This film was made by Kevin Godley for the U.S. leg of U2's INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE tour in 2015. It was designed to play on the double screen that ran the full length of the stage, hence its unusually elongated aspect ratio. Morleigh Steinberg was shot in Dublin performing a contemporary version of THE SERPENTINE DANCE, originally filmed and hand - coloured by The Lumière Brothers in 1899, then projected selected takes onto stacks of junk in a warehouse. Camera and projector were locked together whilst tracking, to give the impression we were following Morleigh through the space and the colour streaking effect was added in post production.
"Recording Moment of Surrender was the most magical experience I've ever had in a studio. The piece came together very quickly, and it was only played once. It was never played again."
- Brian Eno
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Many musicians have been influenced by the work of U2. There are several cover versions of U2 songs by bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam and The Chimes, and musicians such as Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.