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Offline robgalloway

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2014, 06:52:54 AM »
Did Dave Stewart get a credit for Walk On? ... I saw him on This Morning (Uk breakfast show) once and said he wrote it ... I think when U2 work with people like Dave Stewart, Mick Jagger, Chris Martin then there is no real urge to credit them on their work ... they are all buddies and Bono probably does little bits here and there for them like singing backing vocals on Joy for Mick Jagger ... besides crediting people can then lead to it sounding like a collaboration when it's probably more like Chris Martin is in New York the same time as U2 is recording and he pops into the studio to catch up and ends up helping out with some backing vocals ... this sort of stuff has been happening for decades Gene Pitney, The Beatles did uncredited work for The Stones

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2014, 11:06:09 PM »
Dave Stewart did not write Walk On.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2014, 12:34:58 PM »
Well, if Chris Martin does feature on iris, he's done a good job as it's a great song.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2014, 01:15:36 PM »
At this moment in time, U2 needs Coldplay more than Coldplay needs U2.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2014, 02:16:25 PM »
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At this moment in time, U2 needs Coldplay more than Coldplay needs U2.

That comment is not only laughable, but its also completely baseless.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #50 on: October 03, 2014, 04:00:44 PM »
he did such a good job that i can't hear him in the song. perfect!

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #51 on: October 03, 2014, 04:02:33 PM »
I definitely hear Chris Martin. It's signature vocals by him.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »
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At this moment in time, U2 needs Coldplay more than Coldplay needs U2.
I don't care for coldplay. They are a pop band with overproduced songs that remains the same from album to album. The vocals work is so alike that in a graphic it'd be a straight line from 0-100. I'm much more into U2's ups and downs because life is movement...
BTW, thumbs up to SOI.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2014, 08:58:05 PM »

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I'm not much of a Coldplay fan anymore, but I still think this is the best song on the album. Chris Martin's wail is absolutely perfect for the ethereal feel of the backing vocals. The song is better for having him.

Weird, I think it's the worst song on the album, just past SFS. It sounds like U2 mailing it in to an extreme. It sounds like a COBL third generation clone. I know people are praising the lyrics, but if Bono didn't tell you what it was about I doubt people would be getting so teary-eyed over them. They sound cheesy and cliched to me.

That being said, if you take those two songs off the album I think it's their best in twenty years.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2014, 08:59:35 PM »
I like Coldplay so I'm fine with it. It's a great tune.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2014, 10:24:31 PM »
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I like Coldplay so I'm fine with it. It's a great tune.

Me too and indeed it is. The way Bono changes up the vocal delivery is perfect as are many other things - lyrics, arrangement, chorus...

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2014, 04:46:56 AM »

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Dave Stewart did not write Walk On.

He said he did on television a couple of years ago ... With his very own mouth it was on a UK breakfast show called This Morning ... He was talking about the songs he writes for other people

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2014, 04:49:58 AM »
I'm sure I seen the same interview but thought it was BBC breakfast.I can remember raising an eyebrow when he said he wrote or co-wrote Walk On.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2014, 12:26:22 PM »
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At this moment in time, U2 needs Coldplay more than Coldplay needs U2.

That comment is not only laughable, but its also completely baseless.

Not entirely laughable or baseless. U2 have hung on to the relevance aspect of their music more so on this album than any other. What better way to stay relevant than to get into bed with one of the very few relevant and forward moving guitar bands out there (you could also argue bonos appearance on the Arcade Fire special).
Like it or not, U2 peaked over 20 years ago while Coldplay are still riding the crest of their wave regardless of what our opinion of their music may be.

Now if I was a Coldplay fan, would I get excited about a collaboration with U2. Probably not.

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Re: Chris Martin featured on Iris
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2014, 07:30:38 PM »
Chris Martin's backing vocals sounds altered with some kind of effect, I can hear it