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Old 10-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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Why no slide solo in Mysterious Ways on this tour?

Edge's unbelievably epic slide solo at the end of Mysterious Ways seems to be absent from almost every performance of the song on this tour so far - does anyone know why this is and whether it will be making a comeback? That solo is like an incredible explosion just when you think the song is over, it's just not the same live without it...
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No one has any idea why it's gone or if it'll ever be back; I doubt anyone really defends this.
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Edge told me he's gained weight and the slide doesn't fit over his finger anymore... he's really upset by it.
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My guess is to keep the song brief to allow time to play rare tunes like Stuck in a Moment, Elevation, In a Little While, Walk On and Beautiful Day.
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All songs go through some kind of revision... I'm thinking it's the same reason he doesn't play Desire like he did on Lovetown... he's probably tired of it, or it's stressful on him...
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I don't know, but Its getting to the point where I would rather see it dropped than played like this. Larry has toned this song down big time from Vertigo, and its about 2.5-3 minutes shorter than it was on Elevation.

May I suggest A.)Play it right or B.)Replace it with Trip Through Your Wires, In God's Country, Even Better Than The Real Thing or Last Night On Earth. Possibilities are endless, so insert your favorite live upbeat song here.
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I don't know, but Its getting to the point where I would rather see it dropped than played like this. Larry has toned this song down big time from Vertigo, and its about 2.5-3 minutes shorter than it was on Elevation.

May I suggest A.)Play it right or B.)Replace it with Trip Through Your Wires, In God's Country, Even Better Than The Real Thing or Last Night On Earth. Possibilities are endless, so insert your favorite live upbeat song here.

I can't say I disagree with this post, although I don't agree on Trip LOL
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Ever since ZOOTV, this solo has been THE highlight of the show for many, it really lifts you off your feet, one of the biggest disapointments of 360. U2 needs to add a little more 'ZING' into the setlist, it just seems so........well......there are alot of different opinions out there relating to the chosen setlist.
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they've got a big claw, they dont need to do shit!!!!!!!!
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Didn't the second solo appear at Rose Bowl at the end of MW ?
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Edge already does high-profile slide work elsewhere in the set, so maybe they didn't want to overdo it? We all know that Edge is a minimalist guitarist, and he tends to shy away from too much "big guitar solo" stuff
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Ask Edge instead of us as he's the one who knows this??
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Ask Edge instead of us as he's the one who knows this??
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