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Old 03-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #1
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John Legend covers U2

http://www.atu2blog.com/2008/03/26/john-legends-pride/

Interesting version.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #2
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Hmm. Interesting, I kinda like the subdued nature of it for the context that it was made ie a documentary on the History channel. Almost like Edge's acoustic SBS.

(some pretty stupid ass responses to it tho, sorry)



edit: the verses are reminscent of the melody of the verse during You've Got to Hide Your Love Away...cool..
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John Legend

He's awesome
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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great cover
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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decent cover but this song just cant be preformed by anyone but Bono. The vocal delivery is such a huge part of the song and completely tied to it. Only Bono can do it.
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Wow, that was really good


Hell of alot better than Paramore...*sigh
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decent cover but this song just cant be preformed by anyone but Bono. The vocal delivery is such a huge part of the song and completely tied to it. Only Bono can do it.
He's clearly not even *trying to sing it like Bono. He's singing it as John Legend, not a U2 cover band.
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He's clearly not even *trying to sing it like Bono. He's singing it as John Legend, not a U2 cover band.
Yea thats the point its Bono's song completely I cant imagine it any other way. The Bono vocal is the whole song I feel like you cant have the song without it
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Simply beautiful.
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John Legend

He's awesome
John Legend is a fantastic artist with superb taste for making music.
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its Bono's song completely...

.... The Bono vocal is the whole song
Interesting. I always thought the drums and the guitar were the clinchers for me...
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Interesting. I always thought the drums and the guitar were the clinchers for me...
Agreed.


I think the concept of cover escapes some people here and on U2place.
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Just listened to it, amazing version. It's totally different from the original, but that's what makes it great. John Legend doesn't try to sound or play like U2, he makes his own version out of it. I like it.
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Just listened to it, amazing version. It's totally different from the original, but that's what makes it great. John Legend doesn't try to sound or play like U2, he makes his own version out of it. I like it.
exactly
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I misread it as John Lennon...
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That was Awesome!!
Way to go John...
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can I have it please??
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I can't believe how many people on that site trashed this! It's beautiful and a very moving tribute to MLK. One of the better U2 covers I've heard.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:17 AM   #19
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anyone making an mp3 of this?
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I would love to have a mp3 as well!
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