At one point there was going to be a 'dance' mix record as well as a double album, one disc being rockier and the other slower. They've had everyone from Dangermouse (the producer) to Rick Rubin working with them in the studio.No doubt, it'll take them five years and at the end of it they'll release something American radio friendly with angst ridden ballads on it and say that the album is the result of an incredible journey. I am a big fan, and NLOTH was pretty good but nothing as yet to come anywhere near the greatness of Achtung Baby and the Joshua Tree.
Aah grizzly you are talking about 2 of the all time great albums . To be honest I thought NLOTH was a return to form and the 360 tour was brilliant but as bono said in the interview its hard to keep meeting the fans expectations.
They had spoken about an album pretty much straight after as well.
Agree there was talk if several different albums and a double. I remember bono talking about a conversation with Chris Martin about not knowing which ones to pick. Martin apparently said the best ones!
Hopefully one day they will release all the experimental and different stuff.
Ah, cool, found it sirdennis. Good news... they do take their time but hey, looking forward to it!
Wish they would release some of their other stuff that was talked about and then never saw the light of day... A box set would be perfect! Bit like Oasis when they did the masterplan with their b sides!
LOL.... well as long as sirdennis and myself are happy,
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Honestly think some of their new stuff is up there with their very best. Obviously they can't keep re-creating the same older stuff, you're not going to get another Unforgettable Fire, it was unique but some very good things within their new material.
Hope the new album is a good dirty rock album, Achtung is one of my favourites!
I do remember after listening to the Joshua Tree for the first time that they would never do anything as agood as that again , but Achtung Baby came along and as said some of the recent stuff has been up there.