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Who would you like to produce the next U2 album and why?

Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois
Rick Rubin
William Orbit
Themselves
Steve Lillywhite
Trent Reznor
Jimmy Iovine
Jack White
Howie B
Jack Frost
Other

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Offline Dali

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2010, 01:59:11 PM »
"Songs Of Ascent" or at least the songs that were planned for inclusion on there are Eno/Lanois productions. There are a few songs from the Rick Rubin sessions already in a somewhat finished state as well, including one fabulous tune that is my favourite beach clip from a few years ago. So they have already started working on two very different albums - one at a time. They shouldn't scrap any of these because in a way, every artist must get the already started projects out of his system before starting on something new.

A self-titled "U2" by U2, produced by U2 could be a wonderful possibility for such a new project. Additional production by Steve Lillywhite, Flood, Danny Saber and Steve Osbourne.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 02:46:43 PM »
It's tricky... I voted for Jack White, which may not be the best choice, but he seems like the type of artist who is going to do a great job producing on the side or full time.  I am not a huge fan of any of his three bands/projects, but I appreciate the effort he has put into the production for those as well as his effort with Loretta Lynn.

Reubin would probably be the best choice, but seeing as how that has already been partially attempted, it doesn't look like it will work out.  Jack White may very well be the best option for a complete change of direction.  Trent Reznor may not be bad either, but I was not very impressed by his remix of Vertigo.  I am a fan of his work and production with Nine Inch Nails, but I just don't think he has the breadth to take U2 somewhere new like Jack White may. 


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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 02:56:36 PM »
Rubin has the best potential

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2010, 04:40:01 PM »
I like to see them produce their own album, though I doubt it would happen.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2010, 04:42:12 PM »
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I like to see them produce their own album, though I doubt it would happen.

They'd never finish it.  :D

Trent Reznor intrigues me....

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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2010, 05:10:49 PM »
I voted other-- James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem. now that would be awesome!!!!!

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2010, 05:13:53 PM »
Don Was & The Glimmer Twins :)

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2010, 05:40:14 PM »
I think Eno/Lanois would be best for what I expect and want from SOA, but for the album after SOA there are a number of intriguing choices.

Some of the bands most successful work was done with Howie B, so I wouldn't mind seeing them go that route again.

On the other hand, I really like the dirty-rock sound of some of their more recent work, though I don't think they've ever quite gotten it right (a fully produced Native Son might've been there, and Boots is very close). I wouldn't mind hearing what someone like Jack White could get out of them in that direction, though he'd have to focus a lot on getting Bono to sing and write lyrics to match the dirty-rock being played by the band.

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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2010, 06:29:44 PM »
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I like to see them produce their own album, though I doubt it would happen.

They'd never finish it.  :D

Trent Reznor intrigues me....

Yeah, you're probably right.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2010, 06:56:00 PM »
There are some great producers on that list but I'd love to see the band work with Nigel Godrich. His work with artists like Beck and Radiohead is astounding and I'd be curious to hear what direction he and U2 would take.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2010, 08:06:30 PM »
I voted for Other . . . what about Flood?

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2010, 09:01:34 PM »
I don't know that Jack White would get along with Edge though...a few months of production is quite different from a few hours jamming. Their fundamentally different guitar philosophies would clash hard.

I'm actually interested in seeing Jack Frost(can I just call him Dylan?) produce U2. He would definitely take them in a more rootsy direction, but I think he would ground them too in a firm music sensibility. Which is what Lanois does, but Dylan would definitely challenge Bono to get better lyrics out, kinda like how Jimmy Iovine did during R&H.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2010, 09:04:26 PM »
Timbaland  8) 8)

he'd put some awsome beats on there. ;)
hahaha, but no im just kidding.
Jack white would be kind of cool? :)

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2010, 09:31:12 PM »
Trent Reznor would be cool. I'd like to hear what he would bring out of U2.

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Re: Next Producer?
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2010, 09:49:02 PM »
Hey Jack Frost produced three of the best albums of the decade, so I'd go for him.