Today´s positive/magic song is U2´s “All I Want Is You” the final track on their 1988 album, “Rattle and Hum”, and it was released as its fourth and final single on 12 June 1989. It also appears in the Rattle and Hum film, playing over the closing credits. It reached number 4 in the UK charts and number 2 in Australia, number 12 on the Dutch Top 40, but only reached number 67 and number 83 in the Canadian and American charts, respectively. It appeared on the soundtrack for the 1994 film “Reality Bites”. It is also featured during an episode of Hindsight and the final scenes of the 2011 film “Contagion”.

Director Meiert Avis shot the promotional video in the town of Ostia, outside Rome on 18 April 1989. Written by Barry Devlin, the video takes an unusual cinematic approach to the song, with U2 band members making only brief cameo appearances. The video tells the story of a dwarf played by Paolo Risi who falls in love with a trapeze artist played by Paola Rinaldi, one of whom apparently dies towards the end. While there is disagreement amongst fans about exactly who has died, The Edge was quoted as saying it is the trapeze artist who dies.

The album “Rattle and Hum” was a hybrid live/studio album and a companion rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou. The album was produced by Jimmy Iovine and was released on 10 October 1988, while the film was distributed by Paramount Pictures and was released on 27 October 1988. Following the breakthrough success of the band’s previous studio album, The Joshua Tree, the Rattle and Hum project captures their continued experiences with American roots music on the Joshua Tree Tour, further incorporating elements of blues rock, folk rock, and gospel music into their sound. Critical reception to both the album and the film was mixed; one Rolling Stone editor spoke of the album’s “excitement”, another described it as “misguided and bombastic”. The film grossed just $8.6 million, but the album was a commercial success, reaching number one in several countries and selling 14 million copies. Lead single “Desire” became the band’s first UK number-one song while reaching number three in the US.

This is such a magic song amongst many from one of my favourite bands, U2. Just the opening of the song gives me goosebumps.
#CoronaBeGoneYouBastard  #DaySeventythree

Today´s positive/magic song is U2´s “The Unforgettable Fire” from their 1984 album “The Unforgettable Fire”. The song was released as the album’s second single in April 1985. The album was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. “The Unforgettable Fire” album received generally favourable reviews from critics and produced the band’s biggest hit at the time, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, as well as the live favourite “Bad”, a song about heroin addiction. #CoronaBeGoneYouBastard #DayTwelve

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Love it.

 

Looks like U2 is back in shape and form after some weak years.

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Some albums you keep coming back to over and over. #U2

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This is so good I am lost for words. Magic. #U2