Songs of Surrender

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Songs of Surrender
« on: April 01, 2022, 05:58:09 AM »
Rumour: U2 have a new album of old songs coming this year..."Songs of Surrender" More here: https://www.u2songs.com/news/songs_of_surrender #U2

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2022, 08:40:13 AM »
More interested in hearing Bob Ezrin's working with U2 on their upcoming album than the re-recordings, but that could turn out to be pretty awesome if they really let themselves stretch out in creating new settings for those old songs.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2022, 09:37:31 AM »
I'm just not interested in hearing old songs re-recorded. So many artists are doing that now and it comes off as lazy. Over four years and this is all they can come up with?

I shouldn't be surprised, but somehow I am.

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2022, 09:52:19 AM »
Donít really know how to feel about it. Could be cool but Bono really canít sing like he used to.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2022, 09:56:30 AM »
While it appears to be legit, news such as this transpiring on today's date in particular always makes me raise an eyebrow...
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2022, 10:01:17 AM »
While it appears to be legit, news such as this transpiring on today's date in particular always makes me raise an eyebrow...

They have been talking about the project for over a year I think. Sounds legit.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2022, 10:07:28 AM »
The whole ę itís an album Ľ thing sounds like a prank, based on some previously available info.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2022, 10:11:55 AM »
While it appears to be legit, news such as this transpiring on today's date in particular always makes me raise an eyebrow...

They have been talking about the project for over a year I think. Sounds legit.

True.  The prospective title is what gives me pause.  'Songs Of Ascent' never quite came to be, and 'Songs Of Surrender' has the sound to me of going back to the well.  Definitely sign me up for the album of new material that's expected for early 2023 though.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2022, 10:15:04 AM »
Yeah, if they do old songs "stripped" down and acoustically, I'm not interested. Bono's voice isn't there. If they did it in an ambient way then I am interested and excited.

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2022, 10:19:08 AM »
If it's legit and they really took the decision to release such an album, I assume the arrangements will be adjusted to Bono's current voice and therefore it will sound good enough.

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2022, 10:24:51 AM »
If it's legit and they really took the decision to release such an album, I assume the arrangements will be adjusted to Bono's current voice and therefore it will sound good enough.

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2022, 03:30:12 PM »
I'd like this more if it were a fan club release rather than a proper U2 album. And I wish it didn't follow the "Songs of" formula.
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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2022, 03:46:28 PM »
Fucking hell, have a day off, folks....

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2022, 06:45:35 PM »
Despite my extremely disgruntled status, Iíd still welcome (but be terrified of) an SOE+ level new album. I want that. As good as SOE (admitting the warts), Iím there.

But why DA FUQ would anyone want to hear rerecorded takes croaked out by Geezer Bono? Iím down for good-enough new music with his current range and style, but if I ever want to hear Sunday Bloody Sunday again, I will listen to the guy in his 20s belting it out like Muhammed Goddamn Ali.

And you KNOW he will ruin this shit with some sort of contemporary spin on the lyrics. Iím a liberal so his takes are fine with me but his writing is in the toilet now and I donít want the song meanings to change. If I want a song to feel relevant to Ukraine or whatever, Iíll do it myself. I donít want, like, Please For Ukraine or someshit.

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Re: Songs of Surrender
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2022, 08:15:41 PM »
it is april fools day