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'All the promises we made, from the cradle to the grave…' 

The band  were at Abbey Road Studios in London last month, making a one-off BBC special which airs on Tuesday December 19th.

Performing with choir and orchestra, they played tracks from Songs of Experience, talked to presenter Cat Deeley about the making of the album… and dipped into the back catalogue for a number or two, including this pretty wonderful version of  'All I Want Is You'.

 

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jjtrolan
10 December, 2017
All I Want is You
Best Yet.... Fantastic version....
u2fanusa
10 December, 2017
Beautiful Song(s)
Love it....and the Walk on Water touch was brilliant. Walk on Water and Luminous Times (Hold on to Love), two songs that IMHO are a couple of "gems" that are just waiting to be discovered by more. I wish (hope) they would play Luminous Times in concert, we need that song now more than ever. Looking back on the day I married the love of my life I think I would have chosen this song for my wedding. The lyrics are so powerful and are true today as they will be tomorrow.
dmway
09 December, 2017
Wow...
...what a lovely version! :) More please! :)
lassche
09 December, 2017
U2&WE?
In silent fellowship; I love this Son g! Great to see that the work is in progress, and it is just the warming up to 2020! Love and light my way, Detlev Lassche. Miss You Sugar.
guy
09 December, 2017
Please play in Europe next year!
Incredible song and a stunning version - no one selects and blends songs better than U2 - a classic. Roll on 19th December - will be watching with beer in Joshu Tree pint mug
Irishfrog
08 December, 2017
Breathtaking
My husband and I are probably one of many couples who relate to this song and have a story to tel connected to this song. Ours started 25 years ago in Mexico City. And yes, there is a story about us and this song to boring to share. Anyway, since then, we have been fortunate enough to have seen U2 in many venues and a few countries, including Ireland (Slane Castle!). And this song, is THE song for us. This is such a beautiful rendition. To all members of U2, I wonder what it feels like to hear a song you created years ago being played to you in a way by an orchestra. You have earned this and so much more. Respect and love.
emea1998
08 December, 2017
Most complete
This is so good - it is the most complete version ever. Its actually beyond words so now I stop describing it!
swirling_eddy
08 December, 2017
Oh Wow
Just a brilliant live version, and seeing the boys enjoy the strings and applauding - class!
Grace12
07 December, 2017
Chills
On our 2 nd date my husband sang this song into my ear while it was playing in the background at the restaurant we were in 26 years ago, I got the chills .. he is still All I Want! My finger has a diamond on a ring of gold. Everytime i hear this song I am transported back to that night. Thank you U2. Beautiful performance with the strings as well.
Jimbob74
07 December, 2017
Turning left on the North Strand..
These are the little moments why I hold this (sometimes infuriating) band so close to my heart. What a magical performance lads. A room in the Royal hotel With sea facing views A man with a suitcase Full of things he doesn't need I'm looking through your window I'm walking through your doorway I'm on the outside Let me in Let me love you Let me love you Let me
JustinDevereux
07 December, 2017
One of the greatest songs ever
Comment: Let is speak for itself.
brian_torri
06 December, 2017
Air date in the States?
When will this air in America? On BBC America, perhaps?
hamps
06 December, 2017
WTRW
Wow - Walk to the Water at the end of a beautiful song. Walk to the Water is in itself a stunning song too. Quite a partnership x
Jo Van de Vreken
06 December, 2017
Wooaawww!!
Played this song on my wedding 21 years ago. It still gives me goosebumps!
mariamontreal
06 December, 2017
mariamontreal
My favourite song hope you play it in Montreal in June.
davide78
06 December, 2017
Great performance!!
All i want is you are one of my best song, and this version live are amazing!! Great!!
bono3000
06 December, 2017
Walk To The Water
Wow, wow, wow, you guys. What a gig. I will forever walk to the water with you.
joao25
06 December, 2017
All I want is you
A love letter has to be these lyrics r precious
xenia_argueta
05 December, 2017
I love this Classic song, it has so much meaning for me
tode99
05 December, 2017
Amazed
fucking brilliant!
Mastersgirl
05 December, 2017
Threads of our lives
Awesome. I walked down the aisle to this 14 yrs ago. What a brilliant Christmas gift and a twist for our blessing next year. U2, you are threaded into our lives x
THEJOSHUA73
05 December, 2017
Great
Incredibile version ...like the album version...One of My dream is reality..tnx... Friends ....God bless you
nick\\\'s original species
05 December, 2017
That is the best version
Classic Track, welcome back U2
fernand
05 December, 2017
wahou !!
Superbe version de All i Want is Youuuuu !! une vrai pépite de 6mn30, j'en ai la chair de poule, magnifique voix de Bono et ce son de guitare façon the Edge nous transporte vers un tout autre univers. Mention spéciale à l'orchestre maison,BBC ... un délice pour les oreilles !! vivement la prochaine tournée Européenne et passage à Paris, avec peut être cette version en Live qui sait :)
Raheny66
05 December, 2017
All I want is you
What can you say timeless classic
alexct
05 December, 2017
U(2) keep your promises...
I fell in love with this song when I heard first time Rattle and Hum. Loved the Fellini styled video and had sometimes heard it live in concert. Last time was a snippet in Rome for the 360° Tour. Now this version....it's not really new. It's perfectly equal to the record version...but this time it is played LIVE with the orchestra on the stage. A wonderful version; hope that I could be able to see BBC special here in Italy. I am still adsorbing SOE and I'm curious to hear it live wiht the orchestra. Thank you guys, hope to see you in Italy for i&e tour next year.
nickvicktash
05 December, 2017
WOW!
Looking forward to the rest!....it's music, wonderful music.
John_Halloran
05 December, 2017
Amazing
Just watched this, floored, absolutely fantastic. Fantastic music.
zimmjeff
05 December, 2017
So many meanings to all that hear this s
This is one of my favorite U2 songs, it has been since I heard it when it was released. Please pencil in on the St. Louis setlist :). This performance is outstanding......the strings are golden to the senses.......Thank you.
beatriz_limadepaulasilva
05 December, 2017
Wonderful
This song touches my soul!!!!!!!!! Thank you! All I want is U2!!
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