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offcourse acrobat AND exit.
loved them both  :)
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I still think there is a chance of there being a ďSongs ofĒ trilogy. Bono is obviously fond of the Psalms and in particular the Songs of Ascent sections. Just like taking William Blakes poem books as a general structure/ map for the last 2 albums, they might use the Psalm book for the next album. A full-on gospel album. I think I might be hearing too much into this, but isnít it interesting that Bonoís final words on the tour were not the line about going away, but about singing songs of worship, and supposedly wanting to put up a cross on the stage but not wanting to be hung on it...?
No, you didnít reading too much,
Thank you for sharing,
I didnít notice that...
There is too many signs about Songs of ascent😉
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What gets your vote ?
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I still think there is a chance of there being a ďSongs ofĒ trilogy. Bono is obviously fond of the Psalms and in particular the Songs of Ascent sections. Just like taking William Blakes poem books as a general structure/ map for the last 2 albums, they might use the Psalm book for the next album. A full-on gospel album. I think I might be hearing too much into this, but isnít it interesting that Bonoís final words on the tour were not the line about going away, but about singing songs of worship, and supposedly wanting to put up a cross on the stage but not wanting to be hung on it...?
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SoON
Welcome
Winter
Mercy
North Star
Mount Zion
The sun the moon and the stars
Velvet hearts
Abrahamísons
Pilgrim lakes of progress
Everybodyís a star
Freedom
Thank you for the day...
Every breaking waves (SOA version)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Create your Carpool Karaoke set list
« Last post by shineinthesummernight on November 17, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
Having a hard time visualizing Larry in the back seat of "Carpool Karaoke".  I'm sure Bono, Edge, and Adam would play along.
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News and Rumors / Re: "I assume thereíll be another album" Larry Mullen says
« Last post by Chargedvt on November 17, 2018, 08:43:49 PM »
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That is because they literally came up with the chorus in the mastering suite at the last minute. You can hear Bono's voice is shot so they've drowned it in reverb.
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I can't imagine we'll get another U2 album until late 2021 at the earliest.
watch the video at 10:04:
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This is two years ago. He said on U Talkin' U2 To Me? in July that they weren't doing Songs of Ascent anymore.

Do you have a link for that, either video(youtube for example) or article with a quote?

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Interviews start around 30-40 minutes in iirc.

Thanks for the link! That was a lot of fun to listen to.

But, what Adam says around the 1 hour 36 minute mark is that there is not a sequel to Songs Of Experience. The album "Songs Of Ascent" is not mentioned. So this does not mean "Songs Of Ascent" is not the next album or does not exist anymore. It may be the Songs Of Ascent was always looked at as something different from Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience.

You'd have to have one of the band members actually mentioning "Songs Of Ascent" and saying that it was "dead", did not exist any more, or had been cannibalized to such a degree by SOI and SOE that it was no longer going to be made. None of that is said. So you have to revert back to the last time Songs Of Ascent was mentioned which was in late 2016 during the AtU2 interview.

I totally agree with you, SOA is another project more related to No Line album than Innocence + Experience albums...

About the interview, my favorite part is about PoP, itís great to hear the band talk about it

I was shocked to hear Edge's fondness of "Last Night On Earth". I liked it when it first came out, but then grew away from it. Something about it is very raw, undercooked, and it feels disjointed. The Chorus feels forced and like something from a different song that they hastily fused together with the versus. It does not have a natural flow or feel like the first three songs on the album.
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News and Rumors / Re: "I assume thereíll be another album" Larry Mullen says
« Last post by Tortuga on November 17, 2018, 07:07:07 PM »
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Well, in my opinion, any U2 album that gets the songs Mercy and Winter is automatically a candidate for greatest U2 album of all time.

This is another thing I just donít get.  What is all the excitement to have two songs that we already have, released again on a new album.  Ok I get that Mercy was unfinished and not an official release.  But its raw nature is what made it so good.

Winter was already a finished official release on the Brothers soundtrack.  The original version was on Linear.  So much excitement for songs we first heard years ago and have re-heard many times?  Although, Iím surprised you allowed yourself to listen to Mercy.  It was an illegal download.


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1. Mercy is not finished and its final form is uncertain. I listen to CD's, full albums, and I want Mercy in a final form to have an album its apart of.
2. Winter as released on the Brothers soundtrack is not the real thing. The band said what was put on Linear is a little to long and is not the final version they want.
3. The vibe on both songs is similar and I'd love an album filled with similar type songs
4. These are two of the greatest U2 songs OF ALL TIME! Both make my U2 top 20 which is impressive since the U2 song catalog is now closing in on 300 songs.
5. They may have to release a Mercy 1 and a Mercy 2. I love what they did with it live in 2010 on 360, but the chorus is a lot different. Its hard to pick between both versions.

Finally, its not illegal to download something for free if its NOT being sold by the band. Mercy is not in its final form yet and has never been officially released, so its not illegal to have a copy of it. Its the same with U2 live bootlegs. I have hundreds of shows and that's ok because the band was never trying to sell those shows or make money off of them.


I have Mercy on a CD somewhere from when I downloaded it in 2004. I'd have to find it though at the moment. So as of right now, I usually just go to youtube to listen to these beautiful gems.


I think it might be time for a Mercy/Winter love thread!
To be clear, I donít have a problem with it but it is technically illegal.  It was property that belonged to the band that was thrown out on the internet without their permission or authorization.  Some artists are very protective of unfinished works and donít want anything like that out there.  This is highly inconsistent with your views about LEGAL streaming and not standing at a concert ďout of respectĒ.  If the band wanted people to hear that they would have released it and sold it.  If this respect issue was something that really mattered to you, instead of just something to criticize me about, you would be consistent.


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News and Rumors / Re: "I assume thereíll be another album" Larry Mullen says
« Last post by wons on November 17, 2018, 06:29:14 PM »
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Well, in my opinion, any U2 album that gets the songs Mercy and Winter is automatically a candidate for greatest U2 album of all time.

And back to back too. Winter opening the album with Mercy following it would be a stunning opening to an album.

Yes, I can see that, although if they come up with a whole album of songs in a similar vein, then they could spread them out.
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News and Rumors / Re: "I assume thereíll be another album" Larry Mullen says
« Last post by wons on November 17, 2018, 06:27:24 PM »
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Well, in my opinion, any U2 album that gets the songs Mercy and Winter is automatically a candidate for greatest U2 album of all time.

This is another thing I just donít get.  What is all the excitement to have two songs that we already have, released again on a new album.  Ok I get that Mercy was unfinished and not an official release.  But its raw nature is what made it so good.

Winter was already a finished official release on the Brothers soundtrack.  The original version was on Linear.  So much excitement for songs we first heard years ago and have re-heard many times?  Although, Iím surprised you allowed yourself to listen to Mercy.  It was an illegal download.


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1. Mercy is not finished and its final form is uncertain. I listen to CD's, full albums, and I want Mercy in a final form to have an album its apart of.
2. Winter as released on the Brothers soundtrack is not the real thing. The band said what was put on Linear is a little to long and is not the final version they want.
3. The vibe on both songs is similar and I'd love an album filled with similar type songs
4. These are two of the greatest U2 songs OF ALL TIME! Both make my U2 top 20 which is impressive since the U2 song catalog is now closing in on 300 songs.
5. They may have to release a Mercy 1 and a Mercy 2. I love what they did with it live in 2010 on 360, but the chorus is a lot different. Its hard to pick between both versions.

Finally, its not illegal to download something for free if its NOT being sold by the band. Mercy is not in its final form yet and has never been officially released, so its not illegal to have a copy of it. Its the same with U2 live bootlegs. I have hundreds of shows and that's ok because the band was never trying to sell those shows or make money off of them.


I have Mercy on a CD somewhere from when I downloaded it in 2004. I'd have to find it though at the moment. So as of right now, I usually just go to youtube to listen to these beautiful gems.


I think it might be time for a Mercy/Winter love thread!
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