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14 Jan, 15 tweets, 2 min read
I'm very curious about Achtung Baby 30 - Live. Here is some of what we can say based on the expected tracklisting.
For the record, I am counting promo appearances with the closest associated tour (ie. ATYCLB promo = Elevation, Glastonbury = 360, etc).
Zoo Station, 248x played on 4 tours. 4 previous live releases (1 ZooTV, 2 Vertigo, 1 e+i)

Even Better Than the Real Thing, 419x played on 7 tours (262 album, 157 Fish Out of Water). 11 previous live releases (5 ZooTV, 1 PopMart, 1 Elevation, 2 360, 1 i+e, 1 e+1)
One, 815x played on 9 tours. 17 previous live releases (2 ZooTV, 3 PopMart, 1 Elevation, 3 Vertigo, 3 360, 1 i+e, 1 e+1, 3 Other)
Until the End of the World, 607x played on 7 tours. 12 previous live releases (4 ZooTV, 1 Popmart, 3 Elevation, 2 360, 1 i+e, 1 Other)
Now it starts getting interesting.
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, 101x played on 3 tours. 1 previous live release (1 e+i).


It has the most different live versions of any AB song. Full electric of ZooTV & early Vertigo, Bono+Edge acoustic, full band acoustic, and e+i mix.
Throw in the fifth style from From the Sky Down and that's a lot of potential mixes to choose from. Don't rule a FTSD mix out, they used that for Baby Tryin'.
So Cruel... 3x live on one tour, all of them barely beyond a snippet and only Bono. 0 live releases.

We might see Bono's take from FTSD here too. Outside shot? Full band electric from the Hershey rehearsals. That would be LEGENDARY.

The Fly, 344x played on 5 tours (6 if you include Glasgow 2015). 87 previous live releases (8 if you count Glasgow 2015): 3 ZooTV, 1 Elevation, 1 Vertigo, 1 360, 1 e+i)
Mysterious Ways, 598x played on 7 tours. 10 previous live releases (2 ZooTV, 2 PopMart, 1 Elevation, 1 Vertigo, 3 360, 1 i+e).

I cross my fingers whatever they give us has the solo.

Outside shot: Acoustic from rehearsals 2015 onwards
Tryin to Throw Your Arms Around the World, 137x played on 1 tour. 2 previous live releases, both ZooTV. Another, either 360 rehearsal or FTSD outtake, released as a 'Baby' track.
Ultraviolet (Light My Way), 242x played on 4 tours. 3 distinct arrangements. 2 previous live releases, both 360.
Acrobat, 59x played on 1 tour. 1 previous live release, from e+i.

Outside shot: acoustic arrangement by Bono + Edge at the Hershey rehearsals.
Love Is Blindness, 155x played on 2 tours (but 154 of them ZooTV). 2 previous live releases, both ZooTV.

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Will anyone get upset if I say the upcoming re-release of ATYCLB is a big disappointment? I look at the big 5-disc version and it's just... lazy.

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Look, no casual fan is going to go out and buy the digital 4-disc or physical 5-disc. A casual will pick up the single or 2-disc versions. These bigger ones are aimed at the collectors like all of you and me. And there is nothing enticing on it.

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