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Old 07-07-2008, 01:11 AM   #646
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The best part of the album is Tomorrow--->October, no question. Gloria is probably my favorite though.

There's plenty to love, but a few songs definitely weren't thought through properly.
Completely disagree. I actually skip the title track almost all the time now. Plus its placement in the tracklist is terrible; it should precede rather than succeed Tomorrow. As it stands, I'd say the best part is ITABTAW --> Rejoice --> Fire --> Tomorrow. Four quality songs, Rejoice and Tomorrow being two of U2's best.

The songs I could do without are Is That All? and I Fall Down. I tend to skip SIASL and October but I think they have their place on the album and I more skip them because I just don't feel the need to hear them again rather than due to any dislike.
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October's currently #5 on my U2 album rankings. It's one of the albums that I think would benefit the least from remastering and tracklist order adjustments, though. War, Achtung, and especially Rattle And Hum would all move ahead of it if they were like my custom versions. Hell, maybe even Pop would.
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Completely disagree. I actually skip the title track almost all the time now. Plus its placement in the tracklist is terrible; it should precede rather than succeed Tomorrow. As it stands, I'd say the best part is ITABTAW --> Rejoice --> Fire --> Tomorrow. Four quality songs, Rejoice and Tomorrow being two of U2's best.

The songs I could do without are Is That All? and I Fall Down. I tend to skip SIASL and October but I think they have their place on the album and I more skip them because I just don't feel the need to hear them again rather than due to any dislike.
I agree that the segueing of October after Tomorrow is less than ideal. It's just a very moving duo of songs.

God, Fire is terrible. It cracked me up reading in U2 By U2 about the general reaction to that being an official single. I do love Rejoice though, and the drums alone make Brick listenable. It's cool hearing U2 play that harshly.
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I agree that the segueing of October after Tomorrow is less than ideal. It's just a very moving duo of songs.

God, Fire is terrible. It cracked me up reading in U2 By U2 about the general reaction to that being an official single. I do love Rejoice though, and the drums alone make Brick listenable. It's cool hearing U2 play that harshly.
I think the duo would be even more moving with October preceding Tomorrow. That combo worked incredibly live and I wish they'd pursued it a bit more.

I can't recall what U2 By U2 had to say about Fire. I just enjoy the song - love the guitar sound, and it's stupid fun to sing. And yeah, Brick's atmosphere and attitude really makes it stand out. I wish Larry would play with that intensity and passion more often.
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I love October and still play it regularly. Fire's awesome. And apparently I sing it like one of those stereotypical fire-and-brimstone Southern Baptist preachers. FIIIIIIIII-YUUUUHHHHHHH!!!!
I'd love to hear that.
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Righto. I'd better get some sleep.

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I'd love to hear that.
Ditto.

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I'd love to hear that.
Oh man, if Axver still had that around...it must be worth something by now.
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I'm planning on listening to all of U2's albums again when the new album is closer to release.
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I just listened to Station to Station in full twice in a row. It may be my favorite album ever.
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I just listened to Station to Station in full twice in a row. It may be my favorite album ever.
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