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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2015, 04:47:40 PM »
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Note to Bono: don't try to lead singalong during edge's solo, just watch and worship.

I have been saying that for years. Ever watched any live version of New Years Day? If I were Edge I would go over there and smack him out. 

Bono does that a lot. Rant over Edge's solo's. Even when they were recording Cedarwood Rd, Bono started singing over Edge's solo. But that kind of works as it builds up the song.

But live, Bono can't help himself. No matter what song it is.

It definitely gets into the moment.  Overall, that's a good thing.

As for the song... it feels a bit flat right now. It almost needs more "Edge".

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2015, 06:04:54 PM »
I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2015, 09:21:36 PM »
They were going to play it tonight, but didn't because of equipment issues.  I think that it will improve with time, as they perform it regularly.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2015, 09:24:14 PM »
If a song can't be played because of "technical issues", then how "live" is that song when played?

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2015, 07:16:18 AM »
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If a song can't be played because of "technical issues", then how "live" is that song when played?

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Technical/Guitar connection issues happen all the time.  When I saw them during 360, any time Edge picked up the Explorer, he literally had to be plugged in - no wireless.  At least they moved on to something that would work well. 

I saw the Cocteau Twins at a club in Cincinnati and they were having major technical issues with Elizabeth Fraser's ear receiver, which totally threw her off and completely ruined the show.  At least U2 figured out a way to carry the show on.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2015, 07:51:14 AM »
I had been under the mistaken impression that it was the backing track that was acting up.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2015, 09:57:06 AM »
Maybe they wont need the backing track after awhile. I've noticed in RBW, that they ditched the prerecorded breathing noises thing from the album, which originally backed the song in Vancouver (and maybe shows after), for Bono to provide his own live breathing noises (read: HAWT!!!!). It sounds much better this way.

I figure after more tries, maybe the backing track situation in CB will go away.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2015, 12:20:05 PM »
They did? The breathing noises were still present in Montreal if I recall correctly.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2015, 12:22:49 PM »
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They did? The breathing noises were still present in Montreal if I recall correctly.

Bono makes them. They stopped overlaying the track from the album awhile ago. Maybe you didnt realize that it was just him doing it. Though it is way different than the album.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2015, 05:56:29 AM »
Is this song actually any good? Think I've heard it once....meh?

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2015, 06:07:15 AM »
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I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

Yes, this. It's perfectly fine but not particularly great - which is exactly how it was live.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2015, 06:08:23 AM »
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I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

Yes, this. It's perfectly fine but not particularly great - which is exactly how it was live.

But I love me some disco sounding U2.


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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2015, 07:13:22 AM »
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I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

Yes, this. It's perfectly fine but not particularly great - which is exactly how it was live.

I was at Toronto #2 and while it would have been cool hearing it live, my real disappointment with them not playing it was that they didn't replace it with another song (they just shortened the setlist.)   There are easily a dozen other songs they could have played that would have any arena in the world loving it.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2015, 08:21:12 AM »
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I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

Yes, this. It's perfectly fine but not particularly great - which is exactly how it was live.

But I love me some disco sounding U2.

Me too. I LOVE The Crystal Ballroom. Makes me wanna dance.

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Re: Issues with Crystal Ballroom live
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2015, 08:57:56 AM »
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I still don't under fascination with this song, like I dig it. But it's not the best song off of SOI I probably wouldn't even put it in the top 10

Yes, this. It's perfectly fine but not particularly great - which is exactly how it was live.

But I love me some disco sounding U2.

Me too. I LOVE The Crystal Ballroom. Makes me wanna dance.

I'm a HUGE lover of The Crystal Ballroom. I think it's a sneak peak at the next album. Oh, and I love the extended version on the vinyl edition of SOI.

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