absolutely love this song  :D

Both Adam and Bono's winks and Edge's eye roll
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: Georgia on December 25, 2012, 08:46:00 PM
Bono's wink, Edge's eye-roll...Adam even winks at Bono toward the end.  It's a beautiful video.   :D ;D
Title: Re: Christmas Baby Please Come Home
Post by: satellitedog01 on December 26, 2012, 05:27:14 AM
It's one of their best covers, even though I like the original a lot better. Father Christmas is also a great cover (with a great original too).
I did a very quick (one evening) and very scruffy cover of BPCH for last Christmas, here ya go. I didn't check the key of U2's version so ended up a seminote higher.
https://soundcloud.com/satellitedog/christmas-baby-please-come