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  1. Mine isn't like that. Audience fade in, Bono says something, and then the song starts right away.
  2. So Disc 2... Desire with horns...meh. I think they needed to run through that one a couple more times. The Edge is totally buried in that mix. The re-working of When Love Comes to Town is fantastic. I think my favorite on this disc is Stuck in a Moment... that was stuck in my head all day yesterday. A great gift, lots of fun to listen and imagine being there. PS: Yeah, the mask is tiny. I couldn't wear it if I wanted to.
  3. Listened to Disc 1 yesterday on my commute to and from work. First impressions: it's very stripped down, as one might expect. More raw than the big tours. I can just imagine being in the audience that night...to see U2 in a small venue like that must be amazing. I really wish there was a film of this! Disc 2 is on the menu for today's commute. Cheers, all!
  4. Mine just arrived! Can't wait to bust into this. Thanks everyone involved!
  5. Everything is slower these days. I am very much looking forward to this. The setlist looks amazing.
  6. 1. Achtung Baby 2. The Unforgettable Fire 3. The Joshua Tree 4. War 5. October
  7. Starting November of 2021: Achtung Baby 30th Anniversary Tour. Please make it so!!!
  8. You should take a look at The Alarm's new fan site: The Alarm Central. https://thealarm.fan.direct/web/wall It just started up, but it's got every studio album available, links to videos, swag, chats, etc. A pretty comprehensive fan experience. I understand U2 is too big to have weekly chats on Zoom with their fans, but I think the overall experience could be improved a little bit, as many have said, with regular access to more music and videos on the site.
  9. Yeah, it can't be fun to be the public face of this ongoing problem they didn't cause.☚ī¸ Thanks you guys. đŸĨ‚
  10. Very nice, indeed! Subscription renewed (not that I wasn't going to anyway...). Cheers. đŸģ
  11. I watched my copy for the third time last night. It really is a great show. I love the setlist, and the staging was incredible (The Fly is so amazing!). And I never get tired of the opening of the second set. Anyway, just wanted to express my thanks to The Powers That Be for a great yearly gift. This is definitely better than all the vinyl stuff (IMHO). This will hopefully hold me over over until things get right in the world, and U2 can do their anniversary tour of Achtung Baby. đŸģ
  12. Yeah just to add I had some tracking weirdness too (in the United States). It was scheduled for delivery on Monday June 16th. It arrived on Friday June 20th. During those 4 days, the tracking link simply said "Delivery scheduled June 16th" and never changed or updated. All's well that ends well. A great show.
  13. Our arrived on Friday, and we're going to watch it tonight. A dear friend of mine is coming to the end of his journey due to cancer. We have gone to concerts together for many years, including Innocence and Joshua Tree. We were all supposed to go to Las Vegas and see Experience together, but by then he had started doing chemotherapy and could not travel with us. So tonight I'm taking this disc to his house so we can watch it together, and remember the good times.
  14. No DVD yet. My tracking link says "Expected Delivery: Monday June 15" That was yesterday!
  15. So perhaps I missed it somewhere, but May is almost over. Any word on shipping? "And finally, for those who prize the physical over the digital, dispatch of the 'U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE – LIVE IN BERLIN' DVD, and accompanying booklet, will begin in May."
  16. I just bought U2 Go Home last week. Actually, I bought a whole bundle of U2 stuff. I miss going to see live music. Anyway, the Slane Castle show was fantastic. That was a great tour (saw it here in Sacramento), a lovely venue, and a fantastic crowd. Cheers!
  17. Roger Waters Tour postponed until 2021. 😟
  18. We were supposed to leave on Friday for Las Vegas to see David Lee Roth at the House of Blues. Instead we'll be scrounging for toiler paper. Amazing how things can turn so quickly. 😟 Next scheduled show is Roger Waters in August, which hopefully will go on as scheduled. Stay safe everyone.
  19. Good morning, World. Glad for the distraction. 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? Boy. I remember when I Will Follow was first being played on KROQ in Los Angeles. I was 14. 02. What were the first songs you heard from #3 and #13? Must have been Sunday Bloody Sunday from War. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) for SOI. 03. What were your initial opinions of #7 and #1, and have they changed since then? Achtung Baby blew me away from first listen. The Fly, Until the End of the World, ...Wild Horses, I couldn't get enough. Boy, I was thrilled by this new sound I was hearing. The Electric Co! Love that song. 04. Which album(s) are your favourite? Achtung Baby, Unforgettable Fire, October 05. Which album do you prefer out of #10 and #4? The Unforgettable Fire has two of my all-time favorites: Bad and A Sort of Homecoming. Love that album dearly. 06. What are your favourite tracks from #6 and #12? Rattle and Hum: So many good choices! I'm going to go with Desire. No Line on the Horizon: One of the very albums of theirs I don't like and haven't listened to since it was first released. I couldn't tell you what's on it. 07. What memories do you associate with #14 and #8? SOE: My wife and I saw back to back shows in Las Vegas. Zooropa: I remember thinking this was all the crap not good enough to make it onto Achtung Baby. I hated this album. 08. Which album would you listen to when feeling down? The Joshua Tree. It really is a wonderful album from beginning to end. 09. Where would you rank #5 and #9 in your album preferences? The Joshua Tree, maybe 3rd or 4th depending on the day. Pop: Toward the bottom, with Zooropa and NLOTH 10. Which album has a better opening track, #2 or #11? October (Gloria) or How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Vertigo). Both are great, but I have a real emotional attachment to October. Underappreciated masterpiece, IMHO. 11. What are your favourite lyrics from #10 and #13? All That You Can't Leave Behind - So many great songs, but I always think about Kite. My mom died shortly before this album came out, and Kite hit me hard. "I'm a man, not child. I'm a man who sees the shadow behind your eyes. Who's to say where the wind will take you? Who's to say what it is will break you? I don't know which way the wind will blow. Who's to know when the time has come around? I don't want to see you cry. I know that this is not goodbye..." Songs Of Innocence - "If you go your way and I go mine, are we so helpless against the tide? Baby every dog on the street knows that we're in love with defeat. Are we ready to be swept off our feet? And stop chasing every breaking wave." 12. Which album would you listen to when feeling happy? All That You Can't Leave Behind. Beautiful Day is my go-to happy song. 13. How many songs from #7 and #2 have you heard live? Achtung Baby - Not sure, I've seen every tour since War, so that's probably most of them. October - NOT ENOUGH!!! 14. Which tracks from #8 and #5 should have been released as singles? Zooropa - None. It's crap. The Joshua Tree - In God's Country 15. Which album do you listen to more, #11 or #3? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb or War - War, for sure. 16. Which album has grown on you the most? I don't know that any has grown on me, as my initial impressions pretty much stay with me. Maybe Rattle and Hum, in the sense that the movie was pretentious crap, but the original songs on there are really good. Angel of Harlem, for example. 17. Which songs from #4 and #1 do you dream of hearing live? The Unforgettable Fire - The Unforgettable Fire... Boy - A Day Without Me 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). Not very fond of either one. 19. Which album do you prefer out of #6 and #14? Rattle & Hum or Songs Of Experience - Both good, but Rattle and Hum wins out. 20. Which album would you love to see played in full like on the recent Joshua Tree tours? OCTOBER!!!! 😁
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