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Old 08-21-2009, 03:40 AM   #16
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Appreciate.

Can't wait to see those songs in the flesh.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:13 AM   #17
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I haven't been to a show yet (Chicago!), but based on what I've heard -

Crazy Remix is great fun - one of the ballsiest things U2 has done live in recent memory. seriously, when was the last time they changed a song that much live? I love it
MOS is a beautiful closer and a great showcase for Bono's voice
Breathe is a decent opener - awesome song, not as bad an opener as people seem to think it is... maybe not the best choice for opener though
No Line on the Horizon, Magnificent, Boots - ROCK live
Unknown Caller - very glad they played it, thought they might not...seems to translate very well.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:38 PM   #18
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^ no shows for me yet either . . . just lots of set party listening

I love the tracks they've chosen off the album . . .whilst I understand the love for Fez I don't think it would translate well in such a huge setting . . .its such a gorgeous and intimate song and it deserves a smaller setting

Adore No Line live - its got a fantastic manic energy to it that I imagine would take most casual fans by suprise
Crazy tonight remix had me scratching my head for a bit but it seems to get the audiences bouncing
Breathe - love it love it love it . . . as I haven't been to a show yet I have no idea how it goes over as an opener with the masses . . . I'd imagine that for the casual fan they'd be thinking what the?
Magnificent . . . Edge's guitar just hits me right where I live every time
Boots is too much fun - you can almost feel the energy from the crowd through the speakers ( )
Unknown Caller - certainly sounds like the audience get right in to it which is always a good thing
MOS - wasn't convinced about this as a closer the first few times I listened in, but the band seems to be more confident with it now and Bono just nails the emotional subtext every time

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:04 AM   #19
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Wow . I just listened to Moment Of Surrender from the Sheffield show , it gave me goose bumps . Bono's voice is amazing .
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:17 PM   #20
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The songs sound fantastic live! Really made me like the album loads more.

Unknown caller and Moment of Surrender live are beautiful. The later is such a nice song to finish on, and is the perfect song to play over a stadium lit up with phone lights. Oh oh oooooooh oh oh oh!

The other tracks are also much better live than on record. Boots really is fantastic live, and after 4 shows I now much prefer the remix of Crazy... expecially live. Such a fun moment in the show.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:20 AM   #21
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NlOTH would be the perfect opener. MOS is brilliant live, it took some time to warm to this song, but live it is in a whole other ballpark.
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:02 AM   #22
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After hearing the Sheffield boot, I have to say I LOVE the album so much more now. I couldn't get into it before, but now... YES!!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:53 AM   #23
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #24
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The title track sounds great live- it sounds a tad quicker than the album version which gives it a kick. Breathe struggles without a second guitar part, rather like All Because Of You on the last tour. Boots, Magnificent and UC are all improvements but the jury is still out on MOS- perhaps it's in the wrong slot. On the whole, though, the songs translate impressively well.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #25
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And Crazy Tonight is a revelation of course.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:49 PM   #26
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Now that the first leg is almost over and we heard/saw the songs...what do you think of No line live ?

Nice to see Larry sing along on UC, MOS and Boots.

NLOTH: a bit more agressive, compared to the live version. "I'm a traffic cop!" part hits it live.
Magnificent: not sure the longer "oh oh oh" Bono intro works, otherwise good.
MOS: beautiful closer. Gutsy from Bono to sing this after a full 2hour show.
UC: good, though I'm not quite sold on the chorus singalong they try in the show.
Crazy: It's catchy on the album but WOW talk about a transformation live.
Boots: thought this would open the show-or the encore. Grower live compared to album, especially the twisted EU hymn intro and "let me in the sound" part.
Breathe: it's getting mixed reviews but my second favourite after Crazy. Larry's intro alone gets things off to a good start.
Wow, this is pretty much exactly how I feel about ALL of these songs as well!
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #27
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Love all the new songss ive (just from youtube and bootlegs). Boots is just great live. I especially love the intro. I think it should open the shows. The Crazy remix is great! The boys love playing it! I actually like Breathe as an opener but it's not the best choice. Magnificent is good but it's a bit dissapointing after the promo's. NLOTH is just full of energy (love Bono's voice). MOS is a great closer. Bono's voice is just outstanding and the oh oh ho's in the end are great. I like UC live but I think it could have been a lot better. The chorus doesn't work as well as I expected.
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