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Old 02-18-2009, 11:37 PM   #106
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No solo since The Fly has done what UC's solo does for me.

Whenever I hear Edge guitar work like that I recall that Elevation Boston Video of The Fly. Bono's running wild, doing his thing. And there's The Edge, calmly strumming his way to the Infinite. His eyes sparkle with a worshipful reverence, and you can tell that this man believes in the transcendental power of song.

UC's solo opens up an eternal rift in the temporal.

For a moment I believe heaven will split open at this sound. And that's magic.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:39 AM   #107
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I was just thinking of starting a french horn appreciation thread. It sounded so bizarre hearing that there was a french horn in a couple of songs...but I'm loving it. Both of the places (Unknown Caller and White As Snow) the french horn surfaces it uplifts the song and subtly takes it somewhere profound. Who's playing it? Let's show some love for the french horn. After being invaded by the French this week, this can be the beginning of the reconciliation of nations...
Well you know in the beach clips there was no French Horn in MOS...Edge played that part on his guitar...this song is so damn fantastic it has gotten me over how upset I was at hearing NLOTH after I heard in my opinion their more brilliant "live" version of that song days before
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:15 AM   #108
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Hey people its obvious that this album is awesome.I cant choose the best song it is so hard! I must admit that UC is awesome anyway.I would mention mos,magnificient,breath,stand up also...
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:39 AM   #109
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The chorus was the only thing holding this song back from being one of my favorites, but I'm learning to love and accept it. I don't scrunch my nose every time it comes around like when I listened to the beach clip.

BTW, I love how Bono strains to stretch out the "I had DRIVU-UH-U-U-N!" in the last verse. It really stands out and sounds raw and real, I enjoy it a lot.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:42 AM   #110
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Towards the end of Edge's solo, there's a noise in the right speaker that always (and by always, I mean every time I listen to it) makes me think my cellphone is going off. I'll get used to it after a while though.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:02 AM   #111
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Ok guys. I listened to the album 4 times last night. This morning I took the CD with me in my car. This song is f$cking amazing. It drove me to tears. Powerfull U2 song in yeaaaarssssssss. Repeat after repeat. The solo is superb!!! I dunno know what to say. Such a song like this was missing on the last 2 albums. Finally it is there. I dunno know if it is the BEST song, but it is definitely one of my favs.

GOOOOO SHOUT IT OUTT!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:11 AM   #112
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Its not guitar strings Edge plays in this song, its heart strings
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:36 AM   #113
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The Edge has been waiting for that solo all his life, and I'm happy I/we waited with him. I don't care about other solos, The Fly, Bullet The Blue Sky, Miracle Drug...name them all! There is heartbreak, agony, joy, depression, hope, faith, emptyness, good, bad, future, present, and past in that solo. This must be the sound you hear before transcending to heaven.

Edge, I bow to you. Many thanks for this incredible gift! I'm trying to keep about my cool about this one, because I can't even describe what goes on when I hear the last third of this song.
Amen! ...
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Its not guitar strings Edge plays in this song, its heart strings
Definitely!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #115
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I'm listening to this one for the first time right now....and I think it is GORGEOUS!!!!

THAT GUITAR!!!!!!!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:45 AM   #116
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this song just moved in front of Magnificent as my 2nd favorite song on the album, right under Fez - Being Born, of course.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:52 AM   #117
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This is THE song I am playing over and over and over and over and over....
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #118
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I need to read through this thread, because honestly after a day, UC is my least fav. I'm trying really hard to get into it, but something's just not clicking. Not sure why. The solo by The Edge is great, though. I think it may be the "oh oh oh ohhhhh" chorus stuff. So far, this is like my "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" of Achtung - another track that I know *should* be good, but something just doesn't go all the way, and it's the only track that takes me out of the whole album.

I need your wisdom, people of the UC appreciation thread. I want to learn.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:28 AM   #119
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Ok guys. I listened to the album 4 times last night. This morning I took the CD with me in my car. This song is f$cking amazing. It drove me to tears. Powerfull U2 song in yeaaaarssssssss. Repeat after repeat. The solo is superb!!! I dunno know what to say. Such a song like this was missing on the last 2 albums. Finally it is there. I dunno know if it is the BEST song, but it is definitely one of my favs.

GOOOOO SHOUT IT OUTT!!
I did the same! this album is incredible.. i'm finding new layers of intensity with it each time I listen. The line, about going to the scene of the accident and "I waited for me" had me completely.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:47 AM   #120
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this is quite possibly one of the best, and saddest, songs U2 have ever released. i think its fantastic and the chorus is just brilliant!
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