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Old 03-18-2009, 02:09 AM   #1
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"Spanish Eyes" in Barcelona!

When U2 open their world tour in Spain, I keep my fingers crossed, a full electric rocking "Spanish Eyes" will make it in the setlist this time. Unfortunately ignored during their last stay in 2005 (though at least rehearsed) this gem B-side from THE JOSHUA TREE, rarely performed, was played here and then, when U2 toured Spain. "Spanish Eyes" would rock – for sure also the people, who feel more Catalan than Spanish. So, please, request this tune!
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Fun fact: Spanish Eyes has only been played on alternating tours since its debut. i.e. it was played on JT, not on Lovetown, played on ZooTV, not on Popmart, played on Elevation, not on Vertigo. The ZooTV and Elevation appearances were limited to one concert each - San Sebastian on the former, Barcelona (the only Spanish Elevation gig) on the latter.

I'd love the band to play it again.
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Considering it is the first night of the tour, the band will struggle with the tour regulars (when was the last time they sounded well-rehearsed on the first night? ZooTV?), so the inclusion of a relatively obscure B-side that would need further extra rehearsing will probably be too much for Bono's lazy ass.

On the other hand, I'm all up for it.
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I wouldn't say they sounded well rehearsed on ZooTV's first show either - compare it to a show a couple of weeks later and it's noticeably rusty. Honestly, I don't think the band's sounded that polished on ANY tour opener.

And yeah, that factor certainly makes me concerned we may not see Spanish Eyes this tour. That said, there's still 2010 and another European leg to come!
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I wouldn't say they sounded well rehearsed on ZooTV's first show either - compare it to a show a couple of weeks later and it's noticeably rusty. Honestly, I don't think the band's sounded that polished on ANY tour opener.

And yeah, that factor certainly makes me concerned we may not see Spanish Eyes this tour. That said, there's still 2010 and another European leg to come!
Don't give up that fast – count on your statistics and we will rock with "Spanish Eyes"...
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Wey hey hey, baby hang on
Wey hey hey, baby hang on
Empty heart, beat tight as a drum
Said empty love, she'd shine like a song
Wey hey hey, baby hang on (to anything)

Our love shines like rain
In those spanish eyes
Spanish eyes

Wey hey hey, here she comes
She comes in colors
You know she gonna turn the daylight on
'cause I love the way you talk to me
And I love the way you walk on me
And I need you more
Oh, than you need me

Our love shines like rain
In those spanish eyes
Spanish eyes

I'll cross the world for green and gold
But it's those Spanish eyes
That get me home...home again

Wey hey hey, baby hang on
Wey hey hey, you know that
The night is young
Dazzled by lights that shine in your eyes
I'm standing in the shadows
And wait for the night
Forever in fever, forever in heat
You pick me up to put me out on the street

Wey hey hey, baby hang on, hang on
Wey hey hey, baby hang on, hang on
'cause I love the way you talk to me
And I love the way you're mean to me
And I need you
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Don't give up that fast – count on your statistics and we will rock with "Spanish Eyes"...
Last time I counted on statistics, we tried and failed to get Slow Dancing!
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Last time I counted on statistics, we tried and failed to get Slow Dancing!
So we do get "Spanish Eyes" AND "Slow Dancing" in Barca – hm, that's what I would call a great setlist ...
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I would pay lots of money to see that.
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Spanish Eyes is coming back for Barcelona. I know its the 1st night, but it is one of those special occasion songs like Party Girl, so they will HOPEFULLY try and throw it in there. Love this song, on JT B-Sides and Live.

One of my favorite U2 live performances is the MSG Spanish Eyes w. the stage jumping drunk pulling the microphone from Bono and Bono, yanking it back, saying "you picked the wrong night for an arm wrestle, sonny."

The one Elevation tour performance was great, the song was in mint condition!
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Spanish Eyes is coming back for Barcelona. I know its the 1st night, but it is one of those special occasion songs like Party Girl, so they will HOPEFULLY try and throw it in there. Love this song, on JT B-Sides and Live.
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Kind of like that on Barcelona's 1st night would be an awesome way to start the world tour ...


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Other fans here requesting for it ...?
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I just remembered from watching that Elevation video again, thanks ZooTVTourist!!

A couple things:
1.This was basically a non rehearsed, or at best, a couple times ran through before the show performance. Nothing too pre planned, as can be seen in Bono's "fucked up" warning and in his calling for a guitar solo. Performances of this song are flat awesome- they show U2 at their spontaneous best, and they also seem to have alot of fun playing this song. Adam is really into it, the Edge is in full concentrating mode, even while doing his little dance, and Larry is back there smashing away like no tomorrw. I mean, you could be forgiven for thinking this energy was imported straight from one of their 80s shows.
2.)You can hear the intro of SBS after this. Usually on the Elevation tour, Out of Control or I will Follow(an early rocker, in other words) occupied this slot. I want to be corrected by AXVER if this is wrong. Great idea!- whatever early rocker has been played every other night, simply throw Spanish Eyes in for the occasion in its place. Spain has heard I will follow enough times, and will again.
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if i get a ticket on wednesday morning ill be
seeing plenty of spanish eyes LOL

they might throw it in you never know
good tune too why not play it in Barca
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Would be great, too - if some of you guys up front, might have a (small!) request sign for Bono & Co. Would be awesome to have that "gem" in the setlist: "Spanish Eyes"
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Usually on the Elevation tour, Out of Control or I will Follow(an early rocker, in other words) occupied this slot. I want to be corrected by AXVER if this is wrong. Great idea!- whatever early rocker has been played every other night, simply throw Spanish Eyes in for the occasion in its place. Spain has heard I will follow enough times, and will again.
Quite correct that an early rocker preceded SBS. What they did in Spain was they actually did BOTH. IWF wasn't taken out of the set; they simply did IWF --> Spanish Eyes --> SBS.

It was also Edge's birthday, so they did Party Girl as well as Spanish Eyes and the set was accordingly the longest in Europe. The full set: U2 Barcelona, 2001-08-08, Palau Sant Jordi, Elevation Tour - U2 on tour

It may've been the only Spanish Elevation show (WTF? One small arena show for all of Spain!), but they sure got a good gig.
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