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THE UNFORGETTABLE K=DU

HERE K=DU IS ON PHOTO SHOOT WITH EDGE & BONO - I'M AT FRONT - Anton Corbijn lked this one but thet edited it !

MY FIRZT ALBUMZ REVUE

WELL LOYAL ZWEEPZ IT HAZ CUM TO THIZ AND NOW FOLLOWZ MY GREATEZT LITERARY CHALLENGE – I FEELZ LIKE I AM WALKINGZ ON HALLOWED TURF AND I AM KNEELING WITH REZPEKT – I AMZ NOT ZURE I CAN MAKE IT ZWEEPZ – BUT IT HAS COMEZ TO ME AZ ZOMETHING I MUSS DUZE – LIKE A LIGHTENING FLASH WITH CLAPZ OF THUNDERZ ON THE PLAINZ OF MY HOME COUNTRYZ WHERE I COME FROM IN SUNNY AFRIKA ZWEEPZ – YES LOYAL ZWEEPZ I AMT  TO WRITE AN ALBUM REVIEW OF A MY FIRST FAVOURITE ALBUM OF ALLZ TIME – A DEFINING ALBUM FOR MEEZ – IT IZ ZPIRITUALZ MAZTERPIEZE – IT IZ ZIMPLY – UNFORGETTABLE FIRE  by  U2

 

The name for a start :  Takes your breath away – It must be of course referring to the Holy Spirit – The agent of God’s grace and mercy – This is either supreme arrogance or suggests the Irish boys trust is firmly in Gods understanding redemptive love – No, God will not strike us down for talking about him so intimately – I wonder what would have happened had the boys called this album – The Holy Spirit – but they did not – they called it – ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ – and my heart burns within me!

The order of the songs is also wise – they build – they tell a story – they pinnacle – they retreat – they die but they live like a prayer – they leave behind them stillness and calm – you can almost hear the voice of God talking to you or someone who is listening – They educate you, then they inspire you, they challenge you – reduce you to your honest self. and they ask you to live a more considered, careful, thankful life. I still wonder how this album was so popular and my heart is warmer!

The album begins with a sort of homecoming, – a nicely laid back syncopated drum intro feeds into a driving beat offset against an Edge layered guitar riff which together create a jangling dissonance that is just a little unsettling. The Mullen drum work becomes more expressive and urgent throughout as Bono’s baladdic vocals become increasingly plaintiff and insistent, stark and alone against occasional taught backround harmonies provided by the other band members. The vocal lyrics become intense and lamentful like a voice crying in the wilderness, this is fitting for this lead track prepares the way for what is to follow like a John the Baptist or a bridegroom at a wedding.

‘I’ll be there’ cries Bono, amidst talk of walls, smoke, crowds of faces which now drive the work with a tortured power as rythmic semi-tribal stanzas give way to bare, solitary assurances that within this sad, dry, painful and empty place the main protaganist and central figure will indeed return. Are these Jesus himself assurances, who told his followers repeatedly that one day he would return? From the outset it is clear from the alternative yet anthemic quality of the piece that it has symbolism and significance that may be read on different levels. A sort of homecoming no doubt refers in part to U2’s return to Ireland and its inner troubles after touring the world at probably the most seminal point in the bands narrative. So with the die cast and the stage set, U2 have gained our attention and I for one wanted to know what was to follow from the very first time I heard it. My heart now warmed had opened right up like a cactus flower raw and red.

Now follows pride in the name of love

THIZ BY THE WAYZ ZWEEPZ IZZ ONGOING PROJEKT – ONE I WILL FINISH – WATCH THIZ ZPACE!

I'm druling now - Give me a break!

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