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Old 11-05-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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I am hitting a note a man of my age shouldn’t be hitting

I am hitting a note a man of my age shouldn’t be hitting,’ he says. ‘I don’t know what’s happened to me. I have a different voice. Where did that come from?’

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Old 11-05-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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some reviews say his voice sounds wonderful, others say it's not so good anymore - that he doesn't have the range anymore & sounds rather low on the cd. We shall see in a few weeks anyway.
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Wait, am I the only one who has heard Bono nail the "I can FEEEEEEL" line in vertigo? The man has not lost it. He might not have quite the power he once did, but he's close.

And the cracking and the sadness he does in songs like In a little while are done on purpose. He's going for an aging soul singer approach, because he can do that now. I think it sounds a little forced and it sounds the same as when he does crack on accident, so he needs to be careful how much he pulls it out.
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He sounded really good in Electrical Storm, Kite, IALW, etc. His voice has changed, but he's still a fine singer.
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I think he's back (or close) to the Rattle and Hum days.

He is much much better than on ATYCLB.
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the answer to the age old question of "is bono's voice worse" will be answered when we hear the new version of "do they know it's christmas?"

the original is one of bono's most memorable vocal moments... it's near perfection. now he's gonna sing it again... should be interesting.
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I think he's back (or close) to the Rattle and Hum days.

He is much much better than on ATYCLB.
Agree, U2_Guy. I can't explain it, but there are something there. He's better now than Zoo TV, Popmart and Elevation - even though i never felt there was anything wrong.
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Bono's voice is not (nor will it ever be) what it was. Age, smoking, partying, and the type of singing he does have had some effect on that.

That said, his voice is still strong and has something his 'old voice' never had, a good amount of character. He may be scratchier, may crack a bit when going for some of the higher notes he used to be able to sing in some songs, but it works. It's Bono, damn it!
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I think the "I Can Feel" Line in Vertigo is him at his best - he nailed it. I hope it's that good live !
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I think the "I Can Feel" Line in Vertigo is him at his best - he nailed it. I hope it's that good live !
Well... just listen to the cd:uk live performance og Vertigo, and you will hear that it is "that good".
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to be technical, the highest note in vertigo is a FULL step above the highest note in the recorded with or without you and wtsthnn, and a half step above the highest note in i still haven't found. pretty impressive...
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Bono said that after his father death he was walking and speaking like him.

He also said the album should be called "How to dismantle an atomic Bob"...

Maybe Bono is trying to sound a bit like his father...
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I think he's back (or close) to the Rattle and Hum days.

He is much much better than on ATYCLB.
I believe this is a "fact."

I really noticed an improvement with the Electrical Storm single. He is singing really well these days.
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It's Bono, damn it!
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:25 AM   #15
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is that quoted line from sometimes you can't make it on your own?
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to be technical, the highest note in vertigo is a FULL step above the highest note in the recorded with or without you and wtsthnn, and a half step above the highest note in i still haven't found. pretty impressive...

That is VERY impressive....wasn't it true that when Bono recorded "I Still Haven't" that he was singing at the top of his range at the time?
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Bono's voice is not (nor will it ever be) what it was. Age, smoking, partying, and the type of singing he does have had some effect on that.

That said, his voice is still strong and has something his 'old voice' never had, a good amount of character. He may be scratchier, may crack a bit when going for some of the higher notes he used to be able to sing in some songs, but it works. It's Bono, damn it!


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that's true starsgoblue, but "the top of his range" spans some notes. pretty much his absolute highest note is in the recorded version of bad which is a full step above vertigo and new year's day(same high note).
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that's true starsgoblue, but "the top of his range" spans some notes. pretty much his absolute highest note is in the recorded version of bad which is a full step above vertigo and new year's day(same high note).

When he sings, "wide awake"? That's really interesting, thanks for the factoid.
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pretty much his absolute highest note is in the recorded version of bad
Isn't Red Hill Mining Town meant to be incredibly high as well, hence why Bono could not sing it live?

(I have no clue about music. I couldn't pick a note if I tried. Forgive the ignorance.)
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