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  1. 5 points
    Can you believe that September 25th marks 44 years of U2? Looking around the socials, there are several things going on to celebrate this occasion. Right here in the Zoo, we have a couple of things going on. Tomorrow, (Friday, 25 September), we have the 4th annual (if my calculations are correct) U2 T-shirt Day: https://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/41325-u2-t-shirt-day-25-september-2020/?tab=comments#comment-1198471 On Saturday, we also have a listening party for The Unforgettable Fire, here: https://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/41346-u2getherathome-a-celebration-of-the-unforgettable-fire/ As I was saying earlier, looking through the socials, I have seen other events also. A very good list of those events can be found here: https://insearchofrockgods.com/u2day-events/ If you have or know of any other events, please feel free to add those to this thread. Also, please add your congratulatory/celebratory comments to the band in this thread. It's a Celebration! Act accordingly. #U244
  2. 5 points
    Can't wait! There's a Rattle and Hum Twitter Watch Party on Friday 4pm PST as well. Load up your R&H dvds and we’ll all aim to press play at (roughly) the same time. Then tweet along using the hashtags #U2Day20, #InternationalDayOfU2, and #U2getherAtHome. More details, including various timezone equivalents at https://insearchofrockgods.com/2020/08/25/u2-day-2020/
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    Happy eyes!! I got mine too!!
  5. 5 points
    I got mine at Rock N Soul Records in NYC. They had a table outside, I gave them my wish list; they checked their stock and pulled what I wanted. I never had to go inside. They had everything I wanted except for the Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker at Town Hall, which I was very bummed about.
  6. 5 points
    Shout out to my favorite local store for keeping it safe and well-organized. The vinyl is very pretty.
  7. 4 points
    “YouTube, Island Records, Interscope, and UMe have announced the relaunch of U2's Official YouTube Channel with weekly releases of the band's most iconic music videos and never before seen content on YouTube, all remastered at the highest standard.” Continue reading here: https://www.u2.com/news/title/remastered-on-youtube/
  8. 4 points
    Everyone who has posted here has expressed my own thoughts so I won't repeat what has already been said. What I will say is that either U2 or people in their organization seem to think that there is an insatiable demand for remixes. Just a quick glance through this forum shows that fans are interested in previously unreleased live material. Remixes are a curiosity/novelty not a major selling point.
  9. 4 points
    I was able to buy a copy from local Levykauppa Äx
  10. 3 points
    Guess who's back? HA ! As part of the #U244 events, I'm teaming up with the brilliant Tyler of RevU2 podcast and bringing back a new version of the U2getherAtHome party! Off with the shows, on with the studio (kinda) ! We’re throwing a little party for an album whose anniversary is also coming up very soon. And I’m very happy to invite you all to join us for the #U2getherAtHome listening/watch along party : A celebration of The Unforgettable Fire this Saturday 26th at 6PM (UK) ! We’ve been working on putting together a Youtube playlist with a mix of studio/live videos of the album throughout the years and I hope you’ll enjoy listening/watching it as much as we did. I'll post the link shortly before the event. Hope to see you around Zootopians !
  11. 3 points
    All sounds great! We (December) have a version of Heartland coming out. Will post links once finalised. Sounds like a great weekend coming up. #thankyouU2 #U244
  12. 3 points
    I - after many, many months - finally finished 1st in the Diamond League (i.e., the highest of their 10 leagues) for the week on Duolingo! 😊 The highest I was ever able to finish was third (once in the Diamond League, once in a lower league that I can't remember). I even did it as a free member too; so, I beat out all the other free and paid members this past week as well. 😎 I have to give a lot of credit to Duolingo - they make learning a new language very entertaining. (I do recommend the app to others wanting to learn a new language.)
  13. 3 points
    One of the new “extras” released today.
  14. 3 points
    Hopefully as many girls as possible over the course of Justice Ginsburg’s long life and career. She inspired and will continue to inspire me.
  15. 3 points
    I bought the AB uber deluxe 20th anniversary reissue for just over $300 from Amazon Canada (which was somehow cheaper than Amazon US). That set was a veritable cornucopia loaded with conent - EXTENSIVE tracks on cd (two albums, tonnes of remixes, and alternate version of AB) and vinyl (album and all complete singles), two excellent documentaries (one of which was only aired on TV; my old VHS recording of it was wearing thin), music videos, Live from Sydney dvd (previously only available on VHS and Laserdisc), the best packaging I've ever seen with a magnetic tiled cover and pull out drawer box, 84(!) page HC book, Propaganda magazine reprint, 16 art prints, large sticker sheet, beautiful tour pins, and a pair of fly glasses! The 2017 JT reissue was much less fancy, but was still great to have the MSG show, alternate versions of old tracks (not just remixes), and all the b-sides and rarities together on the same slab of vinyl. Plus Edge's book was almost worth the price alone. I still happily shelled out premium pricing to get it. The ATYCLB reissue is very disappointing. To buy this at roughly the same price in Canadian $$ as the AB reissue, for what I estimate to be 1/4 of the content, is no longer acceptable in my mind. I sincerely hope that U2 management recognize that the hard core fans are getting tired of this trend of overpaying for underwhelming content. I will be taking a pass this time.
  16. 3 points

    From the album: The Secret Rhythm of Trees

    Palpable Stream Lights !!! follow me on Instagram ! https://www.instagram.com/cristian.ilie.88/ _____________________________ I believe that Art is the Natural State of Man _____________________________

    © @Cristian Ilie

  17. 3 points
    I'm glad some have the money to buy these things---I don't and I want that awesome looking book Mich40 mentioned. To ALL people/bands who are in charge of these anniversary super deluxe things: I bought the original album. I then bought the cd. I paid for tickets and went to the shows. I bought merchandise. I buy the dvd's.. You then offer me pretty much what I already own but add one or two new things. You charge a premium but it's old merchandise that's been given a new coat of paint. In a decade or so, you will probably release the same thing again (with one or two bonuses) and charge even more, In the end, it is for old music, yet you keep upping the price.. I understand it's my choice if I buy these things or not. Nobody is forcing me. However, why do you not make those one ot two new things, which die hard fans would not have, available for sale without the necessity of buying what we already own multiple times? My criticism is of the machine, not U2.
  18. 3 points
    Looking forward to this beautiful piece of the box set.
  19. 3 points
    You can’t blame them, they want new material Our stuff’s been repeated too many times You can’t sell the same thing to the same old crowd forever
  20. 3 points
    Listening to the CD Live Songs of iNNOCENCE and thinking of the second night of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in Turin...
  21. 3 points
    Thanks to the very cool Darkside Records store, I have a piece of amazing U2 history that lives on & on ♥️♥️♥️♥️
  22. 3 points
    Wait, you guys have opened yours ? And played them ? 😲
  23. 3 points
    Got my copy at FatKat Records in Antwerp. Best record store in town!
  24. 3 points
    I’ve got mine. Only a tiny store but they had 10 copies
  25. 3 points
    Because I’m from the future, I managed to pick up a copy this morning from Hiss & Crackle Records in Wallsend about 15 minutes from home. They only had one ! My very favourite local store The Mosh Pit didn’t get any 🙁 (Is it me, or do all record stores have funky & cool names ?)
  26. 3 points
    Even in a COVID world, unicorns can come to your rescue 🦄 : https://www.newsweek.com/little-girl-lost-sea-found-floating-unicorn-1528383
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    I’m from the future, so happy U2iversary !
  29. 2 points
    Cheers to that. There are times where I realize I'm not listening to U2 as much as usual - but never a time I'm not listening at all. Happy 44.
  30. 2 points
    Calling all Zootopians to flood social medias with their favorite performance of the band! Because we def need more live music lately (!!!) , and we can never get enough U2 right?! Drown the silence, and do it with good music! Post your links/vids using the #U244Live hashtag! (mods ?! Mods! Can we do it here too or are you not too keen of spamming? ... I mean unending demonstration of love for the band?!) TOO MUCH ISN'T ENOUGH
  31. 2 points
    The Unforgettable Fire is one of my favourite albums, would love to be there on Saturday but at the moment I am not sure that I can. It is great that the band are upgrading their videos and putting them on YouTube, hopefully this paves the way for some physical releases of upgraded concert videos in the future as well. If I can't make it, have fun on Saturday.
  32. 2 points
    Thank you! The funny thing is that, linguistically speaking, you know the two languages that are closest to Portuguese. Thus, you would have very little problem with the vocabulary once you understood the spelling differences between them. (The grammar could be a different matter.) Duolingo is wonderful! This isn't a random opinion - I taught foreign languages (i.e., Ancient Greek and Latin) for over 20 years. With that experience, I can confirm that their method of teaching is pedagogically sound...and fun! If you like apps that are more conversationally-oriented, you may want to check out Babbel as well. If you want one that's great on all four skills (i.e., reading, writing, listening, and speaking), it's hard to do better than Rosetta Stone. There are many others, but these three would teach you whatever you wanted to learn in whatever manner you wanted to learn.
  33. 2 points
    You are studying Portuguese? That's impressive. I know Spanish and Italian. Portuguese is a whole other ball game. I don't even try to understand when I hear it spoken. I just listen to the flow. It's beautiful. I am going to check out Duolingo. Congrats, dmway.
  34. 2 points
    When you think about it, you get better bang for your buck from the subscription gifts, such as; U22, Another Time, Another Place live at the Marquee, The Joshua Tree Singles Remastered & Live, U2 LIVE SONGS OF iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE and U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE LIVE FROM BERLIN. Most of this was previously unreleased or parts of it were. Where as the ATYCLB boxset is just old released stuff remastered.
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    Congratulations! Thank you for studying my native language!
  37. 2 points
    She was 87. May she Rest In Peace.
  38. 2 points
    RIP Justice Ginsburg
  39. 2 points
    I'm in Colombia and nothing here 😔 In June I received the mail "Your U2.com Subscription order has shipped!" and UPS shows this only: Date Location Activity 06/08/20206:33 P.M. United States Shipment information received by UPS Mail Innovations
  40. 2 points
    All That You Can't Leave Behind? It's a great album, and U2's last effort that seemed to deliver what it set out to do with its incredible focused. You have the euphoric first few tracks but regardless, I always get a sense of peace and serenity from the album. I'm always struck by it's understated and thoughtful nature. It's a beautiful album and one that is like daylight in contrast to the darker material they tackled in the 1990s. Moving on to the 1990s then. why there hasn't been a Pop reissue I have no idea. While it is a bit messy (starts at a party and ends at a funeral yet even though, both contrasting styles contain excellent work), it is a very fine album indeed and arguably their most rewarding album in the last 25 years. It has a great sonic tapestry and musical ambition to it that has been lacking with U2's work in recent years (aside from a handful of Eno/Lanois produced tracks from Leave Behind and No Line, much of what we have got is fairly unambitious). Bono's lyrics are on fine form too. For sure, no hit singles and nothing close to it, but the subtle nature of much of it digs deep under your skin. It is such a shame how unheralded it is.
  41. 2 points
    I think possibly ATYCLB is coming from the end of U2's career where there just isn't so much quality, unreleased stuff left in the vault. And "remastering" an album from 2000 doesn't really make sense either. Mastering in 2000 was already all high-quality, digital, polished. Sure, they could have included a different concert, and possibly new video. But as for video, well, I'm not sure DVD or Blu-ray releases many any sense anymore. It's just not how people consume video. CDs are at the very tail end of being justifiable. But people just don't consume video via optical discs now. So they've really just packaged together (quite nicely it must be admitted) what they have, and are charging as much as they can get away with for it. To be honest, I don't really blame them - it's a different world now for a music artist (and their team) to generate revenue. They've got to come up with something, and this is it. Still, I'm content to pass, with no sense of regret or disappointment.
  42. 2 points
    'If our dreams aren’t big enough to fill this moment, I say, we should go back to bed and dream up some better ones.'❤️
  43. 2 points
    Disappointing release for sure. In comparison with re-issues from some other bands in recent years it compares very badly in terms of content. For example REM's, Automatic for the People and The Beatles, Abbey Road re-issues included great sounding new high resolution audio and 5.1 mixes on blu ray disc at lower cost. There was much potential for this reissue but unfortunately I have to agree with most of the other comments on here expressing dissapointment. Altough it is true to say it is impossible to please everyone, I think a band like U2 should be setting the bar for re-issues but I don't think this is the case here.
  44. 2 points
    10 years ago today, the second (very rainy) night in Zurich... The coolest gig of my life!!
  45. 2 points
    This has to be one of the more touching stories coming out during our pandemic: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/amp/dog-rejoin-owners-covid/index.html
  46. 2 points
    I was kinda joking, should have gone with the 😜 emoji
  47. 2 points
    I always open and play them. I know it takes away from the “collector value” but I don’t buy them just to look at them and I don’t intend on selling them.
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    From the album: seresere

    Yesterday (29-7-2020) I got my U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Live in Berlin. Nice pair with the Live Songs of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE!
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