WAVE OF SORROW BONO THE EDGE LONDON, UK , “Little Noise” Mencap charity gig in Islington, UK (23 NOV 2007)

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DESIRE

The Edge & Bono of U2 playing a never before played song Wave Of Sorrow, at a surprise appearance at the Biffy Clyro “Little Noise” Mencap charity gig in Islington, UK

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November 23, 2007

U2’s Bono and The Edge played a surprise gig tonight (November 23) at
London’s Union Chapel.

Playing as part of Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions, the duo surprised
the audience with a four song set which included rare track ‘Wave Of
Sorrow’.

The identity of the ‘special guests’ was shrouded in mystery when
introduced by host Jo Whiley as “a new band with a lot of
potential…Dave the guitarist is very nervous…If he makes a mistake
forgive him, he’s new. The singer is very shy.”

The band opened with ‘Zooropa’ track ‘Stay (Faraway, So Close)’ with
Bono reading the lyrics off a sheet on a music stand.

The singer changed the lyrics: “You can go anywhere/ Miami, New
Orleans, London, Belfast and Berlin” to ” You can go anywhere/ Miami,
New Orleans, Belfast and Islington,” which was met by roars of approval
from the crowd.

After the track finished The Edge said : “I hope you like our new
direction.”

Launching into ‘Desire’, Bono ad libbed parts of INXS’ ‘Need You
Tonight’ into the track. He sang the lyrics “I’ve got to let you know /
You’re one of my kind.”

He started clapping before taking out a harmonica to play on the
track’s distinctive finish.

Bono introduced ‘Angel Of Harlem’ by saying : “This is our only
Christmas song.”

After a false start which saw the singer sing the start of ‘Like A
Rolling Stone’ by Bob Dylan over The Edge’s riff, the duo continued.

At one point Bono said : “Merry Christmas Yoko.”

When the song finished the pair shook hands.

Bono then introduced the next track by saying : “So about 20 years ago
we started a tune on ‘The Joshua Tree’ and yesterday we just finished
it. This song is based on the experiences that my lovely wife Ali had
in Ethiopia.

“You forget that this was the land of the Queen Of Sheeba…I was 25
and it was an extraordinary time to be there…It was an overwhelming
experience.

“This (song) has never been played before. Just don’t tell Larry
(Mullen) and Adam (Clayton) we’re doing it…Oh Adam’s here! This is
for you sir.”

They played ‘Wave Of Sorrow’ with The Edge playing the keyboards.

Bono said : “Thanks for being so generous,” and The Edge said : “I hope
you didn’t notice there were a few mistakes but I was told that was
okay…I felt the love.”

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