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  1. Keep that option open Aidan. The package looks amazing. There's only 10,000 of them (and two are up for grabs on the night!). Ray and the lads will always cut you a good deal ? ? ?
  2. The presale code is definitely an incentive to buy on-line. U2 isn't the only act doing this mind! The midnight opening is even problematic if you have to get up for work the following day let alone travel a long distance ......but as you know from last Saturday there's nothing quite like sealing the deal in-store. That actually was my New Year resolution for 2017 'Less On-line and More In-store' We'll raise a can for you on Thursday night ? ? ?
  3. Just reaching out to any U2 fans in the Cork area, Ireland, to let you now that local record store Music Zone Douglas Village is opening just before midnight on the 1st of December for the release of Songs Of Experience. There will be live in-store music provided by an excellent local band The Burma; and Ray the owner is hoping to get a wall of local fans' memoribilia on display for the evening. I think that it might be the only midnight opening in Ireland There will also be an in-store competition for a few select items courtesy of Universal Music Ireland and the ever reliable Music Zone itself (see below)! As they say 'no purchase is necessary' (although clearly preferred) so please feel free to drop by and enjoy the craic You can find more details at the store's Twitter account Music Zone @MusicZoneDV Update on running times ? Opening at 22:30 on the 30th Memoribilia display (and general drooling and anticipation) 22:30 to 23:15 Yes: A quiz at 23:15 !!! On all things The Burma on stage at approximately 23:40 Songs of Experience on sale at 00:01 on the 1st Competition winners announced at 00:30 Curfew at 01:00 and home to play Songs of Experience/go to bed/go out elsewhere It's looking good..................... Oh - and the in-store prizes on the night: Two deluxe Boxsets )one from UMI and the other from MZ) One LP One deluxe CD Two standard Cds Five lovely Songs of Experience t-shirts (album cover - really nice!) There's also poster so it must be official And finally there's also the prospect of some free pizza and beer (and of course you can also BYO). What else would you be doing? Where's your party at???
  4. Just reaching out to any U2 fans in the Cork area, Ireland, to let you now that local record store Music Zone Douglas Village is opening just before midnight on the 1st of December for the release of Songs Of Experience. There will be live in-store music provided by an excellent local band The Burma; and Ray the owner is hoping to get a wall of local fans' memoribilia on display for the evening. I think that it might be the only midnight opening in Ireland There wil also be an in-store competition for a few select items! As they say 'no purchase is necessary' (although clearly preferred) so please feel free to drop by and enjoy the craic You can find more details at the store's Twitter account Music Zone @MusicZoneDV Update on running times ? Opening at 22:30 on the 30th Memoribilia display (and general drooling) 23:00 The Burma on stage at 23:30 Songs of Experience on sale at 00:01 on the 1st Competition winners announced at 00:30 Curfew at 01:00 and home to play Songs of Experience/go to bed/go out elsewhere ? It's looking good..................... Now there's a poster so it must be official
  5. I have played my copy four times already :-) A good needle and a little love and attention and vinyl is good forever. It's great to read that everyone is really thrilled to get one of these records. Maybe it is time to take a photo of the disc spinning. If only for posterity's sake :-)
  6. Happy days: The Postman came!!! Actually he came yesterday but I was already en route from Cork to Dublin to see Jesse Ware in concert when I heard about the delivery. I couldn't be 100% certain that it was the single pressing of SOI that had arrived at home and consequently my mind was working overtime last night. Come to think of it I could have collected it from Principle Management in Dublin and saved them the princely sum of €7.50 postage Anyway I finally arrived back home today and yes - there it was - my own copy of something that I never thought that I would see in my record collection. As a prelude to playing I rolled out U23; Twilight and 11 o'Clock Tick Tock - b-sides and all. The single vinyl version of SOI plays just beautifully It even looks quite beautiful - from the exceptionally 'simple' white sleeve to the vinyl itself. Trainspotters will appreciate the way the light catches the grooves of Iris and Raised By Wolves while the record spins (then again maybe not ). This disc is going to be a fixture on my turntable for the foreseeable future (OK maybe alternating with the white vinyl version). I really hope that all of the other copies find their way to their respective destinations and that they bring as much joy to their new owners as my one has brought me. Play and enjoy people!
  7. I couldn't quite believe it when I read an e-mail from U2.com to say that one of the single pressing of SOI will be winging its way to me It looks as if I will have to organise a ceremonial playing of U23 as a prelude to playing this most welcome of additions to a decidedly vinyl playing household when it arrives! The news also catalysed me into action in respect of the ten inch pressing of Ordinary Love which never made it to the local record store here in Cork (Ireland)(to the best of my knowledge} - so I jumped and fingers crossed that it will arrive in conjunction with the single pressing of SOI. Smiles alround then - and more to come in due course with the live album (also on ten inch) And finally I have to hold my hand up about my entry - I was factually incorrect when I mentioned 'Five Go Down To The Sea' as the support act - it was of course 'Microdisney' Cathal Coughlan as the singer was of course correct but I was always mixing up Finbarr Donnelley's band 'Five Go Down To The Sea' with Cathal and Sean's band 'Microdisney'. Still Finbarr's photo can be seen in Northside Story - so I'm not feeling too bad about the mix up! Oh - the prize will most certainly be played - that is what vinyl is for after all and my twelve inch U23 is playing as well as ever: you really can't beat a good twelve inch pressing And the e-booklet is great to have: thanks for taking the time to put it together; and to everyone for the great stories!
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