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Joshua Tree re-issue (again) | $119 for Joshua Tree Super Deluxe!? [MERGED]

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surferdad    0

Feeling like the newest re-issue of The Joshua Tree is nothing but a cash grab. Not making the new material (the live show and new re-mixes) available separately is nothing but greed. How many times does U2 and their management want me to buy The Joshua Tree in order to get material only available with the purchase of The Joshua Tree.

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adrnik    3

The price is rather steep isn't it?

 

It wouldn't be so bad if we could use our membership 25% discount on it but I doubt that will work.

 

I wonder also if the additional cd's will be available on iTunes?

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surferdad    0

I'm just so glad that the U2 corporation focused on re-releasing The Joshua Tree yet again versus coming up with the subscriber gift that people have already paid for. I can imagine that meeting, "What's the priority Guy Oseary, putting out the cash grab Joshua Tree again or coming up with something for the paid subscribers?" "Paid subscribers are hooked, lets focus on getting people to buy The Joshua Tree yet again. Damn I love suckers all the way to the bank."

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Grande 3:16    5

I bought it on cassette, then I bought it on CD, then I bought the 20th anniversary boxset. Not buying it a 4th time.

 

However I would quite happily buy Pop for a 3rd time hint hint.

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Ender    0

I bought it on cassette, then I bought it on CD, then I bought the 20th anniversary boxset. Not buying it a 4th time.

 

However I would quite happily buy Pop for a 3rd time hint hint.

^ This

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bmillis    0

$119 for Joshua Tree Super Deluxe!!?  I think I will just steal it from the internet.   I look forward to someone uploading it when it is released.  Thanks U2!

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adrnik    3

I tunes have it showing as £25 for the download of the CD's including the live one and remixes.

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jimk    0

Sadly, I have to agree.  Feel like fans are being taken for a ride - for this release and even for the tour.  Will be giving both a miss (and that's a first for me in 30 years)

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surferdad    0

I am definitely giving the album a pass. I love U2 but will not allow myself to be ripped off by them and their new management.  At this point I am passing on this tour, a first for me as well but I may cave come show day.

 

As an aside, my son is in a band that recently got signed to a small label. They are putting out their previously released independent album with some remixing and slight additional recording added on their new label. They have next to no money but have already reached out to fans who purchased the independent release to contact them directly and they'd get the label release to them for free. Because it's the right thing to do. It burns my balls when my kid with no money can do the right thing but a rich band like U2 and their organization can't. 

 

I truly think a lot less of U2 for this. 

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zooropamofo    0

I shelled out for the super deluxe set on vinyl.  I was only 6 yrs old when TJT was released, so I missed out on the mania and the cool vinyl back then.  Glad to be able to obtain it now in a nice set.  I'll just have to do without some other luxuries for a bit.

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mich40    71

I shelled out for the super deluxe set on vinyl.  I was only 6 yrs old when TJT was released, so I missed out on the mania and the cool vinyl back then.  Glad to be able to obtain it now in a nice set.  I'll just have to do without some other luxuries for a bit.

Isn't it lovely? I have my vinyl from way back then and it was well loved and played much. When the 20th Anniversary box came out, I opted for the CD version. In the last few years, I've gotten much more into my vinyl again. So I have pre-ordered the Super Deluxe vinyl too. It's so pretty.

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joshthetree    42

Joshua Tree rere issue looks good but couldve been great more unreleased material, one or two dvd shows, there are so many Rattle & Hum outtakes that are begging to be released, etc. That said look forward to the live Cd, remix disc, extra track and book.

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pain_18_    207

  Wondering IF or WHY won't the 30th Anniversary  reissue of TJT be available in High Grade Remastered Studio Quality - I E 24 bit or more ..... Or something........it's puzzling...... Why use the previous 2007 remaster if you're charging such big bucks on it......... Only for packaging and the new hardback books ?....... This being said....I'm not buying it.......Wish I could have translated the original TJT cassette I have (when it used to work well) onto some HQ digital format ....... Dunno about the 2007 reissue....I listened to it today and the remaster seems poor..... Maybe it depends on the mood...lol...I dunno....cause some days it seems really good.....Hah !

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dermo    0

At €139.95 I have had to think hard about whether I should/could buy the 7 LP super deluxe version.  I like my vinyl so today I decided to go for it and place the order and then I see the delivery cost of €25.  I mean come on what's all that about.  Then I decided to check the sterling price and its £114.95 plus £14.99 delivery cost so you pay extra for the privilege of paying in Euro!  As I already said I like my vinyl so eventually I will probably be weak and give in and order it but I won't stop me felling like I am being taken for a ride.

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