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General Music Discussion / Re: A Song a Day....
« Last post by imaginary friend on Today at 09:05:29 PM »
fan-made video:

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"Waverly Steps" - Roddy Woomble
"The Gates of Delirium" - Yes
"Territories" - Rush
"California" - U2
"Thunderdome" - Messiah
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So apparently the remixes are more "experimental" than the treatment of red hill...

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General U2 Discussion / Re: TJT Tour -- Cover Songs
« Last post by aussieu2 on Today at 08:18:41 PM »
Stand By Me was a staple on the Joshua Tree tour in 87, so i'm guessin we'll get at least 1 or 2 full cover songs this tour.
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General U2 Discussion / TJT Tour -- Cover Songs
« Last post by The Edges Cat on Today at 08:11:11 PM »
Do you think U2 will play any cover songs on TJT tour, and if yes, what artists/songs will they cover? For SoI, U2 listened to a lot of the music that inspired them to start a band. I can see them eating a few member berries and looking back at what inspired TJT, and possibly playing a cover or two on tour. Bono will definitely do his snippet thing.

Bob Dylan and Curtis Mayfield are a given.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Last post by THRILLHO on Today at 07:37:30 PM »
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every concert youve seen has a prayer circle? well this was def not being recorded for the world to see ala the Justin Timberlake netflix concert's pre-prayer. i'd like to dig that up im not sure what show it was. i didn't collect alot of soundcheck bootlegs.

k so it's a miami march 21st rehearsal. its not on u2start so ill see if i still have the cd.

Yeah, the only concerts I've ever seen a prayer circle at were with Christian artists. How long ago was this rehearsal? Recent or many years ago?


oh duh i didn't finish the date did i. lol it was 2001. let me rip the cd now as a matter of fact. for my own interests.
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News and Rumors / Re: U2 Record Store Day Release
« Last post by tigerfan41 on Today at 07:36:44 PM »
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I've always been a bit puzzled by people saying Bono would never be able to sing RHMT now. It's easier to sing than Pride or Bad, and he still manages to perform both of those fairly regularly.

Going to need a technical ruling on this, but isn't the "Hanging on..." line higher than "In the name..."? Bad is probably a bad example (no pun intended), because when is the last time that was performed without going into falsetto for all the high parts?

Without checking, from listening to both songs the RHMT song IS more vocally challenging to sing. The chorus is tricky, which is why they could not perform it live 30 years ago. Bono couldn't sing it then and, without modifications, probably can't sing it now.

I expected to be some quieted down piano acoustic version.

I could see them either doing it acoustically (without piano) or full band but with him singing a step down. Or possibly just rearranging the chorus so that those high notes aren't necessary.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Any Atheist U2 Fans here?
« Last post by tigerfan41 on Today at 07:35:13 PM »
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every concert youve seen has a prayer circle? well this was def not being recorded for the world to see ala the Justin Timberlake netflix concert's pre-prayer. i'd like to dig that up im not sure what show it was. i didn't collect alot of soundcheck bootlegs.

k so it's a miami march 21st rehearsal. its not on u2start so ill see if i still have the cd.

Yeah, the only concerts I've ever seen a prayer circle at were with Christian artists. How long ago was this rehearsal? Recent or many years ago?

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Anyway, back to the topic of the thread, I was raised Catholic myself and never really had much of a belief in God until probably age 15. Some stuff happened and it basically just convinced me of the existence of a higher power and stuff has happened since then that only affirms that for me. That said, I'd be best called a questioning Christian, more spiritual than anything else. There's a lot about Catholicism that I disagree with, there's a lot about other denominations that I also disagree with and I've yet to find one that I totally agree with.

One of the things I really enjoy about U2's music is that it seems to be incredibly honest. Bono's written songs that could be taken to be very spiritual/thanking/acknowledging God and he's also written songs questioning God (like Acrobat, IGWSHA and Deadman). I like this healthy mix of the two and as a questioning Christian, I can really relate to all of that.

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I think I remember reading that it was part of his alcohol rehab?

I hadn't heard this information about Adam, but I can tell you from knowing people who went through rehab, many rehabs do make religion part of the process. Spirituality can be another tool to stay on track and build a healthier sober life. Wouldn't surprise me if Adam's rehab process included it.
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News and Rumors / Re: U2 Record Store Day Release
« Last post by This Dave on Today at 07:28:11 PM »
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I've always been a bit puzzled by people saying Bono would never be able to sing RHMT now. It's easier to sing than Pride or Bad, and he still manages to perform both of those fairly regularly.

Going to need a technical ruling on this, but isn't the "Hanging on..." line higher than "In the name..."? Bad is probably a bad example (no pun intended), because when is the last time that was performed without going into falsetto for all the high parts?

Without checking, from listening to both songs the RHMT song IS more vocally challenging to sing. The chorus is tricky, which is why they could not perform it live 30 years ago. Bono couldn't sing it then and, without modifications, probably can't sing it now.

I expected to be some quieted down piano acoustic version.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 TJT 2017 Tour DVD/Film?
« Last post by tigerfan41 on Today at 07:16:59 PM »
It would be cool if they filmed on either the last date of the U.S. or European leg.
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