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Re: SOI
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 03:23:53 PM »
Its better than HTDAAB - their worst. But not by much.

My three least favorite albums, in order of preference

NLOTH
SOI
HTDAAB

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Re: SOI
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 04:40:22 PM »
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Its better than HTDAAB - their worst. But not by much.

My three least favorite albums, in order of preference

NLOTH
SOI
HTDAAB

To each his or her own, I guess.  But ordering the albums isn't my point and I shouldn't have mentioned it.  There are hundreds of threads already doing that.  I just find it fascinating how the proximity of recent albums means they haven't been listened to as many times so are not only fresh in our minds because they are recent, but also fresh because they haven't been listened to 1,000 times.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
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For some reason I've been listening to SOI a lot lately.  It's not that I'm not going or excited for this new JT tour, but, sheesh, I've probably listened to Joshua Tree thousands of times.  SOI maybe 1/10th that.

I hope they go back to it for the next tour.  A few of those songs I not only really liked, but loved them live.  Wolves and Cedarwood really stand out.  Could have added Iris to the encore of this tour as well.

I'm with you.  This is the first of their albums I've gotten really excited about in the 2000s.  It's a beautiful album, and it got even better after seeing them on the i&e tour.  JT17 was great, but I'm really looking forward to the continuation of i&e. 

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Re: SOI
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 05:35:31 PM »
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For some reason I've been listening to SOI a lot lately.  It's not that I'm not going or excited for this new JT tour, but, sheesh, I've probably listened to Joshua Tree thousands of times.  SOI maybe 1/10th that.

I hope they go back to it for the next tour.  A few of those songs I not only really liked, but loved them live.  Wolves and Cedarwood really stand out.  Could have added Iris to the encore of this tour as well.

I'm with you.  This is the first of their albums I've gotten really excited about in the 2000s.  It's a beautiful album, and it got even better after seeing them on the i&e tour.  JT17 was great, but I'm really looking forward to the continuation of i&e. 
Me too...can't wait.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 05:46:43 PM »
I too Love SOI as  I felt it connect with me as Irish and I loved the I & E tour.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2017, 04:33:52 AM »
The album is very beige to me. Granted I never got a chance to see I+E live, so maybe that would have changed my opinion of some of the songs. It's a good album, but I find myself somewhat underwhelmed by it as a whole and would probably rank it in the bottom half of U2's catalogue.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2017, 07:33:53 AM »
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Does anyone have the vinyl? Is it all white, or just the ones sold on Amazon?
The original release is white. No black ones.

There are Record Store Day versions, which are black vinyl. They're more expensive and limited.

I have the original pressing black vinyl. I have never opened it. It's this one...

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It was released under the radar in time for the grammys. Very very limited indeed. This differs from the record store day one. Limited to 300 copies.
Oh, nice! I've got the other two. I listen more to the RSD than the 'normal' version. More playtime per half vinyl, and extra songs + acoustic session and better quality. Your copy is one of the test pressing, right?

I wanted to ask how this version would sound but you never opened it... You're keeping it for when it's value is higher? If I may ask, how much did you pay for it?

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Re: SOI
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2017, 10:25:50 AM »
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Does anyone have the vinyl? Is it all white, or just the ones sold on Amazon?
The original release is white. No black ones.

There are Record Store Day versions, which are black vinyl. They're more expensive and limited.

I have the original pressing black vinyl. I have never opened it. It's this one...

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It was released under the radar in time for the grammys. Very very limited indeed. This differs from the record store day one. Limited to 300 copies.
Oh, nice! I've got the other two. I listen more to the RSD than the 'normal' version. More playtime per half vinyl, and extra songs + acoustic session and better quality. Your copy is one of the test pressing, right?

I wanted to ask how this version would sound but you never opened it... You're keeping it for when it's value is higher? If I may ask, how much did you pay for it?

Too much. Worth it though! I can't see a number on the outside maybe on the vinyl itself?
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Re: SOI
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2017, 06:01:45 PM »
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Does anyone have the vinyl? Is it all white, or just the ones sold on Amazon?
The original release is white. No black ones.

There are Record Store Day versions, which are black vinyl. They're more expensive and limited.

I have the original pressing black vinyl. I have never opened it. It's this one...

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It was released under the radar in time for the grammys. Very very limited indeed. This differs from the record store day one. Limited to 300 copies.
Oh, nice! I've got the other two. I listen more to the RSD than the 'normal' version. More playtime per half vinyl, and extra songs + acoustic session and better quality. Your copy is one of the test pressing, right?

I wanted to ask how this version would sound but you never opened it... You're keeping it for when it's value is higher? If I may ask, how much did you pay for it?

Too much. Worth it though! I can't see a number on the outside maybe on the vinyl itself?
Sorry, just see your post by revisiting the thread.
RSD has a number on the back in one of the corners. Don't know if a number on the vinyl is a logic place, but it could be. Otherwise the inner sleeve or a insert, I don't know  8)

I think it is not numbered. It is only limited
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Re: SOI
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2017, 06:07:39 PM »
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Does anyone have the vinyl? Is it all white, or just the ones sold on Amazon?
The original release is white. No black ones.

There are Record Store Day versions, which are black vinyl. They're more expensive and limited.

The white vinyl is honestly beautiful. I picked up a copy for $16 used (great condition) and it was well worth it. Sounds really, really good on vinyl, too.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2017, 06:10:01 PM »
Black vinyl, white vinyl... I just see vinyl.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2017, 06:06:36 AM »
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I don't hate the album, but I certainly wouldn't replace any songs in the current set with a song from SOI.

I honestly think....that despite how low i rank The Miracle...id actually prefer to hear that song, over BD and Elevation. That is how BORED i am of hearing these songs on EVERY tour this last 17 yrs.

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Re: SOI
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2017, 06:20:48 AM »
I have the white vinyl version, and I think this album was overlooked and underappreciated - maybe because of the release strategy.  I read some reviewers gave it a fresh look after seeing the I+E tour, which I agree definitely breathed life into the songs.

I think Miracle is a great song.  IMO it's a far better rocker than Vertigo and Elevation.