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    Covid sucks. We all know it; but even in these hard times, beautiful things are coming out. Maybe we could add some of the good things here. I’ll start with this one. Mind you, One has always been one of those sacred songs for me that I thought no one should touch...not even U2 with Mary J Blige, and this brought me to tears this morning because it was so beautiful.
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    Hi all, 1. Boy2. October3. War4. The Unforgettable Fire5. The Joshua Tree6. Rattle & Hum7. Achtung Baby8. Zooropa9. Pop10. All That You Can't Leave Behind11. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb12. No Line On The Horizon13. Songs Of Innocence14. Songs Of Experience 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? The Joshua Tree (LP) 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? War – Sunday Bloody Sunday, not 100% sure SOI – Every Breaking Wave, it was played by Bono & Edge live a very first time in Helsinki 21.8.2010. Later listening SOI I was wondering this certain song is familiar somehow.. 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby - is for me one of the most listened album and still is. It can be found easily from my cd shelf. Boy – nowadays listen this album more than earlier. Those changed quite a lot last December when I updated my audio receiver. A lot unheard sounds were found. 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? Pop - underrated masterpiece, Achtung Baby of course & SOE 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? Tricky question, today it is How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle & Hum – Bullet The Blue Sky, all time favourite No Line On The Horizon – Stand Up Comedy, has this ever played live? 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? SOE – Bono lost his voice in Berlin and how the crowd reacted, everybody had in mind – sun will rise tomorrow no need to riot. Zooropa - has been the most difficult album for me, it took years until I really started to listen it. It was great to hear part of the Zooropa song on IE tour. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? Pop 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree is great album, a bit overplayed Pop, I saw U2 very first time on Popmart tour, probably this has affected somehow. 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? Vertigo vs Gloria – today it is Vertigo 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? HTDAAB And you feel like no-one before You steal right under my door And I kneel cos I want you some more I want the lot of what you got And I want nothing that you're not SOI If the door is open it isn’t theft You can’t return to where you’ve never left Blossoms falling from a tree they cover you and cover me Symbols clashing, bibles smashing Paint the world you need to see Sometimes fear is the only place we can call home Cedarwood Road 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? Achtung Baby or Pop, well anything goes 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby – 9 songs October – 2 songs Based on personal U2 concert statistics by U2gigs.com 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa – Zooropa & Daddy´s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car The Joshua Tree – Bullet The Blue Sky & In God´s Country 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? HTDAAB 16. Which album has grown on you the most? Pop 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire – Wire, Bad & Sort Of Homecoming Boy – The Electric Co & Twilight 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? Pop – Wake Up Dead Man, no doubt about that 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? SOE 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Pop. They should play also the following songs: Bullet The Blue Sky, Electrical Storm, Stand Up Comedy, Love And Peace Or Else, Cedarwood Road, Breathe & Are You Gonna Wait Forever?
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    Right, I think you misunderstood why I asked the question in the first place - it was a point of legitimate curiosity, not specifically a criticism of the decision. You don't remember issues at the other shows at the United Center on "Elevation" - that's good and a relief to hear. If my memory serves correctly, they filmed consecutive days in May (the 9th and 10th - the latter, of course, being his birthday which must have factored somewhat into the taping decision). That scene on the DVD also makes me laugh, only in a good way. It proves they are human beings who got where they were/are in their collective career because they worked very hard and, despite our admiration for them, they aren't always perfect in every way - thus, merely asking questions about their decisions isn't some kind of blasphemy. Case in point: in Bill Flanagan's excellent book about the ZooTV tour "U2 At The End Of The World", Bill relates how the band looked at the rushes of their show at Sydney very shortly after they came off the stage, offering opinions about what shots to keep and what shots to cut. Their meticulousness contributed to making that VHS tape (and later DVD) one of their very best concert films - a Grammy-winning one too, if I remember correctly. With that example in mind, and with the other show not having any other issues with that song, I wonder why they went with the "froggy" version. That's all what I was asking. I'm happy that I also have experience seeing them in Chicago. I loved the PopMart show I saw there. From that show, I could only concur about the warmth and love between the band and the city. I'm beyond impressed that they sold out two shows (and most of a third) at the old Soldier Field on that tour. Not many bands could do that, then or now. I'm glad all your shows in the city were very good - they clearly have been, and would always be, fired up to play there.
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    I was at those Vertigo shows in Chicago. That frog knda made it better because he's f'ing Bono (his words, not mine) and proves it under fire. It dd not take away from seeing Elevation live that night.. People were laughing and clapping for him because of it. I cheered even harder. I do not remember a problem with any other nighs in Chicago. I had completely fogotten about it until now. FYI, dmway. For IE or EI (I'm fairly certain it was IE) all the employees of the United Center (where Vertigo is filmed) donated money to the Red campaign. It was a substantial amount.. Bono talked about it at one of those shows and thanked them for being so generous. The United Center is an awesome, awesome venue. I cannot say enough good things about how kind, gracious and professional the people who work there have been, and still are to me and eveyone else. .
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