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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2012, 11:38:47 PM »
'Unknown Caller' (Live from U2360į) - Available as a free download at U2.com, 2012-05-16.
Source: ?
MP3 320kbps/44kHz
Duration: 06:22
Note: U22 bonus track, exclusive to U2.com 2012 subscribers
http://www.u2.com/service/profile

If anyone knows the source, I'll update it.

I've done the homework for you and listened to bootlegs of the 8/14 and 8/15 shows and I have some interesting info.

The beginning and end of the 8/14 bootleg match the beginning and end of the track uploaded by U2.com, so it's safe to have it down as being from 8/14/2009 in London. However, the first verse includes a slight change in lyrics courtesy of the 8/15 show, presumably because he messed it up on 8/14. On 8/14, he sings "in a place of no company... or sufferecy" (I can't for the life of me make out what he says there), but on 8/15 he sings "in a place of no consequence... or company" and he sings those words in the same style as he did on what was uploaded to U2.com.

So it's definitely 99.9% the 8/14/2009 show, apart from that one line, which came from 8/15/2009.

I couldn't sense anything else mixed in because I listened to them both simultaneously and at the same speeds and didn't hear any other differences. However, I'm not musically technical so I can't tell if anything of that sort was changed, but it didn't appear to be.

I can also send the files to anyone who wants to take a listen themselves, but perhaps only as an .mp3 because they're too large to email as uncompressed.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2012, 12:09:56 AM »
Intersting indeed.  :)

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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2012, 05:13:01 AM »
Yeah, that is interesting.  I love it when someone else pays attention to little details and makes the effort to figure stuff out.  I do this many times myself.  Most people don't care about these kinds of things.  But for people like us . . . . . these kinds of details can sometimes be important . . . . . even if figuring them out is a pain-in-the-ass.  Thanks for the effort, u2hmtmkmkm.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2012, 12:41:33 AM »
No worries. It came about because I was importing the tracks to iTunes with the dates in parentheses next to the name of each track and I realised that song didn't have a date yet. And normally u2wanderer is the best place for that info, so it's good to contribute something to it.

I wanted to listen to it one more time because I thought I detected a new sound on the U2.com version that I hadn't heard before in any other version. For those who have the U2.com download, listen at 3:55 and that sound comes in. I have no idea how to describe it. It's like a high-low-high-low horn of some sort. I thought that was new to this version, but it turns out the bootleg from 8/14 has it anyway, so I can say to the best of my ears, 8/14 is identical, with the substituted line from 8/15.

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Adding the following:
372177.mp3 - U2 vs TiŽsto - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
MP3 format (256 Kb/s, 44100 Hz)
was streamed beginning at 8:00 PM GMT on Thursday, November 22, 2012
U2.com subscribers' exclusive premiere
http://www.u2.com/news/title/u2-vs-tisto-pride-in-the-name-of-love


SpanishEyes_LiveU2360.zip - Spanish Eyes [Live] from San Sebastien, Spain, 2010-09-26
MP3 format (320 Kb/s, 44100 Hz)
available for download on November 9, 2012
U2.com 2013 subscriber's package
http://www.u2.com/service/profile

NoLineOnTheHorizon_LiveU2360.zip - No Line On The Horizon [Live] from Sheffield, UK, when?
MP3 format (320 Kb/s, 44100 Hz)
U2.com 2013 subscriber's package
available for download on November 9, 2012
http://www.u2.com/service/profile

Desire_LivefromU2360.zip - Desire [Live] from Perth, Australia, December 19, 2010
MP3 format (320 Kb/s, 44100 Hz)
U2.com 2013 subscriber's package
available for download on November 29, 2012
http://www.u2.com/service/profile
« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 09:39:43 AM by George »

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2012, 11:00:03 AM »
Adding the following:
U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On [Edited Film Version]
length: 3:13
track 18 of 19 from "Burma Soldier - OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK", released 17 May, 2011
available for free download from: http://paulbrill.bandcamp.com/track/walk-on-edited-film-version
originally recorded: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo, 29 November, 2006

various formats:
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).m4a
    format: AAC - Stereo - 154 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).m4a
    format: ALAC - Stereo - 16 bits per sample - 1536 kb/s - 48000 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).flac
    format: FLAC - Stereo - 24 bits - 48000 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).mp3
    format: MP3 320 - Stereo - 320 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).mp3
    format: MP3 VRB (0) - Stereo - 128 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Edited Film Version).ogg
    format: Ogg Vorbis - Stereo - 192 kb/s - 48000 Hz

U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On [Full Acoustic Version]
length: 4:24
track 19 of 19 from "Burma Soldier - OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK", released 17 May 2011
available for free download from: http://paulbrill.bandcamp.com/track/walk-on-full-acoustic-version

various formats:
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).m4a
    format: AAC - Stereo - 152 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).m4a
    format: ALAC - Stereo - 16 bits per sample - 1536 kb/s - 48000 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).flac
    format: FLAC - Stereo - 24 bits - 48000 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).mp3
    format: MP3 320 - Stereo - 320 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).mp3
    format: MP3 VRB (0) - Stereo - 128 kb/s - 44100 Hz
  • file: U2 with Paul Brill - Walk On (Full Acoustic Version).ogg
    format: Ogg Vorbis - Stereo - 192 kb/s - 48000 Hz

« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 09:43:25 AM by George »

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2012, 03:55:56 PM »
Thanks for that George. I had no idea those two tracks with Paul Brill existed.  Nice surprise!! :)  And very nice, also available in FLAC.

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« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2012, 04:35:48 PM »
Nice find, George.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2012, 07:01:13 PM »
Thanks, George, very cool.

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« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »
Totally 'new acoustic version' according to the website and very intriguing recording to say the least. Awesome guitar by Edge. Wow.

Flac sound quality is really excellent. Would love to see details for this recording.

'You'll never walk alone" snippet at the end and a tiny bit of audience sound. Hmmm. Maybe the last part was tacked on somehow because it sounds like a studio recording. If that's a Declan soundboard mix it's brilliant.

 

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« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2012, 08:28:59 PM »
Thanks, George, very cool.

I put a holder in place for the lyrics for the new site. :)  I've been working on things today. 

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« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2012, 10:01:03 AM »
I had no idea those two tracks with Paul Brill existed.  Nice surprise!! :)  And very nice, also available in FLAC.

Isn't it?!  Discovering this was much more of a score than getting the Tiesto Pride thing.

Also, I started to think that it was strange that U2.com never mentioned this, but then I noticed the release date and realized that it came out during the Duals era of awfulness, not the U22 era of excellence (or at least great improvement).

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« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2012, 10:34:00 AM »
I initially downloaded this in Apple Lossless and didn't realize the FLAC is 24-bit. Even better!

Thanks again, George. Not sure how this escaped the collective consciousness.

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« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2012, 12:09:03 PM »
I initially downloaded this in Apple Lossless and didn't realize the FLAC is 24-bit. Even better!

Thanks again, George. Not sure how this escaped the collective consciousness.

My absolute pleasure!

Now regarding the 24-bit quality, I, too, noticed this, but I wonder if it actually is 24-bit quality or if it was just up-sampled.  Can someone who knows what they're doing check the waveform or do some spectral analysis or whatever it is you need to do to verify this?

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« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2012, 05:28:54 PM »
I'm not sure how to verify bit depth, but I'll pose the question in one of the audiophile forums and see what I can find out.