Originally posted by mattfromcanada:[..]
Zoo Station a la ZooTV might be impossible to knock off as #1. Real Thing re-imagined in later 360 shows (Toronto 7/11/11 was my experience) was pretty great. Breath has never quite grabbed my attention though.
Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
It also has one of the most fasctinating stereo separations in U2's catalogue - listening to it is a completely different story with speakers/car stereo vs headphones/earphones/IEMs. If you listen just with right earphone you'll notice a lot more of the piano, while you'll pick up most of the guitar when listening with just the left earphone. Even some of the backing vocals and sound layers are panned, as well as the bridge before the solo (there is literally zero sound coming in from the left channel other than the piano, and then it explodes with the guitar solo). There's even a subtle musical difference: even if the song is in the key of Bm, in the main riff the crunchy guitar on the right side sounds major (like it's doing D>B>A>B>A) and the heavy guitar on the left sounds minor (like it's doing D5>Bm>A>Bm>A). Aahhhhhh I could go on for hours. I SO love this song since the very day NLOTH leaked It was a lifetime ago...
Originally posted by deanallison:I really like the song but don’t think it was a great opener. I enjoyed it live but I do like a more atmospheric sort of build up. The band just walking on stage one at a time isn’t really my ideal opening to a show. It would have been much better than boots as opener right enough for the rose bowl release. When I think about it though it probably is the 2nd best opener I’ve witnessed in person and best song quality wise I’ve witnessed as opener as well.
3. Sunday Bloody Sunday
4. The Miracle
7. Return Of The Stingray Guitar
If I’d seen Real Thing on 360 or COBL on the vertigo tour they’d be at the top of the list but I didn’t. Zoo station is my favourite they’ve ever done and streets is up there but again not seen them as opener in person.
Originally posted by dylbagz:[..]
Pretty sure none of those have an atmospheric build up?
Originally posted by miryclay:Blackout is anticlimactic in nature.