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September 2nd, 2005

ABOY single @ 09:42 pm

canadanne:
I'm currently feelin: curious curious

I'm a bit behind on here, but I haven't seen anyone post about this yet:

[From U2.com]

"It's Official!

All Because Of You will be the fourth single release from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

The new single, released in the UK on October 10th, will be issued on 2 CDs and DVD.

B-sides include a new version of Miss Sarajevo, recorded live at Milan's San Siro stadium in the summer, as well as an acoustic version of the album track A Man And A Woman.

The DVD features the video for All Because Of You which was shot by Phil Joanou last winter on the back of a truck on Brooklyn Bridge - with a cast of thousands including New York cops, sirens and lots of barely believing fans. Also featured is the video for the last single City of Blinding Lights, shot live in Vancouver on the opening leg of the tour.
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Acoustic version of AMAAW?  Oooooooo!  I hope they don't somehow ruin it.

Apparently ABOY will be on CD:UK this weekend. Probably the video, as I'm not aware of them having done a live performance for the show, but I could be wrong... wasn't someone from this community there when they filmed the various songs?

EDIT: Yeah, the CD:UK website confirms it'll just be the video they're showing.
 
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From:illusory_thrill
Date:September 2nd, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
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just curious, but which songs have already been released as singles from HTDAAB? I know Vertigo's one. I thought ABOY was released as a single awhile ago. Or maybe that's just in the US.
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From:canadanne
Date:September 2nd, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)

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In the UK (and I think the rest of Europe / the world?) they've released Vertigo, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own and City Of Blinding Lights. They released All Because Of You instead of SYCMIOYO in the US... and for some reason they've decided to release it here as well now!  I wasn't expecting them to, I was pretty convinced it would be Original Of The Species next. I wonder if they will release SYCMIOYO in America now.
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From:illusory_thrill
Date:September 2nd, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
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thanks for clearing that up for me! I do hope they release SYCMIOYO in the US (where I am), because it's actually my all-time favorite U2 song.
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From:bonoffee
Date:September 2nd, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Oh my God I am so excited about this I might scream! That's my other fave song off the album (the first being Vertigo) and I am SO SO glad it's being released here! I love Original loads but I really wanted something hard and rocking to offset the slushy boringness of the Coldplay single and really make their mark, and this song, I feel, does that perfectly. It's all about the Bono scream, ya know.

*gets hyper, remembers she should save money to buy it*
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From:arcmorality
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:06 am (UTC)

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Acoustic version of AMAAW?  Oooooooo!  I hope they don't somehow ruin it.

Well they cant make it any worse can they? ;P

That's a terrible choice for the next single imo.
From:dysprosium
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
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Indeed. Why not go for something ballsy, like Love And Peace Or Else? Hell, even Miracle Drug would be better. Or even Original Of The Species!

*shakes head*
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From:canadanne
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)

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*gives you a smack for that!* :P

I can't decide if it's an alright choice or not. I do somewhat agree with the idea of putting out another rockin' track instead of churning out a stream of slowish numbers, and I've really grown to love ABOY... I'm not entirely sure what non-U2 fans are going to make of it though. I worry that a lot of people won't "get" the chorus and they'll think the lyrics are just really sappy. Hmm, dunno - I hope it will go down well!  I still think the video is rubbish though, I was hoping they might film a different one for Europe. :/
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From:arcmorality
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)
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I like the video! But I reckon this single will struggle to break into the top 20. They hardly played it at the UK shows. There not gonna do much promo for it seeing as there in the states. I dont recall them doing this live for TOTPs or CD:UK? Nah its not got mass appeal at all. :-/
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From:canadanne
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
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The video might have been better if it didn't have that awful screaming all the way through, drowning out the music. That just annoys me. (Mind you, at least it's visually more interesting than the yawn-fest that was the City Of Blinding Lights video. God, it's been ages since they did a video I particularly liked!)

I know they rehearsed it for TOTP, don't know if they did a proper performance or not though. It is a bit weird if they're releasing a song they didn't perform for any of the music shows!  I'd be shocked if it did *that* badly in the charts though, seeing as they haven't missed out on the top 5 in all the time I've been a fan.

I just hope this doesn't mean OOTS won't get a single release. I know they used to release five singles, but they only did four from ATYCLB and we know how lazy they're getting with this kind of thing. :/
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From:arcmorality
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
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Did E-Storm get into the top 5?

I guess if the tour does come back to the UK next spring. Then that would probably mean a 5th single. Lets hope so eh.
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From:canadanne
Date:September 3rd, 2005 02:45 am (UTC)

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Yeah. It's dead easy to remember because that run of singles reached these positions:

Beautiful Day - No.1
Stuck In A Moment - No.2
Elevaton - No.3
Walk On - No.4
Electrical Storm - No.5!
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From:bonoffee
Date:September 3rd, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
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Now see, that just goes to show people who aren't U2 fans have no taste *smirks* Walk On at no.4. *shakes head* So who cares if they do well or not with this single, people are silly with the charts these days. Crazy Frog, anyone? (Oh yeah, that kept COBL off no.1 last time...)
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From:rockingthemike
Date:September 4th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
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What a rip-off. I wanted "Miracle Drug" or "Original of the Species". The b-sides aren't even enticing enough to pick up the UK version of the single.

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