This one is actually really nice. The full clip is beautiful. I wish they’d bring this one back. Obviously live, it’s better with the member-by-member exit with Larry finishing the show, but I think that when comparing the recorded versions, this one does an admirable job of holding its own with the original.
Makes a lovely end to the album - and one of the few really 're-imagined' pieces.
Though if they'd done it like they did at the end of the Vertigo shows with the extended drum parts, just as a coda - it would have been even more spectacular.
Still, pleasant and not a complete wreck.
"God only knows what made Edge give up a life as a cosmologist to become our musical director. God knows, but thank God he did."
- Bono introducing Edge in Vancouver, 2015
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.