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Mine is still 31/1. Can't believe it would be delayed even further they surely could say what it is at least! I mean when will we even receive it?!

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I got a further response from the Support team, who advised I can't renew 1 year ahead. So now I have to email them back to ask if I'll still get the 2016 gift, even though I can't officially renew till next year. 

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With band members in the studio working on the follow up to Songs Of Innocence, before heading back out on the road, our 2016 subscription package comes with a special gift celebrating the striking visual iconography of the U2ie Tour.
Subscribers will receive an exclusive collection of four high quality serigraphs, commissioned by the band and developed by their longtime creative collaborators musician Gavin Friday and art-director Shaughn McGrath.
 
This limited edition collection is made up of four beautiful screen prints, produced on heavy paper stock, measuring 60 x 45cm.  A unique visual celebration of the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour,  the set includes band, live performance and on-screen imagery.
 
This special collection will not be on sale online or in store and and will be dispatched in the Spring.
 
Our subscribers can also anticipate special access to music - streaming and downloads -  as well as video features including the band and their team. And when the band announce tour dates, as usual subscribers will have access to ticket presales.
 
Subscribers taking up a premium subscription can bundle the U2ie Tour Serigraph Collection with one of our earlier limited edition gifts - the double vinyl album 'Another Time, Another Place' or the book 'North Side Story'.
 
Full details will be launched in the coming week.
 
(Please note: if your current subscription ends on January 31st, it has now been extended to Tuesday Feb 16th. You will receive renewal reminders ahead of that deadline.)
 
 
http://www.u2.com/news/title/iconic/news/

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One day to go until we hear about the new subscription 'gift' . Is everyone excited ?

 

Email has arrived. Excitement successfully overcome. Four pictures, printed onto posh paper. I'm not sure it quite hits the heights of the last four or five years.

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One day to go until we hear about the new subscription 'gift' . Is everyone excited ?

 

Email has arrived. Excitement successfully overcome. Four pictures, printed onto posh paper. I'm not sure it quite hits the heights of the last four or five years.

Erm, yeah. Four pictures? Seriously?

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One day to go until we hear about the new subscription 'gift' . Is everyone excited ?

Email has arrived. Excitement successfully overcome. Four pictures, printed onto posh paper. I'm not sure it quite hits the heights of the last four or five years.

Erm, yeah. Four pictures? Seriously?

 

     You can get way  better stuff in the Lithograph-section of the U2-SHop.....100 bucks each.....I have one of these huge Lithographic-prints and it's great !   

       So much for the Demo Version of SOE as the new gift......(Hint-Hint !)

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I'm not disappointed nor excited really!

 

Though considering the long delay etc. I kinda thought it may be something a little more inspiring.

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           Wouldn't it be a great idea to have several different gits options every year so that you can choose what you want the most ?  (No repeat of previous gifts)

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I posted this on atU2 and I'll post it again here....

 

 

Really? Worse than the recycled B-sides on Medium, Rare & Remastered and Artificial Horizon? Worse than the album tracks on Duals? Worse than the keychain that was the very first annual gift for U2.com subscribers?

People will complain no matter what the gift is. I love (most) of the music releases even if some of them are re-issued B-sides/remixes. After the horrendous backlash that was Duals, U2 had to do something really special and we got it in a big way with U22 and From the Sky Down. North Side Story was just a book but it was unique and a fascinating look at early U2. Another Time, Another Place was not good for people who don't have a vinyl player. I don't have a vinyl player. But I loved it anyways because it was a new, completely unknown recording of U2 with some never-before released songs and the earliest released performances of others, and those without a record player could easily use the digital versions.

The Serigraph collection is something completely new for the fanclub release, and it looks to be pretty high-quality. Not as high-quality as the lithographs which usually sell for about $100 US perhaps, but more than worth the $10 each that it translates to (without considering all the other exclusive articles and music you get from the website). Am I a fan of all the images? No. The band photo is similar to all the other pictures we ever see of the group, and the image of the group on stage could be better. In my mind they made a mistake by omitting an image of the group inside the screen during Even Better Than the Real Thing, and/or the Joshua Tree from the end of Streets which is one of the visual money shots of the tour. But that is the only mistake they made.

For people to complain that it is lame, or that a $40 resubscription gift that would normally be $400 combined is a bad, last-minute idea... I'm afraid that I just don't understand that. The only bad thing I see is potential damage during shipping. People will always complain about the gifts, but really now. The only thing that would make this a bad gift is if the subscriber is blind.

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           Wouldn't it be a great idea to have several different gits options every year so that you can choose what you want the most ?  (No repeat of previous gifts)

 

Not realistic at all...

 

Apart of the logistic aspect of the production of these several different gifts and its distribution (not the shipping, but more in the sense of "X asked for 1, Y asked for 4, Z asked for 2, etc") which also means time, You should also think about the costs involved...

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           Wouldn't it be a great idea to have several different gits options every year so that you can choose what you want the most ?  (No repeat of previous gifts)

 

Not realistic at all...

 

Apart of the logistic aspect of the production of these several different gifts and its distribution (not the shipping, but more in the sense of "X asked for 1, Y asked for 4, Z asked for 2, etc") which also means time, You should also think about the costs involved...

 

 

But isn't that what they are doing anyway?  There's going to be three options.  Just the serigraphs.  The serigraphs with North Side Story.  And the serigraphs with Another Time Another Place.  So they've already made it more complicated on themselves.  :)

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I like the gift, we're moving from a apartment to our own house next month so U2-stuff is welcome to decorate my walls.

Big question will be: when will we have the new gift? April? August? December?  ;)

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I've expected something special considering the time they took to prepare the new subcription gift.  So I'm really disappointed, I don't like this gift, it looks like it was done in a hurry. Also 40 US dollars for 4 pictures is way too much, it's not worth the money, so bottom line I will not renew my subcription.

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Tend to agree... I like U2 because of the music they make, but I've no great desire to hang pictures of what are basically four average looking middle aged blokes on my wall, even if they have been photoshopped with bits of buildings coming out of their heads.

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I like the gift, we're moving from a apartment to our own house next month so U2-stuff is welcome to decorate my walls.

Big question will be: when will we have the new gift? April? August? December? ;)

in the announcement they say they will dispatch in spring so yeah maybe august :P

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Tend to agree... I like U2 because of the music they make, but I've no great desire to hang pictures of what are basically four average looking middle aged blokes on my wall, even if they have been photoshopped with bits of buildings coming out of their heads.

hey, hands off from middle aged people :D

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I've expected something special considering the time they took to prepare the new subcription gift.  So I'm really disappointed, I don't like this gift, it looks like it was done in a hurry. Also 40 US dollars for 4 pictures is way too much, it's not worth the money, so bottom line I will not renew my subcription.

                  I completely  agree.....  Furthermore, I don't have no room for huge prints.......I'll renew in November-December 2016 ( or January 2017)....IF the next gift will be totally awesome......

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Wouldn't it be a great idea to have several different gits options every year so that you can choose what you want the most ? (No repeat of previous gifts)

 

Not realistic at all...

 

Apart of the logistic aspect of the production of these several different gifts and its distribution (not the shipping, but more in the sense of "X asked for 1, Y asked for 4, Z asked for 2, etc") which also means time, You should also think about the costs involved...

Yes, I agree. They did try something like this with the t-shirts and giving the option of which one you wanted. And that did not work out so well. Edited by mich40

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