Originally posted by deanallison:Elevation as a live track is very overrated for me. I know most hardcore fans don’t view it overly favourably but even some of the people that don’t say it works live or it’s a high energy track. Then there’s the casual fans who seem to go wild for it as well yet would go for a beer during Red Hill Mining Town Or Cedarwood Road.
Originally posted by hello123:Heartland. Never got the fan love for it.
Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
Aahhh ignore this. I have just found this mix that I used to have back in the day. God bless Youtube ♥
This is the absolute best version of the song for me.
I've combined the standard version with the Alternate Vocal / Different Mix found on the Australian Unforgettable Fire 12" to allow for a song structure more similar to the album cut - including Edge's harmony vocals on the first verse and a complete second verse.
Originally posted by CMIPalaeo:Again, I gotta bring it up... All My Life.
It's a good song, I'd definitely love to see it finished and released. But... c'mon. It's not that great. I mean, how can you even tell, it's mainly ocean noise?
Originally posted by cesar_garza01:[..]
Drag them Matthew.
And we were not supposed to say anything about GOOYOW because, you know, it was an incomplete video... with sound quality 10000 better than in All My Life.
Originally posted by Bloodraven:I keep thinking about how much the release form of a song affects the way we ( I ) feel about a song...
"If Boots hasn't been a lead single, would it been accepted better?"
"If SUC was a side b, would we be praising it as a fun b side that deserved to be on an album?"
"If Best Thing was an old beach clip would we be thinking of it as one of their best songs ever?"
"If All My Life had been a lead single, would we be saying how it's just a lazy attempt of regaining some of Beautiful Day's glory through a U2 by numbers track?"
Once said that, I really want All my Life to be released, and I do think it could be an awesome song and it certainly deserves a lot better than just that crappy recording, and I also love GOOYOW and Best Thing.
But I keep thinking those what ifs...
(And I'm not even including the nostalgia factor in this set of what ifs, which IMHO are affects even more our perception of U2 tracks)