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u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« on: January 23, 2011, 12:54:59 AM »
On occasion U2.com post unreleased or rare streaming songs. Could someone please verify my dates? Am I missing anything?

'Winter' (clip) from Brothers film was streamed 2009-12-04
MP3 256Kbps
NOTE: Full release 2009-12-07 on InContention.com, but only 160Kbps

'Soon' was streamed on 2010-06-30
http://www.u2.com/news/article/5690
MP3 320Kbps

'Moment of Surrender' (Live from Paris, September 18th 2010) & 'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Live U2360 Remix)' (Live from Dublin, July 27th 2009) were both streamed on 2010-11-17
NOTE: The same live version of 'Moment of Surrender' was available earlier 2010-09-21 as part of BornHIVFree
http://www.u2.com/news/title/wide-awake-moment
MP3 256Kbps

'Mercy' (Live from Brussels, September 22nd 2010) was streamed starting on 2010-11-26
http://www.u2.com/news/title/mercy-now-streaming
MP3 256Kbps

'Sunday Bloody Sunday' (Live from Auckland, November 25th 2010) U2 and Jay-Z was streamed 2010-12-11
NOTE: I only recently heard of this, Id appreciate a direct link to u2.com
http://www.u2.com/news/article/5936
MP3 256Kbps
Thanks Aaron & slaneman

'Amazing Grace/Where The Streets Have No Name' (Live from Pasadena, October 25th 2009) U2 and Soweto Gospel Choir was downloadable 2010-12-24
MP3 320Kbps

Additions as of 2011-01-26, thanks Brad.

'Elevation' (Live from Pasadena, October 25th 2009) was streamed starting on 2010-06-21
'Magnificent' (Live from Pasadena, October 25th 2009) was streamed starting on 2010-06-21
'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight' (Live from Pasadena, October 25th 2009) was streamed starting on 2010-06-21
'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' (Live from Pasadena, October 25th 2009) was streamed starting on 2010-06-21
http://www.u2.com/news/title/four-songs-from-the-rose-bowl/
MP3 320Kbps

'Even Better Than The Real Thing (Live from U2360)' was downloadable 2012-01-29
Source: Mexico City, Mexico - May 15, 2011
Note: U2.com exclusive to 2012 subscribers
http://www.u2.com/service/profile
MP3 320kbps/44kHz
Duration: 04:27

More updates coming...


Cheers,
u2expert
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 05:26:45 PM by u2expert »

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 08:53:13 PM »
I thought that I'll Go Crazy only became available on November 21, not the same day as Moment of Surrender.

Since you include a note about MOS being previously available officially on YouTube, you may as well note that Crazy was also previously available on Artificial Horizon.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 02:55:14 PM »
looks like you have it all.  although as mentioned, the Wide Awake in Europe tracks were spread out over a couple of days and didn't all go out at once.

I can no longer find a link to the story about Jay-z and U2 doing SBS, but it was up there for 24 hours.  It was around December 10 - 12, as I was in the UK at the time going to Arcade Fire shows...

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 11:19:10 PM »
I can no longer find a link to the story about Jay-z and U2 doing SBS, but it was up there for 24 hours.  It was around December 10 - 12, as I was in the UK at the time going to Arcade Fire shows...
Thank you. It was posted Dec 11th - http://www.u2.com/news/article/5936

Unfortunately, no indication as to the live performance date. Youtube my have the answer or the soon to be released Duets CD.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 06:14:31 PM »
soon to be released.  you're funny.  i expect i'll get Duals in August, after fighting with Live Nation customer service for months.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 06:19:29 PM »
And I believe it can only be one of two dates.  Either the first NZ show or the first Australian show.  I'm pretty sure that Jay-Z didn't do the duet the other nights leading up to Sydney.

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 11:02:34 AM »
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Auckland, November 25, 2010+Jay-Z) [U2.com]

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 01:12:11 PM »
They also streamed four tracks from the Rose Bowl concert in July 2010. The files I have were "created" on July 21, but I don't recall when they put them up or took them down. I had started a thread but it must have been lost in the crash.

The tracks were Magnificent, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Elevation, and I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight. Bitrate was 320 kbps. These same tracks were also available on a promo CD.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 03:52:55 PM »
They also streamed four tracks from the Rose Bowl concert in July 2010. The files I have were "created" on July 21, but I don't recall when they put them up or took them down. I had started a thread but it must have been lost in the crash.

Thank you I missed those, the 4 tracks are still available to u2.com subscribers.
Modified my original post.

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 04:02:53 PM »
Ah, thanks for the detective work. Glad to see they are still up.

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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 02:37:48 PM »
I'm going to create a page in the discography for all of these.  They aren't necessarily "releases", however, I would like to keep track of stuff they stream.  So all the info above is great stuff...

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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2011, 08:36:34 AM »
Sunday Bloody Sunday (Live Auckland, November 25, 2010+Jay-Z) [U2.com]
 ;)

Slaneman, maybe I'm dense, but I'm not getting the wink.  Is there are link somewhere?

I missed this file when it was released, but I have since found a copy.  Does anyone have the original file from U2.com?  I mean completely unmodified.  Was it just a numbered mp3 like the rest of them?

I'm going to create a page in the discography for all of these.  They aren't necessarily "releases", however, I would like to keep track of stuff they stream.  So all the info above is great stuff...

Aaron, I'd argue that these are in fact legitimate releases.  I see them to be the equivalent of of a fan club CD and an iTunes exclusive combined.  The files are available in download form only and to fan club members.  I say that they warrant a different section from other free downloads like RAC remix of Magnificent or Richard Vission's remix of I'll Go Crazy, which authorized U2 releases that were (are?) available to the general public on these artists' respective websites.


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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2011, 07:13:55 AM »
I'm going to create a page in the discography for all of these.  They aren't necessarily "releases", however, I would like to keep track of stuff they stream.  So all the info above is great stuff...

Aaron, I'd argue that these are in fact legitimate releases.  I see them to be the equivalent of of a fan club CD and an iTunes exclusive combined.  The files are available in download form only and to fan club members.  I say that they warrant a different section from other free downloads like RAC remix of Magnificent or Richard Vission's remix of I'll Go Crazy, which authorized U2 releases that were (are?) available to the general public on these artists' respective websites.

The ones that have been made available via download I'll definitely be capturing in the main discography.

The ones I mention as not necessarily "releases" are the ones which are streaming only, and are not available for download, at least on the surface.  Things like Sunday Bloody Sunday, Wide Awake in America and Soon, were streamed, but the intention was not to have them available for download.  Obviously one can figure out ways of getting to these files to keep them, but it isn't the intention of u2.com that these be downloaded...

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2011, 02:55:00 AM »
Edits:
'Amazing Grace/Where The Streets Have No Name' [Live]
filename: HolidayDownload.zip
http://www.u2.com/digital_download?AID=1613 (actually, just www.u2.com/digital_download seems to work, but maybe only until they make a second track available)


'Winter' [clip] URL
http://www.u2.com/news/article/5580

'Winter' [full version] URL
http://incontention.com/2009/12/07/listen-to-u2s-winter-from-brothers/

'Moment Of Surrender' [Live] from Paris, YouTube original posting URL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kct7M2ZbnuY


Additions:
45519.flv - 'Zooropa' [Live] from Mexico City, 11?/14?/15? May, 2011, was streamed 2011-05-18
FLV format (audio: MPEG AAC, 1411Kbps, 44100 Hz, 16 bit; video: H264 MPEG-4 AVC, 1024x576, 30fps)
http://www.u2.com/news/article/6084

45648.flv - 'Get On Your Boots' [Live] from Denver, 21 May, 2011, was streamed 2011-05-23
FLV format (audio: MPEG AAC, 1411Kbps, 44100 Hz, 16 bit; video: H264 MPEG-4 AVC, 1280x720, 30fps)
http://www.u2.com/news/article/6091

Am I right in assuming that we're only documenting full releases and not items such as Bono's talk in Mexico City during Pride (www.u2.com/news/article/6081)?
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2011, 04:39:41 AM »
They also streamed Bad live from Buenos Aires, if that even counts as a full length video.

40695.flv - 'Bad' [Live] from Buenos Aires, 03 April, 2011, was streamed 2011-04-07
FLV format (audio: MPEG AAC, 1411Kbps, 44100 Hz, 16 bit; video: H264 MPEG-4 AVC, 1280x720, 30fps)
http://www.u2.com/news/article/6036