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Old 10-01-2004, 02:19 PM   #16
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Wide Awake in America is one of my faves too!

I love all of the songs, especially Bad Live. I also love the cover picture of Bono in the light. My sister did a pencil sketch of the album cover for me in 1985 and I have it framed.
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:31 PM   #17
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Wasn't it the UF that Bono had his notebook stolen and ended up having to write all new songs? I think he did pretty well with the songs that ended up on UF and their B-sides.
Wasn't that October?

In any case, I adore Wide Awake In America. Such an awesome release; everything is perfect. The UF/JT era was when U2 hit their musical and creatuve peak. The only thing I don't like about WAIA is the cover, because I can't see it! That picture of it that BostonAnne posted is a LOT clearer than both of my copies of WAIA ... believe it or not, that actually revealed some stuff about the cover I hadn't been able to see before. When I first got WAIA, it took me a long time to figure out that was even Bono! At first I thought it was a cat in the rain ...
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and somebody stole the ATYCLB laptop, and the new disc too!
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Wasn't that October?

In any case, I adore Wide Awake In America. Such an awesome release; everything is perfect. The UF/JT era was when U2 hit their musical and creatuve peak. The only thing I don't like about WAIA is the cover, because I can't see it! That picture of it that BostonAnne posted is a LOT clearer than both of my copies of WAIA ... believe it or not, that actually revealed some stuff about the cover I hadn't been able to see before. When I first got WAIA, it took me a long time to figure out that was even Bono! At first I thought it was a cat in the rain ...
It was October. In Portland, OR.
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Oh, and I meant to add, appreciating WAIA.
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The UF/JT era was when U2 hit their musical and creatuve peak.
Is that a fact?

I would disagree and suggest the AB era.
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Is that a fact?

I would disagree and suggest the AB era.
I'd totally disagree there. U2 were very creative and took on a new direction, but they definitely did not top the output of the UF/JT era. Just go check out the singles. UF had some wonderful instrumentals, while JT had some incredible b-sides that could have become full album tracks. The band themselves have said there was enough album-quality material to make JT a double album. AB, however ... there's no way that could have been a double album, and there were a pathetic amount of real b-sides. It set the tone for the nineties: remix territory. I personally do not like remixes and don't see them as very creative at all.
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I'd totally disagree there. U2 were very creative and took on a new direction, but they definitely did not top the output of the UF/JT era. Just go check out the singles. UF had some wonderful instrumentals, while JT had some incredible b-sides that could have become full album tracks. The band themselves have said there was enough album-quality material to make JT a double album. AB, however ... there's no way that could have been a double album, and there were a pathetic amount of real b-sides. It set the tone for the nineties: remix territory. I personally do not like remixes and don't see them as very creative at all.
Yes, I've heard them all thanks.

The point is - you present your opinion as if it were fact.
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The point is - you present your opinion as if it were fact.
Simple logic would dictate that I hold an opinion because I believe it's correct. I'm not about to have an opinion that I think is totally wrong.

It seems you're the only person who has a problem with my opinions anyway.
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Because I had Wide Awake in America before I Unforgettable Fire I think I like the live versions of A sort of Homecoming and Bad FAR MORE than on UF. I almost can't stand to not hear the live versions. I love Wide Awake in America!!
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I hadn't heard Three Sunrises in a long time....just sort of forgot all about it. Then I was shopping at an Eddie Bauer store one day last year and there it was playing. I walked in right as the guitar kicks in. I just stopped dead in my tracks and probably had a look on my face. I couldn't focus on shopping until the song was overwith! How weird to hear that song in a store but I went home and dusted off that CD and popped it in the CD player!
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Sorry to get a little off topic here. I was just listening to Three Sunrises and Love Comes Tumbling today and this thought suddenly occured to me. What if U2 were only as good as their B-sides? In other words, what if the only U2 songs you ever heard were their B-sides. Nothing else.

I'll tell you, they'd still be the best band in the world!
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Sorry to get a little off topic here. I was just listening to Three Sunrises and Love Comes Tumbling today and this thought suddenly occured to me. What if U2 were only as good as their B-sides? In other words, what if the only U2 songs you ever heard were their B-sides. Nothing else.

I'll tell you, they'd still be the best band in the world!
I agree!
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I had it on vinyl but lost it.

it was one of my favorite albums when I was a kid. I love WAIA.
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