Watching U23D over the weekend I was reminded of the utter beauty of the 3 minute 21 second mark of "Miss Sarajevo."
Though the line isn't sung by Bono, and the song isn't even technically a U2 song (U2 + Brian Eno w/ Pavoratti = "Passengers") when Pavarotti hits the "L'Amore" I crumble every time. Actually, it's more like I shatter. The crescendo does one of those things to you where you don't know whether to scream for joy or yell out in sorrow. It's so beautiful it's terrible, and half of heaven pours through the gap rent between.
Passengers - Miss Sarajevo
Also worth waiting for:
- The ~1:25 mark of Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic"
- The 4:01 mark of Radiohead's "Let Down"