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Offline theocean

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2009, 08:34:27 PM »
Love it! It sounds like an Irish story song. Beautiful, its peaceful!

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2009, 03:41:16 AM »
I was prepared to be bored rigid by this but on first few listens think it is really beautiful.Just shows you that you should trust your own ears and not other posters/reviewers.
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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2009, 11:58:05 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks this song sounds like "Springfield Mining Disaster"? That's not a bad thing, but I hear a little remnant.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2009, 01:38:25 PM »
I think it will make a great funeral song!

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2009, 02:39:15 PM »
I love it - probably one of my favourites on the album, actually. I write, and it just gives me all these ideas which I probably won't write, but it's nice to have them in my head. It's a different direction, to be sure, but it sounds very natural.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2009, 02:42:44 PM »
together with that other slow one Cedars of Lebanon it's one of my favourites on NLOTH!

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2009, 12:16:02 AM »
Just wondering, do you consider this to be a U2 song?

I myself am not sure.  In the booklet that comes with the album, all the other songs are listed as:
Music - U2,

But this one is:
Music - Traditional, arrangement by U2...



So do you think this is different enough from Veni Emmanuel to be a U2 song, or do you consider it to be a cover?

Does rearranging a song change it enough to make it your own?

And if it depends on how much it's rearranged, is this particular song different enough from the hymn?


It's kind of just semantics and not very important, I'm just curious to hear what other people think about this.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2009, 05:48:16 AM »
Well, I love talking semantics. :D So here it is, it's different enough to be a U2 song, from what I've heard.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2009, 06:29:20 AM »
Just a wonderful song. I cannot for the life of me fathom why someone could dislike it. They must have short attention spans or something.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2009, 08:06:17 AM »
Yeah, I love this song too.  It's one of my favorites on the album.  Heavy (obviously)...quite haunting, beautiful calm melody.  There's a lot to love in that song if people give it a chance. 

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2009, 12:18:46 PM »
I am finding every day a new songs from the album is my song of the day.  AFter seeing Breathe on Letterman, it became the song of Tuesday.  WAS is the song for today.  It has a Johnny Cash-vibe to it.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2009, 01:40:58 PM »
Yes, I do.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2009, 01:57:06 PM »
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Yes, I do.

I never thought I would love that French Horn sound but I do I do I do!!!    It's a song like this that really throws down the gauntlet to all pretenders and contenders...Such a beautiful arrangement...I love the PATIENCE that they exhibit on this and Moment of Surrender    there is absolutely no need to drown the listener in a barrage of instruments or fall for the trap of a soaring power chord on these two gems.

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2009, 04:06:36 PM »
It's my third favorite song on the album (1. Crazy Tonight 2. Magnificent)  but it is such a beautiful and deep song that it is in my top 20 easily

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Re: Does anybody else love White As Snow....?
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2009, 04:11:32 PM »
I think it's a great song and it gets better with every listen. Definitely a winner in my book.