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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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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!!
lucvanhout
05 December, 2017
All I want is U2
Great performance everybody !!! Great song on the Rattle And Hum album. Let us not forget to celebrate Rattle And Hum next year. See you next year.
sarahlouisecastree
05 December, 2017
Fantastic!
Can't wait to see the BBC's show on 19 December. Thank you for this little peek of what is to come and THANK YOU U2 for the fantastic new album. It was well worth the wait. :-) :-)
chall81
05 December, 2017
Beautiful -- Thanks
Thanks for sharing this on your website! I saw the link yesterday on Twitter for BBC One or BBC Music, but couldn't access the video. This is great! So excited to see the band when U2 comes to Philadelphia in June. It has been ages since I've gotten to a concert. This one will be just in time for my husband and I to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary, too. Could you please make "All I want is you" part of your set list? That was our wedding song : )
Lucianomn
05 December, 2017
A phenomenal pleasure
In addition to being an impressive performance, it is a phenomenal pleasure to a fan to see his favorite artist looking back, watching the orchestra playing the sound of his own work. And I'm dreaming that the same may have happened with "light of home" in the string version. I was astonished with the "Walk to the Water" in the end.
brigitte61
05 December, 2017
Magnifique
Magnifique. U2 dans mon cœur
fishboyu2
05 December, 2017
2018 tour Add to Set list. what we think
Can we vote this song back on the 18 tour I think it would be a happy song we need now days. see you in Tulsa ok..All I want is you to in Tulsa all we want is you to in Tulsa Oklahoma .. happy Christmas
McDen
05 December, 2017
New and Old
This is absolutely lovely. Between this and getting to listen to my new Songs of Experience CD last night for the first time... I am so thankful. Life has been rough lately- you've helped to make it a bit better.
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