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Old 03-15-2005, 02:32 AM   #1
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The Heartland appreciation thread.

Because Aardvark747 and I drool all over this song whenever it comes up in the U2 Name Game, I figured it's about time Heartland had its own thread.

Allow me to sum up Heartland:

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Beautiful poetic lyrics
Beautiful epic sounding music
Beautiful vocal performence

The greatest song that exists and will ever exist for me, in my lifetime.

HERE'S TO HEARTLAND!!

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Exactly my friend!
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Beautiful poetic lyrics
Beautiful epic sounding music
Beautiful vocal performence

The greatest song that exists and will ever exist for me, in my lifetime.

HERE'S TO HEARTLAND!!



Some of Bono's best lyrics, and that singing is incredible. The music is just so beautiful, creating mental landscapes with sound. Oh, it is a masterpiece, an overlooked gem.

For me, only a few songs are better:

1. Streets
2. Bad
3. UF
4. One Tree Hill
5. COBL
6. Heartland

And some days I want to move Heartland further up. It is beyond sensational.

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And some days I want to move Heartland further up. It is beyond sensational.

DO IT DO IT!!!
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Do it Edge do it..........................unrelated to anything but hey HEARTLAND
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DO IT DO IT!!!
But those other songs are so bloody sensational too! Maybe I'll just make them all equal first.

I'm listening to Heartland loud right now and this song has to be one of the best pieces of music I have ever heard in my life. WHY was this gem not on the Best Of? It's abso-bloody-lutely incredible!
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HEARTLAND
I often do this when listening to Heartland!!

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But those other songs are so bloody sensational too! Maybe I'll just make them all equal first.
Let's just say, it was the best song they produced, post JT (Streets) and Pre AB (One) ?
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I'm listening to it now, it really is great

The lyrics are transcendant of time and place while describing a place, genius
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Let's just say, it was the best song they produced, post JT (Streets) and Pre AB (One) ?
I've said many times on this forum that COBL is the best song made since Heartland. Yes, I think Heartland is better than anything U2 made in the nineties. Though I think Heartland wipes the floor with just about anything anyone could make.
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I'm listening to it now, it really is great

The lyrics are transcendant of time and place while describing a place, genius
Heartland is most certainly one of Bono's lyrical peaks.

I'm repeating Heartland right now and turning the volume up louder each time. That final "heeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaart" is just incredible!

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In this HEARTLLLAAAAAAAAND!!!
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i'm with you heartland supporters.

it's a song that feels like a painting of a landscape. so beautiful.
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That's ok then! I mentioned 'One' cos I just thought, a lot of others might disagree that 'Heartland' was better than 'One'....But sod it!! That's my opinion, and I love it!!
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That final "heeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaart" is just incredible!



That's the best moment for me! When my house or shop is empty, I try to perfect that vocal as best I can!

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Ok, I give in, it's going on the player now!
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That's ok then! I mentioned 'One' cos I just thought, a lot of others might disagree that 'Heartland' was better than 'One'....But sod it!! That's my opinion, and I love it!!
One actually doesn't rank all that high with me. I know a lot of people love it, and it definitely does something for me, but a lot of U2 songs do even more.

You want to know what's really beautiful? Following Heartland with Bass Trap. Try it. It's truly marvellous. Just adds to the incredible landscape; continues the painting, if you will.
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That's the best moment for me! When my house or shop is empty, I try to perfect that vocal as best I can!

I was belting it out loudly before, probably disturbed and/or amused the whole house.

Now imagine if Bono had sung that live ...
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