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Offline Saculniai

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2018, 12:44:26 PM »

Its a disappointing rip-off not a gift....$50 (40) for a double CD and book. I live in the UK so I wont have the need for a pre-sale having seen the past three tours and dont need another t-shirt either. Already have I+E on my ipod (easy to get/do).


Coldplay selling their latest tour to all as 2 double CD @ 12.99.


Therefore the presentation book which this 'gift' must be something special especially if its to beat U2 SHOW or U2 BY U2; it'll have to be a blooming fantastic to be worth 27.01.


Why not release directly to the general public (as per Coldplay)?


I'll just wait for the inevitable 'release' on YouTube thankyou.

Offline hollywoodswag

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2018, 03:42:23 AM »
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Its a great gift ! Thank you, U2!
If I had to choose, the innocence side would be
People have the power with Patti Smith
Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I will follow
Iris (hold me close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised by wolves
The Troubles
Until the end of the world
The Fly remix
Invisible
Lucifer hands
The crystal ballroom
Volcano
Every breaking waves

The experience side would be
Love is all we have left
The blackout
Gloria
Red flag day
Dirty day
Zoo station
Stay
Wild horses
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
Acrobat
The best thing
Get out of your own way
American soul
Summer of love
Landlady
Love is bigger than anything in its way
13 (there is a light)
I can't quote much on the former, but on the latter, I'd at least add All Because of You, Elevation, Desire, Even Better Than the Real Thing, and Staring at the Sun. I know a few of those have been on previous releases (some multiple), but I think there was a degree of uniqueness to some of those mixes on this tour and I'd very much embrace their inclusion.

I'd also nix the intermission songs. They're just studio remixes. I'd rather just have the plain studio recordings.

As an opinion of the idea overall, this is the greatest subscriber gift since the monster that was U22, and that's saying something.

Offline miryclay

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2018, 05:47:37 AM »
Looks like the U2 subscriber gift became a monster in order to defeat a monster.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 06:44:05 AM by miryclay »

Offline 64ac30

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »
Well tried to use my 25% discount coupon from 2018 subscription and u2.com cancelled it. Had to resubscribe for a new valid coupon...

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2018, 02:53:28 AM »
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Its a great gift ! Thank you, U2!
If I had to choose, the innocence side would be
People have the power with Patti Smith
Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I will follow
Iris (hold me close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised by wolves
The Troubles
Until the end of the world
The Fly remix
Invisible
Lucifer hands
The crystal ballroom
Volcano
Every breaking waves

The experience side would be
Love is all we have left
The blackout
Gloria
Red flag day
Dirty day
Zoo station
Stay
Wild horses
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
Acrobat
The best thing
Get out of your own way
American soul
Summer of love
Landlady
Love is bigger than anything in its way
13 (there is a light)
I can't quote much on the former, but on the latter, I'd at least add All Because of You, Elevation, Desire, Even Better Than the Real Thing, and Staring at the Sun. I know a few of those have been on previous releases (some multiple), but I think there was a degree of uniqueness to some of those mixes on this tour and I'd very much embrace their inclusion.

I'd also nix the intermission songs. They're just studio remixes. I'd rather just have the plain studio recordings.

As an opinion of the idea overall, this is the greatest subscriber gift since the monster that was U22, and that's saying something.
sure, I love all those songs too, but like you said, it were released before... That said, I prefer the experience versions of Elevation and Even better than the real thing that the innocence versions.

Like you, I feel very lucky to have this gift, I'm a U2 fan since almost 3 decades now,
and the last 4 years, we've been given a lots of things :
- Songs of Innocence in 2014
- Innocence + Experience Tour 2015
- The Joshua Tree Tour 2017
- Songs of Experience in 2017
- Experience + Innocence Tour 2018

and I can feel 2019 will be a busy year too with:
- Innocence + Experience live double CD in 2019
- U2 cover of a T-Rex song
- World Tour in Australia, New Zealand, etc...
- The Joshua Tree tour live in Mexico Dvd
- Experience + Innocence live in Berlin Dvd
- and why not Songs of Ascent album...

There's so much to come. U2 worked with Eno and Lanois for this album, the band also worked with Rick Rubin and RedOne for two more records, which means U2 have at least 3 albums (with very different feels) under their sleeves.
U2 already have changed their way of touring lately, but I'm pretty sure that we'll have more albums in the near futur, and maybe less tours also. Time will tell... 

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2018, 08:05:19 AM »
I want this.

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2018, 02:23:04 PM »
Easy to forget how hard they worked on the innocence and experience albums. Delays, 're recordings, further delays, panicking over producers, ATYCLB pinned to the wall for inspiration.

What we got was a best of all the material they had in the bag. That was their attempt to make the best album they've ever made.

They're not sitting on their best stuff, waiting for a rainy day.

Offline Argo

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 10:01:37 PM »
Would love to be wrong but it is a virtual certainty there wont be a new album for some time and any material previously worked on that hasn't seen the light of day wont be part of any album about to come out. There might be some material that is extensively re-worked into a future album but I don't expect a new album for probably 3 years from now when you factor in they probably want an extensive break and then they take forever once they do start recording. Best hope for some of the unused material is that it forms some sort of bonus material with the next greatest hits album they do or a subscribers release like Medium Rare & Unmastered (if I got the name right) from a few years back.

Offline jc619er

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2018, 09:39:23 AM »
I would actually love the 2020 gift to be another compilation of rarities, remixes and demos again. It'd be cool to see what they left on the table from the I&E sessions.

Offline BONO31

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 02:37:17 AM »
If there's a tour in 2019, it'll be supporting an album.
And I doubt it'll be Joshua Tree again.

Adam Clayton expressed several time U2 had to figure out how to make stadium venue,
and mentions "Songs of Ascent" as an option.

Maybe, it will be another album (Rick Rubin sessions or RedOne sessions), but it would be more logical to release "Songs of Ascent", as it was part of the initial plan.

Offline Gavin82

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Re: 2019 subscriber gift
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2018, 05:32:56 AM »
Stadiums in Oz etc if it happens nx year the demand would be just insane