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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2014, 02:47:56 PM »
When you get it can you please confirm for me if it's got the extra UPC on it as the pics above show?  I've seen that on all of the Amoeba ones I've been able to identify but it doesn't seem to have shown up on the other copies.  Makes the Amoeba one a bit distinct from the New York ones I think...

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« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2014, 09:54:32 PM »
Sent you a message on this, but yes, my Amoeba copy has two UPC stickers on it. The one underneath has a black magic marker line through the barcode, like many promo copies do. My guess is that these were originally intended as free promo copies, but when the decision was made to pursue Grammy eligibility, they printed up new UPC stickers so that the LP would be "scannable" at a retail store.

And yes, from what I can see on ebay, the Looney Tunes copies only have one sticker without any magic marker on it, thus not requiring a second sticker. Strange!
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« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2014, 08:44:45 PM »
So, in the U.S., weekly ads for retailers are out. Target doesn't even show the new album, and Best Buy shows $14.99 for the Deluxe Edition, but no mention of exclusive tracks. Uh oh...where'd the retailer exclusive tracks end up?

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« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2014, 09:03:27 AM »
My guess is that they scrapped the idea of retail exclusive tracks and just gave everyone the same thing. The bonus CD already has ten songs on it (11 if you count Invisible). How much more could they add?

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2014, 09:38:26 AM »
So, in the U.S., weekly ads for retailers are out. Target doesn't even show the new album, and Best Buy shows $14.99 for the Deluxe Edition, but no mention of exclusive tracks. Uh oh...where'd the retailer exclusive tracks end up?

Target is listing a deluxe version on the US website, which has the UPC that matches that being sold elsewhere. 

Haven't heard anything further about the bonus tracks...or what they might have been.

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« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2014, 10:24:29 AM »
So, in the U.S., weekly ads for retailers are out. Target doesn't even show the new album, and Best Buy shows $14.99 for the Deluxe Edition, but no mention of exclusive tracks. Uh oh...where'd the retailer exclusive tracks end up?

Is next week's Best Buy ad online somewhere? The ad for this week doesn't mention the U2 album, as far as I can see.

http://deals.bestbuy.com/?category=featured+deals

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2014, 12:59:02 PM »
Fourth screenshot in the first post:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=249508

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« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2014, 01:31:02 PM »
Thanks God Part II.

I actually had a discussion with a guy at Billboard about possible retail exclusive tracks. He was getting ready to attend a Universal product showcase and said he'd get back to me, but I haven't heard anything yet.  I'm guessing if there was "big news" he would have let me know by now.

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« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2014, 03:20:22 PM »
U2.com is giving away 12 copies of the elusive white label vinyl:
http://www.u2.com/news/title/vinyl-special

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2014, 01:18:45 PM »
Stephen Erlewine of All Music says that the "acoustic sessions" on Disc 2 are actually a SINGLE TRACK, running 22:49.  He says the songs "aren't strictly acoustic," either.

I'm hoping this "single track" nonsense is just limited to promo copies.   :-\

https://twitter.com/sterlewine/status/519228352650313728

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« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2014, 07:52:35 PM »
Maybe this idea of a single track incorporating multiple songs is part of the new delivery service U2 is working on with Apple, being that they're talking about how to get people to listen to entire albums instead of just singles.

I'm excited by this acoustic session of multiple songs. It sounds like it could be a case of a producer hitting record while the band jammed in a studio, playing a handful of songs from their album, warts and all, without extra effects, without changing instruments and maybe only stopping briefly to discuss ideas about how to play the songs. I'm obviously using a bit of poetic license in my idea, but remaining hopeful.

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2014, 10:50:31 AM »

I'm excited by this acoustic session of multiple songs. It sounds like it could be a case of a producer hitting record while the band jammed in a studio, playing a handful of songs from their album, warts and all, without extra effects, without changing instruments and maybe only stopping briefly to discuss ideas about how to play the songs. I'm obviously using a bit of poetic license in my idea, but remaining hopeful.

I agree, but there's no reason they couldn't take a single, 22-minute session and divide it up into separate tracks on the CD. It would be no different than a live concert album that has the tracks divided.

EDIT: Nevermind, U2Valencia just tweeted a photo of the physical deluxe edition and it only has five tracks listed:
1. Lucifer's Hands
2. Crystal Ballroom
3. Acoustic Sessions
4. Troubles (Alternative Version)
5. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight (Tchad Blake)
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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2014, 12:01:13 PM »
Promos of 'the Miracle...' are showing up now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/U2-THE-MIRACLE-of-JOEY-RAMONE-One-Track-French-Promo-CD-/261613585650?pt=UK_CDsDVDs_CDs_CDs_GL&hash=item3ce96284f2

I'm not the seller though...

They've been showing up for a couple of weeks now.  Brad tweeted the cover image of the french promo when it first appeared on the U2W account. 

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Re: New U2 album SONGS OF INNOCENCE
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2014, 12:03:18 PM »
Maybe this idea of a single track incorporating multiple songs is part of the new delivery service U2 is working on with Apple, being that they're talking about how to get people to listen to entire albums instead of just singles.

I'm excited by this acoustic session of multiple songs. It sounds like it could be a case of a producer hitting record while the band jammed in a studio, playing a handful of songs from their album, warts and all, without extra effects, without changing instruments and maybe only stopping briefly to discuss ideas about how to play the songs. I'm obviously using a bit of poetic license in my idea, but remaining hopeful.

They are still appearing for purchase individually at amazon.com in digital form.  So I guess I'll be adding that to the discography as individual songs and then making a note about the CD containing one long track.  Hoping that it's split in some countries out there...there's been editing differences in the past...