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March 18th, 2006

"one" with Mary J Blige @ 11:16 am

trashcan17:
I'm currently hearin: Flesh for Lulu - Decline & Fall

During the week heard for the first time the new version of One which feature Mary J blige, it was played on Radio 1 in the UK ... an interesting version, at first not sure and Ms Blige does does the OTT diva vocal on it at some points ...

Are there plans for it's release in the UK and what would be great is if it is that all the sales money goes straight to Make Poverty History camapign?
 
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From:supacatie
Date:March 18th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
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Ooh...One with Mary J Blige, personally, I think it's a disaster. I know that its for a good cause and all, but it's too much for such a mellow song, the diva thing isn't U2.

The proceeds go to the victims of Hurricane's Katrina and Rita I think. I could be wrong though.
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 18th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)

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Its the Mary J blige cover version. Will appear on her studio album, is also being released as a single. Not heard about any charity thing.
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From:trashcan17
Date:March 18th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
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Def was announced on the radio as U2 featuring Mary J Blige .. maybe thats how the PR stuff has gone out to radio stations in the UK ... and most of the time radio 1 won't play a track if it's not going to be a single release ...

like I said not sure on it .... just a few bits too unneccessary on it .. and as One is one of my fave U2 tracks and I have great memories of it at a chrsitain arts festival being played in a tent where people got passed overhead on a sea of hands it will always have a special place for me
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From:arcmorality
Date:March 18th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I forgot to say, her version does feature Bono. So its most likely to be that version you heard, seeing as its being released.
But of course Radio 1 could have played the version U2 did with her at the grammys? But there's no word on that being a single.

But I agree I'm not a fan of this version neither. Allot of people do like it, but I'm not one of them.

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From:aloneinthelight
Date:March 18th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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nice icon, someone else likes GY!BE.

i however love this version. It has a completely different feel than U2's version. I feel like Mary really "takes it to church" as B would say. It personally puts me to tears almost. She really makes it sound painful and visceral, to say the least. I'll prefer to hear U2 perform it but its nice to throw on every once in a while for a different spin.
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From:canadanne
Date:March 18th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Channel 4 are airing the video tomorrow night, just before midnight, if you're not already aware...

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