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Old 09-03-2003, 07:40 PM   #1
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Bono's vocals

I personally would like to hear Bono do more "opera" vocals on the next album. It just brings a song to a whole new level. I don't know if it would happen or not, but it would be nice. What do you guys think?
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I love it when he uses his full range... Electrical Storm and Hands really showed that off recently....
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I dunno, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't - I think the soundtrack version of Hands was decent, but his performance at the Oscars seemed really really forced to me (made me cringe actually for those few moments)
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...his performance at the Oscars seemed really really forced to me (made me cringe actually for those few moments)
yea me too. studio versions sound great but i dont think Bono can manage it on stage, where their songs really come alive.

he should try and keep it simple and sing the 'opera' parts to a tune rather than wailing as he sometimes does
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I thought the Oscar performace was fookin' brilliant. The "opera" part of the song didn't seem forced to me, I loved. Great performance it was indeed.
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I agree with Strato Edge. The Oscars performance was great.

I'd love to see Bono do more with his voice, and really show off his talent. My only concern is that his voice isn't getting any younger, and if he pushes it too much, well ...
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All the smoking bono has been doing might catch up with his voice sooner or later.

I've seen bono many times in concert, I have to say he sounds better live, especially when he's singing voice 2 from The Fly , very passionate and operatic
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I thought the Oscar performace was fookin' brilliant.
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Listen to the Streets intro from Slane2. That's opera, and it's live. Brilliant.
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Listen to the Streets intro from Slane2. That's opera, and it's live. Brilliant.
yea that was beautiful. was he singing the end to 'All I Want Is You'?

if so, is there a full setlist of that particular show that i dont know about?
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Wow, one of my favorite parts of a U2 song is when Bono sings. Amazing!!!
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How about the bit at the very beginning of the Interference video where Bono sings what sounds almost like an Islamic call to prayer? Does anyone know anything about it?
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^^ Yes, I always thought it sounded like that . It was the opening sounds of the ZOO TV concerts. He was always back stage somewhere or it was a recording of him singing it. I believe I have read that it is of Irish orgin. I'll have to do some research and get back to you.
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I think they should go Sinatra-style at some point. As they get older, it could suit them very well because they're so damn good at it. "One Shot of Happy...", "That's Life" and especially the Jools Holland version of "Velvet Dress" are all awesome. The new version of Velvet Dress blows away the Pop version. I think they'd age a whole lot more gracefully if they took a turn like this as they go grey. I'm all for the band rocking out, but they may get to a point where it just doesn't work anymore. I'm amazed that the Stones and Bowie have pulled it off as well as they have.
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Bono has an amazing range, but as long as he doesn't strain his voice, however he decides to sing is great
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