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what is the best version of With Or Without You?

Album version
11 (15.3%)
Joshua Tree Live in Paris Tear Gas Version
4 (5.6%)
Joshua Tree Live in Tempe, Arizona Rattle & Hum Version
35 (48.6%)
Joshua Tree Live in Denver Version
0 (0%)
ZooTV Live in Washington Version
5 (6.9%)
ZooTV Live in Rotterdam Version
0 (0%)
ZooTV Live in Sydney Version
4 (5.6%)
Popmart Live In Mexico Version
0 (0%)
Elevation Live In Slane Castle Version
5 (6.9%)
Elevation Live In Boston Version
1 (1.4%)
Vertigo Live in Milan Version
2 (2.8%)
360 Live at The Rose Bowl Version
2 (2.8%)
Other (Please Specify)
3 (4.2%)

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Offline U2-obsessed and proud

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2010, 09:51:28 AM »
To me, WOWY shouldnt be a song sung with power, with an operatic tune.  Its a song about hurt, about pain, and being unable to live without someone.  So therefore the singers voice should reflect that.  Thats why I believe the 00's versions, specifically the 360 version perfectly matches the song.

Yea Bono's voice sounds INCREDIBLE on the R&H version, but it doesnt match the song at all in my opinion

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2010, 03:11:15 PM »
Album version . . . the outro gets me every time.  If someone tries to talk to me when I'm listening to that part, I ignore them.

For live performances, I prefer the "love will tear us apart" snippet to shining like stars on a summer night . . . *ducks* . . . but I go for that melancholy kind of thing.  u2fan_8, it's brilliant that your mom was at Tempe!

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2010, 09:53:36 AM »
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or the one where Edge and Ali help him sing the song

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2010, 11:10:11 PM »
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or the one where Edge and Ali help him sing the song

From which concert is that?

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2010, 08:36:05 AM »
I can't remember but Bono had vocal issues (I believe it was JT or Lovetown) and Edge started singing and the at the end Ali comes on stage and sings with Bono arm in arm. It was truly a sight to behold.  :)

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2010, 08:55:49 AM »
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Joshua Tree Chicago April 1987 Rosemont Horizon.

Good choice, that was my first bootleg and that version is killer.  It has an added part at the end that is just awesome. 

If you've never heard it, the definetly check it out

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2010, 11:31:02 PM »
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I can't remember but Bono had vocal issues (I believe it was JT or Lovetown) and Edge started singing and the at the end Ali comes on stage and sings with Bono arm in arm. It was truly a sight to behold.  :)

Wow, that sounds amazing, I'll have to see if I can dig it up. :)

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2010, 02:30:23 AM »
Slane......(I am always in the minority  :D)

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2010, 11:52:09 AM »
Really hard question, I went with Zoo Tv Sydney for the powerful intro and emotion

Like the Paris Version, more so for the snippet though and rate R and H version

Close Second has to be Slane, love how the song moves from Bullet, strarts gently and really builds for chorus :)

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2010, 07:57:39 PM »
"Let's get married! Let's go to Vegas!"

Zoo TV Washington for me. It Blew my mind the first time I heard it.

In second place PopMart Mexico City. You gotta love the croud with their lighters!
3rd place, Zoo TV Sydney, because of the intro from Lemon

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2010, 08:07:46 PM »
I voted for the album version, although I remember the U2 3D version being good. I loved the notes Bono hit during the "With or Without You" part

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2010, 08:44:57 PM »
Zoo TV Sydney... I almost cried... :(
The Lemon segue is genius. It should be played like that more often...

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Re: what is the best version of With Or Without You?
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2010, 01:09:04 AM »
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Zoo TV Sydney... I almost cried... :(
The Lemon segue is genius. It should be played like that more often...

Yeah, I wish I could change my vote to this. That entire Lemon --> WOWY --> Love Is Blindness progression just kills me.