adrnik

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    What concert are you seeing next?

    Switchfoot in July.
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    What Hasn't U2 Released Yet That You Want?

    Great question. i’d like every single U2 has ever released to be made available in cd and vinyl form on the website.
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    u2 song of the day

    Mercy
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    u2 song of the day

    The Blackout
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    What concert are you seeing next?

    James and The Charlatans tonight.
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    What concert are you seeing next?

    Am going to see Melody Gardot at the end of the month in London.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I’m glad there was a change to the set list once the band toured Europe and yes the AB songs were great to hear. I have understand why there were no JT songs but it would have been awesome to finish on Streets instead of COBL.
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    London Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Am very excited to be going.
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    European leg starts this month

    I wonder if the set list will be the same as the US tour or if there will be changes?
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    Will there be a Songs of Ascent?

    One thing is for sure, no matter all the ways we discuss and debate the possibilities none of them will be the actual option the band take!
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    u2 song of the day

    I don’t have many regrets but one was not taking the opportunity to see INXS play live at Wembley following their X tour.
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    What U2 Song Can Make You Cry?

    Live versions tend to do it for me more than album versions so songs such as , Streets, a Walk On, Running to Stand still. Then there are a few songs (only a few though) that make me cry because they are so bad, Miami, Elvis ate America, Song for Someone.
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    Tulsa Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Whilst there will be a few changes here and there I guess this is what we will all get but I'm hoping there will be other songs from RAH, Zooropa and NLOTH played at some point. I'm still a little disappointed there's no 'Streets' but agree it's a brave setlist to say the least. Maybe if they release dates for countries not yet played on the last 2 tours they will include songs from TJT? Also, has anyone noticed that the last 4/5 songs of set 1 is exactly the same as the I & E tour 3 years ago?
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I can see LIAWHL being used as a bridge into Streets.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Yep I'm a little excited too. I've heard them play live a number of songs I wouldn't have thought possible 5 years ago. With the Joshua Tree tour and hearing the album tracks was awesome and then on I & E I had Gloria, Party Girl, 40, October, Desire, Bad. If they are getting ready to play some rare stuff perhaps I'll get Stories for Boys, I threw a Brick, Two Hearts, love to hear Exit, One Tree Hill and MOTD again, Hawkmoon, So Cruel, Fez/Being Born, This is where you can reach me now.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I would put my money on them having a break and preparing for the tour.
  17. Our 14 yr old is also in TSwift and she has two tickets for a concert at Wembley in the summer. Lucky for us that I have a cousin who is willing to take her to the concert!
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Not a bad album by any means. I still have issues with it but despite these things it's a good album, better that SOI, just not a great album.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    In the past Bono has been described as a prophet for our time. I'm not entirely uncomfortable with this description but as Kev Angell and others have said above, it is possible to disagree with Bono (or any other band mbr). I loved the stuff the band has done with Drop the Debt and relief for Africa. I felt the tax issue tainted and took away the good will attached the above and other political interests. The stuff on SOE is very political but possibly because this is the first time criticism has been directed at USA ( I think this is correct?) since Bullet the Blue Sky it feels uncomfortable for some. Maybe it's easier to accept other countries issues are being written about no matter where we live.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    No...but I've gone off them a bit with their later, more pop/commercial/cheap dance stuff. Much prefer songs like Everything's not Lost, Yellow.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I'd be pretty sure that the following songs would be played every night on tour: You're the Best Thing Get Out Your Own Way Blackout Little Things Lights of Home Love is Bigger American Soul - possibly only for the American dates Love is All we Have could lead into Streets or even One as well.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    They’ll probably only play regularly 6 songs off the album. Which 6 would you like? They May rotate a couple? So which ones will they never play live?
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I couldn’t understand why Fez/BeingBorn has never been played live. It’s quite possibly one o& the best songs they’ve written this side of the millennium.
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    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Hi dmway Thanks for your reflections - they were fun to read. I've obviously got too much Mofo on my mind at the moment as what I meant to say is that Miami is the worst U2 track.!! For the record I do like Mofo and especially liked it on the Popmart tour and then it going into I will follow. I'm happy to acknowledge SOE works well as a whole cohesive piece. Much better than SOI. I really liked NLOTH (in my mind it is the best U2 album this side of the millennium) for this same reason and it had tracks that stood out but worked well within the body it belonged to. To me SOE could be played at a dinner party and be rather pleasant ( it would be cruel of me to label it as elevator music!) but it's just so polished. The songs (IMHO) want to break out of the production that are sounding like a boy band. They'll definitely sound better live and I enjoyed the stuff they did for the BBC.