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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 DGordon1

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #105 on: August 25, 2013, 03:34:17 PM »
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Here is a possible tracklist:

1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
2. North Star
3. Every Breaking Wave
4. Glastonbury
5. Boy Falls From The Sky (U2 Version)
6. Mercy
7. This Is (Aslan cover)
8. a new song that will be their lead single
9 & 10. some filler songs

Cheers,

J

Oh yes Jick, very plausible indeed.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #106 on: August 25, 2013, 03:46:58 PM »

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U2 have a history of holding on to songs for long periods.
Wake Up Dead Man was from Achtung Sessions and came up in POP which was 7 years later.  Velvet Dress and Hold Me Thrill me were from Zooropa but released a few years later.  Mercy has been around since Bomb but was recently released live and no studio version out yet.  So I am guessing the new album won't have "old" songs but "previously unreleased" songs in studio version.  Here is a possible tracklist:

1. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
2. North Star
3. Every Breaking Wave
4. Glastonbury
5. Boy Falls From The Sky (U2 Version)
6. Mercy
7. This Is (Aslan cover)
8. a new song that will be their lead single
9 & 10. some filler songs

Cheers,

J
Why in the hell would they put a cover on an album. Silly idea. Same with BFFTS.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #107 on: August 25, 2013, 04:03:14 PM »
If the album looks anything like that I will listen to I'll go crazy if i dont go crazy tonight continuously for a week

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #108 on: August 25, 2013, 04:39:12 PM »
Of the 8 songs on this album, no less than 3 of them were "old songs" that had been performed live on the previous tour:

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...it's safe to say they didn't hurt. At all.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #109 on: August 25, 2013, 06:16:08 PM »
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Of the 8 songs on this album, no less than 3 of them were "old songs" that had been performed live on the previous tour:

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...it's safe to say they didn't hurt. At all.

Five of the songs from House of the Holy had been performed live on tour before the album was released.

And seven of the songs from Prince's 'Gold Experience' album had been performed live on tour before the album was released.


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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #110 on: August 25, 2013, 09:03:12 PM »
Another example.... one of the singles off of Noel Gallagher's solo album was soundchecked at Oasis gigs before their break-up. The album came out two years ago.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #111 on: August 26, 2013, 11:30:03 AM »
Having 'old' songs on the album isnt so much an issue - the issue for me is how good the songs are - and the songs named above just aren't up to much IMO

They could of course be very different by the time they appear (if they appear) to what we know them as - but for me you cant polish a turd (or half a dozen or so)

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2013, 02:21:45 PM »
i wouldn't be surprised if EBW or NS make it to the album. Mercy i kind of would be. Yea, lots of bands soundcheck/preform new songs on tour. Especially Oasis.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #113 on: January 24, 2014, 12:38:32 PM »
So, yeah, threadomancy. Hope nobody minds!

But I was listening to Winter a bunch this morning. And I'd love to hear (at least) EBW in some finalized form. But I'd also like 11-12 new songs.

Would it be so awful if they put out a follow-up album (you know, like Songs of Ascent was supposed to be) with a lot of these lost songs on it? Or would that still feel like too much of a retread?

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #114 on: January 24, 2014, 01:44:55 PM »
I would love it if they ended up releasing them in some way at some point!

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #115 on: January 24, 2014, 02:10:18 PM »
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I would love it if they ended up releasing them in some way at some point!
Songs of Ascent will be on the 20th anniversary NLOTH deluxe edition (which will still be released before U2's follow-up to the one coming out this March/April/May/June).   

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2014, 03:03:00 PM »
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Having 'old' songs on the album isnt so much an issue - the issue for me is how good the songs are - and the songs named above just aren't up to much IMO

They could of course be very different by the time they appear (if they appear) to what we know them as - but for me you cant polish a turd (or half a dozen or so)


+1

Hope they ditch them. Essentially the songs of ascent album that did not happen.old news now, let's move on from that

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #117 on: January 24, 2014, 03:23:43 PM »
I guess I missed this poll the first time around. I say North Star, EBW, and Soon.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #118 on: January 24, 2014, 06:50:33 PM »
I am a huge fan of "Always"

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #119 on: January 24, 2014, 08:57:52 PM »
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I am a huge fan of "Always"

Will never be on an album, as it was obviously later released as Beautiful Day.