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    Achtung Baby
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    Earls Court Arena, London, 22/08/01
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    The O2 Arena, London, 24/10/18
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    Twickenham Stadium, London, 19/06/05
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    Mr MacPhisto!

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  1. You might want to update the time on that first graphic, to avoid any further confusion.
  2. For UK fans, the original start time was 9pm. The question being asked is, do we keep it as 9pm in London (which is now GMT+1 since the clocks went forward), or stick to "9pm GMT" (which is probably easier for everyone to work out their own time difference, but would mean a 10pm start for UK fans).
  3. Oh yeah, I guess that should have been my answer, too - I forgot about EBW already existing before!
  4. Well, if no-one else wants to play, I'm gonna have a second go. 1. Songs Of Experience 2. Songs Of Innocence 3. No Line On The Horizon 4. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 5. All That You Can't Leave Behind 6. Pop 7. Zooropa 8. Achtung Baby 9. Rattle & Hum 10. The Joshua Tree 11. The Unforgettable Fire 12. War 13. October 14. Boy What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? No Line On The Horizon - Get On Your Boots, when it had its first play on the Radio 1 breakfast show. October - the song October, as a bonus track on the Best Of. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Zooropa - as discussed above, I found the album very cold and flat compared to the performances I had seen on the Sydney video. Thankfully I persevered with it and now it's one of my favourite albums! Songs Of Experience - didn't really enjoy any of the tracks and found it quite upsetting in places. It's grown on me a bit since then, but is still in my bottom two and unlikely to climb any higher. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? The Joshua Tree or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - both great but HTDAAB means more to me, it's my second favourite U2 album. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Pop - Do You Feel Loved, but there are several close runners-up. War - New Year's Day, one of my all-time top 5. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? Boy - my friend and I trying to interpret what Bono sings near the end of Another Time, Another Place (definitely something about "lemon cheesecake"). The Ocean reminds me of a friend who's no longer with us. That amazing MP3 of MacPhisto singing Into The Heart (and foreshadowing the EI Tour) in 2004! Achtung Baby - playing the CD in a free period at school to show my friend how awesome it was. Having my photograph taken with the lyrics booklet at various appropriate locations in Berlin (going inside Hansa was a particular thrill). All the incredible and emotional experiences of hearing these songs live... I've always loved Acrobat but it's even more special after 2018. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? All That You Can't Leave Behind - in my lowest tier, but I like bits of it. Rattle & Hum - towards the lower end of the middle tier. Some brilliant stuff on there, but it's such an odd scrapbook of an album, it's not one I ever listen to from start to finish. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? Songs Of Innocence (The Miracle Of Joey Ramone) or The Unforgettable Fire (A Sort Of Homecoming). Oof, that's tricky... ASOH is more poetically beautiful, and I wasn't sure how much I liked The Miracle at first, but I've grown really fond of it. I think I have slightly more fun singing along with The Miracle. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? The Joshua Tree - oh man, too much poetry to choose from. I do have a soft spot for "I have held the hand of a devil / It was warm in the night"... October - "I fall down, I'm falling down, I fall down when you fall down"... LOL, not really. Umm, I quite like "I really don't mind sleeping on the floor / But I couldn't sleep after what I saw". How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Zooropa - 1-and-a-half (Stay 3 times, and the partial Zooropa they played in 2015). Songs Of Innocence - 6, or 7 if you count Invisible. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Achtung Baby - it's one of those rare albums where pretty much any of them could have been a single. I wish So Cruel was better known than it is. Ultra Violet is so radio-friendly, too... I guess they were just too long. All That You Can't Leave Behind - quite surprised they didn't release Kite, which was the obvious standout from those 30-second preview clips before the album came out. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? The Unforgettable Fire or No Line On The Horizon - TUF, easily. I don't think I've listened to NLOTH in about a decade. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - A Man And A Woman (what a surprise and a thrill when they played it for that Clinton event in 2011). I would have loved to see Original Of The Species and Fast Cars, too. Songs Of Experience - Red Flag Day. It's the one track from SOE that I really like, and they took it out of rotation just in time for my shows - argh! Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? Rattle & Hum (All I Want Is You) or War ("40"). Hmmm, another hard choice. I'll go with AIWIY, though it's neat how 40 bookends the album with Sunday Bloody Sunday. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Pop or Boy - they're close together in my rankings, but I'd say Pop is better.
  5. I chose to list the albums chronologically. You could pick a different way, e.g. alphabetical or just the order they come to mind! 1. Boy 2. October 3. War 4. The Unforgettable Fire 5. The Joshua Tree 6. Rattle & Hum 7. Achtung Baby 8. Zooropa 9. Pop 10. All That You Can't Leave Behind 11. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 12. No Line On The Horizon 13. Songs Of Innocence 14. Songs Of Experience My answers... 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? Achtung Baby (though I had the Best Of 1980-1990 before that). I thought those two CDs would cover all the best stuff and I wouldn't need to buy any more - haha! 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? War - New Year's Day, which was on the Best Of. Songs Of Innocence - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone), when they performed it live at the Apple event. Little did we know the whole album would be available moments later! 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby - absolutely blew my mind, one of the best albums I'd ever heard by anyone. And it's still my all-time favourite album. Boy - nothing really stood out on my first listen, apart from Larry's awesome drumming. I love this album now, though! 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? As mentioned already, Achtung Baby is No.1, with HTDAAB, Songs Of Innocence and Zooropa also in my top tier. 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? All That You Can't Leave Behind or The Unforgettable Fire - neither is among my favourites, but I definitely prefer TUF. 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle & Hum - probably God Part II. No Line On The Horizon - there's nothing I really love, but I guess Magnificent. 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? Songs Of Experience - mostly quite depressing things, really, but The Blackout will always remind me of that awesome show opening in Europe, and I'll never forget following that tour online! Zooropa - buying it as my second proper U2 album after loving the songs performed on the Sydney video (which I watched over and over again). Learning Numb off by heart in my bedroom. Being so thrilled when the title track was brought back on the 360° Tour, and gutted I couldn't see it in person. Getting happy tears when I saw Zooropa segue into Streets on the IE Tour. The joy of seeing full-band Stay on the EI Tour. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? Pop, maybe - I'd be drawn to the dark stuff, and also find some comforting sounds on there. 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree - it's somewhere in the upper middle, about 5th or 6th. Pop - the same. I'd maybe rank Pop slightly higher than TJT, but they're so different it's hard to compare them! 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? October (Gloria) or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Vertigo). Tough choice, they both rock... I guess I'm more emotionally attached to Vertigo but I don't have a clear preference. 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? All That You Can't Leave Behind - ummm... can't think of anything very profound, but I love the "Slow down my beating heart" outro from In A Little While. And I like the catchy rhymes of Elevation even if it's kinda nonsensical. Songs Of Innocence - oh, so many great lines to choose from here. I'll go with "There's no end to grief; that's how I know, and why I need to know that there is no end to love". Also, "And a heart that is broken is a heart that is open". 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? I have definitely celebrated stuff to Achtung Baby songs in the past. HTDAAB is also an album full of joy for me. 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby - 9 out of 12 (everything except So Cruel, TTTYAATW and Love Is Blindness). October - 2 out of 11 (Gloria and October). 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa - I think they released the right ones, I'm not sure any of the others would have made good singles. Maybe the title track if they could somehow condense it into a radio edit. (I would love to see a promo video that matches the one in my head...) The Joshua Tree - I know Red Hill Mining Town was almost a single and it would have been a good one, apart from the hilariously awful video! 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb or War - I've probably listened to HTDAAB more as I had it in my CD player continuously for months when it first came out. 16. Which album has grown on you the most? Zooropa. I found it totally weird and inaccessible for a long time (nothing at all like the brilliant live performances), then had a sudden breakthrough one day and I've adored it ever since. Can't understand why it took so long to click with me - it's amazing! 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire - I still dream of hearing the title track sung properly (didn't really like the 360° version where he changed the chorus). I was also disappointed not to hear A Sort Of Homecoming in 2017, when they played it in every other city... Boy - I'd be absolutely delighted to hear A Day Without Me or Twilight. 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? Pop (Wake Up Dead Man) or No Line On The Horizon (Cedars Of Lebanon). Both quite dark and depressing tracks but that's an easy choice for me - Wake Up Dead Man. 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Rattle & Hum or Songs Of Experience - definitely Rattle & Hum. 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Achtung Baby played in full would be fantastic. I would also quite like to hear Pop, because it's ridiculous that I've only heard one song from it in my 20+ years of fandom, and Songs Of Innocence because they skipped all my favourite tracks when I saw the IE Tour!
  6. I remembered a fun survey about albums that I found online a while back, and decided to create a similar one based on U2's albums. Here's how it works: - List U2's studio albums in whatever order you want and number them from 1 to 14. - Then answer the questions below! THE QUESTIONS: 01. Which was the first U2 album you owned? 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? 16. Which album has grown on you the most? 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? 18. Which album has a better closing track, #9 or #12? 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? Anyone want to try it out? I'll post my answers below. You can also use this on other platforms if you like.
  7. Ooohh... that chorus! (Nice message too. But mainly oooohhhh, that chorus... ❤️)
  8. Thank you. Didn't even know about that subscriber announcements subforum - I'm bookmarking it now! This info really should be on the U2.com homepage where everyone will see it...
  9. Apparently the livestream is happening on Saturday at 9pm. I only know this because I happened to see it mentioned on Twitter by a U2 fansite - there is still nothing about it on U2.com, Zootopia or any of the band's social media accounts! I hope they will post a link on the website when it happens, otherwise those of us who don't receive the emails will miss out entirely.
  10. They're certainly not giving people much time to organise those premiere viewing parties!
  11. The company running the shop seems to have changed and they're not sending the discount codes by email any more, but there should be a link on your profile page that includes the code.
  12. Well, I for one am grateful it's a DVD... I didn't even know BluRay was a thing until this thread, so it would have been as useless to me as the vinyl gifts. It's news to me that DVD is considered an outdated format!
  13. They would certainly please a lot more people if they offered a choice of formats with these gifts (CD or vinyl, DVD or BluRay, etc), but I've no idea how practical it would be. I think the only time we've ever had options is when they did T-shirts as part of the Slane gift, and you could choose your preferred design and size.
  14. That's pretty much what I'm thinking, too. If it isn't commercially available (or if the one in the shops is no better than the one we're getting), then it's a great gift and I'm very happy with it. If they subsequently release a deluxe edition and I end up paying for two copies of the same show, I'll be quite peeved.
  15. Nooooo! Always been a casual Tolkien fan but I only got stuck into some of the posthumous releases within the past decade (The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and Morgoth's Ring). I'm so indescribably grateful for all of Christopher's hard work to share that extra material with us! What a sad day.
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