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  1. Hi guys,

    i received an email last night to say that my vinyl will be with me by the end of the day on 12th December as it was shipped on the 30th November. They couldn’t send tracking codes for international orders. I’m in the uk. Just thought you should know. 


  2. Agree completely. I waited in all day Friday for it to arrive because I was convinced it would arrive on the 1st. I don’t suppose there is anything that can be done about it now. It could actually be on its way and maybe it’s Royal Mail that are delayed?? Wouldn’t know though, as I have no tracking number. Keep me posted though. Would love to know when other people receive theirs. 

  3. 3 minutes ago, paulmaidment said:

    Hello. Ordered the Deluxe LP Box Set from U2.com on 14 Nov. Tracking said ‘Royal Mail Parcel Service’ on 30 Nov. As of evening on 4 Dec still not received. I’m in London. Have just emailed U2.com / Fanfire. Can see other people are having problems - has anyone else in the UK with issues received an answer from U2.com / Fanfire? Just so disappointing - again.




    Exactly the same as me, Paul. Nothing yet though. And as gman70 says, feel misled. Loving all the pictures of everyone with their beautiful blue vinyl though! You know, just to rub it in! 

  4. 8 minutes ago, gman70 said:

    The money should not be taken from peoples accounts until the items are ready to ship. They have my money....i have nothing!

    Yeah, I checked my account and it was taken November 1st. An email would at least be something.

  5. 10 minutes ago, gman70 said:

    Still waiting for my Vinyl copy of the album. Lesson learnt....DONT ORDER THROUGH U2,com

    ...me too. Just sent them an indignant message over there at Live Nation. I’m sure they’re deeply concerned having had my money for over a month and probably making more money than I earn a year in interest in that time. ..It’s the little things....

  6. I’m going to stand by what I said, I think it’s a great album and it may not be better but I think it’s sitting with their stronger stuff of the last 20 years. Production wise, I’m loving the sonicness. I’m loving the melodies, especially the vocal parts on the chorus parts. I think there are elements of fun and seriousness that are juxtaposed cleverly. One of my favourite tracks from htdaab was fast cars... kind of similar to some of the expressions here. A bit like baby face on Zooropa. I’m going to enjoy listening to this and exploring it with a smile as opposed to a cynical frown! It is what it is. For me anyway...

  7. 3 minutes ago, unforgettableu2 said:

    exactly! Mike.....you read me......and all those songs are masterpieces.....stand alone blue, rare diamonds......what a accomplishment.... for U2.

    why don't I add to your collection of jewels.....(going even farther back in time)

     shadows and tall trees, October, drowning man, Bad, All I want is you, heartland, God part 2,  please, my blue room, mofo, in a little while, kite, moment of surrender,  sleep like a baby, the troubles.......



    Okay, Okay we're on the same page :).... Now, back to THIS album... will these songs stand up against any of the aforementioned in our previous conversation...? you'll have to give me at least a week, but I sincerely think there will be moments that do... Definitely not the Refu-Jesus line but others, certainly. Keep me posted! 

  8. 2 minutes ago, unforgettableu2 said:

    I agree, Mike.....

    that's what I said, not replicate it's likeness....just it's artistic power to reach inside the collective soul of so many....is a accomplishment for any artist.

    Every U2 album....is like giving birth to any baby in the family. Different....but may have inherited some common DNA.

    I haven't yet ranked this album....still too new.....for every U2 album evolves for me....and maybe even more valued/understood later in life when revisited.

    I could cherry pick songs from the decade and 1/2  and collaborate a amazing album maybe better than Achtung?.....wouldn't you agree?

    Since you put it like that... let's have a think...?

    13 songs that could be picked since AB that would be better than AB on an album if released now... including SOE...





    The First Time

    ... that's just off one album... Can't be done!! 



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  9. But you can't replicate anything that has been or happened in the past as everything is completely unique, even ,my opinion of this album and all past albums I have ever heard. I've just finished it for the first time and it's going on again. It's definitely better than the last two albums in my opinion upon first listen. Now I just have to convince myself it goes further into the back catalogue.   

  10. 2 minutes ago, unforgettableu2 said:

    I'm listening to the album as we type our little reviews......:)

    U2 is  still magnificient.....no other band has reached me to this visceral level. 

    Remember, they almost broke-up making achtung baby for creative differences....

    Inspiration is a mysterious thing.....

    All I know, Mike, as a creative person myself, there is no such thing as forced creativity......

    Art speaks for itself when it comes from a genuine, primal place from the soul......

    I think that is what we are talking about here.......right?????

    I competently agree. If it is TRUE then it must be right what ever the media. I feel this is a true album. 

  11. 9 minutes ago, unforgettableu2 said:

    Why....since Achtung Baby? which is a diamond....so you think SOE is a blue diamond in terms of  artistic merit and quality?

    What is it about this album that you find to measure up against one of U2's greatest?

    No, you're absolutely right. It's not the best thing since Achtung Baby! That's the beer, anticipation and the will for it to be the best album in the world talking. But excusing my excitement to join in with the celebration, which I've missed, I love the groove of the album and the uplifting energy. Previous comment redacted. (Still enjoying the album though and it could be the best since...)



  12. Listening tonight for the first time since my pre-order didn't arrive in time... still hasn't but couldn't wait any longer. I've not even finished it yet, and already it's the best thing I've heard since... maybe Achtung Baby! Wow... that is a bold statement! I'll commit by the end, I'm sure!  

  13. 17 minutes ago, MikeTighe said:

    I live in Newbury near Oxford 

    Not quite then. Which company did you speak to? I’m going to resign to the fact that it’s not going to arrive now until next week at best so have a listen tonight. Not really the ‘experience’ I was hoping for, but never mind.

  14. Mine still hasn’t arrived either. Not listened to the album yet as wanted to celebrate with the whole experience. I think it was dispatching 30th November but no tracking number. I’m not sure if it’s Royal Mail that are just too overwhelmed at the moment or what... hope everyone enjoyed the realease date yesterday! Some of us are clearly still waiting...

  15. 11 hours ago, Nickford0074 said:

    For me, it doesn't look like it for pre-order or ticket freebies. Could be another week! I'm ticked. 



    Mine hasn't arrived yet. Apparently there is a back log with Royal Mail which could see it not arrive for a further 4 days. I've still NOT listened to it yet because I want the full EXPERIENCE. This is the first time since 1991 that I 've not heard a U2 release on the day it was released and I keep hearing how good it is! hahaha Patience is a virtue :) 

  16. Hey guys,

    I pre-ordered SOE deluxe edition when it was first released and was hoping it would arrive today in the UK in time for the official release. Does anyone know if it will arrive today or has anyone not received theirs yet? I really hope so because I'm saving listening to it until I can sit back and relax with the whole package to enjoy it! 

    Postman has just been and he didn't have it with him :(. I might be the only person on here to not have listened to it yet!

    Let me know guys,




  17. That's good to hear that they haven't been sent yet. I can relax a bit. Thank you for getting back to me. Can't wait for Twickenham! Although I hope there aren't any issues getting in, like at the O2 where I missed the intro to the show! 

    Cheers guys,


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