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  1. It's been on repeat since I woke up lol. Really good stuff seriously. The songs sound great and the whole album just makes sense!! Hope I'll be able to catch them live someday soon. 

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  2. I always like to write up a little something for Bono's birthday, I guess this year I got a bit carried away 😅 So err... yup. This :

    - Happy B Day -

     

    I’m no writer, 

    I’m just a girl who likes to put words on paper. 

     

    I’m not sure why the words decided to come out this way today, 

    Maybe it’s just a big day. 

     

    A B day. 

     

    A day I want to celebrate like I would for any other mate,

    For being a music fan often means having a best friend you’ve never met. 

     

    You don’t know me.

    I don’t know you. 

    But through the cracks of a broken heart it feels like sometimes I do. 

     

    A voice that always keeps me company,

    Through the brightest days, and those ones so dark

    I can barely see.

     

    A blinding light of a shade unknown

    That you can just feel

    Warming your heart and soul.

    A sound letting you embrace what’s real 

    Like an echo in the void reminding you that you’re not alone.

     

    And when the world gets too noisy, and life a bit too much,

    That voice brings me peace more often than not. 

    Muffling those anxious thoughts down just enough 

    To let me keep my head above water, 

    For some days are harder to live than others. 

     

    Only words for the many.

    Just words for a few.

    But for some, for us, it’s undoubtedly

    Everything that we hold dear and true.

     

    Words whispered in our ears,

    Like a friend, a father, a mentor,

    Tales of experience telling us that we can heal,

    Bringing us that comfort all humans crave for. 

     

    Maybe that has less to do with the man you are but more with what you inspire.

    Or maybe that’s just what you want to let transpire. 

    But when I read between the lines,

    Then I can see what really shines,

     

    And it’s a sense of humility.  

     

    Granting us the freedom to reinvent your reality,

    A pass to interpret your words that set us free. 

     

    What was personal turns universal

    And maybe that’s why you always catch us before we fall.

    For I can hear your heart calling for this unity,

    And that’s probably your best gift to humanity.

     

    And it leaves no doubt about this question,

    How could we not be friends? 

    For music is a lifelong companion

    And always a helping hand. 

     

    I’ve lost count how many times those songs

    Have brought me back on my feet,

    Probably more than I did on my own

    Yet less than I should have greeted.

     

    But it’s okay to trip and lose balance,

    Because I know I have you by my side.

    Trying to keep up with the beat of life’s crazy dance,

    With your voice telling me I can handle the ride. 

     

    A one way conversation.

    From this side or the other. 

    But always words of salvation,

    To care for one another.

     

    Maybe for some that’s the saddest truth to utter, 

    But for me it will always be the best thing ever. 

     

    For words makes us human,

    And in the silent shout of a pen on paper

    Lies a simple reminder :

    We’re all one of a kind if we choose to be kind.

     

    So I send you these words Showman,

    For you know it’s the best way to let love travel out of our mind.

     

    Happy birthday sweet B, 

    May this day be blessed and the next. 

    And know that you’ll always be 

    The most important friend I’ve never met. "

     

    (From https://www.u2andcoffee.com/2021/05/10/happy-b-day/)

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  3. On 5/6/2021 at 7:18 AM, Manohlive said:

    The cobra's tongue flickers with brilliant new clarity.   :Achtung_Baby_11:

    This is my earliest memory of music on TV ! (And of course it's U2 haha - fate). I was like 6 or something ?

    I have vivid memories of that snake... it used to terrify me lol. Thanks for yet another childhood trauma guys.

    The only things I really remember from that video were that snake and Bono's shirt (again... Fate ) so i'll forgive them :D 

     

  4. 4 hours ago, sukhjitkamal said:

    I would also love for them to release the American EI show to @Manohlive. It was canned because the band thought it was too similar to the Paris release from 2015. Even with the same innocence section that they repeated, the early EI shows were still considerably different compared to iE. It would make a great subscribers special (not annual gift!) if they released it digitally to U2.com subscribers. If they don't want to release the full show there's no reason not to release pro shot footage of American Soul and Love is All we have left from that concert. 

    I was so bummed they dropped American Soul for the EU leg - totally understandable of course, but still... I would have loved  to hear that one live. A Pro shot would be amazing 💜

  5. On 4/19/2021 at 10:51 AM, sukhjitkamal said:

    You're definitely right that the popularity of DVDs and BDs has decreased. Especially with BD. When Coldplay released their live film in 2018 they only released it on DVD and released the HD digital version on iTunes. There is still definitely a market for physical media such as DVDs and BD's, and I think if they had released Berlin on BD / 4K it would have been profitable, it's just not as big as it once was. 

     

    I love the idea of having an ultimate "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" boxset. This is what I would include in it. I have to tried to keep it somewhat realistic and this product would be for people who are either completely new to U2 or who are discovering the "Songs of" era for the first time. This boxset should act as the ultimate one stop place for everything to do with that era. I know the live CDs of I+E was subscribers gifts but for the sake of this boxset I'll include them, and they've been aired on U2 X Radio too so not exactly exclusive. My idea: 

     

    iNNOCENCE: 

    • 1 x CD containing U2's 2014 studio album Songs of Innocence. 
    • 1 x CD containing U2's Live Songs of Innocence. 
    • 1 x Double CD containing an Audio Rip of U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015. 
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's 2014 studio album Songs of Innocence. 
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's Live Songs of Innocence. 
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015.
    • 1 x Poster of U2's Song of Innocence. 
    • 1 x Book documenting the Apple release, the creative process behind the album featuring quotes from the band members, and an overview of the bands 2015 "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour". Featuring exclusive photographs and full setlists for each show. 
    • 1 x Exclusive Steelbook case.
    • 1 x 4K UHD Blu Ray copy of U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015.
    • 1 x Blu Ray copy of U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015.
    • 1 x MP4 digital download of U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015.
    • Bonus features on U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris 2015 include: Cedarwood Road - A Gavin Friday Narration,  Out of Control (December 6th 2015 - Paris), The Future Better Hurry Up,  The Electric Co (November 11th 2015 - Paris), I+E Behind The Scenes with The Director,  Bad / People have the Power (With Patti Smith - December 6th 2015 - Paris).  The Wanderer, The Troubles. Music Videos: Ordinary Love, Invisible, The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), Every Breaking Wave, Song for Someone (directed by Vincent Haycock), Song for Someone (behind the scenes), Song for Someone (Directed by Matt Mahurin). Bonus Pro Shot footage: California (There is no End to Love), Volcano, The Troubles, Lucifer Hands, The Crystal Ballroom. 

     

    eXPERIENCE: 

    • 1 x CD containing U2's 2017 studio album Songs of Experience. 
    • 1 x CD containing U2's Live Songs of Experience.
    • 1 x Double CD containing an Audio Rip of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018.
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's 2017 studio album Songs of Experience. 
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's Live Songs of Experience.
    • 1 x MP3 digital download of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018.
    • 1 x Poster of U2's Song of Experience.
    • 1 x Book documenting the release of Songs of Experience, the creative process behind the album featuring quotes from the band members, and an overview of the bands 2018 "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour". Featuring exclusive photographs and full setlists for each show. 
    • 1 x Exclusive Steelbook case.
    • 1 x 4K UHD Blu Ray copy of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018.
    • 1 x  Blu Ray copy of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018.
    • 1 x  MP4 digital download U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018.
    • Bonus features on U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE: Live in Berlin 2018 include: Pro Shot Bonus Footage: All Because of You, Desire, Staring at The Sun, Love is all we have left, American Soul, Landlady, Red Flag Day, The Unforgettable Fire. The Little Things That Give You Away (performed live on The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour). Music videos: Lights of Home (U2 at The BBC), You're The Best Thing About Me, You're The Best Thing About Me ( A Film By Tatia Pilevia), Get Out Of Your Own Way, Get Out Of Your Own Way ( MTV EMA Performance), American Soul (New York), American Soul (Live on SNL), The Blackout, Love is Bigger Than Anything In It's Way. 

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  6. 58 minutes ago, Manohlive said:

    I think there is a good chance they will do that further down the road.  One thing I have wondered:  People stream these days.  How many actually go out and buy DVD/BluRays?   I don't know.  It's been years since I bought one.  I'd buy something by U2 and a couple other bands,  but nothing else.  I don't want the space taken up and the discs become antiquated with the next technology.  At what point does it no longer become viable for U2, and other bands, to release things when the vast majority don't have to buy it to see it?  Again, I don't know.  If I was an artist, I would not be in any hurry to release a DVD of BluRay when everyone's just watching it on YouTube anyhow.  I'm wondering how much the fact that artist's no longer get paid for their music is affecting how they release things.  It's got to be very disheartening.  It'd be like not getting paid on Friday after working all week.  We'll see what they do.  Music, at least in my country, is no longer something you go out and purchase.  It's something people find on the computer for free.  It's not right but it is what it is.  How many people would actually go out and buy EI on BluRay?  I would not.  I have it on DVD, which is fine for me.   I'm not sure there's a huge market any longer but I could be wrong. 

    I think I would buy it... If they did something nice with it. I love a good boxset tbh because there's always a ton of great stuff inside... It's like a forever Christmas present - because I tend to forget about what's in there after a while 😅

    I would die for a I+E/E+I one seriously... I'm sure they'd come up with great goodies on the theme of Innocence to Experience. 

    I am an absolute stream addict but I tend to buy stuff I really like without hesitation. If I'm not mistaken there was a download link for I+E too? That's the best. Having the physical stuff AND the dematerialized version. it's just a lot more convenient to watch on that format. 

    So yeah... I say nice boxsets and download links would be perfect! I don't know if there's still a huge market for that, but there are still fans willing to give them all their money 😂

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  7. On 4/15/2021 at 11:16 PM, kilowattson said:

    Man I had never heard of Feu! Chatterton before and was totally blown away. And now the damned stream is private (I didn't realize the openers were 48 hours too). Is there anywhere to see that set (legally) anywhere else? I have demo love and no other live shows of theirs are scratching that itch.

    edit: Also lol I've been a member of U2's sites since... the late 90s? 99/2000 when they first allowed you to sign up? And this is my first actual post? (I post on Interference though)

    I'd keep an eye on Feu!'s youtube channel. Dermot's uploaded his performance from the the virtual road a couple of weeks after it was taken down on his own channel

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  8. I can't believe this is over..... What a BLESSING #TheVirtualRoad has been for the online community in these uncertain times. It brought us so much joy and light. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be together U2 team! 

    Thank you mods for being the best people around as always 

    Thank you amazing community that I love so much. 

    ha... I'm emotionally exhausted but my heart is full. Love you all x

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