Any Barlow Interview

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Wik73

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Any Barlow Interview
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:17:08 AM »
He claims the album changed drastically after Trump was elected. Oh, I wish I could here that earlier version.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8061774/andy-barlow-interview-u2-producer-songs-experience


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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:52:18 AM »
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At one point, we had 60 songs -- some with complete lyrics, some half complete -- that we had to narrow it down from.

It always amazes me when you read something like this about any of the great musical acts and how they just have tons and tons of content, sometimes full songs, that will never see the light of day.

Makes me want there to be a "U2 National Archive" someday where every single little thing would be available to listen to in one form or another of completion!  That would be a nightmare for any creative person probably, letting people see all that unfinished work, but a real treat for me as a fan!  :)

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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 08:44:55 AM »
Can I be your assistant ? that's my dream job, I hope I live till I'm 100 there must be an absolute stack of unreleased material that will get released over the next 40 - 50 years

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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 01:10:09 AM »
Gavin Friday stated at the SOI release that U2 had literally hundreds of finished songs that have never seen the light of day and that when the band is finally done, he hopes to be the one responsible for making an anthology


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Waffles

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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 03:33:13 AM »
And they supposedly had 60 songs after NLOTH. Yet they still choose to repeat choruses from SOI on SOE...

I doubt they really have that much material.

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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 04:50:11 AM »
And they supposedly had 60 songs after NLOTH. Yet they still choose to repeat choruses from SOI on SOE...

I doubt they really have that much material.

I think it's fairly obvious those were artistic choices.
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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 04:52:36 AM »
Bob Dylan releases sometimes boxes with a lot of stuff that isn't released yet. Mostly unfinished or early demo's. I'd like that from U2.
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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 08:23:32 AM »
If the vault is full of so many songs, and 40+ from SOE alone, why did they only put a single unreleased song on the deluxe version?

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Re: Any Barlow Interview
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 12:48:11 PM »
If the vault is full of so many songs, and 40+ from SOE alone, why did they only put a single unreleased song on the deluxe version?

They probably asked themselves, among other things...

a. Does the song fit with the other tracks on the album to some extent?
b. Do we consider this finished?
c. Is it something we want to put out right now? (i.e., is it good enough? can we improve it? can we save it for later if it has potential?)