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Which of these songs do you WANT to see on the new album?

Every Breaking Wave
90 (28.4%)
North Star
41 (12.9%)
Mercy
55 (17.4%)
Soon
32 (10.1%)
Return of the Stingray Guitar
36 (11.4%)
Glastonbury
17 (5.4%)
None of the above thank you very much
46 (14.5%)

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Offline Siberian Tiger

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Old songs on the new album?
« on: June 28, 2013, 07:48:47 PM »
If you would like to see some old songs previously unreleased on the new album, then what would they be?



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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 07:51:32 PM »
I don't want any old songs on the new album, even though I do like some of them a lot. I want complete and utterly new creativity that is jawbreaking in its intensity. We haven't waited this long for a mediocre record now.
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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 08:01:05 PM »
I'd be fine with North Star and EBW. Wouldn't mind Mercy if its the new one. I hate the original version, but love the new lyrics.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »
Ill be overjoyed if the include a real EBW. That's the only one I'm excited to hear, but I wouldn't mind North Star or some others. As long as its limited to one or two. 

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 08:14:25 PM »
Stingray with vocals added might be cool.

I think EBW & North Star could be interesting since we've only heard live versions. U2 has always seemed to change songs live after putting them on an album...(Crazy Tonight, Boots, Vertigo, Elevation, Many songs from 'Pop', a bunch others) So it could be cool to have early versions of songs we heard live that are drastically changed and put on an album. Not for the whole album of course, but 1 or 2 songs.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 08:31:29 PM »
Mercy, Every Breaking Wave and North Star

The HTDAAB sessions version of Mercy is in my top 10 favorite U2 songs, I absolutely ADORE it.  The 2010 version is still quite good too.  I would love to hear a PROPER studio release for sure.

Every Breaking Wave needs to be properly released.  Without a doubt. 

I believe North Star has a ton of potential as well.  Would love to hear a proper studio version.

I don't particularly care for Glastonbury, Soon or Stingray.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 08:40:43 PM »
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Stingray with vocals added might be cool.

I think EBW & North Star could be interesting since we've only heard live versions. U2 has always seemed to change songs live after putting them on an album...(Crazy Tonight, Boots, Vertigo, Elevation, Many songs from 'Pop', a bunch others) So it could be cool to have early versions of songs we heard live that are drastically changed and put on an album. Not for the whole album of course, but 1 or 2 songs.

I agree with everything you said.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 10:20:25 PM »
Every Breaking Wave only. The rest should be thrown out as historical oddities.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 11:01:32 PM »
I'm still a big advocate for Mercy and wouldn't mind seeing it on a proper album, but only if it fits in the theme and mood of the record.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2013, 11:10:47 PM »
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I don't want any new songs on the new album, even though I do like some of them a lot. I want complete and utterly new creativity that is jawbreaking in its intensity. We haven't waited this long for a mediocre record now.

This.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2013, 11:19:21 PM »
I hope the old stuff does make an appearance soon....


.... As B-sides. Its been a while since we've been treated to good ones.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2013, 04:29:04 AM »
Like Montgomery Brewster said, none of the above!

I can't believe all the calls for mercy on here across threads - its a ten year old song, with syrupy lyrics, is u2 in the 00s by numbers and would signify a step back not forward
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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2013, 04:48:12 AM »
Wasn't one of these songs supposedly played in the background of a transformers movie? I thought perhaps it was North Star? Well whichever one it was, I hope it's not used on the new album. To me, that would be a pretty low moment in U2 history to have to recycle something they originally tossed off carelessly for a jerry bruckheimer behemoth. If they reworked the song and use it as a B-side then that's a different story - they should do this. Or maybe they will just take an idea/theme/part from that song to make up a new track(like they tend to do)? That would be alright. I'm sure others will disagree and that's fine, just my two cents. Goodnight.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2013, 05:25:46 AM »
I will be happy with good songs; I don't care if they're from 2010 or 2012.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2013, 05:42:50 AM »
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I will be happy with good songs; I don't care if they're from 2010 or 2012.

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