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April 20th, 2008

Battle Of The Videos: Round 2 @ 02:23 am

canadanne:
Looks like New Year's Day is going to be the clear winner of Round 1, with A Celebration as runner-up. Feel free to carry on voting if you haven't yet, though - I won't count up the final results until the end of the series.


ROUND 2: THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE

The videos are:

Pride (In The Name Of Love) #1 [YouTube link]
The boys playing in an empty hall, and shots of Dublin (I've seen those chimneys!)

Pride (In The Name Of Love) #2 [YouTube link]
Recording the album at Slane Castle. (This clip is a bit jumpy, but it was the only link I could find.)

The Unforgettable Fire [YouTube link]
Snooooowww! Larry grins! *world ends!*

A Sort Of Homecoming [YouTube link]
Tour madness, etc.


Remember to choose your favourite VIDEO, not your favourite song!

Poll #1173958 Battle Of The Videos: Round 2

Which video is your favourite?

Pride (In The Name Of Love) - hall version
18(24.7%)
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Slane version
8(11.0%)
The Unforgettable Fire
37(50.7%)
A Sort Of Homecoming
10(13.7%)
 
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From:canadanne
Date:April 20th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
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The Unforgettable Fire, hands down. One of their best videos ever - I wish they'd do more like this! (City Of Blinding Lights *totally* deserved something along these lines, instead of another uninspired performance video.) It's so gorgeously atmospheric and sinister. I was amazed the first time I saw this video, as it perfectly captured the sort of mental images I get from the song.
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From:angel_of_dublin
Date:April 20th, 2008 02:57 am (UTC)
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I basically agree with this entire comment! :p
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From:signifiers
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
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It's so hard to choose between Unforgettable Fire and ASOH - I adore Unforgettable Fire for all the reasons canadanne mentioned - it's incredibly haunting - but honestly, I had never heard ASOH before I saw the video and fell in love with it based on the video alone. Perhaps it's simply nostalgia based on my own travelling memories, but the shots of the telephone poles, etc. are beautiful.
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From:supacatie
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
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TUF *guh* That is all.
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From:rickysbaby
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
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TUF. If for the Larry grin alone. :)
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From:shardofnarsil
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
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Yes yes yes. TUF is such a beautiful video piece.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
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I want to vote twice ;)
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From:needleandspoon
Date:April 20th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
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I think I did.
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From:ayajedi
Date:April 20th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
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That was a hard one. I love TUF (Larry looks great) plus it's a beautiful song but ASOH has a special place in my heart as one of my fave U2 songs ever! I even like the 2 different versions. Can I vote twice??!!
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From:frankenshane
Date:April 20th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
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Thing is they're all fantastic. But I voted Pride Version 1 cos I *love* that auditorium and wish my school had one like it. You should've had this one. For the LULZ!
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From:tranquil_eyes
Date:April 20th, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
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That video is hilarious omg
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From:frankenshane
Date:April 21st, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
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XD I KNOW!

But at the same time its kinda "O.o WTF!?" inducing. In the funniest way possible.
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From:tranquil_eyes
Date:April 22nd, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
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Makes you wonder how they possibly thought this vid was a good idea in the first place... I mean, if this were my video (and I was part of U2? *coughs*) I would've buried all footage of it, let alone let music to be set to it XD Or maybe the boys thought they'd give us a few minutes of hilarity ;)
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From:rickysbaby
Date:April 20th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
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HAHAH who was the director of THAT gem??

Still better than anything on MTV these days :X
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From:frankenshane
Date:April 21st, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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I wish I knew. I'd give them cake. Or death.

TOTALLY! But then, on the rare occasions I watch it, videos are few and far between, regardless of quality or LULZ-y-ness. (Part of why, when I do watch music videos, its of musicians I love/trust to make a good video.)
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From:rickysbaby
Date:April 21st, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Your icon. It pleases me.
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From:frankenshane
Date:April 21st, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
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And your's made me LOL. Eddie Izzard FTW! (I just lack Izzard!icons. *sadface*)

( lardencelover made it.)
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From:canadanne
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
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That one was by Anton Corbijn.
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From:canadanne
Date:April 20th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I decided we wouldn't count that one. *g*
I can't quite believe that video survived. You'd think the band would have had all copies burned!
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From:frankenshane
Date:April 21st, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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XD You'd think. But then they probably kept it just to laugh at/keep as a reminder of what NOT to do in a video.
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From:courtknee
Date:April 20th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
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I've always... kindof hated the video for The Unforgettable Fire. Like, a lot.
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From:lothuial
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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I just love the picked of version of A Sort of Homecomming. It has so much energy and drive. I can't wait to see them again!
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From:moydrumm
Date:May 4th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
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PRIDE, deffinetly! When I play my U218 DVD, I ALWAYS (ok, ok... most of the times) play this one first! It's great... I really LOVE the sepia colour in it, and it fits soooo well with the scenes (L)

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