"so cruel" live. - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > Everything You Know Is Wrong > Everything You Know Is Wrong Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-21-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,422
Local Time: 02:49 PM
"so cruel" live.

I just downloaded this live version of so cruel from kazzaa. apparently it's a rehearsal from the zoo tv tour. it sounds great; full band, whole tune.
why they never played this on tour is beyond me.
__________________

JOFO is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,783
Local Time: 10:49 AM
i think i downloaded that. great song.
__________________

IWasBored is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 01:50 PM   #3
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Michael Griffiths's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Posts: 3,925
Local Time: 02:49 PM
That could have been such a BIG song, live. A true pop gem, pop with depth. Pop in the true sense of the word - how Elvis or Roy Orbison would have done it.
Michael Griffiths is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
ouizy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: s p o r a t i c
Posts: 3,790
Local Time: 10:49 AM
It is one of my favorite tunes.

Another classic "rare" live song is Zooropa from Wembley. Also Babyface from the same show.

I love listening to those three songs together...
ouizy is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
The Fly
 
AchtungJedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 116
Local Time: 07:49 AM
It goes right along with Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. The two songs were basically a duo, with UTOW and The Fly bookending them.
AchtungJedi is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 11:15 PM   #6
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,422
Local Time: 02:49 PM
ok, so then "achtung baby live":

1. zoo station
2. ebttrt
3. one
4. uteotw
5. wgrywh
6. so cruel
7. the fly
8. mysterious ways
9. tttyaatw
10. ultraviolet
11. X
12. love is blindness

x=acrobat. someone find a live recoding of that and we got something.
JOFO is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 11:18 PM   #7
ONE
love, blood, life
 
adamswildhoney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Somewhere in NorCal
Posts: 10,333
Local Time: 06:49 AM
I havent heard "So cruel live" *runs to go find it*
adamswildhoney is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 11:20 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,422
Local Time: 02:49 PM
if you have kazzaa, you gotta type in under title search "so cruel acoustic"

even thought it's the full band, electric.
JOFO is offline  
Old 01-21-2003, 11:39 PM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Michael Griffiths's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Posts: 3,925
Local Time: 02:49 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by JOFO
ok, so then "achtung baby live":

1. zoo station
2. ebttrt
3. one
4. uteotw
5. wgrywh
6. so cruel
7. the fly
8. mysterious ways
9. tttyaatw
10. ultraviolet
11. X
12. love is blindness

x=acrobat. someone find a live recoding of that and we got something.
Actually there is a live recording of it (soundcheck). I heard it once, but U2 couldn't get it quite right, if I remember (which is probably why they never played it in concert). A shame really, as it is one of Bono's favourite songs from Achtung Baby.
Michael Griffiths is offline  
Old 01-22-2003, 12:39 AM   #10
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 8,876
Local Time: 02:49 PM
Interesting thread! I was there when they played So Cruel Live. It was the first week of August 1992 and the band was practicing at Hershey Stadium in Hershey PA near where I live. The band was here for a whole week. They did put a concert on at the end of the week, but before that you could park in the parking lot of the Stadium and listen to the band practice from outside the Stadium. Hershey Stadium is not a real Stadium like you see in the NFL. Its more like two sets of very large bleachers, so it was no problem hearing everything during the rehearsals before the concert at the end of the week. I believe they also practiced Acrobat.
STING2 is offline  
Old 01-22-2003, 11:00 AM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Blue Room's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: MICHIGAN, GO BLUE!
Posts: 7,612
Local Time: 09:49 AM
Bono did do an acoustic version of So Cruel live at 8-22-92 Foxboro, 9-9-92 Detroit and 9-15-92 Chicago. At the Foxboro one he only sang the first verse and chorus. I was at the Detroit and Chicago shows. Bono sang the entire song in Detroit, did the first verse and chorus in Chicago. Unfortunately no known recording exists of the Detroit or Chicago version.

In addition to the Hersey rehearsal recording. Both the acoustic and full band versions were rehearsed extensively at the 8-20-92 and 8-22-92 soundchecks. There are recordings of both of those and there is a decent recording of the Foxboro 8-22-92 show version.
Blue Room is offline  
Old 01-22-2003, 11:25 AM   #12
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 65,422
Local Time: 10:49 AM
I've got both So Cruel and Acrobat downloaded somewhere amongts my thousands and thousands of illegaly pirated music files... low quality recording, but I agree... they're great arangements and i wish they'd break 'em out again from time to time. Have never heard the live recording of Zooropa or Babyface... but it's off to Kazaa to try and find those babies
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 01-22-2003, 11:29 AM   #13
Babyface
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Local Time: 02:49 PM
Why didn't they do this on the tour??!!
This is beautiful, starting with the acoustic and building up to the full band - also Bono's voice is in such fine form.
I guess we'll never know whey they didn't like this.
nodakboy is offline  
Old 01-22-2003, 11:30 AM   #14
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 65,422
Local Time: 10:49 AM
Well we found the Zooropa live file on Kazaa... but the guy signed off before I got a chance to download it. Wanker
Headache in a Suitcase is online now  
Old 01-27-2003, 03:33 PM   #15
The Fly
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 177
Local Time: 02:49 PM
Hey Blue Room!

You said:

"In addition to the Hersey rehearsal recording. Both the acoustic and full band versions were rehearsed extensively at the 8-20-92 and 8-22-92 soundchecks. There are recordings of both of those and there is a decent recording of the Foxboro 8-22-92 show version. "

Are the recordings of the 8-20-92 and 8-22-92 soundchecks out in the general trading world (I haven't seen them) or have they been captured but remain in the "rare" trading circles?

Just curious...
In2U2 is offline  
Old 01-27-2003, 03:50 PM   #16
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
wertsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: on a country road...
Posts: 4,752
Local Time: 09:49 AM
I definitely think they should play So Cruel live. My mom says that practically every time we listen to the song. She was at the Zootv show in Detroit when they played it but she doesn't remember it.
wertsie is offline  
Old 01-27-2003, 05:32 PM   #17
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
Blue Room's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: MICHIGAN, GO BLUE!
Posts: 7,612
Local Time: 09:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by In2U2
Hey Blue Room!

You said:

"In addition to the Hersey rehearsal recording. Both the acoustic and full band versions were rehearsed extensively at the 8-20-92 and 8-22-92 soundchecks. There are recordings of both of those and there is a decent recording of the Foxboro 8-22-92 show version. "

Are the recordings of the 8-20-92 and 8-22-92 soundchecks out in the general trading world (I haven't seen them) or have they been captured but remain in the "rare" trading circles?

Just curious...
No, they arent considered rare or anything. I dont know if anyone has converted the 8-22-92 check to CDR yet. I have converted 8-20 to CDR and I have the 8-22 tape but havent converted it myself yet. Both are audience recordings, not tremendous quality, but not bad considering they are soundchecks and are audience recordings done from outside the stadium.
Blue Room is offline  
Old 01-27-2003, 05:40 PM   #18
arw
Blue Crack Addict
 
arw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: walking around 10,000 lakes
Posts: 27,320
Local Time: 09:49 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by JOFO
ok, so then "achtung baby live":

1. zoo station
2. ebttrt
3. one
4. uteotw
5. wgrywh
6. so cruel
7. the fly
8. mysterious ways
9. tttyaatw
10. ultraviolet
11. X
12. love is blindness

x=acrobat. someone find a live recoding of that and we got something.
I don't have it but I have seen Acrobat on WinMx before. Just type in U2 Acrobat and occasionally a live version will pop up. There's usually a huge amount of people waiting to get it which is why I don't have it yet.
arw is offline  
Old 01-27-2003, 10:28 PM   #19
Acrobat
 
Blacksword's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 389
Local Time: 02:49 PM
I have the live Acrobat kicking aroundon my harddrive right now. It is a simple accoustic version of the first two verses with bono accompanied by a single guitar. It ends with some odd electric guitar effects overwhich the opening for Zoostation starts up and then fades out.. It is really quite nice.
Blacksword is offline  
Old 01-28-2003, 12:38 AM   #20
you are what you is
 
Salome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 22,044
Local Time: 04:49 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by wertsie
She was at the Zootv show in Detroit when they played it but she doesn't remember it.
that's probably one of the reasons they don't play it

there are a lot of people here who say that they should play "Stay" with the full band
well, I heard them play it "full band"
not exactly the highlight of the show
__________________

__________________
“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
~Frank Zappa
Salome is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×