The ones you posted are great and bring back memories. Thank you!
I was too young to catch those early early shows. Discovered their back catalogue in my early teens in the 90s and loved the rawness of Boy, War,
October compared to their later stuff at the time.
Saw them on the Pop Mart tour but would have much preferred to have seen them during the early 80s.
Born too late I guess... Lol
I have given this a lot of thought and speculation!!!
After re-listening to the U2 catalog (all the remastered CDs), and lost b-sides and remixes, I think I am finally going to make my true and honest
announcement on my favorite album and track!
Album: The Unforgettable Fire (Remastered)
Track: Boomerang II
This was during the time period when Brian Eno joined up as producer. He also played some instruments here and there. Adding a layered and textured
structure to U2 that they ended up capturing. From harmonics on an electric steel guitar (Wire) given the world famous "Edge" factor by running
through either a Korg Space Delay 3000 or the TC Electronics 2290, delay and panning add "that" sound that defined U2 during this time period. The
above track is the b-side to Pride (in the name of love). This was the origins of "scene painting" in music that carries forward into the epic
The Joshua Tree album.
On this particular album, Bono walks up to the mike and improvise vocals to a track being slowed down (Eno probably) just to see what it sounds like!
That track is Elvis Presley and America with Bono singing in Cherokee (or something similar, some Native language). From the
Bolero-style rise of Bad, to the album's namesake, The Unforgettable Fire, along with Wide Awake in America, and all the
b-sides and remixes, highlight one of my favorite eras of this band.
It is comfort food to my soul and ears! A comfortable chair that I can return to with no sense of irony or "guilty pleasure" feelings I find with
other U2 albums. This also represents a time in my life of great change and provides the perfect soundtrack!
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