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Old 09-03-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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City of Blinding Lights is AMAZING!

Don't know about you, but when I put on the Chicago DVD and COBL comes on, I just can't help but to get goosebumps.

That song is, imho, one of their best sine Achtung. Only songs coming close are Kite and Vertigo. And it's a great show opener too.

As a side note, if I remember correctly, there was some sketch the Edge did that was released as bonus material where he made a timeline of how long it took to make each song and I think COBL took the longest.

You can't rush perfection!
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COBL, Kite, and Vertigo...so your the one that came up with the MTV playlist...

great song yes...just kinda iffy on the "best song since kite and vertigo"
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Re: City of Blinding Lights is AMAZING!

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Don't know about you, but when I put on the Chicago DVD and COBL comes on, I just can't help but to get goosebumps.
So do I. That song live is amazing
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I absolutely LOVE the album version. Goosebumps!

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COBL will stand the test of time, IMO. AMAZING in person as a concert-opener!
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:09 AM   #6
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COBL, Kite, and Vertigo...so your the one that came up with the MTV playlist...
LOL!!!!



anyway, COBL is for me one of those top songs that are just nearly "DA PERFECT SONG" in my life at least...it's just so, beautiful, tonight! and forever!

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Old 09-04-2007, 01:09 AM   #7
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City of Blinding Lights is the song that officially hooked me as a U2 nut. I also thought of it as on of the "Near perfect song", one of the only songs on my iTunes playlist to get a perfect 5!
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:45 AM   #8
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It may be one fo the best U2 songs in recent memory, but the cd mastering virtually ruins the song. The Versions on the 2 live DVDs make up for it.

Admittedly, I am put off by their attempt to make COBL the "new Streets" in their live show(particularly with the use of floodlights)

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Everytime I hear this on my car radio or where ever I cant help but thinking that the concert is starting live and the confetti is blowing all over the elipse
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COBL, Kite, and Vertigo...so your the one that came up with the MTV playlist...

great song yes...just kinda iffy on the "best song since kite and vertigo"
Oh, ok. Sorry I came up with the MTV playlist. Does MTV even play videos anymore? And was there an official video for Kite? Please let me know where I can find it as that's one my all time favs.

And yes, COBL is one of U2's best ever and one of the FEW post Achtung songs that will stand the test of time.

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:28 AM   #11
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YOU..........LOOK............SO.........BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLLL.........TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Good to see people seeing past the "Streets part II blah blah" hype.
To me the first classic since One and the first 00's song that may qualify as a classic.
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Where's all the haters? Man! 11 replies and they're still in hiding!

You can see where this song stands with me. It was my username, my avatar for a long while.

I was listening to hutdab when I got it, and the first four tracks were alright.

Then I heard COBL and the deal was done.

I needed every second of music U2 had ever made.
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... but tiiiiiiiiiiime won't take the boy out of this man .........



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As an opener it's good.

But the way it was used in the European gigs...

the sun had gone down... the flicker of pixels on the big screen here, there and all over the place... the rumble of excitement in the crowd... the show moved into a much higher gear!

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Where's all the haters? Man! 11 replies and they're still in hiding!

You can see where this song stands with me. It was my username, my avatar for a long while.

I was listening to hutdab when I got it, and the first four tracks were alright.

Then I heard COBL and the deal was done.

I needed every second of music U2 had ever made.

COBL = Streets part 2

Oh you look so beautiful tonight ....

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As an opener it's good.

But the way it was used in the European gigs...

the sun had gone down... the flicker of pixels on the big screen here, there and all over the place... the rumble of excitement in the crowd... the show moved into a much higher gear!

All I Want Is You -> City Of Blinding Lights =
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COBL is the perfect pop song.
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