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19 July 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Watch Thirty Seconds To Mars 'MTV Unplugged' Cover Of U2's 'Where The Streets Have No Name'  
Every song Thirty Seconds To Mars performed at their extraordinary "MTV Unplugged" presented by Starburst taping was reimagined, rearranged, reconsidered and refined until each song became its own extraordinary, ethereal experience in its own right. But perhaps no song was as unexpectedly revelatory as the band's choice to cover U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name" as their Contradictions Track.

With the help of a gospel choir and meticulous orchestration, Thirty Seconds To Mars took "Where The Streets Have No Name" -- a gargantuan behemoth of an anthem known for rousing stadiums, castles, and other major landmarks, and, in the case of the classic video, filling the streets of Los Angeles and nearly shutting down the city -- and created a formidable yet supremely spiritual homage to U2's original. "Coming in on the last song like that... gave everybody a lift" Jared Leto said of the song coming together once the gospel choir was added to the arrangement.

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splint_and_flawsplint_and_flaw on July 19th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I love the Gospel choir. Beautiful people with amazing passion and voices. :_D
A B C D E F U: JARED IS A MY LITTLE PONYhowielove2101 on July 19th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Maggssuzukinii on July 19th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
OMG, Jared singing this song is like heaven to my ears xwx
His voice is SO powerful, you can feel/see the passion and feelings that he puts in his voice when he sings. It's amazingly beautiful. And the gospel choir... just perfect.

thanks for posting this
Rubyrubywoo on July 20th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
I cant. Too much beauty makes my uncomfortable.