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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2011, 06:14:22 AM »
I always wondered why they never tried Magnificent as an opener. I know in the 360 shows the song didn't sound like it had much 'bang' but I think it could have if it was arranged differently. Imagine the dirty bass note drowning out the crowd for a good 60 seconds with a strobe light in time with it...then it builds up and BAM...into the chorus. Could have been amazing.

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2011, 08:22:06 AM »
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I'm still curious as to why they didn't even try Cedars of Lebanon or White As Snow even once. I would have preferred White As Snow acoustic over Stuck In A Moment acoustic.

Stuck in a Moment is a hit.

And afterall, 360 was a greatest hits tour.


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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2011, 09:53:03 AM »
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I'm still curious as to why they didn't even try Cedars of Lebanon or White As Snow even once. I would have preferred White As Snow acoustic over Stuck In A Moment acoustic.

Stuck in a Moment is a hit.

And afterall, 360 was a greatest hits tour.




Actually, it became a promotional tour for the Achtung Baby reissue.

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2011, 10:45:52 AM »
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I always wondered why they never tried Magnificent as an opener. I know in the 360 shows the song didn't sound like it had much 'bang' but I think it could have if it was arranged differently. Imagine the dirty bass note drowning out the crowd for a good 60 seconds with a strobe light in time with it...then it builds up and BAM...into the chorus. Could have been amazing.

They did try Magnificent as an opener once. 

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2011, 01:33:20 PM »
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I always wondered why they never tried Magnificent as an opener. I know in the 360 shows the song didn't sound like it had much 'bang' but I think it could have if it was arranged differently. Imagine the dirty bass note drowning out the crowd for a good 60 seconds with a strobe light in time with it...then it builds up and BAM...into the chorus. Could have been amazing.

They did try Magnificent as an opener once. 

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Poorly done imho

They needed it to be a "streets" type opening.

Extended taped intro, white spots going on and off in time to the opening riff, band takes the stage in darkness and then BAM!, white lights lighting up the stadium, people jumping up and down, band cranking out the opening riff.....that's how I 'saw' it anyway


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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2011, 02:12:21 PM »
I always thought either Magnificent or No Line could have been worked into fantastic openers.  I even think GOYB would have been pretty cool, the way it is on the 360 dvd is pretty cool (better by design).

I was pretty dissapointed when they dropped Breathe, No Line and Unknown Caller from the set, especially NLOTH and UC because I love those songs.  However, when we saw them in Melbourne I found that it didn't matter much, the lack of NLOTH songs didn't detract from my experience at all, especially as we got Mercy and Stingray ;)

I do agree with Exile that things would have been better if they had started in arenas, and built up to stadiums.  I think the new material would have survived better if they had.  I do think that by playing stadiums only, U2 had to tailor their show for the casual fan.

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2011, 03:53:18 PM »
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I'm still curious as to why they didn't even try Cedars of Lebanon or White As Snow even once. I would have preferred White As Snow acoustic over Stuck In A Moment acoustic.

Stuck in a Moment is a hit.

And afterall, 360 was a greatest hits tour.




Actually, it became a promotional tour for the Achtung Baby reissue.

I must have missed when Zooropa and Scarlet were Greatest Hits from Achtung Baby.

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« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2011, 03:58:09 PM »
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I'm still curious as to why they didn't even try Cedars of Lebanon or White As Snow even once. I would have preferred White As Snow acoustic over Stuck In A Moment acoustic.

Stuck in a Moment is a hit.

And afterall, 360 was a greatest hits tour.




Actually, it became a promotional tour for the Achtung Baby reissue.

I must have missed when Zooropa and Scarlet were Greatest Hits from Achtung Baby.

I must have missed when, other than Boy tour, a U2 set was  comprised of only songs from one album


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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2011, 04:58:33 PM »
Even the Boy Tour had songs not from Boy in the sets: Carry Me Home, Father Is An Elephant, The Cry, Things To Make And Do, Touch, etc.

Not to mention Fire and I Fall Down!

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2011, 05:19:49 PM »
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Even the Boy Tour had songs not from Boy in the sets: Carry Me Home, Father Is An Elephant, The Cry, Things To Make And Do, Touch, etc.

Not to mention Fire and I Fall Down!

The Boy show i saw in 81 didn't have Fire and I Fall Down


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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2011, 05:20:30 PM »
Just to stir you all up a bit, the 360 show I saw had 6 songs from AB.  The re-release promotional tour is my favorite description so far.  How does half the songs from AB compare to the appearances of songs from other records pushing 20 on this and previous tours?

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2011, 06:49:46 PM »
I agree that WHITE AS SNOW and especially CEDARS OF LEBANON would have been great additions. Before the tour started, I was imagining CEDARS being the closing song - a reworked version would have added an emotional depth and profound ending to the show (similar to the effect of Love is Blindness on ZOOTV, but obviously a very different song.)

I was happy that they started the tour with 7 songs, but they should have grouped them together for a better effect. Imagine ZOOTV like this:

1. ZOO STATION
2. THE FLY
3. PRIDE
4. DESIRE
5. ANGEL OF HARLEM
6. EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING
7. NEW YEARS DAY
8. I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND...
9. MYSTERIOUS WAYS
10. SATELLITE OF LOVE
11. ONE
12. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
13. WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
14. RUNNING TO STAND STILL
15. WHO'S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES
16. TRYING TO THROW YOUR ARMS...
etc.

The new songs would have been lost in the mix! (maybe) But I'm sure the impact would have been less! The great thing about ZOOTV was the new songs (at the time) made more sense being together.

So I think NLOTH songs would have benefitted from this kind of treatment and the tour should have been called the "NO LINE TOUR" - a cooler sounding name in my opinion.

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2011, 08:53:50 PM »
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I'm still curious as to why they didn't even try Cedars of Lebanon or White As Snow even once. I would have preferred White As Snow acoustic over Stuck In A Moment acoustic.

Stuck in a Moment is a hit.

And afterall, 360 was a greatest hits tour.




Actually, it became a promotional tour for the Achtung Baby reissue.

I must have missed when Zooropa and Scarlet were Greatest Hits from Achtung Baby.


And you must have also missed that Zooropa is part of the re-issue

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2011, 09:20:40 PM »
Zooropa is not part of Achtung Baby.

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Re: 360 Tour: If U2 had more confidence in NO LINE...
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2011, 10:23:40 PM »
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Zooropa is not part of Achtung Baby.

It's a part of the Achtung Baby reissue, and Bono deliberately tried to tie in Zooropa's songs with the Berlin-era AB tracks.