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General U2 Discussion / Re: The U2 Ultimate Tournament V1: Round One
« Last post by Alpha on November 17, 2019, 03:23:56 PM »
Tough beat for some of the new songs. I really like Cedarwood Road, but put up against Sunday Bloody Sunday it's clear who will win. Even though CR would beat out a lot of the other older songs.
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General U2 Discussion / The U2 Ultimate Tournament V1: Round One
« Last post by WhenIsSOE on November 17, 2019, 08:41:19 AM »
I figured I'd create a U2 tournament for us to vote on! The link to vote is You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, so let's get voting!
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The general impression I've got from how they've approached their re-releases and vinyl releases is that they felt their material after Achtung Baby didn't need much additional work. Is that accurate

IMHO, the general issue I have with all of the remastered albums from 1980-1997 is the same: they need to slightly eq the bottom end and increase its presence more, instead of just raising the treble eq on Edge's guitars. I have the remastered versions of "Violator" and "Monster" for comparison, and the bass tones/guitars and drums have much more presence as befits improved compression and tools to preserve the original analog master tape during transfer. The U2 remasters sound flat by comparison. Zooropa and Pop, in particular, lost a significant amount of bass mids and lows.
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News and Rumors / Re: past lovetown era songs making a come back?
« Last post by kevtn43 on November 16, 2019, 05:15:05 PM »
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Was Angel of Harlem not on the setlist for Auckland 1?
Yes it was still is they are using it to close the main set which I think is fantastic
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Fan Plans and Meetups / TOKYO FAN MEET IS HAPPENING ON 3RD DECEMBER
« Last post by scott7 on November 16, 2019, 09:29:23 AM »
Hey - we've arrange a meet up in Tokyo on 3rd - all details and ticket link here. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Sunday Bloody Sunday / Re: U2 and my faith journey
« Last post by scott7 on November 16, 2019, 09:27:20 AM »
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But Bono does have three luxury homes that I know of.  We may learn about his philanthropy after he is gone.  I know Ireland in general is not impressed with his generosity, but perhaps he is unfairly maligned?

He is certainly not on the lists of the most notable philanthropists who seem to come mainly from the business world with  some sporting and TV celebrities in the mix.  However I believe that he does support a range of charities so my guess is that he is generous but on what scale who knows.  Perhaps he doesn't share the love as much in Ireland but rather in Africa.

Maybe he (they) just donít publicise their philanthropy?

That's my belief - there's a scriptural invocation to do your good in private and I wouldn't be surprised if they are giving away many millions privately.
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Sunday Bloody Sunday / Re: U2 and my faith journey
« Last post by singnomore on November 15, 2019, 11:56:39 PM »
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But Bono does have three luxury homes that I know of.  We may learn about his philanthropy after he is gone.  I know Ireland in general is not impressed with his generosity, but perhaps he is unfairly maligned?

He is certainly not on the lists of the most notable philanthropists who seem to come mainly from the business world with  some sporting and TV celebrities in the mix.  However I believe that he does support a range of charities so my guess is that he is generous but on what scale who knows.  Perhaps he doesn't share the love as much in Ireland but rather in Africa.

Maybe he (they) just donít publicise their philanthropy?
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I havenít seen the documentary but are you referring to the pay to play as pect itís turned into?

Not so much pay to play, but a secret group of Evangelicals that use the National Prayer Breakfast as an event primarily peddled as access to important leaders who attend.  My guess is those in attendance, including speakers such as Bono, would not be aware of the attempt to influence policy issues in a somewhat secretive, subversive manner.
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Sunday Bloody Sunday / Re: U2 and my faith journey
« Last post by popsadie on November 14, 2019, 07:40:17 PM »
As far as contributions go. I did read recently that the other members of u2, according to Bono, give more to the global fund than "several small countries". I don't know if Bono was exaggerating, but he said it to support his claim that the other members of U2 support his endeavors. I also noticed that Bono mentioned a"redistribution of our wealth" during the interview with his daughter Jordan. I also personallly have met a relative of someone that benefitted from a Make a Wish foundation gift from Bono. Apparently he financed their hospital bills. Additionally, I did read in an interview with an African aid worker that Bono paid for it's village's hiv treatment. That being said,  I do wish that U2 had never moved their taxes from Ireland. I think it might have harmed their legacy and I do think that Ireland could use the extra funds.
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News and Rumors / TNT plays "New York" during Knicks/Mavericks game
« Last post by zooguitar on November 14, 2019, 06:51:18 PM »
Right before the 2 quarter started in tonight's Knicks/Mavericks game, TNT had a mini video montage of Kristaps Porzingis coming back to play in MSG set to "New York"!
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