Author Topic: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE  (Read 108579 times)

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2014, 03:51:20 AM »
Yeesh. And I thought full-frontal Adam on some covers of ACHTUNG BABY was controversial. Strange, strange cover.
Strange?  Yes, I agree.

But it could have been even more strange.  What if it had been a photo of Bono hugging his daughter Eve . . . . . and she was not wearing a shirt?    :o

I didn't even know Larry had a son.  In fact, I hardly know anything about their personal lives.

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2014, 10:25:49 AM »
THE VINYL IS OUT THERE. Here's what looks like an official "gold label" promo vinyl that someone picked up at Amoeba Records over the weekend:






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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2014, 12:43:12 PM »
I think Aaron is going to get on the phone with Amoeba to get the low-down on this, but the current rumor at the Steve Hoffman forums (where lots of music industry insider types post) is that this is an Amoeba exclusive limited to only 100 copies! They put it in stores early to qualify for the Grammys.  :(

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2014, 01:42:46 PM »
I just scored a copy of this by phone from the Amoeba store in San Francisco.  The girl told me that it is definitely a WHITE LABEL, not gold. In looking again at the photos above, I think that's the case. The lighting is just bad, thus giving the photos a "gold" look.

Anyway, I should have it in a couple days.  I don't even collect U2 vinyl but I'm currently having such a resurgence of U2 fan mania that I couldn't resist.

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2014, 02:50:08 PM »
Let's see, only 100 copies for sale, maybe another 100 for industry types...doesn't have the extra song so it's a unique track list...

Congrats! That just might get more valuable in the coming years.  ;D


Update: Apparently it's available on the east coast at other Indie stores. They're calling it a 'test pressing' ? So there has to be more than 100 copies for sale. But still quite a collectable.
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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2014, 03:33:15 PM »
Yes. From the photos here it looks identical to what Amoeba has:
http://ltcds.com/general-information/u2-lp-test-pressing-for-songs-of-innocence/

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2014, 03:36:28 PM »
You gotta drive to NY for the Loony ones.  :P

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2014, 03:08:22 PM »
The white label is going for crazy, ridiculous, astonishing prices on ebay right now. Three auctions:

$710.00 with 5 hours remaining
$530.00 with 1 day, 18 hours remaining
$399.00 with 2 days, 15 hours remaining

 :o

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2014, 03:44:12 PM »
Second auction just finished. Over $1000.
Wow.

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« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2014, 04:58:16 PM »
Second auction just finished. Over $1000.
Wow.

Now I really hope that this turns out to be (part of) the U2.com subscriber gift.  It'd be funny.

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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2014, 06:29:40 PM »
First two copies on ebay went for $200 and $250.  That was on Monday before the news was really out there.

Since then the lowest price was $700US, and the high $1007.58 with six in this range (although one is a buy it now that was ended early so not sure what price was offered...)  There's a couple of current auctions I've seen over the $1000 mark as well. 

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2014, 09:02:04 PM »
Yeah, there was a buy it now the first day for $200. Should have gone for it.  :P

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2014, 08:22:02 AM »
Here is what looks like an official promo for The Miracle:

eBay item number:281456945906

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2014, 09:36:27 AM »
Yes, I've got one of those "The Miracle" promos sitting here on my desk right now, and it came from a legitimate source.  It's just a CDR that's been printed with information, and a really low quality cardboard case.  The label in France seems to be putting these out still, where as most promos have moved to a digital delivery format with this release.

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2014, 12:04:21 PM »
My wife just called to inform me that the vinyl arrived. Thankfully the mailman didn't try to stuff it in the small mailbox.  :)