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Spoiler - New Opener to Replace Current Song In the Works?
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:03:31 PM »
From a recent Willie diary:

"There’s an idea for Magnificent that has been in the air for a while, which Dec made some good progress with, whilst myself and Smasher continued working on an idea which may or may not grow into being something new for the opening of the show one day."

What could it be? Fez?
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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 09:15:20 PM »
Ugh. Can't they just keep an opener already?! Come on, the tour's almost over!! Plus EBTTRT is their best opener on the tour (though they shouldn't show them on the screen during Space Oddity, our first image of them is the band walking on stage with the lights off.)

They better keep EBTTRT as the opener.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 09:25:51 PM »
I like the variation.

Whatever it is, try it out!  :)

Experiments are good!

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 09:37:56 PM »
I think I'm the only person who isn't thrilled with the new version of EBTTRT. I prefer the ZooTV/Popmart version. It's back in A instead of D, so Bono's vocals are lower and less energetic. I don't think it's a great opener, but I'm glad it's back in the set.

Personally, I think Breathe was an awesome opener...

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 09:56:05 PM »
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I think I'm the only person who isn't thrilled with the new version of EBTTRT. I prefer the ZooTV/Popmart version. It's back in A instead of D, so Bono's vocals are lower and less energetic. I don't think it's a great opener, but I'm glad it's back in the set.

Personally, I think Breathe was an awesome opener...

You're not.  ;)

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 12:25:57 AM »
There's only 26 shows left in the tour, let them play around with different openers.  It keeps a 3 calender year long tour fresh  :)

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 12:41:14 AM »
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Personally, I think Breathe was an awesome opener...

As do I. I'd love to hear it again.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 01:39:24 AM »
I think it works VERY well as an opener - taking cues from the Perfecto Mix opening with the guitar scale and slide, and I cannot emphasise how much I love LOVE LOVE the use of drums in the new arrangement, taking the snare out for verses and then using the snare for choruses to raise the tempo. It's an old trick - but few drummers understand you don't have to hit the snare on every bar, because less is more, for when the drums come back, it does take them higher.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 04:58:39 AM »
I really like EBTTRT as an opener, especially if they put the sweet solo at the beginning of the song. However, I do grant them permission to not take my advice and keep it

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 06:16:58 AM »
Well, he says it's about Magnificent, and he talked about a new mix of Magnificent. So I'd say we'll see a remix of magnificent in northern America. Will it be at it's usual slot, or at EBBTR's is another question.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 07:51:36 AM »
from what i read, i got the impression the opener would be a song they hadn't played yet on 360.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011, 07:58:45 AM »
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from what i read, i got the impression the opener would be a song they hadn't played yet on 360.

That would be exciting. I love EBTTRT as the opener, but I'm always game for more surprises.  I love that, even with only something like 20 shows left, they're trying to pull out all the stops and hit us with something new.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2011, 09:09:33 AM »
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from what i read, i got the impression the opener would be a song they hadn't played yet on 360.

ZOO STATION

I'M READY. I'M READY FOR LAUGHING GAS

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2011, 09:21:35 AM »
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from what i read, i got the impression the opener would be a song they hadn't played yet on 360.

ZOO STATION

I'M READY. I'M READY FOR LAUGHING GAS

It also implies the selection would be a bit more revolutionary than a former opener.

I am pretty sure it's Fez. With Zooropa possibly taking the place of the Fez interlude between MS and CoBL, they may want to do Fez - Being Born proper as the opener, as fans have been begging for since the 360 Tour began.

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Re: New Opener to Replace EBTTRT In the Works?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2011, 12:01:59 PM »
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I think I'm the only person who isn't thrilled with the new version of EBTTRT. I prefer the ZooTV/Popmart version. It's back in A instead of D, so Bono's vocals are lower and less energetic. I don't think it's a great opener, but I'm glad it's back in the set.

I agree, Zoo TV and PopMart EBTTRT were better versions.  

Although I quite like the 360 version, it doesn't belong as the opener and ideally it could fill the Crazy Remix spot.

I'd like to see FEZ-Being Born or Desire to alternate as the opener for the rest of the tour.

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