Originally posted by felix2:The unplugged train has left. We have a completely different, fast-moving time in music. Heard today, obsolete tomorrow. I think the rearranged album with old songs won't go down well with U2 fans. They'll probably put some bonus tracks on it telling us to buy it because we haven't heard it. That's my opinion on that. Before talking about a new album, the part from 2017 with the JT tour film should be warmed up again.
Originally posted by LostSailor:This is by far my saddest day as a U2 fan of 37 plus years....A new version of Where The Streets Have No Name? What in the bloody hell? I think I am officially renouncing my U2 mega Fandom. I can now empathize with how Matt McGee felt when he shuttered atu2 a few years ago. I'll see U2 play live if they are near me but my days of spending my hard earned cash to travel around North America are over. This is a disgusting cash grab for the record label and a banal attempt to be relevant today. I am so disappointed and disgusted. The future doesn't need a big kiss from this band anymore...their future has dried up
..at least for me.
Originally posted by LostSailor:Fair point...my disappointment stems from my opinion that our world is one big dumpster fire right now on many levels; especially in North America. I am selfishly looking forward to new U2 music to make everything a little better or perhaps seem not as bad....just like they have always done for us in the past. I hope Songs of Surrrender is a giant stepping stone to fresh new rock music next year instead of an unnecessary detour for a cash grab....
Originally posted by Juandi08:[..]
isnt there a minimum chance Songs of Surrender is Songs of Ascent
Originally posted by beerok:I'm very much torn about this SOS thing too but I think we do need to give them a chance. Let them put it out. Let's see what it really is, what the songs are, what they did with them, and then decide if we like it. I made myself a career spanning playlist of alternate versions of songs a while back and it's a very enjoyable thing to listen to, and very long too (63 songs). If SOS is really 40 songs, even if there are duds in there, it's statistically guaranteed that there will be at least a handful of gems in there. I'll take that. Plus AB live is coming from the archives, plus a new album and likely tour in 2023. There's something in there for everyone, I'm going to give them a chance and focus on the bits that I like.