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Old 01-19-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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I ask, Live or Studio?

Do you listen to live recordings or studio albums more?

Is there one song/album that has to be listened to by live shows or one that only works with that studio take?

Do albums improve with more playing time?
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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1. about 50/50
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3. yes
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #3
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Studio albums.

Live only - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Studio only - A Sort of Homecoming

Yes. I usually have an immediate reaction to a song, but some of them are growers, and take time to like.
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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I cant really stand to listen to HTDAAB unless its comming off a live record.

I think anything from the Rattle and Humm era just jumps off the disc with a nive live set.

Too many sublties and intricaties for me to enjoy many Unforgetable Fire songs away from their natural habbitat (except for bad and homecomming).
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1.Studio.
2.As much as I love Pop, I listen to live performances of those songs more often than the studio recordings, except for IGWSHA and DYFL.
3.Depends on the album.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:58 PM   #6
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I listen to studio a lot more.

The way I could appreciate The unforgettable fire (album), was listening to it again and again, that's how the concept of an album works.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:37 AM   #7
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Live more than studio.

The Bomb songs are, without a doubt, better live. But that is not to suggest that the album is poor. Only Miracle Drug seems like it was better in the studio.

Bad live is the heart of U2. Any version of it.

The UF (album) ages quite nice. It really does. And no question, the Joshua Tree does as well... if you own a copy of the gold disc.
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1. I listen to more studio produced songs.

2. Live- Where the streets have no name! (that was a hard decision!)

3. I never get tired of listening to albums,especially pre 1987
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1. I listen to more live songs, but that's only because I have a larger collection of live songs, and (following the laws of probability as they do), they come up more often on a random setting.

2. Can hardly stand studio Until The End Of The World.
U2 playing God Part II live makes me a sad panda.

3. Absolutely. I think, for just about every album (except for maybe, October, Zooropa, JT, and Boy) I didn't really liked them at all on first listen.
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Old 01-20-2006, 04:46 AM   #10
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Often studio, and often b-sides and "rare" tracks. Mostly HTDAAB. But I also listen to live shows. I put on a video or a DVD, turn off the TV and just listens to the show (while working or something).
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Old 01-20-2006, 05:39 AM   #11
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a) about the same
b) well yes. Achtung Baby & Zooropa sounds so much better live. Streets, The Fly, A Sort Of Homecoming, Bad, 11 O'Clock are way better live, while Pride and NYD have a tendency to be worse live.
c) well some get better others get worse in comparison.
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a) depends on the songs, but I'd say 65-70% of the time i listen to bootlegs.

b) sunday bloody sunday, i pretty much don't like the album version. The live versions kill it, except for on this tour of course.

there are many examples. "sweetest thing" comes to mind, great on record but never sounded good live to me.

c.) yes
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:11 AM   #13
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1. Both but studio versions more, but I listen to Bad and Where the Streets Have No Name live more.

2. Miracle Drug. Atrocious live, great studio.

3. Yes
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:18 AM   #14
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yup, Miracle Drug and ABOY are not nearly as good live.

Vertigo, COBL, and Love and Peace are better live.
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #15
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Studio only - A Sort of Homecoming

Sorry, but I feel the exact opposite about this one. The live version on Wide Awake is much better as well as other versions.
The intro is much better, for one thing
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Old 01-20-2006, 11:51 AM   #16
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yup theres always exceptions like this.

I love the studio version of WOWY, incredible....better than 95% of the live versions for me, but then you got the RATTLE AND HUM version. that's untouchable.
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1. probably live a little more, pretty close though

2. most from rattle and hum is much better live

3. depends on the album, UF & Pop certainly did the bomb was the opposite
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1. 95 % live for me, because it's there is more emotion in the live songs. The solos are better; there is higher energy, the atmosphere of a crowd cheering at the end of a song being heard. The other 5% is stuff you can't hear live Lady w/ Spiining head other B-sides

2. UTEOFW, M.W., One, Streets all live

3. Depends on the mood.
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1. Live without a doubt, more emotion and feeling in the songs.

2. I think that Bullet the Blue Sky has to be live only. The studio version is good, but most live versions, especially Zoo TV era can't be beat.

3. All of the albums have grown on me, for a couple, like October and UF, they had to be given some time, but I still love them all.
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Live Only: Elevation, Vertigo, New York, Bad, Pride, One, Until The End Of The World, The Fly

Album Only: Red Hill Mining Town, So Cruel, Acrobat, One Step Closer, A Man & A Woman, Electrical Storm, Heartland,
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