Another overlooked but great song by U2.
A solid EP from U2. By the way, those five stars go to "If God Will Send His Angels" itself and "Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live)." I'm not such a fan of the other two.
If God Will Send His Angels (Single): 10/10 Slightly better than the album (that is, Pop) version. It's about a minute shorter, but doesn't lose anything terribly important to the song. Edge's guitar playing is, as always, fairly simple - but it sounds beautiful.
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live): 11/10 This version of U2's classic hit "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is performed solo by The Edge. The original track trusts its volume for its impact; this rendition is quieter and slower, but much more moving emotionally.
I don't own the other two tracks, but I highly recommend "If God Will Send His Angels" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live)."
It's The Edge guys..
Everyone needs to know that it is not Bono who is singing in this version of Sunday Blooy Sunday, IT'S THE EDGE!!
Sunday Bloody Sunday
By Nick O'Brien
The best version of this song for three reasons:
1. The slowed down tempo
2. Hearing the crowd singing along
3. The fact that it is just The Edge singing and playing the guitar
This was one of the first major concerts to happen in the city since the war and Sarajevo no owns this song. Absolutely beautiful.
Remembering 1997 Sarajevo
By Tim Static
Love this rendition of Sunday, Bloody Sunday. For those who dont know, U2 brought the POPmart Tour to war torn Sarajevo in September of 1997. It was maybe the most important show they have ever played. Just getting to the venue was a miracle in itself. But they played a show no one will ever forget that was there. It was broadcast over the radio, so i was able to hear most of it, with of course delay from the actual event. Regardless...the show started and only a couple songs in (EBTRT?), Bono's voice gives out. Yes, he looses his voice. Of course, the show went on, but his voice was shot, and you could tell. Maybe it was fitting his voice sounded like the way Sarajevo looked, and the way Sarajevo felt over all the years of needless war, needless bombs, needless deaths.....So the Edge plays this version of SBS and the rest is history. Such a somber moment, and if you didnt know the events of the night, and how big the show was and its importance, then now you know. And listen to it again....its even more amazing.
btw, i highly encourage everyone to do what you can to get a copy of that POPmart show. Truly legendary and must see. Really wish U2 would release it officially! :(
By Kirk Downey
I personally loved "if God will send his angels" and "Sunday bloody Sunday"! I bought "If God will send his Angels" off the iTunes store and immediately fell in love with it! Bono has a talent that most rock stars don't!
If God Will Send His Angels - EP
The EP of "If God Will Send His Angels" by U2 is one of their forgotten releases that bring emotion, especially in the title track, where Bono cries out emotion and hopelessness into the song, and that's what makes the song and the EP interesting.
Top Tracks: The single version of the title track and "Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad".
Other great tracks include "Slow Dancing" featuring Willie Nelson and the live version of "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
If God Will Send is Angels is such a good song. I love this EP!
Not Your Everyday U2, But Amazing still
The 2 middle songs were really deep and different especially Two Shots and SBS Live is amazing. The Single is really good as well. For the Price it is a great buy.
Don't get me wrong, U2 or Itunes have put some great cd's on Itunes, Where are all the other ones? like City of Blinding lights? release that one on itunes if your going to release singles.
Greatest U2 Song Ever
Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad has got to be one of the best U2 songs ever. It was written for Frank Sinatra and it is such a sad and lonely song, yet beautiful in the same moment. On top of that, the live version of SBS is amazing. Stripped down to it's core of very little guitar and Bono singing in Sarajevo (for those of you who don't know, it was one of the first big concert given there after the destruction that had happened). I own this LP and it is one of my favorites, Slow Dancing is cool, not great, but they have Willie Nelson singing along, and you have a great song in If God Will Send His Angels.