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Old 03-13-2002, 04:03 PM   #41
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sv, you are correct on both counts regarding Streets and UTEOTW. I was at the 5-13-01 show and I didnt miss UTEOTW a bit. I think I would miss Streets though. Adam was quoted as saying though that he thinks they will probebly play Streets as long as they are playing live. I think it is the only song that is definately going to be a permanent fixture for the rest of their touring career.
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I guess I could do without UTEOTW, but fer Christsake, keep Bullet and The Fly! Two of Edge's greatest guitar solos ever!

EBTTRT doesn't work as well live as on the album, methinks.

WTSHNN, like it or not, is an institution. Keep it in.

I like The Edge playing piano on New Year's Day, but I think it needs to go, too.

And Bad... I know this will probably get me booted off the board, but God bless 'em, they always seem to botch it somehow. My standards are higher here because it is by far my favorite U2 song, and I adore the studio version.
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Old 03-14-2002, 09:20 PM   #43
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I guess I could do without UTEOTW, but fer Christsake, keep Bullet and The Fly! Two of Edge's greatest guitar solos ever!


And Bad... I know this will probably get me booted off the board, but God bless 'em, they always seem to botch it somehow. My standards are higher here because it is by far my favorite U2 song, and I adore the studio version.
Definitely like the updated Fly better than the Zoo TV version...I'd like to hear Zoo Station again as well, I'm curious where they would put it in though...

I, of course, think Bad was made to be played live but I think they should lower the key like they did with SBS so it's more in line with Bono's voice now. He does struggle with it more than he used to, but he can still put it across. Maybe they should try it acoustic next time.

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Old 03-15-2002, 07:06 AM   #44
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Was it me or was bad shortened as the tour went on? It would be great if they gave it the full 10 minute live aid type treatment now and then.

Whatever though, I hope they keep mixing it up and throw in a few rare gems.
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Old 03-15-2002, 07:38 AM   #45
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At any U2 show I am just glad and feel blessed I could attend, however, I have heard a few songs a few too many times and it could make way for some other gems.

Out:

Pride
New Years Day
Desire
Wake Up Dead Man
Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
Even Better than the Real Thing

In:

Unfire
Twilight
11:00 Tick Tock
Sort of Homecoming
One Tree Hill
Running to Stand Still

and I would be chuffed to hear Heartland I really would

PS - a U2 concert would almost cease to be a U2 concert without Streets. Surely anyone who has seen them live would see this!!


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Old 03-15-2002, 11:16 AM   #46
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If it were up to me...
One
Mysterious ways
Stuck in a moment
Angel of Harlem
When love comes to town
Even Better then the real thing
and last but not least the accoustic segment would neve r be played again. They may play One but only in the first half of the show like during Zoo TV.

Any show without WOWY is NO show at all. That song made me a U2 fan. It's absence was the reason why 3rd leg shows sucked.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:20 AM   #47
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Any show without WOWY is NO show at all. That song made me a U2 fan. It's absence was the reason why 3rd leg shows sucked.
Actually, I disagree. WOWY was the song that made me a U2 fan as well, and it's probably still my favorite song and will always be...but after having seen it live a few times, I would say that it could be dropped from the setlist. It's a great song, but it's never done justice live, imo.
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Old 03-15-2002, 11:47 AM   #48
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Actually, I disagree. WOWY was the song that made me a U2 fan as well, and it's probably still my favorite song and will always be...but after having seen it live a few times, I would say that it could be dropped from the setlist. It's a great song, but it's never done justice live, imo.
I love the studio version of WOWY & sonically I don't think it can be topped live, but it is a great performance piece. Check out the Sydney video & the new DVD for further proof...

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Old 03-15-2002, 01:00 PM   #49
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out:
new year's day
new york
beautiful day
stay
pride
ISHFWILF
i will follow
out of control
angel of harlem
desire
bad
kite
stuck in a moment

in:
hmtmkmkm
dirty day (listen to the sydney zoo tv live version: fantastic!)
red hill mining town
staring at the sun
last night on earth

essentials imo:
streets
BTBS
until the end of the world
one
wowy
elevation
the fly (elevation tour version)
gone
mysterious ways
SBS
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Old 03-15-2002, 01:57 PM   #50
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I don't think anyone has mentioned that U2 should begin playing Electric Co. again.

Wow, that song has amazing energy live! I was listening to an excellent soundboard version from 1981 from NYC and the opening guitar riff gives you goosebumps.

Also, they should regularly play Out of Control - another fantastic live song.

I'd rather U2 switch up their set lists then drop permanently songs from the next tour. If we could get different set lists each night (not just one or two songs) that would be such a treat. It'll never happen, though.

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Old 03-15-2002, 03:01 PM   #51
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Oh I didnt notice we were picking songs we'd like to see back in action(or played at all):

When I Look at The World
The Fly (assuming is has been dropped again)
Ultraviolet
Do You Feel Loved
Please (electric and practiced)
God Part II
11 0'Clock Tick Tock (the whole damned tour)
Gloria
One Tree Hill
Stories for Boys
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Confession;

New york is the one song I seem to skip a lot when I put on the DVD.

It is a good song. It is just not a great song. Take it out and let the world in on a long lost forgotten jem, ...Drowning Man.

I also miss the Bullet-Running combo. Running to Stand Still should make a comeback next tour.

Geesh, I took one out and put two in.

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Old 03-15-2002, 03:15 PM   #53
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I do agree with that. I wouldnt mind seeing Bullet dropped. But if it is not, at least follow it up with Running.
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Old 03-15-2002, 03:21 PM   #54
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to include:

Exit
Wild Honey (full band)
11 O'Clock
Zooropa
Wake Up Dean Man (full band)
In Gods Country
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I wouldn't mind if they dropped Bad on the next tour & replaced it with The Unforgettable Fire. I think it would sound good with Bono's falsetto...
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I wish to God they would stop playing Zooropa and Acrobat
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I wouldn't mind if they dropped Bad on the next tour & replaced it with The Unforgettable Fire. I think it would sound good with Bono's falsetto...
Dude, Bono's voice dropped out so much on the last tour I was surprised he could hit the lows on With or Without You

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Old 03-16-2002, 02:31 AM   #58
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by karl:
[B]I don't think anyone has mentioned that U2 should begin playing Electric Co. again.

Wow, that song has amazing energy live! I was listening to an excellent soundboard version from 1981 from NYC and the opening guitar riff gives you goosebumps."

Without a doubdt! At the beginning of Elevation Electric Co was one of the songs I picked that would be a dream come true if they played. It would have worked great as well on the Elevation tour. Sadly I dont think we will ever hear them play it live again. But you never know, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock shocked me when they played it at Irving Plaza and later on in the tour.



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Old 03-16-2002, 02:50 AM   #59
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the whole acoustic thing.....breaks momentum. (ground b., desire, Stay (but I like it)

I Will Follow --
Bullet -- pointless
Sunday BS --tired
With or Without you (DVD version is proof)
Pride (bono's voice is too fragile)
Mysterious Ways -- too weak live
Stuck (good club song, but not arenas)


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Right now I'd just be happy knowing they were going to ever tour again, and they could play whatever they wanted, even Trip Through Your Wires over and over...

Assuming a normal touring schedule, I'd like to see the following dropped:

I Will Follow
New Years Day
Bullet the Blue Sky
WOWY (I think it has been dropped but just in case!)
I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
Pride (in the Name of Love)
Mysterious Ways

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