The greatest moment on SOE - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Where The Album Has A Name - Songs of Experience
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-21-2018, 11:03 AM   #31
The Fly
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 38
Local Time: 07:42 AM
The Little Things ... every second of it.
"When all you've left is leaving. And all you've got is grieving ..." section of 13. That one stings, but beautifully.
"I will win and call it losing if the prize is not for you"- Landlady, that whole bit really
Nooooo-oh-oh-oh-oooo. Red Flag Day.
If the moonlight ... Love is Bigger
Chorus of Lights of Home
__________________

J_Frank_Parnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 12:23 PM   #32
Refugee
 
hasin73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangladesh.
Posts: 1,453
Local Time: 06:42 PM
Little Things.......... even my wife, who is not into U2 , said today that this is an amazing song !!!
__________________

hasin73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 12:24 PM   #33
The Fly
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 38
Local Time: 07:42 AM
First half of Book of Your Heart- Bono's low register and Edge's haunting guitar- sheer beauty.

Little Things gets better every time I hear it.
Fumbleitis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 02:51 PM   #34
War Child
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 616
Local Time: 02:42 PM
The last chorus of 13.... with the haunting backing vocals....
wolbersu2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 06:06 PM   #35
Refugee
 
RoKKeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,843
Local Time: 08:42 AM
2nd half of Little Things, no contest.
RoKKeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2018, 12:22 AM   #36
Refugee
 
kiwilad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmsbury Villa
Posts: 1,474
Local Time: 12:42 AM
The highest point I think is the Killiney Bay line. Like heaven dropping down into my ears.
But Little Things from 'sometimes' onwards... yeah.
Landlady...
Some of those verses in 13
Strings version of Lights of Home ... all of it.
Some really high highs on this one!
kiwilad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 11:30 AM   #37
Acrobat
 
Montrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal
Posts: 489
Local Time: 08:42 AM
Killiney Bay.

You know how SOE is full of callbacks and 're-purposed' parts of SOI?

'Free yourself to be yourself', "13", 'you are rock 'n roll', and all that?

When you hear those parts, you're reminded of the original songs. Those 'interpolations' as they're sometimes known, they sometimes pull you out of the current tune, make you want to go back and compare it to the original, see what's the same, what's changed, which you liked better.

When I first heard Love is Bigger break out into the Killiney Bay line, my first gut response was, "Wow. This is perfect, just perfect. It fits right it, like it's always been there, but new, and lovely and.."

And I almost felt that it could have been pulled from some other, older, perfect song U2 wrote in the past, but nope.. it's sitting right there, a shining new gem of a song.

I remember how U2 once (if we want to go back to the 'evolution of their creative process.. I don't think we do) described their writing process of sort of getting together, jamming ideas out, and *listening* for the songs to emerge. The feeling was that the songs were out there, and U2 were sort of archaeologists, with their instruments being their digging tools. They'd chip and shovel and dust away in their improvisational sessions, and look for the bones of songs to appear, and then 'god' - I guess they're creationists in that respect - would walk through the room and they'd suddenly get a vision of what the final version would be of the song they just unearthed. Then they'd try to capture it on tape with their producers.

Since U2 moved to challenge themselves to a more traditional song-writing approach, you could sort of feel the songs became more constructed than unearthed. There were blueprints and schematics, then the building materials and assembly. Beautiful songs, but you got fewer of those moments where I''d listen to a new U2 song and think, "Wow, how'd they come up with that.. it's like it was always there. I'm surprised it hadn't been written already."

The Killiney Bay section of Love is Bigger - and I'm tempted to say the whole song - feels a lot more like god walked through the room for them one more time.
Montrose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 02:43 PM   #38
War Child
 
Iggy Fizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: A planet far, far away
Posts: 671
Local Time: 05:42 AM
If you listen you can hear the silence say
When you think you’re done, you’ve just begun.

that's a wow moment.
Iggy Fizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 03:30 PM   #39
Refugee
 
kiwilad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Malmsbury Villa
Posts: 1,474
Local Time: 12:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Montrose View Post
Killiney Bay.

You know how SOE is full of callbacks and 're-purposed' parts of SOI?

'Free yourself to be yourself', "13", 'you are rock 'n roll', and all that?

When you hear those parts, you're reminded of the original songs. Those 'interpolations' as they're sometimes known, they sometimes pull you out of the current tune, make you want to go back and compare it to the original, see what's the same, what's changed, which you liked better.

When I first heard Love is Bigger break out into the Killiney Bay line, my first gut response was, "Wow. This is perfect, just perfect. It fits right it, like it's always been there, but new, and lovely and.."

And I almost felt that it could have been pulled from some other, older, perfect song U2 wrote in the past, but nope.. it's sitting right there, a shining new gem of a song.

I remember how U2 once (if we want to go back to the 'evolution of their creative process.. I don't think we do) described their writing process of sort of getting together, jamming ideas out, and *listening* for the songs to emerge. The feeling was that the songs were out there, and U2 were sort of archaeologists, with their instruments being their digging tools. They'd chip and shovel and dust away in their improvisational sessions, and look for the bones of songs to appear, and then 'god' - I guess they're creationists in that respect - would walk through the room and they'd suddenly get a vision of what the final version would be of the song they just unearthed. Then they'd try to capture it on tape with their producers.

Since U2 moved to challenge themselves to a more traditional song-writing approach, you could sort of feel the songs became more constructed than unearthed. There were blueprints and schematics, then the building materials and assembly. Beautiful songs, but you got fewer of those moments where I''d listen to a new U2 song and think, "Wow, how'd they come up with that.. it's like it was always there. I'm surprised it hadn't been written already."

The Killiney Bay section of Love is Bigger - and I'm tempted to say the whole song - feels a lot more like god walked through the room for them one more time.
That's a beautifully written post
kiwilad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 03:45 PM   #40
Refugee
 
youarenotimmune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 1,792
Local Time: 05:42 PM
Killiney Bay. Bono likes talking about joy being impossible to contrive, and how rarely it is found in music. This is one of those rare moments. So, so powerful.
youarenotimmune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 07:13 AM   #41
Refugee
 
chrissybaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Derby, UK
Posts: 2,227
Local Time: 01:42 PM
Little Things: "Sometimes..."
Book of Your Heart: The whole atmosphere of that song is wonderful.
Landlady: Last versa/coda.
Red Flag Day: "NO!!!!", but the whole rhythm section throughout is amazing.

And one that nobody has mentioned yet:

Love Is All We Have Left: Vocodered telescope line, love it. So beautiful.
chrissybaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 09:19 AM   #42
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 62,439
Local Time: 08:42 AM
My favorite part of Red Flag Day is actually after the Noooo part that everyone seems to love... the final chorus, into the ending... has that 80s / Police like swagger to it.
Headache in a Suitcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 10:03 AM   #43
Blue Crack Addict
 
Aardvark747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Obscured By Clouds...
Posts: 22,367
Local Time: 01:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase View Post
My favorite part of Red Flag Day is actually after the Noooo part that everyone seems to love... the final chorus, into the ending... has that 80s / Police like swagger to it.
Agree! Looking forward to that bit live.

Aside from that, the whole of Love Is Bigger
Aardvark747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 12:30 PM   #44
The Fly
 
dismantlemyfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 160
Local Time: 12:42 PM
It's a toss up between all of Little Things and the whole guitar solo of Lights of Home (either version).
dismantlemyfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 01:21 PM   #45
Refugee
 
ImOuttaControl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Land of 10,000 Lakes
Posts: 1,450
Local Time: 07:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrissybaby View Post

And one that nobody has mentioned yet:

Love Is All We Have Left: Vocodered telescope line, love it. So beautiful.
I mentioned that as one of the highlights on the previous page. I agree, it is a beautiful bridge to a beautiful song.
__________________

ImOuttaControl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com