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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #105 on: June 28, 2011, 03:05:56 PM »
It could officially qualify for a Best Song Oscar, an award you know they're dying to win someday, especially after having lost to Eminem.  The long-term strategy might be to give Paramount the song, but don't have them put it on the soundtrack.  If the song gets nominated, it gets more attention.  If it wins, so much the better, because people will be more familiar with it and might be inclined to buy the new album (whatever and whenever that'll be).  And Paramount knows how to market their stuff for nominations at the end of the year.

Wish it were used in a better movie, but that's another argument.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2011, 03:09:06 PM »
A lot of people are going to see Transformers 3. A lot of people will hear North Star. And it's likely the music's the only good thing in the film, too.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #107 on: June 28, 2011, 03:09:33 PM »
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A lot of people are going to see Transformers 3. A lot of people will hear North Star. And it's likely the music's the only good thing in the film, too.

You got that right.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #108 on: June 28, 2011, 03:32:07 PM »
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy.  

I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.




Maybe when they do the NLOTH remaster they will put those on there as outtakes?
U2 need to go back to the drawing board on their next album and dream it all up again, not use outtakes from NLOTH. Although I like most of those songs, I think they need to raise the bar one last time in their career. I have faith.  8)
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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2011, 03:55:16 PM »
All right, I have a plan. There's this crappy theater near me and they wouldn't notice if someone "walked in" to a movie they didn't pay for, so I'm going to go to that theater, sneak in at the beginning of the movie and hear North Star, go see a different movie (one that I payed to see), and then come back at the credits and hear the song again.

Of course, my sister might want to see this so I might be dragged to it.  ::) And they'll probably do a Rifftrax for it (mp3 commentary where the film is made fun of)

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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. 

I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.

The B-Side is pretty much dead.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2011, 04:13:32 PM »
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

as i said earlier, the soundtrack has been out for a while. it's not on there. neither song is.

What? You expect me to read the WHOLE THREAD?  ;D

It was the 3rd reply? lol!!!

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #111 on: June 28, 2011, 05:10:08 PM »
Damn wish it was on the soundtrack so we could download it. I'm not seeing that.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #112 on: June 28, 2011, 05:14:41 PM »
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Hopefully somebody will stay for the credits and get the credits as they appear (writers, producer etc.)

I think most people who sit through a Transformers movie are anxious to leave as soon as they can.

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« Reply #113 on: June 28, 2011, 06:12:15 PM »
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Hopefully somebody will stay for the credits and get the credits as they appear (writers, producer etc.)

I think most people who sit through a Transformers movie are anxious to leave as soon as they can.

No. I'm a vfx nut and know a few people who do it for a living. I will stay through the creds. I'm craaaazzzeee.    :o

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #114 on: June 28, 2011, 07:12:35 PM »
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. They've started to cite it in interviews, it was the one new song they played from the start to the end, it got a great crowd reception which they loved, and now this.

I agree with you, it does seem likely we'll see North Star on the next album.
However, whilst it's always nice to hear new material (even if it is in a michael bay film), i don't like the idea of U2 basically 'leaking' a key song at least a year and a half before an album release. I wish they'd just release a small, understated EP now, and have all new material for the next release.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #115 on: June 28, 2011, 08:48:06 PM »
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. They've started to cite it in interviews, it was the one new song they played from the start to the end, it got a great crowd reception which they loved, and now this.

I hope you're 100% right

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #116 on: June 29, 2011, 06:06:38 AM »
U2 gigs retweet says movie credits say North Star was produced by RedOne.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #117 on: June 29, 2011, 06:14:38 AM »
Why don't they put it onto the soundtrack album? That's a missed opportunity.

Produced by RedOne? I wonder what the Eno/Lanois version sounds like.

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #118 on: June 29, 2011, 06:18:32 AM »
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U2 gigs retweet says movie credits say North Star was produced by RedOne.

 :o Well that's a new twist!

Given that 'North Star' was first debuted in August (And may be from as long ago originally as 2004) and the RedOne sessions didn't begin until later as far as we know... plus what Adam's said about these sessions... I wonder what this means.

1) There is clearly an Eno/Lanois version and a RedOne version- but we don't know if the former was finished.
2) Could the end of the RedOne sessions mean the death of North Star? Or is it just the death of this 'mix' of North Star, hence they are releasing it in this way? OR are they thinking about putting the mix on their next album, even if that album is mostly produced by Danger Mouse? Or just holding it in reserve for some future album
3) Do they even know themselves yet?  :D

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Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
« Reply #119 on: June 29, 2011, 08:13:37 AM »
The death of North Star, or North of the Death Star?