Originally posted by INCA:It's not sped up. The studio version was just recorded in a different key. You can tell just by comparing it to the Self Aid 1986 version. It gets slower with each tour. Soon it will be like playing a record backwards trying to see if John Lennon and Paul McCartney were dead.....
Originally posted by INCA:In order for Bono to sing the studio version in a lower key to be sped up to what is on the album; he'd have to sing low like Barry White. If they sped it up from normal then Bono would sound like a chipmunk.
Originally posted by RattleandHum1988:[..]
No..in fact if you watch that documentary there's a part where they try changing the speed of the track to address an issue Bono can't put his finger on. You can see there that it wouldn't have been beyond the realm of possibility that the band performed the song in Eflat at a bit of a slower pace and then they sped it up and found it sounded better.
Not saying this happened, I'm saying I've seen people make claims that this did happen, and I realize it's possible, but I wanted to know where the evidence was.
Originally posted by Mr_Trek:[..]
I'm pretty sure the "evidence" is that part of the documentary.
Originally posted by LikeASong:I guess this is the right thread for this. The notes this man hit when recording Pride are out of this fucking world.