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dagobah

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different LIVE arrangements of U2 songs
« on: June 07, 2020, 05:20:27 PM »
I just discovered the following two arrangements of Iris (Hold Me Close) were performed quite differently:
1.  Paris, France December 7, 2015 (which is on the DVD release)
2.  Montreal, Canada June 6 2018 (which is on the 2019 U2 fan club CD release Live Songs of iNNOCENCE+eXPERIENCE)

The lyrics of Iris (Hold Me Close) are moved around and thus . . . . . so is the music.  I only found out because I am currently deciding which live U2 audio files from 2015 to 2018 . . . . . . are worth keeping in my iTunes library.  But it's weird I am only now discovering this different live arrangement of Iris (Hold Me Close).

Thanks to Aaron's detailed notes in the discography, we know that U2 performed New Year's Day with a very different arrangement in 2017 and 2018.  Is there anyone on the forum who knows what other songs U2 performed with different arrangements in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019?
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Re: different LIVE arrangements of U2 songs
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 05:12:03 PM »
I also discovered the live performance (during the 2018 tour) of Dirty Day is different because Bono uses quite a bit of time during the song to talk about the band growing up in Ireland . . . . . and the consequence of that is . . . . . many of the lyrics are not sung.