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53 minutes ago, MartinTexas said:

Yes, that's a strange thing that THOSE 3 tracks didn't have such a luck to be released even as a bonus download....

 

But 1 thing against subscribers from U22 poll time - how they could waste such a opportunity to not vote for such gems like Return of the Stingray Guitar (unreleased track) and Mothers of the Disappeared (never released as a live version)!?!?! ūüėē All was in fans hands... I know Elevation was much better! ūü•ī

It must be very frustrating and painful for them to decide what to put on releases and what to omit. Mothers Of The Disappeared is one of my favorite songs ever. It means more to me now than it did in 1987.  I can't tell you how many times I turn to it for solace.  I still marvel at its sound.  I'd be upset if Mothers Of The Disappeared was on this release because it wasn't a part of the narrative of these tours.  That doesn't mean anyone wanting it or Party Girl (or whatever) is wrong.  It can't be easy to walk away from the final set knowing the fans want more.

I'm not criticizing anything or anyone. I love reading these comments.  I want all the songs everyone has listed. I want a wall with an unending loop of everything these guys have ever done and I want it playing 24/7.  I'd give up all my other music just for U2.  I would be bitching, but I'd do it.  I'm very excited for more downloads.  I'm hoping we get a couple this next week or two.  

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42 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

I'd be upset if Mothers Of The Disappeared was on this release because it wasn't a part of the narrative of these tours.  That doesn't mean anyone wanting it or Party Girl (or whatever) is wrong. 

Never said it should be part of this set/release/cd. 

It should have been released as bonus tracks for U22/Edge’s Picks several years ago. The fact that they had 46 songs (I think they said it was every song played on that tour) ready to go and they released 43 seems odd (and it would be great if they released them as bonus downloads someday).

Its odd that Lucifer’s Hands isn’t on this CD (although it was only played 3 times on the tour and maybe the band just wasn’t satisfied with any of the three recordings). There should be plenty of room on the cd.

I think some of the other songs listed were played on the tour and are rarities. I would not want those on the cd’s but would make great bonus downloads this year.

Just seems like releasing 43/46 U22 tracks and omitting Lucifer’s Hands are unforced errors and sloppy by U2...

 

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On 7/24/2019 at 10:27 AM, pain_18_ said:

 

  SAME HERE, MAN.... Same here.. I listen to it everyday and 5 to 15 live versions too...

    ..... I'm very sad about it ....

   Personally.... I would have wanted the Glasgow 2015 I+E shows..at least available for download...here on the site....Without changing the physical gift....

  I can't understand why they're not DOING it....  There would be a WHOLE lot more Subscribers if they gave us concerts to download ......

I think it is ture - we would even pay a littl eextra to be able to dowload concerts we were at - they are SO personal !!! 

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NOT MEANT TO CRITICIZE ANYONE'S COMMENTS-JUST MY OPINION:

The tracks have been announced.  They never promised any timing with this gift.  There are almost always delays with production.  It's easy to not realize what a huge undertaking it is to produce and deliver these gifts.  I'm tired of the, 'they are rich' comments.  We are free to subscribe or not subscribe.  Nobody forces us.  Many people, including myself, are very happy with this gift.  Some are not.  This happens every year. Downloads of different shows were never a part of this subscription gift.  Perhaps a different thread for future U2 wishes, or something of the sort, should be started.  I don't know.  The gift has been announced.  It is what it is.  I think we should appreciate what we are being given and put our other wishes into a different thread.

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I'm enjoying trying to guess what the next released downloads will be.  Will it be two, as it's previously been?  If so, which two?  Perhaps we'll get four this time?   Will it be all of the remaining ones at once?   I hope it's a couple.  I like being teased.  It's fun. 

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10 hours ago, Manohlive said:

I'm enjoying trying to guess what the next released downloads will be.  Will it be two, as it's previously been?  If so, which two?  Perhaps we'll get four this time?   Will it be all of the remaining ones at once?   I hope it's a couple.  I like being teased.  It's fun. 

  HOPE it's Lucifer's Hands, Acrobat, Until the ENd of the World and DIRTY DAY !!!!

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On 8/13/2019 at 8:51 PM, Manohlive said:

NOT MEANT TO CRITICIZE ANYONE'S COMMENTS-JUST MY OPINION:

The tracks have been announced.  They never promised any timing with this gift.  There are almost always delays with production.  It's easy to not realize what a huge undertaking it is to produce and deliver these gifts.  I'm tired of the, 'they are rich' comments.

I respect your opinion but couldn't agree. How this 2 CDs are HUGE project in comparsion to houndreds or tousands of CDs releasing every year by music companies? It's not vinyls or DVDs where situation is different. I think opposite - that it's simple and standart procedure. I never heard that U2 have to push release date of their album for several months because of delays with production with CD ūüėź All tracks were chosen by band - not have to way what fans will chose. Those delays just show how bad management and marketing is on u2.com or bad communication between band and site. Good working team should get exact date that we could expect gift - if it would be longer OK, but better than "Pay and in some future you'll get some gift..."

I really hope someday we get DVD as a subscribtion gift, but on the other hand production like this could take maybe 2 years or longer.... ūüėĶ

On 8/13/2019 at 8:51 PM, Manohlive said:

We are free to subscribe or not subscribe.  Nobody forces us.  Many people, including myself, are very happy with this gift.  Some are not.  This happens every year.

I couldn't imagine U2.com (as a background of one of the biggest band in the world) saying to subscribers something like "you're are free to subscribe or not subscribe". Sorry, no - they should make as much as possible that more and more fans become subscribers. This should be an example to follow by other band's sites.

I was really happy when they said that this time it would be CD not vinyl, not book, not poster. 2 CDs - even better! But if there some mistakes and they are repeated from last gifts that should be say also. ūüėČ

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The subscriber's gift is one facet of our membership; not the sum of all its parts.  This thread is specifically about the 2019 subscription gift-not the past nor the future.. Each of us is free to create a separate thread to address concerns about what was and/or wishes for what will be.concerning subscribers gifts and possible surprise releases in the future.

IE and EI are a marking point for U2.  Once again, they set the bar.  The 2019 subscribers gift is celebrating yet another amazing accomplishment by the greatest rock band ever These two tours helped countless people, throughout the world, get through very difficult times. In my opinion, we should be celebrating and appreciating this gift for what it is, not dumping on it for what it is not. . 

IE and EI were special.  Let's honor it and dance away the chaos we all feel.  :Bananaphisto:.  

  

 

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