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Title: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Droo on June 19, 2011, 08:32:40 PM
According to Twitter rumours, the studio version of new Mercy is going to be on the Transformers 3 soundtrack. This is not officially confirmed yet.

As much as I dislike new Mercy, I do hope it's not relegated to this soundtrack. How is a song about complicated love going to fit in a mindless action movie?
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on June 19, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
Fighting Robots, explosion, more fighting robots, explosion, cliche action romance scene, explosion, fighting robots, end.

Yeah... U2 shouldn't be relegated to such mediocrity. 
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2011, 08:45:16 PM
might not be heard in the movie at all. or could be on the radio during a Shia make out scene? like when Bumblebee changes teh stations all around when Shia and Megan Fox are riding around?
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: THRILLHO on June 19, 2011, 08:47:08 PM
nevermind, it's not on the soundtrack.

1. Iridescent Exclusive Remix (Linkin Park)    Listen
2. Monster - Previously Unreleased (Paramore)    Listen
3. The Only Hope For Me Is You (My Chemical Romance)    Listen
4. Faith (Taking Back Sunday)    Listen
5. The Bottom - Previously Unreleased (Staind)    Listen
6. Get Thru This (Art Of Dying)    Listen
7. All That you Are Previously Unreleased (Goo Goo Dolls)    Listen
8. Head Above Water Previously Unreleased (Theory Of A Deadman)    Listen
9. Set The World On Fire (Black Veil Brides)    Listen
10. Alive & Awake Previously Unreleased Remix (Skillet)    
11. Just Got Paid (Mastodon)

according to amazon, and it's already out to buy
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: InThisHeartland on June 19, 2011, 09:22:01 PM
Ahhh disappointing. I don't care if it soundtracks Saw 12, just so long as it's released!! Man I want to hear it.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Droo on June 19, 2011, 09:26:52 PM
Apparently the song  is played in the movie itself, though.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: wraitii on June 20, 2011, 12:22:05 AM
That could actually be fun: people will wonder who wrote that. I'm pretty sure no-one will get it's U2.
And if it is played, we'll see if they play the "Rare and Remaster" version or a new studio version.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: bw on June 20, 2011, 08:23:33 AM
By studio version, do you mean the original version that was  left of HTDAAB?

Not the watered down version that U2 have played live during the 360 Tour...right?  ;)
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on June 20, 2011, 08:57:45 AM
yeah it definitely would not fit on this movie
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 01:36:30 PM
Good news: Mercy in a movie
Bad news: The movie is Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 20, 2011, 02:42:53 PM
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That could actually be fun: people will wonder who wrote that. I'm pretty sure no-one will get it's U2.
And if it is played, we'll see if they play the "Rare and Remaster" version or a new studio version.

I think it'll probably be recognised; Mercy is pretty 'classic U2' sound. I doubt it'll be the old version, they definitely seem to have (thankfully) abandoned that.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Miami66 on June 20, 2011, 04:02:55 PM
wait a STUDIO version of the new Mercy. I WANT IT.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: So Cruel on June 20, 2011, 04:24:39 PM
Transformers is the biggest piece of crap ever put on film. I hope U2 have nothing at all to do with it.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 04:33:43 PM
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Transformers is the biggest piece of crap ever put on film. I hope U2 have nothing at all to do with it.

+1
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: THRILLHO on June 20, 2011, 04:46:54 PM
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Good news: Mercy in a movie
Bad news: The movie is Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.

ok sooooo...can you tell us anything else? waht part of the movie? and how did you already see it? sneak preview? seems kinda early for one
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 04:48:52 PM
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Good news: Mercy in a movie
Bad news: The movie is Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.

ok sooooo...can you tell us anything else? waht part of the movie? and how did you already see it? sneak preview? seems kinda early for one

I was just referring to the Twitter rumors that started this thread. I don't want to watch that crap
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: jackofhearts on June 20, 2011, 06:00:40 PM
Transformers 3 will be bad, but it can't be any worse than the Batman movie. 
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 06:04:39 PM
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Transformers 3 will be bad, but it can't be any worse than the Batman movie. 

If you're talking about The Dark Knight Rises, then  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Even Batman and Robin is better than the Transformers movies. 2 1/2 of explosions. Humping dogs. Shia LaBouf. It's bad. And Michael Bay made them.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: THRILLHO on June 20, 2011, 06:38:48 PM
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Transformers 3 will be bad, but it can't be any worse than the Batman movie. 

If you're talking about The Dark Knight Rises, then  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Even Batman and Robin is better than the Transformers movies. 2 1/2 of explosions. Humping dogs. Shia LaBouf. It's bad. And Michael Bay made them.

Bay is a god among summer action directors. Anyone who can give me The Rock, Bad Boys I & II, and to a lesser extent, The Island and Armageddon will always get a free pass with me. I enjoyed Tf 1 alot and hated Tf 2. And i hated Pearl Harbor too.

No, B&R is NOT better, at least the TF films are technical marvels, the way he accomplishes merging CGI and practical is impressive.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: THRILLHO on June 20, 2011, 06:39:31 PM
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Good news: Mercy in a movie
Bad news: The movie is Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.

ok sooooo...can you tell us anything else? waht part of the movie? and how did you already see it? sneak preview? seems kinda early for one

I was just referring to the Twitter rumors that started this thread. I don't want to watch that crap

Oh, i read that as a fact. Like you'd heard it yourself in the film
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: jackofhearts on June 20, 2011, 10:11:31 PM
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Transformers 3 will be bad, but it can't be any worse than the Batman movie. 

If you're talking about The Dark Knight Rises, then  >:( >:( >:( >:(

Even Batman and Robin is better than the Transformers movies. 2 1/2 of explosions. Humping dogs. Shia LaBouf. It's bad. And Michael Bay made them.

Haha no I was referring to Batman and Robin.  Sorry for the confusion.  The Dark Knight rises will be awesome, and to boot Anne Hathaway is Catwoman!
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 20, 2011, 10:17:53 PM
For the record, I'd still rather watch Batman & Robin (yeah, I know). Or this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120207/
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Droo on June 21, 2011, 04:53:46 PM
Apparently North Star is in the movie, not Mercy.

Poor, poor North Star. If true, a great song will be forever associated with a terrible movie.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Spannisheyes on June 21, 2011, 04:56:37 PM
Please U2! Dont get involved in a  movie based on a toy!!!
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 04:57:26 PM
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Please U2! Dont get involved in a  movie based on a toy!!!

Couldn't they have had a song on the soundtrack to the cartoon movie from the 80's? That's better than this.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Zooropa Baby Pop on June 21, 2011, 05:04:05 PM
It would be cool if it were on the radio in the background, but definitely not on the official soundtrack
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 05:05:06 PM
This reminds me, Green Day's song 21 Guns was on the soundtrack for the second movie. It was cool to hear it in the movie, but that movie?!
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Droo on June 21, 2011, 05:21:36 PM
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Please U2! Dont get involved in a  movie based on a toy!!!

I'd like to hear Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses in a My Little Pony movie.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 05:24:47 PM
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Please U2! Dont get involved in a  movie based on a toy!!!

I'd like to hear Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses in a My Little Pony movie.

 :D :D
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: HEY!youtwo! on June 21, 2011, 08:10:04 PM
at least we'll get a studio north star probably... it will probably be the closing credits song right after the main characters fall in love, as do a male and female robot (which I'm not sure if there is a gender difference between transformers, but I know that in plumbing equipment at the hardware store there is a difference, so I'm going to say there is)... and if things happen just like I predict, I will barf my brains out...
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 08:11:41 PM
I hope Michael Bay has a cameo where a Transformer steps on him.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Miami66 on June 21, 2011, 08:12:00 PM
I don't care what movie its in if I get a studio version of it.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 08:14:17 PM
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I don't care what movie its in if I get a studio version of it.

What if it's another X rated movie?
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Miami66 on June 21, 2011, 08:14:51 PM
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I don't care what movie its in if I get a studio version of it.

What if it's another X rated movie?

as long as it aint gay :P
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 21, 2011, 08:28:33 PM
If it's not on the soundtrack, it won't be the credits song.

I wonder if it would be full band?
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Miami66 on June 21, 2011, 08:31:23 PM
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If it's not on the soundtrack, it won't be the credits song.

I wonder if it would be full band?

Thats not true Winter was the credits for Brothers and it wasn't on the soundtrack.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 08:32:08 PM
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If it's not on the soundtrack, it won't be the credits song.

I wonder if it would be full band?

Thats not true Winter was the credits for Brothers and it wasn't on the soundtrack.

There wasn't a soundtrack for Brothers as far as I know.

But yeah, a song can be in a movie without being on the soundtrack.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Miami66 on June 21, 2011, 08:34:38 PM
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If it's not on the soundtrack, it won't be the credits song.

I wonder if it would be full band?

Thats not true Winter was the credits for Brothers and it wasn't on the soundtrack.

There wasn't a soundtrack for Brothers as far as I know.

But yeah, a song can be in a movie without being on the soundtrack.

http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B002X775LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308710057&sr=8-1
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 21, 2011, 08:35:49 PM
My mistake. Though that is a score album.
Title: Re: "Mercy" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack
Post by: MarsGirl on June 22, 2011, 09:11:09 AM
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Transformers is the biggest piece of crap ever put on film. I hope U2 have nothing at all to do with it.

+1

+2
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: InThisHeartland on June 22, 2011, 01:02:45 PM
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I don't care what movie its in if I get a studio version of it.

What if it's another X rated movie?

as long as it aint gay :P

I wouldn't care. As long as they release some sort of studio version, it could be uncredited in an X rated movie with no soundtrack release! It'll pop up online if it's anywhere.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on June 22, 2011, 01:40:01 PM
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I don't care what movie its in if I get a studio version of it.

What if it's another X rated movie?

as long as it aint gay :P

I wouldn't care. As long as they release some sort of studio version, it could be uncredited in an X rated movie with no soundtrack release! It'll pop up online if it's anywhere.

I DO care, as such an epic song should be on a U2 album (either new or greatest hits), not on this crap movie.

+3!
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: ian ryan on June 22, 2011, 05:12:43 PM
While I don't want to see a U2 song in a TF movie, I will say that for someone who grew up with Transformers, the movies have been a dream come true, at least the robot parts. I'd be happiest if they recut all three movies into one giant movie, removing as many of the human parts from them as possible. Watching Optimus and Megatron go at it blows me away every time. Honestly, Optimus Prime is the closest thing my generation has to a hero.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Droo on June 22, 2011, 05:36:23 PM
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While I don't want to see a U2 song in a TF movie, I will say that for someone who grew up with Transformers, the movies have been a dream come true, at least the robot parts. I'd be happiest if they recut all three movies into one giant movie, removing as many of the human parts from them as possible. Watching Optimus and Megatron go at it blows me away every time. Honestly, Optimus Prime is the closest thing my generation has to a hero.

But then they waste all that time on Shia LeBeef and that chick with the rack that can't act.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Evil Bono on June 22, 2011, 06:13:42 PM
So what is the worst that can happen if a U2 song is in Dark of the Moon? 
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: So Cruel on June 22, 2011, 06:15:25 PM
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While I don't want to see a U2 song in a TF movie, I will say that for someone who grew up with Transformers, the movies have been a dream come true, at least the robot parts. I'd be happiest if they recut all three movies into one giant movie, removing as many of the human parts from them as possible. Watching Optimus and Megatron go at it blows me away every time. Honestly, Optimus Prime is the closest thing my generation has to a hero.

I was a young in the 80's & I think there are a lot better hero's then Transformers

Indiana Jones
Rocky
Springsteen
John Maclean (Yippee Ki'a M**F**er)
Michael Jordan
Joe Montana
Wayne Gretzky
Bono
GI Joe
Rambo
Mother Theresa
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 22, 2011, 06:39:37 PM
No way man, NO ONE beats Optimus Prime!!  ;D
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: InThisHeartland on June 22, 2011, 06:58:35 PM
Optimus Prime > Mother Theresa

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: THRILLHO on June 22, 2011, 07:34:34 PM
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While I don't want to see a U2 song in a TF movie, I will say that for someone who grew up with Transformers, the movies have been a dream come true, at least the robot parts. I'd be happiest if they recut all three movies into one giant movie, removing as many of the human parts from them as possible. Watching Optimus and Megatron go at it blows me away every time. Honestly, Optimus Prime is the closest thing my generation has to a hero.

Leonardo
Michelangelo
Donatello
Raphael
Splinter
Casey Jones

would all like to speak with you.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 22, 2011, 08:19:42 PM
^FTW!
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Droo on June 26, 2011, 02:17:48 PM
North Star is confirmed to be in Transformers 3, and is a full version. Apparently very experimental, with lots of strings and a choir.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Miami66 on June 26, 2011, 02:20:28 PM
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North Star is confirmed to be in Transformers 3, and is a full version. Apparently very experimental, with lots of strings and a choir.

I MUST hear it.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Droo on June 26, 2011, 02:56:22 PM
It's not on the Transformers 3 soundtrack and right now the only way to hear it apparently is to suffer the movie.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Manos73 on June 26, 2011, 03:33:42 PM
Maybe it is over the end credits?  Then we can at least rip it from the DVD like Winter.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on June 26, 2011, 03:58:44 PM
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North Star is confirmed to be in Transformers 3, and is a full version. Apparently very experimental, with lots of strings and a choir.

Between Spider-man on Broadway and this film, no doubt "Comic Book Guy" from The Simpson's has kidnapped Paul Mcguinness and is running U2's carrer at this point...
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: THRILLHO on June 26, 2011, 04:33:44 PM
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It's not on the Transformers 3 soundtrack and right now the only way to hear it apparently is to suffer the movie.

oh i'd be seein the movie either way for sure, so this will add to my enjoyment.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 26, 2011, 04:59:29 PM
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North Star is confirmed to be in Transformers 3, and is a full version. Apparently very experimental, with lots of strings and a choir.

Wait what? Seriously?  ???
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Post by: InThisHeartland on June 26, 2011, 08:54:57 PM
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North Star is confirmed to be in Transformers 3, and is a full version. Apparently very experimental, with lots of strings and a choir.

Wait what? Seriously?  ???

Whaaaaa EXCITEMENT
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Manos73 on June 26, 2011, 09:12:56 PM
Confirmed by whom exactly?
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 26, 2011, 09:24:24 PM
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Confirmed by whom exactly?

This is what i'd like to know. I'll see the movie Wed. or so, so ill find out then but meanwhile. I guess thru screenings?
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 26, 2011, 09:33:22 PM
I'll find out more about it on IMDB tomorrow. If it's in the ending credits, then I can sneak into te film at the end.

And when they do a Rifftrax for this movie, I'll have to suffer through it.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 26, 2011, 09:40:07 PM
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I'll find out more about it on IMDB tomorrow. If it's in the ending credits, then I can sneak into te film at the end.

And when they do a Rifftrax for this movie, I'll have to suffer through it.

stop whining about Transformers!!!
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Post by: TheFlyMacphisto on June 26, 2011, 11:41:14 PM
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I'll find out more about it on IMDB tomorrow. If it's in the ending credits, then I can sneak into te film at the end.

And when they do a Rifftrax for this movie, I'll have to suffer through it.

stop whining about Transformers!!!

Transformers 2 deserves exactly what's coming to it.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Mercurial on June 27, 2011, 08:04:27 AM
This is a strange thread. 5 pages based on a rumor with no real confirmation.  ::)
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Post by: Starman on June 27, 2011, 11:29:38 AM
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I'll find out more about it on IMDB tomorrow. If it's in the ending credits, then I can sneak into te film at the end.

And when they do a Rifftrax for this movie, I'll have to suffer through it.

stop whining about Transformers!!!

Ah touche.  ;)
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 27, 2011, 11:49:38 AM
I just want to say one more time that I really do hate Michael Bay. The only good movie of his (IMO) is Bad Boys. He's just explosions. The Island was a rip off of the movie Parts: The Clonus Horror. And Transformers...just.....ugh.

Ok, rant over!
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Post by: Droo on June 27, 2011, 12:18:09 PM
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This is a strange thread. 5 pages based on a rumor with no real confirmation.  ::)

This is the News & RUMORS section.
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Post by: Mercurial on June 27, 2011, 01:37:56 PM
I know, but 5 pages! :)

Here's the problem. If it is, indeed played during the movie and linked here somehow (Youtube, mp3, etc), that's a copyright issue and this site is very trigger happy on those types of threads.

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Post by: THRILLHO on June 27, 2011, 01:42:22 PM
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I just want to say one more time that I really do hate Michael Bay. The only good movie of his (IMO) is Bad Boys. He's just explosions. The Island was a rip off of the movie Parts: The Clonus Horror. And Transformers...just.....ugh.

Ok, rant over!

The Rock is easily his best. Bad Boys is basically Beverly Hills Cop for a new generation. I love it to pieces, but BB isn't his best. And BB2 is way ahead of BB1
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 27, 2011, 01:43:59 PM
OK, I haven't seen The Rock so I can't comment on that one, but they are all...ugh. BBII is much worse than the first.
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 27, 2011, 02:27:10 PM
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OK, I haven't seen The Rock so I can't comment on that one, but they are all...ugh. BBII is much worse than the first.

sooo....you like bb1 but 2 is much worse? i dunno i think 2 is all the best parts of 1 cranked up to 11.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Starman on June 27, 2011, 02:28:20 PM
Ok, it's not much worse, I exaggerated there, but it's just....bland and boring. Transformers is the same way to me.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: THRILLHO on June 27, 2011, 02:44:37 PM
Yea, i get hated on big time for the following things

1. LOVING u2
2. My love of Bay-hem
3. My love of Pearl Jam/Smashing Pumpkins
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Post by: mattressjedi on June 27, 2011, 03:19:32 PM
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Yea, i get hated on big time for the following things

1. LOVING u2
2. My love of Bay-hem
3. My love of Pearl Jam/Smashing Pumpkins

There's nothing to fill guilty about for loving #'s 1 or 2. #3 I can't help you with.  ;D

But I will see Tranny 3 as I'm a big fan of visual effects and these films are right up that alley.
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Post by: JasontheJedi on June 27, 2011, 08:08:31 PM
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This is a strange thread. 5 pages based on a rumor with no real confirmation.  ::)

This is the News & RUMORS section.

Yes, but normally you're supposed to provide a link even if it is a rumor. Right now, this thread is the only thing that comes up when searching google.

So I guess this thread is the rumor.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: lorijane on June 27, 2011, 08:17:09 PM
I don't have a link, but I saw a tweet from someone who apparently has seen a preview of the movie, and she said it had north star in it, with strings and a choir.  For what it's worth. 
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 27, 2011, 08:21:02 PM
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This is a strange thread. 5 pages based on a rumor with no real confirmation.  ::)

This is the News & RUMORS section.

Yes, but normally you're supposed to provide a link even if it is a rumor. Right now, this thread is the only thing that comes up when searching google.

So I guess this thread is the rumor.


Woah!

INCEPTION

Anyway, i'm gonna see the film at the london imax on thursday, so if no one's found out by then, i'll report back if the North Star rumour is true  :)
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: THRILLHO on June 27, 2011, 08:40:25 PM
ill see it wed. for sure, if not tuesday at midnite.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: wakeup0507 on June 27, 2011, 09:47:06 PM
Just got back from a screening (I review movies) and the rumors are true.  North Star is heard twice in the film.  Didn't hear Mercy, though.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 27, 2011, 09:53:46 PM
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Just got back from a screening (I review movies) and the rumors are true.  North Star is heard twice in the film.  Didn't hear Mercy, though.

Good to hear! So, is it any good? How does it compare to the live version?
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Post by: wakeup0507 on June 27, 2011, 10:04:51 PM
It's heard over a dialogue scene between Shia LaBouf and Inconsequential Actress of Questionable-At-Best Range # 2.  I had no idea there were rumors floating around about the song, so it slowly dawned on me what the song was as it was playing.  It sounded to me like a typical Lillywhite (not sure if that's who produced it) type of production.  The beginning of the song is heard more clearly later on over one of the establishing shots.

I think Bay's choice over what song to use went like this: "U2 has a new song?  It has the word 'Star' in the title?  Hey, our movie has stars in it.  Let's use that!"  
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Post by: Evil Bono on June 27, 2011, 10:17:30 PM
A U2 song and Transformers all in one....perfect day.
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Post by: NOLA Fly on June 27, 2011, 10:30:27 PM
Really, U2, you're going to make me sit through Transformers to hear a new song?  What did I ever do you?
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: Evil Bono on June 27, 2011, 10:50:50 PM
Wow everyone acts like watching Transformers is a mortal sin.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 27, 2011, 11:42:11 PM
I wasn't planning on seeing it, but North Star (with a violin section no less) being in it makes seeing the movie a must
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Post by: happyme on June 28, 2011, 12:20:37 AM
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Really, U2, you're going to make me sit through Transformers to hear a new song?  What did I ever do you?







Funny I was thinking the same thing. My Daughter wants to go see this silly movie so at least there will be a bright spark for me,just hope I havent nodded off before I hear it(sorry but I really don't like these movies I find them boring,liked the cartoons better)
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: wraitii on June 28, 2011, 02:47:12 AM
So, now I'm planning to see Transformers 3 as soon as it's out.

Still, I'm loving the fact it's "released" in Transformers without any kind of publicity. That's the kind of fan hint I like.
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Post by: rhmn on June 28, 2011, 02:55:07 AM
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Yea, i get hated on big time for the following things

1. LOVING u2
2. My love of Bay-hem
3. My love of Pearl Jam/Smashing Pumpkins

There's nothing to fill guilty about for loving #'s 1 or 2. #3 I can't help you with.  ;D

But I will see Tranny 3 as I'm a big fan of visual effects and these films are right up that alley.

     ;D ;D ;D  U2 i love.... Bay's action set pieces i like.....   BUT Bay's movies i hate ( except ROCK). James Cameron is at least 24 times better than Bay.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: booyah on June 28, 2011, 07:22:44 AM
Hopefully somebody will stay for the credits and get the credits as they appear (writers, producer etc.)
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Post by: Mercurial on June 28, 2011, 07:23:07 AM
I wonder if this is the leftover version or a DM produced North Star.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 28, 2011, 07:28:53 AM
Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D
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Post by: Mercurial on June 28, 2011, 07:44:13 AM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

It was mentioned that the song is not on the soundtrack.  :(

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Post by: MarsGirl on June 28, 2011, 07:58:37 AM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

It was mentioned that the song is not on the soundtrack.  :(



Oh, frak. :( If they have a studio version of North Star that they arent sharing with us, I'm mighty pi**ed.
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Post by: streetmission on June 28, 2011, 08:16:54 AM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

It was mentioned that the song is not on the soundtrack.  :(



Oh, frak. :( If they have a studio version of North Star that they arent sharing with us, I'm mighty pi**ed.

Obviously they do or it wouldn't be in the movie, not with strings and a polished sound, as has been reported.  And they're not sharing it with us. :'(
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: mattressjedi on June 28, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
I don't see why it wouldn't be on the soundtrack. Nevertheless, it will be available eventually.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 28, 2011, 12:40:59 PM
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I don't see why it wouldn't be on the soundtrack. Nevertheless, it will be available eventually.

I wouldn't be that optimistic - the band made a whole new (string and piano) version of Winter for the movie 'Brothers', and that never saw the light of day.
I suspect U2 feel under so much pressure to release a dramatic, commercially successful comeback to NLOTH's failure that they're actually too scared of releasing any new material whatsoever, until its the lead single to thenextbigu2album (which will be a year or two)  :-\
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Post by: So Cruel on June 28, 2011, 01:15:49 PM
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Wow everyone acts like watching Transformers is a mortal sin.

It's pretty close. The Transformer movies were beyond bad. After I saw the 1st one I swore I wouldn't see the 2nd, but wife convinced me to take our nephews. I actually couldn't believe they could come up with something worse then the 1st one, but to my amazement they did. The 2nd is probably in my top 5 worst movies ever made.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 28, 2011, 02:05:37 PM
I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. They've started to cite it in interviews, it was the one new song they played from the start to the end, it got a great crowd reception which they loved, and now this.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 28, 2011, 02:06:53 PM
So, um, they should like, um, bring it back at a show on the North American leg, maybe? Huh, guys? C'mon....
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 28, 2011, 02:09:30 PM
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So, um, they should like, um, bring it back at a show on the North American leg, maybe? Huh, guys? C'mon....

Play a brand new song on a nostalgia tour?  Come on.


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Post by: Tumbling Dice on June 28, 2011, 02:11:40 PM
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. 

I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.


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Post by: NOLA Fly on June 28, 2011, 02:17:49 PM
So I'm guessing "North Star" making an appearance in Transformers pretty much guarantees it won't be on the next album.  Someone please tell me I'm wrong.  I love that song.  :'(
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 28, 2011, 02:19:09 PM
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So I'm guessing "North Star" making an appearance in Transformers pretty much guarantees it won't be on the next album.  Someone please tell me I'm wrong.  I love that song.  :'(

You're wrong; the fact that they don't even play the song in full or in the soundtrack shows that. I think it almost certainly will be on the next album and this makes it *more* likely.

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So, um, they should like, um, bring it back at a show on the North American leg, maybe? Huh, guys? C'mon....

Play a brand new song on a nostalgia tour?  Come on.




By which definition, exactly one leg of the tour is a 'nostalgia tour' so... what's your point?
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 28, 2011, 02:37:24 PM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

as i said earlier, the soundtrack has been out for a while. it's not on there. neither song is.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 28, 2011, 02:57:07 PM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

as i said earlier, the soundtrack has been out for a while. it's not on there. neither song is.

What? You expect me to read the WHOLE THREAD?  ;D
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Post by: wakeup0507 on June 28, 2011, 03:05:56 PM
It could officially qualify for a Best Song Oscar, an award you know they're dying to win someday, especially after having lost to Eminem.  The long-term strategy might be to give Paramount the song, but don't have them put it on the soundtrack.  If the song gets nominated, it gets more attention.  If it wins, so much the better, because people will be more familiar with it and might be inclined to buy the new album (whatever and whenever that'll be).  And Paramount knows how to market their stuff for nominations at the end of the year.

Wish it were used in a better movie, but that's another argument.
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Post by: wraitii on June 28, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
A lot of people are going to see Transformers 3. A lot of people will hear North Star. And it's likely the music's the only good thing in the film, too.
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Post by: MarsGirl on June 28, 2011, 03:09:33 PM
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A lot of people are going to see Transformers 3. A lot of people will hear North Star. And it's likely the music's the only good thing in the film, too.

You got that right.
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Post by: mattressjedi on June 28, 2011, 03:32:07 PM
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy.  

I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.




Maybe when they do the NLOTH remaster they will put those on there as outtakes?
U2 need to go back to the drawing board on their next album and dream it all up again, not use outtakes from NLOTH. Although I like most of those songs, I think they need to raise the bar one last time in their career. I have faith.  8)
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Post by: Starman on June 28, 2011, 03:55:16 PM
All right, I have a plan. There's this crappy theater near me and they wouldn't notice if someone "walked in" to a movie they didn't pay for, so I'm going to go to that theater, sneak in at the beginning of the movie and hear North Star, go see a different movie (one that I payed to see), and then come back at the credits and hear the song again.

Of course, my sister might want to see this so I might be dragged to it.  ::) And they'll probably do a Rifftrax for it (mp3 commentary where the film is made fun of)

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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. 

I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.

The B-Side is pretty much dead.
Title: Re: "Mercy" or "North Star" to be on Transformers 3 soundtrack???
Post by: THRILLHO on June 28, 2011, 04:13:32 PM
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Who says you have to WATCH the movie. Wait for the soundtrack to come out and buy the song from iTunes.  ;D

as i said earlier, the soundtrack has been out for a while. it's not on there. neither song is.

What? You expect me to read the WHOLE THREAD?  ;D

It was the 3rd reply? lol!!!
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Post by: AchtungPop on June 28, 2011, 05:10:08 PM
Damn wish it was on the soundtrack so we could download it. I'm not seeing that.
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Post by: Droo on June 28, 2011, 05:14:41 PM
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Hopefully somebody will stay for the credits and get the credits as they appear (writers, producer etc.)

I think most people who sit through a Transformers movie are anxious to leave as soon as they can.
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Post by: mattressjedi on June 28, 2011, 06:12:15 PM
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Hopefully somebody will stay for the credits and get the credits as they appear (writers, producer etc.)

I think most people who sit through a Transformers movie are anxious to leave as soon as they can.

No. I'm a vfx nut and know a few people who do it for a living. I will stay through the creds. I'm craaaazzzeee.    :o
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on June 28, 2011, 07:12:35 PM
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. They've started to cite it in interviews, it was the one new song they played from the start to the end, it got a great crowd reception which they loved, and now this.

I agree with you, it does seem likely we'll see North Star on the next album.
However, whilst it's always nice to hear new material (even if it is in a michael bay film), i don't like the idea of U2 basically 'leaking' a key song at least a year and a half before an album release. I wish they'd just release a small, understated EP now, and have all new material for the next release.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 28, 2011, 08:48:06 PM
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I think 'North Star' can now be put into that category of songs which will 100% definitely (Or at least 90%) see a U2 release at some point in some form, along with Every Breaking Wave and Mercy. They've started to cite it in interviews, it was the one new song they played from the start to the end, it got a great crowd reception which they loved, and now this.

I hope you're 100% right
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Post by: lorijane on June 29, 2011, 06:06:38 AM
U2 gigs retweet says movie credits say North Star was produced by RedOne.
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Post by: Dali on June 29, 2011, 06:14:38 AM
Why don't they put it onto the soundtrack album? That's a missed opportunity.

Produced by RedOne? I wonder what the Eno/Lanois version sounds like.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on June 29, 2011, 06:18:32 AM
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U2 gigs retweet says movie credits say North Star was produced by RedOne.

 :o Well that's a new twist!

Given that 'North Star' was first debuted in August (And may be from as long ago originally as 2004) and the RedOne sessions didn't begin until later as far as we know... plus what Adam's said about these sessions... I wonder what this means.

1) There is clearly an Eno/Lanois version and a RedOne version- but we don't know if the former was finished.
2) Could the end of the RedOne sessions mean the death of North Star? Or is it just the death of this 'mix' of North Star, hence they are releasing it in this way? OR are they thinking about putting the mix on their next album, even if that album is mostly produced by Danger Mouse? Or just holding it in reserve for some future album
3) Do they even know themselves yet?  :D
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Post by: satellitedog01 on June 29, 2011, 08:13:37 AM
The death of North Star, or North of the Death Star?
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Post by: streetmission on June 29, 2011, 08:43:33 AM
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The death of North Star, or North of the Death Star?

North of the Death Star will be the title of the Swedish House Mafia North Star Remix. :D
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Post by: satellitedog01 on June 29, 2011, 08:55:01 AM
That would work :-)
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on June 29, 2011, 09:53:07 AM
I CANT WAIT TO HEAR WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
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Post by: Dali on July 02, 2011, 02:14:19 AM
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I think Mercy and North Star would make pretty good B-sides.

The B-Side is pretty much dead.

I'd rather say it this way: During the 90s, the industry killed off the single format because they wanted to sell more albums.
That could not kill the a-side which was still promoted with a video and airplay, but it killed the b-side.