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Old 12-01-2017, 12:30 AM   #41
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Songs of Experience 36 - Now with 20% fewer acronyms

Very surprised to see Jacknife Lee was the exclusive producer on Love Is Bigger. Was expecting it to be a Tedder song. Equally surprised to see Tedder DID produce Red Flag Day.[ATTACH]
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First listen. I love it. I'm in tears. It's just an absolutely wonderful experience. I don't think there's much else I can say at this point. I've ever been moved this much by a U2 record.

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Danger Mouse is in the main Producer credits but not in any individual song credits.
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First listen. I love it. I'm in tears. It's just an absolutely wonderful experience. I don't think there's much else I can say at this point. I've ever been moved this much by a U2 record.

Have a good night.
The 1st experience is great
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The real album sounds a whole lot better than the leak.

I can't tell yet if I'm imagining it or not yet. I feel like the guitar was punched up on Lights of Home.
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Posted this at the end of the previous thread, just wanted to have this here as well, to see if this breakdown resonates with others. Good to hear that Womanfish kinda agrees with a bit of this.

Okay, so I have listened to these songs enough for some of them to clearly rise above others in my estimation.<br />
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In descending order of preference as of now:<br />
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A)Potential classics...this category may have some demotions over time, I will be delighted if as many as four are remembered as top drawer stuff in their catalogue. Currently there is such an emotional connect to these potential classics that I can't really say much that is coherent about them without going into a song by song breakdown much longer than this post is intended to be. <br />
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13<br />
Summer of Love<br />
The Little Things That Give You Away<br />
Landlady<br />
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B) Very good... genuinely enjoy listening to these and look forward to them. These form the meat of the album, provide it personality, play important parts in the shifts and definitions of tone, and equally importantly provide examples of the group's mastery of the song types. Blackout is the only exception here because while it is a well-crafted song and thematically relevant to the album's thrust towards coping with decay, it is sonically out of place in the running order. Also, one or two of Category A may slide down into this group, but this is a very strong core. <br />
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Lights of Home<br />
Love is all we have left<br />
Red Flag Day<br />
Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way <br />
Showman<br />
Blackout<br />
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C) Just okay and may get worse... This is one where the order may change, but the population will likely stay the same. The good thing is, other than The Best Thing I don't feel the urge to skip the songs half the time I listen to the album. But despite that, the song is not at the bottom. Part of the urge to skip is because it's jarring in the running order and the production/mixing is a complete misstep. But I still maintain that Edge's bridge is a moment of beauty that, come to think of it, may have been elevated by the ordinary nature of the verses. American Soul, I don't dislike it yet (take from that what you will).<br />
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Get Out of Your Own Way<br />
The Best Thing About Me<br />
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Why didnt they include Book Of Love on the main album?
It is brilliant, a 10/10 song.
In the end of the song Bono delivers one of his most beautiful vocals ever.
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Initial thoughts on first listen (half drunk)... a cracker of an album. Very melodious. Bono sounds great. You can tell they have designed this to be as catchy as possible.
Getting a strong The Killers vibe from several songs, mainly Landlady and Love Is Bigger.
Intro of Book Of Your Heart reminds me of Velvet Dress.
The middle of the album is the strongest.
Bravo, lads. Colour me impressed 😊
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It seems silly to be typing this at this late stage (been listening to U2 since War), but in retrospect, I wish I wouldn't have listened to the songs they released before the album came out. My fault (not U2's. Bless 'em for giving us a taste). I just couldn't resist. Still, I wasn't all that enthusiastic about the new stuff.

Now that I have listened to SOE in its entirety I feel much more positive about the new material, much more energized. There is a lot of great music on this record and it works best in that context - as an album. I'm really enjoying it.

Man, what a trip. From first hearing "It's the Little Things..." this summer on the JT tour to today, it felt like this day would never arrive.
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Guys, need a little guidance. Preordered the deluxe edition from amazon music... got the tracks but can't seem to get the liner notes/production credits anywhere, not on the Amazon music app nor in the folders where I downloaded the songs. Anyone else got it from Amazon music?
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CD has just arrived from U2.com so fair play to them for that
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Danger Mouse is in the main Producer credits but not in any individual song credits.
Could be the Ordinary Love remix only. Or if the others, perhaps they're giving him credit for helping with the genesis of a track or three.
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The Liner Notes film on Apple Music is a brilliant companion piece.
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Anyone here got the album in 320 mp3s?
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There's a new interview with Andy Barlow here: https://www.psneurope.com/studio/u2-...nce-production
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I think Andy Barlow might be my favorite U2 producer since the Eno+Lanois dream team. I love DangerMouse's work on "The Troubles" especially, too

Eno+Lanois+Barlow+Mouse for Songs of Ascent, anyone?
I'm fairly certain Danger Mouse is only listed as a producer on this album because they used some of his work from Songs of Innocence. Don't think he was ever actually in studio this time around.
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