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Old 10-01-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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WAIA appreciation thread

Does anybody else have as much love for these songs as I do? Three Sunrises, Love Comes Tumbling, and the live Bad and ASOH, I listen to it over and over, especially in the car! Three Sunrises and LCT are two of their BEST songs ever and should have been on best of. They are rare gems, underappreciated works of art, just beautiful!
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I have this on vinyl and it is framed
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Have it on vinyl too!
Yeah, good piece of music
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Check profile. Love Comes Tumbling is my all time favorite U2 song and that is the truth. It is the first on my wish list of things to hear live. I can listen to it over and over.

I have a lot of versions of Bad live and it is great although I'd like to trade it in on the up coming tour for a different song that I haven't heard live like Wire.

ASOH is a classic that doesn't get the respect it deserves. I know One4U2 quoted it in her yearbook when she graduated HS which was some time back.

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.

Three sunrises I can do with out. I have the same album from Canada as well that I think has Bass Trap on it as well.
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I am horrible with acronyms ...

What are WAIA and ASOH?
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ASOH = A Sort Of Homecoming

...I'm stuck on WAIA though...
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Oh yeah . I ASOH & 3S!!!

Three Sunrises IS one of my very, very U2 faves! Why?


I love the uplifting sound & feel of it. Bono's singing is so lovely there. Also everyone else's harmonizing on there is one of their most ~~really beautiful~~ efforts together.

I also love the fact that they have a big dynamic change from the soft, lilting start that goes into this harder-charging rock sound.
This something they do that reminds me of 2 of my most favorite Who songs that contain the same dynamic shift..... The Song IS Over and Pure & Easy

Edge's gutair is both great & beautiful, there.
I especially love that (which is mostly the case in their songs) he uses the various melodies and at least 2 types of sonics together- which IMHO is part o his signature sound. Idon't know if there are more technical music terms for what I'm trying to say here.

He has those opening dawn-glow [like a sunrise] sonics of different notes, then it turns into these bell-tone sounds and the the stuttering & rip-stop sonics & melodies.

Sometimes I choose this as my fav u2 song because it has a variety of the things I love most about them musically As mentioned above. Besides sides loving the song as a whole in itself.
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WAIA... had me going for a sec myself... i don't know every u2 song there is....[esp pop & Zooropa and foggten alot of UF]
But once I saw the names of the songs...

WAIA ='s Wide Awake In America a 4 song 12" EP vinyl record.
I have the origianl tape.
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ASOH I love that song!

But it had a complicating factor for me.
My Mom got very sick soon after it was realeased. She was in the hospital for 3 months. My sis had been planning to go to Europe. She came to visit her, but mom or dad told her how sick she really was, so she could go on her trip. This made me

I am the older 4 yrs. Our Mom got very ill with asthma when I was around 5 yrs and has had various related and totally different Medical Emergencies since I was 5. SO for most of my of life in my younger years I was emotionally burdened with the awareness/knowledge of my mothers probelms and close-calls.

When they let my sis go without the truth We were ? 28 & 32 at the time-- I felt terribly abandoned, furious that my sis had " gotten the better end of the deal", so to speak. Yet again now with an even higher level of worry & experiences to deal with on my part while she was 'happily cavorting away in Europe'.Still makes me kinda mad but way less so than for many years. <i've worked on it>

Anyway I used to listen to WAIA on my walkman tape-player while visiting my mom in the hospital. There was a little balconey and I used to go out there ona nice day [was all during Oct, nov dec}.

I loved the almost 'horse-riding' kind of rythym that ASOH had. Besides the melody etc. The joy of coming home! {if home is a happy place for you}!
But perhaps the idea that my mom was possibly Not comoing home {it was touch & go at times}, and perhaps the deep feeling of abandonemt I felt from my sis (and maybe my parents- unable to direct my anger at them fully, circimstance-wise at the time) felt like the often 'home-like' relationship I had with my sis being so shaken at that time.......................

...sometime after my mom got out of the hospital I couldn't listen tpo ASOH at All.... For aboutr 15 yrs!!!
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Oh... WAIA = Wide Awake In America

This was the last album I bought to complete my U2 collection. I absolutely adore the live version of Bad. And the rest of the songs are great too. The Three Sunrises and Love Comes Tumbling probably would have fit really well on The Unforgettable Fire though. They're incredibly strong songs.
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Re: WAIA appreciation thread

Quote:
Originally posted by U2Kitten
I listen to it over and over, especially in the car!




If this CD is in my car, it doesn't leave for WEEKS...if we stop somewhere and its in the middle of a song, especially ASOH, we put it back to the beginning so we can hear it all the way through when we get back in the car!

Its one of the rare CD's my hubby will listen to endlessly without getting sick of it.
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Big Grin relief at last

to finish....

Sometime around 2001 while I was searching the Elevation Tour playlists & audioclips I saw thT ASOH was partially played acoustic style at one concert!

Instead of the unconcious Churning dread/anger that would make me deliberatly avoid playing it off of WAIA while I played 3S over & over, my heart lept up with joy. ANd a little envy that I'd hadn't heard it! But I did listen to the clip. <happysigh>


Verte, I'd LOVE to hear them do a full-tilt electric version of that in the upcoming shows! <hoping I'd be at one of them where they did!> <even if I did cry...cathartic>


I also think 3S & ASOH are quite underated!

Here's to hearing them (at least ASOH) live in 2005/6!
< lifts glass>
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Old 10-01-2004, 11:26 AM   #11
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Oh... WAIA = Wide Awake In America


I actually do love the Wide Awake EP ... the live version of Bad is to die for
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I'm so glad other people like it too, it never gets enough credit.
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the live version of Bad...
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I am horrible with acronyms ...

What are WAIA and ASOH?
I had the same problem when I saw the title of this thread. I sat there thinking of what the heck it was before I opened it and felt kinda stupid...
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lol yeah it took me until I opened the thread to work out what WAIA was, thats probably because its not really talked about much which is a shame.

Great EP I love the live versions of Bad and ASOH!
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