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Digital Reissues. (EBW, I'll Go Crazy)
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:39:13 AM »
U2 reissued the "Radio Mix" of "Every Breaking Wave" today to streaming sites and other digital platforms worldwide.  The song, originally released in 2014 had only been sent out for promotion at that time, however it was streamed on U2.com, and subscribers to the site could download it.

Today?  Now it's available everywhere.  Spotify has it to stream, it's available on iTunes in most countrires, and its also available on Qobuz and 7-Digital, where you can but uncompressed versions of the song.  That's the first time that the song has been commercially available in an uncompressed format. 

More info here: https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_every_breaking_wave_new_radio_mix_digital_download

This comes on the heels of another similar release. Before Christmas, Universal issued "I'll Go Crazy (Live from Somerville)" to streaming services, and digital storefronts in Canada. Again, its the first time that track has been available uncompressed, and it's now on streaming services etc.

https://www.u2songs.com/discography/u2_ill_go_crazy_if_i_dont_go_crazy_tonight_single

Looks like there's an effort being made to clean up some of the digital offerings online.  I'm not going to complain about some of these showing up uncompressed. In fact I'll happily make them a list of other things I would love to see. :)

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 11:21:39 PM »
So strange, and yet so very, very welcome.  The uncompressed-only tracks in my collection kind of bother me, so if this continues, I'll be really happy.

I was going to pick a top candidate for the commercially-released track that is least likely to get an uncompressed release, but when I started to think about it, there's just so many to pick from.  Here are some that would really surprise me though:
 - all the bonus content from The Complete U2, mainly because it was an iTunes exclusive
 - Live From Under The Brooklyn Bridge
 - Love And Peace Or Else [live] from React Now
 - The Magnificent remixes that were only available from Masterbeat.com

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Re: Digital Reissues. (EBW, I'll Go Crazy)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 02:49:12 PM »
There is quite a bit of variation on this mix. It is welcome but at a strange time.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 03:01:29 PM »
There is quite a bit of variation on this mix. It is welcome but at a strange time.

It was originally released in 2015. This was the radio single. (It was also available to subscribers of U2.com at the time...)  So it's not exactly a new mix.  It's a reissue but of a song that was never commercially released the first time around...

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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 03:16:18 PM »
So strange, and yet so very, very welcome.  The uncompressed-only tracks in my collection kind of bother me, so if this continues, I'll be really happy.

I was going to pick a top candidate for the commercially-released track that is least likely to get an uncompressed release, but when I started to think about it, there's just so many to pick from.  Here are some that would really surprise me though:
 - all the bonus content from The Complete U2, mainly because it was an iTunes exclusive
 - Live From Under The Brooklyn Bridge
 - Love And Peace Or Else [live] from React Now
 - The Magnificent remixes that were only available from Masterbeat.com

I have been meaning to do an article on tracks/mixes that have only been released in a compressed format or on vinyl. I was thinking I could crowd source the data in the forum to make sure I don't miss anything, either in this thread or in a dedicated thread.

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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 12:22:26 AM »
Could someone please provide a link to "I'll Go Crazy (Live from Somerville)" uncompressed, so that I can purchase it?
I can't find it on TIDAL Canada.

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 08:24:17 AM »
Could someone please provide a link to "I'll Go Crazy (Live from Somerville)" uncompressed, so that I can purchase it?
I can't find it on TIDAL Canada.

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I couldn't see it on their mobile site, but on the desktop it pops right up:
https://listen.tidal.com/album/100719077

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 04:01:28 PM »
Could someone please provide a link to "I'll Go Crazy (Live from Somerville)" uncompressed, so that I can purchase it?
I can't find it on TIDAL Canada.

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I couldn't see it on their mobile site, but on the desktop it pops right up:
https://listen.tidal.com/album/100719077

Thanks, unfortunately I get 'Page not found. Something went wrong. The page you were looking for doesn't exist. The content is no longer available." I signed up for an account and have tried Canada & US IP Addresses.

The following link provides a preview, but again the "Play on TIDAL" Desktop or Web app options give the same result. "The content is no longer available."
https://tidal.com/browse/track/100719078

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2019, 05:30:10 PM »
I'm going to the artist site:
https://listen.tidal.com/artist/17123

From there I'm scrolling down until I see singles, and then I'm going across to go back through the older singles, rather than searching for it.  It pops up there for me still. And I'm definitely on a Canadian IP.  Looked for it in other international stores and did not see it anywhere but on the Canadian sites...

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2019, 05:58:45 PM »
I'm going to the artist site:
https://listen.tidal.com/artist/17123

From there I'm scrolling down until I see singles, and then I'm going across to go back through the older singles, rather than searching for it.  It pops up there for me still. And I'm definitely on a Canadian IP.  Looked for it in other international stores and did not see it anywhere but on the Canadian sites...

...weird.  When I click on the link it opens up and shows the song as available to play.  When I click the option to play, however, it says the file is no longer available to stream :-(

Is this available anywhere else?  Commercially?  I'll gladly pay for the file.

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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2019, 06:39:49 PM »
I'm going to the artist site:
https://listen.tidal.com/artist/17123

From there I'm scrolling down until I see singles, and then I'm going across to go back through the older singles, rather than searching for it.  It pops up there for me still. And I'm definitely on a Canadian IP.  Looked for it in other international stores and did not see it anywhere but on the Canadian sites...

...weird.  When I click on the link it opens up and shows the song as available to play.  When I click the option to play, however, it says the file is no longer available to stream :-(

Is this available anywhere else?  Commercially?  I'll gladly pay for the file.

From the discography entry:

"a refresh of Canadian digital store fronts in 2018 saw this track also get released on a variety of Canadian streaming platforms and digital store fronts. It was available to stream on Deezer and Spotify, could be purchased in compressed format on YouTube Music and Google Play, and also could be purchased in uncompressed format on the Tidal music store."

I'll look and see where it is now...
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 06:49:08 PM by Aaron »

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 06:48:07 PM »
It's still on Deezer (Canada) here: https://www.deezer.com/fr/album/80759692

I can still see it on Spotify as well.

It's still on YouTube Music (Canada): https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_liw--2FrCspsvp7ZXEmiggyqDjI0PDiEc

And it's on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/U2_I_ll_Go_Crazy_If_I_Don_t_Go_Crazy_Tonight_Live?id=Brmvsut6pdf75qftzrdo4quhs7y

When this popped up we checked US, UK, Ireland, and Australian versions of these different sites.  It was not available on any of them, and still seems to be unavailable at this time.

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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 07:44:05 PM »
It's still on Deezer (Canada) here: https://www.deezer.com/fr/album/80759692

I can still see it on Spotify as well.

It's still on YouTube Music (Canada): https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_liw--2FrCspsvp7ZXEmiggyqDjI0PDiEc

And it's on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/U2_I_ll_Go_Crazy_If_I_Don_t_Go_Crazy_Tonight_Live?id=Brmvsut6pdf75qftzrdo4quhs7y

When this popped up we checked US, UK, Ireland, and Australian versions of these different sites.  It was not available on any of them, and still seems to be unavailable at this time.

Thanks, Aaron.  That makes sense.  I am unable to find/see it anywhere here in U.S. :-(

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 08:18:37 PM »
It's still on Deezer (Canada) here: https://www.deezer.com/fr/album/80759692

I can still see it on Spotify as well.

It's still on YouTube Music (Canada): https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_liw--2FrCspsvp7ZXEmiggyqDjI0PDiEc

And it's on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/U2_I_ll_Go_Crazy_If_I_Don_t_Go_Crazy_Tonight_Live?id=Brmvsut6pdf75qftzrdo4quhs7y

When this popped up we checked US, UK, Ireland, and Australian versions of these different sites.  It was not available on any of them, and still seems to be unavailable at this time.

Thanks, Aaron.  That makes sense.  I am unable to find/see it anywhere here in U.S. :-(

I went in to look for you on Tidal again.  I can see the same pages you do, but I CAN get it to stream. I cannot however, find it in the store section for sale any longer.  Will go through in more detail tomorrow.

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2019, 08:26:38 PM »
I am now able to stream on Deezer when I VPN to Canada.

Thanks!