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  1. Hi all, after speaking to fellow fans, we thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated thread in one place to list all of our ideas for future subscriber gifts and subscriber specials. In the past the mod team have asked us what the fans would like to see, so having all our ideas in one place would be a good idea. The purpose of this thread is to provide constructive and realistic ideas and suggestions. I'll go first. Subscribers Special - Pro Shot footage of a live song performance - once per month Using The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 as an example we can see that U2's social med
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  2. enjoy a cold and wet December day in March...
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  3. I would like to see more content and value within the subscriber specials. They could release a live show every quarter for subscribers only, available to download as MP3s and to stream, but not physically as this would be too big of a cost and would have to be saved for the yearly gift. If the U2.com model looked like this I wouldn't complain at all: Yearly gift - available digitally and physically. Q1 Subscriber Special - Live Recording January - U2.com release a list of shows fans can vote for February - End of February voting closes March - U2.com release the live recordi
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  4. 1st ride of the season. Way earlier than usual. Temperature this afternoon 48F/8C. 👍 🏍️ Have been around on this machine. East entrance Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming USA, June 2018.
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  5. I’ve admittedly been a harsh critic of several of the past U2 fan club releases, particularly remix material that has been available elsewhere (e.g., “Duels” and the Desire/When Love Comes To Town 3D remixes with unimaginative artwork); and odd-sized prints that cost significantly more to frame than they are worth. Sorry; I never need another U2.com print. As a vinyl collector, I prefer vinyl as the physical format created for fans. While the 10-inch singles are nice and have typically had tremendous artwork, they’re more of a novelty and do not hold a significant amount of audio.
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  6. People who do that should have the word 'stupid' permanently sharpie'd on their foreheads. (Knowing it will eventually come off with a lot of uncomfortable scrubbing) -After days of pooping nothing but blood and being very sick, my dog is back 2 good. I was scared. I was woken this morning by her charging me in my sleep; all rowdy and ready to rumble with a taunting growl and nose in my face. Now she's being obnoxiously cute to get me off the computer and serving her. All good again. Whew!
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  7. Observed safely from a distance - cool. Getting too close threatening it to attack - not cool. Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park.
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  8. I would like to see some more frequent stuff for paid up subscribers. maybe every so often just give us a download of a live track(s), unreleased studio track(s) from an old session, a new song even. If that song were to turn up on a studio album a year later and we had the demo or early version it wouldn't be the end of the world. The watch along video streams are always ones we will have bought so how about one that has never been seen? How about being able to download a full concert every so often? Finally, I have been saying this for a while, the U2 at the BBC box set - mayb
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  9. INCANTATION BY CZESLAW MILOSZ Human reason is beautiful and invincible. No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books, No sentence of banishment can prevail against it. It establishes the universal ideas in language, And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice With capital letters, lie and oppression with small. It puts what should be above things as they are, Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope. It does not know Jew from Greek or slave from master, Giving us the estate of the world to manage. It saves austere and transpa
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  10. Regarding the exclusive Stuff ... I’m dying for another “cool” person playlist... NOT (no offense to anyone) but this is very lame effort for the paid subscribers ... like mentioned in first post at least one live track per month would be nice (see Metallica, see Pearl Jam...) gift wise last few were really nice, but we all know that proper ZooTV release would be a mother of all gifts! 30th birthday right around the corner so maybe?
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  11. I am now eligible and set up an appointment to get vaccinated against Covid on Friday. 36 hours of phone calls and searching on the internet paid off in the end.
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  12. I appear to have upset my local council for calling them out for authorising the cutting down many tens of trees in a conservation area.
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  13. CD or Download from The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 in India.
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  14. -DVD or BluRay of an American EI show, so we could have one of each from EI, as the setlist and feel of each leg was unique -DVD or BluRay of past live TV performances, especially Please from MVA's, Every Breaking Wave from Europe MVA's and Numb from MVA's.
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  15. Music. Music. MUSIC. Music is why I like U2. I don't like U2 for the books, the prints, the T-shirts. They're all fine, but those aren't why I like U2. Physical versions of download-only releases such as The Eternal Remixes, or Ahimsa. CD, 12", or 7" - but if its a 7", you need more than just a 2 track 7" to justify the subscription fee. Maybe a 10th anniversary, CD version - or coloured vinyl variant 12" - of Wide Awake In Europe. It's the only release that many of us don't have. Secondhand prices of it are simply absurd. It'll fill a gap and still please the trainspot
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  16. A CD box set of all the Dublin shows from December 1989 at the Point would be nice, all were pro recorded.
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  17. I dont have a problem with the content as such, the issue i have, personally is the format. CDs? It's 2021. think it should be on Vinyl. I'd be happy to pay say $70 per year, instead of $40, to make sure it's vinyl. The 2015 gift was on vinyl. 2017 was on vinyl. 2021 is on CD...
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  18. Previously unreleased live material from all eras of U2's career would be my wish. Complete concerts if possible.
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  19. Went to Banff this afternoon. Just a short drive. Charming as always.
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  20. I just renewed.... obviously the mighty Fly won’t let a Covid 19 pandemic prevent an incoming ZooTV 30th anniversary tour......would he? ‘you didn’t come all the way out here to catch TB now did you !?’* *Dr Nick acknowledges Covid is not related in any way to tuberculosis Zoovid22 ? Zoodemic 23? Zoorona. we can but hope 🤞
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  21. 45, 622 Asian languages are taught in the UK now, especially Chinese & Japanese. They actually start in primary school, which is the best time to learn.
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  22. Apparently it's a buffalo and not a bear. I was just exclaiming, to my dog, "That dude's insane."
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  23. I have location envy. I slept off a bad headache and managed not to climb a tree and pee on people when I was very, very, very crabby. 🤯
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  24. I have that book too. Got it and a few physical issues of Propaganda in a second hand music store.
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  25. There was a wonderful book a few years back that collected a lot of the Propaganda material. It was called “U2 The Best of Propaganda” and was edited by Ian Gittins. Covered the full run of the magazine from the early pre-Prop mags right up to the last issue of Propaganda. Worth keeping your eyes out for - pops up on Amazon for decent prices too...
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  26. 45620 Here in Belgium you can choose for Latin or Greek in secondary school. I don't know if that is so in the UK.
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  27. Thanks for the reply, I think I'll renew in a couple of weeks time.
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  28. Such as the big bands (Beatles, Queen, Electric Light Orchestra, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Stiff Little Fingers, etc.). U2 must have an album with BBC sessions. I have a compilation from a fan site with this sessions. 01. Maida Vale Studio (Sept. 22, 1980): I Will Follow - The Electric Co - An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart. Only 'I Will Follow' was released on the 1992 compilation album 'One & Only: 25 Years of Radio 1'. 02. Richard Skinner's session (Sept. 3, 1981): Boy Girl - With a Shout - I Threw a Brick - Scarlet. The last three songs were included in the 2008 remastered edition o
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  29. I’d love a proper recording of North Star and Studio version of Mercy. A proper zoo tv in 1080/blue ray would be cool. The EI dvd quality bothers me. I’m still waiting on a JT17/19 concert dvd and that unreleased documentary HBO filmed regarding Bono’s recovery to health and life around the Innocence Experience tour.
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  30. 45, 619 - I got into studying Latin partly from learning Spanish, which seems to be the descendant language that has stayed closest to the forms of it's parent. Once you start learning Latin, you start noticing the many ways where Spanish (and Italian, French etc) are similar, but also intrigued by how each of them has developed differences - often along regular patterns. I would like to study that sort of comparative/historical linguistics, but wouldn't have a clue where to start. So I'll just make my own charts and notes for now
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  31. I like listening to early demos of tracks (Kindergarten Achtung Baby) and even sound checks because I love the raw form. So demo albums would be a great win for me. I think u2.com subscribers or people thinking of subscribing aren't exactly your casual fan (especially in quiet non touring years) so risks can be taken! If Bonos voice doesn't sound great or The Edge's guitar is off, we won't care, we'll love it! Another good gift idea, which other people have alluded to would be a high quality picture book (like that really expensive product design book Apple released a few years ago), with
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  32. I'd love it if the gift were a collection of new or otherwise unreleased songs that have been rejected for inclusion on an album - songs that would have been released as B-sides if physical singles were still a thing. I'm generally more interested in hearing fresh material than live versions of songs we already know, and if there are songs lying around with nowhere to go, why not share them with the fan club? Even just the occasional MP3 as a subscriber special would be great.
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  33. Just looking back over the 16 gifts we've had in the past - 10 CDs (one that also came with a T-shirt, one with a book), 1 book on its own, 3 vinyl, 1 set of art prints, and 1 DVD. Clearly everyone in this thread has wildly different preferences, but for what it's worth, here are mine: I've been happy with all of the CD gifts (some were better than others but they all seemed like a decent idea at least), and it was nice when they came with something else as a bonus. Books are always welcome and accessible to almost everyone (I'd love to see Willie's diaries from the past few tours, which are i
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  34. Music needs to be the first priority. I think there should also be the option that subscribers should be able to buy subscriber gifts from previous years if that makes sense. So for example, i joined in 2014, so missed out on U22, Artificial Horizon and From The Ground Up: Edge's Picks to name but 3. These 3 releases go for £50+ on Discogs. Obviously there will be subscribers who will have these (And many earlier gifts) so it'd be completely optional. The prints in 2016 were great, but i simply don't have the space for them currently.. Also as others have said, the nugs.net
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  35. I think it does. I renewed early last year and got my gift earlier because of it.
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  36. I for one am happy with CDs and would like to see the gifts continue in that medium. I prefer audio over video. I prefer unreleased material over releases material. And I love previously unreleased live stuff. Would love a CD of all the early demo tapes. All of them, not just the three songs done for iTunes. We know RTÉ has some of the early in studio sessions as well. Something like that would be top of my list. But I’ve been really happy with most of the gifts. Except the prints, sadly those are still in a tube somewhere.
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  37. I think Angel of Harlem will get the fullHD 1080p treatment. When love comes to town could be a 4K video as well. Hope both videos of that song will be remastered.
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  38. 45, 612 - It was And I've just had today's dinner - pie with mash and peas.
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  39. After the disappointing remaster for One Tree Hill, we're right on track with this one. Spanish eyes, great song, great vid. Hope 'Outside it's America will get the full HD treatment too.
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