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Old 12-10-2017, 09:43 PM   #91
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Like I said in the singles thread, here are the 4 singles to go to market with on this album, and in this order:
Yes, I think most with knowledge of modern radio think this song HAS to be a single, which (knowing this band) means it probably won't be.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:49 PM   #92
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This song makes me feel good. An anthem with a simple, but effective message. Personally wish this was the album closer.
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:38 PM   #93
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This song is absolutely nowhere close to Stuck. It's just full of broad, vague cliched platitudes (a massive drawback to Bono's most recent lyrics I feel) and doesn't deal in specifics which Bono was great at.

It's incredibly generic and dull, melodically boring, lyrically lifeless - sounds like Ryan Tedder's band OneRepublic.....

With the other similar tunes whereby Tedder's had his malign influence all over - such as a couple of singles - they've made themselves sound like one of those U2 tribute bands.

Indeed, Tedder doesn't understand the essence of U2 at all, coming from the same stock of MOR songwriter who are creative luddites.

Best bet for the next album is to get Andy Barlow as the main producer - his influences on the opening track and The Little Things blow every other producer out the water.
That's funny, because having been a fan of U2 for 30 years, I think this song does an excellent job of encapsulating what U2 have always been about. In a way, it boils down the entire U2 ethos to its purest form. If you're saying that this song causes you to think that Tedder "doesn't understand the essence of U2 at all", then I suggest you seem to have an irrational bone to pick with Tedder and re not objectively evaluating the song.
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Was platitude recently the word of the month on some popular desktop calendar or something? I've seen it used more in the past two weeks than in my entire life combined
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This song is absolutely nowhere close to Stuck. It's just full of broad, vague cliched platitudes (a massive drawback to Bono's most recent lyrics I feel) and doesn't deal in specifics which Bono was great at.

It's incredibly generic and dull, melodically boring, lyrically lifeless - sounds like Ryan Tedder's band OneRepublic.....

With the other similar tunes whereby Tedder's had his malign influence all over - such as a couple of singles - they've made themselves sound like one of those U2 tribute bands.

Indeed, Tedder doesn't understand the essence of U2 at all, coming from the same stock of MOR songwriter who are creative luddites.

Best bet for the next album is to get Andy Barlow as the main producer - his influences on the opening track and The Little Things blow every other producer out the water.
Tedder didn't even touch this one, lol
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This song is absolutely nowhere close to Stuck. It's just full of broad, vague cliched platitudes (a massive drawback to Bono's most recent lyrics I feel) and doesn't deal in specifics which Bono was great at.

It's incredibly generic and dull, melodically boring, lyrically lifeless - sounds like Ryan Tedder's band OneRepublic.....

With the other similar tunes whereby Tedder's had his malign influence all over - such as a couple of singles - they've made themselves sound like one of those U2 tribute bands.

Indeed, Tedder doesn't understand the essence of U2 at all, coming from the same stock of MOR songwriter who are creative luddites.

Best bet for the next album is to get Andy Barlow as the main producer - his influences on the opening track and The Little Things blow every other producer out the water.
Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way:
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono.
Produced by Jacknife Lee.
Engineered by Matt Bishop.
Assisted by Barry McCready and Dave “Squirrel” Covell.
Mixed by Jacknife Lee.
Assisted by Matt Bishop.
Additional keyboards by Jacknife Lee and Andrew Taggart (The Chainsmokers).
Additional guitars by Jacknife Lee.
Additional backing vocals by Jacknife Lee.

Nothing to do with this song: Ryan Tedder
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:58 PM   #98
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I'd like to see this used as closer. It just has that feel to me.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:57 PM   #99
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I'd like to see this used as closer. It just has that feel to me.


I love that idea. I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to end the night on a high note from an energy standpoint.

As I was listening to this song today, I did think that it might not get played live. A great deal of the power of this song comes from the backing voices and Bono’s soaring “ohhhhhhh” and then there is the ending with the “Looooove is Bigger Than aaaaaaany Thing in its Way”


The backing voices can be played from a recording....although having a choir on stage would be money!!!

I just don’t know if Bono can hit those “oooooohs” every night and they an important aspect to the song.

Then the ending...I just don’t think his voice can hold the way it’s sang on the record although he can alter it and sing it differently (ie without the voice fluctuations). However, if they have a choir....it would sound awesome!!


Bottom line...get a fucking choir for this song and not some bullshit video of a choir like they pulled with Red Hill Mining Town on JT 30 with the people playing brass on the screen.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:12 PM   #100
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Damn, they really went for it in this song and they nailed it. Going in knowing it was a father to sons song gave me chills the first time I heard it. It's cheesy, heart on their sleeve, and straightforward but it's still so damn powerful. It's simply cathartic to sing along at full blast.

This is the catchy, powerful anthem I knew they still had in them. So fucking epic.


"The doors is open to go through, if I could I would go too, but the path was made by you"

After listening to this a few times then realizing what it's about, I started crying thinking about my 7 year old boy. It's a powerful set of lyrics
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This is the big song on the album, it’s the “one” or “wowy.” It’s not quite there — I wish it had about 45-60 more seconds to breathe.

That said, it should have absolutely been a single. Literally no one else has the ability to write this song, and melt grown men’s hearts. This is exactly what the world wants U2 to be doing.

If this isn’t the last song — the 2017 equivalent of 2001’s “walk on” with the projected script on the audience — of the show, they are bonkers.

Unless they want to close with “40.” That’s fine by me.
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"The doors is open to go through, if I could I would go too, but the path was made by you"

After listening to this a few times then realizing what it's about, I started crying thinking about my 7 year old boy. It's a powerful set of lyrics
This lyric "gets to me" also... Very good song.
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Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way:
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono.
Produced by Jacknife Lee.
Engineered by Matt Bishop.
Assisted by Barry McCready and Dave “Squirrel” Covell.
Mixed by Jacknife Lee.
Assisted by Matt Bishop.
Additional keyboards by Jacknife Lee and Andrew Taggart (The Chainsmokers).
Additional guitars by Jacknife Lee.
Additional backing vocals by Jacknife Lee.

Nothing to do with this song: Ryan Tedder


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Old 12-16-2017, 12:03 AM   #104
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This is the big song on the album, it’s the “one” or “wowy.” It’s not quite there — I wish it had about 45-60 more seconds to breathe.

That said, it should have absolutely been a single. Literally no one else has the ability to write this song, and melt grown men’s hearts. This is exactly what the world wants U2 to be doing.

If this isn’t the last song — the 2017 equivalent of 2001’s “walk on” with the projected script on the audience — of the show, they are bonkers.

Unless they want to close with “40.” That’s fine by me.


It could still very well be a single. And should be.
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I have a gut feeling they're going to push this next year. A tie-in with a movie would be enormous.

But if it doesn't get the attention it deserves, I'm totally fine keeping this amazing song within the community It's nice to have gems that don't get overexposed and ripped apart by the mainstream.
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