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Title: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on November 25, 2014, 08:31:22 PM
http://www.u2.com/news/title/classic-live-set-double-vinyl

Rare live set from 1980, now on double vinyl and digitally remastered.
Introducing our 2014/15 subscription offer.

North Side Story brought our subscribers the inside track on U2's formative years. Now this classic 1980 live set captures the sound of that young band as they head out on tour.

Recorded in a small club, with just a few hundred passionate fans, this vintage live set captures a time when the band were taking songs like The Electric Co, I Will Follow and Out of Control on the road across Ireland and the UK .

There was no internet or digital downloading in 1980 - even the CD was still to arrive - the band's debut LP Boy was released on vinyl. In keeping with that history, and in tribute to the return of vinyl, as a U2.com subscriber you'll receive this limited edition live set on two 10" vinyl albums in a bespoke gatefold sleeve.

Like it's companion piece North Side Story, this limited edition release will not be on sale online or in store.

New subscribers have the option of choosing the double vinyl OR North Side Stories, which also comes with the poster, 'Wandering In U2's Dublin', charting the band's connection to their home city over 35 years.

As well as this limited edition gift, subscribers to U2.com gain access to distinct content on the site and are first in line for ticket presales when the band head out on tour.

Subscribe or renew your subscription here.

The cover, title and tracklisting of this special release will be announced in the next few weeks. Delivery of the physical product is expected in Spring 2015.
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Post by: Aaron on November 25, 2014, 08:35:44 PM

U2.COM SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE

CLASSIC 1980 LIVE SHOW. VINYL & DOWNLOAD.
A rare live set from 1980, now digitally remastered and presented on double 10" vinyl in bespoke gatefold sleeve.

Recorded in a small club with just a few hundred in the audience, this rare live set comes from a period when the band were taking early songs like The Electric Co, I Will Follow and Out of Control on the road across Ireland and the UK.

The ideal companion to North Side Story, the definitive account of the band's Dublin rise from Out of Control to Under A Blood Red Sky (see below), this limited-edition release is only available to U2.com subscribers.

Produced on vinyl, true to the show's original vintage, you'll also be able to digitally download the entire set.

(Cover artwork, title and tracklisting to be announced. Physical delivery expected Spring 2015. Some tracks available to download in advance)
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on November 25, 2014, 08:44:43 PM
This one makes me really happy.  And very nice that they are offering a download to go with the vinyl.  Now can we only hope they finally get on the FLAC wagon and give us a download that's CD quality?
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Post by: George on November 25, 2014, 09:05:26 PM
This new package sounds interesting, though I'm not totally sold on it.  If it was offered alongside Northside Story instead of separately, then sure, great, it'd be on par with the From the Ground Up and Edge's Picks package.

I'm also not really interested in the vinyl.  Sure, it seems nice, but it'll really just sit on a shelf.  I won't be playing it ever.  I certainly do hope to get the downloads in lossless format for once.
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Post by: miryclay on November 25, 2014, 09:08:11 PM
Here is a list of recordings from 1980 that are known to exist.

http://www.u2start.com/shows/catalogue/#tours%5B%5D=3&view=per-recording (http://www.u2start.com/shows/catalogue/#tours%5B%5D=3&view=per-recording)

It could be the National Stadium gig or it could be a typo and actually the Paradise from March 81'

Cartoon World from this gig was on Boy Deluxe so it is my bet.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on November 25, 2014, 09:17:21 PM
They make mention of touring across Ireland and the UK during 1980, so I'm thinking it's one of those and not a show from later in North America...if they've identified one already - u2.com has been known to change details after announcing these things.  As for shows existing, it is known that Joe O'H has been recording shows since the outset.  That list is a list of bootlegs that are known about,  but in the vault somewhere there is any number of shows that have never been released.  So it really could be something else other than what is on that list.

I find that even with CD gifts now they just sit on the shelf after i rip them the first time.  So the vinyl won't be any different in that regard.  If it's a nice package it will make me happy.

Happy to be resubscribing, but now wondering if i should re-sub now with 4 months to go on my subscription, or if i should wait and see if there's a ticket offer that pops up now for live shows, and another one that pops up when you resub? 

Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: miryclay on November 25, 2014, 10:24:09 PM
whenever I have re-subbed earlier they just top up a year after the expiry date.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on November 25, 2014, 10:29:32 PM
Remember when Achtung Baby was reissued and it came with a link to a website that carried .wav and .mp3 files? I know little to nothing about sound and whathaveyou, but I assume the .wav was a lossless version, even if it wasn't .flac. Sounds like a good option to me as opposed to just downloading from U2.com where we know it's lossy.

I'm very excited for this one. Any live performance is good, but one as old and rare as that is definitely worthy of a subscriber gift.
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Post by: slaneman on November 26, 2014, 12:28:23 AM
'Recorded in a small club with just a few hundred in the audience, this rare live set comes from a period when the band were taking early songs like The Electric Co, I Will Follow and Out of Control on the road across Ireland and the UK.'

This is all we have to go on so far. I would think the Dublin National gig wouldn't qualify as a 'small club'. Collectors have had that radio broadcast since forever. I'm hoping for something else. Check out the new U2Tour site to get a proper idea of where this gift set might be from, in case you haven't looked around there yet--

http://tours.atu2.com/tour/u2-3

It's nicely laid out and easy to navigate.

There's lots of possibilities, pre-Boy release, and just after... and some 'set list unknown' shows that would qualify and be amazing to hear. Most of the boots from this era have very muffled sound and speed problems due to the many generations down the years, and not pleasant to listen to..but I'm hoping for something no one's ever heard before. Like Aaron said, they have many treasures stored away. At some point, they should release more of these. Love those early shows.


I second the request---Lossless download option--PLEASE! Most of us don't have turntables, but still want the real deal. Unless you have an audiophile rig and know that you're doing, that DL is going to sound better, anyway.
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Post by: morgan1098 on November 26, 2014, 01:36:52 AM
The choice of double 10" vinyl is interesting. I doubt a U2 club gig in those days would have run more than 45 minutes anyway, so I'm guessing they technically could have put this on a single 12".  But it's all good. This should be a cool set.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on November 26, 2014, 02:56:13 AM

This is all we have to go on so far. I would think the Dublin National gig wouldn't qualify as a 'small club'. Collectors have had that radio broadcast since forever. I'm hoping for something else. Check out the new U2Tour site to get a proper idea of where this gift set might be from, in case you haven't looked around there yet--

http://tours.atu2.com/tour/u2-3

It's nicely laid out and easy to navigate.

There's lots of possibilities, pre-Boy release, and just after... and some 'set list unknown' shows that would qualify and be amazing to hear. Most of the boots from this era have very muffled sound and speed problems due to the many generations down the years, and not pleasant to listen to..but I'm hoping for something no one's ever heard before. Like Aaron said, they have many treasures stored away. At some point, they should release more of these. Love those early shows.


The description on the U2.com website states "the band's debut LP Boy was released on vinyl." If those words are to be taken literally, the album was released on October 20, 1980, according to an albeit uncited reference on Wikipedia, which puts the gift as a concert recorded between November 7 to December 2, omitting the December 3 show which was in France.

http://tours.atu2.com/tour/boy-1st-leg-europe

Interestingly, and very excitingly, all but four of these shows have unknown setlists. Those four, the November 11, 21, 26 and 28 shows have a song called Father is an Elephant (which surely has never been released officially?), however the November 26 show wasn't a full set, according to that link. November 27 also looks like a short set so I can't imagine they would be it. Either way, if the gift is from this batch of dates, it could include that rare song.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Andrey_VI on November 26, 2014, 04:29:14 AM
Vinyl in 21-st century? I'm not an antiquarian! Totally useless thing for me :(
Why not a CD? CDs are playable everywhere: from PCs to cars. But vinyl?
Looks like I'll have to register on e-bay soon…
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Post by: sleus on November 26, 2014, 04:50:06 AM
Vinyl in 21-st century? I'm not an antiquarian! Totally useless thing for me :(
Why not a CD? CDs are playable everywhere: from PCs to cars. But vinyl?
Looks like I'll have to register on e-bay soon…


Yeah I expect loads of this 10" eet offered on ebay as hardly anyone has a turntable nowadays.

But I do, so I'm really happy with this gift. I love vinyl!
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Post by: PatrickM on November 26, 2014, 07:07:26 AM
I simply loved it! I had such low expectations for this one, so this is really a welcome surprise.

Among the possibilities, I would love it to be the full recording from Marquee, London (September 22, 1980).

They have already released two tracks from the gig -- Boy-Girl [IWF single] and 11 O'Clock [Boy Remaster] -- so a SDB recording definitely exists. It's a UK club gig around-ish Boy Release Date and has never been bootlegged -- at least that I know of.

So, this would be perfect. Now my bar is set high on this one.
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Post by: Aaron on November 26, 2014, 09:06:22 AM
I simply loved it! I had such low expectations for this one, so this is really a welcome surprise.

Among the possibilities, I would love it to be the full recording from Marquee, London (September 22, 1980).

They have already released two tracks from the gig -- Boy-Girl [IWF single] and 11 O'Clock [Boy Remaster] -- so a SDB recording definitely exists. It's a UK club gig around-ish Boy Release Date and has never been bootlegged -- at least that I know of.

So, this would be perfect. Now my bar is set high on this one.

That's one of those shows where the setlist remains in the "unknown" category despite there being a recording of it in the archives somewhere.  I'd love to see a full show with some rare pieces intact - the whole show.  No edits.  Just release it with a minimum of sonic cleanup.  Even better if it fills in some mystery such as an unknown set list.  Would be nice if they actually did revisit a few more in coming years as well.  I know i'd pay to download a couple of early shows. 

Ever since this album has been launched I've been wondering if the band is looking back at these older songs and older tours.  I wouldn't be surprised if we see some songs from "Boy" creep into the setlist this time around as fixtures on a tour.  Which is fine by me as "Boy" is still a favorite and there's some fine songs in there that I wouldn't mind hearing a few more times.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Brad on November 26, 2014, 12:53:11 PM
I don't recall why exactly, but I am paid up a year ahead on my U2.com subscription. This has never been a problem in the past, but when I went to resubscribe yesterday I got the message, "Your account is expiring in 2015-12-02. You cannot renew at this time." I ended up creating a new account with a separate email address so I could order the vinyl set.

Very happy with the choice of an early club show. Really fits with the themes of Songs of Innocence and their focus for the past couple of years. I would love a lossless download as well, but vinyl is easy enough to rip.
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Post by: God, Part II on November 26, 2014, 01:28:51 PM
Worst renewal gift(s) ever. And this love affair with vinyl must come to a merciful end, please. Very, very disappointed with this news.
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Post by: MartinTexas on November 26, 2014, 04:43:52 PM
Worst renewal gift(s) ever. And this love affair with vinyl must come to a merciful end, please. Very, very disappointed with this news.
U2 Go Home (simply DVD rip), and North Side Story (without any music!) are worse. But this one is also bad idea.
Vinyl in 21-st century? I'm not an antiquarian! Totally useless thing for me :(
Why not a CD? CDs are playable everywhere: from PCs to cars. But vinyl?
Looks like I'll have to register on e-bay soon…

 :-\  I think the same - why vinyl??? Why not duoble or single CD added to this? It's very sad and annoying with that "vinyls comeback". Last year book was not good enough. It would be nice if they add a single CD with some Boy Tour concert - CD + book would be grat. But vinyl + book as a separate gifts are terible choice.  :o


Thay called it "live set digitally remastered" - so why realeased on analog vinyl?  It's missunderstood!  ::)


I second the request---Lossless download option--PLEASE! Most of us don't have turntables, but still want the real deal. Unless you have an audiophile rig and know that you're doing, that DL is going to sound better, anyway.

Lossless download could save a little this gift. But I don't know what u2.com stuuf want to do? The could just give us a lossy mp3s.....  :-X
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Post by: miryclay on November 26, 2014, 07:42:48 PM
Vinyl in 21-st century? I'm not an antiquarian! Totally useless thing for me :(
Why not a CD? CDs are playable everywhere: from PCs to cars. But vinyl?
Looks like I'll have to register on e-bay soon…

I don't understand the reluctance to vinyl. It is all over the place and the intention of this record is to have the full experience of the early days. It is going to sound great and I welcome it. If you don't have a player I suggest one that is only about $100 and has a USB so you can stay connected to your PC. This gift is good. I hope it is the Marquee gig.   
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Post by: God, Part II on November 27, 2014, 07:48:38 AM
I don't understand the reluctance to vinyl. It is all over the place and the intention of this record is to have the full experience of the early days.

Because a) though I keep hearing vinyl aficionados claim otherwise, I've never heard vinyl playback that doesn't suffer from some degree of hiss, crackles and pops, b) even if I could manage to invest in a system capable of eradicating all such audio "noise", vinyl is a degradable format--every time you play it, its fidelity to the original recording (heck, even that vinyl's first playback) becomes lesser and lesser, and c) the alleged "warmer" sound of vinyl is simply a placebo effect--and there is even some strange filtering and processing of the original audio that has to be applied to vinyl for bass to play without knocking the needle out of the groove! Even with this engineering trickery, vinyl bass often can't sink as low as a CD's can!

I utterly despise the resurgence of vinyl's popularity; it represents a massive leap backwards in technology and arguably as much of an affront to fidelity to the original master recording as mp3s. When new releases are made available exclusively in vinyl format (and this is twice now that U2 has done that), it really sends me into a lather.
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Post by: Aaron on November 27, 2014, 08:37:08 AM
I utterly despise the resurgence of vinyl's popularity; it represents a massive leap backwards in technology and arguably as much of an affront to fidelity to the original master recording as mp3s. When new releases are made available exclusively in vinyl format (and this is twice now that U2 has done that), it really sends me into a lather.

Sadly, with the state of the music business, I think vinyl will be the last physical release format standing soon.  Yes albums are still being released on CD, but how many are buying?  Sales are struggling.  And I see this moving to other parts of the industry.  Why give our fans something that can be ripped and on the internet before most people even have it in the mailbox?  But there's still a need to offer something physical it seems, instead of a download...vinyl still seems to hold some interest in a digital world. I'm happy to have something physical, rather than just a download as a gift...I'd prefer a CD, yes, but if the option becomes vinyl or download, I'll take the vinyl option every time.
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Post by: God, Part II on November 27, 2014, 09:37:36 AM
Sadly, with the state of the music business, I think vinyl will be the last physical release format standing soon.  Yes albums are still being released on CD, but how many are buying?  Sales are struggling.  And I see this moving to other parts of the industry.  Why give our fans something that can be ripped and on the internet before most people even have it in the mailbox?  But there's still a need to offer something physical it seems, instead of a download...vinyl still seems to hold some interest in a digital world. I'm happy to have something physical, rather than just a download as a gift...I'd prefer a CD, yes, but if the option becomes vinyl or download, I'll take the vinyl option every time.

If it comes down to such a choice, I'll go download, if it lossless. If it ever gets down to a choice between only vinyl and lossy downloads, that'll likely spell the utter end of my music collecting days.
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Post by: MartinTexas on November 27, 2014, 05:11:41 PM
Because a) though I keep hearing vinyl aficionados claim otherwise, I've never heard vinyl playback that doesn't suffer from some degree of hiss, crackles and pops, b) even if I could manage to invest in a system capable of eradicating all such audio "noise", vinyl is a degradable format--every time you play it, its fidelity to the original recording (heck, even that vinyl's first playback) becomes lesser and lesser, and c) the alleged "warmer" sound of vinyl is simply a placebo effect--and there is even some strange filtering and processing of the original audio that has to be applied to vinyl for bass to play without knocking the needle out of the groove! Even with this engineering trickery, vinyl bass often can't sink as low as a CD's can!

I utterly despise the resurgence of vinyl's popularity; it represents a massive leap backwards in technology and arguably as much of an affront to fidelity to the original master recording as mp3s. When new releases are made available exclusively in vinyl format (and this is twice now that U2 has done that), it really sends me into a lather.
101% agreement!  ;)  Till today the best versions of songs from WAIE EP, Soon single & Breathe (Mandela Version) are (sadly!) mp3s streaming at/downloaded from u2.com  :-\ None of the vinyl rips are close to this. Faster, slower, with "clicks", etc.

If it comes down to such a choice, I'll go download, if it lossless. If it ever gets down to a choice between only vinyl and lossy downloads, that'll likely spell the utter end of my music collecting days.
Unfortunately it becomes a "fashion". We live in Blu-Ray & HD era with choice between lossy download or alalogue vinyl.  :o

Why u2.com doesnt't get subscribers choice - to get vinyl or CD? Something simmilar to Artificiall Horizon. "OK. Let's do a vinyl edition, but not as exclusive edition".
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Post by: enaul on November 28, 2014, 05:13:37 AM
Last time i ordered a 12 inch vinyl, the record company added a promo CD for customers who bought the LP directly from their web site. This cd was not announced and i found it in the mailer 3 weeks after receiving the LP :)

http://www.discogs.com/Tuxedomoon-Pink-Narcissus/release/5663848

Perhaps we can ask U2 to do the same for this vinyl release.
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Post by: miryclay on November 28, 2014, 08:17:24 AM
Some artists I have bought records from include the CD booklet with linear notes but with no CD. A good idea.
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Post by: miryclay on November 29, 2014, 09:47:50 AM
I simply loved it! I had such low expectations for this one, so this is really a welcome surprise.

Among the possibilities, I would love it to be the full recording from Marquee, London (September 22, 1980).

They have already released two tracks from the gig -- Boy-Girl [IWF single] and 11 O'Clock [Boy Remaster] -- so a SDB recording definitely exists. It's a UK club gig around-ish Boy Release Date and has never been bootlegged -- at least that I know of.

So, this would be perfect. Now my bar is set high on this one.

That's one of those shows where the setlist remains in the "unknown" category despite there being a recording of it in the archives somewhere.  I'd love to see a full show with some rare pieces intact - the whole show.  No edits.  Just release it with a minimum of sonic cleanup.  Even better if it fills in some mystery such as an unknown set list.  Would be nice if they actually did revisit a few more in coming years as well.  I know i'd pay to download a couple of early shows. 

Ever since this album has been launched I've been wondering if the band is looking back at these older songs and older tours.  I wouldn't be surprised if we see some songs from "Boy" creep into the setlist this time around as fixtures on a tour.  Which is fine by me as "Boy" is still a favorite and there's some fine songs in there that I wouldn't mind hearing a few more times.

This show would be relevant to this post for two reasons. No overdubs, no edits and also recorded at the Marquee. Sounds great BTW.
http://www.discogs.com/Cult-Live-Cult-Marquee-London-MCMXCI-Part-Two/release/747376
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on December 01, 2014, 11:35:20 AM
If anything, U2 is late to the party with this whole "return to vinyl" thing. I almost laughed when I saw the line in the announcement about "celebrating the return of vinyl." Uh, that might have been an appropriate message in 2009, but whatever.

Like most others here, I'd definitely prefer a CD. But the writing is on the wall, and I am going to have to be happy with my digital download and the glorious vinyl artwork (assuming the artwork IS glorious). I will never actually play the vinyl, though.  :(

In terms of actual value, the vinyl set is technically worth more for your $40 or $50. It costs more to manufacture a double vinyl set than it does a CD. That might not always be the case as CD manufacturing continues to slow and more vinyl manufacturing comes online, but for the moment it would be far cheaper to manufacture CDs. The fan club could see a much bigger profit margin that way. If Paul McGuinness was still at the helm I bet we'd get a CD!
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Post by: jw on December 01, 2014, 12:43:30 PM
I'm glad to see I'm not alone in not really treasuring vinyl.  They're interesting, but not at all practical.  I collect vinyl only when it has exclusive songs.  That seems to happen a fair amount these days which is really annoying.  Why make music exclusive to a format that the majority do not have the means to play?
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Post by: dagobah on December 21, 2014, 04:12:25 AM
I will not drive from the Wyoming/Colorado area to Phoenix to see U2 in concert in 2015.  So . . . . . I will hope U2 comes to Denver or Salt Lake City in 2016.  Considering my concert situation, a pre-sale code means nothing to me right now.  And the subscription gift of the Double 10-inch Vinyl live album also means nothing to me.  My previous subscription ran out over 1 year ago so I have to start a new one.  I already have live versions of old U2 songs from buying the iTunes U2 digital box set and from buying other normal U2 releases.

The questions are:
1.  For the live tracks, how different could they be from the live tracks I already have from that era?

2.  Is one new track, Father Is An Elephant, a track I have never heard . . . . . . worth paying $50 for?  I have never heard of this track.  I don't know if I will like it.

3.  Shouldn't I just wait until Summer 2015 . . . . . and read (on this forum and on the @U2 forum) people's opinions about the live tracks?  Couldn't I just decide, at that point, to pay $50 for a new U2.com subscription?  If I waited long enough in 2015, wouldn't I still be eligible for a pre-sale code for a 2016 Denver concert (if a Denver concert gets scheduled)?

4.  Am I the only person (at the Wanderer Forum) who has these types of questions?
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Post by: Aaron on December 21, 2014, 11:01:24 AM
I will not drive from the Wyoming/Colorado area to Phoenix to see U2 in concert in 2015.  So . . . . . I will hope U2 comes to Denver or Salt Lake City in 2016.  Considering my concert situation, a pre-sale code means nothing to me right now.  And the subscription gift of the Double 10-inch Vinyl live album also means nothing to me.  My previous subscription ran out over 1 year ago so I have to start a new one.  I already have live versions of old U2 songs from buying the iTunes U2 digital box set and from buying other normal U2 releases.

The questions are:
1.  For the live tracks, how different could they be from the live tracks I already have from that era?

2.  Is one new track, Father Is An Elephant, a track I have never heard . . . . . . worth paying $50 for?  I have never heard of this track.  I don't know if I will like it.

3.  Shouldn't I just wait until Summer 2015 . . . . . and read (on this forum and on the @U2 forum) people's opinions about the live tracks?  Couldn't I just decide, at that point, to pay $50 for a new U2.com subscription?  If I waited long enough in 2015, wouldn't I still be eligible for a pre-sale code for a 2016 Denver concert (if a Denver concert gets scheduled)?

4.  Am I the only person (at the Wanderer Forum) who has these types of questions?

You will be able to subscribe at any time up until late November 2015 and still receive the double vinyl if you do want it.  So yes, you can wait, and subscribe later, once you know what the contents are.

However, if your subscription lapses, you will have to pay $50 for the subscription, and you may be considered a new subscriber.  In the recent ticket sales, old members are given an extra day earlier to buy tickets, over other newer subscribers.  That being said, many friends were considered new subscribers, and none had any issues getting the tickets they wanted in the presale.  With the 2016 shows likely being bigger shows, that will make it easier to get tickets again.  So I'm not sure it's worth it.  But I have to point it out as it's the reason many keep their subscriptions active.

In the current round of presales, anyone who subscribed as a new subscriber before September 9th, 2014 were considered a long time member and let into the presales early.  Those subscribing after September 9th as a new subscriber could not enter the presales until the second day.

"Father is an Elephant" has not been announced to be on the set.  It may not be.  The full track listing has not been announced.
There are few clear recordings of this song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9_YOhZ3GdI is a really poor recording of it if you want to get a sense of what type of song it might be.  But I will warn you the quality is horrible there.  They may release a show from 1980 where it was not even played. 

My suggestion, is look at when your subscription is ending.  If you are concerned about tickets and getting in the early presales, consider resubscribing before it expires.  The gift contents should be announced soon which may help you decide.  If the ticket priority isn't an issue to you, then let the subscription lapse, and consider buying it in the fall when the new gift is announced or tickets for 2016 go on sale.

Aaron
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Post by: dagobah on December 22, 2014, 03:56:22 AM
You will be able to subscribe at any time up until late November 2015 and . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . in the fall when the new gift is announced or tickets for 2016 go on sale.
Aaron

Thank you very much for the feedback, Aaron.  You made several very good points.  I wish I could go to an arena show in the Colorado/Wyoming/Utah area rather than a stadium.  In the meantime, I'm just going to hold off on starting a new U2.com subscription.
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Post by: Aaron on December 22, 2014, 07:42:41 AM
Sales are kind of bad right now I'm hearing.  So they may re-evaluate going to stadiums as well.  2016 has more unknowns than knowns.  I'm just hoping we get the next album soon.  :)
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Post by: slaneman on December 23, 2014, 11:38:09 AM
I received a gift subscription last week. My presale code had a line through it. Does that mean I could get a new one whenever they announce another presale?
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Post by: Aaron on December 23, 2014, 12:04:44 PM
I received a gift subscription last week. My presale code had a line through it. Does that mean I could get a new one whenever they announce another presale?

No idea.  I've not heard of this happening to anyone.  Mine, even with the code used, is still displayed without a line through it. 
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Post by: slaneman on December 23, 2014, 01:30:19 PM
Interesting.  :)
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Post by: miryclay on February 06, 2015, 08:44:31 PM
this?

http://www.u2.com/news/title/another-time-another-place
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on February 06, 2015, 09:38:49 PM
So that limits the possibilities to:

June 7, July 13, September 8, September 15, September 22, September 29, November 26 or November 27.

According to u2tours, only the September 29 show has a known full setlist, while November 27 is only partially known. Hopefully there can be some surprises in the show they do release.

If we take the U2.com website literally when it said "the band's debut LP Boy was released on vinyl," and the album was released on October 20, 1980, the subscriber gift would have to be from the only two shows at the Marquee in 1980 after October which were November 26 and November 27.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: miryclay on February 07, 2015, 12:37:13 AM
If I had to choose between the literal and the figurative with u2 I would always go with the figurative.

I'd bet my bottom dollar it is Sept 22
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on February 07, 2015, 10:28:20 AM
I received a gift subscription last week. My presale code had a line through it. Does that mean I could get a new one whenever they announce another presale?

No idea.  I've not heard of this happening to anyone.  Mine, even with the code used, is still displayed without a line through it.

My code is now displaying with a line through it.  I guess it just took them some time to update?  This is happening even though the subscription has not been renewed.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on February 07, 2015, 10:31:30 AM
If I had to choose between the literal and the figurative with u2 I would always go with the figurative.

I'd bet my bottom dollar it is Sept 22

I'm with miryclay
Especially since we know they have a recording of that performance:

http://www.u2wanderer.org/disco/sing005.html

They used Boy/Girl from that performance as a B-Side for "I Will Follow" - and that image of the cover?  That was originally used on the backside of the 1981 USA / Canada release of "I Will Follow".  :-)
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on February 07, 2015, 08:23:01 PM
If I had to choose between the literal and the figurative with u2 I would always go with the figurative.

Wise.

and that image of the cover?  That was originally used on the backside of the 1981 USA / Canada release of "I Will Follow".  :-)

Is it just me that finds it so rewarding to see an image like that restored and digitised to its best quality after seeing a 30 year old scanned copy in all its degraded glory? I love that they keep all that stuff stored somewhere to reuse in the future. How could they have possibly known all the way back then that it would be useful down the line so many years later? Unreal.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: miryclay on February 07, 2015, 09:42:52 PM
Strange that they used that image which featured Out of Control (the American single) and Boy/Girl audio from the Marquee which was issued in the UK. That US single was the early single I probably treasure the most. 
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on April 30, 2015, 05:53:36 PM
Track list announced, downloads coming soon, the set is in production:

http://www.u2.com/news/title/another-time-another-place---tracklisting?utm_source=WhatCounts%20Publicaster%20Edition

Bono's recorded a special contribution to the upcoming vinyl release 'Another Time, Another Place'.

The double 10" album, produced for U2.com subscribers, captures the band playing live at London's Marquee Club in 1980, as they took early songs on the road across Ireland and the UK.

On Side 4 of the the limited edition set, Bono looks back to September 1980, and four consecutive Mondays that the band played the famous Soho venue.

'The first Monday it was half full, the second Monday nearly full, the third Monday they had to turn people away, the fourth Monday, there were queues round the block, across the road and Wardour Street looked like an A-bomb had landed on it – we thought of it as "The Irish Invasion" – it’s incredible what a few hundred people believing in you does for your self confidence...'

Here's the track listing.

The Ocean
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
I Will Follow
An Cat Dubh - Into The Heart
A Day Without Me
The Electric Co.
Things To Make and Do
Stories For Boys
Boy Girl
Out of Control
Another Time, Another Place: U2 At The Marquee Club, September 1980 by Bono

'Another Time, Another Place' is now in production and we'll be emailing qualifying subscribers with dispatch details in the next few weeks. In May we'll also start making the tracks available to download.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on April 30, 2015, 07:16:28 PM
Track list announced, downloads coming soon, the set is in production:

...

In May we'll also start making the tracks available to download.

The email sent to subscriber also stated: "In the meantime next month you'll be able to start downloading some of the tracks."

Those lines from the news article on U2.com make it sound like all the tracks will be available to download, which is encouraging. But the line from the email sent to subscribers makes it sound like only a few tracks will be available. I hope the former is the case. I don't have a record player. And rips of vinyls don't sound as good as digital files. I'd also prefer a lossless version to be uploaded, like they did with the Achtung Baby! downloads, but if it has to be a lossy digital version, so be it.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Brad on May 01, 2015, 08:43:55 AM
Pretty vague language on the website and in the email. I do hope they make the whole thing available digitally.

If history serves, they have made all of their recent "vinyl only" releases available digitally in one form or another. Soon and Wide Awake in Europe were streamed (and pretty easy to download). Ordinary Love came with a download card. The 12" mix of Crystal Ballroom was streamed and included as a CD bonus track in Japan.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on May 01, 2015, 10:20:22 AM
The original announcement from U2.com clearly stated that "you'll also be able to download the entire set." I'm sure we'll get the full concert digitally. It might even be in the form of a code included with the vinyl set.

With the most recent emails, I got the impression that the downloads mentioned there are more like "preview tracks," sort of like they did with U22 and From the Ground Up.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: MartinTexas on May 01, 2015, 04:23:43 PM
Track list announced, downloads coming soon, the set is in production:
...
In May we'll also start making the tracks available to download.

The email sent to subscriber also stated: "In the meantime next month you'll be able to start downloading some of the tracks."

Those lines from the news article on U2.com make it sound like all the tracks will be available to download, which is encouraging. But the line from the email sent to subscribers makes it sound like only a few tracks will be available. I hope the former is the case. I don't have a record player. And rips of vinyls don't sound as good as digital files. I'd also prefer a lossless version to be uploaded, like they did with the Achtung Baby! downloads, but if it has to be a lossy digital version, so be it.
I also don't have turntable. In this times they should give for subscribers WAV or FLAC files to download.  ::)  If they really did HQ Remastering 96 kHz/24 bit files wopuld be nice gift or at least 48 kHz/ 16 bit - not only mp3s....


Pretty vague language on the website and in the email. I do hope they make the whole thing available digitally.

If history serves, they have made all of their recent "vinyl only" releases available digitally in one form or another. Soon and Wide Awake in Europe were streamed (and pretty easy to download). Ordinary Love came with a download card. The 12" mix of Crystal Ballroom was streamed and included as a CD bonus track in Japan.
Download card could also be fine with 2 versions for downoload lossy & lossless.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on May 29, 2015, 03:01:50 PM
Track list announced, downloads coming soon, the set is in production:

http://www.u2.com/news/title/another-time-another-place---tracklisting?utm_source=WhatCounts%20Publicaster%20Edition

Bono's recorded a special contribution to the upcoming vinyl release 'Another Time, Another Place'.

The double 10" album, produced for U2.com subscribers, captures the band playing live at London's Marquee Club in 1980, as they took early songs on the road across Ireland and the UK.

On Side 4 of the the limited edition set, Bono looks back to September 1980, and four consecutive Mondays that the band played the famous Soho venue.

'The first Monday it was half full, the second Monday nearly full, the third Monday they had to turn people away, the fourth Monday, there were queues round the block, across the road and Wardour Street looked like an A-bomb had landed on it – we thought of it as "The Irish Invasion" – it’s incredible what a few hundred people believing in you does for your self confidence...'

Here's the track listing.

The Ocean
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
I Will Follow
An Cat Dubh - Into The Heart
A Day Without Me
The Electric Co.
Things To Make and Do
Stories For Boys
Boy Girl
Out of Control
Another Time, Another Place: U2 At The Marquee Club, September 1980 by Bono

When I clicked on that link, it first took me to U2.com and asked me to sign-in.  It even had my username and password already in the little boxes above the SUBMIT button.  Obviously, U2.com keeps my username/password even though I do not have a current U2.com subscription.  Anyways . . . . . . after clicking on the SUBMIT button, it took me to the screen that explains the three different U2.com subscription options.  On that page, I don’t see any info about Bono’s special contribution on side 4 of the limited edition set.  I then looked for that info in the NEWS section of U2.com, but I couldn’t find it

Is there an alternative link you could provide that shows the information about Bono’s special contribution?  Don’t get wrong . . . . . I accept the information as accurate . . . . . . I’m just confused why the link is not taking me to the correct Internet screen.

OK . . . . . . so let me get this straight . . . . . . . one of the sides of one of the vinyl records has a recording of Bono talking?  That’s interesting.  I wonder how long he talks in the recording.  And I wonder if it will be on the digital download (rather than just the vinyl record).

And speaking of the digital download, we still don’t know what format it will come in, do we?
Possibility #1 -  a piece of paper inserted inside that package that holds the two 10-inch vinyl records; the piece of paper has a code that we can then use at some Internet website (this was the format for the Ordinary Love 10-inch vinyl record)
Possibility #2 - ?

So the 10 live tracks could possibly come from any of these four performances . . . . . . rather than all being from the same performance:
September 8, 1980   The Marquee Club
September 15, 1980   The Marquee Club
September 22, 1980   The Marquee Club
September 29, 1980   The Marquee Club

I finally decided to renew my U2.com subscription.  I will do it today.  I will select the double 10-inch vinyl album (rather than the North Side Story book).

I am renewing my U2.com subscription because I want the 10 live tracks.  That’s the only reason.  I won’t be keeping the vinyl records.  The U2.com content stuff means nothing to me.  I will make use of the 25% off coupon to buy a shirt at the online shop, but I could do without.  The pre-sale concert ticket code is useless to me because someone helped me buy a ticket to the Denver concert on June 6 (if she didn’t help me, I would never have been able to get a ticket; it’s just how things have been when I tried to get a ticket to a U2 concert in the past).  Having written all that, I could never have conceived that I would ever have the unique opportunity to pay $50 for 10 digital downloads.

Oops . . . . . . I made a mistake.  I initially typed "11 tracks" in my post . . . . . but it's actually 10 tracks.  In the list of tracks, I counted Another Time, Another Place as a live track. I now realize Another Time, Another Place is the name of the live album.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Nikabrik on May 29, 2015, 03:26:23 PM
Well, to be fair, that's what YOU'RE buying with $50. :)

I'M buying a limited edition 2x10" vinyl album for $50. And I received a code that helped me get GA tickets to a Chicago show. (Keep in mind that the 2xLP editions of Songs of Innocence cost about $30-35 retail, and there's bound to be way fewer copies of this Marquee set.) I'm really surprised at how many people are annoyed with U2.com providing these cool ltd. edition vinyl albums. You'd prefer another mediocre CD package like Duals or the live sets that mirrored the already-available DVDs?

At any rate, it's doesn't have to cost you $50 - you can probably turn around and sell the vinyl on eBay or somewhere similar for $30 bucks no problem!
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: slaneman on May 30, 2015, 11:26:58 PM
Is it determined now that because of Bono's comments on the forthcoming vinyl this will be the Sept 29tth gig, the last of the 4 Marquee shows?  Both U2gigs and U2tours seem to think so. I'm very impressed with the sound quality of The Ocean. I wonder if they had to bake those tapes. Someone did a fantastic job whatever they did. 320k sounds pretty strong to me.  With all those early Boy shows showing 'setlist unknown' it's truly mind boggling what the band has in their vaults. I can't wait to hear the rest of the show.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Zbych on June 11, 2015, 03:12:30 AM
11 O Clock to be next download...  according to U2.com... but no link yet in my profile

...
None was more thrilling than '11 o Clock Tick Tock', first released in May 1980, and a stand-out track on the subscriber-only live album 'Another Time Another Place.
Ahead of physical release of this double vinyl album next month, this is the second track available to download for qualifying subscribers this week.
...
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: y531ly5 on August 01, 2015, 03:11:05 AM
From my copy.

(http://i.imgur.com/wcWrk49.jpg)

Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on August 01, 2015, 04:58:17 PM
From my copy.

Does your post mean that you received the 2 vinyl records subscription gift?

I'm looking at the image you posted.  For Side 4, it has Another Time, Another Place listed.
Is that a live track from the U2 performance at the The Marquee Club in London in September 1980 . . . . . . . or is Another Time, Another Place just the title of the recording of Bono speaking?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Brad on August 01, 2015, 05:51:59 PM
It's just the title of the track with Bono talking.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on August 01, 2015, 10:48:27 PM
I got mine on Friday but I haven't taken the shrink wrap off yet. I just looked at my account on U2.com and the remainder of the tracks aren't there for downloading, so I'm guessing there's a code or coupon inside the vinyl.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on August 02, 2015, 04:49:42 AM
Thanks for the answer and the update on the arrival of the 2 vinyl records.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: miryclay on August 02, 2015, 11:52:33 AM
Guys, don't take much of what this band says at face value. They get to things when they get to things and sometimes speak from the heart or intention. Execution is another matter.

They give us a lot so let go of any fine print thinking. Ain't gonna happen.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 02, 2015, 01:21:28 PM
I got mine on Friday but I haven't taken the shrink wrap off yet. I just looked at my account on U2.com and the remainder of the tracks aren't there for downloading, so I'm guessing there's a code or coupon inside the vinyl.

There's nothing inside the vinyl for a code or a coupon.  They might be planning on putting them up after the fact.

Those who got their vinyl be happy.  I'm told that many people contacting live nation are being told that the vinyl is now on back order because of overwhelming unexpected demand.  And that it will be a few weeks before further orders are filled.  I called myself as I haven't gotten the shipment notice and was told the same thing.  Disappointing if true, since most of the demand should have been known about months ago when tickets went on sale.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 02, 2015, 01:28:48 PM
Guys, don't take much of what this band says at face value. They get to things when they get to things and sometimes speak from the heart or intention. Execution is another matter.

They give us a lot so let go of any fine print thinking. Ain't gonna happen.

It's not what the band is saying.  The offer on the website clearly states that this gift will include a downloadable copy.  It has stated that since it was first offered, and continues to do so. 

http://www.u2.com/renew#u2com-subscription-details is the details of what you are offered when you pick your subscription gift.

It clearly states: "Produced on vinyl, true to the show's original vintage, you'll also be able to digitally download the entire set. (Physical delivery in July 2015. Some tracks available to download in advance.)"

They've also included a letter with the vinyl which states that the whole thing will be able to be downloaded.

The fan club has been notoriously bad over the years.  So bad that employees of the fan club have suggested that U2 fans should be raising more of a fuss about what they are getting.  I've had enough of bad service from them over the years.  And I for one will complain if I don't get my album in a reasonable amount of time, and I'll complain again if we do not get the full album as a download. 

Live Nation is contracted to do a job for the band.  They do quite the crap job of it (they do for Madonna as well - absolute crap there too).  I don't see this as a reflection on my love for the band, or critiquing the band.  But the fan club needs to fulfill the promises that they are making.  At a price tag of $50 a year I expect them to at least fill orders with the complete product offered.

(And in this case I'm sure the full downloads will be made available soon...it's just not clear how or when...)
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on August 02, 2015, 08:51:24 PM
I got mine on Friday but I haven't taken the shrink wrap off yet. I just looked at my account on U2.com and the remainder of the tracks aren't there for downloading, so I'm guessing there's a code or coupon inside the vinyl.

There's nothing inside the vinyl for a code or a coupon.  They might be planning on putting them up after the fact.

Those who got their vinyl be happy.  I'm told that many people contacting live nation are being told that the vinyl is now on back order because of overwhelming unexpected demand.  And that it will be a few weeks before further orders are filled.  I called myself as I haven't gotten the shipment notice and was told the same thing.  Disappointing if true, since most of the demand should have been known about months ago when tickets went on sale.

Wow! No coupon in the vinyl. Yes, I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they put all the tracks on the web site for members to download.

And I agree with everything Aaron said about LiveNation... the fan club issues are their fault, not U2's. However, it would be nice if the U2 organization would throw its weight around a bit and whip the Fan Club/Live Nation into shape.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: slaneman on August 04, 2015, 11:26:06 PM
My copy shipped to an earlier address (I moved 2 months ago) but I had a change of address on file with USPS. Why did the fan club use a 2 month old address? Oh well...

I like the sound of this recording. You should turn it up loud and just be amazed how good the playing is. I've listened to untold hours of early U2 shows but nothing that sounds like this. I don't blame Bono a bit for some chest thumping on the side 4 narrative. They rip the tempos to shreds. This is fast playing. At some points Larry might be breaking furniture on stage. Side 3 with Stories For Boys, Boy/Girl, and Out of Control one after another is like an express train barely staying on the tracks. Great stuff.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Nikabrik on August 05, 2015, 12:19:02 AM
Mine just arrived, unfortunately pretty beat up in one corner. Not a big deal, but what is a bit annoying/odd is that they included printed inner sleeves for the vinyl (cool!), but left them empty and placed the records in the jacket using clear mylar sleeves, (hmm, okay, nice!), possibly because there's no way those printed sleeves are fitting inside the jacket - with or without the vinyl inside (argh.)

First I thought they must have kept the sleeves separate to preserve their condition, but now I think they accidentally made the sleeves too big and ended up just tossing them in the package like extras. Anyone else have this issue?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 05, 2015, 08:05:39 AM
@Nikabrik -- did yours come shrink wrapped?  Are the inner sleeves just loose, or were they shrinkwrapped in the center or something?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on August 05, 2015, 09:39:36 AM
I forgot about the inner printed sleeves! I'm going to have to open mine and check those out. Also, like Nikabrik, my copy is slightly bent on the top left corner.  :(

And Aaron, yes, the whole package is shrinkwrapped and it looks like the inner sleeves are simply placed loose inside the outer gatefold. But Nikabrik can probably offer more detail since he has actually already opened his.

Also, I emailed U2.com asking when the rest of the album would be available for download and got this rather unhelpful response from Hector:

Hello Don,

Thank you for contacting us!

At this time we do not have release date and times. A limited amount of tracks are ready to download from your Fan Club membership account. We suggest you check your account for updates.

Sincerely,
Hector
U2.com Team
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Nikabrik on August 05, 2015, 11:11:46 AM
It came shrink wrapped. The inner sleeves were just loose in the middle of the gatefold, yeah. And I guess that's where they'll stay, cause like I said, it felt like I was going to wreck them if I tried to squeeze them into the jacket.

I saw you mention that in the past Live Nation has replaced damaged copies, do you know where the contact info is for that? Mine is more than just slightly bent.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on August 05, 2015, 11:30:03 AM
Go to U2.com/help and make sure you're signed in to your account. There's a "contact us" area on the right side with a drop down box where you can indicate a problem with your order.

In the past they have been very helpful with replacements. I had a slight imperfection with my "From the Ground Up" book, and after contacting them about it I somehow ended up with two additional copies.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 05, 2015, 11:34:33 AM
http://u2.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/help?sourceCode=U2TWEBWWUSD

That should give you most of the links that you would need...under customer service at the bottom it gives you a link to a webform - but also contact numbers are published there. 
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on August 24, 2015, 06:30:40 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to notice that the songs have all been added digitally on the U2.com website now?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: enaul on August 25, 2015, 03:18:08 AM
The Songs are uploaded. Side D not ...
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Nikabrik on August 25, 2015, 09:12:53 AM
FYI, I tried to reach out via the contact form on U2.com/help, and a week later I got an e-mail telling me that they no longer handle the fanclub or whatever. They gave me new contact info, so something has changed on that front.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 25, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
FYI, I tried to reach out via the contact form on U2.com/help, and a week later I got an e-mail telling me that they no longer handle the fanclub or whatever. They gave me new contact info, so something has changed on that front.

Yes the U2 fan club is now being run by different people according to several reports, and the transition is underway leading to some confusion.  Madonna's fan club is going through the same thing.  It's been suggested that it is some group under ticketmaster that is going to be operating the fan club from here...but I've yet to see confirmation of that...
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on August 26, 2015, 11:12:28 AM
Finally listening to this for the first time after downloading the tracks. Considering how long ago this was recorded and how early it was in the band's career, the sound quality is nothing short of amazing. No sweaty pub show should sound this good!
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on August 27, 2015, 04:07:47 AM
Strange that they used that image which featured Out of Control (the American single) and Boy/Girl audio from the Marquee which was issued in the UK.
Out Of Control (the American single) ?
What are you referring to?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on August 27, 2015, 04:11:51 AM
Is it determined now that because of Bono's comments on the forthcoming vinyl this will be the Sept 29tth gig, the last of the 4 Marquee shows?  Both U2gigs and U2tours seem to think so.
According to the Wanderer discography, the live track Boy-Girl is from September 22, 1980
Are the 10 live tracks from Sept 22  or  Sept 29 ?
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Brad on August 27, 2015, 08:57:37 AM
Strange that they used that image which featured Out of Control (the American single) and Boy/Girl audio from the Marquee which was issued in the UK.
Out Of Control (the American single) ?
What are you referring to?

The US "I Will Follow" single has the same image on the back of the sleeve. The b-side was a live version of "Out of Control" (Boston 03/06/81).

(http://cdn.discogs.com/z0KZwURnWT73W_Of65kIuLWHZ24=/fit-in/599x590/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1489587-1223533105.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: slaneman on August 27, 2015, 11:23:43 AM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2h3pjy9.jpg)

Good question dagobah--

This is a pic from the back of my copy. Of course there is still some confusion concerning the date of the Boy-Girl B-side on the IWF single. I think Aaron will have that cleared up for the new site.

Having nothing better to do, I've been listening to the Boy-Girl B-side, its remaster, and the new version from ATAP. This has gotten me confused. I'm going to continue spotting differences and similarities. Please don't hold your breath. Fortunately I like the song and I'm used to repeated listenings trying to get the lyrics fairly straight. We all should know by now that this is U2's music and they can do whatever they want to it to make a good sounding release. Who knows the details of the ATAP original recording and the 'remaster' that we have. I'm also curious about the setlists from the 29th show that are online.

So far we have a version of Electric Co. that seems to predate usage of 'The Cry' and sounds as if Edge is holding some high note for a couple minutes during the time when Bono would do 'Send in the Clowns'. One gets a sense from the crowd that they knew it was coming. I don't blame U2 if they didn't want to pay the rights.

So far: 'the Joker is the best card'. This is on the B-side version, is not on the B-side remaster, and is on the ATAP version. There are a few lyrics differences between the ATAP and the B-side version. Curious stuff. But it really sounds great!

Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Brad on August 27, 2015, 07:17:20 PM
So far: 'the Joker is the best card'. This is on the B-side version, is not on the B-side remaster, and is on the ATAP version.

Just to add, "the Joker is the best card" is on the IWF b-side from the The Complete U2. The only digital release of that particular edit, I guess.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on August 27, 2015, 08:07:23 PM
This is a pic from the back of my copy. Of course there is still some confusion concerning the date of the Boy-Girl B-side on the IWF single. I think Aaron will have that cleared up for the new site.

The single never did have a date on it.  It just said "Live from the Marquee".  I looked at different labels from different pressings as well.  On none of them are a date.

The 2008 remaster of "Boy" had two tracks "Live from the Marquee" included.  "Boy-Girl", which was listed as the B-side to "I Will Follow" and "11 O'Clock Tick Tock".  The date for both of these given is September 22, 1980.  That is where the other date comes from.  The booklet of the deluxe set.

U2 have been known to release a hybrid audio track before.  Some of the tracks on the Elevation DVD are edits across two nights.  The same with a few tracks on "U22" - the digitally released "Unknown Caller" was from two nights at Wembley if I remember correctly.  So maybe they did use some material from another night to fill in some gaps.  I don't know.  I'll have to take a listen.  But this is what we have:

- Boy / Girl - I Will Follow B-Side - Date not given
- Boy / Girl - Boy Deluxe Remaster - Date given as September 22
- Boy / Girl - ATAP - September 29
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: dagobah on August 27, 2015, 10:29:21 PM
Wow, thanks for all the interesting feedback.  For now . . . . . . . based on what you guys are saying . . . . . . . . I will document these 10 live tracks (from the subscription gift) as September 29, 1980.   :)
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Post by: dagobah on August 30, 2015, 01:56:07 PM
This post concerns the live version of Boy-Girl
FYI, I don't have a record player so I am unable to discuss any vinyl versions of it

A
In my iTunes, I have the live digital version of Boy-Girl from the iTunes U2 digital box set (also known as The Complete U2); that live digital version of Boy-Girl is listed as:
-  Kind:  Protected AAC audio file
-  Size:  3.5 MB
-  Bit Rate:  128 kbps
As far as I know, November 2004 is when iTunes released the U2 digital box set (The Complete U2)
However, I did not buy it until May 2005

B
I have the 2-CD Remaster of Boy (released in 2008).  However, I did not import into my iTunes the live version of Boy-Girl that is on CD #2

C
I have the live digital version of Boy-Girl from the U2.com subscription gift Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee (released in 2015); that live digital version of Boy-Girl is listed as:
-  Kind:  MPEG audio file
-  Size:  7.8 MB
-  Bit Rate:  320 kbps

Between A and C above, why does A sound better?
To my ears, the difference is obvious
A sounds like I'm at the concert
C sounds like it was recorded at the concert by someone with a recording device inside their shirt and jacket; it's not a bad recording . . . . . it just sounds a little muffled

Considering the audio file information, shouldn't C sound better?
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Post by: George on August 30, 2015, 04:34:06 PM
The 2008 remaster of "Boy" had two tracks "Live from the Marquee" included.  "Boy-Girl", which was listed as the B-side to "I Will Follow" and "11 O'Clock Tick Tock".  The date for both of these given is September 22, 1980.  That is where the other date comes from.  The booklet of the deluxe set.

Actually, the title of the track as it appears in the The Complete U2 (as a b-side for I Will Follow) is "Boy/Girl (Live from London, Sep 22, 1980)", so the date was known at least at that point.  I listened to the iTunes version and the remaster version and I do think that they are the same, mainly based on the way the "picture, disco, roundabout" line is sung.  I'm not around the software right now to play them at the same time.  The newest version from Another Time, Another Place is most certainly a different performance.
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Post by: u2hmtmkmkm on September 02, 2015, 02:31:45 AM
Does anyone know where I can listen to side 4 of the second vinyl? I've downloaded the digital copies but I haven't received my vinyl yet, and don't have a way to play it anyway.
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Post by: Brad on September 03, 2015, 03:19:35 PM
Considering the audio file information, shouldn't C sound better?

Recording and mastering are much more important to sound quality than the level of compression, at least up to a point. You do start to get pretty dramatic sonic degradation from compression aritifacts if you go below 128 kbps.

You should check your iTunes account to see if you can redownload The Complete U2 at the 256 kbps bit rate. I paid $30 or so to upgrade mine when Apple first launched iTunes Plus, but I think you can probably redownload it at the higher bitrate for free now.
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Post by: dagobah on September 04, 2015, 03:26:59 AM
Considering the audio file information, shouldn't C sound better?

Recording and mastering are much more important to sound quality than the level of compression, at least up to a point. You do start to get pretty dramatic sonic degradation from compression aritifacts if you go below 128 kbps.

You should check your iTunes account to see if you can redownload The Complete U2 at the 256 kbps bit rate. I paid $30 or so to upgrade mine when Apple first launched iTunes Plus, but I think you can probably redownload it at the higher bitrate for free now.
Brad, thank you for the detailed reply.  I sincerely appreciate it.  But I'm confused about your suggestion.  My digital version of Boy-Girl from The Complete U2 (iTunes) sounds perfect!  It sounds better than the digital version from Another Time Another Place: Live At The Marquee.  Why would I want to re-download The Complete U2 from iTunes?
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Post by: Brad on September 05, 2015, 02:50:36 AM
My digital version of Boy-Girl from The Complete U2 (iTunes) sounds perfect!  It sounds better than the digital version from Another Time Another Place: Live At The Marquee.  Why would I want to re-download The Complete U2 from iTunes?

The iTunes Plus version is double the bit rate, so it is possible you would hear some slight differences. iTunes Plus is also DRM free, so the files can be transferred to non-Apple devices and you never have to worry about them becoming unplayable.
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Post by: morgan1098 on November 10, 2015, 12:42:00 PM
So, the 2014 gift only arrived a few weeks ago--but for many of us it's time to renew again before the end of the month. Does anyone know anything about the new gift? If we renew before the end of November will we just get another copy of the vinyl set? This is a dilemma I face every year.
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Post by: Aaron on November 10, 2015, 01:26:37 PM
Apparently they are supposed to be meeting this week to decide on the fan club and 'fixing' this issue is supposed to be covered.  There is an easy fix.  Announce the present on the exact same day every year. :) 

That being said, it's usually announced the last week of November - I included all of those dates when I wrote up the Fan club releases here: http://www.u2songs.com/discography/albums/ - so maybe in teh next few days there will be an answer...
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Post by: Aaron on November 10, 2015, 01:27:35 PM
that being said - i expect maybe "U2ieTour Live from Paris" - the soundtrack to the eventual DVD. 
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Post by: U2Joshua on November 12, 2015, 01:42:24 PM
That would be cool, but unprecedented, to issue a fan club release of something that new.  Mind you, your suspicion is as good a guess, as any, and it's one I would certainly welcome.

Maybe it will be a The Edge skull cap ::)?
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Post by: morgan1098 on November 12, 2015, 05:36:51 PM
Over at Interference, which can occasionally be useful when people post inside info, folks are complaining about the general chaos that is the fan club at the moment. What happened? U2.com has been notoriously bad in the past, but over the past few years, starting with U22, they really seemed to turn the ship around. But now it sounds like everything is being mismanaged again with terrible customer service, etc.

Then again, it is Interference, so it might be just a handful of very vocal people stirring up trouble.
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Post by: Aaron on November 13, 2015, 11:18:57 AM
There was a transition in the fan club earlier this year and I'm not sure how deep it went.  They cut out several old routes of communication, and seem to be disorganized now.  But they are still shipping from the same facility etc, so it's not a total change.  I just got a t-shirt from them yesterday (that i ordered in August) which came from the old address.  Only had to call twice to get it sent.  SIGH.
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Post by: Kevin on November 16, 2015, 08:52:39 PM
Renewed my U2.com sub today ahead of the Nov 19th renewal date. Still miffed that they announced the new vinyl gift just days after I renewed, and I was sent a second copy of the Northside Story. Never could get it switched. But I'm getting the vinyl now.
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Post by: Aaron on November 20, 2015, 08:05:31 AM
It's really frustrating.  I don't know why they can't fix this.  It really is a simple solution. 

1. Announce the gift on the same day each and every year.
2. If you cannot announce the gift at that time tell subscribers they will have to subscribe for an unknown future gift or give them the option to get the old.

That should fix it shouldn't it?

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Post by: morgan1098 on November 20, 2015, 05:34:42 PM
My sub expires tomorrow, so I guess I'll go ahead and resubscribe to get the discounted price. But dang.  :(
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Post by: Aaron on November 30, 2015, 05:32:54 PM
http://www.u2songs.com/news/u2.com_subscriptions_extended

Subscriptions have been extended again, much as they were in 2008.  :)  And yes, that's even for those who have resubscribed.
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Post by: morgan1098 on November 30, 2015, 05:42:04 PM
http://www.u2songs.com/news/u2.com_subscriptions_extended

Subscriptions have been extended again, much as they were in 2008.  :)  And yes, that's even for those who have resubscribed.

I renewed on Nov. 14, a day before my subscription was set to expire. Sure enough, I checked today and it says that my current subscription now expires on 31 January 2017!
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Post by: dagobah on April 22, 2016, 01:20:01 PM
The first part of this post concerns Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee (the two 10-inch Vinyl Record Live Set that U2 gave to U2.com subscribers).  My copy is still in the cardboard package it was shipped in.  I don't collect vinyl and I have finally find some free time to deal with some of my personal belongings (because I don't have space in the small apartment I just moved into).

I have listed Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee for sale on Ebay.  I'm basically giving it away.  I listed the auction with a starting price of $7.  I listed the Buy It Now price as $10.  To keep things simple, the Ebay listing does not have a shipping fee.  The money I get (from the sale) should reimburse me for the shipping and for any fees that Ebay and PayPal charge me.  I removed my name and address from the shipping labels that are on the outside of the cardboard package.  I repeat - the cardboard package is still sealed.  I will take that original cardboard package and put it in another cardboard box to offer additional protection when I ship it.

The second part of this post concerns the 60-page hardcover book from the Box Set Edition of the No Line On The Horizon album.  This book is in perfect condition.  Right now, I am listing it on Ebay with the same price and shipping info as above.

dagobah (Chris)
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Post by: morgan1098 on June 28, 2016, 03:06:05 PM
I got a notification from U2.com saying my prints are about to be shipped. I felt no excitement or anticipation whatsoever.  :/
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Post by: Aaron on June 28, 2016, 08:31:47 PM
I got a notification from U2.com saying my prints are about to be shipped. I felt no excitement or anticipation whatsoever.  :/

Yeah mine shipped last week.  Canada Post is going on strike (potentially) on Saturday and I'm not feeling any of the panic i usually would with a fan club gift in the mail and an impending strike.  Then again one of these days I may actually get around to opening that book they sent... lol.
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Post by: miryclay on July 05, 2016, 11:46:40 AM
Have you got this yet Aaron? I haven't heard of anything in Ontario.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on July 06, 2016, 01:10:09 PM
Nothing yet i'm afraid.  With the strike starting on Friday we might be waiting some time...
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Post by: morgan1098 on July 12, 2016, 01:37:00 PM
I haven't gotten mine yet either and I'm in the States. I think I got a "shipping soon" notification but not an actual shipping notice, though. I'm too lazy to look it up right now.  :)
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: Aaron on July 14, 2016, 06:21:12 AM
I haven't gotten mine yet either and I'm in the States. I think I got a "shipping soon" notification but not an actual shipping notice, though. I'm too lazy to look it up right now.  :)

I actually got mine on July 6, and a friend of mine got his yesterday here in Halifax.  Looks like they are arriving in Canada anyway.  lol
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Post by: morgan1098 on July 26, 2016, 06:51:56 PM
Fail! My package arrived and it is... a second copy of Another Time, Another Place. It's technically what I asked for because I renewed before the new gift had been announced. Ugh. This happens every year. I have like four copies of From the Ground Up because of this issue.
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Post by: Nikabrik on July 27, 2016, 12:29:24 AM
Well if you don't want it, let me know! :) When I inquired about getting a replacement for my bent copy, they told me they were all out or something. Kind of annoying, honestly... I've ordered vinyl from dozens of people and companies over the years, and this was easily the worst packaged album I ever received.
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Post by: Nikabrik on July 27, 2016, 12:45:20 AM
I have listed Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee for sale on Ebay.  I'm basically giving it away.  I listed the auction with a starting price of $7.  I listed the Buy It Now price as $10.  To keep things simple, the Ebay listing does not have a shipping fee.  The money I get (from the sale) should reimburse me for the shipping and for any fees that Ebay and PayPal charge me.  I removed my name and address from the shipping labels that are on the outside of the cardboard package.  I repeat - the cardboard package is still sealed.  I will take that original cardboard package and put it in another cardboard box to offer additional protection when I ship it.

Did this end up selling on eBay?
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Post by: dagobah on July 27, 2016, 07:47:08 AM
I have listed Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee for sale on Ebay.  I'm basically giving it away.  I listed the auction with a starting price of $7.  I listed the Buy It Now price as $10.  To keep things simple, the Ebay listing does not have a shipping fee.  The money I get (from the sale) should reimburse me for the shipping and for any fees that Ebay and PayPal charge me.  I removed my name and address from the shipping labels that are on the outside of the cardboard package.  I repeat - the cardboard package is still sealed.  I will take that original cardboard package and put it in another cardboard box to offer additional protection when I ship it.

Did this end up selling on eBay?
Yes, it did.  That was back in April.  I seem to remember it sold within one week and sold for the Buy It Now price of $10.
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Post by: Aaron on August 02, 2016, 11:11:26 AM
I renewed my subscription back in March 2016, and still haven't received my lithographs. What should I do? Contact the store?

They are still shipping them out apparently.  If you go to u2.com now a days and log in and then click on the U2 Shop link there's a new feature now.  At the bottom right hand side there's a button that says "Order Status" - I believe that's new - at least I don't remember ever being able to see it before.  I was able to go there and see the ship date for the lithographs, and how it was sent.  They started shipping at the end of June (mine went out the 29th) to addresses in North America.  With the vinyl last year, the gift started shipping at the end of July, and at the end of August a number of people were still waiting...was getting messages throughout September that copies were still arriving...

http://www.u2songs.com/news/another_time_another_place

There's also a "Contact Us" on the order history page if you feel you should have gotten them by now and want to reach someone.
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Post by: miryclay on August 03, 2016, 09:46:57 AM
I got my message of shipment today for Ontario.
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Post by: Kevin on October 18, 2016, 07:47:02 PM
Update: I did finally get the Vinyl from last year this year. It was a long wait but it happened. ;)
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Post by: miryclay on October 26, 2016, 11:46:49 AM
Anyone want to guess about this year? Roxy? Live in Paris audio?
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Post by: morgan1098 on October 26, 2016, 04:16:53 PM
Anyone want to guess about this year? Roxy? Live in Paris audio?

I would love pretty much ANY live show on CD... but I don't think that's the headspace U2.com is operating in anymore.  :(
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Post by: Aaron on October 26, 2016, 06:13:41 PM
Anyone want to guess about this year? Roxy? Live in Paris audio?

Dream Fest?  :)  Hard to say what's coming to be honest...
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Post by: morgan1098 on December 13, 2016, 09:05:29 PM
Interestingly, the preview artwork for the upcoming gift almost looks like iTunes album art.  Hmmm.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzmHzB2UoAAlurq.jpg)
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Post by: Aaron on December 15, 2016, 10:28:38 AM
Interestingly, the preview artwork for the upcoming gift almost looks like iTunes album art.  Hmmm.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzmHzB2UoAAlurq.jpg)

Or it looks like art for a CD cover?  Square is a good sign that maybe we are getting some audio?  :)
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Post by: George on December 17, 2016, 09:31:53 PM
Interestingly, the preview artwork for the upcoming gift almost looks like iTunes album art.  Hmmm.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzmHzB2UoAAlurq.jpg)

Or it looks like art for a CD cover?  Square is a good sign that maybe we are getting some audio?  :)

Following the logic, given what is printed on the square, perhaps it will be a "best of" compilation of all the fan club releases?!  I wouldn't put it past U2.com to do something like that...
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Post by: miryclay on December 20, 2016, 03:06:20 AM
That would be a bad idea. Zoo bobbleheads or bust.
Title: Re: U2.Com 2014 Membership Package.
Post by: morgan1098 on December 28, 2016, 03:50:03 PM
In light of the recent announcement, MAYBE the gift will be Joshua Tree-themed?  :)
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Post by: miryclay on December 30, 2016, 12:09:38 PM
In light of the recent announcement, MAYBE the gift will be Joshua Tree-themed?  :)

I suggested on another forum that it could be a best of live takes.

Where the Streets Have No Name: 18-Jul-97 Rotterdam
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: 28-Sep-87 New York
With or Without You: 20-Dec-87 Tempe
Bullet the Blue Sky: 3-Dec-97 Mexico City
Running to Stand Still: 27-Nov-93 Sydney
Red Hill Mining Town: N/A
In God's Country: 8-Nov-87 Denver
Trip Through Your Wires: 1987-03-08 Belfast
One Tree Hill: 31-Dec-89 Dublin
Exit: 8-Nov-87   Denver
Mothers of the Disappeared: 1998-02-06 Buenos Aires
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Post by: morgan1098 on January 13, 2017, 12:48:34 PM
I thought the point of extending memberships until the end of January was to give the Fan Club time to announce the new gift and then people could renew to get the new gift rather than getting last year's gift a second time and then having to request the new gift when it is announced.

It's mid-January. Hurry up, U2.com!!! I really don't want a second set of serigraphs.
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Post by: dagobah on January 15, 2017, 03:42:43 AM
I thought the point of extending memberships until the end of January was to give the Fan Club time to announce the new gift and then people could renew to get the new gift rather than getting last year's gift a second time and then having to request the new gift when it is announced.
I wasn't aware of that.  In my case . . . . I have avoided renewing my membership because of the cost.  Instead, I have decided to pay for a membership only if the gift was something I was interested in.  Even the concert pre-sale code wasn't an incentive for me because tickets sold-out before I ever had a chance.
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Post by: morgan1098 on January 24, 2017, 11:41:27 AM
I actually resubscribed yesterday. I realized there was an option to select a membership renewal but wait for the newly announced gift, rather than get the serigraphs again. So hopefully it'll be something good!
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Post by: dagobah on January 26, 2017, 12:54:50 AM
I realized there was an option to select a membership renewal but wait for the newly announced gift, rather than get the serigraphs again. So hopefully it'll be something good!
If it's not something good . . . . . will you still feel it was worth renewing your subscription?
If you plan to go to a concert during the new tour this year, how do you expect to buy a ticket?
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Post by: morgan1098 on January 26, 2017, 06:05:22 PM
I realized there was an option to select a membership renewal but wait for the newly announced gift, rather than get the serigraphs again. So hopefully it'll be something good!
If it's not something good . . . . . will you still feel it was worth renewing your subscription?
If you plan to go to a concert during the new tour this year, how do you expect to buy a ticket?

I'm optimistic that after a couple years of underwhelming gifts, they'll surprise us with something good again!

Tickets are also a factor. Much to my horror and dismay, the Joshua Tree tour is not coming anywhere near Colorado. However, as Ivanobe said, there's a chance we'll get more codes for an SoE tour later in the year. Fingers crossed!
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Post by: morgan1098 on February 21, 2017, 05:23:36 PM
With the revelation in MOJO that the new version of "Red Hill Mining Town" is earmarked for a "future release," I'm wondering if it will either be:
1) Another dang RSD-only vinyl
2) Part of the fan club gift for 2017

Thoughts? I guess it's always possible that it will just be a general physical or digital release, or part of a yet-to-be-announced 30th anniversary release of the full album.
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Post by: Zbych on March 09, 2017, 03:39:29 AM
So everything is clear now that they have announced the JT30 package, no UBER this time, but kind of silly to have another re-release almost without any really new outtake etc.

What is new?

CD2 - Live at Madison Square Garden 1987 (known from Wolfgang Vault):

Where The Streets Have No Name
I Will Follow
Trip Through Your Wires
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
MLK
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
In God's Country
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Exit
October
New Year's Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
With Or Without You
Party Girl
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (R&H version)
"40"

tracks that in a traditional manner have been omitted from this show Spanish Eyes, UnFire & Bad

CD3 – The Joshua Tree 2017 Remixes

One Tree Hill 2017 Remix (St Francis Hotel)
Bullet the Blue Sky 2017 Remix (Jacknife Lee)
Running To Stand Still 2017 Remix (Daniel Lanois)
Red Hill Mining Town 2017 Mix (Steve Lillywhite)
With or Without You 2017 Remix (Daniel Lanois)
Where The Streets Have No Name 2017 Remix (Flood)

CD4 - The Joshua Tree B-sides / Outtakes

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Lillywhite Alternative Mix ’87
One Tree Hill Reprise 2017
...
and the rest is like JT20 edition

They could have at least gone for DEMO versions (we all know cool Sweetest Thing demo).
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Post by: morgan1098 on March 09, 2017, 10:57:48 AM
I've never used my 25% off coupon in the U2 store before, but I'll probably do it for the 4CD release. I'm a sucker for The Joshua Tree. Take my money again, U2!

The "One Tree Hill Reprise" is probably the "Oh great ocean..." section at the end of the song. I can see how Eno could take that and make it even more ambient and atmospheric. It might be the "new" track I'm looking forward to the most.

EDIT: Nevermind! The coupon code can't be used on any of the JT new releases. Of course.
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Post by: slaneman on March 09, 2017, 08:45:31 PM
It's deja vu all over again

http://u2wanderer.org/rtss/index.php?topic=958.0

I wonder if U2 had to pay to release their own show. I assume they certainly
have their own sounboard anyway. Too bad they cut Bad and TUF which are always 2 of my fav live tracks.
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Post by: MartinTexas on March 13, 2017, 03:39:08 PM
I wonder if U2 had to pay to release their own show. I assume they certainly
have their own sounboard anyway. Too bad they cut Bad and TUF which are always 2 of my fav live tracks.

Too bad that they cut Spanish Eyes! It's song from TJT single - how it is possible???  :-\ It was close to release on U22 and Edge's Picks, but once again missed...


If we talk about complete setlist - not only WTSHNN (Single Edit) was not included, but also Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix). They add so many new mixes (don't know how long this one are  :( ), but didn't remember about this from 2012. Sad, and stupid fan politics. They don't care about quality of thier reeditions. Wheare is R&H reedition??
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Post by: morgan1098 on March 16, 2017, 12:17:34 PM
Now that this huge box set has been announced, I'm even more curious about the 2017 Fan Club gift. For one thing, it was supposed to be announced early in the year, and it's almost April now. Hmmm.

I'm still betting on something Joshua Tree-related. But what? Best case for me would be another live show on CD... but a full show on 2CDs, not an edited show like in the box. And surely they won't insult us with more prints/lithographs, since those, too, are being put in the box set.
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Post by: dagobah on May 15, 2017, 03:41:48 AM
I have a question about the audio of Bono from Side 2 of the second vinyl record of Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee.  I figured . . . . . . by now, someone would have transferred the audio (from that vinyl) into a digital form and then uploaded it to YouTube.  I just searched YouTube and I couldn't find it; however, it is possible I didn't use the correct search term on YouTube.  Does anyone know if audio of it is available on the Internet?
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Post by: U2Joshua on May 15, 2017, 12:11:11 PM
I have a question about the audio of Bono from Side 2 of the second vinyl record of Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee.  I figured . . . . . . by now, someone would have transferred the audio (from that vinyl) into a digital form and then uploaded it to YouTube.  I just searched YouTube and I couldn't find it; however, it is possible I didn't use the correct search term on YouTube.  Does anyone know if audio of it is available on the Internet?

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