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Rumor of deluxe ATYCLB for October


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On 10/4/2020 at 1:41 AM, u2dook said:

And they didn't even package together everything they have.  The single version of "Walk On" and the Tomb Raider Mix of "Elevation" are the two most glaring omissions.  Then there was the Irving Plaza and Farmclub live b-sides.  "Peace On Earth/Walk On" from the 9/11 tribute.  The radio session versions of "Beautiful Day," "Stuck in a Moment" and "Elevation."  "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands That Built America" could have fit in here as well.  I mean, there's only 9 songs on the b-sides/outtakes disc for crying out loud!

This is so disappointing after the previous reissues that at least did a good job of collecting all the b-sides and single versions and stuff like that.

I think including a blu-ray in the box set would make sense as much sense as the CDs.  I know plenty of people who still buy blu-rays or 4K UHD discs.  I don't know anyone who still buys CDs.  

Yes, you brought up all the major (and ought to have been easily included) extras for the set.

It's common in sets now to have BluRay hi-def discs in addition to the CDs (which I still proudly buy, and know very many who do as well) - e.g., deluxe sets by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and R.E.M. (among many others) have both. If you are going deluxe, it's really the way to present something in a deluxe way - i.e., the original recording and extras presented in a way that is truly lossless, the original recordings presented as they were originally recorded.

Maybe this will happen someday; it's a bit of a missed opportunity that it is not happening now.

 

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On 10/4/2020 at 7:41 AM, u2dook said:

And they didn't even package together everything they have.  The single version of "Walk On" and the Tomb Raider Mix of "Elevation" are the two most glaring omissions.  Then there was the Irving Plaza and Farmclub live b-sides.  "Peace On Earth/Walk On" from the 9/11 tribute.  The radio session versions of "Beautiful Day," "Stuck in a Moment" and "Elevation."  "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands That Built America" could have fit in here as well.  I mean, there's only 9 songs on the b-sides/outtakes disc for crying out loud!

This is so disappointing after the previous reissues that at least did a good job of collecting all the b-sides and single versions and stuff like that.

I think including a blu-ray in the box set would make sense as much sense as the CDs.  I know plenty of people who still buy blu-rays or 4K UHD discs.  I don't know anyone who still buys CDs.  

Well, I buy cd's... Hope they will be hip again as vinyl did come back.

Most deluxe boxes come with a blu ray with HD and multichannel recordings. The best quality around. This week sees the release of Ultravox Vienna and Tears for Fears ' seeds of love. A lot more exciting than ATYCLB, though u2's packaging is superior, the price is a lot higher.

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So I was ready to bite the bullet and order the deluxe CD set from the U2 store (cheaper here than Amazon), and it's already sold out?? Is that common here? And if so, does anybody have any insight on how long before they have more in stock? 

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1 hour ago, RSkanseTX said:

So I was ready to bite the bullet and order the deluxe CD set from the U2 store (cheaper here than Amazon), and it's already sold out?? Is that common here?

It doesn't happen with every re-release but it's not unheard of...
 

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And if so, does anybody have any insight on how long before they have more in stock? 

Unfortunately we can't know when the store will have it again. Best course of action is to click on the Notify me when this product is available button and be patient...

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On 9/10/2020 at 3:49 PM, dmway said:

Hmmm...well, I'm glad that this album is getting the deluxe treatment; however, as many of you have expressed above, I also am a bit confused by the offerings.

The good news: getting the CD version of the Boston show is a very nice bonus. Not everyone has the ability/interest in just ripping the audio off of the DVD, so, this is a welcome addition to the U2 catalogue.

However, even that offering has things that make one scratch one's head. When the most recent JT deluxe edition came out, I held off on getting the full boxset because I'm not all that bothered on having every single remix available. The 2CD version of the JT deluxe had the same live show from MSG included on it as the boxset, so I was completely content with that (really, I consider the original 2007 deluxe boxset to be more definitive for JT). However, the 2CD version of ATYCLB has an edited version of the Boston show, only including 13 of the 19 tracks. In addition, even the 2CD version of the show is still not the full show - both "Pride" and "Mysterious Ways" were performed at that concert. These were edited off of the DVD and, sadly, aren't reintroduced on the CDs, despite their being ample room to have included both. A bit of a missed opportunity...

I'm also a little sad that, if one already has the "Medium, Rare & Remastered" set from U2.com and "The Million Dollar Hotel" soundtrack, you basically have all of the extra studio tracks on offer here, with the exception of the acoustic "Stuck In A Moment" (perhaps there weren't any more unreleased tracks from the ATYCLB sessions). I guess the advantage is having them all on one disc - that's something, I suppose.

The remixes are a neutral for me - nice that they exist, but they probably won't get extended spins in my player.

For those outside the UK/ROI, you can finally have the version of ATYCLB with "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" as the concluding song. That will be helpful for some.

I'm also a bit disappointed that there isn't a video component for this set. However, consistent with my optimistic nature, I'm going take this omission as hopeful indirect sign that there is a deluxe HD live boxset coming someday. A U2 fan can dream, out loud even...

In summary, I will most probably get the deluxe boxset, but I wish I had had the option of getting a 3CD version that had the remastered ATYCLB with the full DVD-version of the Boston show - I would have purchased that in a heartbeat. (The 2CD version just has too much missing.)

 

 

Well, I reconsidered from a month and a half ago. I just can’t in good conscience purchase the Super Deluxe set as it is, especially at the price being charged for it.

So, I opted for the simple single disc remaster. I’m sure it will have a nice package and I hope there is an audible difference from the version released 20 years ago (however, that one was very well recorded in the first place, so I’m not expecting the new version to be massively improved in sound quality). Since my original version is the UK/ROI version, I already have TGBHF.

Oh well...

At least the Boston stream tomorrow should be nice. (If only a HD version of this show had been included in the boxset...)

 

 

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