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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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           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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