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  1. Dear U2,

     

    I started with you in 1983. You forever changed my musical life. Thank you.

     

    With another album due on the heels of this one, I thank you in advance.

     

    THE 2015 TOUR:

     

    I challenge you and ask you to dare to be bold and make the song selection for your next tour to be comprised of only new songs from both albums, Invisible & Ordinary Love.

     

    YOU CAN DO THIS. We have in our collections many variations of your older material. It's perfect. Thank you. BUT be bold. Be completely brand new and move forward. 

     

    Your new material is completely worth it.

     

    Dare I say Songs of Innocence is the Greatest Hits album we have never heard.

     

    Folk Rock on!

     

    -scott waz

     

    ps. Thank you for the last 45 seconds of Raised by Wolves!

     

     

  2. Dear U2,

     

    I started with you in 1983. You forever changed my musical life. Thank you.

     

    With another album due on the heels of this one, I thank you in advance.

     

    THE 2015 TOUR:

     

    I challenge you, and ask you to dare to be bold and make the song selection for your next tour to be comprised of only new songs from both albums, Invisible & Ordinary Love.

     

    YOU CAN DO THIS. We have in our collections many variations of your older material. It's perfect. Thank you. BUT be bold. Be completely brand new and move forward. 

     

    Your new material is completely worth it.

     

    Dare I say Songs of Innocence is the Greatest Hits album we have never heard.

     

    Folk Rock on!

     

    -scott waz

  3. Window in the Skies. A Rubin tune. See, I really liked that. Hmmmmm, what could have been? If you Google Rick Rubin, a TIME magazine article is near the top.Seems most everyone loves working with the guy. So it is with genuine curiosity as to why U2 did not. Did his "you either have something to say orplay" producers hat scare our guys off and only Eno/Lanios have the patience to grind out a U2 album? You know, they always put their songs through somany hoops to see what kind of song it needs to be, so maybe Rubin is not a fan of this kind of "put another dress on it" workflow. Maybe in theirlate 40's U2 needs more help getting through the process than ever before? Can you just hear Brian Eno crying to have "this" album be the one hehas the most influence on because no one is getting any younger? But they have all gotten much richer. -scott Giants Stadium September 24 U2 Concert #18...andcounting.

  4. If it's true that Eno didn't want Boots on the album and that he pushed hard for Winter, then my point is made 100 fold.

     

    I just listened to Winter.

     

    Egads.

     

    -s

    ps. Any more Eno influence and this album could have been called GIRL.

     

    Now I'm dying to hear a Rick Rubin U2 track. How bad could that have been?

  5. Good. Some nice responses so far. 6/7 out of 10 is exactly where I'm at too. If it's not obvious, I'm not the casual fan. This is a 25 yearrelationship. So I've heard my fair share of Eno/Lanois points of view. Meeting and talking with Bono on two occasions are easily significant times in mylife. But as Simon Cowell would say, "If I'm being honest..." Dream Out Loud -scott

  6. Initial love. Mad love for the band always. But...

     

    I think I finally got down to it. Brian Eno should be banned from helping to make any sound resembling a soft twinkly bell. Or is Lanois to blame? EDGE? Thehigh pitch plinky stuff in FEZ for example. Too many old ears stirring this pot?

     

    Not digging the piano sound. Why do it even? You got three songs in 30 years requiring piano on stage. What's the point in filling with songs as FILL-onlyanyway?

     

    It sounds like "old man ears" treatment under many of the songs. How did Boots get past Eno and onto the album?

     

    Even White as Snow gets soft shelled. B side material at best? Is it made up, biographical? It's a weird story from Bono. After all these years, is thisreally some tail never shared before?

     

    How do you put in girlie sounds under a song like "I'll go crazy if I don't go crazy tonight"?? How?

     

    What's happening to me? Am I jaded? I hate the familiarity of alot of the sounds on this album. Sounds I've heard in so many other artists songs, evenU2 songs.

     

    I need the live versions right now so that I can hear Edge do this album justice. Larry got "programmed" right out of the band. I'm listening toUnforgettable Fire and yearning for that kind of "experimental" sound. POP still has plenty of grit and is far more interesting 10 years on.

     

    Damn them. I go through this every effing album. But now I'm thinking I'm old enough to not want to hear another shimmering high noted twinkly soundever again. Harmonics are one thing, but this???

     

    CEDARS could have been far more interesting if it went exploring after Bono finishes singing and was much louder when he wasn't singing. That hadexperimental sounds in it and the levels are so low I find it irritating. But I love it when Bono sings almost dry and has that very interesting story tellingvoice.

     

     

    NLOTH-horrible ending to a song with so much grit built up, why'd it get nice. To start Magnificent with the title word still annoys me and the openingnotes are awful. Reminds me of Neil Diamond's America... Standup Comedy opening notes sounds like bad guitar riffs from the 70's.

     

    Could you imagine this is the same band that created so many awesome first notes or initial drum beats to so many songs with instant feeling, and now nothinghere is memorable. It feels very generic when you quickly skip through them track to track. Boots & Breathe (minus the piano) kicks every time though.

    "We are people born of sound."

    You?

     

    -s

  7. ...and I must say, this new album is far more interesting. The energy is outstanding. Dare I say the last two albums seem boring compared to this?? Maybe their

    most interesting since Achtung when we were all wondering what they were trying to say now. How are they feeling as a band. Anyone wish for backup singers on

    stage during a concert??? How mind blowing would that be? A full time keyboardist? Or will they be hidden away below the stage? :) -scott

  8. Easily their most ambitious album ever. Multilayered musically and emotionally. Nothing could be considered radio friendly beyond Boots. And yet, Bono is in

    superb voice, hitting notes with such clarity I have not heard since Joshua Tree. The Edge morphs his sound to a degree not heard since POP. Easily the best

    engineered album since Achtung Baby. Bono's vocal treatment is outstanding. The supporting background vocals, surely a combination of Brian Eno, Daniel

    Lanois, Edge, and possibly someone else, combine for extremely rich blends. How this will translate to a live stage remains to be heard. I hear ounces of David

    Bowie-ness, 70's glam rock influences, ounces of Window in Your Skies, Achtung Baby B-side riffs, pieces that did not get fully developed then but have

    risen and become fully developed now. The songs in your head are now on my mind. Great line. My only wish would have been for a different word than

    Magnificient. My other wish, distortion and grit thrown in now and again. I could have used more dirt. These songs are so ambitious, I'm surprised there

    isn't more dirt thrown in. An irritant is the only ingredient missing from this well thought out offering. But thats what live concerts are for:

    Magnificient, Breath, Stand Up Comedy, Boots, easily stand out. Forget what you grew accustomed to from Atomic Bomb, this album is everything you can't

    leave behind. U2 blow it up, in a great way!

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