U2′s video for the radio edit of their epic second single “Magnificent” has been released; like the clip for “Mysterious Ways,” this was shot in Morocco, although the new clip is much more straightforward. More compelling than the clip, to be honest, is the list of categories that the video’s presenter Yahoo! Music has added to it, which seems to be following the “throw lots of spaghetti at the wall in hopes that this record will take off again” strategy:
Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock, 1980s Alternative, Beatles Legacy, 1980s Pop, Big Hits Of The ’80s, Big Hits Of The ’90s, 1990s Rock, 1990s Alternative, 1980s Soft Pop, 1990s Soft Pop, Love Songs, Kidz Rock, 1980s Rock, 1990s Soft Rock, 1980s Soft Rock, Lite Office Music, The Coffeehouse, Cover Art, Rock, Mainstream Rock
I guess I get the “Lite Office Music” thing, but “Kidz Rock”? Really? Also, is it wrong that I sort of prefer the visuals on the Anton Corbjin version of the clip, although I like the radio-ready cut of the track better?
U2 – Magnificent [Yahoo!]
U2 – Magnificent (Anton Corbijn Version) – [imeem]