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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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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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