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New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« on: August 29, 2012, 08:57:36 AM »
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/From-the-Ground-Up/9781848093683-item.html

New book being released about the U2360 tour:

Random House's Canadian site Lists the following:

Length300 pages
PublisherPreface Publishing
PublishedNovember 27, 2012
List Price$39.95 CAD
ISBN9781848093683
Category Music - Rock

by Dylan Jones with U2; Illustrated by Ralph Larmann
The official, fully endorsed, inside story of the biggest rock tour of all time: U2's 360º.
 
The stats are truly epic: $700m in receipts; three sets costing $10m each of which take 150 trucks to transport; an audience of 7 million people -- a single performance in Pasadena, California, setting the world record for a single rock concert at 97,014 attendees.
 
With exclusive contributions from the band, manager Paul McGuiness, world renowned set designer Willie Williams (who also designs sets for George Michael, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rolling Stones and many more) and exclusive photographs from tour photographer Ralf Larmann. The book will be written by Dylan Jones who has been given complete access, including behind the scenes at Glastonbury 2011.

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DYLAN JONES is editor of British GQ and has won the Editor of the Year Award four times during his tenure. He has published biographies of Jim Morrison and Paul Smith and two anthologies of journalism. He is the author of the book, iPod Therefore I Am: A Personal Journey Through Music and is currently working on the autobiography of David Bailey.

German Edition of the Book is listed for a September 20 Release:
http://livedesignonline.com/concerts/0806_u2_360_Book/
http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/3854453957/

Amazon in the USA has an entry but currently lists it as "Out of Print - Limited Availability"
http://www.amazon.com/From-Ground-Up-Official-Photobook/dp/1848093683/

The title "From the Ground Up" is an obvious play on last year's movie "From the Sky Down".  I like it.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 08:59:24 AM »
And the cover as shown at Amazon.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 07:13:41 PM »
What tracks will be included in the U2.com edition? Let the speculation begin.  ;D

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 06:39:23 AM »
No doubt they would be the tracks that weren't selected for U22(23). Which I would like, especially those rare ones that a lot of us were disappointed to miss out on. But doubtful that they'll release all remaining songs from that list.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 01:27:24 PM »
To slaneman and u2hmtmkmkm:
I'm confused.  What do U2.com and tracks have to do with a book release?
Please explain.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 04:55:31 PM »
U2.com has announced next years subscription gift would include a special edition of the book and further songs from the U2 360 Tour on a disc accompanying that book. The full gift will be announced in October so expect lots of speculation until then.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 04:57:47 PM »
From u2.com:

From The Ground Up, the official photo book of the U2360° tour, is set for publication in just a couple of months.

This handsome hardback title, featuring photography from Ralph Larmann and text by Dylan Jones, will be published in October and is available to preorder from this weekend.

For anyone who treasures their memories of the extraordinary tour that was  U2360°, this book captures the period like no other.

If you're a U2.com subscriber (or considering it) we're delighted to announce that we'll be including a special edition of From The Ground Up as part of our 2012/2013 subscription offer.

Featuring the same text and photography, this edition of the book comes with a little something extra...  more exclusive live tracks from U2360°.

That's all we can reveal for now - full details of our new subscription package will be announced in October.

In the meantime, if you haven't got a copy of the limited-edition double live CD, U22, you've still got a few more weeks to to take advantage of the current subscription offer.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 09:57:44 PM »
Aaron, thanks for the detailed answer.  If a book and CD is part of the subscription offer, I wonder if the subscription price will be higher than the $50 they charged previously.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 04:58:36 PM »
Good question. I would imagine that they would put product over price on some editions. It is common for other bands to create exclusive packaging. It will probably only be marginal differences.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 05:01:46 PM »
I half expect the fan club book to be paperback in order to lower the cost.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 07:04:06 PM »
Good point.  If a subscription renewal remains $50, I'm not sure if I'm willing to spend that much money just for some additional live tracks.  I'm not interested in the book or all the other stuff that comes with the subscription.  The book would mean more to me if I had attended a 360 tour concert, but I couldn't get a ticket.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 02:48:06 PM »
Here's a nice interview with the photographer, Ralph Larmann, done by U2tour.de...

http://www.u2tour.de/specials/larmann_EN.php?PHPSESSID=574b6aed45ef172aef3f3a55ea50d1b7


Some camera talk which Carl might find interesting...

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 07:33:28 AM »
I'm looking forward to this book.

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Re: New Book Release: From the Ground Up.
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2012, 06:37:34 PM »
Not to bite the hand that feeds us, but how come we haven't seen a video in English by now too? Someone usually gets a copy or the info leaks out by now but I've noticed it's been pretty quiet on this front with this subscription offer.