78 thoughts on “Window In the Skies Video

  1. this is a killer concept, exceptionally executed.
    man, you can do a lot with imovie these days… πŸ˜‰
    is it just me, or does it makes anyone else all inspired and emo?

  2. this is a killer concept, exceptionally executed.
    man, you can do a lot with imovie these days… πŸ˜‰
    is it just me, or does it makes anyone else all inspired and emo?

  3. here we go:

    Kurt Cobain?
    Frank Zappa
    Someone’s hands
    Billie Holiday
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Roy Orbison
    PJ Harvey
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Bob Marley
    Someone’s foot – Run DMC?
    Someone on double bass
    Louis Armstrong
    Feet on drums
    David Bowie
    Dave Grohl
    Someone on bass
    Lou Reed
    Frank Sinatra
    Someone on bass
    Kanye West
    Mick Jones
    Nat King Cole
    Paul Cook
    Keith Moon
    George Harrison
    Nina Simone
    Marvin Gaye
    Janis Joplin
    Karen O
    Elvis Costello
    Ramones
    Jimi Hendrix
    Nirvana
    Joe Strummer
    Johnny Cash
    Iggy Pop
    Thom Yorke
    Mary J Blige
    Perry Farrell
    Elvis Presley
    Al Green
    Morrisey
    Beck
    Beyonce
    Elton John
    Police
    Some dude hip hopping
    Arcade Fire
    White Stripes
    Parliament
    Nirvana
    Bono
    People on bass
    Arcade Fire
    George Harrison
    Jimi Hendrix
    Some crowd shots/ velvet underground
    Adam kissing his girl
    Chrissie Hyde
    Alicia Keys
    Ray Charles
    Clash
    Keith Moon
    Bowie
    Billie Holiday
    Caruso
    Elvis Presley – this is surely the best edit
    Robert Plant
    Bernstien?
    Supremes
    Keith Moon
    Queen
    Public Enemy
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jay Z
    Larry
    Patti Smith
    The Band
    Stevie Wonder
    Nirvana
    Edge
    Frank Sinatra

    Ok, missed a few. Also, Michael Stipe is going to be so pissed off right now.

  4. here we go:

    Kurt Cobain?
    Frank Zappa
    Someone’s hands
    Billie Holiday
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Roy Orbison
    PJ Harvey
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Bob Marley
    Someone’s foot – Run DMC?
    Someone on double bass
    Louis Armstrong
    Feet on drums
    David Bowie
    Dave Grohl
    Someone on bass
    Lou Reed
    Frank Sinatra
    Someone on bass
    Kanye West
    Mick Jones
    Nat King Cole
    Paul Cook
    Keith Moon
    George Harrison
    Nina Simone
    Marvin Gaye
    Janis Joplin
    Karen O
    Elvis Costello
    Ramones
    Jimi Hendrix
    Nirvana
    Joe Strummer
    Johnny Cash
    Iggy Pop
    Thom Yorke
    Mary J Blige
    Perry Farrell
    Elvis Presley
    Al Green
    Morrisey
    Beck
    Beyonce
    Elton John
    Police
    Some dude hip hopping
    Arcade Fire
    White Stripes
    Parliament
    Nirvana
    Bono
    People on bass
    Arcade Fire
    George Harrison
    Jimi Hendrix
    Some crowd shots/ velvet underground
    Adam kissing his girl
    Chrissie Hyde
    Alicia Keys
    Ray Charles
    Clash
    Keith Moon
    Bowie
    Billie Holiday
    Caruso
    Elvis Presley – this is surely the best edit
    Robert Plant
    Bernstien?
    Supremes
    Keith Moon
    Queen
    Public Enemy
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jay Z
    Larry
    Patti Smith
    The Band
    Stevie Wonder
    Nirvana
    Edge
    Frank Sinatra

    Ok, missed a few. Also, Michael Stipe is going to be so pissed off right now.

  5. does this remind anyone of the Dani California Music video, at least in concept? it’s still an awesome music video and one of U2’s best, and one hell of a catchy song. I see Keith Moon in there too!

  6. does this remind anyone of the Dani California Music video, at least in concept? it’s still an awesome music video and one of U2’s best, and one hell of a catchy song. I see Keith Moon in there too!

  7. Elmo-yes this clip is inspiring and emotional. I got chills up and down my spine, a big smile on my face and tears in my eyes! And from what I’ve read from other fans we are not alone. I’ve only listened to “Window” on the radio twice with poor reception but to watch this clip and hear the song properly for the first time just blew me away. Great being a U2 fan, huh?! πŸ™‚

    Did anyone see the White Stripes?

  8. Elmo-yes this clip is inspiring and emotional. I got chills up and down my spine, a big smile on my face and tears in my eyes! And from what I’ve read from other fans we are not alone. I’ve only listened to “Window” on the radio twice with poor reception but to watch this clip and hear the song properly for the first time just blew me away. Great being a U2 fan, huh?! πŸ™‚

    Did anyone see the White Stripes?

  9. Brilliant, I LOVE it! And spotting the band in an audience somewhere, that’s just…inspiring and emo indeed πŸ™‚ Wow. Gonna watch it again. And again…

  10. Brilliant, I LOVE it! And spotting the band in an audience somewhere, that’s just…inspiring and emo indeed πŸ™‚ Wow. Gonna watch it again. And again…

  11. Cool video, but it strikes me as something Rick Rubin would’ve dreamed up. Nostalgia freak. That man lives in the past.

  12. Cool video, but it strikes me as something Rick Rubin would’ve dreamed up. Nostalgia freak. That man lives in the past.

  13. Okay, these are some of my guesses, and some stolen from the atU2 board:

    00:14 Frank Zappa
    00:17 Billie Holiday
    00:19 Simon & Garfunkel
    00:20 Roy Orbison
    00:23 Aretta Franklin
    00:24 Bob Marley
    00:33 Louis Amstrong
    00:38 David Bowie
    00:44 Lou Reed
    00:46 Frank Sinatra
    00:47 John Stirratt (Wilco)
    00:49 Kanye West
    00:50 Johnny Rotten? (Sex Pistols)
    00:51 Mick Jones (The Clash)
    00:52 Nat King Cole
    01:01 Sam Cooke
    01:02 Ozzy Osbourne
    01:15 Nirvana
    01:26 Johnny Cash
    01:27 Iggy Pop
    01:31 Paul McCartney
    01:33 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
    01:34 Mary J. Blige
    01:36 Red Hot Chili Peppers (?)
    01:38 Elvis
    01:46 Jon Bon Jovi
    01:47 Britney Spears
    01:48 Elton John
    02:08 Adam Clayton
    02:16 Arcade Fire
    02:21 Keith Richards
    02:22 George Harrison (Beatles of course)
    02:23 Jimmy Hendrix
    02:30 Adam Clayton
    02:32 Chrissy Hinde
    02:33 Alicia Keys
    02:34 Ray Charles
    02:39 Sam Cooke
    02:43 David Bowie
    02:45 Smokey Robinson
    02:47 Elvis
    02:51 Robert Plant
    02:52 Vladimir Horowitz (Pianist)
    02:55 Tina Turner
    02:57 Dusty Springfield
    03:03 Queen (?)
    03:07 James Brown
    03:12 David Byrne (Talking Heads)
    03:21 Adam (dark glasses) and Edge
    03:26 Jerry Lee Lewis
    03:29 Bono
    03:33 Larry Mullen
    03:36 Patti Smith
    03:37 Steve Wonder
    03:47 Pete Townshed
    03:51 Edge
    03:54 Adam
    03:55 Edge
    03:56 Larry Mullen
    04:04 Frank Sinatra

  14. Okay, these are some of my guesses, and some stolen from the atU2 board:

    00:14 Frank Zappa
    00:17 Billie Holiday
    00:19 Simon & Garfunkel
    00:20 Roy Orbison
    00:23 Aretta Franklin
    00:24 Bob Marley
    00:33 Louis Amstrong
    00:38 David Bowie
    00:44 Lou Reed
    00:46 Frank Sinatra
    00:47 John Stirratt (Wilco)
    00:49 Kanye West
    00:50 Johnny Rotten? (Sex Pistols)
    00:51 Mick Jones (The Clash)
    00:52 Nat King Cole
    01:01 Sam Cooke
    01:02 Ozzy Osbourne
    01:15 Nirvana
    01:26 Johnny Cash
    01:27 Iggy Pop
    01:31 Paul McCartney
    01:33 Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
    01:34 Mary J. Blige
    01:36 Red Hot Chili Peppers (?)
    01:38 Elvis
    01:46 Jon Bon Jovi
    01:47 Britney Spears
    01:48 Elton John
    02:08 Adam Clayton
    02:16 Arcade Fire
    02:21 Keith Richards
    02:22 George Harrison (Beatles of course)
    02:23 Jimmy Hendrix
    02:30 Adam Clayton
    02:32 Chrissy Hinde
    02:33 Alicia Keys
    02:34 Ray Charles
    02:39 Sam Cooke
    02:43 David Bowie
    02:45 Smokey Robinson
    02:47 Elvis
    02:51 Robert Plant
    02:52 Vladimir Horowitz (Pianist)
    02:55 Tina Turner
    02:57 Dusty Springfield
    03:03 Queen (?)
    03:07 James Brown
    03:12 David Byrne (Talking Heads)
    03:21 Adam (dark glasses) and Edge
    03:26 Jerry Lee Lewis
    03:29 Bono
    03:33 Larry Mullen
    03:36 Patti Smith
    03:37 Steve Wonder
    03:47 Pete Townshed
    03:51 Edge
    03:54 Adam
    03:55 Edge
    03:56 Larry Mullen
    04:04 Frank Sinatra

  15. awesome, awesome!!
    love the George Harrison shot that matches perfectly with Edge’s “new” “Abbey Road” sound during “I got no shame”…it does make you wonder if McCartney made any recommendations??

    Very cool indeed

  16. awesome, awesome!!
    love the George Harrison shot that matches perfectly with Edge’s “new” “Abbey Road” sound during “I got no shame”…it does make you wonder if McCartney made any recommendations??

    Very cool indeed

  17. Great video. I wonder if Bono got the idea for it after participating in a similar one for the Johnny Cash song God’s Gonna Cut You Down?

  18. Great video. I wonder if Bono got the idea for it after participating in a similar one for the Johnny Cash song God’s Gonna Cut You Down?

  19. This song is such an earwurm. It just feels good to holler ‘I’ve got no shaaaaaaaaame’ when you’re walking down the street. People look at you funny, though. But then they always do…

    Anyhoo, cool clip and FINALLY a break away from those stupid performance promos.

  20. This song is such an earwurm. It just feels good to holler ‘I’ve got no shaaaaaaaaame’ when you’re walking down the street. People look at you funny, though. But then they always do…

    Anyhoo, cool clip and FINALLY a break away from those stupid performance promos.

  21. love love love love love this video, but my only gripe is no one from the early 90s britpop era is recognized! you’d think a quick liam or noel clip would have sufficed, hell there isn’t even springsteen (uh oh, it’s like the best of’s, everyone is annoyed by what’s left off!) πŸ™‚

  22. love love love love love this video, but my only gripe is no one from the early 90s britpop era is recognized! you’d think a quick liam or noel clip would have sufficed, hell there isn’t even springsteen (uh oh, it’s like the best of’s, everyone is annoyed by what’s left off!) πŸ™‚

  23. i think the fun way to look at it is, it’s the bands best of!
    As fans we are made well aware of their “influencers”

  24. i think the fun way to look at it is, it’s the bands best of!
    As fans we are made well aware of their “influencers”

  25. Incomplete list, but so is the video?

    1:36 John Frusciante (under the bridge vid)?
    1:49 The Police
    0:47 Peter Buck on bass? (Where else is REM?)
    0:15 Ray Charles?
    0:34 John Densmore or Bonham’s foot
    0:39 Trent Reznor
    0:42 Dee Dee Ramone?
    0:56 Topper Headon (the clash)
    0:58 Mick and Keef, Stones
    0:59 Sarah Vaughn
    1:01 Marvin Gaye
    1:05 Four Tops
    1:06 Sarah O (yea yea yeas)
    1:36 Jane’s Addiction
    1:45 Where is Johnny Marr????
    1:50 Wu Tang Clan
    1:52 The Corrs
    1:55 White Stripes
    1:58 Sly and the Family Stone?
    2:09 Old footage of Larry (segue between Threw a Brick and Day w/out Me)!
    2:14 Noel Redding? Bill Wyman?
    2:27 Bob Dylan
    2:37 John Bonham
    2:45 Smokey Robinson
    2:50 Stevie Wonder tamborine
    2:55 Ronnie Spector
    2:58 Mick Jagger
    3:02 Ramones
    3:08 Beastie Boyz
    3:10 P-Funk
    3:38 Stevie Wonder (Superstitious?)
    3:45 Krist Novoselic Nirvana
    Sinatra (best edit)?

    That’s about enough time wasted for me….

  26. Incomplete list, but so is the video?

    1:36 John Frusciante (under the bridge vid)?
    1:49 The Police
    0:47 Peter Buck on bass? (Where else is REM?)
    0:15 Ray Charles?
    0:34 John Densmore or Bonham’s foot
    0:39 Trent Reznor
    0:42 Dee Dee Ramone?
    0:56 Topper Headon (the clash)
    0:58 Mick and Keef, Stones
    0:59 Sarah Vaughn
    1:01 Marvin Gaye
    1:05 Four Tops
    1:06 Sarah O (yea yea yeas)
    1:36 Jane’s Addiction
    1:45 Where is Johnny Marr????
    1:50 Wu Tang Clan
    1:52 The Corrs
    1:55 White Stripes
    1:58 Sly and the Family Stone?
    2:09 Old footage of Larry (segue between Threw a Brick and Day w/out Me)!
    2:14 Noel Redding? Bill Wyman?
    2:27 Bob Dylan
    2:37 John Bonham
    2:45 Smokey Robinson
    2:50 Stevie Wonder tamborine
    2:55 Ronnie Spector
    2:58 Mick Jagger
    3:02 Ramones
    3:08 Beastie Boyz
    3:10 P-Funk
    3:38 Stevie Wonder (Superstitious?)
    3:45 Krist Novoselic Nirvana
    Sinatra (best edit)?

    That’s about enough time wasted for me….

  27. Wow. I was a so-so fan of the original song, but that video just puts the song through the roof for me. Just phenomenal. I love the band in the audience at the end – just a perfect touch. I forwarded the post to everyone I know, too. Had to spread some of the “Love.”

  28. Wow. I was a so-so fan of the original song, but that video just puts the song through the roof for me. Just phenomenal. I love the band in the audience at the end – just a perfect touch. I forwarded the post to everyone I know, too. Had to spread some of the “Love.”

  29. i got a question kids: the mp3 doing the rounds has this weird cross over at the beginning which sounds like two tracks played at once. we don’t hear this on the video, natch. so, what’s the deal? is that cross over thing on the record? IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE. WTF? HELP KTHXBYE.

  30. i got a question kids: the mp3 doing the rounds has this weird cross over at the beginning which sounds like two tracks played at once. we don’t hear this on the video, natch. so, what’s the deal? is that cross over thing on the record? IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE. WTF? HELP KTHXBYE.

  31. The filming they did in Melbourne are the shots of Edge, Bono, Adam and Larry in the crowd. How long’s it been since they’ve been able to be part of the audience like that? πŸ˜‰

  32. The filming they did in Melbourne are the shots of Edge, Bono, Adam and Larry in the crowd. How long’s it been since they’ve been able to be part of the audience like that? πŸ˜‰

  33. Indeed – the kissing shots are from outside the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, the band in the crowd shots were taken inside the band room at the Corner Hotel, and the crowd running shots were taken nearby in Richmond.

    That was a loooong day filming for very little actual useful footage.

  34. Indeed – the kissing shots are from outside the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, the band in the crowd shots were taken inside the band room at the Corner Hotel, and the crowd running shots were taken nearby in Richmond.

    That was a loooong day filming for very little actual useful footage.

  35. elmo,

    that mp3 was the first to go around I guess, the other tune in the beginning is a radiohead song, some people suggested that, though I do not recognize the song.

    shortly after that another mp3 with the single version (the same version) of the song made the round. it’s the cleanest version that was available before the album was released, and it’s a different mix from the album version. the video version again has that little extra beginning, I wonder if it will be included in the released version on the single or not.

    for the video, I after all have to agree, that it is a refreshing change indeed, away from performance videos, although I normaly dig those. it takes the song yet to another place… great!

  36. elmo,

    that mp3 was the first to go around I guess, the other tune in the beginning is a radiohead song, some people suggested that, though I do not recognize the song.

    shortly after that another mp3 with the single version (the same version) of the song made the round. it’s the cleanest version that was available before the album was released, and it’s a different mix from the album version. the video version again has that little extra beginning, I wonder if it will be included in the released version on the single or not.

    for the video, I after all have to agree, that it is a refreshing change indeed, away from performance videos, although I normaly dig those. it takes the song yet to another place… great!

  37. The first mp3 to go around about a month ago was recorded from radio, and had a really long cross over from the previous song which is fake plastic trees by radiohead. that’s why it sounds so weird.

  38. The first mp3 to go around about a month ago was recorded from radio, and had a really long cross over from the previous song which is fake plastic trees by radiohead. that’s why it sounds so weird.

  39. song is not doing so well on American radio, we’ll see if this video along with the commercial release of the single pushes it back up. It may have already peaked, but here is the update:

    Obviously…Number 1 in Triple A ( which they always do ) and number 28 on Hot Adult Contemporary.

  40. song is not doing so well on American radio, we’ll see if this video along with the commercial release of the single pushes it back up. It may have already peaked, but here is the update:

    Obviously…Number 1 in Triple A ( which they always do ) and number 28 on Hot Adult Contemporary.

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