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Discography & Releases / 2022 U2.com subscription gift Achtung Baby 30 Live
« Last post by dagobah on March 07, 2022, 05:31:44 PM »
As Aaron mentioned on u2songs.com . . . . . of all the tracks on Achtung Baby . . . . . the track So Cruel has been played live the least number of times.  I wonder if a "full song" live version of So Cruel will be on the Achtung Baby 30 Live CD Set.  I hope so.
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by Aaron on February 21, 2022, 08:33:05 AM »
I decided to post in this forum thread rather than start a new thread.
Question #1  The U2 YouTube channel has a video of Bono and Edge performing a unique version of Sunday Bloody Sunday and the video is titled Bono & The Edge - Sunday Bloody Sunday - January 30 2022.  I can extract the audio from the YouTube video but before I do that . . . . . does anyone know if U2 will be releasing it as an audio file that can be purchased?

Question #2  Concerning the Climb With Charlie Campaign and the Crazy Mountain mix of I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight . . . . . does anyone know if U2 will be releasing the mix as an audio file that can be purchased?

Neither of these are planned for release that I'm aware of. The second is a 1-minute mix of the song taken from the album version, done specifically for the ad campaign and isn't even a full song. The other was a performance to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday massacre, and if they were going to release it, I would have expected it to have been done already.
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by dagobah on February 08, 2022, 04:58:17 AM »
I decided to post in this forum thread rather than start a new thread.
Question #1  The U2 YouTube channel has a video of Bono and Edge performing a unique version of Sunday Bloody Sunday and the video is titled Bono & The Edge - Sunday Bloody Sunday - January 30 2022.  I can extract the audio from the YouTube video but before I do that . . . . . does anyone know if U2 will be releasing it as an audio file that can be purchased?

Question #2  Concerning the Climb With Charlie Campaign and the Crazy Mountain mix of I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight . . . . . does anyone know if U2 will be releasing the mix as an audio file that can be purchased?
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Discography & Releases / Re: Will There Ever Be DE's or SDE's of R&H or Pop?
« Last post by sawheaton on January 28, 2022, 08:24:44 AM »

I don't know about Canada or Europe . . . . . but in the U.S., a 25th anniversary seems more relevant.  To me, a 30th anniversary sounds stupid.  Looking at the pattern, I wonder if they will release . . . . . . in 2024 . . . . . a 20th anniversary edition of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.

My guess is they aren't trying to celebrate any particular anniversary. Likely has more to do with what their work schedule is like and how they can promote it. For example when they did the release of Boy/October/War during the Vertigo tour they routinely played those songs as part of the setlist. That one also saw several other artists doing covers of those early U2 songs. Do you think it was coincidence that in 2009 they do an anniversary release of The Unforgettable Fire and on the 360 tour play a couple songs from the album every night? Then in 2011 when they come back for a second round of 360 it is basically and AB tour with I think sometimes more AB songs played than NLOTH. Coincidence again that they released the AB 20th Anniversary packages? For TJT they just plain created a whole tour for the album. For ATYCLB they obviously couldn't tour so it fit a space of putting something out there in an otherwise dead zone. Likely just a project to work on while everybody was taking a COVID vacation and stepping back from touring for a few years. 
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Discography & Releases / Re: Will There Ever Be DE's or SDE's of R&H or Pop?
« Last post by dagobah on January 27, 2022, 08:42:12 AM »
From what I understand they won't touch Rattle and Hum unless Paramount is on board. There's too much risk in doing anything with it if Paramount wants to get pissy.

Pop? While I'd love to see it I've been told not to hold my breath. That it's so far down on the list of things they'd consider that it's probably never going to happen.
I'm not too upset about the Rattle And Hum situation . . . . . . but I am pretty disappointed about the Pop situation.  If a 25th Anniversary Edition of Pop were being released in 2022, we would know by now.

The "anniversary" releases are all over the place:
The Unforgettable Fire - 25th
The Joshua Tree - 20th and 30th
Achtung Baby - 20th and 30th
All That You Can't Leave Behind - 20th

I don't know about Canada or Europe . . . . . but in the U.S., a 25th anniversary seems more relevant.  To me, a 30th anniversary sounds stupid.  Looking at the pattern, I wonder if they will release . . . . . . in 2024 . . . . . a 20th anniversary edition of How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb.
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Discography & Releases / Re: Will There Ever Be DE's or SDE's of R&H or Pop?
« Last post by Aaron on January 25, 2022, 08:14:32 PM »
From what I understand they won't touch Rattle and Hum unless Paramount is on board. There's too much risk in doing anything with it if Paramount wants to get pissy.

Pop? While I'd love to see it I've been told not to hold my breath. That it's so far down on the list of things they'd consider that it's probably never going to happen.
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Discography & Releases / Will There Ever Be DE's or SDE's of R&H or Pop?
« Last post by Panama Jack on January 03, 2022, 04:50:23 PM »
Okay, so the boys have released several Deluxe Editions and Super Deluxe Editions of certain albums over the years. The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby have even now gotten 2 SDE's each.

I was thrilled to get a somewhat unexpected SDE of ATYCLB (even if it could have been done better), and one can assume that with Vertigo, CoBL, and other classic staples that HTDAAB will get a DE or even SDE someday.

But what about Rattle & Hum and Pop? Will they EVER get some DE or SDE love? There are some truly amazing B-sides and remixes from that era that deserve to be collected as boxed sets.  I think the R&H film is bogged down by rights issues, but what about doing a release of just the music from that era? And will U2 ever revisit Pop besides a remastered vinyl?
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Discography & Releases / Re: Single vs. EP
« Last post by Aaron on December 20, 2021, 08:17:25 PM »
I am wondering about the distinction you guys are making between EPs and Singles. The discography on the main site has both categories, however, classifying a release seems to be a bit erratic.

If you look at the discography entry for "Trilogy" it says "This three track digital EP was issued as a single on digital storefronts and streaming platforms (...) But those three remixes were released to streaming services on November 13, 2020 as a standalone EP titled Trilogy."

What is the criteria you are applying to classifying a release as a single or as en EP?

Thanks for clarifying.

Generally we are listing things as an EP if they have a unique title from the songs contained within, but aren’t full album length.

i.e. Trilogy has a unique name and isn’t named after any of the songs on it.

It’s a new section we set up and we have been attempting to get back to it. It’s been a bit chaotic and right now there’s several things that need some updates. I’ll have some news about why the page has been ignored of late in the new year.
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Lyrics Transcriptions / Re: Live From Berlin, Nov. 13. 2018 U2.com Stream
« Last post by Aaron on December 20, 2021, 08:10:39 PM »


!. Gloria- What street or section did Adam live on in Malahide?
Bono says “from the ? Malahide?”

2. At the end of Get Out of Your Own Way B says
“blessed are the birds in the zoo and the birds in the ?

There might be one or two other question marks I've forgotten already. :)
This appears to be Mike's last forum post.  I'm shocked he's no longer with us.  Mike helped me with several questions in the past and I am sincerely grateful for his kindness.

He’s going to be missed around these parts. It’s been a bit quiet in general. Hope all is well there.
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Lyrics Transcriptions / Re: Live From Berlin, Nov. 13. 2018 U2.com Stream
« Last post by dagobah on December 16, 2021, 06:54:42 AM »


!. Gloria- What street or section did Adam live on in Malahide?
Bono says “from the ? Malahide?”

2. At the end of Get Out of Your Own Way B says
“blessed are the birds in the zoo and the birds in the ?

There might be one or two other question marks I've forgotten already. :)
This appears to be Mike's last forum post.  I'm shocked he's no longer with us.  Mike helped me with several questions in the past and I am sincerely grateful for his kindness.
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