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Discography & Releases / About U2Songs
« Last post by Aaron on Today at 09:15:06 AM »
Hi All --

Its been a while since we relaunched in 2014. Just a quick reminder about a few things:

* This forum is associated with U2Songs.com as it was with U2Wanderer.org before it.
* Many of the stories posted to the main site do not make it here, so we do suggest you follow the main site as well.
* The crew here at U2Songs includes the following people: Aaron Sams, Brad Hood, Don Morgan, George Dias, Harry Kantas. We also list Carl Uebelhart and Mike Long as staff and they still have full access to the site, but both have chosen to retire from the day-to-day operation of things. You can view the current staff profiles here: https://www.u2songs.com/about/
* The U2Songs site does not have downloads available of any audio or video material. Any video or audio content is embedded from other sources which are not under our control.
* U2Songs.com does have a license to reprint U2 lyrics, granted to us by Universal Music in 2005.

When we dialed back on U2Wanderer.org in 2009, we took five years to rebuild the main site, introducing a number of new content areas, and completely re-investigating things. That new site at U2Songs has been in operation for four years now. Some areas remain incomplete, and we are currently adding images to the discography on a daily basis. We operate on a number of social media platforms and invite you to follow us on those if you use the services:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/U2Songs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/U2Songs
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/u2songscom/ (Our newest addition)
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_sal6I_eklusmNj1JlBX7w

We also offer an RSS news feed for those who are familiar with using those feeds: http://www.u2songs.com/news/rss/
You can also contact us via email: contact@u2wanderer.org (Yes, we still use the old site in some ways, and will continue for now)

We are working on two major new site additions which should happen in the near future. Once the tour ends in November we will have a bit of additional time to work on these things. We also have several new features we are adding in the Songs section, the Discography section, and are working on some improvements to the news section.

I started the discography in 1988 in pen and paper, and moved it online in April 1995. We believe that makes us the oldest, continually operated U2 website.

And one more thing -- a big thank you to all of you here in the forums for helping out, giving us leads, sending us information, and giving us your thoughts. One just has to go back through the 15 years of posts here to find a treasure trove of U2 information. It truly has been one of the more valuable sources of information as we have worked on the current site.
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Paul Oakenfold MIx of Love is All We Have Left:
https://www.u2songs.com/news/paul_oakenfold_remix_of_love_is_all_we_have_left

At this point not officially released.  Not sure it will be based on some discussions I have had. 
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by George on October 18, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
The Tweaka Turner Nu-Trance Mix mix can now be heard on SounCloud here.
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Discography & Releases / Re: Message to Souris
« Last post by Aaron on October 18, 2018, 05:35:25 AM »
In the discography it says that the poem was written by Bono. This is wrong. The poem is called the “Black Cat” and was written by Rainer Maria Rilke.

fixed it this morning. Thanks for the catch.  The credits at Qobuz list Bono as the writer. No credit is given to Rilke.
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Discography & Releases / Re: Message to Souris
« Last post by BlueBlue on October 18, 2018, 01:10:50 AM »
In the discography it says that the poem was written by Bono. This is wrong. The poem is called the “Black Cat” and was written by Rainer Maria Rilke.
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Discography & Releases / Re: New Reissues.
« Last post by morgan1098 on October 17, 2018, 11:03:47 AM »
One might think that as professionals that one might try to avoid doing this.  As someone who dabbles in audio things on a recreational basis, I do it myself, and it's easy, so I'm genuinely confused as to why this happens on recordings that have so much money invested in them.

Probably because most people's ears can't tell the difference, no matter what the waveforms say. The few people who still buy CDs at all will likely import them into iTunes or some other digital library, and the common wisdom is that "louder" albums sound better when they are converted into lossy formats.

I'm not defending this practice. I'm just saying that it's the standard now and it happens too often to just be a matter of sloppy or careless mastering. It's intentional. And again, most of the music buying public doesn't even know there is such a thing as the "loudness wars."
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Discography & Releases / Message to Souris
« Last post by Aaron on October 17, 2018, 08:59:17 AM »
Bono reading a poem to a dead cat, on an answering machine while "An Cat Dubh" is synched up in the background.

https://www.u2songs.com/discography/various_artists_souris_calle_album

100 copy deluxe edition in pink, white and black vinyl signed by the artist? 1500.00€
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Discography & Releases / Re: New Reissues.
« Last post by George on October 17, 2018, 07:56:15 AM »
One might think that as professionals that one might try to avoid doing this.  As someone who dabbles in audio things on a recreational basis, I do it myself, and it's easy, so I'm genuinely confused as to why this happens on recordings that have so much money invested in them.
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Discography & Releases / Re: New Reissues.
« Last post by Brad on October 17, 2018, 01:22:56 AM »
So here is an example from the WAV file and from the SHM-CD of "All Because of You." You can see that clipping is present in both. So I'm not sure they actually prevented any clipping when they mastered the SHM-CD. They may have just taken an already clipped signal and reduced the amplitude slightly, but that wouldn't eliminate the distortion.

 
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Discography & Releases / Re: New Reissues.
« Last post by Panama Jack on October 16, 2018, 11:30:44 AM »
Thank you all for the very insightful responses!!
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