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    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.
  3. 3 points
    Looking forward to this beautiful piece of the box set.
  4. 3 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 1 point
    This would be nice, if it turns out to be true: https://www.u2songs.com/news/rumour_u2_to_release_atyclb_box_this_fall
  10. 1 point
    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
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    Just had an email from U2.com to say they are sending me another DVD. Thanks to everyone who helped!
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    My goodness - you would think that shipping to South America would have gotten a little better by now.... Are you aware of anyone in Brazil (or the rest of South America, for that matter) who has received the Berlin DVD?
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    looks like non-US Customer Service might be effected at the moment, hence the message using Help form - we will try to get an update going forward as soon as possible
  17. 1 point
    👊 what do you think ,any good
  18. 1 point
    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.
  19. 1 point
    Hey, no need to wait till October to buy this box set. I'm listening to all the tracks now, why? Because I already have them lol 🤣🤣 Seriously though, apart from remastered versions of all these tracks and the books, this is so lame. I will enjoy listening to the album and bonus tracks again in a remastered sound but I already own all of this and is nothing new. The stuck in a moment acoustic single that people seem to think is an added bonus was in fact a b-side on the Walk On single so again, nothing new. Everyone has the tracks from Medium Rare and Remastered and the Ground Beneath Her Feet soundtrack as well as the Boston show on DVD. Besides, the standout tracks of that show was Bad/40/Streets which I already have on CD and appeared as a B-side on the Electrical Storm single. The remixes I never like so the fact there are 4 unheard remixes means nothing to me and they are probably worse than the others. They could of added on the live version of Walk On which they did for a 9/11 tv broadcast and does appear on the CD of that show. There must be live stuff they have in there vaults from the Elevation 2001 shows either filmed or recorded in high quality which could of been released or a 4k version of the Boston show would of been nice. Or perhaps record 2 new songs especially for this release from songs that were considered for the original album but never got finished? I am a hardcore U2 fan and I will be in no hurry to buy this. Really poor 😪
  20. 1 point
    all handmade woodwork
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  22. 1 point
    I also like him. Dawes and The Head And The Heart sold crew tshirts to raise money for their folks. A friend bought me one of each. The Dawes stream was exceptional. It's one of the best times I've eve seen them live and it was in my living room. They did a song called, Somewhere Along The Way, which is a real treat to hear live. It's like their Bad in that you hope but rarely know if you'll get it at a show. Also, they credited Trever Menear (very talented guitarist) as a member. That's a first. It made me very happy to see it. He's from Chicago. I'm 90 minutes north. Their shows always have an even extra oomph when they play that wonderful city. After eight days of gloomy and gray rainy crap - The Sun finally came out for five minutes, right before dusk. It's supposed to be beautiful outside tomorrow and for the next week. We badly need it. Also, UW Milwaukee, which is close to where I live, is expelling students for not following CDC guidelines with Covid-19.. They are refusing to refund the kids' money. You would not beleve (or maybe you would by now) how many young adults are partying with no masks or distancing. 40 families have already filed suit against the university, which is my alma mater. I hope they lose. I then hope the university does something for them but examples must be made. Even I cannot believe how selfish Americans have become. It's embarrassing. It's a hopeless feeling when officials try to mandate face masks and people use our Constitution as an excuse to not do so.. I hate it, but, so many of us are doing what is right. Trump's donors are backing out on him. Biden raised $125 million dollars more then Trimp this last month.The big ones are all maxed out on what they can donate. The others have begun to abandon ship to place their hope ($$$) in holding onto some of our Senate seats. I alos read that many are pissed so much of their money is going to fight T's legal battles. That man can do no good and he still gets his 42-43% of the vote. They do not abandon him but it's not enough. As it stands, he's probably going to lose. 51 more days until I get to vote his ass out of office.
  23. 1 point
    7 new tracks out of 50?!!!!!! doesn't anybody there realise that the people who might be willing to shell out a MINIMUM of £90 for something impressive already have all this music?!!!! exact same rort as the joshua tree box set! totally ridiculous!
  24. 1 point
    The only cool thing about those boxsets are the packaging, books and design (the presentation). The songs and videos usually are already out there and most hardcore U2 fans that are the main target of this products, own it. Again, a money grab. Give us real value with content from those secret vaults.
  25. 1 point
    Rather underwhelmed at the offering as I have a big catalogue of U2 and have everything aside from the 4 new remixes (dance remixes are not for me) and the audio version of the Boston show (I've really wanted a CD version of this so that's great at least). Don't get me wrong the boxset looks incredible and will be very appealing to people who don't have the 'Unreleased & Rare' album but I am slightly disappointed. I think I expected too much, its one of my favourite U2 eras and I was hoping for a raw demo version of the album at the very least, like Kindergarten Achtung Baby. Oh well, opportunity missed...
  26. 1 point
    This. So much this. Give me a box set with the album, the b-sides/other songs, and two unreleased live shows, and I'll happily part with my money. But a live show we already have on DVD, and re-mixes? No thanks.
  27. 1 point
    Yes, I tend to agree with you, the box set has lovely packaging and I look forwards to the Anton Corbijn book. However like you I would really have liked a video, this could have been a upgraded HD version of the Boston concert or another concert on the tour we have not seen before. Like you I have the "Medium, Rare & Remastered" set, but I have not heard the Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack and I quite like the remixes and have not heard the ones here so there are a few new things for me. Like you I also hold out hope that a deluxe HD live video boxset will arrive someday, still waiting for the Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour video.
  28. 1 point
    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.)
  29. 1 point
    I've watched several live-stream concerts during lockdown and really enjoyed them. In some cases, it's enabled me to watch artists that I wouldn't normally get to see live, like Juanes, a Colombian rock singer that I really like, but I think he's only ever played one or maybe two concerts in the UK. Another favourite band of mine, Powderfinger, reunited (virtually) after 10 years apart to do a special performance to raise money for music industry and mental health charities. Each one of them was recording from their own home (or a local venue in one case) and the lead singer Bernard was treating it like a proper show, encouraging us to clap along at the usual moments as if we were actually there with him rather than watching along from our homes. I think they ended up raising something like $200,000 Australian dollars for their chosen charities, which is amazing. I've also really enjoyed the BBC devoting sections of their iPlayer service to recreating music festivals that have been cancelled this year. They made over 100 Glastonbury archive performances available for us to watch and they've done the same with Reading/Leeds festival. Again, I've never been able to get to either of those, but I can explore the archive and watch performances by bands like Foo Fighters and Muse who I've not previously been able to see in person. I don't know whose idea it was to put these things on for us music nerds, but I sincerely thank them as it means *everyone* can have their own music festival this summer, customised to our own tastes
  30. 1 point
    That’s my hope too - although I would accept HD versions of one/both of those shows as part of it as well.
  31. 1 point
    I'm sorry the pandemic got in our way!
  32. 1 point
    I convinced my dad to stay home today, because there are lots cases of coronavirus in their town!
  33. 1 point
    The true pioneer of the peace on this Island.
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