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I keep recognising links between tracks on SOI & SOE that I hadn't made before. It was only recently that I finally made the connection between California and Summer of Love. Just yesterday I also finally realised that Volcano and The Little Things are two sides of the same conversation.

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I'm tending to agree. I recall in my late teens - this band released 'The Joshua Tree'. I recall hearing the first single lifted off the album - it was called 'With or Without You' (i know you know),

Lifelong fan and I can’t stop with the new songs. All of them are very solid. Blackout is fantastic so is Get out of your own way  into American Soul. Put in the amazing The Little Things That Give Yo

Any honest opinion is obviously legitimate , but one aspect of this album which I think is undeniable, is that it is an incredibly thoughtful album. It's incredibly honest, nuanced in some metaph

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2 hours ago, peterferris8 said:

I keep recognising links between tracks on SOI & SOE that I hadn't made before. It was only recently that I finally made the connection between California and Summer of Love. Just yesterday I also finally realised that Volcano and The Little Things are two sides of the same conversation.

Oh wow thank you, I’ll have to listen to those together. When the album first came out I listened to the songs with shared lyrics back-to-back (I thought Iris/Lights of Home were incredible together) but I hadn’t thought about Volcano and Little Things. 

I recently rewatched the Paris DVD and hearing Bono say before Every Breaking Wave that he didn’t know if that couple made it or not made me think of that song and Red Flag Day being connected. (Probably everybody knew that and I’m just slow on the uptake, but I’m still glad I got it cause it makes both songs richer to me)

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One year in and I, too, have not retired SOE. It's still one of my favorite albums to listen to, and often. It still feels like a shimmering, beautiful gift.  

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I have moved onto older U2 stuff, however; I keep coming back to SOE.  The four songs I listen to the most now are:

You're The Best Thing.  Get Out of Your Own Way.  The Little Things and Landlay.   I move onto other artists only to remember I forgot 13.  I now love 13 as a permanent part of my favorite late night, all mellow and cozy before bed playlist.

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THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR A GREAT U2 YEAR. Wouldn't be the lads if they didn't do a wee XMAS EVE busking session in Grafton St. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL U2 FANS across the globe. #Love Is Bigger....

 

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Merry Christmas my U2 friends and a happy new year. 

I sell Christmas Trees on the Island in the Baltic Seas where I live. 

Of all trees there was one that stood out and it bringed back some beloved memories from one special tour.. 

The Joshua Tree - 30 Years

We have snow and it stands beautiful in front of my house. I think of putting yellow led lights on it... 

💕🎶💕🎶

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Happy New Year!!Late but still happening! My theme song for last year was certainly Get Out of Your Own Way...She has...🎼🎶🎤

I'll have to stay with it for this year as it's been working so well in my life..🔐💡🌌

Much Appreciated🙏

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Yes, I love how much this album has real staying power - I never tire of listening to it.

Going forward, I’m going to try to listen to SOI more in conjunction with it, i.e., to get the whole feel of the full 2-album project. Once the DVD/BluRay for e&i is released, I’ll watch both concerts consecutively too. I want to get more complete feel of the whole concept, if I can.

By coincidence, I have also been reading “Fearful Symmetry” by the wonderful mythologist/scholar, Northrop Frye. It is a very insightful discussion of William Blake’s original poems, including “Songs of Innocence and Experience”. It’s wonderful to read it in conjunction with listening to these albums. I’ll have to revisit Blake’s actual writings/pictures themselves soon too. I haven’t looked at either in a while.

 

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