A buddy of mine commented on Facebook recently that depsite being of age in the ’80’s, he never really liked U2 all that much. I could empathize. I remember liking Joshua Tree, and some of the older (classic) WAR songs, but didn’t really care for them much more after that. All bands evolve over time, and sometimes they evolve into musical tastes that no longer match your own. And that’s OK.
Anyway, I had pretty much given up on U2 for the most part until, for some reason, I saw they had given a live concert at Slane Castle in Ireland. As I’m a music concert DVD kind of guy, I asked for it as a gift for Christmas — and when I watched it I was blown away! Especially the version of this song, New Year’s Day. And if you have any Irish blood in you and aren’t completely floored by the part with Bono and the flag, you’d better see a doctor because your heart must have stopped.
So here it is, enjoy!