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Old 01-14-2005, 05:03 PM   #31
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Wow, that sucked!
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:08 PM   #32
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TOTP didn't cut the song. . .the band did.




Bono's voice back in October wasn't that good. Did you hear the first performance of Vertigo? Bono had a pretty tough time signing it, especially the last chorus (though his wavering voice actually sounded pretty damn cool). I think that Bono knew that he wouldn't be able to sing it, so they just played a cut version of it. Bono didn't even sing the falsetto line during the chorus, and the vocal tape played the wrong line as Edge sang the 2nd (last) chorus. I don't think that was TOTP's doing.
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:40 PM   #33
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The whole thing was extremely disappointing. Boo!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:15 PM   #34
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haha, I wanted to stay up for it but was way too knackered. Glad I didn't bother now.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:20 PM   #35
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TOTP didn't cut the song. . .the band did.




Bono's voice back in October wasn't that good. Did you hear the first performance of Vertigo? Bono had a pretty tough time signing it, especially the last chorus (though his wavering voice actually sounded pretty damn cool). I think that Bono knew that he wouldn't be able to sing it, so they just played a cut version of it. Bono didn't even sing the falsetto line during the chorus, and the vocal tape played the wrong line as Edge sang the 2nd (last) chorus. I don't think that was TOTP's doing.
Correct on all counts. Some people here actually think U2 has no hand in what will be aired from their performances and the editing job. If anything, U2 has such good management and control over their image that nothing will be released without their approval.

Rest assured whatever version of TOTP came out was fully with the approval and support of U2, whether you like it or not. Besides, the "opera" part won't quite fit radio play or airplay as it is too strong and sticks out like a sore thumb that doesn't belong -- to the average teeny bop radio listener at least. But to us U2 fans, it is one of the best moments.

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Old 01-15-2005, 04:53 AM   #36
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aaaaarrrrrrrr boy am i glad i missed it,my missus would have been used as a punchbag for the rest of the night
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Ugh.........."Worst.........performance........ever".........(on TV)..........
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:18 AM   #38
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aaaaarrrrrrrr boy am i glad i missed it,my missus would have been used as a punchbag for the rest of the night


I havent seen it yet....not looking forward to coming bk off my hols and seeing an EDITED version of the song
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video is on u2exit.com
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WMV video is up now...

http://www.thegoalissoul.cjb.net/

14.1Mb 352x288 3m28s



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Mine is better quality!
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Old 01-15-2005, 03:15 PM   #41
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why did they even bother playing?
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For God's sake quit complaining everyone.

Wether Jick is right, and U2 edited the performance (remember U2 appears to be very sensative about what they release to the public of their live stuff), or the band simply played the radio version.

Whether you like it or not, Top of the Pops is a television show. Things need to be edited down to fit everything within a certain segment of time. Sometimes' full version is 5:08 long, in TV terms that is an eternity, for a kiddie music show that is slightly longer than that.

If U2 allowed the "opera" section cut out of the radio single, you can sure bet yourself that they would allow the opera section cut out for a TV appearance.
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Jick am sorry U2 didnt edit this at all, infact TOPT did edit it, "due to the new busted segment" you could hear the band building uoti to the part then all of a sudden went to the next verse, Jick get off your hight horse, stop being such a twat. and get real
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Old 01-15-2005, 04:33 PM   #44
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Jick am sorry U2 didnt edit this at all, infact TOPT did edit it, "due to the new busted segment" you could hear the band building uoti to the part then all of a sudden went to the next verse, Jick get off your hight horse, stop being such a twat. and get real

There is no need for name calling here. Please don't do it.
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:44 PM   #45
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It was bloody awful. Why in the hell do U2 go on shit programmes like TOTP and CDUK?????? All it ever is, is a karaoke perfomance with the band miming the music and then to top it all they butcher 2 and a half minutes from the song and the best 2 and a half minutes as well. Don't go on that SHIT tv programme again!
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