Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance

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Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« on: May 06, 2020, 06:25:12 PM »
I admittedly haven't paid much attention to U2's recent output , but why didn't anyone turn me on to this?

An extraordinary performance from Bono. It was a chap in rehab, who isn't even particularly into U2, that turned me onto it.

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 06:32:58 PM »
This I presume? Yeah, great stuff.

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 06:33:06 PM »
I admittedly haven't paid much attention to U2's recent output , but why didn't anyone turn me on to this?

An extraordinary performance from Bono. It was a chap in rehab, who isn't even particularly into U2, that turned me onto it.
Yeah the apple thing overshadowed some really good performances around that time. It's a great performance.
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 06:35:27 PM »
I've watched it many times...so beautiful.
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2020, 07:21:37 PM »
Would have been a number 1 hit circa 2000-2005.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 07:31:30 PM »
It is an astounding performance for a man of 54, as he was then, or any age.

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 07:34:31 PM »
It's adequate.  Not a patch on Pop.


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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 07:35:00 PM »
He belted it out in Melbourne last year too.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 07:36:02 PM »
I'm surprised he didn't scream that through a bullhorn  ;)

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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 07:37:40 PM »
And what the Edge's piano playing?  He could teach Chopin a thing or two.


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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 07:39:51 PM »
It is an astounding performance for a man of 54, as he was then, or any age.

The performance on the I&E tour was just Edge and B on the small e stage with this arrangement. I was about 10 feet away and it was impressive, probably not as much as the video above, but definitely one of the great moments of the concert.
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 07:46:39 PM »
This is the one that really got me listening to this song. Amazing performance.

It says 2018, but maybe that's just when it was posted.
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2020, 08:26:45 PM »
This is the one that really got me listening to this song. Amazing performance.

It says 2018, but maybe that's just when it was posted.

2018 is correct. Cape Cod

https://www.atu2.com/tours/concert/unknown-bourne-jun-30-2018
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2020, 09:00:15 PM »
And for a song that sat in "the oven" for sooooooo long.......simple is sooooo much better................the cape cod mini gig is one of the best renditions.....IMO
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Re: Every Breaking Wave VMA 2014 performance
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 09:08:44 PM »
I think it's one of Bono's greatest performances.

Ever.