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Old 05-10-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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The 'Edge Backing Vocals' Appreciation Thread

I don't know about you, but Edge is one of the best backing vocalists I've ever heard in a band. The way he and Bono harmonize together is really a joy to listen to.

My favorite Edge backing vocals at the moment..

Please - at the end from the last chorus of 'please' onwards, all the way though 'love is big...' until the end of the song, Edge is harmonizing perfectly with his 'oh-oh OH-OH's.

Gone - Starting about halfway through the song(I think), shortly after the ''cause I'm already gone/felt that way all along' line, Edge starts doing so absolutely haunting backing vocals/quasi-shrieking, very Thome-Yorke-esge.
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
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Edge's backing vocals on Stay are absolutely spectacular. The Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh toward the end of that song gives me chills. Or how about how Bono and Edge harmonize on Hawkmoon?
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He's got a great voice and his backing vocals are just perfect and, in my opinion, another important part of the "U2 sound". His vocal harmonies in The Playboy Mansion and Streets are absolutely perfect! All of his backing vocals on Boy, October and War are awesome! Also his bvs in Zoo Station kicks ass!
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love his vocals on Beautiful Day
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i love the interaction between edge and bono at the end of north and south of the river, very brief i know, but it leaves you wanting more
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His backings are awesome...especially New Years Day. He is so talented...I realise this even more when I'm trying to recreate this in my tribute band, playing guitar, keyboards and singing in quick succession!
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i have always appreciated the edges vocals. especially Gone live in mexico city pop mart !!! the part where bono sings "i'm not coming down" and then edge chimes in with: "DOWN" amazing! and of course new years day is a classic example! cant forget Stay (far away so close) either.
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I love that part too, zooperson!! the part where edge sing/cries "Doowwwwn!" And in Stay, the "Oooohhhh".

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I love Edge's vocals in general, he is an amazing singer
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I like his vocals in Miracle Drug..."beneath the noise..." And also at the end of OOTS, I love that part.
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Which part at the end of OOTS does Edge sing?

EDIT: Nevermind
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Old 05-11-2005, 10:25 PM   #13
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Sign me on to the appreciation thread. I think some people don't understand just how important the Edge's voice is to U2's sound.

Try to imagine 'Where The Street's' without Edge's harmony vocals..it's impossible.
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Edge rocks. He's the only guy that can bust three part harmonies live from one set of vocal chords (Beautiful Day live).
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I cant' believe nobody mentioned him taking lead vocals on "Van Diemen's Land". No offence to anybody that likes Bono (I love his singing style) but, if he had to drop out of U2 in their early stages, the Edge would make a great lead singer.
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Van Diemen's Land - The Edge is amzing on this track!
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I cant' believe nobody mentioned him taking lead vocals on "Van Diemen's Land". No offence to anybody that likes Bono (I love his singing style) but, if he had to drop out of U2 in their early stages, the Edge would make a great lead singer.
Going a bit off topic a bit...

When I first heard Van Dieman's land, I wondered why Bono sounded so different...
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Edge is cool.

I also really like Mike Mills backing Michael Stipe.
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I'd have to agree with Edge's backing vocals on "New Year's Day"
that's one of the reasons why it's my favorite all-time U2 song ... absolutely CLASSIC !!
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