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2021 Release(s)?
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:50:12 PM »
What, besides the Apollo subscription gift, is on the horizon to be released in 2021? 

I know, based on recent comments, that a new album is unlikely.  But what else could there be? Will we finally see the Joshua Tree Tour DVD released?

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 08:17:59 AM »
Will we finally see the Joshua Tree Tour DVD released?
On September 21, 2020, in the ATYCLB Super Deluxe forum topic . . . . . Aaron wrote the following:
The Joshua Tree film is being shown in theaters before they release it on any home video format. And it's not currently scheduled due to the COVID-19 issues and theaters in some countries not even open.  I expect we won't see it until next year at the earliest.

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 09:20:29 AM »
If and when THE JOSHUA TREE 2017 ever sees the home video light of day (and with each passing moment, that seems less likely to me, now that we're four years on down the line), it damn well better be on Blu-ray (4K UHD, preferred) and not this damnable antiquated 480p standard definition crap they foisted on us with the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE fan club gift. Between that and all the missing tracks from their anniversary release of ATYCLB, U2 let me down on the media front quite a bit last year.

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 10:46:53 PM »
Personally, I'd love to see SDE releases of either Rattle & Hum, Pop, or both.

Since a lot of artists are releasing experimental "quarantine" albums, this might be a good year to finish and release Songs of Ascent.

Heck, even a cover or two would be something.

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 03:10:07 PM »
Personally, I'd love to see SDE releases of either Rattle & Hum, Pop, or both.

Now you're talkin'!

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 11:54:54 PM »
Personally, I'd love to see SDE releases of either Rattle & Hum, Pop, or both.

Since a lot of artists are releasing experimental "quarantine" albums, this might be a good year to finish and release Songs of Ascent.

Heck, even a cover or two would be something.

Rattle and Hum is problematic. Paramount owns the movie. And all the associated footage. U2 owns the album. And all the associate music. Each can release new versions and new formats of what has been previously released, but cannot make substantial changes to it (i.e. new content) without the other party agreeing to it. And it sounds like they haven't been able to reach those agreements in the past.

I'm told we came close to getting a 30th anniversary edition of Rattle and Hum, but at the last minute they couldn't make it work. But that likely explains that weird Rattle and Hum promo we got that year from the fan club anyway.

Right now I wouldn't hold out hope of a new version of Rattle and Hum anytime soon.

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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2021, 12:06:56 AM »
What, besides the Apollo subscription gift, is on the horizon to be released in 2021? 

I know, based on recent comments, that a new album is unlikely.  But what else could there be? Will we finally see the Joshua Tree Tour DVD released?

Short answer? Nothing. They haven't submitted anything for Record Store Day yet. Universal has nothing in the upcoming releases lists. And my contacts tell me nothing is planned for a physical release at the moment.

The Joshua Tree film will likely happen when theatres start to reopen. Its not scheduled yet though. Still too much chaos in the world. The feeling is that this is the way to sell a musical film these days. Theatre release, promote the film, get the general community interested, and then do a release.  It's a new blueprint that's been followed lately by a number of artists including the Cure and Depeche Mode. Anton has confirmed the film is finished, and is with the band. It was originally supposed to be out last June, and would have been supported with a unique audio release (EP) to digital services as well. I'm guessing we'll see it next spring, with a release in the summertime for home video. Which clears up the fall for an album release. And pushing it to next spring means they can tie into the hype surrounding 35 years of The Joshua Tree. 

Record Store Day will probably happen.  U2 love participating. It's pushed back to June this year. The submission deadline is the end of March, so although U2 hasn't submitted a release yet, they likely will. They are always late to submit.

There is stuff coming in the Fall. A lot of effort is being put into a number of different projects. But what I'm aware of is not audio / video related.
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Re: 2021 Release(s)?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2021, 12:23:52 AM »
Oh and maybe we'll get lucky and "Skyscrapers" will finally come out. Bono recorded his bits back in 2011. And it appears the song is now a DMX / Bono / Swizz Beatz song, and Kanye's been dropped out of it. And Larry Mullen just featured on the new Alice Cooper album, "Detroit Stories" although I suspect it too was an older song from the previous Cooper album.