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Title: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: tacoisahotburito on January 05, 2009, 12:39:08 PM
counting the songs in Q and Rollingstone there are at least 12 songs:

Get your boots on
Stand up / Stand up comedy
Crazy Tonight
Unknown caller
Tripoli
Cedars of Lebanon
Magnificent
Moments of surrender
Every breaking wave
No line on the horizon
Winter
Breathe
...

Are there more coming?
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Dark Angel on January 05, 2009, 12:42:44 PM
Seeing as the whole album is being surrounded in mystery it wouldnt suprise me!
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Nielsen on January 05, 2009, 12:44:04 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/u2/articles/story/25328725/u2_break_down_no_line_on_the_horizon

So now I have to buy Rolling Stone >.<
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Evil Bono on January 05, 2009, 12:52:29 PM
Howcome the Rolling Stone article didn't list Breathe and Winter?
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Dark Angel on January 05, 2009, 12:56:41 PM
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http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/u2/articles/story/25328725/u2_break_down_no_line_on_the_horizon

So now I have to buy Rolling Stone >.<

They do sell it in London don't they? haha  :P
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: domino on January 05, 2009, 01:04:03 PM
I just let out a prolonged internal scream of "omg omg omg omg omg" after reading the rolling stone bit. I dunno which feeling is stronger, drooling or almost peeing in my pants.

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"Stand Up Comedy" lands between the Beatles' "Come Together" and Led Zep's "Heartbreaker."
  ;D ;D AWESOME

I also really like the name, depending on the song I think it's cooler than just plain ol' "Stand Up"

"Every Breaking Wave" = swelling soul-pop...SOUL?!  YESSSSSS

possibility of even MORE songs is just unbearable I'd be keen on falling into a coma and waking up from it on March 2nd 'cause this is just too much.
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Aburrow on January 05, 2009, 01:04:18 PM
Hell, at least I can FIND Rolling Stone, I can't find the "January" issue of Q (w/ U2 on the cover) ANYWHERE, including 2 Barnes & Noble outlets.

And "Stand Up Comedy"???? I can get behind a song titled "Stand Up," but a U2 song titled "Stand Up Comedy"??? Surely this is a mistake.
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Dark Angel on January 05, 2009, 01:08:47 PM
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Hell, at least I can FIND Rolling Stone, I can't find the "January" issue of Q (w/ U2 on the cover) ANYWHERE, including 2 Barnes & Noble outlets.

And "Stand Up Comedy"???? I can get behind a song titled "Stand Up," but a U2 song titled "Stand Up Comedy"??? Surely this is a mistake.

It will say February on it and I dont think the US gets it until that month or the week before!
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Aburrow on January 05, 2009, 01:10:24 PM
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Hell, at least I can FIND Rolling Stone, I can't find the "January" issue of Q (w/ U2 on the cover) ANYWHERE, including 2 Barnes & Noble outlets.

And "Stand Up Comedy"???? I can get behind a song titled "Stand Up," but a U2 song titled "Stand Up Comedy"??? Surely this is a mistake.

It will say February on it and I dont think the US gets it until that month or the week before!

Yeah, that was what I figured after my third attempt to find the magazine failed.  :)
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Revolver7 on January 05, 2009, 01:28:28 PM
I'm going to buy the issue of Rolling Stone as soon as it comes out!  ;D
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Aburrow on January 05, 2009, 01:30:54 PM
Me, too, I'll have the stand staked out!

I always collect the magazines that come out before the release of an album. History in the making!
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Malachi on January 05, 2009, 01:38:48 PM
I have to say. Im really excited by the descriptions of these songs. Abit worried before about the style they were going with but my fears have been put down.  ;D

IM SO EXCITED!!!

Mal
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: FishLips on January 05, 2009, 03:04:43 PM
Not to be a buzz-kill here, but keep in mind that both of these magazine articles are referencing songs that were still incomplete at the time the interviews took place.  There is no guarantee that all of these songs will be included on the album.

It's fun to get excited about what's being said... but to avoid disappointment I'm not expecting any more than 11 songs.  Any more than that and it's a bonus.
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Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 05, 2009, 03:25:11 PM
I really dig the descriptions a lot, except the "pop" worries me.

Though the description of Tripoli sounds mouthwatering.
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: u2yooper on January 05, 2009, 03:55:21 PM
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Not to be a buzz-kill here, but keep in mind that both of these magazine articles are referencing songs that were still incomplete at the time the interviews took place.  There is no guarantee that all of these songs will be included on the album.

It's fun to get excited about what's being said... but to avoid disappointment I'm not expecting any more than 11 songs.  Any more than that and it's a bonus.

I gotta agree with FishLips.  The Rolling Stones article was taken from songs they heard in December.  A whole lot could have gone on between then and now.  U2 is notorious for tinkering with an album right up to the last minute.  The song list doesn't even agree with the one in 'Q" magazine, does it?  (I know I could take a moment and look it up, but I'm too lazy.)  I don't think this article is the final word, tantalizing as it may sound.  (An unexpectedly slinky groove?  A hypnotically loping bass line?  My mouth is watering!)
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: U2STORM on January 05, 2009, 04:30:41 PM
The same Song titles are in the rolling stone article, but some of the discriptions are off from the more recent Q article from the  U2 mini site...I'm still trying to get a hold of my own copy by the way...anyone know how I can as a US citizen?

I gotta agree with Fishlips and u2yooper; U2 most likely tinkered with the songs and changed them up a little since the rolling stone interview. ;)
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Evil Bono on January 06, 2009, 02:35:20 AM
But its still interesting that even though both magazines heard the early versions of the songs, both magazines say how good they are.  I can only imagine the finished songs....... ;D
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: tacoisahotburito on January 06, 2009, 12:03:08 PM
Is it in Rollingstone that Tripoli is firstmentioned?
I never heard this title before!
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Swan269 on January 06, 2009, 02:35:02 PM
here is what the rolling stone interview says To tide you over, here's a track-by-track preview of 10 choice songs   it does not say that these are all of the songs...just 10 of them
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Hawkmoon2e on January 09, 2009, 10:37:07 PM
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Not to be a buzz-kill here, but keep in mind that both of these magazine articles are referencing songs that were still incomplete at the time the interviews took place.  There is no guarantee that all of these songs will be included on the album.

It's fun to get excited about what's being said... but to avoid disappointment I'm not expecting any more than 11 songs.  Any more than that and it's a bonus.

I gotta agree with FishLips.  The Rolling Stones article was taken from songs they heard in December.  A whole lot could have gone on between then and now.  U2 is notorious for tinkering with an album right up to the last minute.  The song list doesn't even agree with the one in 'Q" magazine, does it?  (I know I could take a moment and look it up, but I'm too lazy.)  I don't think this article is the final word, tantalizing as it may sound.  (An unexpectedly slinky groove?  A hypnotically loping bass line?  My mouth is watering!)


I can agree with these two posts. However, I think it's a bit strange that when Bono was at the horse races on December 26, and was asked to sum up the album in 3 words, his reply was "It's very long."
I realize that this could mean anything, but why would he choose that particular adjective? And is it at all possible that there could be two different albums here that will be released? m2 brought this up in one of his OTR columns a few weeks ago. I also remember Daniel Lanois saying that he was mixing half of an album a while back. Or was it half of the material. Anyway though...why just half? There is certainly evidence for two different albums here. Or at least one double album.
...and where the heck is Mercy??
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 09, 2009, 11:09:47 PM
Mercy is very unlikely to appear on the album, there has been no mention of it for at least a year.
Title: Re: (more than) 12 songs on the new album.
Post by: Hawkmoon2e on January 10, 2009, 05:21:30 PM
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Mercy is very unlikely to appear on the album, there has been no mention of it for at least a year.

I sort of have that feeling too. Best case senario is that they just changed the name, or it will be the world's best B-side.

There could also be other tracks that will appear on the album(s) that also haven't been talked about.