Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece

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The Edges Cat

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Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:38:46 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/arts/music/popcast-u2-songs-of-experience.html

Ava Duvernay tweeted this article with "Because greatness. #IWillFollow." She's a big fan, and if the next generation of artists and filmmakers and musicians admire U2 and their message, then that says a lot about U2's longevity.
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: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 06:44:00 AM »
Thanks, Cat!

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shineinthesummernight

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:28:21 PM »
I think that U2 will get greater respect once they're done.  Right now it's almost like their longevity works against them for some of the haters.  "They are not perfect human beings/saints; therefore I will condemn their hypocrisy."  If we had to wait till we're perfect to speak out then none of us would be saying much of anything.

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 05:31:41 PM »
If we had to wait till we're perfect to speak out then none of us would be saying much of anything.

I'm printing this quote out and sticking it above my desk. :)
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: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 05:58:15 PM »
I doubt they have any inside sources, but the article is pretty confident that there will be a trilogy with songs of ascent


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shineinthesummernight

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 07:14:49 PM »
I'm still hoping for a Songs of Ascent.  It sounds like a great, ambient sort of idea to me from the way that Bono has spoken about it. (Meditative songs harkening back to the idea of music sung as the Jews ascended the ancient wall in Jerusalem.)

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 02:45:14 PM »
I'm still hoping for a Songs of Ascent.  It sounds like a great, ambient sort of idea to me from the way that Bono has spoken about it. (Meditative songs harkening back to the idea of music sung as the Jews ascended the ancient wall in Jerusalem.)

Songs of Ascent would definitely work with the production values of LIAWHL, that atmosphere.
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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shineinthesummernight

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
I'm still hoping for a Songs of Ascent.  It sounds like a great, ambient sort of idea to me from the way that Bono has spoken about it. (Meditative songs harkening back to the idea of music sung as the Jews ascended the ancient wall in Jerusalem.)

Songs of Ascent would definitely work with the production values of LIAWHL, that atmosphere.
Right, exactly along those lines!  Such a beautiful and ethereal tune delivered in such a subtle, haunting way.

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 09:15:56 PM »
I'm still hoping for a Songs of Ascent.  It sounds like a great, ambient sort of idea to me from the way that Bono has spoken about it. (Meditative songs harkening back to the idea of music sung as the Jews ascended the ancient wall in Jerusalem.)

Songs of Ascent would definitely work with the production values of LIAWHL, that atmosphere.
Right, exactly along those lines!  Such a beautiful and ethereal tune delivered in such a subtle, haunting way.

Like a hymn.

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Re: Why Is U2 Still Huge After 40 Years? Great piece
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 01:01:27 PM »
I have a picture of the graffitti outside of the old Windmill Lane studios in Dublin (think it's all town down now) from 2011 and one tag says 'Songs of Ascent NOW'.