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Offline tigerfan41

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 07:35:45 PM »
It sounds good. Vocally, Bono sounds good though maybe a little offkey in a couple of spots (mostly at the beginning). If this is the direction they're headed in, it should be a really good/possibly great new CD.

Also, the site gives a few possible titles for songs on the new CD:

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Also rumored some song titles, in a theoretical 25 topics that are working:

Last Night She Talked To Angels
Haunted (instrumental)
Kaleidoscope Birthday

That's of course roughly translated by Google, so things may be a little off for the titles. If I had to guess, maybe that clip is from Kaleidoscope Birthday? I don't know, but something about the melody/rough lyrics just seems to fit with that title.
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Re: New U2?
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 09:46:47 PM »
It sounds pretty meditative and subdued. Songs of Ascent possibly?

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 10:52:59 PM »
Sounds like the same U2, nothing new.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 11:31:29 PM »
Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 11:33:07 PM »
Wait... An instrumental track? Let's hope that's real!

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 11:39:25 PM »
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Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.
Hmmm, growing on me already....However, if it is indeed Songs of Ascent material, I can see why they didn't end up releasing it while the 360 tour was happening. Doesn't seem to be the kind of music that would connect with a stadium of 80,000 plus people. An arena of 20,000 people though....

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 11:39:58 PM »
the 2nd clip is in Bongolese, a few of their songs started out that way before the lyrics came to him.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2012, 12:03:45 AM »
Interesting, but who knows where it is from or when? It may have been shelved years ago. Its been nearly eight years since I heard Mercy in November 2004 and that song has still not been released on any album or even as a single. Makes you wonder how much material they have built up now? What a treat it would be if we were to receive a new U2 album every November for the next several years.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 12:12:39 AM »
The beginning of the second clip is incredibly reminiscent of Kite to me.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 12:17:37 AM »
The music in the second clip sounds a bit like Luminous Times, but both of these clips definitely sound like they belong to the Songs of Ascent sessions or something.  Shows that the band hasn't totally dumped the idea yet...IF these clips are authentic

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 01:15:27 AM »
It seems fine, but not really enough to judge much from. And I have to disagree with the consensus on Bono's voice; it's certainly not awful, but no way is that voice fit for release yet; way too raspy.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 01:42:22 AM »
It sounds like some outtakes from Atomic Bomb or maybe pre-Horizon writing sessions to me. They sound like very early ideas too, there's no real musical identity just some vague "phoned in" pillowing of instruments. No guitar hook, no piano hook.
Bono's voice sounded a lot better than this recently, so I guess these are not that new, at least I hope. Reminds me of the atmospheric pre Bomb songs, like Mercy and Smile.

I would like to hear more of course.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 02:41:28 AM »
The vocals are quite raw, which is quite reminiscent of the early Bomb sessions so I think you may be onto something there SD. But it could also be what Bono sounds like shortly after finishing a tour so I guess they could be more recent than that. I wonder where the clips actually surfaced from.

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2012, 03:03:31 AM »
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Bono's voice sounds amazing. However, to be honest, the music doesn't do much for me... I'll have to take another listen.

...hmmm...maybe something for the U2 fans, but it's not gonna get much attention otherwise

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Re: New U2?
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2012, 03:46:21 AM »
It will end as Salome?
Anyway we can recognize the bongolese, isn't it ? ;)