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Old 05-24-2017, 06:48 AM   #136
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Hands down the best performance of that song so far.

At the very least, I feel like the band CAN'T back away now from the album.
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Honestly, all the banter on the show has left me more positive - Edge admitted he'd never finish tweaking, they looked sheepish - it just has to be coming.

On another note - listened to HQ audio on good headphones - plenty of other sounds going on not audible in the concert recordings - some atmospherics (chorus on edge's guitar at the end), and some other noises here and there.

Looks like they are still playing with lyrics, and those changes are well and truly for the better.
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"All my tasks are so thankless" was the worst line in the song, and it's gone now, so that's great.
"All my thoughts are so reckless" while the same number of syllables sounds way less clunky, and makes more sense.
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Hands down the best performance of that song so far.

At the very least, I feel like the band CAN'T back away now from the album.
You would think wouldn't you?

But then, remember the Superb Owl, Invisible, playing on the rooftop on Fallon, and then........they became invisible for 6 months!

Please, not again U2!
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For a few people who have asked - here is a Clyp of the Kimmel performance, but I have tried to reduce some of the dryness in the vocals - not easy on an mp3 rip of a live performance from tv! Basically, it should sound slightly warmer than the broadcast across the board, and I edited out the intro and outro words.

https://clyp.it/jlwnx0yf
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You would think wouldn't you?



But then, remember the Superb Owl, Invisible, playing on the rooftop on Fallon, and then........they became invisible for 6 months!



Please, not again U2!


Yeah, but if memory serves me right, they clearly stayed away from saying this was off the upcoming album?
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What does he sing on the new verse during the outro? It ends with 'but I can see you though the tears' but everything else is hard to understand except a couple of words.
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I think it is:

Sometimes, I wake up looking at shadows
And your the only (thing) that matters.
But I can't see you through these tears.

Not sure about the cadence in the middle line, and "looking" sounds wrong, but I can't make out anything more accurate.
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They're fucking idiots if this doesn't get a proper release. And soon.
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Yeah, but if memory serves me right, they clearly stayed away from saying this was off the upcoming album?
True dat. We can take comfort from the fact that I believe every time they have played it so far, it has been introduced in the context of either a song of experience or a song on our next album, or even a song from the new album we have (as in its finished). Would be bat shit crazy to sit on it for a year, but then again........
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They're fucking idiots if this doesn't get a proper release. And soon.
Indeed, but sometimes they excel at being idiots in situations like this. World beaters in fact!
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They're fucking idiots if this doesn't get a proper release. And soon.
And there is still that curious 7 day break in the tour coming up after the Arlington gig on May 26th and before Chicago on June 3rd? Maybe stadium availability just didn't line up or something?
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You would think wouldn't you?

But then, remember the Superb Owl, Invisible, playing on the rooftop on Fallon, and then........they became invisible for 6 months!

Please, not again U2!
You never know, but in my view we have a different Larry:

On that rooftop for Invisible, he looked pretty disengaged, at least to me.. .could have been cold night air, could have been the whole process, maybe just a bad day, whatever but he did not seem into it.

Last night he seemed considerable more engaged and enthused, more comfortable visiting with Kimmel and playing the songs, etc.

So, based on Larry's demeanor, SOE in early November.

Or not.
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Hands down the best performance of that song so far.

At the very least, I feel like the band CAN'T back away now from the album.

I wish they would release it to Radio and as a single. Playing it live to hundreds of thousands of people a week and then to millions on TV seems like a great opportunity to push, what I believe to be, a special song.

I also would love a studio recording!!!!


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Musically, I don't particularly enjoy much of anything about the track until Edge starts playing guitar. There's something very plastic and anonymous about the instrumentation (particularly the canned keyboard drumbeat), as if anyone could do what they're doing here. Miles and miles away from the evocative sound of Unforgettable Fire and Joshua Tree. Sure, it's live, but it still sounds flat.

But I will say that the lyrics are some of Bono's best in a while. Honest and direct, not overwitten like so much of SOI. I also hear a lot of potential in the climax of the song; you can hear the classic U2 chemistry peeking through.
Yeah it's only the ending that interests me. It takes too long to get interesting.

And I'm not particularly on board with the lyrics either. A few nice lines, but some real clunkers as well, or really obvious lyrics. I've always preferred Bono's abstract lyricism and missed it very much on the more recent albums.

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And there is still that curious 7 day break in the tour coming up after the Arlington gig on May 26th and before Chicago on June 3rd? Maybe stadium availability just didn't line up or something?
They've had random week-long gaps in tour schedules in the past that have proven to be nothing, so I'm not anticipating this gap will be filled with anything of importance.
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