Author Topic: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs  (Read 24250 times)

George

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2014, 01:42:58 PM »
http://www.u2.com/news/title/the-crystal-ballroom-12-mix-now-streaming
The Crystal Ballroom (12" Mix) - remix by Tchad Blake
256kbps mp3 file.
07:27 in length.

I'm adding the following:

File name is "462729.mp3" (streaming - must be captured)
Sample rate is 44100 Hz
Artwork, if one wanted to include it, is from the same webpage:

Brad

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2015, 04:38:23 PM »
'Every Breaking Wave (New Radio Mix)' was streamed on 2015-02-23
Available to subscribers only.
http://www.u2.com/news/title/every-breaking-wave-new-radio-mix
MP3 256 Kbps (478183.mp3)

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2015, 02:42:19 PM »
Add Every Breaking Wave [Radio Mix] as a subscriber-only download, no longer just a stream.

URL: http://mr.u2.com/clients/cdn/index.php?f=EveryBreakingWaveRadioMixmp3.zip
File name: EveryBreakingWaveRadioMixmp3.zip
 - contains: Every Breaking Wave - radio mix.mp3
 - file creation date: 2015-05-01
made available: May 2, 2015.  Maybe May 1, given the creation date.

Track name info oddities:
 - U2 website name it : Radio Edit
 - downloaded file name: Radio Mix
 - file's ID3 tag title: New Radio Mix

encoding: MP3 320 kb/s stereo

Artwork is embedded in the file.  This is a first, I think.


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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2015, 03:32:22 PM »
First time a studio single has been made available as a website exclusive download; yes, I think you are correct.

Or did you mean embedded artwork?

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2015, 10:07:12 PM »
I meant that it was the first time a file from U2.com has had embedded artwork, but I believe you're right on the first part, too.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2015, 01:06:16 PM »
I have been checking link after link for a FLAC of a rip from the CD of the Crystal Ballroom 12" version. LOVE IT.  However, I have had zero luck finding it as anything but a vinyl rip. Can you advise (PM) me as to where you were able to find a copy (and also what the source of the audio was)?
Thanks,
JMelrose, who misses u2mp3.com

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2015, 11:21:03 PM »
I have been checking link after link for a FLAC of a rip from the CD of the Crystal Ballroom 12" version. LOVE IT.  However, I have had zero luck finding it as anything but a vinyl rip. Can you advise (PM) me as to where you were able to find a copy (and also what the source of the audio was)?
Thanks,
JMelrose, who misses u2mp3.com

You just have to know where to look... never went away

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George

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2015, 10:17:32 AM »
Edit: I updated this post as songs were released.

Add The Ocean [Live] as a subscriber-only download.  It's the first track to be made available for download from the (as of this posting) forthcoming "Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee London, 1980" fan club release.

Add 11 O'Clock Tick Tock [Live] as a subscriber-only download.  It's the second track to be made available for download.

Add I Will Follow [Live] as a subscriber-only download.  It's the third track to be made available for download.

Add, all packaged into one, the complete (minus Bono's reflection) subscriber-only album, Another Time, Another Place: Live At The Marquee London, 1980.  With it's availability, the previous three individual tracks were removed from the download list.

All are available from the member's profile page for download.

URL: http://mr.u2.com/clients/cdn/index.php?f=TheOcean_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
File name: TheOcean_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
 - contains: 1-01 The Ocean.mp3
 - file creation date: 2015-05-21
made available: May 22, 2015 - August 24, 2015.
encoding: MP3 320 kb/s stereo

URL: http://mr.u2.com/clients/cdn/index.php?f=11OclockTickTock_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
File name: 11OclokTickTock_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
 - contains: 02_11O'ClockTickTock-LiveAtTheMarquee,London-September29th,1980_2444_MP3-Premaster_17Apr2015.mp3
 - file creation date: 2015-06-11
made available: June 11, 2015 - August 24, 2015.
encoding: MP3 320 kb/s stereo

URL: http://mr.u2.com/clients/cdn/index.php?f=IWillFollow_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
File name: IWillFollow_AnotherTimeAnotherPlace.zip
 - contains: 3- I Will Follow.mp3
 - file creation date: 2015-07-01
made available: July 08, 2015 - August 24, 2015.
encoding: MP3 320 kb/s stereo

URL: http://mr.u2.com/clients/cdn/index.php?f=U2AnotherTimeAnotherPlaceLive_Complete.zip
File name: U2AnotherTimeAnotherPlaceLive_Complete.zip
 - contains:
  • 01 The Ocean.mp3
  • 02 11 O'Clock Tick Tock.mp3
  • 03 I Will Follow.mp3
  • 04 An Cat Dubh - Into The Heart.mp3
  • 05 A Day Without Me
  • 06 The Electric Co..mp3
  • 07 Things To Make And Do.mp3
  • 08 08 Stories For Boys.mp3 ("08" is repeated)
  • 09 Boy Girl.mp3
  • 10 Out of Control.mp3
- file creation dates: 2015-07-27, except for tracks 7 and 8, which are 2015-07-29
made available: August 24, 2015.
encoding: MP3 320 kb/s stereo

Artwork is embedded in each of the MP3 files.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 04:52:30 PM by George »

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2017, 12:31:18 AM »
The version of Mercy streaming on Aaron's playlist downloads as 179362.mp3 (256 kbps).

I converted the old version and this new version to AIFF and ran checksums, and they are identical.

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Brads-iMac:~ bradhood$ md5 /Users/bradhood/Desktop/Mercy\ 1.aif
MD5 (/Users/bradhood/Desktop/Mercy 1.aif) = ab22191ab7c28d65022cc0debd25e569
Brads-iMac:~ bradhood$ md5 /Users/bradhood/Desktop/Mercy\ 2.aif
MD5 (/Users/bradhood/Desktop/Mercy 2.aif) = ab22191ab7c28d65022cc0debd25e569

That means the two MP3's are identical. Same encoder and everything. That's the only way you would get identical checksums.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2017, 10:29:08 AM »
very cool, Brad.

...btw - speaking of "Mercy," does anyone know what the highest / best quality source is for the original "studio outtake" version?  I remember finding it in 128Kbps .mp3, back in 2004 or thereabouts, and then years later saw it somewhere in FLAC, but I don't know if it was a legitimate lossless file or if someone upconverted it.  Seems like there may have been a 320Kbps .mp3, at one point, too..., but again, not sure if it was unconverted or not.

Thanks~

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« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2017, 02:17:19 PM »
AFAIK, the "original" source is a 128 kbps WMA file that was ripped from a CD that was burned from a cassette copy of a pre-release version of HTDAAB.

No, I'm not kidding.

I have a copy of that WMA file somewhere if anyone is interested. It has a lot of hiss because it came from a cassette copy. There are MP3s floating around online that have had the hiss removed, but unless someone knows otherwise, any FLACs or higher-bitrate MP3s online are just re-encodes of that original file.

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #71 on: April 07, 2017, 03:59:42 PM »

I have a copy of that WMA file somewhere if anyone is interested.

Me!  8)

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2017, 04:06:30 PM »

I have a copy of that WMA file somewhere if anyone is interested.

Me!  8)

OK. I have it burned to a CD-R somewhere, but I'm sure I can dig it up.

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« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2017, 12:12:19 AM »
Ditto!  Would love a copy of the original.  Thanks!

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Re: u2.com streaming unreleased or rare songs
« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2017, 11:16:18 PM »
The version of Red Hill Mining Town (2017 Mix) streaming on U2.com is...

752ed0e6677cfbc684dcdd15e662658733a76508.mp3
256 kbps MP3
No embedded tags or cover art.

Probably a moot point since it's already available for download.  :P