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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Unknown Caller - Sounds Like Another Song?
« Last post by Rasmus on Today at 02:53:44 AM »
It could be Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - the songs have sort of similar horn sections and I'm always reminded of it when I hear Unknown Caller!
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Unknown Caller - Sounds Like Another Song?
« Last post by Chip on September 16, 2019, 08:13:18 PM »
The guitar solo sounds an awful lot like Al Stewart's"Year of the Cat."
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I agree pan360. He must be referring to the POPMART Remix. Which is basically my favourite remix ever by U2. The one with M, "Popmusik" in it. 
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I don't think any of the Mike Hedges ones are improvements, but the single versions of Please and Last Night on Earth are far superior in my opinion.  The bass on the album version of Please is in the wrong key, for one.  As for Last Night on Earth, the single edit got rid of the annoying talky intro and fixed the vocals in the chorus, which sound pretty bad on the album version.  His voice is gone, and you can tell they're trying to hide it with reverb.  I like that heavier guitar at the end, as well.

I agree. Also the strings arrangement by Craig Armstrong  on Please sounds great. The Best Of mixes are less experimental, more flat. Someone mentions a different mix of Mofo. I don't think there is a different mix apart from the remixes in the single.
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A new single out, Ice Cream Sundae. Is quite catchy but not as good as Your Honest Face and It Wont Always Be Like this (both of which I really really like). Hoping for an album this year. they on tour for rest of the year, some in support and some headlining (smaller venues).
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I don't think any of the Mike Hedges ones are improvements, but the single versions of Please and Last Night on Earth are far superior in my opinion.  The bass on the album version of Please is in the wrong key, for one.  As for Last Night on Earth, the single edit got rid of the annoying talky intro and fixed the vocals in the chorus, which sound pretty bad on the album version.  His voice is gone, and you can tell they're trying to hide it with reverb.  I like that heavier guitar at the end, as well.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: How Would You Do a U2 Biopic
« Last post by SwimmingSorrows on September 15, 2019, 07:23:15 PM »
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Yeah, it isn't time to do one yet.  If they were going to do one, though, I think a career retrospective would be a mistake.  Their career is just too long and has too many different periods and looks and styles etc etc.  Any film made about their whole career would be a narrative mess, and you'd have to get different actors to play them at different ages.  It should be one focused story, and, as others have said, the band should only be a resource for the screenwriter, not be screenwriters themselves.  When you let the band get involved, you get Bohemian Rhapsody trying to make the other members of Queen look good.
As much as I would love a U2 movie, I think I have to agree with much of this. Its too soon. And the band should be resources for the screenwriters, not the screenwriters. I also agree that the movie should focus on a particular part of their career, with some bits showing their longevity included. U2 lacks the sex, drugs, rock-and-roll aspect that makes for good cinematic drama so the movie makers would need to focus on a period of their careers with a different sort of drama. I think the beginning is probably the best bet - from the notice on the bulletin board from Larry to their breakout concert at Red Rocks. With something to indicate the same four school friends still together 40 years later, after achieving phenomenal success. This would cover their early struggles, Bonos difficult family situation, the death of Larrys mom, almost breaking up over spiritual concerns, the sophomore slump of October, the drama of Red Rocks nearly getting cancelled due to weather before triumphantly going forward. And the overall arc of four random teenagers coming together to form a rock powerhouse that has stood the test of time, which is familiar to U2 fans but remains an extremely unlikely and remarkable true story.


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I like this idea a lot too.  the timeline of their first 3 albums works really well narratively, promising first album, then trouble and a somewhat lackluster second record, the "lowest point" of the narrative as these friends almost quit, and then the triumph of the War album and Red Rocks to finish it off.  I think the scene where they first played Sunday Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland and said they would never play it again if that crowd didn't like it would make a great turning point in the story.  A big risk that pays off.  Also, the story finishes with a great concert, which always works well.  The atmosphere of the Red Rocks show is incredibly cinematic, as well. 
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Tours / GA-Tix for Auckland 8th November - pay what you can
« Last post by georg3340 on September 15, 2019, 12:44:54 PM »
Hello at all! :)

Regularly Im on the German U2-forums and Im new here - please be lenient with me :-P. I hope i did everything right by posting this message/offer as a new topic?

In a nutshell:
- the plans of my friend have changed and now we have one GA-ticket for Auckland (8th November-Show) left
- so I would like to sell it from fan-to-fan
- I would like to sell it under nominal value, as it is from fan to fan + Im saving offer fees (like on eBay) + and last, but not least: There are still some tickets for the show on 9th November, so I think it would be fair to be a little bit cheaper than ticketmaster :)
- send me any offer/price you are available to pay :)
- feel free to contact me if you are interested!


I would feel much better if someone attends the great concert instead of having an unused ticket. And a few Euros/Pounds for it is also better than nothing. And I think if one of our U2-community can attend it cheaper, than it could be a win-win-situation for everyone :)


PS: It is a mobile ticket, which will be released 72 h prior the concert (as every GA-ticket of the U2-shows in NZ). In order to avoid problems you will get my phone number and E-Mail-address. ;-)

PS2: Its the first time Im selling a ticket and this is definitely not a commercial offer! As I mentioned Im normally on u2tour.de as my main fan-forum :)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: How Would You Do a U2 Biopic
« Last post by Luzita on September 15, 2019, 12:07:16 PM »
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Yeah, it isn't time to do one yet.  If they were going to do one, though, I think a career retrospective would be a mistake.  Their career is just too long and has too many different periods and looks and styles etc etc.  Any film made about their whole career would be a narrative mess, and you'd have to get different actors to play them at different ages.  It should be one focused story, and, as others have said, the band should only be a resource for the screenwriter, not be screenwriters themselves.  When you let the band get involved, you get Bohemian Rhapsody trying to make the other members of Queen look good.
As much as I would love a U2 movie, I think I have to agree with much of this. Its too soon. And the band should be resources for the screenwriters, not the screenwriters. I also agree that the movie should focus on a particular part of their career, with some bits showing their longevity included. U2 lacks the sex, drugs, rock-and-roll aspect that makes for good cinematic drama so the movie makers would need to focus on a period of their careers with a different sort of drama. I think the beginning is probably the best bet - from the notice on the bulletin board from Larry to their breakout concert at Red Rocks. With something to indicate the same four school friends still together 40 years later, after achieving phenomenal success. This would cover their early struggles, Bonos difficult family situation, the death of Larrys mom, almost breaking up over spiritual concerns, the sophomore slump of October, the drama of Red Rocks nearly getting cancelled due to weather before triumphantly going forward. And the overall arc of four random teenagers coming together to form a rock powerhouse that has stood the test of time, which is familiar to U2 fans but remains an extremely unlikely and remarkable true story.


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The Band / Re: MacPhisto Worship Thread
« Last post by Canadanne on September 15, 2019, 10:01:18 AM »
Thank you for the lovely pics, JTNash! :)

Since I didn't get a reply from U2start, does anyone here recognise this quote and know where it's from??
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"I'd describe him as tall, slim, handsome, ludicrous IQ and funny with it. That's what I always tell him. Basically, he's a misunderstood genius, don't you think?" - MacPhisto when asked for his thoughts on Bono
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