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Old 11-07-2004, 12:34 AM   #1
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What would you change?

I would add a bit of a break after "hear the drum slowing" on One Step Closer. Like a nice cymbal crash and a bit of a stop before it kicks back in to finish up.

And I think Yahweh could be better with different production.. I dunno what it is exactly.. but I love the lyrics. Maybe it would be better if it was a bit spare.
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Having one producer would've helped.....some songs are really atmospheric....and some have a lousy arena rock sound....I wish it was a bit more uniform as it makes the album all over the map in terms of sound.
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The end of Miracle Drug needs to be extended by somehwhat. The momentum of the song builds up so much and it would be better if they carried it on for a while longer.

In relation to ABOY. I'm just not feeling the energy I should be feeling during the verses and chorus. The guitars needs to be much louder and heavier during the verse and Bono's higher voice (there are two) needs to be put up so much louder in the verse aswell. The drums also need to be heavier during the whole song. That's pretty much all I would change.
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I wouldn't mind it if One Step Closer were a bit longer, and I also feel that perhaps City Of Blinding Lights should build into one final chorus or the last verse should be longer.
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I also feel that perhaps City Of Blinding Lights should build into one final chorus or the last verse should be longer.
Agree.. just a couple more mumblings or scat singing from Bono would be cool... maybe live.

I also sorta think the jangly breakdown in Love and Peace coulda been melded with the rest of the stong better. It kinda sticks out too much imo.
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This is a fantastic album but it's missing one track.

It doesn't really has an equivalent to Acrobat, Dirty Day, Exit, God Part II, Wake Up Dead Man, New York, Another Time/Another Place....one of those louder, grungy songs at the end of the album.
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I'd remove the strings from Original of The Species, they remind me of I Am The Walrus by The Beatles.
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:39 AM   #10
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There are many things I would change. I'll list it all down, give the albums a few more listens and get back to this thread. Thanks for posing the question.

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I would replace One Step Closer with Are You Gonna Wait Forever on the album
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This is a fantastic album but it's missing one track.

It doesn't really has an equivalent to Acrobat, Dirty Day, Exit, God Part II, Wake Up Dead Man, New York, Another Time/Another Place....one of those louder, grungy songs at the end of the album.
i personally consider that song to be "Crumbs".


someone before mentioned the ending to "Miracle Drug" and i'd have to agree. i'd even take a dreaded fade out over how the song ends.

i also was hoping for a little more punch from "ABOY". then again, the first version i heard of this song was the live version.

with that said, amazing fucking album!
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:50 AM   #13
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I would change

-the cover
-the tracklist (move some songs around)
-the production (all by Steve Lillywhite)
-and some little things in all the songs

besides that, nothing really.
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More Edge's solos!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 07:55 AM   #15
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I think Edge's guitar should be a bit louder in Miracle Drug durring the sliding part
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i think the drums should be a bit higher in the mix
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Since I am nothign but a fan on a message board, I think I'll go ahead and let the professionals make the decisions.

P.S. I would have put Fast Cars on the album.
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:02 AM   #18
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One Step Closer would have been a bit longer and it would have built up into something awesome at the end.

Lyrically, Love and Peace would have been a bit more subtle on the subject of war. Something more along the lines of Please is what I'd prefer.

Just before the prechorus of OOTS the synthesizers sound pretty cheesy. I'd definitely fix that up. Still my favorite song on the album though.

In All Because of You the vocals in the verses could have been handles better I think. They just sound a little awkward.
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Right now all that I would really like to change is the track list I think. I really don't like having MD after Vertigo.

Maybe make One Step Closer longer but only if there's anything good to add to it. Sometimes I feel like it's a bit too empty but maybe that's exactly what it needs since this album already got a lot of stuff happening on the other songs. Even though Love And Peace Or Else is my favorite song on the record for some reason I was expecting it to be a bit longer... I'm not disappointed at all but I wish they had done it a bit more epic like. And maybe give Yahweh a bigger ending with Bono's voice going a bit stronger and louder, it's a great song and I actually love the way it ends but I think as the closer it ends too fast. But I really love it all the way it is!
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