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Offline greenscar

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What to Listen To?
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:28:52 AM »
So, I'm seeing U2 for the first time on October 25, and was just wondering what CDs I should listen to before then, just to make sure I'm up-to-date on what they may be playing. I've only heard some of their CDs (see list) and, while I wouldn't mind my first time hearing songs being at the concert, I'd love to have at least some idea of what they're playing. I don't want to just stand there all WTF? What are they playing? Sooo, I'd love some help.

The CDs I have are...
  • All That You Can't Leave Behind
  • The Best of 1980-1990 (Discs 1 & 2)
  • The Best of 1990-2000 (Discs 1 & 2)
  • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
  • The Joshua Tree
  • No Line On The Horizon
  • U218 Singles
  • Vertigo 2005 (Live From Chicago)
  • Zooropa

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. :D



Offline joe73

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 12:52:30 AM »
You should listen to the Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby and POP albums. Not only are they great but they are the albums closest in tone to No LIne...I think they might bring some of these songs back on the tour.
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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 12:54:25 AM »
Got it. Thanks Joe! (:

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 08:07:06 AM »
During the last tour, they pulled songs from every single album at some point. The majority were from HTDAAB, ATYLCB, Achtung Baby, The Joshua Tree, and Boy. However, I wouldn't expect as many songs from Boy this time, but it's anyone's guess as to what songs they'll be playing. If I could only recommend one album, it has to be Achtung Baby. It's arguably their best album and the chances of them playing more than one song from it are hovering around 100%.

If you're really worried about not knowing a song, you could always buy their entire catalogue... ;D

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 09:32:53 AM »
Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby and POP

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 01:05:55 PM »
JT,AB and of course NLOTH.....while I'd love to hear a good amount off of POP, there's little evidence to them playing more than one (Gone) from it.

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 02:49:53 PM »
I am hoping for MOFO, maybe Gone,   Do You Feel Loved would be great too.

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 06:56:20 PM »
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I am hoping for MOFO, maybe Gone,   Do You Feel Loved would be great too.
I agree...the more the merrier!

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 07:55:14 PM »
Well No Line of course, and also Unforgettable Fire, Achtung Baby and POP.

They may play nothing from them, but they're the best 3  :P

Listen to Passengers too. Just because it's really cool.

If you can get hold of a copy of All That You Can't Leave Behind, take it to the Grand Canyon and throw it as FAR AS YOU CAN.

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 08:01:55 PM »
A little more seriously, some of the best concerts I've been to are when I've known very little of the setlist.

Great songs will cut through because they are great, not through recognition.

I'd love to have that opportunity to hear a song - for the very first time - live.

Would be pretty cool, no?

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Re: What to Listen To?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 08:17:08 PM »
Watching some of their concerts on DVD wouldn't hurt also.  It'll give you a clue as to which songs have always been on the setlist.  But I agree with the previous poster, listening to the songs for the first time live sounds great.