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Old 07-13-2006, 05:07 PM   #1
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Promenade Appreciation Thread

Yeah I know...ANOTHER appreciation thread. But I never hear people talk about this beautiful and atmospheric song that captures the whole atmosphere of The Unforgettable Fire.

Terrific song!!!
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I appreciate it. It's absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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Promenade is a fantastic song.

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Hearing this on my headphones drifting off to sleep is heavenly.
Once I had my headphones on and after listening in my sleep for awhile Promonade came on and I woke up like Whoa! a little disoriented too!
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This is such a fantastic song, one of the best off U2's greatest album.
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Gorgeous song! So sweet... As somebody said, it's great to hear it at night on the headphones... as the whole album
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:30 PM   #8
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Yeah this song reminds me of vacations I went on with my family by the ocean (not sure why), must just be the atmosphere it conveys.

I love singing this song too.
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I love singing this song too.
Same! It's just such a natural-sounding, carefree kind of melody. Nothing forced about it at all. Great to sing along to. It's a real gem of a song, even with the clunky lyrics at the very end.
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This is such a fantastic song, one of the best off U2's greatest album.
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Fantastic song. One of my favourites.
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definition of "hidden gem" = Promenade
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It's a great tune...! Very original and inspired... It's bad that many people don't like it...
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I love singing this song too.
I can't sing very well, but I do it anyway. I don't think you can appreciate music as mcuh unless you sing along.

The problem I had with this song was that it was too short, and not quite as stimulating as Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 8. But that said, it is a brilliant little number, and one of the best two and a half minute songs I have ever heard. The vocals are just
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Possibly U2's most beautiful song.
One of my all time faves!!
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Lovely song. Great to get lost in.
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For me, this song states what u2 was all about. It takes you somewhere. You drift off to a more peaceful place. i listened to it last night and it brought back so many memories. I honestly can say that there is not many, if any, songs latterly that U2 has done that captured a moment like promenade did for me. Maybe with time my opinion will change regarding the more recent records
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For me, this song states what u2 was all about. It takes you somewhere. You drift off to a more peaceful place. i listened to it last night and it brought back so many memories. I honestly can say that there is not many, if any, songs latterly that U2 has done that captured a moment like promenade did for me. Maybe with time my opinion will change regarding the more recent records
Great post and I couldn't have said it better myself about this gem that forever will be in my top ten U2 songs - I had it played at my wedding reception

If someone asks me if I could embody one or maybe two U2 songs that would at least for me sum up thier sound it would be Promenade and Bad.
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Amazing song

I wish this song was snippeted in Bad or something.

Like an Original -> Promenade -> Bad
or All I Want is You -> Promenade - > Bad combination.

Then again, the guys haven't returned my calls.

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For me, this song states what u2 was all about. It takes you somewhere. You drift off to a more peaceful place. i listened to it last night and it brought back so many memories. I honestly can say that there is not many, if any, songs latterly that U2 has done that captured a moment like promenade did for me. Maybe with time my opinion will change regarding the more recent records
Well said.

Promenade is beautiful. Nowhere in that song do you hear a band trying to be the biggest band on earth, or a band trying to capture a certain age demographic. All you hear is a band caught up in one magical moment. It sounds so free and spontaneous, which is something I don't think U2 have managed for a long time.
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