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Old 08-17-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Where are the guitar solos?

So far overall the tour has been a big success. However the most disappointing element of the tour has got to be the missing guitar solos....absent on Mysterious Ways, Bad, and WOWY to name a few. There are others I am sure. Add that to the best guitar parts of Crazy MIA and it is disappointing. What I don't get is why they are being left out? Both casual fans and hardcore would love to hear them. The songs are infinitly better with them in. Why not give the fans the best you have to offer?

So what are the theories or logical explanations as to why Edge's best work is being left out?
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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I've been wondering the same thing...
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with or without you hasn't had a solo since 1993.

the lack of a solo in mysterious ways is a shame, given that is the highlight of any mysterious ways performance.
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with or without you has a guitar solo?
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with or without you has a guitar solo?
Had one live. ZooTV Washington was the best one ever IMO



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Bad has a guitar solo? I guess you might call it a solo, but it's really just Edge playing the normal two-note riff while Bono waits a bit to sing wide awake. And they do that now anyway.
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Unknown Caller I think is kind've edges moment to shine in the show.
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WOWY's solo is overrated anyway. I'm glad they don't do that anymore. It sounded lame and unnecessary. (thats right, i said it!)

Even in that Classic Albums series about TJT, Edge mentions how the end of WOWY could have gone in to a "big solo thing" but that the ending is really simple and its one of his favorite guitar parts because of that. Totally agree.
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WOWY's solo is overrated anyway. I'm glad they don't do that anymore. It sounded lame and unnecessary. (thats right, i said it!)

Even in that Classic Albums series about TJT, Edge mentions how the end of WOWY could have gone in to a "big solo thing" but that the ending is really simple and its one of his favorite guitar parts because of that. Totally agree.
no no no no no no no no no

no!


although i agree that the studio version never needed a solo.
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no no no no no no no no no

no!


although i agree that the studio version never needed a solo.
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Edge should take a long look at this....

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Since when is Edge famous for guitar solos?

And please no more discussion about Bullet, I think we're all happy they finally put the song to rest.

Btw, I enjoyed Mysterious Ways very much when I heard it at the shows. It didn't even occur to me that there's something missing.
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Btw, I enjoyed Mysterious Ways very much when I heard it at the shows. It didn't even occur to me that there's something missing.
it's not so much that it's bad, but it's what it could be if the solo was included.
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this is Edge we're talking about...
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I always loved Edge's playing better when it was at its simplest and melodic. However, with the amount of stick he gets from players about his "poor" technique, it is nice to see him rip out a proper solo once in a while to shut that lot up.
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