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1 minute ago, Manohlive said:

How anyone could loudly complain about From The Ground Up is beyond me.  That gift had to be a very expensive endeavour.

yet it happened. Just as there are people who are cool with this particular gift...

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1 hour ago, Max Tsukino said:

yet it happened. Just as there are people who are cool with this particular gift...

I'm cool with this gift too.  I really like my TJT vinyls.  If I am overdoing, please pardon me.  I'm trying to find a way to channel all the discontent into a positive response; nothing more.  I love U2 and this site.  I'm going to resubscribe whether the gift is this or that or if there is a tour or not.

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Now the Achtung Baby/pop era remixes are awesome.....

 

even better than the real thing perfecto Remix is fantabulous take me higher!

Takes me back to the uni indie disco back in the 90s that one 

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1 hour ago, bacadorina said:

a CD with an I+E concert or Joshua Tree 30 concert would have been a better idea. 

Pretty good idea. Also, the Band surely has plenty of video footage from Rattle and Hum tours ... why not a DVD or digital video download of these?

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43 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

It must be a bitch.  It's hard for me to still defend the band vs. Live Nation and I pay to do it.  I did NOT know they were unpaid positions until just now.  My respect, admiration and affection for the mods just increased exponentially.  I don't think anything we say now will affect the 2018 gift.  It could make a difference for the 2019 gift, and future presales.  I'm not trying to incite a figurative riot here.  I'm trying to figure out a concrete action all of us can agree upon and do so collectively.  At least we are doing something.  I'm not trying to take the helm of anything. We need to do something that does not cause problems yet gets across the discontent of Zootopia.

You and I are operating from the same place. We would just like to have things be as good as they used to be not all that long ago. I'm don't know why anyone would think more than that. I hope no one does.

 

32 minutes ago, SAYDEE said:

Well, contrary to popular opinion in this thread, I like the vinyl gift -_- although my "The Joshua Tree Singles Vinyl Collection" doesn't appear yet :rolleyes: 

The thing is I am legitimately happy for those who are happy with the gift. There are many who like vinyl - that's great! Can't those who don't want vinyl be equally happy too? That's all I'm asking...

 

20 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

I'm cool with this gift too.  I really like my THT vinyls.  If I am overdoing, please pardon me.  I'm trying to find a way to channel all the discontent into a positive response; nothing more.  I love U2 and this site.  I'm going to resubscribe whether the gift is this or that or if there is a tour or not.

The thing is I'll probably keep resubscribing too - I love the band. But, the frustration has been building for 3-4 years now. The service has declined over the years. I wish it would stop.

 

7 minutes ago, doctornickriviera said:

Now the Achtung Baby/pop era remixes are awesome.....

 

even better than the real thing perfecto Remix is fantabulous bake me higher!

Takes me back to the uni indie disco back in the 90s that one 

Now, I fully agree here - the remixes for the 90s era are really great. It's just that somebody somewhere in the U2 hierarchy thinks there is this endless appetite for remixes. I suspect that that opinion is not correct.

For example, I didn't get the last JT boxset because all it really had over the deluxe edition from a decade ago was a few remixes - I couldn't justify buying that whole set just for a few remixes. It also was lacking the DVD of the JT show from France. So, I was fully satisfied with the original deluxe edition. Now, those who wanted everything on vinyl were very well served by last year's set. So, I'm glad it was made. (I did get the 2CD version for the live show included - of course, I scratched my head why it wasn't the complete show, but such is the mystery of life...)

The thing is, if a CD version (or a CD-quality download) of this year's gift were available in addition to the vinyl, I would have no complaints at all. I think many feel exactly the same way.

Max mentioned something about permissions, and that may be why something like a JT live show from last year was never going to happen. This may be because they are eventually going to release a set commercially or it could be for royalty reasons or any number of things. It would just be nice to know.

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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. 

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1 hour ago, Anam said:

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. 

Yes, the $85 subscription is for both. 

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Just seems an odd choice to release something that you know at least some of (me included) your longtime fans already own.  release something that has never been released

before.

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Initially I was luke warm about this but I've grown more uncertain. A very brief search on eBay showed that these tracks are readily available and are not in the least bit rare.

Also what is it with U2 and remixes? There seems to be no input from the band, they just hand the track off to somebody who has a free hand. Why so many all the time? Apart from the U2 organization no one else seems keen on them and yet they keep on coming.

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