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  1. Surprised some have named Bullet. Some have mentioned With or Without You... This is the song which ignited my love for U2 and is probably my favourite song of all time - by anyone. However, it has been a long time since the band played it with any oomph! Watch the version on the Rattle & Hum video/DVD... It has momentum and drive... These days (and probably since the Elevation Tour) it has been slow and lumbersome. Why they now CHOOSE to play it like this, I don't know. One doesn't seem to have the same oomph it once had either. Beau
  2. I really think the 'American section' of the show (Staring At the Sun - Pride - Get Out of Your Own Way - American Soul) ought to be ditched in Europe... Perfectly appropriate for the band to have those songs/visuals in the US this year, but it would be good for the European shows to reference what is going on here... The migrant (refugee) crisis and the EU/Brexit situation. Summer of Love, Red Flag Day and Zooropa should all be played for political reference/relevance. Zooropa could be played in the sort of slot Streets has occupied on most of the tours since Zoo TV.
  3. I love The Little Things, but playing it last year when it was an unknown song was not ideal. I've seen other bands unleash new songs at gigs, but I don't think it is a good thing; the audience needs time to get to know a song. However, it should be played at every show in this tour. I love it. As should Landlady, Summer of Love, Red Flag and Love is Bigger...
  4. P.S. there is no need for The Showman ever to make an appearance in full. It's naff.
  5. After a few listens to the album after release, I predicted the Blackout, Red Flag Day and American Soul would be colossal live songs (even though I don't really like the latter). I predicted the show would close with an epic, anthemic, rousing, Love is Bigger Than Anything in it's Way. I had no doubt the wonderful Summer of Love, Landlady and The Little Things that Give You Away would all be played. I was stunned when 4 of the 5 best songs on the album were NOT played on the opening night. I see Red Flag Day has now made an appearance and I hope Summer, Landlady and The
  6. I wont open it. I'll keep the cellophane on and it should increase in value quite rapidly......... That said, I have never sold any of my U2 collection. It will be beautifully packaged, I'm sure, but of all the things they could have done, it's not to my taste. The best remixes are the ones where it still sounds like an actual band; Lady With the Spinning Head and Electrical Storm spring to mind. Many U2 'dance' mixes sound a bit cheesy to me. I haven't listened to the Rattle&Hum mixes in many years, but I remember them with... indifference. A Joshua
  7. We're talking about the 2017 gift (I still haven't received mine) and they still haven't had the decency to even tell us what the 2018 one Is AND we've paid for that in advance; blindly. Shambles.
  8. Just thinking about this... Am I not correct in saying they always film the DVD show over 2 nights? They never risk putting all their eggs in one basket and filming it on a single night in case there are any band/camera f**k ups (?) That should narrow it down... i.e. the DVD (if there is one coming) will be filmed somewhere with 2 shows.
  9. London? Half the show was in daylight. No chance of a DVD. No chance of a late start in Dublin because it's a residential area, so it will therefore be even brighter. Rome looked good; looked like the sun was long gone by the time Larry walked out. It's the Joshua Tree, so any DVD will surely be from the USA? Maybe one of the autumn/fall shows as the band will be more comfortable than they might have been on the first leg (?)
  10. Without a doubt. Led Zeppelin's John Bonham was a definite influence on Larry for Bullet the Blue Sky and I'm almost certain Bono states that on the TV programme Classic Albums - U2: The Joshua Tree. It will be somewhere on YouTube and is well worth a watch.
  11. Now getting all excited for London, Dublin and Paris... Anyone know if the tour merchandise on sale at the concert is the same as what's available in the u2.com shop or are there additional items available at the concerts? The shirt I bought at Innocence+Experience was/has never been sold on website shop, but was on sale in the arena. And were there any city-specific shirts sold at the American/Canadian shows?
  12. It's a seriously short setlist... The least I would expect is 24 songs, which equals 2 hours. The fact U2 are such a great band with such a great back catalogue... Frustrating. Just think of songs which would have fitted with the tour perfectly... The Refugee... Drowning Man... When I Look at the World... Peace on Earth... Two Hearts Beat as One... The first segment of the show is just 4 songs... Not sure how that will work at Twickenham, which has an early curfew. If they take to the stage at 2030hrs, they should in theory be starting "Streets" at 2050hrs, which will proba
  13. Just went to buy the 4xCD boxset... Not allowed to use my 25% U2.com voucher (and £12 postage?) Sorry. Far too expensive for what it is.
  14. I would be lying if I expressed anything other than disappointment at the setlist... It is all too predictable; too safe. I really thought they would have a coherent setlist for this occasion; songs which would fit in some way with The Joshua Tree and the things the band have been talking about. I am very much of the opinion that nothing later than the Joshua Tree should be played; certainly not anything later than Rattle & Hum, which is of course tied-in with The Joshua Tree. I've seen the YouTube footage of Beautiful Day and I must say, I was very impressed with it; though
  15. Like another fan did and posted on this forum last week, I have just spoken with Ticketmaster UK and sure enough they have admitted only a limited number of ticket's and area's are available in the U2 pre-sale. Ticketmaster confirmed this is not their fault; it is the fault of the promoter - U2's promoter! For the 2nd week running, I am being directed to seats in the back corner of Twickenham, which I am not willing to pay £100+ for. I failed in last week's pre-sale; last week's public sale and now this week's pre-sale - With my two pre-sale failure's ultimately being the fault of
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