U2 ALONE IN THE LIGHT 1979 EARLY RARE RECORDING

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U2 ALONE IN THE LIGHT 1979 EARLY RARE RECORDING
« on: February 21, 2021, 07:09:10 PM »
Never heard this one before


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Re: U2 ALONE IN THE LIGHT 1979 EARLY RARE RECORDING
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 08:18:03 PM »
One of my favorite early demos along with The Dream Is Over and Life on a Distant Planet.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 08:19:13 PM »
Wonderful stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 03:39:54 AM »
One of my favorite early demos along with The Dream Is Over and Life on a Distant Planet.
One of my eternal regrets as a fan : that U2 never recorded Life on a distant planet with Steve Lillywhite.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 06:10:48 AM »
Good read here about the early demos (it appears the master recording from Alone in the Light has disappeared in a fire, though)

https://www.u2songs.com/news/u2_inside_out_early_demo_recordings_part_i
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 07:35:26 AM »
Good read here about the early demos (it appears the master recording from Alone in the Light has disappeared in a fire, though)

https://www.u2songs.com/news/u2_inside_out_early_demo_recordings_part_i
I remember Edge stating that the digital recording of Twilight (b-side of Another Day) was recorded from a 7’’ since the original tape was lost or destroyed.
That was when they released « the complete U2 » on iTunes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 06:35:52 PM »
whatever happened to the other unreleased recordings the guy had a few years ago? he bought some rare bootleg that had i think Concentration Cramp and another song and posted a few seconds from each and said he was going to auction the tape off? or? something?


we never got the full song

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 06:55:00 PM »
whatever happened to the other unreleased recordings the guy had a few years ago? he bought some rare bootleg that had i think Concentration Cramp and another song and posted a few seconds from each and said he was going to auction the tape off? or? something?


we never got the full song

Well im not sure i even want to hear the full song of that one....sounds like a vintage clunker to be honest  :D
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2021, 12:14:08 AM »
I'd still like to hear all it u2 I can is why I want to hear it. I don't care for much of the pre-Boy stuff as is.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2021, 12:34:30 AM »
That clip of Concentration Cramp seems to segue into the Night Fright guitar lick, so I wonder if Concentration Cramp is just another name for Night Fright/Tonight/etc. because Night Fright isn't listed in the video. I'm also curious about In Your Hand, because the same Dandelion Market tape is the only available clip of it, and it doesn't sound to me like any other early demo.
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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2021, 03:29:03 AM »
I guess the owner of the tape has tried to make money from the band or a private collector but so far failed for someone to meet his demand. Because let’s face it : no matter how rare that is, it’s not very interesting.
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