1. I think most people enjoyed when they performed on the b stage over the last number of tours and most of those songs were stripped back it always got the crowds going particularly when it was the 4 of them.
  2. Originally posted by deanallison:[..]
    You’re still misunderstanding me I think. I was talking about they songs being better full band in general like the electric full band versions being better than acoustic. Best thing was the only song I picked out as an acoustic full band version, although stuck in a moment does come under that category as well now I think of it. I think I’ve mentioned so many songs and types of versions it’s got confusing lol.
    Okay,now I get it. Full band is always better than just vocal and acoustic guitar/piano. I could agree with that.
    But there is SBS played with just Edge and electric guitar on Popmart and it is still miles better than full band acoustic from i+e/e+i.
  3. I wouldn't mind an album where they re-record songs with strings and an orchestra etc. So like BBC 2017.
  4. I think that has always been a long term shelf idea. Songs like Sweetest Thing, Velvet Dress would be great candidates.
  5. They were close in 2015. Used strings in a bunch of the promos, and then there was a couple songs in early rehearsal with strings. Every Breaking Wave, One, and maybe one other. Can't recall. I really liked the version of One too.

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  6. I won't defend a covers album under any circumstance, and pretty much can't defend an acoustic album or piano only album of old songs. Too many artists in the last 20 years have done this as a way to combat writer's block or just as an excuse for being lazy. I've lost count of how many useless covers albums and reinterpretation albums Sting has made. I'd rather have a crap album than nothing. And as far as worrying about their legacy? The masterworks will live on for a few years, but nobody will care about the other albums after we are dead and gone. As hard as it is to imagine, even the best of the best may be forgotten 100 years from now. If auto tune and recycled beats are ruling the charts now, perhaps something even worse than that will 100 years from now. As much as I hate to think it, 2000 years from now, Please, Gone, or even So Cruel will not even be a footnote in history. Sad to think of such things
  7. A cover by someone else...?

    Thye just listed the band members as writers.
  8. What covers album are you talking about? Looks indeed just a cover by someone else
  9. I'm talking about this album (see below). Welsh Edge is probably right. I was just confused that it is listed as a single on U2's Spotifypage.

    Originally posted by bonoschild:From U2songs:

    To celebrate Record Store Day, SiriusXM aired a Record Store Day Special with Rocky O’Riordan on U2 X-Radio. Rocky’s second guest pn the special was none other than Adam Clayton, and Rocky spent time discussing the Record Store Day release, “Fire” with Adam, including that well discussed photo from 1979 that appeared on the back cover. But we got some news about the future projects of the band, when Rocky took the time to ask the question what’s coming next for U2. Thank you Rocky for asking!

    Adam’s response was to talk about some of the work they are doing rearranging songs currently, possibly for a Fall release. We’ll present Adam’s answer below:

    “Well, you know we are playing around with rearranging some of the songs that we have and setting them in a more acoustic environment. Edge got a bit of a bee in his bonnet and said you know, no pun intended, said lets look at these songs and imagine them in a different context. So we are playing around with that.
    He’s putting a lot of work into changing the keys, and moving them onto piano and that sort of thing. And hopefully we will have something towards the end of the year that will show a different light on U2.

    I think it’s an opportunity to explore different versions of the band in a way. Because it’s very much the early days, it’s embryonic, it could go somewhere between Leonard Cohen or Johnny Cash – very stripped down and bare – towards something that is very lush. Very hard to say where it will end up or if it will all end up with the same tone across it, or if each song will be treated differently. I’m excited to see how the songs could exist in a different universe.”

    Hopefully not an album of U2 piano versions 🤮
  10. Originally posted by Bart20:I'm talking about this album (see below). Welsh Edge is probably right. I was just confused that it is listed as a single on U2's Spotifypage.

    Well, that's not a cover album but themselves rearrange songs
  11. When reading Adam’s comments, I think he is referring to rearranging some of the songs they already have as in: new songs that they have been working on lately. In the process of making an album they always rearrange their songs constantly to see what ‘style’ suits the song best before they mould them into their final version. In this way, a track that started out as an acoustic track can become a full blown rock song in the final version and the other way around. So I guess no worries needed here for U2 revisiting their back catalogue and giving it an ‘acoustic treatment’.