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Offline lorijane

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Is Edge really playing the piano?
« on: July 19, 2015, 03:51:17 PM »
So is Edge really playing the piano on the e stage? Or is it some kind of high tech "player piano"? I've seen photos that indicate it may be at least partially pre-programmed for certain songs (saw a picture of a laptop screen I think listing different songs for the piano). I would like to think he he totally playing it and could play whatever he desired on it, but I don't know. Any thoughts?



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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 04:39:23 PM »
he IS PLAYING THE PIANO

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2015, 05:08:14 PM »
I never thought about this. I hope he's really playing.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2015, 05:37:22 PM »
I think that compueter is justa guide. Otherwise, why put Bono on piano for sweetest thing when it could be played so much better

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 06:00:22 PM »
I hope he's really playing it too. I guess if he messes up then we'll know he is!

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 06:02:54 PM »
Playing.
Could be a digital piano inside an upright case? Would explain the electronics. Or, could be sheet music/chart on iPad or something (would especially make sense for a song like October, which is probably more rusty than the current stuff for him)

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2015, 06:11:47 PM »
For years going back to I think Zoo TV there has been somebody or two people playing behind below stage.  Keyboard parts, etc.  at one time it was a chap named Dez Broadberry.  There was a article in recent years about another guy doing it, something in Keyboard Magazine if something.  Big name works for many big bands. Forgot his name, lives in like Napa or someplace.  U2 uses a lot of backing tracks plus these guys.  That said I imagine Edge can pull off October without help - at least I hope so.....


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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2015, 06:15:21 PM »
True - but they always acknowledged the player in the underworld. It was Terry Lawless (Lalas?) on 360.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 06:16:03 PM »
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Lori, I play the piano just for you - Love, Edge

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 06:17:30 PM »
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That comment is perfect, Jen!

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 06:17:42 PM »
I think it's Terry Lawless this tour too.

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Lori, I play the piano just for you - Love, Edge

That is all I know, and all I need to know. Thanks!

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 06:20:24 PM »
Even with Terry playing on some of the songs, during 360, I still remember Edge going to onstage piano for songs like New Year's Day… I just can't see them trying to pull off a charade like that. They don't seem the type, and there's really no need...
Your boy's playing, I tells ya!  ;)


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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2015, 06:25:25 PM »
Now I feel disloyal for the momentary doubt.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2015, 06:30:32 PM »
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So is Edge really playing the piano on the e stage? Or is it some kind of high tech "player piano"? I've seen photos that indicate it may be at least partially pre-programmed for certain songs (saw a picture of a laptop screen I think listing different songs for the piano). I would like to think he he totally playing it and could play whatever he desired on it, but I don't know. Any thoughts?

He messed up at one point during Every Breaking Wave when I saw them in Chicago (night 2) so he's definitely playing.