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Old 01-21-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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'Wild Irish Rose' and 'Beautiful Ghost'

What do you think of these two? I think they're classics. Can't understand why they haven't gotten greater interest.
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They're the type of song that makes me understand why I appreciate Bono as a writer (Wild Irish Rose) and as an orator of poetry (Beautiful Ghost).

They also contain the wonderfully understated atmospherics the band was capable of back then.

All in all they’re two of my favourite tracks.
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I would have loved an album in this vane.

These two songs, Walk to the Water, Luminous Times...
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Wild Irish Rose = Great lyrics + sloppy arrangement and/or performance

Beautiful Ghost = Great everything...should have been on The Joshua Tree.
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I've never heard Wild Irish Rose, so I can't comment on it.

Beautiful Ghost is amazing. When I first heard about the song I was on fire to hear it because I loved the title so much. The song itself lived up to my expectations and then some. I think if The Joshua Tree had ended up being a double album, Streets should have opened the first disc and Beautiful Ghost should have opened the second one.
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Wild Irish Rose = Great lyrics + sloppy arrangement and/or performance
Wild Irish Rose is amazing - the singing is very strong and is complemented by music that aids the creation of a haunting atmosphere. Beautiful song.

I would love to hear Beautiful Ghost and Streets performed together live. Bono's recitation of the studio version is excellent - just imagine that leading into the start of Streets!
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Is Beautiful Ghost part of the iPod catalog? I've never heard it
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Is Beautiful Ghost part of the iPod catalog? I've never heard it
I can send it to you if you like. What's your email address?
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Beautiful Ghost is great. Kind of eerie at times, but beautiful. Would've been interesting to see Streets open disc 1 and BG open disc 2, as Bono's Shades says above.

Wild Irish Rose--I've always liked. Kind of gets repetitive by the end, but I've always liked B's vocals in that one.
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ive never heard either
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Wild Irish Rose is great - it's almost a folk song itself, it could be something from Ireland's back catalogue of folk, but it's not... Bono sounds brilliant in all his Irishness and it's a gorgeous lyric, very poetic and beautiful. I love Beautiful Ghost too - I can never find any info on either song, though.
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I can send it to you if you like. What's your email address?
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