I have always loved this performance of NYD. I know his voice isn't in top shape but the "say its true" vocal SOARS on the Vertigo DVD. My favorite part of the song, and he just nails it.
Similarly, on the Slane DVD, he and Edge hit perfect harmony as Bono carries out the "We can be one...." line...it makes my heart skip a beat every time. Rarely can Bono hold the note out in perfect tune long enough for Edge to match the harmony.
I thought the down-tuned performances of the JT30 tour were sort of weak but those shows are the only time I've ever heard the song, so I'll take it.
"Our music is not just inviting people to my own nightmare or daydream. It's much more than that. It is, when it comes down to it, very aggressive rock 'n roll music - very aggressive. I think it's aggressive in it's insight as well as in the music. And I think you feel you're doing something right when you get plus and minus reaction like we've been getting."
- Bono, 1984
did you know
The Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn has directed a U2 videoclip every 5 years since the One videoclip in 1992. He also directed the Please (1997) and Electrical Storm (2002) videoclips.