This is musically stunning when you listen to it closely...I wish they had taken the Fez part further, but Being Born has a wonderful sound, especially at "Lights.../Flash Past.../Like mem..../ories..."
with the exception of "I'll Go Crazy..." , this is thier best album in twelve years . Very excited about seeing them live on Sept.12th . Haven't seen a U2 show since the PopMart tour back in '97 , and while not as good as the ZooTV show , was still spectacular .
@ Amaru_Cheetox...this isnt exactly "new ground" for U2, they have done this kind of thing in the past (80s and 90s). I love this track too but as far as the band not being afraid to tread new ground...thats exactly what they were on the last two records before this one, ATYCLB and HTDAAB...those records are sheer, unadulterated fear of experimentation and playing it safe, terrible.
Yes I do hear reminiscent parts of Unforgettable Fire in this song. I LOVE this song, totally overlooked it at first but now it's one of the most moving songs and I cannot wait to hear it live on Sep 12th!!
this is the only track i really like in the whole album and i'm quite familiar with all the u2 work. it's kind of sad to see them drowning slowly after "pop". but this song is something, something new. i still have a small faith in them, listening to this.
It stands for Fetal Embryonic Zygote, of course. (lol) (I'm kidding. I just made that up. But it "sounds" good anyway). And as for you people who say it's FEZ morocco, how self-important can y'all get?! You're worse than Bono, even!. (again, kidding!). Anyway, incredible song, I can't give this album enough praise, really. I love it. As of today: Unforgettable Fire and Joshua Tree tie for #1 from the band, this album comes next. ...Tomorrow...(??)
It's tagged as this on Spotify, I expect that's where a sizable portion of the listenings are coming from! I just found myself here after clicking the auto-correct button on my profile after listening to the album on Spotify.
I think it's wonderful in every way, and probably one of the best songs of the entire 2000s, possibly since Pop and maybe even Original Soundtracks, or even Zooropa. The sounds at the beginning of what sounds like a baby inside a womb could hear and the vocals akin to 'A Different Kind of Blue' from Original Soundtracks makes this possibly the most experimental song on the entire album. It's a pity it's not longer - this could have easily been a ten-minute track.
Because it's such a good and unusual track, I give it 10/10. It is one song U2 should be proud of, and I'm glad it was a last minute decision to include it, because I'm not sure whether Tripoli, Every Breaking Wave or Winter would stand up to it (not that I've heard them).
Official site has it as "Fez – Being Born" but who knows, labels are dumbasses. Probably better to wait 9 days and check out the back of the CD. In any case, propper tags should be: "name - whatever" and not "name-whatever".