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Offline DecemberStar (The Mysterious Girl)

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Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« on: October 21, 2008, 10:38:45 PM »
I just recently found this song,and it is up there among the best of the U2 songs for me. Bono has such a great voice in this song. Though not many people like this particular song?



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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 10:47:10 PM »
I love this song.

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 10:50:05 PM »
I don`t think if anyone tried to remake this it would sound as good cause it has that Joshua Tree feel to it and no one can top it.

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 09:31:56 AM »
This song is beautiful.

However, you should be aware that Bono's vocals were recorded last year for the release of the remastered joshua Tree.

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008, 10:21:31 AM »
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This song is beautiful.

However, you should be aware that Bono's vocals were recorded last year for the release of the remastered joshua Tree.


so the song is somewhat new?

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008, 10:39:54 AM »
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This song is beautiful.

However, you should be aware that Bono's vocals were recorded last year for the release of the remastered joshua Tree.


so the song is somewhat new?

No... 21 years old  8)
It was a song they went quite far with in the studio during JT sessions, but then decided to drop it. All that had to be done was Bono's vocals - correct me on this anyone if this is wrong.
For the re release they decided to go back to the song and finish it! Jolly glad they did too ;D

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2008, 01:09:33 PM »
Personally, I find "Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)" to be merely meh (mainly due to there being virtually no Edge guitar work) and think that "Rise Up" leaves it in the dirt...

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 04:04:35 AM »
It's mainly the lyrics and the pain in Bono's voice that make the song special I think. I don't think it's THAT interesting musically, but Bono makes the song great with his delivery.

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 10:58:49 PM »
I think his vocals have a very Hands That Built America vibe to them in the song, i love the song. Very unique adding vocals to music that was done 20 years ago.

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Re: Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 04:14:49 PM »
I also like the lyrics and the fact that Bono combines present-day Africa with ancient Africa and the Middle East, particularly the Biblical references.

I wonder if other bands have ever done this (recorded new vocals over their old music)?  Very cool! 8)