Gone vs. Gone

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Gone vs. Gone
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:25:55 PM »
Which is better guys? I bought this summer the only greatest hits CD I'll ever own (alright, I have one of Fleetwood Mac), and so I rediscovered the other version.

I think it's an improvement that song sticked the whole summer in my head, it has a kind of Live touch.

What do you think?
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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
Album version. Simply no question for me.

Same with all the other songs they f***** with from Pop.
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
No new ideas in the house and every book has been read.

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Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 07:07:28 PM »
They are both great, I don’t really have a preference.

I love the over present surfing Whammy guitar parts of the original, but the rest of them are way too buried in the mix...
The “goodbye” part sounds very weak with only that piano part.

That was corrected in the new version, and Edge re-recorded parts are very loud and punchy. Love that.
It features much better vocals as well.

Discothèque was butchered, but they got this right.

Overall, they complement each other for me.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 07:13:46 PM by DoYouFeelLoved »

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 07:17:55 PM »
It depends on whether you like to hear Bono screeching way too loudly at the best part of the song ("No emotional GOODNIGHT! I'll be UP with the sun...."). He misses like every single note, it's horrible.

« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 01:28:16 PM by The Exile »
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 07:22:35 PM »
It depends on whether you like to hear Bono screeching way too loudly the best part of the song ("No emotional GOODNIGHT! I'll be UP with the sun...."). He misses like every single note, it's horrible.

I reckon that part is much better on the original, but it’s not that bad for me.
He doesn’t really hit any wrong notes on there, but his voice is shot and so it struggles to project enough power.
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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 11:39:42 PM »
It depends on whether you like to hear Bono screeching way too loudly the best part of the song ("No emotional GOODNIGHT! I'll be UP with the sun...."). He misses like every single note, it's horrible.



Overall, I like the new mix better, but it certainly puts a calendar date on Bono’s voice starting to go to hell.

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 04:56:54 AM »
The original was perfect. Why fuss with it?

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 07:11:46 AM »
Album version. Simply no question for me.

Same with all the other songs they f***** with from Pop.

agreed.

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:00:24 AM »
They think POP was unfinished, but the only thing that tarnishes it IMO are the disgusting "finished" versions. Maybe the point U2 lost the run of themselves and polished every song they made afterwards within an inch of its life, losing whatever spontaneity or special feeling it might have had.

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »
Album by miles.

Just like all the other examples from that record.

With hindsight the 'finished' Pop songs really were big fat clues to what u2 sadly would later all too often become.

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 08:17:48 AM »
They think POP was unfinished, but the only thing that tarnishes it IMO are the disgusting "finished" versions. Maybe the point U2 lost the run of themselves and polished every song they made afterwards within an inch of its life, losing whatever spontaneity or special feeling it might have had.

I don't think the Best of 1990-2000 versions of songs from Pop are the 'finished' product of Pop.  By Pop being unfinished I like to think they meant that if they had had some more time in the studio at the time they would have polished the album tracks a bit more.  For example, I think the single version of Please is what U2 regarded as the 'finished' version rather than the album version, because they had a bit more time to tinker with it, and I for one like the single version a lot more.  To me, the Best Of Discotheque, Gone and SATS are basically the ATYCLB-ized re-recordings of old songs a few years after the Pop album was originally recorded.

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 09:26:19 AM »
bring back the ballsy U2, less overthinking and analysing and "polishing" please!

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 10:33:07 AM »
bring back the ballsy U2, less overthinking and analysing and "polishing" please!

It took them a full year to make the Joshua Tree. 

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 11:23:38 AM »
The original is the best, hands down. They tried to make the remix more like the live version but it doesn't have the same power, plus they eliminated Larry's fill just before the bridge. That always irks me. >:(

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Re: Gone vs. Gone
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 01:32:36 PM »
I like the arrangement of the original version, especially Edge's guitar but I cannot stand Bono's atrocious singing on it, it's painful to my ears and renders the song unlistenable to me. Therefore I prefer the remix where Bono's singing is vastly improved.