Anam

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Anam last won the day on April 12 2018

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About Anam

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    @harrachtain

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    SE England
  • Interests
    Music, Sport, Literature, Film
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Fire
  • First U2 Gig
    Cork 1985
  • Recent U2 Gig
    London 2018
  • Best U2 Gig
    London 2017
  • Favourite U2 Person
    Edge
  • Fav. Other Bands
    REM

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  1. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    Chalk it down 🤩
  2. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    From Music Zone @CorkVegan? I'm sure the colours are deeper & the sound is clearer on vinyl from Douglas 😉
  3. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    With apologies for the double post, I just love the idea of bombarding the world with enough vinyl to make it 1975 again @dmway!
  4. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    To be fair, the majority of U2 vinyl releases through UMG have wav download cards and that's much appreciated, along with the vinyl fanclub releases in mp3/wav. With RSD the objective is to give the shops involved a shot in the arm and early downloads would potentially undercut that. I'm very happy for vinyl to have centre stage in 2019! I honestly have no gripe with or criticism of the status quo. But you can't play records in the car. (Yet!!) 😎 Audacity = hard. Downloads = easy. Pure laziness! Hopefully once the vinyl is sold out the digital versions will follow.
  5. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    I'm happy to lend weight to every 'release the wavs' call, particularly for vinyl-only releases. I'd be just as happy to get it from Qobuz or 7 Digital though or on a download card with the record.
  6. Anam

    Record Store Day 2019

    Superb release. Great packaging and great tunes. I think demand on the ground was up on other years too. Could we get wav downloads on u2.com or could I add my voice to those looking for a for-purchase digital release? There is a clamour for rips/ copies from folks who were unable to get to a participating store so the demand is there.
  7. Anam

    2019 Subscription - Subscribers Gift

    Loving the downloads. What a tune The Little Things is... It's hard to believe that it was difficult to record. It sounds very slick. Hopefully we'll hear it live again.
  8. Anam

    Sunday Times interview

    The key thing for any artist is what is left to say. Having devoted the best part of the decade to these records, you'd imagine that some downtime was in order. I loved the times article, plus the journalist's own edit on her site. Great pics too.
  9. Anam

    U2 MTV Presents

    Thinking about this show today. Loved it. Still very grateful to Redpanda27 for the opportunity.
  10. Anam

    Tulsa Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I think it's brilliant that in 2018, U2 have the balls go to the heart of America, not play anything off The Joshua Tree and pull it off. Very impressed.
  11. Anam

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Totally get that. I love the vinyl but one of the first things I'll do is get UHQ FLAC rips off the vinyl for the car. What I would say about the mp3s on u2.com is that they are proper 320kbps versions. I really struggle to determine any difference between 320 and 16-bit FLAC. But l'd always pick the lossless to be on the safe side. Hopefully u2.com will post the best available quality.
  12. Anam

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    Thanks buddy. I've had that handle years now. Catchier than the real name! MacCurtain Street was a home from home. Can trace nearly all my early U2 vinyl to Leeside, and every cassette bootleg to the place upstairs on Bridge St, over what became Vibes & Scribes. Happier times. I got my U23D dance mixes down the back of Crowleys I think. It's ropey now though.
  13. Anam

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    It's not rare but it is a bit pricey, and from what I've seen in record shops and fairs very rare in good condition. There are HQ lossless rips doing the rounds, but speaking as a collector, I'd much rather a new copy of my own. The remixes themselves are excellent with unique vocal tracks and extra production compared to the edited releases on the singles. I'd agree with previous comments that some remixes fail to hit the mark, but there have, to be fair, been superb - and popular - remixes down the years. I'm very pleased with this I must say, and would be glad to join the queue if it was an RSD or Black Friday release. To have it land on the doorstep is cool as have most of the gifts, barring those bad businesses with the card-shaped metal keyring and the litho-wallpapery things. On a separate note CorkVegan, you'll know this I suppose, but Record Zone in Douglas has a great line on U2 vinyl. Costs me a fortune everytime I'm home!
  14. Anam

    U2.com 2018 Subscription FAQ Thread

    To clarify, is the $85 sub for the 3D mixes (love it btw) and the JT singles? Assuming so, but not specified. Asking for a pal who wants to be sure.
  15. Anam

    What's the word on a DVD for JT17?

    This will be a down-time release I'd say with all that's coming over the new 12 months. Might be a few years before we get to see it, like Slane.