During the initial recording sessions for the album in in FezMoroccothe band wrote the song with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois within a few hours. Together, they recorded the song in a single take; Eno called the song's recording "the most amazing studio experience [he's] ever had". According to him and Lanois, the track is the closest the band came to realising their original concept for the album of writing "future hymns".
The seven-minute song features gospel -like vocals in Moment Of Surrender - U2 - Kings Of Croker chorus, along with a predominantly organ- and piano-based musical accompaniment. Lyrically, the song is about a drug addict who is undergoing a crisis of faith. The song was compared Andantino E Cantabile - The English Concert*, Trevor Pinnock - Haydn* - The Sturm Und Drang Sympho the group's earlier ballads " With or Without You " and " One ".
During performances, the stage lights were dimmed and fans were urged to hold up their mobile phones to create "a stadium full of tiny stars".
Although it was not released as a singleRolling Stone named "Moment of Surrender" Moment Of Surrender - U2 - Kings Of Croker best song of and inthey ranked it th on their Moment Of Surrender - U2 - Kings Of Croker of " The Greatest Songs of All Time ".
After a quick discussion about the chord changes and the meter in which they decided to have a "funny layout" that was not based on "eighths or sixteenths"the six of them improvised the entirety of the piece.
As they began to play, bassist Adam Clayton developed a bassline. During the album's recording, Bono had become tired of writing in the first-person and he began writing lyrics and singing from the perspective of different characters. The song was played only once and received minor treatments afterwards, with the addition of a cello part in the introduction and some editing, which included removing a verse to reduce the song's length. Nothing like that ever happened to me Moment Of Surrender - U2 - Kings Of Croker the studio in my whole life.
According to Moment Of Surrender - U2 - Kings Of Croker and Lanois, "Moment of Surrender" is the closest the band came to reaching that concept. The song begins with an uneven percussion loop, before an ambient synthesiser fades in and the drums enter at After the second chorus, a piano interlude begins, with Lanois contributing pedal steel. The Edge begins a slide guitar solo at  that many critics compared to the playing style of Pink Floyd 's David Gilmour.
Lanois noted that the song had a very " Canadian sound " that was like a tribute to the Bandcalling it the " Simcoe sound". David Fricke of Rolling Stone enjoyed the song, writing, "The rising-falling effect of the harmony voices around Bono Reviewer Rob Sheffield complimented the melding of bass, guitar, and vocals, calling it "the kind of gimme-divinity anthem that U2 cut their teeth on, except it really does seem like they've gotten better at these songs now that they've picked up some bummed-out adult grit.
Bono actually sounds scared of something in this song, and whether his nightmares are religious or sexual, the fear gives his voice some heft. Spin reviewed the track favourably, calling it a "celebrity-at-the-crossroads soul ballad" with an "ambient gospel sweep that's both haunted and joyful". The reviewer christened the song as "this album's ' One ' or ' With or Without You ', with added bonus points".
The reviewer wrote, "The vocal harmonies on the choruses sound like something out of a church in some distant, dystopian world; the woozy, slightly detuned piano adds to that impression Despite not being released as a single, "Moment of Surrender" charted in two countries. In the United Statesthe song appeared on the Mediabase Triple A chart at number 45 for the week of 17 November It was played at nearly every subsequent concert on the tour as the closing song, being excluded from the set list for only two of the tour's shows:  the 9 December concert in Brisbane, Australia  and the 29 May concert in Winnipeg.
Rolling Stone enjoyed the visual effect in context of the tour's space theme,  saying it "truly made it seem like the stadium had reached outerspace, with thousands of cellphone lights turning into stars". In a review of the film, Andrew Mueller of Uncut called "Moment of Surrender" an "[i]ll-chosen closer", as well as "overlong and under-realised". The song was also one of only three non-single tracks to be played by the band in their headline set at the Glastonbury Festival In the morning he wakes up and the next track, "Cedars of Lebanon", begins.
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