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Off-Topic Banter / Re: My DC Mall Pictures
« Last post by U2Joshua on December 04, 2019, 11:47:58 PM »
Very nice.
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Off-Topic Banter / My DC Mall Pictures
« Last post by slaneman on December 04, 2019, 03:59:50 PM »
Took these in 2005 on a walk with a camera, before i Phones.




Wash monument from WWII monument area which was not quite finished



Wash monument from Old Executive Office Bldg.



White House



Wash monument under repair from earthquake




WWII monument still under construction



The Three Servicemen across from the Vietnam Wall



Reflecting pool from Lincoln steps hazy day



Lincoln



Lincoln close



Gettysburg



US Cap



US Cap

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Discography & Releases / Re: Record Store Day 2019: The Europa EP.
« Last post by morgan1098 on December 02, 2019, 10:57:57 AM »
My indie still had 5-10 copies of U2-3 on Saturday! Plus the whole store was 20 percent off because it was Small Business Saturday. So that lessened the high price a bit.
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Discography & Releases / Re: Record Store Day 2019: The Europa EP.
« Last post by bobni on November 29, 2019, 04:17:22 AM »
Just picked up Three at my local record store in Venlo (the Netherlands). They had about 10 copies in stock and still one copy of last year's HMTMKMKM!
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Discography & Releases / Re: New Reissues.
« Last post by Panama Jack on November 25, 2019, 02:14:39 PM »
Not sure if this post is on topic or not for this thread, but figured it's as good of a place as any. 

I recently purchased the Nov 2019 Japanese budget release of SOI (UICY 79043), figuring that it would be the same new mastering that was on the recent SHM-CD releases with the fixed, "Troubles."  I've been wanting the SHM-CD of SOI for a while now, but it's so expensive, so I thought this would be a great alternative cheaper way to get that mastering, even if it wasn't on an SHM-CD. 

Well, it's just a reprint of the original 2014 CD with the bad "Troubles", and not only that, but it's the US version to boot without the bonus Crystal Ballroom remix.  I feel so ripped off! haha  Anyway, if anyone was thinking along my same lines, I figured it was my duty to sound a warning cry on the Nov 2019 Japan re-releases.
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Lyrics Transcriptions / Re: Ahimsa
« Last post by Aaron on November 22, 2019, 04:24:10 PM »
Anyone hearing any differences? How about the language at the start and end? Anyone want to take a stab? :)
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Lyrics Transcriptions / Ahimsa
« Last post by Aaron on November 22, 2019, 04:23:05 PM »
Ahimsa (Studio Lyrics):
https://www.u2songs.com/songs/ahimsa_u2_and_ar_rahman_0350

[Lyrics in a South Indian language Ė female voice]
Iíll meet you where the sky is torn.
Iíll meet you in the air
Iíll meet you before the world was born.
When we had not a care
This is an invitation
To a high location
From someone who wants to belong
This is a meditation
On your radio station
If you like it you can sing along
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Iíll meet you where there is no weeping
Your tears are now a stream
Iíll meet you where there is no sleeping
Where we wake up to dream.
This is an invitation
To a high location
From someone who wants to belong
This is a meditation
On your radio station
If you like it you can sing along.
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
[A.R. Rahman]
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
Ahimsa
[Lyrics in a South Indian language Ė female voice]
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Discography & Releases / Re: 2019 Subscription: INNOCENCE + EXPERIENCE LIVE, 2015 & 2018
« Last post by George on November 12, 2019, 01:54:47 PM »
PS. I downloaded all tracks from U2.com and see all have fadein/fade out apart from GOOYOW->American Soul and LIAWHL->The Blackout. I thought it would be seamless as U22.  :-X

I'm not sure how I feel about the fades.  I don't find that it has really bothered me at all as I've listened to the album start-to-finish.  I thought it would grate on me, but no.

I must commend U2.com for, for the first time since whatever preceded U22, shipping me something that didn't get at least one of it's corners dented/folded/smashed during shipping!  Really, the whole thing was in prefect condition and I'm really happy about that.

The photos in the booklet are nice, but unfortunately I'll never look at them again.  It's such a nicely produced product, I just wish that they had included some sort of text with maybe anecdotal information, tour stats, quotes...anything really.  This is one of those rare times when I judged a book by its cover and was let down.

Overall, this product ranks third for what I know I'll enjoy from it, behind U22 (musically equal, behind on the booklet) and From The Ground Up (musically better, far behind on the book(let)).

I wonder if there'll be a follow-up gift in the same vein as FTGU followed U22, maybe next time being a collection of all the other tracks...
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Missing Ordinary Love is fine - I understand the reasoning if it's not a "song of experience".  Not having Lucifer's Hands, though, just seems like a missed opportunity to be complete.  Then again, this band is pretty notorious for leaving things just short of complete when it comes to releasing anything live.

I demand a bonus download-only track!
+1
When I read that they will include all SoI song that were played and The Crystal Ballroom within I thought at the same moment why the hell they omitted Lucifer's Hands!?!? Why? This song doesn't has luck to be on any official release - remember when "early version" Return of  Stingray Guitar was lost in voting for U22 and next on The Edge's Picks.   :-\ 
Other thing is that LH would fit very good as both CDs would have then for 12 tracks.

As for Ordinary Love - it could also be there, as Invisible can. I wouldn't mention it, but it also misses next opportunity to released in live version as they ommited it along with Sweetest Thing in bonus tracks on Paris e+I DVD/BD, still don't know why.

This is the first U2 live release I've heard where it really strikes me just how much of the music is "piped in" rather than played live... the strings on "Lights of Home," Kendrick Lamar's and Lykke Li's voices (you can also clearly hear Lady Gaga on "Summer of Love" although the sample isn't credited in the liner notes like the other two are), etc. I know a lot of this is triggered by Terry Lawless under the stage, and that this has been happening for years, it just really stands out on this release for some reason. Even so, it's cool hearing two full CDs worth of new music rather than all the old war horses like New Year's Day!

Yeah a little bit too much maybe. The Troubles is a killer for me - sounds great, especially long solo at the end, not faded like on album version.

I thought they will play The Troubles much more on e+I Tour, like a closer and maybe would had at least one opportunity to play it live with Lykke Li - that version would be probably even better.
Other option could be that part of Lykke Li could sing The Edge, but don't know how it would fit.


PS. I downloaded all tracks from U2.com and see all have fadein/fade out apart from GOOYOW->American Soul and LIAWHL->The Blackout. I thought it would be seamless as U22.  :-X
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This is the first U2 live release I've heard where it really strikes me just how much of the music is "piped in" rather than played live... the strings on "Lights of Home," Kendrick Lamar's and Lykke Li's voices (you can also clearly hear Lady Gaga on "Summer of Love" although the sample isn't credited in the liner notes like the other two are), etc. I know a lot of this is triggered by Terry Lawless under the stage, and that this has been happening for years, it just really stands out on this release for some reason. Even so, it's cool hearing two full CDs worth of new music rather than all the old war horses like New Year's Day!
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