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[quote name='Panth wrote:


MacFoley']The bonus DVD is brilliant! Has some amazing things on it! And John Harris is on it! (zootopian zoo tv winner)

That's funny.

Yeah that was the best thing on itohwell.gif  'From the Sky Down' has been butchered and alot of the important and best bits have been chopped out, unless that's to make us have to buy the DVD only release, I can see it now 'Includes cut/bonus scenes'.  In fact most of the bonus material has been heavily edited compared to the original versions which is a shame.  Overall Achtung Baby whilst one of my favourite albums is my least favourite remaster, a whole lot of nothing new really, a couple of great new songs and a brilliant demo disc, the rest is an incomplete shambles 4/10.

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It seems like too much has been put into making look nice rather than the sounds they made.

 

Oh Berlin is brilliant!

 

She's gonna blow your house down- great achtung music but bono of 2011 vocals, makes it into a vertigo hit, elevation style or boots stomper....but it's still good...

 

Heaven and hell.....too many lyrics bono. Would bono from 1989/90 put so many words in? Listen to the hansa boots, both blow your house down and heaven and hell I think are better. And what the fuck are the dooo wooooops about? Horrid U2 moment.....

 

Down all the days.... I prefer numb,,,,,now we have an Irish sing a long song over numb....

 

 

Everybody loves a winner, have to listen again, can't remember it that well......

 

That's my view on these new songs.....

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The remix CDs..... Good to have the tracks revamped. But any need for 2 discs? Imagine if the other disc was the hansa tapes revamped. The original ideas. Plenty of them I posted in my rare U2 songs thread.

 

The DVDs.....from the sky down, cut sceens and the quality is worse from when it was shown on tv. Shame.

 

The bonus DVD is amazing. The videos disc is good but no until the end of the world vid.

 

Sydney???

 

That leaves the original albums. Fantastic!!!

 

So what have we paid the money for???

 

The glasses? The magnets? The book? The art prints? The 7 inches? It does look pretty no doubt about that...

 

7.5 out of 10 for me. As a package.

 

Achtung and zooropa are 10 out of 10 albums anyhow. They and the bonus DVD and the baby cd save the day...

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Mister K']My SD turned up from Amazon UK today, it seems they are now getting more stock through...most likely from Germany. Still waiting for the Uber to arrive from them.

I say this about Amazon UK sourcing these from Germany because there is a German "FSK 12" green label on the front of the box, bottom left hand corner (the sticker is referring to the rating of the included DVD). 

Somewhat annoying though, because it's underneath the shrink wrap. I haven't opened the box set yet. I don't want to end up trashing the box by trying to remove the German FSK 12 sticker. 

Anyone else in the UK had a SD set arrive from Amazon with the German sticker on it? Part of me think's it a nuisance because I don't know how or if it can be easily peeled off...the other part of me think's it pretty cool because of the fact that is IS German!

The funny thing is that I ordered from amazon.co.uk (also saying the discs were from Germany - which is appropriate, if you really think about it) , BUT it has the FBI warning on it, just like the discs I bought when I was still living in the US.

Do all copies of the SD box set have the FBI warning on it?

(Back on topic: my copy of the set didn't have the German FSK sticker on it - sorry!)

Yes, all copies of the SD I've seen (I have two here at the moment - the one I bought from HMV's web shop and the one I bought from Amazon UK) both have the FBI warning on the back. In both cases it's part of the box, not a sticker.

I think most if not all Universal CDs are pressed in Germany for the UK/EU market.

I opened the Amazon SD yesterday afternoon and peeled off the German FSK 12 sticker. It came off easily enough. 

I did think about keeping it on there but it was in the way of the artwork!

 

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[quote name='dmway wrote:


Mister K']My SD turned up from Amazon UK today, it seems they are now getting more stock through...most likely from Germany. Still waiting for the Uber to arrive from them.

I say this about Amazon UK sourcing these from Germany because there is a German "FSK 12" green label on the front of the box, bottom left hand corner (the sticker is referring to the rating of the included DVD). 

Somewhat annoying though, because it's underneath the shrink wrap. I haven't opened the box set yet. I don't want to end up trashing the box by trying to remove the German FSK 12 sticker. 

Anyone else in the UK had a SD set arrive from Amazon with the German sticker on it? Part of me think's it a nuisance because I don't know how or if it can be easily peeled off...the other part of me think's it pretty cool because of the fact that is IS German!

The funny thing is that I ordered from amazon.co.uk (also saying the discs were from Germany - which is appropriate, if you really think about it) , BUT it has the FBI warning on it, just like the discs I bought when I was still living in the US.

Do all copies of the SD box set have the FBI warning on it?

(Back on topic: my copy of the set didn't have the German FSK sticker on it - sorry!)

Yes, all copies of the SD I've seen (I have two here at the moment - the one I bought from HMV's web shop and the one I bought from Amazon UK) both have the FBI warning on the back. In both cases it's part of the box, not a sticker.

I think most if not all Universal CDs are pressed in Germany for the UK/EU market.

I opened the Amazon SD yesterday afternoon and peeled off the German FSK 12 sticker. It came off easily enough. 

I did think about keeping it on there but it was in the way of the artwork!

 

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Blow your house down is going to be a single....

 

 

@U2, November 04, 2011

By: Matt McGee / @mattmcgee

 

 

 

U2 has released a single to help support this week's 20th anniversary release of Achtung Baby. "Blow Your House Down," a track that appears on the 2CD, Super Deluxe and Uber Deluxe versions of Achtung Baby, was sent to North American radio stations as a digital download last week. We don't know the exact date, but a source in radio tells us it was before Halloween. The song is already getting some airplay on Classic Rock and Triple-A (Adult Album Alternative) stations, too.

 

Releasing a single isn't a huge surprise, but the choice of "Blow Your House Down" is. Bono had previously mentioned that he was pushing to get "Even Better Than The Real Thing (Fish Out Of Water Remix)" released as the single supporting Achtung Baby.

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