Silver and Gold

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Silver and Gold
« on: February 26, 2020, 02:26:01 PM »
I love the live version of Silver and Gold on Rattle and Hum, but didn't really care for the version on the "Best Of" cd. Anyone else?
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 05:11:29 PM »
Live is where it lives. "Play the blues, Edge" even though it's as far from the blues as you can get haha.
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 05:22:17 PM »
Live is where it lives. "Play the blues, Edge" even though it's as far from the blues as you can get haha.
Yeah, that's not one of the brightest things our Bono has ever said!
But, yes, this song was meant to be played live.
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 05:31:19 PM »
Some people prefer the studio - iirc, Smee does?

But I think they improved the studio rough take into a great song.

I'm actually not sure I've heard any performance other than the one that made R&H though.

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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 05:55:17 PM »
Some people prefer the studio - iirc, Smee does?

But I think they improved the studio rough take into a great song.

I'm actually not sure I've heard any performance other than the one that made R&H though.


I prefer the studio version.
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 06:02:10 PM »
I'm actually not sure I've heard any performance other than the one that made R&H though.

There are a few from the last leg of the Joshua Tree tour (87).

There’s even one where Exit segues into S&G.


https://youtu.be/stQHy36AAvE
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 09:01:06 AM »
Yeah...i much prefer the studio version of the song. I like the tempo more. The live version sounds so rushed.
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 09:20:55 AM »
I'm actually not sure I've heard any performance other than the one that made R&H though.

There are a few from the last leg of the Joshua Tree tour (87).

There’s even one where Exit segues into S&G.


https://youtu.be/stQHy36AAvE

Nice version, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2020, 08:16:36 PM »
I like both.  I'd give the nod to the live version on R&H though.
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2020, 08:57:31 PM »
S&G from R&H is one of the first memories that come up when thinking about the film.
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Re: Silver and Gold
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2020, 09:20:12 PM »
Oof. I actually have a hard time choosing favorites, most of the time. I have to go with both, I think I get equal pleasure out of hearing either one. One of my favorites!
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