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The Passengers — Your Blue Room
Album: Original Soundtracks 1 (U2 + Brian Eno)
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:20
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It's time to go again to your blue room
Got some questions to ask of you in your blue room
The air is clean, your skin is clear
We've had enough fun hanging around here
It's a different kind of conversation in your blue room

Saw me calmly, deep inside
Saw me calmly, somewhere to hide

And time is a string of pearls
Your blue room
(In a second )
See the future just hanging there
Your blue room
A new frame, a new perspective
Looking down on my objectives
New instructions, whatever their directions
Your blue room

Saw me calmly, be so proud and new
Saw me calmly, came to feel

It's alright
Your blue room
One day, I'll be back
Your blue room
Yeah, I hope I remember where it's at
Your blue room

I see inside of you
Won't you take me back home
So much for tonight

Zooming in and zooming out
Nothing I can do without
A lense to see it all up close
Magnify what everyone knows
Never in company...
Never alone...
No car alarms...
No cellular phones...
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Love that song. Thanks for playing!
 NorthernLad wrote:
Bill and Beck

You really know how to unearth the gems.  This is classic Eno stoner rock.

 
Glad to know that a new generation of stoners have their favourite cuts!   {#Cheesygrin}
 Love that track too !  Bought this CD for that reason  justin4kick wrote:
The Passengers' masterpiece is undoubtedly Miss Sarajevo featuring Luciano Pavarotti. It blows me away every time I hear the man singing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlmg0yzxKvQ

 


 Wilfrue wrote:
Anyone else hear "Please Don't Go" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band in this? Good song, just oddly reminiscent structurally. 

 
I don't hear it at all in the chord progression or melody, but I guess parts of that falsetto could be reminiscent.
 Wilfrue wrote:
Anyone else hear "Please Don't Go" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band in this? Good song, just oddly reminiscent structurally. 

 
I don't hear it at all in the chord progression or melody, but I guess parts of that falsetto stuff are reminiscent.
Bill and Beck

You really know how to unearth the gems.  This is classic Eno stoner rock.
The Passengers' masterpiece is undoubtedly Miss Sarajevo featuring Luciano Pavarotti. It blows me away every time I hear the man singing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlmg0yzxKvQ
Anyone else hear "Please Don't Go" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band in this? Good song, just oddly reminiscent structurally. 
This is one of U2's very best works for sure....brilliant.
... and the rodneys are queuing up, god forbid...
Great song on a great album!
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 Pioneer_Sing wrote:
Funny how U2 had to change their name in order to put out something pretty stellar...of course Eno's guiding tutelage can't be underestimated.

 Note to Bill.....Please roll out some Eno stuff, he certainly doesn't have any shortage of material :)

 
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Funny how U2 had to change their name in order to put out something pretty stellar...of course Eno's guiding tutelage can't be underestimated.

 Note to Bill.....Please roll out some Eno stuff, he certainly doesn't have any shortage of material :)
Groooovy
  
          {#Wave}Woah..thanks for bringing this back to me RP....loved and love this.....what a sultry rhythm and the vocals are so smooth !! 
 Limpopoking wrote:
Stunning track, never knew that Eno had done anything with U2.

 
Really?!  He has done a lot:  Unforgettable Fire was the first album and a few since then...
Wonderful tune and an amazing album - a must own IMHO.  One of U2's best!
 westslope wrote:

Is that bono doing the monotone drone and the falsetto?  Who is the second voice that cuts in later?

 

I wish Bono would shut up about politics sometimes but this I like.

 

Lightbulb Sun, I adore.....  Ah RP.

 
It's Adam reciting the final lyrics
 westslope wrote:

Is that bono doing the monotone drone and the falsetto?  Who is the second voice that cuts in later?

 

I wish Bono would shut up about politics sometimes but this I like.

 

Lightbulb Sun, I adore.....  Ah RP.


 



Since when is not wanting Africans to die of AIDS considered a political statement?

...this is such a great album, really U2's best since rattle and hum...
 fredriley wrote:

It would be if St Bonio wasn't droning on. Eno yes, Bonio no. A nailed-on Ho-hum from the Nottingham jury.Nice retro SF cover, though.
 
ooooh Freddy...!!!!
great song, but I do not find what or whom it reminds me of

Is that bono doing the monotone drone and the falsetto?  Who is the second voice that cuts in later?

 

I wish Bono would shut up about politics sometimes but this I like.

 

Lightbulb Sun, I adore.....  Ah RP.


 Limpopoking wrote:
Stunning track, never knew that Eno had done anything with U2.
 
Besides co-producing The Joshua Tree?  And Achtung Baby.  And The Unforgettable Fire.

Stunning track, never knew that Eno had done anything with U2.
Really loved this collaboration....and this song is so hypnotic and soothing....
Wow. Impressed. Only U2 anything I like. Must be Brian Enos. I feel like I'm in that blue room right now.
 petrfas wrote:
sounds too tracky
 
Star Tracky?
sounds too tracky
 Trey wrote:
It's music AND a sedative!
 
It would be if St Bonio wasn't droning on. Eno yes, Bonio no. A nailed-on Ho-hum from the Nottingham jury.Nice retro SF cover, though.


This CD has been collecting dust in my closet. I should give another listen. Excellent stuff.
 Trey wrote:
It's music AND a sedative!
 
Must agree. Zzzzzz. Ho hum=3.
7 -> 9

Having heard this song on RP, I then checked out the album. It is very, very good. Miss Sarajevo, in particular, is exceptional.

 Bosami wrote:
Where have I been? Never heard of this before RP.

I like. 8
 
I was thinking the same thing — how did this fly under my radar?  This is nice.

Where have I been? Never heard of this before RP.

I like. 8
 westslope wrote:
So if I enjoy this material, will I like Brian Eno material?
 
...absolutely...
 Trey wrote:
It's music AND a sedative!

ProZack - MuZack - u2 - same difference
 


It's music AND a sedative!
So if I enjoy this material, will I like Brian Eno material?
 mandolin wrote:


...this was recorded as a proper U2 studio album, actually, and only released as 'passengers' at the last minute because the record company thought a concept album about soundtracks to imaginary films would confuse listeners and not be marketable under U2's then-image...curiously enough, since its release a great many of the songs have come to be used in actual films, but that wasn't the intent at the time of recording...

...this is the only post-eighties U2 album which does it for me like their older eno/lanois/flood collaborations; i quite enjoy it...
 
That's really interesting. I was about to post a comment along the lines of 'if only U2 still made music like this' - the implied irony being that it took them a collaboration to actually get back to what they do best. I thought it was a recent production as well. The fact that it was supposed to be a U2 album but was vetoed by the record company does a lot to explain U2's vastly different (and I think somewhat bland) sound now. Though I feel, for no real reason other than perhaps Bono's swagger, that the band pretty much brings it on themselves these days.


The only U2 album I can sit through and listen to other than Achtung Baby {#Think}
 jjfflyboy wrote:
U2?  I have this album filed in the 'Eno, Brian' section of my cd collection.  I know that Bono is the lead singer on most (if not all) songs, I never realized that the entire band was contributing.  Even still, this album stands as an Eno album in my mind.  Its too much unlike U2 in many ways, and too much like an Eno recording.  There are solid U2 albums 'produced' by Eno which sound great, but this album is by no means a U2 album.

To like this album you have to like Eno first.  Bono does a fantastic job carrying the melodies, many are moody.  One stand out is: "Elvis Ate America".  I like one lyric in that song:  "Elvis ate America, while America ate him."   For the most part, this album is a mood album.

I think Eno fits into Radio Paradise playability standards, wish there were more and more Eno.

 

...this was recorded as a proper U2 studio album, actually, and only released as 'passengers' at the last minute because the record company thought a concept album about soundtracks to imaginary films would confuse listeners and not be marketable under U2's then-image...curiously enough, since its release a great many of the songs have come to be used in actual films, but that wasn't the intent at the time of recording...

...this is the only post-eighties U2 album which does it for me like their older eno/lanois/flood collaborations; i quite enjoy it...
Yep, U2 meets My Morning Jacket? Still, I like it a lot!
U2?  I have this album filed in the 'Eno, Brian' section of my cd collection.  I know that Bono is the lead singer on most (if not all) songs, I never realized that the entire band was contributing.  Even still, this album stands as an Eno album in my mind.  Its too much unlike U2 in many ways, and too much like an Eno recording.  There are solid U2 albums 'produced' by Eno which sound great, but this album is by no means a U2 album.

To like this album you have to like Eno first.  Bono does a fantastic job carrying the melodies, many are moody.  One stand out is: "Elvis Ate America".  I like one lyric in that song:  "Elvis ate America, while America ate him."   For the most part, this album is a mood album.

I think Eno fits into Radio Paradise playability standards, wish there were more and more Eno.

8 on the first listen.  Yup, I turned it up.  
much nicer than some of the zooropa/pop stuff...
I've turned it up and I don't like it much. (turned up loud...still don't care)
Bono has said that this is one of his favorite songs that U2 has done/been involved in, and I include it in my Top 5 favorite U2 tunes. Slow, yes, but the music is moody and sensual, and a deviation from the norm for U2.
coldwd wrote:
love u2, but this is downright boring...
I don't think this really qualifies as U2. Yes all the members of the band are on it, but there's a reason the album is credited to "The Passengers." It was an experimental album that makes Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop look like...well....straight ahead pop music (which they weren't in their day). hell I never even bought this album, and I have pretty much everything else (with the exception of some 80's singles).
love u2, but this is downright boring...
Originally Posted by hcg11: A little slow, but Bono's voice sounds incredibly sexy in this song....hmmmm, Bono.... ;)
I'll bet you get turned on by snoring and yawning, too. :D
A little slow, but Bono\'s voice sounds incredibly sexy in this song....hmmmm, Bono.... ;)
Too depressing, I think. Kind of puts me to sleep.
Originally Posted by Shimmer: This was released eight years ago (1995). Not sure if that qualifies as "old U2" in your mind, but it might.
It certainly doesn't. Old U2 is twenty years old. Not just 80s, but early 80s, when these guys were little punks, in their own way... back when they rocked (which they haven't done in a long time: now they just pop, good pop, but still pop!)
Heck, I like this even better now. A nice sinister edge to it, and completely unlike most of U2\'s stuff. Hey, why shouldn\'t bands get to stretch out a little? I think this is thrilling.
Great CD. \'Slug\' is the best cut.
Originally Posted by tilibri: Kinda slow - I definitely prefer the old U2 :( Guess even rockers grow old and settle down...
This was released eight years ago (1995). Not sure if that qualifies as "old U2" in your mind, but it might.
Kinda slow - I definitely prefer the old U2 :( Guess even rockers grow old and settle down...
Oooooh! U2 meets Roxy Music. Awesome. First 9 I\'ve ever given here. Good stuff.