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Old 08-10-2005, 02:46 AM   #16
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One to me the greatist song ever written, never loses its brillance sounds fresh each time, and all ways seems to have a different meaning.

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Originally posted by jonnytakeawalk

Just wondering what film clip people like best for 'one?' The drag, Bono in the bar, or the buffallos?

For me, my favorite version is Bono in the bar. I like the interaction with him and the camera and the live show bits in it.

That said, I don't mind the drag version - love the band playing in a circle shots - and the buffalos/flowers never did much for me.

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It's a masterpiece, it's beautiful but it's overrated.

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I love the Bono in the bar version, but I have to give the edge to the drag version. Seeing Bobby Hewson now is very powerful.
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Its barely on the radio here, we just get the same crap chart music everyday with the odd good song once in a blue moon.
The only U2 songs I ever hear on the radio are "Beautiful Day" and, more recently, the "City of Blinding lights".

However, "One" never loses its greatness for me, and is still my favourite U2 song, absolute masterpiece.
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God I love that video , not only is the song great but, Adam in drag turns me on
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Anyone know where I can see a copy of the video?
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:00 PM   #23
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I love the bar version where at the end he is just sitting at the table and not even singing, just looking at the camera. My God I could just take him right there!

I also love the drag version where he is singing into the mic at the end during the high part (and trying to play guitar)
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Originally posted by Tarvark
Anyone know where I can see a copy of the video?
Get the Best Of 1990-2000 DVD. It has both the bar and drag versions (not the buffalos though). You can also listen to the director's commentary for each video, which is quite interesting. The DVD also has a great 15 minute documentary about the making of the song ("One") and the videos.
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Old 08-10-2005, 07:31 PM   #25
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I'll never forget hearing One for the first time. I just knew it was going to remembered the same way songs like Imagine, What's Going On or Let It Be are remembered.
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Re: I never seem to get bored of...

Originally posted by Zootlesque

At first I thought you were gonna say "...looking at pictures of U2," and I was gonna go, WOW, me either!!

That said, I could never get tired of One. To me, it is the greatest song ever written. Period. I think the greatness is due to the fact that it is simultaneously personal and universal. It's a song that can be interpreted many ways and is very deep and sometimes difficult to discern, however the overall message is simple for anyone - "we're one, but we're not the same, we get to carry each other." I love how the song is both hopeful and bitter. Of course the song is more than just lyrics. The music itself is classic U2 - understated perfection. I'd say it improves live, especially with Edge's gorgeous extended solo and the extra verse. However, there is something about the studio version, something that I can't really place, that can never quite be captured live. Maybe it's Bono's vocals, there's this desperate need to them. And of course the story of the song itself is legendary, it's the song that kept the band together. I'd wager to say it's the most important song they've ever written.

As for videos, I like the one in the bar best. Bono looks so vulnerable in it...he needs a hug.

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