That 'ache' that Bono sometimes speaks of with U2's music is lessened somewhat on this version imho at least. It loses a little bit of its rawness and ache with all the extra production in the coda in particular, and it ends up turning into almost a feel-good ending.
That said I do rather like it. But just a 3 stars for me, it's not off the scale good, but is a nice alternative. Wonder if it will be done this way live?
"I often use words not for what they mean but for what they sound like, the way they bump up against other words or things like that. I'm more interested in impression than detail at the moment."
- Bono on song writing
did you know
Dick Evans - Edge's brother - was in U2 until U2 was named U2. He performed with the current U2 during the first period when they were called 'Feedback' and 'The Hype'.