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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 GFY

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #135 on: January 26, 2014, 11:40:54 AM »
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Is this all my life? Tremendous song

Agree, this song is awesome and would love to see the finished product.

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« Reply #136 on: January 26, 2014, 11:52:11 AM »
I just don't understand why they didn't release the Rubin sessions, it's a throwback to the R&H era with a bit of ATYCLB thrown in... so odd.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #137 on: January 26, 2014, 12:19:57 PM »
This one song puts the both R & H and ATYCLB albums to shame.

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« Reply #138 on: January 26, 2014, 12:44:46 PM »
i would like to hear everybreaking wave other than its stripped down version.  i love the lyric.

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« Reply #139 on: January 26, 2014, 06:11:46 PM »
I will be so annoyed if this song never gets released. It is easily their best chorus, solo and so damn magical that I can't fathom why it's never materialised? I hope it's on the album, it's such an out of this world recording the cheering and applause speak volumes

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« Reply #140 on: January 27, 2014, 08:06:50 AM »
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Is this all my life? Tremendous song

Agree, this song is awesome and would love to see the finished product.

First time I had heard that one.  TONS of potential there and would be fantastic live!

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« Reply #141 on: January 27, 2014, 08:38:13 AM »
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Is this all my life? Tremendous song

That's the first time I've heard this too...what a tune!!! I hope the sessions haven't been shelved indefinitely!

Agree, this song is awesome and would love to see the finished product.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #142 on: January 27, 2014, 08:49:19 AM »
Sing yourself with fife and drum
Sing yourself to overcome
The thought that someone has lost
And someone else has won

Soon
Soon, soon
Soon, soon
Soon, soon
God their B sides are some gems though. Think if how many 'throw away' songs they must have in their catalogue. The two minute song that is 'Soon' beats at least three songs on No Line in my opinion. And Winter too.

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« Reply #143 on: January 27, 2014, 08:50:47 AM »
Soon is immense, why's it not on the album? Who cares if it's 2 minutes. Best 2 minutes in the last 10 years probably.

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« Reply #144 on: January 27, 2014, 09:13:55 AM »
That and Moment of Surrender. U2 still have the power to make magic. They just need to stop re-doing songs and have more faith in themselves. Mercy was magic and they ruined it by trying to change it.

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« Reply #145 on: January 27, 2014, 09:22:00 AM »
I think they should expand on Soon and turn it into a fully-finished song, then release it. I love it.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #146 on: January 27, 2014, 09:34:07 AM »
I'd love to see a patchwork album of all their unused gems, woven into a life story somehow. This would eliminate the fear that the songs 'don't fit together' because they would be meant to be an eclectic collection of "through the years" outtakes. My suggested tracklist is:

Wild Irish Rose
All my life
Mercy
Soon
Lady with the spinning head
Levitate
Wave of sorrow
EBW
etc.....

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« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
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Is this all my life? Tremendous song

Agree, this song is awesome and would love to see the finished product.

First time I had heard that one.  TONS of potential there and would be fantastic live!

I've literally listened to it about 20 times and it keeps getting better each time for me. The one thing that I can't get past is whether or not its a song that is good enough to be on an album or if it would be better suited as a fantastic B-side.

I read a quote from one of the boys that mentioned how they had moved past some of the earlier finished songs that they had worked on during prior studio sessions. I wonder if this song was one of them or if they resurrected it during the latest sessions. Lanois did mention that he listened to the newer work and referenced some of the songs were familiar because he had worked on them with the band before...so who the hell knows anymore???

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #148 on: January 27, 2014, 08:16:42 PM »
Glastonbury is such an incredibly well written gutsy song, maybe the subject matter was too in your face but the song itself was amazing.
What a vocal..and I loved the guitar work and rhythm section. Such a waste.

North Star grew on me the more I listened to it. A superbly written and performed song.

Soon is like nothing I've heard before or after. U2 at its creative best.

Return of the stingray guitar fits perfectly in amongst these songs as a groovy instrumental when instrumentals are hardly heard.
Very very cool.

If these fours songs were on any album I would be happy and I would thrash them to kingdom come.





 

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« Reply #149 on: January 27, 2014, 09:18:20 PM »
Is there a full band version of Glastonbury out there on youtube? I will have to check again because for some reason I can't seem to remember this song at all. Maybe I just bypassed it but I don't remember if I've heard it before.