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Discography & Releases / Single vs. EP
« Last post by BlueBlue on December 11, 2021, 05:18:38 AM »
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.
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Discography & Releases / Re: Achtung Baby at 30
« Last post by u2expert on December 03, 2021, 10:42:45 PM »
Finally, Achtung Baby (2018 Remastered) is available digitally in lossless (FLAC) format.

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) at 96kHz / 24bit FLAC available at HDtracks.com
20% Off - Use Code = HIRESDEC20
Code can be used multiple times. Valid through 12/5/21 11:59 PM EST

Achtung Baby (30th Anniversary Edition) at 44kHz / 16bit FLAC (CD quality audio) available at 7digital.com

Cheers,
u2expert
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Discography & Releases / Re: Achtung Baby at 30
« Last post by u2expert on November 26, 2021, 04:45:54 PM »
Anyone heard if we're getting a hi-res audio release for Achtung Baby 30th Anniversary (2018 Remastered)!

Cheers,
u2expert
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Discography & Releases / Re: Achtung Baby at 30
« Last post by Aaron on October 18, 2021, 06:57:46 PM »
We added a bit more information here:
https://www.u2songs.com/news/upcoming/

Told it's likely going to be a vinyl pressing. Limited in nature. Probably coloured vinyl.
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Discography & Releases / Achtung Baby at 30
« Last post by osullic on October 10, 2021, 11:34:34 AM »
https://www.u2songs.com/news/rumours_achtung_baby_at_30
says...
"Expect an announcement late in August in regards to full details of the plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the album."

I wonder if there's any update on this? Or if it's been shelved like so much else recently.
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Discography & Releases / Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Last post by dagobah on October 07, 2021, 07:05:05 AM »
I ended up purchasing [from the iTunes Store] 14 of the 40 tracks of the Citizen Penn Soundtrack, including the track that features Bono . . . . . Eden (To Find Love).  I throw them into a playlist with a bunch of other music . . . . . and I enjoy them on my hikes in the Yellowstone wilderness.

On a separate note . . . . . concerning the 3 live versions of Gloria on the November 2021 Record Store Day/Black Friday 12-Inch Vinyl Record of Gloria [celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release] . . . . . it got me curious to see if there were any obvious differences in the way Gloria was played in 2005 and in 2015.  If there was something appealing to me, then I want to add that live version of Gloria to my iTunes library.

Since one of the live Gloria tracks is from the Boston May 26, 2005 concert [of the Vertigo Tour] . . . . . I decided I would watch the performance of Gloria on my Vertigo 2005 Live From Chicago DVD set.  I was shocked to see that Gloria is not on the DVD.

Since one of the other live Gloria tracks is from the London October 29, 2015 concert [of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour] . . . . . I decided I would watch the performance of Gloria on my iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live In Paris DVD set.  Again . . . . . I was shocked to see that Gloria is not on the DVD.

Based on researching my U2 DVD sets, I discovered . . . . . live performances of Gloria are only featured on 2 of the U2 DVD releases:
-  Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky
-  eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Live In Berlin

For me, the Red Rocks version of Gloria appears to be performed the same way as the one live audio file of Gloria that I have in my iTunes library [which is from London, December 6, 1982].  My audio file was imported from CD#2 of the October re-release and I love it.

For the Berlin version . . . . . . it appears to be performed a little slower, which I love.  But then Bono does a few things that annoy me.  During the second set of in te domine Gloria exultate lyics . . . . . . he stops singing and lets the crowd sing.  What the fuck!  I realize it's only for a few seconds, but his voice cuts out . . . . . and it just sounds incomplete.

And then later, while Edge and Adam are playing guitar . . . . . . Bono chimes in with the local Dublin neighborhood info about Edge, Adam and Larry.  Yeah, it takes only a few seconds but . . . . . . it distracts from my enjoyment of hearing Edge and Adam playing their guitars.  So I'm not going to extract Gloria from the Berlin DVD.

I don't expect to buy the November 2021 Record Store Day/Black Friday Gloria release because I don't collect vinyl records.  Even if a record store in Idaho Falls, Idaho [90 minutes away from where I live] gets a copy, which I doubt, I wouldn't have a way to extract the audio from the vinyl record.  I guess I can try to find a good audio file of Gloria [from 2005 or 2015] on the u2start website and download it.  But this will take some time.

OK, 24 hours later . . . . . . after some time-consuming research . . . . . I finally downloaded [from u2start.com] a great live version of Gloria from the Saitama, Japan Dec 5 2019 concert.  The recording sounds great.  I love that this performance of Gloria is a little slower than the live versions from the 1980s.  And Bono keeps his comments [during the song] to a minimum, which allows me to really enjoy the guitar playing.  I have now added it to my iTunes library and I'm so happy.

Good luck to anyone searching for the November 2021 Record Store Day/Black Friday 12-Inch Vinyl Record of Gloria.
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Discography & Releases / We Are the People (Orchestra)
« Last post by Aaron on July 12, 2021, 06:03:31 PM »
For those who watched the finale of the Euro 2020 Championship game yesterday you would have heard an orchestral version of "We Are the People" - and while it's not been released anywhere we are aware of it has leaked out, with this version being posted a week before the finale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYoRRPWUlK0
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by u2lemonman on June 27, 2021, 09:17:47 AM »
Just a heads up for those interested.

Recently I had the pleasure to sit down with someone who works closely with U2 and they were able to fill in a number of blanks on the recent U2 album campaign.  Over the next few days I'm going to be adding a bunch of things to the discography which we didn't know about when the album was released.  This includes new mixes of "The Blackout", "Summer of Love", and "Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way."

https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_love_is_bigger_than_anything_in_its_way_promotional_relase

You will notice a number of mixes previously listed as "unknown sources" are now listed as official releases. These were issued, just through means we didn't know about.

Update: Added in the promotional release of "The Blackout" that we missed back in 2017
https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_the_blackout_promotional_release
Thanks Aaron I don`t know how you get time for all this but we all appreciate it  :)
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by Aaron on June 25, 2021, 06:59:47 AM »
Just a heads up for those interested.

Recently I had the pleasure to sit down with someone who works closely with U2 and they were able to fill in a number of blanks on the recent U2 album campaign.  Over the next few days I'm going to be adding a bunch of things to the discography which we didn't know about when the album was released.  This includes new mixes of "The Blackout", "Summer of Love", and "Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way."

https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_love_is_bigger_than_anything_in_its_way_promotional_relase

You will notice a number of mixes previously listed as "unknown sources" are now listed as official releases. These were issued, just through means we didn't know about.

Update: Added in the promotional release of "The Blackout" that we missed back in 2017
https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_the_blackout_promotional_release
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Discography & Releases / Re: SOE Additional Non-Album "Official" Tracks/Videos
« Last post by Aaron on June 20, 2021, 08:16:25 AM »
Just a heads up for those interested.

Recently I had the pleasure to sit down with someone who works closely with U2 and they were able to fill in a number of blanks on the recent U2 album campaign.  Over the next few days I'm going to be adding a bunch of things to the discography which we didn't know about when the album was released.  This includes new mixes of "The Blackout", "Summer of Love", and "Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way."

https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_love_is_bigger_than_anything_in_its_way_promotional_relase

You will notice a number of mixes previously listed as "unknown sources" are now listed as official releases. These were issued, just through means we didn't know about.
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