U2-No Line On The Horizon—>filtrado. Impresiones. Letras. Videos

Ya es de público conocimiento que No Line On The Horizon se ha filtrado a la red. Una tienda oficial de venta de Universal Music australiana parece ser la que ha posibilitado esto, al ofrecer durante unas horas la descarga digital del album que rapidamente se ha extendido por la red.

El ultimo trabajo de U2 (el numero 12) se publica oficialmente en unos dias pero es inevitable con lanzamientos de estas caracteristicas que suceda esto.

La grabación de No Line On The Horizon comenzo en Julio de 2006 con el productor Rick Rubin, pero parece que las sesiones no fueron como se esperaba y no han llegado a este trabajo que auna material grabado con Brian Eno y Daniel Lanois con material mezclado por Steve Lillywhite. Los de siempre y los que mejor conocen a U2. Grabar siempre ha sido una especie de odisea para U2 y esta vez no lo ha sido menos. No Line On The Horizon ha sido escrito y grabado en diferentes sesiones localizadas a lo largo del mundo: Fez (Marruecos), Dublin, Nueva York y Londres.

 

Los temas que componen el album son:

1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Magnificent
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
10. Breathe
11. Cedars Of Lebanon

 

No Line On The Horizon realmente resulta sorprendente y ecléctico, por la amplia gama de sonidos que presenta y es decididamente más osado que sus ultimos trabajos, con algunas de las canciones más largas que U2 ha hecho nunca, las cuales se mueven en gran diversidad de estilos y que en algunos momentos no parece ni suena como lo que se espera de un disco de U2. Su album menos inmediato, pero por eso mismo quizas sea uno de sus trabajos que más perdure.

 

La canción que da el título al disco, No Line On The Horizon es genial, gusta desde el principio y en la primera escucha es la favorita. Incluso me atrevería a decir que se parece a alguna composición de las famosas maquetas robadas de las sesiones en Hansa para Achtung Baby. Existe también una versión alternativa (No Line On The Horizon 2) de este tema en el primer single que suena menos convencional.
Se nota y mucho que el 5º U2, Brian Eno ha participado incluso como co-compositor en algunos temas y en todos como el gran mago del sonido que es.
Magnificent suena más a lo que uno se espera de U2. Moment of Surrender, la cancion más larga del album (7:24), rica en matices y dulce, tiene algo que permanece, y hay está la guitarra de Edge.
Unknown Caller (6:02) tambien es más larga de lo usual. De lo mejor del disco, tiene un rollo que recuerda al U2 de otros tiempos y una guitarra espectacular con un solo memorable.
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Crazy Tonight y la enérgica Get On Your Boots (con la que se ha presentado U2 a escena) son más digeribles para el gran publico y aptas para las emisoras y ambas comparten un tono más directo y optimista que el resto.
Stand up Comedy tiene un rollo muy rockero y suena a los 70.
Fez – Being Born, destila ambient Brian Eno y juega con la electrónica y el rock en una interesante mezcla que en algun momento retrotrae a las atmosferas de 1984 y Unforgettable Fire.
White As Snow, resulta cruda, sencilla y emotiva. En ultima instancia evoca como un sentimiento de esperanza.  Breathe, rock con guitarras, piano, chelo y un Bono algo acelerado.
Cedars of Lebanon cierra el album tan emotivamente (por la voz más que la música a la que se le podría pedir más) como es de esperar en un trabajo de U2, en un tema que en su letra referencia a los conflictos de Oriente Medio.

 

De cualquier manera, las primeras escuchas son muy traidoras. Aunque como fan declarado, me duele afirmar que no es su mejor trabajo ( y eso es precisamente lo que siempre espero de ellos con cada nuevo disco) aunque si el mejor de los últimos ya que tiene muchos y muy buenos momentos y arriesga huyendo de opciones comodas y seguras. No todos los dias se pueden sacar un Achtung Baby, que sigue siendo todavía su obra maestra. Pese a todo No Line On The Horizon no defrauda en absoluto y constituye un paisaje sonoro único tan bello y relevante como a lo que nos tienen acostumbrados.

 

 

Ademas parece que U2 tiene material suficiente para otro disco que presuntamente se publicaría a finales de este año o más probablemente en 2010.

—Get On Your Boots
U2 – "Breathe" on Letterman 3/2/09
U2 – No Line On The Horizon Live in Dublin [HD]
U2 – Magnificent Live in London [HD – High Quality] BBC Rooftop
"I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight" on Letterman 3/4/09 
10 cosas que U2 ha aprendido a lo largo de los años

LETRAS——>

 No Line on the Horizon

I know a girl who´s like the sea
I watch her changing every day for me
Oh yeah
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

One day she´s still, the next she swells
You can hear the universe in her sea shells
Oh yeah
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

No, no line on the horizon, no line

I kown a girl with a hole in her heart
She said infinity is a great place to start
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

She said "Time is irrelevant, it´s not linear"
Then she put her tounge in my ear
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

No, no line on the horizon, no line
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon, no line
No, no line

The songs in your head are now on my mind
You put me on pause
I´m trying to rewind and replay

Every night I have the same dream
I´m hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Oh yeah
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

I´m traffic cop, move out of my way
The sirens are wailing but it´s me that wants to get away
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

No, no line on the horizon, no line
No, no line
No, no line on the horizon, no line
No, no line


Magnificent
Oh, magnificent

I was born
I was born to be with you 
In this space and time
After that and ever after 
I haven’t had a clue

Only to break rhyme
This foolishness can leave a heart
Black and blue

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark
But only love
Only love can heal such a scar

I was born
I was born to sing for you 
I didn’t have a choice 
But to lift you up 
And sing whatever song you wanted me to
I give you back my voice 
From the womb my first cry
It was a joyful noise
Oh, oh

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark
But only love
Only love can heal such a scar

Justified till we die
You and I will magnify
Oh, the magnificent
Magnificent

Only love
Only love can leave such a mark
But only love
Only love unites our hearts

Justified till we die
You and I will magnify
Oh, the magnificent
Magnificent
Magnificent

Moment Of Surrender

I tied myself with wire
To let the horses run free
Playing with the fire 
Till the fire played with me

The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be 
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day

We set ourselves on fire
Oh God, do not deny her
It’s not if I believe in love
But if love believes in me
Oh, believe in me

At the moment of surrender
I folded to my knees
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I’ve been in every black hole
At the altar of the dark star
My body’s now a begging bowl
That’s begging to get back
Begging to get back to my heart
To the rhythm of my soul
To the rhythm of my unconsciousness
To the rhythm that yearns
To be released from control

I was punching in the numbers 
At the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection 
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ’til the pain will stop

At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh 

Unknown Caller

Sunshine, sunshine
Sunshine, sunshine

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I was lost between the midnight and the dawning
In a place of no consequence or company
3:33 when the numbers fell off the clock face
Speed-dialing with no signal at all

Go, shout it out, rise up
Oh, oh
Escape yourself and gravity
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Force quit and move to trash

I was right there at the top of the bottom
On the edge of the known universe 
Where I wanted to be
I had driven to the scene of the accident
And I sat there waiting for me

Restart and re-boot yourself
You’re free to go
Oh, oh
Shout for joy if you get the chance
Password, you, enter here, right now

Oh, oh
You know your name so punch it in
Hear me, cease to speak that I may speak
Shush now
Oh, oh
Then don’t move or say a thing
 

I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
She’s a rainbow and she loves the peaceful life
Knows I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight
There’s a part of me in the chaos that’s quiet
And there’s a part of you that wants me to riot

Everybody needs to cry or needs to spit
Every sweet tooth needs just a little hit
Every beauty needs to go out with an idiot
How can you stand next to the truth and not see it
Oh, a change of heart comes slow

It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain
As you start out the climb
Do you believe me or are you doubting
We’re gonna make it all the way to the light
But I know I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight

Every generation gets a chance to change the world
Pity the nation that won’t listen to your boys and girls
‘Cos the sweetest melody is the one we haven’t heard
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear
The right to appear ridiculous is something I hold dear
Oh, but a change of heart comes slow

It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain
As you start out the climb
Listen for me, I’ll be shouting
We’re gonna make it all the way to the light
But you now I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight

Baby, baby, baby
I know I’m not alone
Baby, baby, baby
I know I’m not alone

Oh oh oh

It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain
As we start out the climb
Listen for me, I’ll be shouting
Shouting to the darkness
Squeeze out sparks of light

You know we’re gonna go crazy
You know we’ll go crazy
You know we’ll go crazy if we don’t go crazy tonight

Oh, slowly now
Oh, be slow 

Get On Your Boots

The future needs a big kiss
Winds blows with a twist
Never seen a moon like this
Can you see it too

Night is falling everywhere
Rockets at the fun fair
Satan loves a bomb scare
But he won’t scare you

Hey, sexy boots
Get on your boots, yeah

You free me from the dark dream
Candy floss, ice cream
All our kids are screaming
But the ghosts aren’t real

Here’s where we gotta be
Love and community
Laughter is eternity
If joy is real

You don’t know how beautiful 
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know and you don’t get it, do you
No, you don’t know how beautiful 
You don’t know
You don’t know how beautiful you are

That’s someone’s stuff they’re blowing up
We’re into growing up
Women of the future 
Hold the big revelations

I got a submarine
You got gasoline
I don’t want to talk about 
Wars between nations

Not right now
Hey sexy boots, yeah
No, no, no
Get on your boots, yeah
Not right now
Bossy boots

You don’t know how beautiful 
You don’t know how beautiful you are
You don’t know and you don’t get it, do you
No, you don’t know how beautiful
You don’t know
You don’t know how beautiful you are

Sexy boots
I don’t want to talk about 
The wars between the nations
Sexy boots, yeah

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, now
God, I’m going down
I don’t wanna drown now
Meet me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Meet me in the sound

Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey
Get on your boots
Yeah hey hey 
 

Stand Up Comedy

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

I got to stand up and take a step
You and I have been asleep for hours
I got to stand up 
The wire is stretched 
In between our two towers
Stand up in this dizzy world
Where a lovesick eye can steal the view
I’m gonna fall down if I can’t stand up
For your love

Love love love love love

Stand up, this is comedy
The DNA lotto may have left you smart
But can you stand up to beauty
Dictator of the heart
I can stand up for hope, faith, love
But while I’m getting over certainty
Stop helping God across the road like a little old lady

Oh, oh
Out from under your beds 
C’mon, ye people
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

I gotta stand up to ego but my ego’s not really the enemy
It’s like a small child crossing an eight lane highway
On a voyage of discovery

Stand up to rock stars
Napolean is in high heels
Josephine, be careful
Of small men with big ideas

Oh, oh
Out from under your beds
C’mon, ye people 
Stand up for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love

God is love
And love is evolution’s very best day

Soul rockin’ people moving on
Soul rockin’ people on and on
C’mon, ye people
We’re made of stars
C’mon, ye people
Stand up then sit down for your love

Love love love love love
Love love love love love
Love love love love love
Love love love love love 

FEZ – Being Born

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound, sound
Let me in the sound

Oh oh oh oh

Six o’clock 
On the autoroute
Burning rubber, burning chrome
Bay of Cadiz and ferry home
Atlantic sea, cut glass
African sun at last

Oh oh oh oh

Lights flash past 
Like memories
A speeding head, a speeding heart
I’m being born, a bleeding start
The engines roar, blood-curdling wail
Head first, then foot
Then heart sets sail 

White As Snow

Where I came from there were no hills at all
The land was flat, the highway straight and wide
My brother and I would drive for hours 
Like we had years instead of days
Our faces as pale as the dirty snow

Once I knew there was a love divine
Then came a time I thought it knew me not
Who can forgive forgiveness where forgiveness is not
Only the lamb as white as snow

And the water, it was icy 
As it washed over me
And the moon shone above me

Now this dry ground, it bears no fruit at all
Only poppies laugh under the crescent moon
The road refuses strangers
The land, the seeds we sow
Where might we find the lamb as white as snow

As boys we would go hunting in the woods
To sleep the night shooting out the stars
Now the wolves are every passing stranger
Every face we cannot know
If only a heart could be as white as snow
If only a heart could be as white as snow

Breathe
16th of June, nine-oh-five, door bell rings
Man at the door says if I want to stay alive a bit longer
There’s a few things I need you to know
Three

Coming from a long line of 
Traveling sales people on my mother’s side
I wasn’t gonna buy just anyone’s cockatoo
So why would I invite a complete stranger into my home
Would you

These days are better than that
These days are better than that

Every day I die again, and again I’m reborn
Every day I have to find the courage
To walk out into the street
With arms out
Got a love you can’t defeat
Neither down nor out
There’s nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now

16th of June, Chinese stocks are going up
And I’m coming down with some new Asian virus
Ju Ju man, Ju Ju man
Doc says you’re fine, or dying
Please
Nine-oh-nine, St. John Divine on the line, my pulse is fine
But I’m running down the road like loose electricity
While the band in my head plays a striptease

The roar that lies on the other side of silence
The forest fire that is fear so deny it

Walk out into the street
Sing your heart out
The people we meet 
Will not be drowned out
There’s nothing you have that I need
I can breathe
Breathe now
Yeah, yeah

We are people borne of sound
The songs are in our eyes
Gonna wear them like a crown 

Walk out, into the sunburst street 
Sing your heart out, sing my heart out
I’ve found grace inside a sound
I found grace, it’s all that I found
And I can breathe
Breathe now

Cedars Of Lebanon
Yesterday I spent asleep
Woke up in my clothes in a dirty heap
Spent the night trying to make a deadline
Squeezing complicated lives into a simple headline

I have your face here in an old Polaroid
Tidying the children’s clothes and toys
You’re smiling back at me
I took the photo from the fridge
Can’t remember what then we did

I haven’t been with a woman, it feels like for years
Thought of you the whole time, your salty tears
This shitty world sometimes produces a rose
The scent of it lingers and then it just goes

Return the call to home

The worst of us are a long drawn out confession
The best of us are geniuses of compression
You say you’re not going to leave the truth alone
I’m here ‘cos I don’t want to go home

Child drinking dirty water from the river bank
Soldier brings oranges he got out from a tank
I’m waiting on the waiter, he’s taking a while to come
Watching the sun go down on Lebanon

Return the call to home

Now I’ve got a head like a lit cigarette
Unholy clouds reflecting in a minaret
You’re so high above me, higher than everyone
Where are you in the cedars of Lebanon

Choose your enemies carefully ‘cos they will define you
Make them interesting ‘cos in some ways they will mind you
They’re not there in the beginning but when your story ends
Gonna last with you longer than your friends 

(((d[~_~]b)))
Let me in the sound