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Old 03-20-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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Fourth of July

I wasn't really a fan of this track when I bought The Unforgettable Fire, but last night I chucked it on my MP3 player at midnight, in a dark room, closed my eyes and just listened to it. The bass, at times, throws me off, but in reality it is a truly good instrumental. Never before have I listened to a song and a picture has almost been painted in my head. The effects in the background are haunting and beautiful. It sent shivers down my spine.

What a great find!
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The way 4th Of July is discarded as pointless filler on this forum is disgraceful.

Great inclusion on a great album.
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The way 4th Of July is discarded as pointless filler on this forum is justifiable.

Horrible inclusion on a great album.
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But seriously, I see it's place on the album (slides VERY well into "Bad"), but the song itself just isn't very good. It meanders pointlessly and I just believe the band could have come up with something better.
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But seriously, I see it's place on the album (slides VERY well into "Bad"), but the song itself just isn't very good. It meanders pointlessly and I just believe the band could have come up with something better.
I agree,

They should have replaced it with Bass Trap!
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well, I never pay much attetion when this song is running... and I really like ambient music

maybe I need to listen to it more, or something?
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It's nice but it pretty much sounds like the same guitar note being strummed over and over again until before you know it, it's over!
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I can take ambient music with random lyrics like Promenade, but not ambient music by itself. So I'll pass on 4th. who knows, if bono sang on it maybe I would have enjoyed it more. but hey, I'm glad people are enjoying songs! It's good to hear positive threads!
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Old 03-20-2006, 11:51 PM   #9
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I love 4th of July. You know the front cover of UF, the castle? The sounds in 4th of July take me there. Like I'm inside the cover photo. Awesome instrumental.
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But seriously, I see it's place on the album (slides VERY well into "Bad"), but the song itself just isn't very good. It meanders pointlessly and I just believe the band could have come up with something better.
Considering Adam and Edge were just sorta noodling around with their bass/guitar, respectively, and didn't know they were being recorded...sure they could've come up with something better...they have, Love Comes Tumbling...or if they were going for the instrumental angle...Boomerang I.

Guess Eno is a good persuader?

I'm telling ya guys...you're gonna want that instrumental in there.

4th of July is a nice track though.
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Doesn't do anything for me I have to admit.
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best ambient track I've ever heard. If only Passengers could have sounded like this!
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Great atmospheric track. To me the guitar sounds like singing whales. Anyone else who thinks that?
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