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General U2 Discussion / Re: She's a Mystery To Me
« Last post by tigerfan41 on Today at 04:46:50 PM »
I honestly hadn't heard this song before today (and had no idea that U2 even wrote a song for Orbison). My first listening impression is that it's a pretty good song that I'd like to listen to some more. I won't call it one of their best ever until I've given it proper repeated listening.  ;)

As far as should U2 record their own version or play it live? I think it'd be a nice tribute to Orbison if they did. I've always liked Orbison (but haven't followed all of his music as closely, since he died either right before or after I was born) and his vocal range is really unmatched. Could Bono sing it just like him? Of course not, but Bono could put his own spin on it. And we've seen Bono sing vocal parts that are out of his range (like him singing all of Miss Sarajevo live) so I think he could do a pretty good version of this song.

My early inclination is that it was best as an Orbison song. But I'd love to hear a U2 version of it, too.
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Well yeah, but U2 are far from the first artist to take a melody from a classic song and apply it to their own song (there's a Springsteen song that melody-wise sounds a lot like, I think, Ave Maria? It's been a while since I listened to it). Not that I agree with it, and WaS isn't one of my favorites.

Agreed on Yahweh, but I kinda view that song like 40. Simple, but for religious folks, it's a nice song.
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Dirty Day is a darker and more menacing song than NYD, but musically NYD is more sophisticated with its bass rhythm, piano part and the guitar solo.  Of course Dirty Day has a much more developed studio production on it.  NYD still sounded great when they dragged it out on the SOI tour last year.  I'm not going to be partisan, however, I'd like to see them bring Dirty Day back into the set as its so intense.  I don't think they've ever played the song live outside of Australasia? 
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White as Snow is just so slow and boring and a copy of O Come Emmanuel. 

The chorus of Yahweh is pretty bad but a few of the verses are ok.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: She's a Mystery To Me
« Last post by MPare1966 on Today at 04:27:56 PM »
I think the song is fabulous. Up there with the best ever written by our lads. As for the album Mistery Girl by Roy, it's one of my all-time favs. It's a great album to listen on the road. Give it a shot, you wont be disapointed.
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How in the name of God does this poll sum up the worst songs of the 2000's when there are so many sh** songs?
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Dirty - It's dark and rocking.
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Here's a great list of requests generated from a social media poll before the last tour.
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While U2 did play 40, Gloria, Two Hearts, and Bad, most of these songs were not.  Here are the top tracks in order from most requested:

Acrobat
A Sort Of Homecoming
Exit
So Cruel
Please
Lemon
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Gone
Heartland
Kite
Bad
Mofo
Running To Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
One Tree Hill
Love Is Blindness
Two Hearts Beat As One
A Celebration
Lady With The Spinning Head
Original Of The Species
Seconds
Numb
Gloria
Electrical Storm
Drowning Man
Stay
Dirty Day
God Part II
40
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General U2 Discussion / Re: She's a Mystery To Me
« Last post by scott7 on Today at 04:15:59 PM »
It's a truly great song, I totally agree it is one of their best. I'd like to have heard a U2 studio version even if only to get it out there to the broader audience it deserves. I think it gets forgotten at times, including by me, because it was written for someone else.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: She's a Mystery To Me
« Last post by andrewau2 on Today at 04:13:34 PM »
I like the song.  I guess I liken it to "Slow Dancing" as a U2 song that never made an album.  It's enjoyable but gets forgotten.  Had "She's a Mystery to Me" been on an album, it probably would have elevated the song in my mind.  Although now that I just wrote that, it doesn't make sense because a good song is a good song. 

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