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Artificial Horizon
« on: February 26, 2015, 12:50:38 PM »
Did anyone miss getting a copy of Artificial Horizon on triple purple vinyl?  Anyone still looking for this?

http://u2.fanfire.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/product?sourceCode=U2CFCMWWUSD&sku=U2T48947

So much for the original "ARTIFICIAL HORIZON on triple vinyl is available for a strictly limited period. This one-off vinyl edition of Artificial Horizon will be pressed up on MAY 14th 2010, the day orders close, and mailed to customers immediately after manufacturing."

The original website claimed it was "only available until May 14".

I successfully ordered one.  No digital download of "Unknown Caller" though so don't expect one.



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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 12:58:25 PM »
??? This is like when new copies of Zoo TV Live suddenly turned up a couple years ago at the fan club. But yeah, this is even weirder because at least Zoo TV Live wasn't limited to "one day only."

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 01:07:59 PM »
It wasn't limited to one day only.  They took orders up to May 14th.  So it was available for a number of weeks to pre-order. 

The third line on this page was pretty descriptive though.  (above the photo)
http://artificialhorizon.u2.com/

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 02:02:51 PM »
I never got the LP version of this. What are those things with snippets of the original single covers? Are those the three inner sleeves for the vinyl?


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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 02:30:27 PM »
yes those are the inner sleeves which house each vinyl.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 03:11:48 PM »
Purchased! Thanks so much for the heads up, this is fantastic.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 04:19:29 PM »
I waited until mine shipped before I put up the notice.  Wanted to make sure the order didn't get cancelled and that I hadn't found some bug.  But no.  Shipped to me just fine.  :)  Wait is on for it to arrive.  Glad I could help.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 07:27:25 AM »
Mine arrived!! Sealed and in great condition. Came from the UK.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 09:59:45 PM »
I never bought this one because I have most of the songs already throughout the years but it is a nice companion piece to Melon. I understand Aaron's frustration about the limitedness of this but U2.com have done other frustrating things over time. I resubscribed last week to them and didn't get any new presale codes and if I had used an alias I would have been able to access to the last MSG show. Go figure....

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2015, 01:05:45 AM »
Mine arrived in fine shape, very well packaged, actually. I'm kind of shocked at how quick it got here.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2015, 10:49:28 AM »
I'm curious how things like this happen. Like with the Zoo TV live re-release a couple years ago, there's no way they did a second pressing of this. I guess it really does just mean they found some old stock in a warehouse somewhere. But that seems kind of hard to believe as well.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2015, 06:29:16 PM »
When this originally was done - the vinyl was offered well past the May 14 cut off date.  It was sold in the store long past that, leading me to believe at the time that a quantity had been pressed for sale...and not just the preorder numbers were pressed.  Looks like they didn't sell out, as this one popping up again shows. 

With the fan club subs it's probably hit or miss.  They have to judge how many copies they will need to get them through a years worth of people subscribing.  U22, From the Ground Up, and North And South were all offered again in later years as a plus to the fan club gift or instead of.  I'm willing to bet things only become limited in years when you have a lot of people subscribing for ticket offers, and the years in between are leaner...

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 12:43:50 AM »
So when I saw this I forwarded the link to a friend and he ordered as well. He received his on Monday, but he told me tonight that his copy is all black vinyl. I think he's disappointed that it's not purple, but I figure even if his black version is be a misprint or something else, either way it's probably pretty rare, no?

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 02:22:35 PM »
Tell your friend to put the vinyl near a light. Then look at it. That is when you notice the purple. It's really nice looking. That should do it.

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Re: Artificial Horizon
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2015, 02:48:57 PM »
Tell your friend to put the vinyl near a light. Then look at it.

Not a candle or a heat lamp, though, mind you.