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Title: If U2 performs all of Achtung Baby in 2021, what would you most want to hear?
Post by: andrewau2 on January 28, 2017, 10:12:34 AM
You get two votes.  I'm curious to see what will come in 2nd place since Acrobat will mostly likely get first.
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Post by: John Galt on January 28, 2017, 10:15:05 AM
The Fly ALWAYS (the greatest live performance song ever along with Purple Rain)  and Acrobat.

Wild Horses in third place.
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on January 28, 2017, 10:20:45 AM
The Fly and Ultraviolet, for me.

The Fly cant be especially difficult to play (or more importantly, sing) and UV was incredible on 360.
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Post by: riffraff on January 28, 2017, 11:12:51 AM
Ultraviolet and Love is Blindness...but it was tough choosing.
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Post by: an tha on January 28, 2017, 11:17:37 AM
Hmm let me think...
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Post by: U2_One on January 28, 2017, 11:18:20 AM
Really all of it, but went with the two I like best that I've yet to hear, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and Acrobat.
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Post by: andrewau2 on January 28, 2017, 02:04:11 PM
Full band So Cruel would be great.  It was played live a handful of times on ZooTV and that was acoustically only.
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Post by: Spacejunk69 on January 28, 2017, 05:01:13 PM
All of it.
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Post by: JaraSangASongAWeapon on January 28, 2017, 05:04:26 PM
Trojan horse thread to talk about Acrobat!
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Post by: spooked1oo on January 28, 2017, 08:33:11 PM
Love Is Blindness. That song was incredible back on the ZooTV tour and I've been waiting for any hint of it coming back since.
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Post by: andrewau2 on January 28, 2017, 09:32:12 PM
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Trojan horse thread to talk about Acrobat!

lol
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Post by: fardreamer on January 29, 2017, 04:10:18 AM
I hope they don't.

Love is Blindness.
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Post by: riffraff on January 29, 2017, 04:35:36 AM
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Hmm let me think...
Don't think at all...
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Post by: very good on January 29, 2017, 08:56:27 AM
No votes for mysterious ways 😂😂😂😂
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Post by: riffraff on January 29, 2017, 09:05:21 AM
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No votes for mysterious ways 😂😂😂😂
I WANTED to vote for it. I WANTED to vote for every single song. There's not a bad, or even close to being bad, song on this album. 
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 29, 2017, 09:05:40 AM
I voted for So Cruel and Horses, although if this tour were to actually happen, I'd pass on it just like I'm passing on the upcoming TJT tour.
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Post by: il_capo on January 29, 2017, 12:05:15 PM
Would love to hear So Cruel.  I am supposed to vote for Acrobat as it's never been played, but I adore Ultraviolet.
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Post by: riffraff on January 29, 2017, 12:23:13 PM
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Would love to hear So Cruel.  I am supposed to vote for Acrobat as it's never been played, but I adore Ultraviolet.
Yeah, it's pretty tough to beat Ultraviolet, isn't it?
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Post by: ecadad on January 29, 2017, 03:45:19 PM
I think I'm in the minority and incredibly lucky... I've pretty much heard live all the songs off of Achtung that I want to hear in concert.

I would be thrilled to see them do Ultraviolet.
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Post by: il_capo on January 29, 2017, 04:27:04 PM
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I think I'm in the minority and incredibly lucky... I've pretty much heard live all the songs off of Achtung that I want to hear in concert.

I would be thrilled to see them do Ultraviolet.

The only 2 I've never heard them do are So Cruel and Acrobat.  Of the two I think I'd rather hear them do So Cruel.
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Post by: A_Fly_On_The_Wall on January 31, 2017, 02:30:20 AM
Acrobat and Love Is Blindness

Acrobat is just dying to be played live and I'd love to hear Edge rip out that solo live. Bono could still pull this off today too.

LIB is a gorgeous live song and was an epic closer on Zoo TV. Again, if Edge could include his mesmerising Zoo TV solo then that would be awesome to witness live  ;)
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Post by: Daniel94 on January 31, 2017, 05:46:18 AM
Zoo Station and The Fly
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Post by: Saint1322 on January 31, 2017, 03:32:15 PM
Acrobat and Ultra Violet. I could see UV at every show from now until doomsday and never get tired of it.

Well, at least we know the band knows we want Acrobat. It'll happen one day.
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Post by: Kurukira on February 01, 2017, 04:15:51 PM
Bono will be, what, 61 by the time Achtung turns 30 (!) - It would sure be interesting to see him do Ultra Violet and The Fly at that point
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Post by: PopMart_1997 on February 03, 2017, 05:40:41 PM
I voted for Zoo Station (and I would prefer it to be first on the setlist, complete with the grand entrance that U2 are so good at), and Love is Blindness.
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Post by: andrewau2 on February 19, 2017, 09:43:29 AM
If they do tour the whole album in 2021, I wonder if they'd release a newly recorded version of Acrobat with new vocals/lyrics by Bono just like they are doing with Red Hill Mining Town.
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Post by: Blueyedboy on February 21, 2017, 02:23:15 AM
Has any other U2 song improved with age as much as The Fly?
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Post by: LightMyWay92 on February 21, 2017, 04:54:42 AM
From my point of view, "Ultraviolet" is one of the best songs of U2's career.  I've never gotten tired of it, and I doubt I ever will. It's epic, urgent and beautiful. 
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Post by: riffraff on February 21, 2017, 05:00:35 AM
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From my point of view, "Ultraviolet" is one of the best songs of U2's career.  I've never gotten tired of it, and I doubt I ever will. It's epic, urgent and beautiful.
Yes, the desperation is so strong...such a wonderful emotion when used as it is in Ultraviolet.
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Post by: imaginary friend on February 21, 2017, 09:57:28 AM
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Has any other U2 song improved with age as much as The Fly?

Yes, many others have.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on February 21, 2017, 10:37:00 AM
So Cruel and TTTYAATW

I like Acrobat a lot but I'm not obsessed with hearing it. It's probably my least favorite on AB. Bring on the hate. :-X
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Post by: mrsamrocks2 on February 21, 2017, 11:08:32 AM
I'm not a big fan of nostalgia tours like TJT tour or this, but I voted for Zoo Station and Ultraviolet. WGRYWH is close 3rd.
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Post by: Droo on February 21, 2017, 12:54:10 PM
WGRYWH and Love Is Blindness
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Post by: codeguy on February 21, 2017, 09:10:57 PM
Of course, it's acrobat. By a landslide.
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Post by: PopMart_1997 on February 22, 2017, 08:42:17 PM
No love for Mysterious Ways in the polls?
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Post by: tigerfan41 on February 22, 2017, 09:39:13 PM
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No love for Mysterious Ways in the polls?

Folks around here seem to be burnt out on it. I still enjoy the song, but I can understand a song getting old if it's played at literally every concert.
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Post by: PopMart_1997 on February 24, 2017, 09:17:40 PM
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No love for Mysterious Ways in the polls?

Folks around here seem to be burnt out on it. I still enjoy the song, but I can understand a song getting old if it's played at literally every concert.
LOL just like with "Where the Streets" and "Pride". I suppose I could understand, as I'm burnt out on those songs too. But "Mysterious Ways" is just one of those feel good songs that if ever there's a song on the setlist deserving of THAT spot, its that one. Definitely a good one to include in the encore at this point.
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Post by: mrsamrocks2 on February 24, 2017, 11:04:48 PM
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No love for Mysterious Ways in the polls?

Folks around here seem to be burnt out on it. I still enjoy the song, but I can understand a song getting old if it's played at literally every concert.
LOL just like with "Where the Streets" and "Pride". I suppose I could understand, as I'm burnt out on those songs too. But "Mysterious Ways" is just one of those feel good songs that if ever there's a song on the setlist deserving of THAT spot, its that one. Definitely a good one to include in the encore at this point.
MW is great but they need to turn up the backing tracks. The keys and synths are an important part of the song and on the last few tours, we could barely hear them. It makes the song sound a lot weeker. Joe O'Herlihy should listen to some mixes from Zoo TV and Popmart.
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Post by: ShankAsu on February 26, 2017, 02:27:01 AM
I've never understood the love for acrobat. I guess I don't know, but do they not perform it much? For me its Hirses that I'd love to see
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Post by: riffraff on February 26, 2017, 03:59:32 AM
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I've never understood the love for acrobat. I guess I don't know, but do they not perform it much? For me its Hirses that I'd love to see
I don't think they've ever done Acrobat live...thus the voting results.
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Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on February 26, 2017, 10:11:05 AM
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I've never understood the love for acrobat. I guess I don't know, but do they not perform it much? For me its Hirses that I'd love to see
I don't think they've ever done Acrobat live...thus the voting results.
Acrobat has never been played live, but it was soundchecked in Hershey, PA during the Zoo TV tour.
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Post by: riffraff on February 26, 2017, 11:17:37 AM
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I've never understood the love for acrobat. I guess I don't know, but do they not perform it much? For me its Hirses that I'd love to see
I don't think they've ever done Acrobat live...thus the voting results.
Acrobat has never been played live, but it was soundchecked in Hershey, PA during the Zoo TV tour.
Thanks for confirming...that's what I thought. Would  be very nice to hear it, but I'd still rather hear Ultraviolet
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Post by: andrewau2 on March 07, 2017, 05:58:47 PM
I'm getting excited for this possibility in 2021.  That's only a few years away when you think about it.  Time flies.  Heck, just a few more after that and maybe we'll get a 2027 40th year anniversary tour for The Joshua Tree played in its entirety!
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Post by: tigerfan41 on March 07, 2017, 09:27:51 PM
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I've never understood the love for acrobat. I guess I don't know, but do they not perform it much? For me its Hirses that I'd love to see
I don't think they've ever done Acrobat live...thus the voting results.
Acrobat has never been played live, but it was soundchecked in Hershey, PA during the Zoo TV tour.
Thanks for confirming...that's what I thought. Would  be very nice to hear it, but I'd still rather hear Ultraviolet

I was lucky enough to hear Ultraviolet at my first U2 concert in '09. It was fantastic. That song remains one of my absolute favorites by them. I hope they resurrect it on a future tour.
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Post by: georgemccauley on March 08, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
The whole album, it's a perfect masterpiece. But the one they nail live when they do sporadically play it is "Zoo Station" that accompanied with the incredible beast of a live tune "Until the End of the World" make these two a must for me. I wish they would play Zoo Station more though, i'm glad Until the end of the world has stayed in the set more or less every show since Zoo TV
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Post by: andrewau2 on March 08, 2017, 06:03:33 PM
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The whole album, it's a perfect masterpiece. But the one they nail live when they do sporadically play it is "Zoo Station" that accompanied with the incredible beast of a live tune "Until the End of the World" make these two a must for me. I wish they would play Zoo Station more though, i'm glad Until the end of the world has stayed in the set more or less every show since Zoo TV

True.  Even though they were not singles, they have toured them (especially Until the End of the World) so frequently that they have become classics.  I bet Gone and Last Night on Earth would have gone the same route if U2 kept playing them in subsequent tours.  I can imagine them playing Gone during the 360 tour when Bono came out in his "suit of lights."  I can imagine them playing Last Night on Earth before the intermission of the IE tour when the sky was falling with pages from Alice in Wonderland... 
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Post by: georgemccauley on March 08, 2017, 06:31:11 PM
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The whole album, it's a perfect masterpiece. But the one they nail live when they do sporadically play it is "Zoo Station" that accompanied with the incredible beast of a live tune "Until the End of the World" make these two a must for me. I wish they would play Zoo Station more though, i'm glad Until the end of the world has stayed in the set more or less every show since Zoo TV

True.  Even though they were not singles, they have toured them (especially Until the End of the World) so frequently that they have become classics.  I bet Gone and Last Night on Earth would have gone the same route if U2 kept playing them in subsequent tours.  I can imagine them playing Gone during the 360 tour when Bono came out in his "suit of lights."  I can imagine them playing Last Night on Earth before the intermission of the IE tour when the sky was falling with pages from Alice in Wonderland...

Totally agree, Gone and Last night on earth are great pieces from Pop and they could have become a huge live moment. Gone is high up on my wish list of deep cuts I want to hear live