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Old 12-16-2004, 04:20 AM   #1
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Any songs off the Bomb which could work well acoustically?

Thinking back to the last album - Stuck In A Moment sounded fresh and great at first but interest died down only to be renewed by a very different treatment - the acoustic version recorded in Vienna mid way through the European leg of the Elevation Tour.

Now (forgetting Edge's inspired banjo version of Vertigo) which, if any, songs off the new album do you think might gain a new lease of life by being given the acoustic, stripped down, treatment?

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One step closer. Original of the species with Edge on piano and Bono on acoustic guitar.
(I'm hoping they will put Bono behind the piano on tour so Edge can play the electric guitar, though)

A man and a woman, but that is already played on acoustic guitar.

Maybe Sometimes...?

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also me I am thinking one step closer. and the fast cars
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Actually, I can't think of any song from HTDAAB that wouldn't sound good (at least, interesting) done acoustically.

I mean, if Vertigo can sound that good on the banjo - anything is possible!

Remember how beautiful SBS was done acoustically?

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All Because Of You is a typical chords song, probably written on acoustic guitar. A slower acoustic version might sound nice.
The same for crumbs.
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AMAAW definately...
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One Step Closer and Sometimes.
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i would like to hear love and peace given the sunday bloody sunday treatment....slow down the beginning....just guitar...then the drums kick in
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Fast Cars??????
You'd take away what makes the song great.

I would say Crumbs OOTS for sure because they did it at the ipod thing.
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any of the b-sides because they're all so great and better than the album songs

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Isn't Fast Cars already predominately acoustic?

I would vote for All Because of You and Original of the Species.
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Altough my least favorite song of the album (by that I mean I like it, don't hate it, but just the last one I like), I think crumbs would be great!

On the DVD, before Larry comes in (no offense Lar!) I just think the song is so much better!
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ehh, I generally don't like when they do their tunes acoustically.
(especially Desire; I hate that shit).
gimmee the full band.
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I think Crumbs would sound fantastic acoustic....I do!!
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Originally posted by U2girl
Maybe Sometimes...?
No, I'd say definately not (at least at the start). I think the two live versions we've already heard will set the tone for the tour. It'll work like "Kite" really IMO .
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Sometimes... I'm a sucker for acoustic ballads.
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Originally posted by Reggie Thee Dog
I think Crumbs would sound fantastic acoustic....I do!!
I totally agree! Actually, right now it's the only song I can really see being solid on acoustic except for maybe Sometimes. Plus, AMAAW is already predominantly acoustic, but I think if you took away the bass it ruins the whole essence of why the song is good.
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Good thoughts throughout the thread but I have to disagree with everyone who thinks Sometimes. . . is not a contender for being part of an acoustic set. I would have to assume when they sung it at the funeral it was acoustic and then there's the DVD from HTDAAB where Edge and Bono perform it acoustic and it sounds great. From the DVD alone it appears the song was written and developed acoustic.
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If U2 put their mind to it, any song of theirs could be done accoustically.... Alah Clapton's Layla.

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