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June 1st, 2007

According to Rolling Stone... @ 07:12 pm

tlxrevolution:
I'm currently feelin: anxious anxious
I'm currently hearin: Keep The Car Running- Arcade Fire

" Earlier this year Rolling Stone asked The Edge whether U2 would ever work with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno again. “You might be surprised how quickly that happens,” he cryptically replied. The man wasn’t kidding. The legendary production duo behind many of U2’s greatest albums (Achtung Baby, The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, and All That You Can’t Leave Behind) have recently been spotted in Dublin where they’re said to be working again with U2. A few days ago the team moved recording sessions over to Fez Morocco, a familiar spot for U2 who shot the surreal video for “Mysterious Ways” in the African city. It’s unclear whether Rick Rubin, who cut two tracks with the group for a hits collection last year, is involved with the new album. Bono and the Edge are also working on the music for a forthcoming Broadway musical adaptation of Spider-Man. “It will be a while yet before it’s going to see the light of day,” The Edge told Rolling Stone in April. “I think it’s going to be pretty powerful.” "

So I don't know if anyone else agrees, but i am more than overwhelmed that brian eno and daniel lanois are back with U2 on their new album. It can't bring anything but good things. New location, old producers, i'm so excited about the new album! Although, i think from that last quote from the edge about how it's a while before their spiderman music sees the light of day, that U2 hopefully will put most of their time into the new album before working on spiderman.
 
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From:stateless
Date:June 1st, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
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two of my favourite musicians/composers/artists/minds AND my favourite band? you bet i'm excited! (though if something's out before 2009 i'll be shocked..)
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
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you really think it'll be that long before the album is out?
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 2nd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
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no way. i'm calling a late 2007, early 2008 release.

personally, i'd like to see an album release coincide with the U2:3D movie premiere. one big happy U2 weekend or something. LOL
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From:writergeek313
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
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no way. i'm calling a late 2007, early 2008 release.

That's virtually impossible. For an album to come out this year, it would have to be nearly finished by now. It's promising that they're already at work, but they're still very, very early in the process. I can't imagine there will be a new U2 album until next year at this time at the absolute earliest. Fourth quarter of '08 or first quarter of '09 is my prediction.
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
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We have to wait SO much longer. And even longer for a tour!
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:June 2nd, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
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Late 2008 single release! In time for Grammys! [Where are the Grammys in '08]
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From:la_woman
Date:June 2nd, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
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[L.A.]
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:June 2nd, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
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Rok.
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 2nd, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
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You're listening to "Keep the Car Running" by U2...is this an Arcade Fire cover or some song I've never heard before???! Because either option is amazing.
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
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Hah, my bad. I am listening to it by the second greatest band in the world, the arcade fire. I guess since i was posting here, i had U2 on my mind. A u2 cover would be kind of weird though, but somehow they'd make it awesome. And I was always envious when i heard the arcade fire were opening up for u2, as that would make the greatest show on earth (i've seen both bands front row).
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From:hard2explain8
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
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Ah damn! You really got my hopes up!

Either way, "Keep the Car Running" is such an amazing song. Same with "No Cars Go". Hell, who am I kidding? Pretty much all of "Neon Bible" was swell!
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
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I second ever word of that.

and every song from funeral too.
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 2nd, 2007 12:54 am (UTC)
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Yay for Brian and Danny being in on this project. That can only mean good things. Although, I'm kinda hoping that the new album leans more towards the sounds of JT and Achtung, rather than ATYCLB. *crosses fingers*

Also, someone PLEASE tell Bono and Edge to hold off any side projects. I want new music first!!! Yes, I know, it's selfish...but I want something new to listen to. :-P
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
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No spiderman musical til the next album is done! I agree with you.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:June 2nd, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
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That is good news. Thanks for sharing.
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From:canadanne
Date:June 2nd, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
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i am more than overwhelmed that brian eno and daniel lanois are back with U2 on their new album. It can't bring anything but good things.

I'm not so sure. They've done great things in the past, and hopefully will again, but I don't want them coming up with another ATYCLB here... I'd rather they worked with someone totally new that can give them fresh challenges!
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:June 2nd, 2007 02:24 am (UTC)
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On the other hand LaPoE was one of the more interesting songs on the last album, and that was Eno/Lanois. [...actually, maybe it's just me that thought that was one of the better songs? Hmm.]
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From:canadanne
Date:June 2nd, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
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Ah, that is a good point indeed!  I think LAPOE is one of the greatest U2 songs ever. More of that please!! :)
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:June 2nd, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
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I'm v. excited about this. As I see it:

Brian Eno + Daniel Lanois + U2 + odd location/influences [a castle, America, Berlin, etc] = Great things

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From:writergeek313
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
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but I don't want them coming up with another ATYCLB here...

I'm a little nervous about that as well. Window in the Skies is softer around the edges (no pun intended!) than most of HTDAAB, and I was hoping they'd avoid the pop radio-friendly sound that dominated ATYCLB. That said, Eno and Lanois have so many of U2's best albums to their credit that I'm not too worried.

I'd love to see what would happen if they produced their own album. I'm surprised they haven't by this point in their career. Then again, maybe that would create unneeded tension in the studio?
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 2nd, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
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I've also wondered why U2 hasn't self produced an album yet.

I wonder why rick rubin isn't helping out on this album anymore either.

I agree with your comment on window in the skies. It seems like maybe they're looking to go in a new direction and with eno producing i think it'd help them go that direction instead of producing another ATYCLB
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From:writergeek313
Date:June 2nd, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
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Rick Rubin is working with another band right now, Metallica I think. He's in high demand; it may be that the band doesn't want to sit around waiting for him to have time for them. Bono's schedule is tough enough for them to work around these days. I'm actually curious to see if that delays or interferes with the recording process at all, and, if it does, how the others react, though I guess it's possible we won't hear the whole story.

U2.com needs to let Dallas have a blog about their studio progress :)
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From:t4_flirt
Date:June 2nd, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC)
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and I was hoping they'd avoid the pop radio-friendly sound that dominated ATYCLB

I agree. That album ALMOST ruined the band for me...it was so overplayed via radio stations that I was sick of it for a very long time. I still have to take my ATYCLB in small doses...

I want funky songs that make me want to hit my 'repeat' button, aka Pop, Achtung Baby, etc.
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From:tlxrevolution
Date:June 3rd, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
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or make you say Aha-Sha la.
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From:sapphires13
Date:June 2nd, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
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Ugh, it seems like lately, whenever I hear anything suggesting Eno will be involved with the next album, my reaction is "Noooo! Kill it with fire!"

Who knows, maybe I'll be proved wrong.
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From:reecord2
Date:June 2nd, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
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U2 + Rick Rubin is a combination I have been DYING for for years!! Yeah Window in the Skies was kind of a softy, but one single song is hardly anything to go by... at any rate, Rubin has an amazing way of bringing out the core of a song, and U2 love to layer their songs, so I think it would make an excellent combination. I hope U2 and RUbin got along alright during those sessions, I think a Rubin produced U2 album would give us something we've never heard before.

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