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North Side Story: U2 In Dublin, 1978-1983
 
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14 November 2013
North Side Story: U2 in Dublin, 1978-1983
'If U2 can slow down long enough to be heard, they could step to the fore of the Dublin music scene' (1978, live review) 

In the late 1970's when Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry played their first gigs in Dublin's Northside, there was only one music title that would follow them all the way. 

Hot Press Magazine was at the scene from schoolroom to stadium, Dublin bars to New York clubs, Out of Control to Under A Blood Red Sky. 

Introducing North Side Story - a unique, ringside seat at the rise and rise of U2 in their home city. 

An exclusive publication, commissioned from the Hot Press team in Ireland, this large-format 274-page book is full of rare and unpublished photos, reviews, interviews and original band pieces from the time

Over the past six months Hot Press have tracked down many of the original players in the U2 story - schoolfriends, musicians, artists, promoters, DJ's and crew. 

Along with their unique archive of original content, North Side Story features dozens of new interviews - from Paul McGuinness and Guggi to Jim Sheridan and Steve Lillywhite - bringing the story of the band right up to date. 

The editorial lens is pulled back further with first-time translations of some of the earliest interviews the band gave as they embarked on dates around Europe. 

Open up North Side Story and you'll find a beautiful pull-out wall-map, capturing landmark moments in U2's Dublin from the early years to the present day. 'North And South of the River, Wandering In U2's Dublin' has been commissioned from U2's long-time design team. 

It's been a remarkable project, says Niall Stokes, Hot Press Editor, whose writers, designers and photographers' have produced the book. 

'Watching Feedback play in 1976, no-one could have dreamed of what lay ahead. We've ended up with a roller coaster, blow-by-blow account of the band's earliest days, telling the story of the genesis of U2 in a unique, powerful and, I hope, fantastically captivating and revealing way. 

'It's about where Adam, Bono, Edge and Larry came from and the remarkable bond that bound them together, even in the face of adversity. I think fans of the band are going to love it.' 

Along with this special annual gift, subscribers access a range of other benefits including exclusive music, editorial content and as usual, access to take part in ticket presales if the band announce a tour. 

North Side Story is a limited edition publication by Hot Press for U2.com

 

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When I first read the email I thought I'd read 'North Star'.  Wasn't that impressed on first glance at this offering, no new tunes or band interviews - thought it was all a bit too recycled - already got a U2 guide to Dublin on @u2.  But having thought about it all day, me thinks it sounds great and look forward to resubing now :D

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been reading an old book about U2's earlier days, a fun read by Winston Brandt, 1985...

 

I use the ftgu lithos for book marks and love them for that purpose, as I love books and am always reading.

 

ftgu had 2 discs as well, and 4 pics of the band....

 

this book alone is very nice, but nothing can compare to ftgu....

 

loved hearing bono sing miss s live and edges picks is my fav u2 cd!

 

wish this also had some music with it this year, or some other kind of add in besides the book.

 

with live nation at the helm, hope they spruce up the shop asap-no calendar at all this year and no key chains!!

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Let me sleep on this. I still have months to run on my current sub.

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Let me sleep on this. I still have months to run on my current sub.

 

Exactly the same thoughts as me, my sub doesn't run out till late Apr next year....

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I want new material, not old. The old stuff's been done before. You cant keep selling the same old stuff to the same people. Or words to that effect.

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I was going to sleep on it too but my sub was on the 28th so I took the plunge, more on the presumption of a tour announcement next year but I'll keep an open mind on the book but its not usually my thing really. I'm a massive music fan and have been my whole life but very very rarely read any books about my favourite bands. I seem to just learn everything as I go on the web or in magazines.

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Not as good as a gift as I thought it would be, but then I'm not surprised that I'm not impressed after U22 and FTGU, because those were awesome. But unless some music is officially announced, I will not be resubscribing.

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I'm not here for the gift. I hope they mention that in those early days, Belfast was a test run for them on many occasions.

 

I'm here for tickets 2014! :)

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I love the gift! This is the best gift ever!!!  :wub:  :wub:  :wub:

 

I was expecting something like this for a long time!!

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I like this sub gift--looks nice!  I don't have to renew for a few months though but I'll do it. 

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I hope they bring out a tie-in CD of related rare material from the period or some down loads :D

 

Also a series of books going to present day would be good with music tie-ins too :lol:

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I notice you get a down load card with the Ordinary Love vinyl, to down load both songs, it'd be nice if the downloads were also offered to those that don't have a record player any-more :huh:  (me me me me me me :wacko: )

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been reading an old book about U2's earlier days, a fun read by Winston Brandt, 1985...

 

I use the ftgu lithos for book marks and love them for that purpose, as I love books and am always reading.

 

ftgu had 2 discs as well, and 4 pics of the band....

 

this book alone is very nice, but nothing can compare to ftgu....

 

loved hearing bono sing miss s live and edges picks is my fav u2 cd!

 

wish this also had some music with it this year, or some other kind of add in besides the book.

 

with live nation at the helm, hope they spruce up the shop asap-no calendar at all this year and no key chains!!

 

From the Ground Up was great, U22 was better for me .... though I love 'em both ;)

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I hope they bring out a tie-in CD of related rare material from the period or some down loads :D

 

Also a series of books going to present day would be good with music tie-ins too :lol:

There won't be any CD, maybe some downloads, right now I hope for the tracks on that 29th Nov. Vinyl 'cause I DON'T HAVE a turn-table !!!!

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I hope they bring out a tie-in CD of related rare material from the period or some down loads :D

 

Also a series of books going to present day would be good with music tie-ins too :lol:

There won't be any CD, maybe some downloads, right now I hope for the tracks on that 29th Nov. Vinyl 'cause I DON'T HAVE a turn-table !!!!

 

yeah me too, you get a down load card with the vinyl, hopefully some of the vinyl junkies will share their codes :huh:

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One thing will be missing from this book though won't it??  How U2 got their name! :D

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But isn't that story widely available all over this thing called an 'internet'?  Also, in, and this is mindblowing I know, 'books'?

 

So what's teh incentive here? ANd don't say website exclusives.  Those are easily accessible as well without paying 50+ for a year subscription to a website that just hasn't lived up to its hype.

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One thing will be missing from this book though won't it??  How U2 got their name! :D

Well, they tell that story in U2byU2 !

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But isn't that story widely available all over this thing called an 'internet'?  Also, in, and this is mindblowing I know, 'books'?

 

So what's teh incentive here? ANd don't say website exclusives.  Those are easily accessible as well without paying 50+ for a year subscription to a website that just hasn't lived up to its hype.

 

It does take the piss for diehard fans who already own lots of books with U2's history. 

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But isn't that story widely available all over this thing called an 'internet'?  Also, in, and this is mindblowing I know, 'books'?

 

So what's teh incentive here? ANd don't say website exclusives.  Those are easily accessible as well without paying 50+ for a year subscription to a website that just hasn't lived up to its hype.

 

It does take the piss for diehard fans who already own lots of books with U2's history. 

 

Would it be taking a piss if it weren't U2.com presenting it?  What if it were coming straight from HotPress?  We'd all still buy it because it would be coming from a reputable source.  I think it's just gotten to the point that people will complain about everything that U2.com does just to complain, no matter what they do.

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But isn't that story widely available all over this thing called an 'internet'?  Also, in, and this is mindblowing I know, 'books'?

 

So what's teh incentive here? ANd don't say website exclusives.  Those are easily accessible as well without paying 50+ for a year subscription to a website that just hasn't lived up to its hype.

 

It does take the piss for diehard fans who already own lots of books with U2's history. 

 

Would it be taking a piss if it weren't U2.com presenting it?  What if it were coming straight from HotPress?  We'd all still buy it because it would be coming from a reputable source.  I think it's just gotten to the point that people will complain about everything that U2.com does just to complain, no matter what they do.

 

And isn't that Fun ???

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But isn't that story widely available all over this thing called an 'internet'?  Also, in, and this is mindblowing I know, 'books'?

 

So what's teh incentive here? ANd don't say website exclusives.  Those are easily accessible as well without paying 50+ for a year subscription to a website that just hasn't lived up to its hype.

 

It does take the piss for diehard fans who already own lots of books with U2's history. 

 

Would it be taking a piss if it weren't U2.com presenting it?  What if it were coming straight from HotPress?  We'd all still buy it because it would be coming from a reputable source.  I think it's just gotten to the point that people will complain about everything that U2.com does just to complain, no matter what they do.

 

Maybe it has gotten to the point. But compared to the last two gifts, which I think are great, something of the current era, this book of U2 history is a surprise this year, it is nothing really new is it?

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Its just random....like its just come from nowhere. I could of understood if it coincided with the reissues of Boy/October/War a few years back because its a similar era and would of appeared relevant at the time.

 

They could of done something to celebrate Rattle & Hums recent anniversary or just given away the CD single of Ordinary Love which would have been more relevant/current and probably better received.

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Its just random....like its just come from nowhere. I could of understood if it coincided with the reissues of Boy/October/War a few years back because its a similar era and would of appeared relevant at the time.

 

They could of done something to celebrate Rattle & Hums recent anniversary or just given away the CD single of Ordinary Love which would have been more relevant/current and probably better received.

 

Exactly. It just does not makes sense this book. No matter how good it may be. But already owning a few books of U2's history including the Hot Press and Propaganda books, ah well....

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