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Old 05-05-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
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Favorite U2 80's Album!!

Please put down your favorite U2 80's album. Please say why you like it and five songs you like on that album.

My favorite one is:WAR!!

Why: I really like Larry's military-style drumming, there's two great radio hits on this album, it begins with war but ends with peace...

Five songs I really like on the album:

1. "New Year's Day

2. "Seconds"

3. "40"

4. "Like A Song"

5. "Sunday Bloody Sunday"

What's yours?
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Old 05-05-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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Best of the 80's (if that counts! ) And Joshua Tree!!

Forgot Rattle and Hum!!!

JT
I still haven't found ehat I am looking For

With or Without You

RH

Van Diemenn's Land

Desire

When Love comes to Town
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I like War cause its just the best, it's my fave anyway lol.
1. Seconds
2. New Year's Day
3. The Refugee
4. Like a song
5. 40
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:39 AM   #5
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Under A Blood red sky. I think it best captures what a U2 performance is really like.

1 Gloria!! (my favorite U2 song right now...)
2 The Electric Co.
3 11 OCloock Tick Tock
4 Sunday Bloody Sunday
5 I Will Follow...i like this live version better than the normal studio version.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:36 AM   #6
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The unforgettable fire

1.A sort of homecoming
2.Bad
3.Indian summer sky
4.TUF
5.Pride

Why I like it:It's all about how it makes me feel when I listen to it.
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"Unforgettable Fire" - it will emerge in U2 history as probably one of the MOST PIVOTAL (if not the most pivotal) album/Cd of U2's career.

Unforgettable Fire was a transition piece - taking U2 from early adulthood to manhood in their approach to music and to their approach to dealign with the complexities of life.

I LOVE Joshua Tree and the other U2 CD's from the 1980's - but this one resonates in my Heart and Soul because it was from U2's(especially Bono's) Heart and Soul that "The Unforgettable Fire" emanates.

I could go into this thought more, but I will wait until we get a little closer to October 2004 - the 20th anniversary of the release of the "Unforgettable Fire".

Favorite Songs:
1) BAD - this will ALWAYS remain my most FAVORITE of U2's songs and one of Bono's most personal and intensely written pieces
2) PRIDE (In the Name of Love)
3) A Sort of Homecoming
4) MLK
5) Wire

Thanks, Cute Irish Bono, for giving us a chance to share our favorite!

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Oh yea - AND "The Unforgettable Fire" song!


PEACE AND LOVE....WITH JUSTICE.
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As always, picking a favorite of anything U2 is tough. But I think I would have to say (right now, atleast) is "Unforgettable Fire". I love the atmosphere that album creates. I love the live room recording styl on some of the songs, and Bono's voice is just so smooth on this one.

Favorite Songs-
1) "A Sort of Homecoming" (my long standing favorite U2 song)
2) MLK
3) Bad
4) Indian Summer Sky
5) Pride ( I attracted a lot of attention to myself singing this one in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while trying to explain why MLK was on the cover of the single!)
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Though question ...

Right now my favorite album is 'The Unforgettable Fire' . Such wonderful songs; listening to it is like watching a movie....all kinds of images turn up in my mind....

favorite songs:

-> Bad (love Larry's drumming )
-> Promenade (even went to Bono's Martello tower in Bray, he wrote that song about the promenade there)
-> A Sort Of Homecoming
-> Indian Summer Sky
-> Pride (In The Name Of Love)
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I really like Boy and October a lot.
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:34 PM   #12
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This was a hard choice between UF & JT, but I'll go with JT.
1. Streets
2. WOWY
3. In God's Country
4. Running to Stand Still
5. One Tree Hill
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The Unforgettable Fire

1. Pride
2. A Sort of Homecoming
3. The Unforgettable Fire
4. Promenade
5. Elvis Presley and America
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Oh, Joshua Tree, easily. It's just superb!

And I love:

1. Red Hill Mining Town - I LOVE this song

2. With or Without You

3. Running to Stand Still

4. In God's Country

5. I Still Haven't Found what I'm Looking For

And I can't stop at 5, because what about TTYW, BTBS, Streets, One Tree Hill ... I love them all. But just because JT has Red Hill Mining Town is enough for it to be my favourite album
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Boy, October. and War! All 3 albums show U2 progressively maturing as a band.
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Its a tuff one, even though i aint got all of the albums yet but...
The Joshua Tree!
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