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    Dorset, UK
  • Favourite U2 Album
    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. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Ooohh... that chorus! (Nice message too. But mainly oooohhhh, that chorus... ❤️)
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. They're certainly not giving people much time to organise those premiere viewing parties!
  7. (Could one of the mods please merge this with the existing thread which is closed to replies?) Hi Jenny & Hillary! Just listened to your MusiCares episode. When I saw that you had attended that event, my first thought was "OMG, how lucky they were to witness that freaking amazing live performance of Night & Day!"... but it turned out you didn't even remember it?! The vocals at the end are unbelievable - it's every bit as brilliant as the studio version, even though it was like 13 years later. Everyone should give that a listen if they haven't heard it before! Looking forward to the rest of your album reviews and whatever else you have planned.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Saw this on Twitter, three tribute bands playing Dublin in September - http://twitter.com/U2_Fans_Tour/status/1216969297723109377
  14. Another one I just heard about recently is W2 who are based in Scotland - http://www.facebook.com/w2u2tributeband/
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