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Title: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 09, 2013, 01:53:50 PM
Check out Matt's news on the @U2 home page.

Thoughts?

I would say a little more optimistic (Larry said it and not Bono) and keeping my fingers crossed, but still cautious.
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Post by: ryanm on January 09, 2013, 01:56:35 PM
Nothing is real until Larry says it's real.  Therefore, my optimism for a new album this year has increased dramatically.
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 09, 2013, 01:57:22 PM
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Nothing is real until Larry says it's real.  Therefore, my optimism for a new album this year has increased dramatically.

I agree ryanm
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Post by: stigman on January 09, 2013, 02:00:15 PM
if larry says september its september
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on January 09, 2013, 02:00:41 PM
New single released with an album release date from David Bowie and now Larry 'no bullsh*t' Mullen Jr says U2 are aiming for a September release date.

This has been a good week
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on January 09, 2013, 02:08:51 PM
I knew it! Now I'm even more excited for a 2013 release, I believe it's happening.

By the way, is this the first time Larry has mentioned a release date for a new album?
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Post by: Thunder Peel on January 09, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
Hearing it from Larry is definitely more trustworthy, though I'm still being cautious. This is good news but it needs to be followed with regular updates before I'll fully believe it. It's a great start though.:)
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Post by: Manos73 on January 09, 2013, 02:14:46 PM
It fits a timetable they know well. 

Boy - 20 October 1980
October - 12 October 1981
TUF - 1 October 1984
R&H - 10 October 1988
AB - 18 November 1991
ATYCLB - 30 October 2000
HTDAAB - 22 November 2004

It gets the album out before Christmas and let's the band do promo-warm up work before a spring tour.
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Post by: Vox on January 09, 2013, 02:23:01 PM
This and the Bowie news this week is great.  But to temper enthusiasm a bit -- he says "aiming for September."  But since it's Larry, hopefully that means November.  Of this year.
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on January 09, 2013, 02:25:50 PM
HTDAAB was released in November of 2004 but in January/February of 2004 they were getting in more producers so who knows what could happen.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 09, 2013, 02:27:12 PM
Woohooo!!!!!
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Post by: _acrobat on January 09, 2013, 02:28:50 PM
I could feel my heart speed up as I read that  ;D
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Post by: markt on January 09, 2013, 02:36:34 PM
They may be a little late, but they will want it released in the fall.  Good news :)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 09, 2013, 02:37:37 PM
Awesome, now we're getting somewhere.

I trust Larry much more than anyone else, even McGuinness.

I just hope we hear NO news of Lillywhite involvement.
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Post by: codeguy on January 09, 2013, 02:46:01 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now hopefully it's a good album!!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Manos73 on January 09, 2013, 02:47:37 PM
I second, no Lillywhite!
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 09, 2013, 02:48:36 PM
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now hopefully it's a good album!!

Good isn't good enough, greatness is required!
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Post by: Droo on January 09, 2013, 02:53:54 PM
So long as it sounds more like Achtung Baby and Pop and less like HTDAAB, I'll be happy.
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Post by: Jono on January 09, 2013, 02:54:49 PM
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Nothing is real until Larry says it's real.  Therefore, my optimism for a new album this year has increased dramatically.
Larry, our real band manager for sure!

I still fear a club lp...please talk me off that bridge!

On October 1, my Bday, they will release a remix dance edit of October...

wh-wha-wha- what do i care...fshht, zim bop, fshht, zim, bop, Octo, Octo, Ocotber


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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 09, 2013, 02:59:13 PM
Ooorah! Happy New Year!!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 03:06:18 PM
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By the way, is this the first time Larry has mentioned a release date for a new album?

i'd like to know this too.
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Post by: paddyattitude on January 09, 2013, 03:08:40 PM
Larry was also he first one to say there would be a close follow-up of No Line and nothing happened...
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: BurningDownLove on January 09, 2013, 03:20:37 PM
Yep, I think Larry is the most reliable of the bunch when it comes to new album news! This makes me incredibly optimistic!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 09, 2013, 04:15:21 PM
It's a good sign, but people overrate the importance of Larry saying it.

Chances of the late 2013-early 2014 window looking good though,
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Exile on January 09, 2013, 04:33:20 PM
I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 09, 2013, 04:42:57 PM
I think the odds of a new album coming out in 2013 have increased dramatically. 
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: connorfin22 on January 09, 2013, 04:57:49 PM
Bono didn't say it, McGuinness didn't say it.

It must be true.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: miryclay on January 09, 2013, 04:59:07 PM
The big question is...will they continue with the 360 theme in arenas?
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 05:01:17 PM
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The big question is...will they continue with the 360 theme in arenas?

no
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Post by: Executioner on January 09, 2013, 05:02:39 PM
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I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Well well well. Now for all you doubting trolls out there.seems you doubted my excellent source. Well looks like the trolls are proven wrong once more.you have had bono say it, mc Guinness and now the main man Mullen .you trolls think you still know better.ill give you even more hope it could be a green day type release .work that one out.
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Post by: Jono on January 09, 2013, 05:04:49 PM
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I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Have we heard from him since? Maybe he was a U2 team plant?
...and no, you wouldn't happily wait ;)
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 09, 2013, 05:04:55 PM
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I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Well well well. Now for all you doubting trolls out there.seems you doubted my excellent source. Well looks like the trolls are proven wrong once more.you have had bono say it, mc Guinness and now the main man Mullen .you trolls think you still know better.ill give you even more hope it could be a green day type release .work that one out.

3 albums?
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 05:06:33 PM
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I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Well well well. Now for all you doubting trolls out there.seems you doubted my excellent source. Well looks like the trolls are proven wrong once more.you have had bono say it, mc Guinness and now the main man Mullen .you trolls think you still know better.ill give you even more hope it could be a green day type release .work that one out.

3 albums?

do not engage. proceed to block and move on. have a good night.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: PartyMarty23 on January 09, 2013, 05:07:32 PM
Really hope this is true. But it makes me more optimistic than Bono saying something about the album.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 09, 2013, 05:08:49 PM
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I really hope this doesn't happen as it will prove Executioner right, and I'd happily wait another year to avoid that.
Well well well. Now for all you doubting trolls out there.seems you doubted my excellent source. Well looks like the trolls are proven wrong once more.you have had bono say it, mc Guinness and now the main man Mullen .you trolls think you still know better.ill give you even more hope it could be a green day type release .work that one out.

3 albums?

do not engage. proceed to block and move on. have a good night.

Haha.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: boom boom on January 09, 2013, 05:27:30 PM
Custom officers working at Dublin Airport, please do not let Lilywhite enter you city.  Handcuff him on sight, and send him back to where every he came from.  U2's future depends on it.
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Post by: johno11 on January 09, 2013, 05:37:18 PM
Did Larry say which September ;-)
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Post by: Manos73 on January 09, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
Adam was on a beach with drink and a girl in a bikini and unavailable for comment.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 09, 2013, 05:40:51 PM
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Adam was on a beach with drink and a girl in a bikini and unavailable for comment.

Who was in the bikini?
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on January 09, 2013, 05:56:56 PM
I've got a good feeling about this...
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Edges Cat on January 09, 2013, 06:14:36 PM
If Larry spoke to the media as often as Bono, you wouldn't trust him either. ;)

"Aiming for September"? I've seen Larry play darts, and he has a terrible aim (the real reason Bono wears glasses).

Anywho, looks like U2 people have been reading the boards and the years of "I'll believe it when Larry says it" posts. :D
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Post by: Manos73 on January 09, 2013, 06:15:42 PM
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Adam was on a beach with drink and a girl in a bikini and unavailable for comment.

Who was in the bikini?

Good question.
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Post by: StickOnTattoos on January 09, 2013, 06:36:10 PM
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New single released with an album release date from David Bowie and now Larry 'no bullsh*t' Mullen Jr says U2 are aiming for a September release date.

This has been a good week

Indeed. I AM SO EXCITED! :D
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: OnlyU2 on January 09, 2013, 07:10:34 PM
... now we have to wait about 8 months! I can't wait !
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 09, 2013, 07:12:15 PM
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... now we have to wait about 8 months! I can't wait !

It will be a cool 8 months.

One of the things I love about an impending album release is all the events before said release. The guest appearances and promo tour, interviews, waiting for that one single, reading and listening to snippets.

Can't wait!
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Post by: U2runnr on January 09, 2013, 07:29:23 PM
This is indeed very exciting!
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Post by: TheU2Ken on January 09, 2013, 08:15:42 PM
LARRY!!!!!!
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Post by: bonofaninaustin on January 09, 2013, 08:43:54 PM
This is what we have been waiting for...and he is talking with Fanning about it. I choose to believe it now so Dublin 2014 here I come!  8)
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Post by: skelter on January 09, 2013, 08:56:15 PM
^bonofaninaustin, why do you wish to go to Dublin in 2014? You should go when the album is about to come out, as they would be putting finishing touches in their Dublin studio during that time!

I will be saving up for a trip to NY (likely) or wherever they choose to promote the album in the USA. They might do another Letterman spot or something.

ps: I'm in your lovely city for these couple of days, bonofaninaustin!
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on January 09, 2013, 08:58:23 PM
So, if you haven't already started, this means we have to begin saving our money for tickets and any travel arrangements.
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Post by: striker on January 09, 2013, 09:03:12 PM
Oh look---happy fans for once!
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 09:06:25 PM
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Oh look---happy fans for once!

.......until it comes out
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Post by: striker on January 09, 2013, 09:08:02 PM
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Oh look---happy fans for once!

.......until it comes out
Haha.
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Post by: AJ on January 09, 2013, 09:11:40 PM
This will be the first U2 release I will get to see the promotion of ;D
I will also make sure to grab the vinyl before the price skyrockets
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Post by: bonofaninaustin on January 09, 2013, 09:44:12 PM
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^bonofaninaustin, why do you wish to go to Dublin in 2014? You should go when the album is about to come out, as they would be putting finishing touches in their Dublin studio during that time!


#1 on bucket list is to see a concert in Dublin, so I hoping there are a few dates there summer of 2014! I know several members may have some snide remark about this but it's MY bucket list!


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Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 09, 2013, 09:49:08 PM
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Oh look---happy fans for once!

.......until it comes out

And then people will continue to be happy for about two weeks and say how it's great...and then the high will wear off and they'll come up with various reasons to hate on it.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 09:50:11 PM
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Oh look---happy fans for once!

.......until it comes out

And then people will continue to be happy for about two weeks and say how it's great...and then the high will wear off and they'll come up with various reasons to hate on it.

Yea i remember when NLOTH leaked it was a whole whole lot of disappointment, i waited to buy it and loved it but still
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Post by: BalconyTV on January 09, 2013, 10:16:06 PM
Oh come on. Lets just be NICE...show some love. NLOTH was great. I loved it. Whos with me?
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Post by: U2runnr on January 09, 2013, 10:17:55 PM
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Oh come on. Lets just be NICE...show some love. NLOTH was great. I loved it. Whos with me?
I'm with you!
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Post by: skelter on January 09, 2013, 10:24:35 PM
Haha, getting ahead of myself here, but I wonder where they they'll begin the next tour: USA or Europe?

(very unlikely that they would begin anywhere else: Australia, S. America, etc)
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 09, 2013, 10:31:29 PM
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Haha, getting ahead of myself here, but I wonder where they they'll begin the next tour: USA or Europe?

(very unlikely that they would begin anywhere else: Australia, S. America, etc)

what if they DONT tour.......? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Post by: skelter on January 09, 2013, 10:32:44 PM
^heh, you are channelling that simpsons character your avatar is.  :P

They're not that old yet, they can still do it.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on January 09, 2013, 11:02:29 PM
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(very unlikely that they would begin anywhere else: Australia, S. America, etc)
If they decide to go for an arena tour, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them to come to South America, unlike when they did the Elevation tour :'(
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 09, 2013, 11:45:25 PM
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... now we have to wait about 8 months! I can't wait !

It will be a cool 8 months.

One of the things I love about an impending album release is all the events before said release. The guest appearances and promo tour, interviews, waiting for that one single, reading and listening to snippets.

Can't wait!

Agreed 1000%  This is going to be a fun waiting period
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 10, 2013, 12:51:39 AM
I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)
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Post by: flender on January 10, 2013, 12:56:18 AM
Come to Asia please !!!!!
Anyone know why u2 didn't visit japan the last tour
I understand that Asia might nit be there destination but japan is the only country in Asia big bands shouldnt skip .??
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 10, 2013, 06:46:05 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)

nah, NLOTH has a great cover.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 10, 2013, 06:57:48 AM
1) I love NLOTH

2) This news from Larry has me cautiously optimistic.

3) I do hope they use a different producer. Even though I love what Steve Lillywhite has done for them. They need to be a little more experimental. But I will probably love whatever they do. I have not hated a U2 album yet.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 07:06:13 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)

nah, NLOTH has a great cover.

Agreed. Nonetheless, after the last 3 albums emphasis on black and white imagery, it would be great if the next album was a little more colourful... might even help visually emphasise a departure from the 'stripped down, back to basics' approach of atyclb and htdaab (if the next album is indeed a sonic departure).
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 07:11:34 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)

nah, NLOTH has a great cover.

Agreed. Nonetheless, after the last 3 albums emphasis on black and white imagery, it would be great if the next album was a little more colourful... might even help visually emphasise a departure from the 'stripped down, back to basics' approach of atyclb and htdaab (if the next album is indeed a sonic departure).

I think it might be similar to the pop cover, with 4 individual portraits of the band, merged into one face like the KOL only by the night album,  I can see it being called Man. 
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Post by: aarong on January 10, 2013, 07:11:57 AM
e-mail to my dad from Prinicple Management re new album in September......."Band are still working on a new album. We have no details. Sorry" and to "keep an eye on u2.com"..... cant wait!
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 07:25:20 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)

nah, NLOTH has a great cover.

Agreed. Nonetheless, after the last 3 albums emphasis on black and white imagery, it would be great if the next album was a little more colourful... might even help visually emphasise a departure from the 'stripped down, back to basics' approach of atyclb and htdaab (if the next album is indeed a sonic departure).

I think it might be similar to the pop cover, with 4 individual portraits of the band, merged into one face like the KOL only by the night album,  I can see it being called Man. 

That would be pretty damn cool. Hopefully it wouldn't be black and white either!
I am really curious about what the album title will be, but i think they'd save 'man' for if/when they know they're releasing their final album.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 07:29:21 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to seeing Julian Lennon's photos, more than hearing the new music.  It's been a while since we had a decent U2 album cover. ::)

nah, NLOTH has a great cover.

Agreed. Nonetheless, after the last 3 albums emphasis on black and white imagery, it would be great if the next album was a little more colourful... might even help visually emphasise a departure from the 'stripped down, back to basics' approach of atyclb and htdaab (if the next album is indeed a sonic departure).

I think it might be similar to the pop cover, with 4 individual portraits of the band, merged into one face like the KOL only by the night album,  I can see it being called Man. 

That would be pretty damn cool. Hopefully it wouldn't be black and white either!
I am really curious about what the album title will be, but i think they'd save 'man' for if/when they know they're releasing their final album.

True, it could be though .
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Post by: KitCat on January 10, 2013, 07:30:34 AM
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Adam was on a beach with drink and a girl in a bikini and unavailable for comment.

Who was in the bikini?

Punctuation, it makes a difference! :D
(Sorry, that just really cracked me up)



I'm cautiously optimistic, but if I get a Bad Seeds, Bowie and U2 album all in one year, I'll be f*ing stoked!

Might have to sign up to become a U2.com member...but I'll have to get out my log book to work out how many times I need to increase my b!+ching and moaning quotient if I do that... :P


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I will also make sure to grab the vinyl before the price skyrockets

^^^ This. The price of the NLOTH vinyl is absurd!
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 10, 2013, 07:35:07 AM
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Come to Asia please !!!!!
Anyone know why u2 didn't visit japan the last tour
I understand that Asia might nit be there destination but japan is the only country in Asia big bands shouldnt skip .??

Agree 100%. Kick it off in Dubai around New Year's Eve, maybe do a couple of Indian dates, then hit Singapore, South Korea and Japan. Perhaps Thailand, the Phillipines and Hong Kong/Macau as well. From there, do Aus/NZ and then a brief run through the Americas. Just like that, it'll be time for summer in Europe.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 07:42:42 AM
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Adam was on a beach with drink and a girl in a bikini and unavailable for comment.

Who was in the bikini?

Punctuation, it makes a difference! :D
(Sorry, that just really cracked me up)



I'm cautiously optimistic, but if I get a Bad Seeds, Bowie and U2 album all in one year, I'll be f*ing stoked!

Might have to sign up to become a U2.com member...but I'll have to get out my log book to work out how many times I need to increase my b!+ching and moaning quotient if I do that... :P


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I will also make sure to grab the vinyl before the price skyrockets

^^^ This. The price of the NLOTH vinyl is absurd!

I couldn't help myself with the bikini line. I have NLOTH on vinyl, it cost me around £40, worth it though it's a 180 mg double vinyl thing of beauty.
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Post by: KitCat on January 10, 2013, 07:50:00 AM
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I couldn't help myself with the bikini line. I have NLOTH on vinyl, it cost me around £40, worth it though it's a 180 mg double vinyl thing of beauty.

:D

It's now £140 on Amazon UK. There are sellers on Amazon US selling from $49.99USD but they don't ship outside of the states :(
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 10, 2013, 07:53:16 AM
Really, really think that people are overreacting here. I honestly don't think that there is that much reason to take this significantly more seriously than something said by anyone close to the group who isn't Bono. It means they're aiming for roughly that time frame but it could, and very probably will, be delayed, and this is the time frame we were all expecting anyway.

Not meaning to be a downer!
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 08:50:39 AM
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I couldn't help myself with the bikini line. I have NLOTH on vinyl, it cost me around £40, worth it though it's a 180 mg double vinyl thing of beauty.

:D

It's now £140 on Amazon UK. There are sellers on Amazon US selling from $49.99USD but they don't ship outside of the states :(

You're based in Aussie tricky. You could always buy it here and I could send it to you?

http://www.discogs.com/sell/list?release_id=1680455&ev=rb
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Post by: jick on January 10, 2013, 08:50:52 AM
Mullen is showing his age.

Cheers,

J
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Post by: U2runnr on January 10, 2013, 09:50:33 AM
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Mullen is showing his age.

Cheers,

J

What now? The "reliable man" can't be trusted either huh?
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Post by: Bads316 on January 10, 2013, 10:08:15 AM
Mullen needs to go back and tell U2 that September (or indeed any month of the 2013 variety) doesn't fit with Jick's calculations. I'm sure some unforeseen circumstances will 'prove' you right J, don't sweat.
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on January 10, 2013, 10:11:33 AM
"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html
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Mullen needs to go back and tell U2 that September (or indeed any month of the 2013 variety) doesn't fit with Jick's calculations. I'm sure some unforeseen circumstances will 'prove' you right J, don't sweat.

If larry is saying September I have faith in that, he's normally very reliable in this regard. 
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 10:14:19 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

The executioner mentioned this yesterday.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 10:30:47 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

The executioner mentioned this yesterday.

Woah, you're right.
Also, seriously? First Larry confirms they're aiming for september, then he says they'd like to release more than one album?? This sounds way too good to be true, it's surreal.
To be fair, maybe he means releasing the album digitally in september, then physically later on. In fact, that's what i'm forcing myself to assume, otherwise we'll just be let down...
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

The executioner mentioned this yesterday.

Woah, you're right.
Also, seriously? First Larry confirms they're aiming for september, then he says they'd like to release more than one album?? This sounds way too good to be true, it's surreal.
To be fair, maybe he means releasing the album digitally in september, then physically later on. In fact, that's what i'm forcing myself to assume, otherwise we'll just be let down...

I doubt he means that, it's going to be an interesting next few months.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 10:48:33 AM
Well i hope i'm wrong (obviously)!
If they really are planning for two releases, presumably that means that each release will be different - maybe the first will be danger mouse produced, and the second will be by someone else?
Or maybe they'll actually release two EPs instead of one big album, like that 'daylight/darkness' idea they had for NLOTH at one point.
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Post by: m2 on January 10, 2013, 10:50:54 AM
Or one will be for the fan club only...?
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 10:54:17 AM
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Well i hope i'm wrong (obviously)!
If they really are planning for two releases, presumably that means that each release will be different - maybe the first will be danger mouse produced, and the second will be by someone else?
Or maybe they'll actually release two EPs instead of one big album, like that 'daylight/darkness' idea they had for NLOTH at one point.

I can't see it being two EPs but you never know. They must be recording in Dublin presumably, solely in Dublin this time around. NLOTH was frantic before it was mastered, Bono has stated he doesn't want that again.

My thought is that the Dangermouse work is nigh on complete as of now. Norah Jones stated DM had finished it, there were various sources.
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Post by: MASTER YODA on January 10, 2013, 11:14:06 AM
So are they really gonna release North Star, Winter, Stingray guitar, Soon, etc. on this new album?
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Post by: xy on January 10, 2013, 11:25:08 AM
So Danger Mouse and Songs of ascent are presumably the two releases Larry is referring to ?
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Post by: hibricc on January 10, 2013, 11:28:32 AM
I wonder if Larry is purposely (and publicly) drawing this line in the sand to motivate the rest of the band to get back to work...
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Post by: U2runnr on January 10, 2013, 11:50:01 AM
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Or one will be for the fan club only...?
I could live with that!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on January 10, 2013, 11:59:21 AM
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I wonder if Larry is purposely (and publicly) drawing this line in the sand to motivate the rest of the band to get back to work...
A man's gotta do, what a man's gotta do. Go Larry!
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 10, 2013, 12:04:45 PM
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So are they really gonna release North Star, Winter, Stingray guitar, Soon, etc. on this new album?

I hope not.
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Post by: larrylove on January 10, 2013, 12:08:45 PM
good news the kind we were all waiting for.
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Post by: DGordon1 on January 10, 2013, 12:24:10 PM
I'm not going to take that as confirmation, but it's good to know that they're at least PLANNING to release something this year.
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Post by: Manos73 on January 10, 2013, 01:16:08 PM
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So are they really gonna release North Star, Winter, Stingray guitar, Soon, etc. on this new album?
Soon was released as a 7-inch in the Rose Bowl deluxe set and later as a U2.com download.  I don't expect to see it again.  I understand the rest of the band wasn't impressed with it as much as Bono.

Winter demo was released on the Linear DVD and a studio version ran over the end credits of the Brothers movie and is easy to get a copy of.  The song was actually  nominated for a Golden Globe.  I think that type of recognition will keep it from being on the next record but I could be wrong. 

Stingray was an instrumental and I doubt it would be on the next album unless it becomes a snippet in another track.

The other new songs they played were North Star, Glastonbury, Every Breaking Wave, Mercy and Boy Falls From The Sky.

I don't think Boy Falls From The Sky will get released because of the way songs are written/credited internally in the band.  But I still think it makes a decent U2 track and it would be nice to have their version of it.

Glastonbury sounded great but the lyrics were weak.  Maybe DM helped retool this track.
 
Mercy - the 2004 leak was wonderful, the live version not so much.  I think this track will eventually be b-sided.  I think North Star will be as well.

EBW - we haven't heard the rockin version of this song.  I just don't know.  But the live version didn't speak single material to me.

I would love them to set aside all of those tracks and release them as the 2014 fan club record:

1.Soon
2.Winter
3.Stingray
4.North Star
5.Glastonbury
6.Every Breaking Wave
7.Mercy
8.Boy Falls From The Sky
+2

To round out to ten maybe throw in two tracks they worked on during the same time period, Yoshino Blossom and Disappearing Act.  Think how many U2.com subscriptions that would sell!

And the record would be all new songs.   

 

 
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Post by: spooked1oo on January 10, 2013, 01:20:12 PM
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So are they really gonna release North Star, Winter, Stingray guitar, Soon, etc. on this new album?
Soon was released as a 7-inch in the Rose Bowl deluxe set and later as a U2.com download.  I don't expect to see it again.  I understand the rest of the band wasn't impressed with it as much as Bono.

Winter demo was released as on the Linear DVD and a studio version ran over the end credits of the Brothers movie and is easy to get a copy of.  The song was actually  nominated for a Golden Globe.  I think that type of recognition will keep it from being on the next record but I could be wrong. 

Stingray was an instrumental and I doubt it would be on the next album unless it become a snippet in another track.

The other new songs they played were North Star, Glastonbury, Every Breaking Wave, Mercy and Boy Falls From The Sky.

I don't think Boy Falls From The Sky will get released because of the way songs are written/credited internally in the band.  But I still think it makes a decent U2 track and it would be nice to have their version of it.

Glastonbury sounded great but the lyrics were weak.  Maybe DM helped retool this track.
 
Mercy - the 2004 leak was wonderful, the live version not so much.  I think this track will eventually be b-sided.  I think North Star will be as well.

EBW - we haven't heard the rockin version of this song.  I just don't know.  But the live version didn't speak single material to me.

I would love them set aside all of those tracks and release them as the 2014 fan club record:

1.Soon
2.Winter
3.Stingray
4.North Star
5.Glastonbury
6.Every Breaking Wave
7.Mercy
8.Boy Falls From The Sky
+2

To round out to ten maybe throw in two tracks they worked on during the same time period, Yoshino Blossom and Disappearing Act.  Think how many U2.com subscriptions that would sell!

And the record would be all new songs.   

 

 


As long as we get the recording of North Sar from Transformers, I'm okay.
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on January 10, 2013, 01:21:19 PM
Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!
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So are they really gonna release North Star, Winter, Stingray guitar, Soon, etc. on this new album?
Soon was released as a 7-inch in the Rose Bowl deluxe set and later as a U2.com download.  I don't expect to see it again.  I understand the rest of the band wasn't impressed with it as much as Bono.

Winter demo was released as on the Linear DVD and a studio version ran over the end credits of the Brothers movie and is easy to get a copy of.  The song was actually  nominated for a Golden Globe.  I think that type of recognition will keep it from being on the next record but I could be wrong. 

Stingray was an instrumental and I doubt it would be on the next album unless it become a snippet in another track.

The other new songs they played were North Star, Glastonbury, Every Breaking Wave, Mercy and Boy Falls From The Sky.

I don't think Boy Falls From The Sky will get released because of the way songs are written/credited internally in the band.  But I still think it makes a decent U2 track and it would be nice to have their version of it.

Glastonbury sounded great but the lyrics were weak.  Maybe DM helped retool this track.
 
Mercy - the 2004 leak was wonderful, the live version not so much.  I think this track will eventually be b-sided.  I think North Star will be as well.

EBW - we haven't heard the rockin version of this song.  I just don't know.  But the live version didn't speak single material to me.

I would love them set aside all of those tracks and release them as the 2014 fan club record:

1.Soon
2.Winter
3.Stingray
4.North Star
5.Glastonbury
6.Every Breaking Wave
7.Mercy
8.Boy Falls From The Sky
+2

To round out to ten maybe throw in two tracks they worked on during the same time period, Yoshino Blossom and Disappearing Act.  Think how many U2.com subscriptions that would sell!

And the record would be all new songs.   

 

 


As long as we get the recording of North Sar from Transformers, I'm okay.

Why? Because it hasn't been released? It sounds incredibly cheesy.
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Post by: The Exile on January 10, 2013, 01:30:50 PM
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on January 10, 2013, 01:41:07 PM
Releasing two new albums in a year isn't gong to maximise sales, so that alone should tell us that we won't be getting two new albums.  U2 didn't even release their last three remasters from the back catalogue in the same year.
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Post by: The Exile on January 10, 2013, 01:45:25 PM
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Releasing two new albums in a year isn't gong to maximise sales, so that alone should tell us that we won't be getting two new albums.  U2 didn't even release their last three remasters from the back catalogue in the same year.

The same applies to original B-sides, unfortunately. I think the days of U2 releasing those are long gone.
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Post by: SDD3000 on January 10, 2013, 01:46:22 PM
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
They could have a lot of material already in the can but Bono feels like out of it all there are only 6 stunners..? Who knows. But because SOA got dumped and all the new stuff they played on the 360 tour i reckon they have quite a bit of material backed up. But i hope the album is ALL new stuff. I dont mind EBW and North Star in its first play sounded great. However that studio version was pretty bad. Save these for B sides!
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
They could have a lot of material already in the can but Bono feels like out of it all there are only 6 stunners..? Who knows. But because SOA got dumped and all the new stuff they played on the 360 tour i reckon they have quite a bit of material backed up. But i hope the album is ALL new stuff. I dont mind EBW and North Star in its first play sounded great. However that studio version was pretty bad. Save these for B sides!

There is no way we'll get any of these. It'll be brand new material.
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
They could have a lot of material already in the can but Bono feels like out of it all there are only 6 stunners..? Who knows. But because SOA got dumped and all the new stuff they played on the 360 tour i reckon they have quite a bit of material backed up. But i hope the album is ALL new stuff. I dont mind EBW and North Star in its first play sounded great. However that studio version was pretty bad. Save these for B sides!

There is no way we'll get any of these. It'll be brand new material.
Ooohh i hope so!!!
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
They could have a lot of material already in the can but Bono feels like out of it all there are only 6 stunners..? Who knows. But because SOA got dumped and all the new stuff they played on the 360 tour i reckon they have quite a bit of material backed up. But i hope the album is ALL new stuff. I dont mind EBW and North Star in its first play sounded great. However that studio version was pretty bad. Save these for B sides!

There is no way we'll get any of these. It'll be brand new material.
Ooohh i hope so!!!

"You have to reject one expression of the band, first, before you get to the next expression, and in between you have nothing, you have to risk it all" - Bono, From the sky down
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Post by: DGordon1 on January 10, 2013, 02:04:57 PM
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.

They must have a massive amount of shelved songs from previous sessions.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 10, 2013, 02:06:40 PM
I like how Larry referred to Danger Mouse as "Brian Burton of Dangermouse," as if he thinks Brian Burton is in a band called Dangermouse.
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Post by: MASTER YODA on January 10, 2013, 02:18:57 PM
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I wonder if Larry is purposely (and publicly) drawing this line in the sand to motivate the rest of the band to get back to work...

I was Lol'ing too
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Post by: U2runnr on January 10, 2013, 02:36:45 PM
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
Well bono never actually said there are only 6 songs. Having 6 reasons to exist could be a little different than 6 songs.
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
Well bono never actually said there are only 6 songs. Having 6 reasons to exist could be a little different than 6 songs.

exactly. 6 great songs at the moment is what i took that too mean. there's no way i buy that there'll be 2 albums in 2013. 1? yea probably. 2? not likely
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
Well bono never actually said there are only 6 songs. Having 6 reasons to exist could be a little different than 6 songs.

exactly. 6 great songs at the moment is what i took that too mean. there's no way i buy that there'll be 2 albums in 2013. 1? yea probably. 2? not likely

one this year, one next year.
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Post by: hibricc on January 10, 2013, 02:48:19 PM
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I wonder if Larry is purposely (and publicly) drawing this line in the sand to motivate the rest of the band to get back to work...
I was Lol'ing too

I was actually imagining each of the others reading Larry's quote on atu2.com, and spitting their coffee all over their iPad.  "Wha-wha-WHAAAAAAT?"
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Post by: RunningtoStandstill (The League of Extraordinary BonoPeople) on January 10, 2013, 03:02:12 PM
My theory of this being the next AB is this much closer to coming true.  It could be album in Sept/Oct, second shorter album next year, just like zooropa.  This confirms they've been working with dangermouse, who really does have te possibility to completely revamp their sound.  I have high hopes, folks.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on January 10, 2013, 03:10:43 PM
ugh. I really. REALLY hope this is the real deal
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
Well bono never actually said there are only 6 songs. Having 6 reasons to exist could be a little different than 6 songs.

exactly. 6 great songs at the moment is what i took that too mean. there's no way i buy that there'll be 2 albums in 2013. 1? yea probably. 2? not likely
I agree , no way 2 albums in 2013. If they wanted to try to pull that off, maybe one in September and something in 2014 and a tour for both. That would give them what they need to re invent the tour as well!
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Holy crap!  TWO new releases possible in 2013?!  YES!

I find this highly suspect. The band, according to Bono, only has six songs right now, and they're talking about two albums? The only way this happens is if they actually release SOA in its 2009 form. Otherwise, they just don't have the material, in my opinion.
They could have a lot of material already in the can but Bono feels like out of it all there are only 6 stunners..? Who knows. But because SOA got dumped and all the new stuff they played on the 360 tour i reckon they have quite a bit of material backed up. But i hope the album is ALL new stuff. I dont mind EBW and North Star in its first play sounded great. However that studio version was pretty bad. Save these for B sides!

There is no way we'll get any of these. It'll be brand new material.

I'm very sceptical. Still think EBW, North Star and Mercy are all very likely.
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Post by: bethere on January 10, 2013, 03:34:03 PM
If they are planning two albums, it may go something like this:

September 2013 - Album 1

March - May 2014 - Album 2


               Album 1 gets a solid 6 months of promotion to include Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Its also eligible for the Grammy show in early February 2014. Then just as it is sliding down the charts, Album 2 gets released which should actually give Album 1 a little bump in sales at that time as well. Album 2 is eligible for the Grammy show in early February 2015. The tour for both albums starts in the summer 2014.

          Its possible.
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Post by: U2runnr on January 10, 2013, 03:36:16 PM
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If they are planning two albums, it may go something like this:

September 2013 - Album 1

March - May 2014 - Album 2


               Album 1 gets a solid 6 months of promotion to include Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Its also eligible for the Grammy show in early February 2014. Then just as it is sliding down the charts, Album 2 gets released which should actually give Album 1 a little bump in sales at that time as well. Album 2 is eligible for the Grammy show in early February 2015. The tour for both albums starts in the summer 2014.

          Its possible.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Would love to see that happen!
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Post by: PopMartfan on January 10, 2013, 03:44:41 PM
I'm personally encouraged by the apparent absence of Eno and Lanois, with Danger Mouse taking the controls. After listening to some of his work, I think Danger Mouse is the right one to once again make U2's music not just beautiful to listen to, but fun and invigorating at the same time; all without overdoing in that sense, as will.i.am. might have. It's a little hard to explain, but Danger Mouse seems like the right fit. I'm excited!
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Post by: _acrobat on January 10, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
"Mr. Mouse" lol ;D
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Post by: Thunder Peel on January 10, 2013, 04:30:42 PM
Two albums would be amazing, though I agree I think we'll be lucky to get one at this point. I certainly think they could pull off releasing two records within about six to eight months of each other and then tour. That would be fantastic to see.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 10, 2013, 04:57:48 PM
Odds of some more talk about thi, then one album being released a little earlier than most were expecting (IE Late this year) and the fans getting angry and disappointed because there's only one for another few years?
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Post by: dirtdrybonesandstone on January 10, 2013, 04:58:22 PM
This is nuts folks.  They haven't even brought Eno/Laois back in yet.  Bringing in Lillywhite alone will add six months.   
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 05:19:42 PM
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Odds of some more talk about thi, then one album being released a little earlier than most were expecting (IE Late this year) and the fans getting angry and disappointed because there's only one for another few years?

Sounds likely.

But i'd rather promises of 2 albums evolving into just one album in late 2013, than a promise of just 1 album in late 2013, that turns into 1 album delayed by lillywhite, in 2014.
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Post by: The Exile on January 10, 2013, 05:25:15 PM
Like with the defunct SOA, if quote-unquote album #1 doesn't sell as expected, there will be no album #2.
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Post by: sulphur76 on January 10, 2013, 06:03:38 PM
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Like with the defunct SOA, if quote-unquote album #1 doesn't sell as expected, there will be no album #2.

Bingo!
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 10, 2013, 06:10:16 PM
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Soon was released as a 7-inch in the Rose Bowl deluxe set and later as a U2.com download.  I don't expect to see it again.  I understand the rest of the band wasn't impressed with it as much as Bono.

They should give Soon to their man Friday, he loves the track. As do I, especially the chorus -- needs more of that.

Sing yourself on down the street, / sing yourself right off your feet. / Sing yourself away from / victory and from defeat...
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Post by: andrewau2 on January 10, 2013, 06:10:38 PM
The early 80s Boy-October-War had a bare bones, punkish feel to the songs
The mid-late 80s U.Fire -JTree -R&Hum had American roots and atmospheric vibes
The 90s A.Baby-Zooropa-Pop had electronic, European, industrial sounds
The 00s ATYCLB-HTDAAB-NLOTH had a mostly back to basics, pop songs, and long album titles

What will the 10s trilogy bring?

I'm really looking forward to listening to the new album(s) on repeat the first few weeks after release.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 10, 2013, 06:39:21 PM
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Like with the defunct SOA, if quote-unquote album #1 doesn't sell as expected, there will be no album #2.

I agree, but only if album 2 is an offshoot/in the same style as album 1. Like how NLOTH didn't do as well as expected, and SoA was in the same vein, so they abandoned it as and they didn't want a repeated 'failure'.
But they still tried to do a second, mid-tour album, albeit with different producers, aiming for a different sound.

So if album 1 fails this time round, i think it's conceivable that they might still try to 'revitalise' the tour by attempting to make another, different sounding album/ep they think might do better.
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Post by: miryclay on January 10, 2013, 06:45:23 PM
I am thinking that it might be a companion album a la Green Day. Next March would also work because a tour would follow around that time.

u2 can do whatever they want to do and should keep people on their toes 
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Post by: jick on January 10, 2013, 07:02:22 PM
There is no stopping all the hopefulness and delusions of many in this forum.

Time and time again in many threads about predicting future albums, some of the forum members actually hope or predict two albums released in such short intervals.

Nothing in U2's history has indicated they can do that.  And they are much older now and nowhere near hungry spring chickens.

As for Mullen's declaration, it does not make sense to call an album 9 months before its "supposed" release, unless it is already 100% complete now and they are just waiting for the proper timing to release it. That is not the case with album release however.  Artists try to put it to production fresh from the studio so that the lyrics and music are still current and relevant to the music landscape.

The most likely indications are that Mullen has seen progress in the studio and feels their pace will take them through September. He is getting old and mindless of the fact that he is not U2 alone. There are 3 other members who represent unpredictable variables in the recording process given their advanced ages and busy schedules.

The recording of a U2 album is painfully slow, but the last few tracks are just like the last two minutes of a basketball game - the time says it is close but the actual time it takes to finish is actually so long.

Again, it is 2014.

Cheers,

J
 
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Post by: miryclay on January 10, 2013, 07:24:11 PM
If earthquakes have richter scales, then albums have record scales.

the past months press (exist quote, julian lennon)has been a four to six on the record scale...
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Post by: U2runnr on January 10, 2013, 07:49:06 PM
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There is no stopping all the hopefulness and delusions of many in this forum.

Time and time again in many threads about predicting future albums, some of the forum members actually hope or predict two albums released in such short intervals.

Nothing in U2's history has indicated they can do that.  And they are much older now and nowhere near hungry spring chickens.

As for Mullen's declaration, it does not make sense to call an album 9 months before its "supposed" release, unless it is already 100% complete now and they are just waiting for the proper timing to release it. That is not the case with album release however.  Artists try to put it to production fresh from the studio so that the lyrics and music are still current and relevant to the music landscape.

The most likely indications are that Mullen has seen progress in the studio and feels their pace will take them through September. He is getting old and mindless of the fact that he is not U2 alone. There are 3 other members who represent unpredictable variables in the recording process given their advanced ages and busy schedules.

The recording of a U2 album is painfully slow, but the last few tracks are just like the last two minutes of a basketball game - the time says it is close but the actual time it takes to finish is actually so long.

Again, it is 2014.

Cheers,

J


Well I'm sorry, but your hopes are more delusional than ours if you really believe that he's just getting old and "mindless of the fact that there are 3 other members". I'm sorry Jick, but your "statistics" are wrong.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 10, 2013, 09:48:35 PM
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Bah humbug!

 ;D
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Post by: jick on January 10, 2013, 10:01:11 PM
There is no precedent whatsoever in the history of U2 to show that they will release 2 albums within one year of each other on the basis of material good enough for two albums.  None whatsoever.

It would have been good to be hopeful in U2's younger days.  But now that they are rich contented millionaires in their 50's? It is very amusing to see how some people hold on to hope, even for things out of the realm of possibilities.

Cheers,

J
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Post by: An Cat Dubh on January 10, 2013, 10:05:18 PM
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There is no precedent whatsoever in the history of U2 to show that they will release 2 albums within one year of each other on the basis of material good enough for two albums.  None whatsoever.

It would have been good to be hopeful in U2's younger days.  But now that they are rich contented millionaires in their 50's? It is very amusing to see how some people hold on to hope, even for things out of the realm of possibilities.

Cheers,

J


I agree with you. But hope you are wrong as I would LMAO.
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Post by: The Exile on January 10, 2013, 10:20:44 PM
For my part, Larry's statement about a second album makes me increasingly suspicious of his statements about the first one.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 10, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.
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Post by: skelter on January 11, 2013, 12:15:53 AM
When did the Julian Lennon shoot occur? (I saw the b&w pics posted in The Band sub-forum, I just assumed they were pre-360 tour). In the J. Lennon photos, Adam still had his short-cropped hair! It must have taken months for it to grow out to his present John Major hairstyle now  ;D
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Post by: The Exile on January 11, 2013, 12:49:17 AM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?
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Post by: KitCat on January 11, 2013, 01:13:13 AM
The 10 reasons to exist is in fact 10 new albums, which they'll release 1 every 3 months whilst they tour, cutting each leg into a different series of mini tours for each album so that each continent gets something different thereby making the hardcore fans drop thousands of dollars on following them around; profits maximised McGuinness style!

Since we're straying into Lone Gunmen territory...  :P
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Post by: boom boom on January 11, 2013, 03:59:22 AM
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For my part, Larry's statement about a second album makes me increasingly suspicious of his statements about the first one.
Yeah, in fact did the interviewer clarify that when in fact Larry said September did he mean 2013 or 2014 or God forbid 2015?  2 albums, I don't think so.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 11, 2013, 04:04:03 AM
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For my part, Larry's statement about a second album makes me increasingly suspicious of his statements about the first one.
Yeah, in fact did the interviewer clarify that when in fact Larry said September did he mean 2013 or 2014 or God forbid 2015?  2 albums, I don't think so.

He obviously means this year.
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Post by: boom boom on January 11, 2013, 04:07:04 AM
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For my part, Larry's statement about a second album makes me increasingly suspicious of his statements about the first one.
Yeah, in fact did the interviewer clarify that when in fact Larry said September did he mean 2013 or 2014 or God forbid 2015?  2 albums, I don't think so.

He obviously means this year.
One can only hope with these guys
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 11, 2013, 05:48:35 AM
Another bet; if an album does come out late this year, jick will claim vindication when they don't release a second one, and will then constantly cite this to prove his 'realist' credentials. He will ignore the part where he said that the band wouldn't release an album this year. (Sorry, did I say 'said'? I did of course mean 'calculated')
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Post by: xy on January 11, 2013, 06:02:39 AM
There are actually two precedents for  U2 releasing two albums quicly. There was even talk of a quick follow up to NLOTH. There was also zero precedent for U2 playing unreleased music on tour, which happened on 360.

Given how much they no doubt have with Danger Mouse, SOA, and other stuff we know less about (Red one dance album) two releases would seem plausible. If they have 6 songs album-ready right now, late 2013 is doable, and in fact planned as Larry says. I don't buy sales will play a role, if they are scheming this far ahead of Danger Mouse album and any tour. This might be a double album or a double EP.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 11, 2013, 07:04:07 AM
I would gladly take an EP.
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Post by: Dali on January 11, 2013, 07:08:13 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

Thanks @U2 for the good news that the band is at it again and finishing something. We'll have definite confirmation when the domain names are being registered. My guess is that will be in the summer if the September release date should hold.

"Releasing again shortly afterwards" does not mean releasing 2 albums. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" was reissued shortly afterwards as the expanded "Fame Monster" album. My guess is U2 are considering doing some (ripoff) thing like this. Given that their label is Universal, it's somewhat likely they will try getting away with this.

Now let's wait and see how things turn out. I'm actually optimistic about the new songs being great ones.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 11, 2013, 07:18:49 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

Thanks @U2 for the good news that the band is at it again and finishing something. We'll have definite confirmation when the domain names are being registered. My guess is that will be in the summer if the September release date should hold.

"Releasing again shortly afterwards" does not mean releasing 2 albums. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" was reissued shortly afterwards as the expanded "Fame Monster" album. My guess is U2 are considering doing some (ripoff) thing like this. Given that their label is Universal, it's somewhat likely they will try getting away with this.

Now let's wait and see how things turn out. I'm actually optimistic about the new songs being great ones.

U2 won't do a gaga, they are all about the album format, always have been. They don't do rehashes or bumper editions and won't start doing it now.
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on January 11, 2013, 07:26:25 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html

Thanks @U2 for the good news that the band is at it again and finishing something. We'll have definite confirmation when the domain names are being registered. My guess is that will be in the summer if the September release date should hold.

"Releasing again shortly afterwards" does not mean releasing 2 albums. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" was reissued shortly afterwards as the expanded "Fame Monster" album. My guess is U2 are considering doing some (ripoff) thing like this. Given that their label is Universal, it's somewhat likely they will try getting away with this.

Now let's wait and see how things turn out. I'm actually optimistic about the new songs being great ones.

U2 won't do a gaga, they are all about the album format, always have been. They don't do rehashes or bumper editions and won't start doing it now.

I agree, any band capable of creating 2 pretty much perfect albums in terms of concept and quality as Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby clearly care about the album format.

As many have said I think it'll be a full album release late this year, followed by a Zooropa type release during touring, but maybe an EP worth of material rather than full length.
But to be honest just any type of U2 release this year would be perfect.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 11, 2013, 07:31:43 AM
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"Hopefully what we will be able to do is release September this year and shortly afterwards, release again. That's what we want to do." - Larry

Ermmmm, does this mean 2 albums?

Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0110/mullenl.html



Thanks @U2 for the good news that the band is at it again and finishing something. We'll have definite confirmation when the domain names are being registered. My guess is that will be in the summer if the September release date should hold.

"Releasing again shortly afterwards" does not mean releasing 2 albums. Lady Gaga's "The Fame" was reissued shortly afterwards as the expanded "Fame Monster" album. My guess is U2 are considering doing some (ripoff) thing like this. Given that their label is Universal, it's somewhat likely they will try getting away with this.

Now let's wait and see how things turn out. I'm actually optimistic about the new songs being great ones.

U2 won't do a gaga, they are all about the album format, always have been. They don't do rehashes or bumper editions and won't start doing it now.

I agree, any band capable of creating 2 pretty much perfect albums in terms of concept and quality as Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby clearly care about the album format.

As many have said I think it'll be a full album release late this year, followed by a Zooropa type release during touring, but maybe an EP worth of material rather than full length.
But to be honest just any type of U2 release this year would be perfect.

+1
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 11, 2013, 07:36:41 AM
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The 10 reasons to exist is in fact 10 new albums, which they'll release 1 every 3 months whilst they tour, cutting each leg into a different series of mini tours for each album so that each continent gets something different thereby making the hardcore fans drop thousands of dollars on following them around; profits maximised McGuinness style!


did Tumbling Dice hijack your account, or is this really you?

:P
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Post by: bethere on January 11, 2013, 07:51:47 AM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 11, 2013, 07:59:12 AM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.

Can you see a new digital release for the album? Like an app with moving I
Imagery, lyrics et al? Bonos barked on about it for a while now.
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Post by: bethere on January 11, 2013, 08:14:00 AM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.

Can you see a new digital release for the album? Like an app with moving I
Imagery, lyrics et al? Bonos barked on about it for a while now.

         I'm not sure. I still go to the music store and and buy the album on compact disc. I still listen to CD's on a CD player. I also enjoy the little booklets that come with the CDs.
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Post by: KitCat on January 11, 2013, 09:05:03 AM
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The 10 reasons to exist is in fact 10 new albums, which they'll release 1 every 3 months whilst they tour, cutting each leg into a different series of mini tours for each album so that each continent gets something different thereby making the hardcore fans drop thousands of dollars on following them around; profits maximised McGuinness style!


did Tumbling Dice hijack your account, or is this really you?

:P

LOL too much seriousness must be fettered with sarcasm and silliness. ;D
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Exile on January 11, 2013, 02:01:01 PM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.

First, U2 are not experts at making albums anymore. They haven't made a cohesively-themed album in a while.

Second, no one said anything about making "cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist."

Third, you spelled "here" wrongly.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 11, 2013, 02:34:55 PM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.

First, U2 are not experts at making albums anymore. They haven't made a cohesively-themed album in a while.

Second, no one said anything about making "cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist."

Third, you spelled "here" wrongly.

I think U2 still strive to make cohesive albums as, even if their albums aren't as cohesive as they used to be. ATYCLB was IMO a cohesive work, and Bomb had a sense of unity, though it wasn't overwhelming. NLOTH would have had it much, much stronger without the middle section.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Exile on January 11, 2013, 03:00:03 PM
I agree. But if you're right, then NLOTH would have been more "cohesive" if a few songs had been omitted (which would have made it essentially an EP, which just establishes my point).
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: bethere on January 11, 2013, 03:37:17 PM
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I think someone might have said it on here, but why rule out the possibility of a pair of EPs, with maybe 5 songs or so each, released something like 8 months apart? The possibility has been raised a few times on these forums and it wouldn't be inconsistent with what Bono has been saying about multiple album projects.

I think Green Day's concept with that was pretty cool...except they didn't space them out enough for it to work from a publicity standpoint and did them basically one a month.

I would love a couple 6-songs EPs. I mean, the whole way things are done is just a hold-over from the old days when a band had twelve inches of vinyl to work with, and thus a limited amount of available "space" for music.

The whole "record an album, tour that album, rest, and then repeat" thing will eventually be seen to be as outdated as video stores and VCRs (and some bands already get this). The sooner the better, I say. Why not just release music piecemeal, or in self-contained but smaller albums? Why wait until your six great songs have another four mediocre ones simply to justify a "full album"?

          The album is a form of art. U2 are experts at that form of art. U2 are not going to abandon that to make cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist. The ability to make an album of 10 to 12 songs that our of great quality but also combined together to make some type of theme is a rare talent. From a business perspective, it inspires fan devotion and helps to increase merchadise sales and concert ticket sales. Singles and EP's don't accomplish that. Singles are cheap at 99 cents and easy to obtain. Some may be purchased simply because its the in thing of the month, listened to three times, and then forgotten. You get less of that behavior with albums.

First, U2 are not experts at making albums anymore. They haven't made a cohesively-themed album in a while.

Second, no one said anything about making "cheap singles like the hear today gone tomorrow artist."

Third, you spelled "here" wrongly.

Oh, thats not true at all. U2 have made the two greatest albums of all time, Achtung Baby and Joshua Tree. Plus, in the 21st century, no one has yet to record and album as good as HTDAAB, winner of 8 grammy awards!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: bethere on January 11, 2013, 03:40:48 PM
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I agree. But if you're right, then NLOTH would have been more "cohesive" if a few songs had been omitted (which would have made it essentially an EP, which just establishes my point).

         Even if that were true, it just means they are missing the right songs. Few artist if any are trying to record EP's as there is no real market forward, nor is it generally regarded as an art form the way an album is.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Edges Cat on January 11, 2013, 03:43:42 PM
Beer comes in six-packs. They could release the six and do a deal with Guinness. Everything sounds good after Guinness...
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Exile on January 11, 2013, 03:58:51 PM
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I agree. But if you're right, then NLOTH would have been more "cohesive" if a few songs had been omitted (which would have made it essentially an EP, which just establishes my point).

         Even if that were true, it just means they are missing the right songs. Few artist if any are trying to record EP's as there is no real market forward, nor is it generally regarded as an art form the way an album is.

My point is that the market for albums is going the way of Blockbuster and Sam Goody. There will come a time when a band records and releases music independently of (1) the amount of space fits on the music-carrying medium, whether an LP or CD, and (2) the "full album --> sponsoring tour --> break for rest" cycle. Eventually a band will just record what it feels like, when it feels like it, and then tour that material when they feel like it. And there won't be a record company telling them otherwise, either.

U2's not in thi smindset yet, which is understandable. Few bands are, but most will be. And it will be boss.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: bethere on January 11, 2013, 04:28:48 PM
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I agree. But if you're right, then NLOTH would have been more "cohesive" if a few songs had been omitted (which would have made it essentially an EP, which just establishes my point).

         Even if that were true, it just means they are missing the right songs. Few artist if any are trying to record EP's as there is no real market forward, nor is it generally regarded as an art form the way an album is.

My point is that the market for albums is going the way of Blockbuster and Sam Goody. There will come a time when a band records and releases music independently of (1) the amount of space fits on the music-carrying medium, whether an LP or CD, and (2) the "full album --> sponsoring tour --> break for rest" cycle. Eventually a band will just record what it feels like, when it feels like it, and then tour that material when they feel like it. And there won't be a record company telling them otherwise, either.

U2's not in thi smindset yet, which is understandable. Few bands are, but most will be. And it will be boss.

         Well, that time is technically already here. But still, there is no market for the EP or for an album that last 6 hours. Even though many people don't purchase albums anymore, they still obtain them for free and listen to them in a digital format.

          In addition, the album format provides a depth of material for the artist but is usually not so long that you loose the attention of people. Although digital allows one to be free of the constraints found on a physical format, having a string of songs that is of sufficient length but not to long to loose peoples attentions which is what albums have always had will likely keep things grounded in that area.

          As for touring, writing, recording and other things, if you want to make money, you do have to follow some sort of business cycle or plan. You don't do anything you want to, when you want to, if your trying to make a living from the work. In fact, because of the collapse of the music business and record companies, it will be come much more difficult for artist to make money and promote themselves, especially around the world. Its much more difficult to be in the music business and making money today than it was 10, 20, 30, or 40 years ago.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Smithy on January 12, 2013, 11:43:46 AM
Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: JTBaby on January 12, 2013, 11:47:23 AM
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Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: eddyjedi on January 12, 2013, 01:05:07 PM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 12, 2013, 01:42:55 PM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Well, as you mention, Larry said that at least two songs had been reworked (and i'd wager he was referring to more than just those two). If that's the case, and they're still working with danger mouse after 3 years, and songs of ascent still exists, then maybe all of that material has been re-worked with him, so that it's all a coherent group of songs.

Seems to me they originally played with the idea of releasing songs of ascent as a sister album to NLOTH, but when the latter didn't do as well as they hoped, they recruited danger mouse, and reworked the songs of ascent songs / out takes from NLOTH (like every breaking wave), and also created entirely new songs.

Now, according to Larry, they have a massive amount of music, and are interested in releasing all (or much of it) in the form of "multiple releases". Seems like a best case scenario to me - rather than shelving the songs of ascent, they're taking them, and reworking them along with new tunes so that they're happy enough to release them.

Whether they actually release multiple albums is still up in the air (i don't think they will), but i certainly hope the abundance of material means we at least get b-sides this time round, (although given that format is dying, i really only expect the 1 album).
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 12, 2013, 01:54:45 PM
Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.
But at least it's implied that they've been re-worked, and therefore will sound different (and hopefully, in the case of north star and glastonbury, better).
And if it contributes to the release of more than one album, then i'm not gonna complain.
And, fingers crossed, it means every breaking wave has survived - definitely one of my favourite new u2 songs, and i'm dying to hear a full band, studio version. Also curious to see if it's evolved at all since it was played live.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: U2runnr on January 12, 2013, 03:15:43 PM
Well I don't really find it disappointing because we don't really know how "reworked" they are. And he could mean that they will release a lot of new songs anyway, because they stuff we heard on 360 isn't near enough to fill even 1 album. So even with 1 or 2 reworked songs that would mean we are getting 8 entirely new songs, which is something to be very excited about.  :D
And even more exciting, if we see a finished, or even reworked version of EBW!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 12, 2013, 03:22:54 PM
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Well I don't really find it disappointing because we don't really know how "reworked" they are. And he could mean that they will release a lot of new songs anyway, because they stuff we heard on 360 isn't near enough to fill even 1 album. So even with 1 or 2 reworked songs that would mean we are getting 8 entirely new songs, which is something to be very excited about.  :D
And even more exciting, if we see a finished, or even reworked version of EBW!

Good points! When i say disappointed, i only mean so relatively - any new u2 material is good news, and i'd rather have ebw take up a slot on the album than not exist at all. And i'm fairly certain few other songs on the next album will top it for me anyway.
My only big concern is North star - i really hope they rework it, because i found it incredibly bland, and not what u2 needs to release right now. Same goes for mercy, although i like that one a little better. Hopefully with danger mouse, they'll evolve into something special...
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: bethere on January 12, 2013, 03:48:51 PM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.



Whether they actually release multiple albums is still up in the air (i don't think they will), but i certainly hope the abundance of material means we at least get b-sides this time round, (although given that format is dying, i really only expect the 1 album).

             I actually think there will be multiple album releases within a year of each other. There is a rumor that the record industry in the next few years will end the distribution of physical albums to retail outlets. After that point, in order to get a physical album, you will have to order it online. So given that this will soon be the end of an era in a way, I can see why they would want to put out a couple of albums quickly.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: U2runnr on January 12, 2013, 04:03:04 PM
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Well I don't really find it disappointing because we don't really know how "reworked" they are. And he could mean that they will release a lot of new songs anyway, because they stuff we heard on 360 isn't near enough to fill even 1 album. So even with 1 or 2 reworked songs that would mean we are getting 8 entirely new songs, which is something to be very excited about.  :D
And even more exciting, if we see a finished, or even reworked version of EBW!

Good points! When i say disappointed, i only mean so relatively - any new u2 material is good news, and i'd rather have ebw take up a slot on the album than not exist at all. And i'm fairly certain few other songs on the next album will top it for me anyway.
My only big concern is North star - i really hope they rework it, because i found it incredibly bland, and not what u2 needs to release right now. Same goes for mercy, although i like that one a little better. Hopefully with danger mouse, they'll evolve into something special...
Exactly, I thought EBW had enormous potential!
And I really think if North Star is released it will definitely be reworked a bit. Bono had even said the lyrics were unfinished when they had tried it out over 3 years ago. Although Mercy on the other hand, I found amazing, even the 360 version, and i think has huge potential as well.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 12, 2013, 06:06:15 PM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 12, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: _acrobat on January 12, 2013, 06:43:49 PM
If I remember correctly, EBW was supposed to be the first Songs of Ascent single
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 12, 2013, 06:49:07 PM
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If I remember correctly, EBW was supposed to be the first Songs of Ascent single

Yeah, this is what I was thinking of. I'm pretty sure Bono praised it in the run-up to NLOTH, we know it was on that album for a while, and they were calling it the lead single for ages which suggests to me that they thought it was an obvious standout.
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Post by: miryclay on January 12, 2013, 09:07:34 PM
here=in, at or to this place
hear=to use an ear to listen to sounds
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: U2runnr on January 12, 2013, 11:08:22 PM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!

I don't remember where it was, but I remember reading an interview where bono referred to it as "a surging anthem" which is part of the reason I'd really like to hear the finished version!
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 12, 2013, 11:25:53 PM
where did you hear that Stingray was a UF outtake?
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 13, 2013, 07:11:29 AM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!

I don't remember where it was, but I remember reading an interview where bono referred to it as "a surging anthem" which is part of the reason I'd really like to hear the finished version!

Oh yeah, i remember reading something like that in a magazine preview - they called it something like "a with or without you-style pulser, with electronic touches". I remember my brother reading through the entire track list, seeing that description, and saying that song sounded the most interesting.
Such a shame they left it out of NLOTH, but i can only imagine they did so with the plan to release it with songs of ascent.
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Post by: boom boom on January 13, 2013, 07:17:17 AM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!

I don't remember where it was, but I remember reading an interview where bono referred to it as "a surging anthem" which is part of the reason I'd really like to hear the finished version!

Oh yeah, i remember reading something like that in a magazine preview - they called it something like "a with or without you-style pulser, with electronic touches". I remember my brother reading through the entire track list, seeing that description, and saying that song sounded the most interesting.
Such a shame they left it out of NLOTH, but i can only imagine they did so with the plan to release it with songs of ascent.
Yeah, I also remember that during the tour McGuiness  said he believes that EBW is a sure hit.  I just don't see it but again I haven't heard the finished full band version, but still don't think it's going to be a huge hit like WOWY.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 13, 2013, 07:29:43 AM
If it's a sure hit I'm bewildered that they've sat on it for so long.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 13, 2013, 07:49:42 AM
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where did you hear that Stingray was a UF outtake?

One of those blog posts on u2.com by willie williams, mentioned it being from those sessions. Really surprised me, because it doesn't sound like that at all.
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!

I don't remember where it was, but I remember reading an interview where bono referred to it as "a surging anthem" which is part of the reason I'd really like to hear the finished version!

Oh yeah, i remember reading something like that in a magazine preview - they called it something like "a with or without you-style pulser, with electronic touches". I remember my brother reading through the entire track list, seeing that description, and saying that song sounded the most interesting.
Such a shame they left it out of NLOTH, but i can only imagine they did so with the plan to release it with songs of ascent.
Yeah, I also remember that during the tour McGuiness  said he believes that EBW is a sure hit.  I just don't see it but again I haven't heard the finished full band version, but still don't think it's going to be a huge hit like WOWY.

I think i agree. As much as i love the song, it's pretty dark, and doesn't have the energy or uplifting feeling of other u2 singles. I'm still dying to hear it, but unless it changes drastically in full-band mode, i can't imagine it being a single/successful single (although i'd love to be proven wrong).
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Post by: KitCat on January 13, 2013, 08:12:27 AM
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If it's a sure hit I'm bewildered that they've sat on it for so long.

Because it's McGuinness talking.  :-\  It's a lovely song, but without significant reworking I doubt it's going to be a radio hit.
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Post by: Bonostwin27 on January 13, 2013, 08:22:09 AM
EBW was amazing. For me, that song has the best and most complete lyric that Bono has written in a while. Beautiful song, release it please!
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Post by: boom boom on January 13, 2013, 08:29:06 AM
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EBW was amazing. For me, that song has the best and most complete lyric that Bono has written in a while. Beautiful song, release it please!
For me, I really hope they don't waste a track on the new album with EBW, and for that matter North Star and Mercy.  don't think they are that good of songs.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 13, 2013, 08:29:19 AM
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Also, props to unknown caller - he's the only poster i know of who predicted that the unreleased songs from the tour would make it to the next album. I really didn't believe it myself, but that seems to be what Larry's implying.
I'm a little disappointed, because it means space will be taken up on the album by songs that we've not only already heard, but heard quite a while ago.

Ironically, Stingray and Glastonbury were probably the two I most thought weren't going to make it onto the album. :P But yeah, I've thought ever since 2010 that this stuff would make it onto an album if they were happy enough with it to play it live. I'd be very surprised if we don't see EBW in particular since the band seemed to have a very high opinion of that. (Deservedly so, IMO)

Yeah, Glastonbury seemed like a one off single to play for the festival, and stingray was apparently an outtake from the unforgettable fire sessions. NS/EBW/Mercy seemed like the more 'real' songs.

To be fair, when Larry said songs had been reworked, i'm fairly certain he was referring to all or most of the unreleased songs, not necessarily just (or even specifically) the two dave fanning asked about.

Where did you hear about the band having a high opinion of EBW? I'd be quite curious to read up on that!

I don't remember where it was, but I remember reading an interview where bono referred to it as "a surging anthem" which is part of the reason I'd really like to hear the finished version!

Oh yeah, i remember reading something like that in a magazine preview - they called it something like "a with or without you-style pulser, with electronic touches". I remember my brother reading through the entire track list, seeing that description, and saying that song sounded the most interesting.
Such a shame they left it out of NLOTH, but i can only imagine they did so with the plan to release it with songs of ascent.

I found the magazine, it's feb 2009 issue of Q - "with or without you style pulser that builds layers of guitars over electronically enhanced verses before opening up into an expansive drop chorus and then, ultimately exploding into an ecstatic coda. Key line ''every sailor knows that the sea is a friend made enemy".

i'm taking it Q heard these tracks? Link below, it's interesting how the track names were changed even in the final weeks of production.

http://imgur.com/8n3GF
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 13, 2013, 08:43:23 AM
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where did you hear that Stingray was a UF outtake?

One of those blog posts on u2.com by willie williams, mentioned it being from those sessions. Really surprised me, because it doesn't sound like that at all.

Yeah, the name appeared in some old list of TUF era songs and outtakes (Maybe in the box set somewhere?) and then Williams said it in his diaries.
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 13, 2013, 09:24:58 AM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 13, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
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where did you hear that Stingray was a UF outtake?

One of those blog posts on u2.com by willie williams, mentioned it being from those sessions. Really surprised me, because it doesn't sound like that at all.

Yeah, the name appeared in some old list of TUF era songs and outtakes (Maybe in the box set somewhere?) and then Williams said it in his diaries.

Nice that's the first I've heard of this bein a uf outtake. I will listen with fresh ears tonite. Info likes this is why I love the boards!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 13, 2013, 10:50:30 AM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.
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Post by: zootv on January 13, 2013, 11:00:48 AM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.

I can only speak for myself, but the reason why I don't want any of those unreleased tracks that were played on 360 to be included on a forth coming album, is simply because they weren't very good.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 13, 2013, 11:02:20 AM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.

I can only speak for myself, but the reason why I don't want any of those unreleased tracks that were played on 360 to be included on a forth coming album, is simply because they weren't very good.

+1 glastonbury is crap.
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Post by: U2runnr on January 13, 2013, 11:39:22 AM
I think some people are being a little too harsh about the songs they played on 360. EBW sounded nothing like the descriptions we had heard so that tells me it would already sound different as a full band version. And reworking the song could be what makes it a great song. Think about early versions of songs like beautiful day. If they could turn always into beautiful day then EBW could be very different by now.
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Post by: zootv on January 13, 2013, 11:44:06 AM
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I think some people are being a little too harsh about the songs they played on 360. EBW sounded nothing like the descriptions we had heard so that tells me it would already sound different as a full band version. And reworking the song could be what makes it a great song. Think about early versions of songs like beautiful day. If they could turn always into beautiful day then EBW could be very different by now.

And I think a lot of fans tend to be too optimistic. Not everything U2 touches turns to gold. If EBW was the mega hit it was hyped to be trust me, it would of been released by now. Same thing with Mercy. These songs were good ideas or starting points, but they just couldn't make it into final production.  There must be a reason considering the other songs that were released instead. Why would they ever release SUC when that had a so called surging anthem like EBW waiting in the wings?  Sounds like a bunch of hype to me.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 13, 2013, 11:56:59 AM
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.

I can only speak for myself, but the reason why I don't want any of those unreleased tracks that were played on 360 to be included on a forth coming album, is simply because they weren't very good.

That's fine and you are of course welcome to your opinion, but some people are quite explicitly saying that they don't want them because they've already heard them, or because they don't count as new songs, which is entirely different.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 13, 2013, 12:01:25 PM
I wouldn't be against it based on quality of the songs but rather that I'd just want 100% unheard songs. I assumed something wed heard on 360 would make it to the album or at least Asa a bside
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.

I can only speak for myself, but the reason why I don't want any of those unreleased tracks that were played on 360 to be included on a forth coming album, is simply because they weren't very good.

That's fine and you are of course welcome to your opinion, but some people are quite explicitly saying that they don't want them because they've already heard them, or because they don't count as new songs, which is entirely different.

Thank you for welcoming my opinion. I now feel validated ;)
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 13, 2013, 12:02:53 PM
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I think some people are being a little too harsh about the songs they played on 360. EBW sounded nothing like the descriptions we had heard so that tells me it would already sound different as a full band version. And reworking the song could be what makes it a great song. Think about early versions of songs like beautiful day. If they could turn always into beautiful day then EBW could be very different by now.

And I think a lot of fans tend to be too optimistic. Not everything U2 touches turns to gold. If EBW was the mega hit it was hyped to be trust me, it would of been released by now. Same thing with Mercy. These songs were good ideas or starting points, but they just couldn't make it into final production.  There must be a reason considering the other songs that were released instead. Why would they ever release SUC when that had a so called surging anthem like EBW waiting in the wings?  Sounds like a bunch of hype to me.
Well then I guess we share different opinions, because I thought EBW, and Mercy were both "gold".
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on January 13, 2013, 01:26:50 PM
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I think some people are being a little too harsh about the songs they played on 360. EBW sounded nothing like the descriptions we had heard so that tells me it would already sound different as a full band version. And reworking the song could be what makes it a great song. Think about early versions of songs like beautiful day. If they could turn always into beautiful day then EBW could be very different by now.

And I think a lot of fans tend to be too optimistic. Not everything U2 touches turns to gold. If EBW was the mega hit it was hyped to be trust me, it would of been released by now. Same thing with Mercy. These songs were good ideas or starting points, but they just couldn't make it into final production.  There must be a reason considering the other songs that were released instead. Why would they ever release SUC when that had a so called surging anthem like EBW waiting in the wings?  Sounds like a bunch of hype to me.

Well this is just a guess, but given Bono was talking about songs of ascent around the time of NLOTH's release (implying it was planned early on to have a sequel album), perhaps they purposefully left EBW off NLOTH, with the idea of using it as a strong lead single for the follow up SoA album.
Sacrificing a song for NLOTH, in order to strengthen the track list for Songs of Ascent?
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Interesting to here in the interview Larry did with Fanning, that they have a big collection of music that they would like to be made public, he even mentioned the fact that Return Of The Stingray Guitar has not been scrapped but actually rewritten and reworked, along with Glastonbury. So i could see them releasing within a shorter space of time then usual, possibly a full album as normal as how they would prefer then afterwards, during the tour maybe an ep. Problem being that, as he mention the Songs of Ascent project (which he insists is still alive) is artistically very different then the content they currently have been working on as it mainly consists of songs recorded during the NLOTH sessions. So it will be interesting to see whether they will ever bother releasing that as they are getting further away from the material that will half a decade old shortly, so i would consider the best case scenario in regards to that material is that it would be a U2.com release for subscribers for the new year in the not too distant future.

Quite disappointing to hear they've been reworked. I am expecting brand new material.

dude, that's not how they (or most songwriters/bands, for that matter) work. Tumbling Dice could probably go into a lot more detail on this, but the Stones' Tattoo You album was mostly outtakes from previous albums; I think "Start Me Up" was a leftover from Black And Blue, and it became one of the biggest hits they ever had.

Imagine if U2 had debuted earlier versions of Zooropa tracks at the start of Zoo TV, and then fans panned Zooropa for them just releasing old stuff!

If fans really get annoyed at U2 releasing stuff they've played live before but haven't released, then U2's reaction will be to stop playing new stuff live before it's recorded. Them playing it live was a treat for fans and something very unusual for them; I don't understand why fans have now just decided that it means those tracks are "old news" etc. I'm not really sure who wins from this.

I think if they had released those new songs on an album around 2010/2011, i'd be happier with it. But if they're released in 2013, they'll not only be songs we've heard before, but songs that are no longer 'fresh', or new.
Having said that, i don't really care too much - (almost) any new material is good. I just hope North Star, mercy and glastonbury are either scrapped or reworked - those are songs i wouldn't want on the next album simply because i don't think they're that good (at least, as they are).
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 13, 2013, 01:56:47 PM
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I wouldn't be against it based on quality of the songs but rather that I'd just want 100% unheard songs. I assumed something wed heard on 360 would make it to the album or at least Asa a bside

Have you ever heard Zep's How the West was Won live album? It was recorded in the summer of '72, and there were 3 new songs on it that showed up on Houses of the Holy the following year. It don't think it suffered much for having "old" songs on it.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 13, 2013, 02:22:18 PM
I'd be surprised if the name 'Glastonbury' appears on a new U2 album
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Post by: Jono on January 13, 2013, 02:34:30 PM
I am really looking forward to all the new music whether it's 7 new with 4 old, no major concern for me.
And if I combine that 'not caring too much' with the whole rumor about a Green Day or 'uniquely creative' web/ap based release...I am looking for the next phase of the Larry Leak~

...um, 'er, upon a re-read not sure of the last couple words! ;)
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 13, 2013, 03:28:22 PM
I'm reading the nloth book that came with the album, it has various interviews with the band and in it is a photo of one of the white boards from the studio sessions with the name 'thank you for the day' next to songs of ascent has anyone heard of this track? I'm not sure why but listening and reading all about the album recently, I have a new found respect for it, it seems to gain more appeal the more you listen to it and if you read into the themes of the tracks a bit more it kind of hits home. I think initially it's very hard to get into and comes across as hit and miss but you really have to give it a chance for it to have an impact on you. Is this the general consensus amongst lovers of the album?
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on January 13, 2013, 05:01:49 PM
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I'm reading the nloth book that came with the album, it has various interviews with the band and in it is a photo of one of the white boards from the studio sessions with the name 'thank you for the day' next to songs of ascent has anyone heard of this track?

Oh really? I didn't know this was ever mooted for NLOTH! This was a song which they were working on in the Rubin sessions; we actually have a leaked poor-quality beach tape of it along with an early version of "Boy Falls From The Sky" and "All My Life".

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I think initially it's very hard to get into and comes across as hit and miss but you really have to give it a chance for it to have an impact on you. Is this the general consensus amongst lovers of the album?

I rate NLOTH extremely highly and that was definitely my sense of it. It's an album which needs time to grow on you and which rewards repeat listens and a certain contemplative mood.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 13, 2013, 05:04:30 PM
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I'm reading the nloth book that came with the album, it has various interviews with the band and in it is a photo of one of the white boards from the studio sessions with the name 'thank you for the day' next to songs of ascent has anyone heard of this track?

Oh really? I didn't know this was ever mooted for NLOTH! This was a song which they were working on in the Rubin sessions; we actually have a leaked poor-quality beach tape of it along with an early version of "Boy Falls From The Sky" and "All My Life".



I wonder if all my life will be on the new album? I'd love it if it was.
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Post by: miryclay on January 13, 2013, 06:06:28 PM
'thank you for the day' is an unreleased Lanois track. He has played in concerts for years now as Thank You...
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'thank you for the day' is an unreleased Lanois track. He has played in concerts for years now as Thank You...

Ah, interesting. I wonder why the band worked on it with Rubin?
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Post by: Mozz on January 14, 2013, 07:47:47 AM
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I wouldn't be against it based on quality of the songs but rather that I'd just want 100% unheard songs. I assumed something wed heard on 360 would make it to the album or at least Asa a bside

Have you ever heard Zep's How the West was Won live album? It was recorded in the summer of '72, and there were 3 new songs on it that showed up on Houses of the Holy the following year. It don't think it suffered much for having "old" songs on it.

Pearl Jam did the same thing with some of the songs from Vitalogy. There was that famous concert in Atlanta that was released as b-sides for the Dissident singles. Although they weren't included on the singles, they played 3 new songs (Whipping, Better Man and Satan's Bed) which then appeared on the next album. Better Man is one of my favourite PJ songs (and as fellow PJ fans have seen in concert, many others as well). Imagine if they chose to scrap it?

Also, funny you mentioned Zep. Physical Graffiti is considered one, if not the best, Led Zeppelin albums and only 8 of the 15 tracks were new songs. The rest were recordings going back to the recording of III (3 albums before it).

I thought it was great to hear new songs live as work in progress. If it's inspired the band to keep and rework them into something better, that's great. If not, well, as least we were able to hear some ideas...
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Post by: jackofhearts on January 14, 2013, 08:22:21 AM
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I wouldn't be against it based on quality of the songs but rather that I'd just want 100% unheard songs. I assumed something wed heard on 360 would make it to the album or at least Asa a bside

Have you ever heard Zep's How the West was Won live album? It was recorded in the summer of '72, and there were 3 new songs on it that showed up on Houses of the Holy the following year. It don't think it suffered much for having "old" songs on it.

Pearl Jam did the same thing with some of the songs from Vitalogy. There was that famous concert in Atlanta that was released as b-sides for the Dissident singles. Although they weren't included on the singles, they played 3 new songs (Whipping, Better Man and Satan's Bed) which then appeared on the next album. Better Man is one of my favourite PJ songs (and as fellow PJ fans have seen in concert, many others as well). Imagine if they chose to scrap it?

 

"Better Man" had also been around for a lot longer than that.  Vedder wrote that song before he even joined Pearl Jam, and then even recorded a version for Vs, but they scrapped it because he thought it was too "poppy". 
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 14, 2013, 10:01:16 PM
I for one can't wait to hear what they've done with Stingray. I used to imagine it mixed with the "listen to the sound" part of Boots (which itself deserves its own song, its wasted in Boots and Fez). If U2 are going for a Black Keys sound, I can hear all sorts of possibilities for Stingray.
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Post by: SDD3000 on January 15, 2013, 06:19:01 AM
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I for one can't wait to hear what they've done with Stingray. I used to imagine it mixed with the "listen to the sound" part of Boots (which itself deserves its own song, its wasted in Boots and Fez). If U2 are going for a Black Keys sound, I can hear all sorts of possibilities for Stingray.

Ive listened to Stingray again (on youtube) recently and yes it does have some potential to be great. But i could never understand how they would open a show with unfinished song both musically and lyrically. Perhaps they needed a stronger opening song? But personally i thought Breathe was incredible. Cant understand why it didnt connect.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 15, 2013, 07:49:24 AM
I honestly wouldnt mind if all Stingray ever was was an instrumental.
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Post by: miami on January 15, 2013, 08:30:45 AM
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So long as it sounds more like Achtung Baby and Pop and less like HTDAAB, I'll be happy.

sorry, although i would echo you're sentiments, all signs suggest to me this will be a 'light on yer feet', fluffy, bouncy album. bono has already intimated that he thought no line on the horizon was going down the road of 'prog rock'. so i expect this album to be the absolute flip side of that, ie: dancy, rhythmic and audience pleasing with no sign of any 'acrobat' or wire' type tunes. also, michael stipe and gavin friday have both said that from what they've heard, it doesn't sound like anything u2 has done before. it's just a hunch, but i don't think the traditionalists are going to like this album. i'll be happy if i can hear a whole new approach again, even if the results are mixed. 
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 15, 2013, 08:39:37 AM
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So long as it sounds more like Achtung Baby and Pop and less like HTDAAB, I'll be happy.

sorry, although i would echo you're sentiments, all signs suggest to me this will be a 'light on yer feet', fluffy, bouncy album. bono has already intimated that he thought no line on the horizon was going down the road of 'prog rock'. so i expect this album to be the absolute flip side of that, ie: dancy, rhythmic and audience pleasing with no sign of any 'acrobat' or wire' type tunes. also, michael stipe and gavin friday have both said that from what they've heard, it doesn't sound like anything u2 has done before. it's just a hunch, but i don't think the traditionalists are going to like this album. i'll be happy if i can hear a whole new approach again, even if the results are mixed.

oh yea for sure. i want a new direction from them and not the safety net of another HTDAAB/ATYCLB.
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Post by: imaginary friend on January 15, 2013, 09:33:28 AM
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So long as it sounds more like Achtung Baby and Pop and less like HTDAAB, I'll be happy.

sorry, although i would echo you're sentiments, all signs suggest to me this will be a 'light on yer feet', fluffy, bouncy album. bono has already intimated that he thought no line on the horizon was going down the road of 'prog rock'. so i expect this album to be the absolute flip side of that, ie: dancy, rhythmic and audience pleasing with no sign of any 'acrobat' or wire' type tunes. also, michael stipe and gavin friday have both said that from what they've heard, it doesn't sound like anything u2 has done before. it's just a hunch, but i don't think the traditionalists are going to like this album. i'll be happy if i can hear a whole new approach again, even if the results are mixed. 

I 'd love another NLOTH-style album, but I doubt that's ever gonna happen.
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Post by: JTBaby on January 15, 2013, 12:09:40 PM
I wouldn't mind them continuing to Go down the nloth route as long as they don't lose their bottle and take it all the way. More fez, less SUC / GOYB / crazy

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Post by: So Cruel on January 15, 2013, 12:45:16 PM
I just want an album of great songs. It doesn't have to try to break any musical barriers or anything.

U2 has set the bar really high. For most bands an album like NLOTH would be a career highlight, but for U2 it was below standard (in my opinion). I just hope we don't get an album with songs like Boots or the Spiderman one which was a very weak effort.
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I wouldn't mind them continuing to Go down the nloth route as long as they don't lose their bottle and take it all the way. More fez, less SUC / GOYB / crazy

This. I believe the majority of us were expecting the Moroccan-vibed album they were promising. Make good on that offer.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 15, 2013, 02:59:00 PM
GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.
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I wouldn't be against it based on quality of the songs but rather that I'd just want 100% unheard songs. I assumed something wed heard on 360 would make it to the album or at least Asa a bside

Have you ever heard Zep's How the West was Won live album? It was recorded in the summer of '72, and there were 3 new songs on it that showed up on Houses of the Holy the following year. It don't think it suffered much for having "old" songs on it.

Pearl Jam did the same thing with some of the songs from Vitalogy. There was that famous concert in Atlanta that was released as b-sides for the Dissident singles. Although they weren't included on the singles, they played 3 new songs (Whipping, Better Man and Satan's Bed) which then appeared on the next album. Better Man is one of my favourite PJ songs (and as fellow PJ fans have seen in concert, many others as well). Imagine if they chose to scrap it?

 

"Better Man" had also been around for a lot longer than that.  Vedder wrote that song before he even joined Pearl Jam, and then even recorded a version for Vs, but they scrapped it because he thought it was too "poppy". 

I read Better Man was actually the first song Vedder wrote and that he wrote at about 16 years old.
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Post by: zootv on January 15, 2013, 06:30:50 PM
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.


I like it as well
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on January 15, 2013, 07:23:26 PM
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.

Agreed.
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Post by: miryclay on January 15, 2013, 08:24:48 PM
yeah, NLOTH was kinda not the experimental-arabic tract we were made to believe.
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 15, 2013, 08:58:19 PM
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.

any more info on this? sounds interesting. youtube link?
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Post by: MASTER YODA on January 15, 2013, 11:57:14 PM
the guitar sound is weak in the fish out of water version...but yes, it's still a better version
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Post by: boom boom on January 16, 2013, 04:16:23 AM
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I just want an album of great songs. It doesn't have to try to break any musical barriers or anything.

U2 has set the bar really high. For most bands an album like NLOTH would be a career highlight, but for U2 it was below standard (in my opinion). I just hope we don't get an album with songs like Boots or the Spiderman one which was a very weak effort.
I agree.  I also think that our expectations are so high that when the album comes out it sometimes is a letdown.   I think it is unreasonable to hold not just U2 but any band to expect them to make a great and hit album every time out.  In U2's case ATYCLB and HTDAAB no matter what you think of them were hugely successful and had successful tours but still it wasn't good enough.  NLOTH and to some 360 wasn't good enough.  Some of this is Bono's fault putting extra pressure by all the relevancy talk.  So, I just hope like you said it is a good album in which they follow through on their initial idea of how the album should be and not change their minds like NLOTH and if it is not as great as JT or AB, I can live with it.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2013, 07:06:04 AM
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.

any more info on this? sounds interesting. youtube link?

http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q (http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q)

I actually ripped this off youtube and put it on my iPod. I think if they'd gone in this direction with the song, it would have been really cool. This is what makes me think that if they DID get experimental, I'd like it.
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Post by: eddyjedi on January 16, 2013, 07:10:35 AM
let's hope it's lucky 13.
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.

any more info on this? sounds interesting. youtube link?

http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q (http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q)

I actually ripped this off youtube and put it on my iPod. I think if they'd gone in this direction with the song, it would have been really cool. This is what makes me think that if they DID get experimental, I'd like it.

ha yea tahts cool. has this been discussed on here before? i'm not much for remixes at all but this is cool
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2013, 09:06:34 AM
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GOYB is awesome as the Fish Out Of Water remix. I wish we'd gotten that sound on the album with something like the mix where they have the choir singing over it, like they used for that soccer commercial. I thought that version of GOYB was spine-chilling.

any more info on this? sounds interesting. youtube link?

http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q (http://youtu.be/IYWE9LRBX7Q)

I actually ripped this off youtube and put it on my iPod. I think if they'd gone in this direction with the song, it would have been really cool. This is what makes me think that if they DID get experimental, I'd like it.

ha yea tahts cool. has this been discussed on here before? i'm not much for remixes at all but this is cool

Not really. I think I became aware of this song because it's what they used as one of their openers before the show when they were touring South Africa. It was played on that one show we all could listen to live.

I dont generally like remixes either. But this is one case where I feel the remix sounds better than the original... I'd have loved GOYB if it had used some of the elements that the Fish Out Of Water remix has.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 16, 2013, 09:43:29 AM
I'm curious what the band actually define club music as. I mean they did call Magnificent "french disco" at one point if I remember correctly, so their definitions of certain music genres might be completely different from what we think.

In my mind if club music means making music similar along the lines of an LCD Soundsystem, then by all means, go for it. If it means getting an boring commercial guy like David Guetta, nevermind, don't bother.
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Post by: JTBaby on January 16, 2013, 10:33:42 AM
Neither option sounds good. Avoid "club" altogether.

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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 16, 2013, 11:12:04 AM
http://www.nme.com/news/u2/68207?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=u2&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blockb

"We don't care if the new album takes 10 years."

Kinda sounds like Bono nonsense, but just felt like putting it here.
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2013, 11:17:21 AM
LOL! He may not care, but WE do. I'll be 47 in 10 years. Ack.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 16, 2013, 11:19:36 AM
I'll be 29.

... Damn.  :D
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 16, 2013, 11:25:08 AM
My house will be 5 years from being paid off, too.
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http://www.nme.com/news/u2/68207?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=u2&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=blockb

"We don't care if the new album takes 10 years."

Kinda sounds like Bono nonsense, but just felt like putting it here.

This is from the interview with Amanda Brunker... old news..
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Post by: Jono on January 16, 2013, 03:22:03 PM
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My house will be 5 years from being paid off, too.
Thanks very much as mine will be 2 years paid off!
But, I will be 58!
Old, but still 4 years younger than Bman!
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Post by: KitCat on January 16, 2013, 10:25:53 PM
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I'll be 29.

... Damn.  :D

Don't make us hurt you! :P
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Post by: U2runnr on January 17, 2013, 12:06:54 AM
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I'll be 29.

... Damn.  :D

So will I!
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Post by: Smithy on January 17, 2013, 01:36:06 AM
this is old news, it has been taking from a recent radio interview he did with guggi and has been taken somewhat out of context, along with the 'album title' lol.
he was just trying the to get the point across that this time they want to get it right and are focused on the music more than anything else. Since then Larry has come out and said on two occasions (speaking on behalf of the band) that they are looking to have a September release for the album, and given the fact that we all know the he has the final say when it comes to most things, rest assured it will be released close to that date.
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Post by: griffey244230 on January 17, 2013, 01:39:50 AM
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If I remember correctly, EBW was supposed to be the first Songs of Ascent single

Paul McGuinness said it was his favorite song from the NLOTH sessions... and I believe it was one of the last songs to get cut due to album length.

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That idea will come to the forefront on U2's next album -- a sister release to No Line on the Horizon, a Zooropa to its Achtung Baby, which the band plans to put out in the next year. Bono already knows the title -- Songs of Ascent -- and the first single, a surging anthem called Every Breaking Wave that was left off No Line at the last minute.

http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/celebrity-news-gossip/taking-care-of-business-the-u2-interview-1698937.html#ixzz2IDiJms2r
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So long as it sounds more like Achtung Baby and Pop and less like HTDAAB, I'll be happy.

sorry, although i would echo you're sentiments, all signs suggest to me this will be a 'light on yer feet', fluffy, bouncy album. bono has already intimated that he thought no line on the horizon was going down the road of 'prog rock'. so i expect this album to be the absolute flip side of that, ie: dancy, rhythmic and audience pleasing with no sign of any 'acrobat' or wire' type tunes. also, michael stipe and gavin friday have both said that from what they've heard, it doesn't sound like anything u2 has done before. it's just a hunch, but i don't think the traditionalists are going to like this album. i'll be happy if i can hear a whole new approach again, even if the results are mixed. 

I 'd love another NLOTH-style album, but I doubt that's ever gonna happen.

Agreed!
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Post by: bonobuzz on January 17, 2013, 08:27:32 AM
Not sure if this was mentioned yet, I heard the new album name is possibly, 10 Reasons to Exist.  Any truth to this, anyway, please don't take 10 years, September 2013 will be perfect, I guess I can wait til the fall, just excited that there will be more U2 on the horizon!
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Post by: MarsGirl on January 17, 2013, 08:40:47 AM
I think they are just calling it 10 Reasons To Exists among themselves. Like how my company (a software company) uses these code names for a product--we call it that when we don't know what it is going to be called for real yet, but we're working on it so we need to refer to it as something. (We had a Project Martini for a bit there...)

I think they will probably come up with some other less self-critical name.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 17, 2013, 11:56:32 PM
Should Bono be trusted with numbers? I mean, there's the "uno, dos, tres, catorce" and "count on two fingers" stuff... 10 might be pushing it.
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Post by: skelter on January 18, 2013, 02:24:42 PM
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Should Bono be trusted with numbers? I mean, there's the "uno, dos, tres, catorce" and "count on two fingers" stuff... 10 might be pushing it.

Lol! Count on two fingers! Another Bono lyrical gaffe (after atm machine)
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 18, 2013, 09:37:13 PM
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Should Bono be trusted with numbers? I mean, there's the "uno, dos, tres, catorce" and "count on two fingers" stuff... 10 might be pushing it.

Lol! Count on two fingers! Another Bono lyrical gaffe (after atm machine)

ok wait what song is the fingers line from? and i've heard them called "ATM Machines" my whole life, so that didn't bug me <password, YOU! enter here now!> is farrrrrrrrr worse>
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Post by: The Edges Cat on January 18, 2013, 11:05:45 PM
Bono added "All you count on two fingers" to Walk On way back when they performed it at the Grammys. At least that's the earliest I remember him adding it.

Some of the forum cynics thought it's a reference to how many more albums U2 would record before they became irrelevant and lost their mojo.  ::)
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Post by: THRILLHO on January 18, 2013, 11:54:42 PM
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Bono added "All you count on two fingers" to Walk On way back when they performed it at the Grammys. At least that's the earliest I remember him adding it.

Some of the forum cynics thought it's a reference to how many more albums U2 would record before they became irrelevant and lost their mojo.  ::)

yea now i remember it being in Walk On, thanks!
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Post by: goldtoad on January 20, 2013, 07:24:29 PM
After listening to the Larry Mullen interview and reading this article in Spin,
I really do believe we will get a new album before Christmas this year:

http://www.spin.com/articles/u2-new-album-september-drummer-10-reasons-to-exist-bono

It sounds like they are planning on releasing the Danger Mouse album first, since that has
the best chance of being a commercial success, and then release a more experimental album in 2014...
Which may be the club-sounding album they've discussed... and put fear in the hearts of some U2 fans.
So, there seems to be at least some discussion within the band to follow the Achtung Baby-Zooropa model. 

I know some here are very skeptical we will see an album this year, but hearing Larry confirm the late-2013
release plan makes me feel pretty good about it. 



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Post by: _acrobat on January 20, 2013, 07:29:34 PM
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After listening to the Larry Mullen interview and reading this article in Spin,
I really do believe we will get a new album before Christmas this year:

http://www.spin.com/articles/u2-new-album-september-drummer-10-reasons-to-exist-bono

It sounds like they are planning on releasing the Danger Mouse album first, since that has
the best chance of being a commercial success, and then release a more experimental album in 2014...
Which may be the club-sounding album they've discussed... and put fear in the hearts of some U2 fans.
So, there seems to be at least some discussion within the band to follow the Achtung Baby-Zooropa model. 

I know some here are very skeptical we will see an album this year, but hearing Larry confirm the late-2013
release plan makes me feel pretty good about it.

They're working with the writer for one direction? No no no no no no no.
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Post by: MASTER YODA on January 20, 2013, 07:40:27 PM
I really don't think it'll be September, but definitley November or October
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Post by: KitCat on January 20, 2013, 10:15:07 PM
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What's more, the Guardian has picked up a report in the usually dodgy Sun in which Bono reportedly says the new album is tentatively titled 10 Reasons to Exist. The band is "in fine fettle" and "really want to make a new record," he's quoted as saying. The Sun has been accused of fabrication by just about everyone, but when the Guardian picked up its report that Paul McCartney would be fronting a reunion of the surviving Nirvana members, that's what actually happened.

Jaesus, what's wrong with these people!?! They're already sourcing @U2 in the article, just look further into the front page or pop onto the forums for two seconds and you'd find out where the TR(i)TE quote came from, listen to the audio and work out that Bono wasn't being serious FFS!   ::)
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Post by: Taco on January 22, 2013, 12:10:44 PM
Hope this announcement isnt a repeat of this

http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,10227.0.html (http://forum.atu2.com/index.php/topic,10227.0.html)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 22, 2013, 09:53:13 PM
Well, with the announcement of a Vampire Weekend album, I have plenty to look forward to in 2013 non-U2 (Daft Punk, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, etc), so I'll be patient with them.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on January 23, 2013, 01:10:53 PM
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Well, with the announcement of a Vampire Weekend album, I have plenty to look forward to in 2013 non-U2 (Daft Punk, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, etc), so I'll be patient with them.

A VW announcement? My day just got even better!
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on January 23, 2013, 01:12:43 PM
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Well, with the announcement of a Vampire Weekend album, I have plenty to look forward to in 2013 non-U2 (Daft Punk, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, etc), so I'll be patient with them.

A VW announcement? My day just got even better!

Yes, look in the General Music Thread!  :)

I think beginning of May, though the date escapes me.
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Post by: Clarky on January 24, 2013, 05:52:22 AM
I hope this is true, I don't want to go another full year with nothing! NLOTH has been played to death on my ipod - thankfully I still love it.
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Post by: AchtungPop on January 24, 2013, 09:17:01 AM
Remember reading something about utilizing an App. Might it be something similar to this?:

Central to the album campaign will be a new Bon Jovi app, which uses augmented reality to bring alive the album artwork and reveal hidden content. Despite some baffling talk of "zSpace" and "2.5D" at the press conference, Bon Jovi said the band was fully involved in its development, describing the technology as a way "to stay relevant, because it's harder and harder to sell records."

But he also said he hoped fans would still buy the physical CD of the album.

"If anything, to me, this would help you want to have the package," he said. "Because when you take the CD package home from a retail outlet and put it up on your wall, not only will the app work, but we'll update that living, breathing piece of paper every night during the course of the tour. It makes it that much more engaging for the younger fan who isn't as old as I am!"

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bon-jovis-new-album-a-big-rock-record-with-social-commentary-20130123#ixzz2IuUxQN5r
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Post by: sulphur76 on January 24, 2013, 10:47:05 AM
Wait, people still buy Bon Jovi albums?
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Post by: Bads316 on January 24, 2013, 11:41:45 AM
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Wait, people still buy Bon Jovi albums?

If this fails I've heard Jon will give away a free car with each copy.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on January 25, 2013, 03:01:29 PM
I've just read that on twitter
https://twitter.com/youngsiward/status/294926250009567232
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on February 01, 2013, 06:39:16 AM
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I really don't think it'll be September, but definitley November or October
October or November it will be, but September it will not.
(I think that's how the real Yoda would say it. You gotta lift your game there!)
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 01, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
October 31st, mark my words... the other band members are cheap when it comes to birthday presents.

Bono: "What are we gonna get Larry for his birthday this year?"
Adam: "Novelty socks?"
Bono: "I regifted a pair of lift shoes last year. I'll never do that again."
Edge: "Nah, let's just release the album on his birthday."
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Post by: jondykes on February 06, 2013, 10:00:01 PM
New rumor that U2 is possibly being considered for the Halftime Superbowl performer in NYC 2014.. Would be perfect timing with a new album and tour...  Just heard on the NFL channel..
Jon Dykes
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Post by: MASTER YODA on February 06, 2013, 11:59:23 PM
What songs would they play?

Hmm...I couldn't see them doing it again
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 07, 2013, 07:11:16 AM
Well, word must really be on the street about U2 doing a new album this year because I just heard a DJ on the radio reference it after playing a U2 song.
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Post by: singnomore on February 07, 2013, 09:08:39 AM
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Well, word must really be on the street about U2 doing a new album this year because I just heard a DJ on the radio reference it after playing a U2 song.

Does seem to be that way  :)
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Post by: spooked1oo on February 07, 2013, 12:21:39 PM
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What songs would they play?

Hmm...I couldn't see them doing it again

New song
Elevation
Vertigo

That's what seems to be most likely to me.
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Post by: THRILLHO on February 07, 2013, 12:34:36 PM
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What songs would they play?

Hmm...I couldn't see them doing it again

New song
Elevation
Vertigo

That's what seems to be most likely to me.

nah they won't play both those.

Desire
New Song
Vertigo
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Post by: So Cruel on February 07, 2013, 01:11:29 PM
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What songs would they play?

Hmm...I couldn't see them doing it again

New song
Elevation
Vertigo

That's what seems to be most likely to me.

They wouldn't do both Vertigo and Elevation. They would add in 1 classic song for sure
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on February 07, 2013, 05:29:53 PM
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What songs would they play?

Hmm...I couldn't see them doing it again

New song
Elevation
Vertigo

That's what seems to be most likely to me.

They wouldn't do both Vertigo and Elevation. They would add in 1 classic song for sure
How many years does it take for a song to be considered a classic?
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 07, 2013, 08:10:37 PM
Vertigo could be considered a classic at this point I think.

It is so well known by a lot of people.
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Post by: KitCat on February 07, 2013, 11:59:36 PM
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Vertigo could be considered a classic at this point I think.

It is so well known by a lot of people.

I was about to disagree, then I remembered the other day the guy I'm dating picked up my iPod and immediately put on Vertigo. visitors can't see pics , please You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 08, 2013, 12:24:05 AM
Uhhh, City Of Blinding Lights, I think, is the only *obvious* song to play.  They're in NYC.  COBL can be accompanied by a great light show.  I think it's perfect.

I DON'T think they should play the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but if they did, I'd roll with:

City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
New Song
Where The Streets Have No Name
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Post by: THRILLHO on February 08, 2013, 06:45:32 AM
am i in the minority when i say i don't want them to replay a song they played in 02?

again

Desire or IWF
New
Vert.

the end.
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Post by: singnomore on February 08, 2013, 03:39:53 PM
I think they'd play new material plus City or New York or something
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 08, 2013, 04:01:37 PM
Superbowl should maybe have its own thread. ;)

U2 are finally listening to forum members, and playing:

Vanilla Mercy
Man and a Woman
Winter

The Superbowl is going to go off. OFF!
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Post by: eddyjedi on February 08, 2013, 05:51:38 PM
Mount Zion
Streets
All my life
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on February 08, 2013, 11:08:35 PM
This is becoming absurd. We need news about a single.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 08, 2013, 11:52:10 PM
I was being facetious.  ::)
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on February 09, 2013, 12:16:03 AM
I know.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 09, 2013, 04:35:21 PM
I know that you know.  8)
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Post by: THRILLHO on February 09, 2013, 08:20:29 PM
and why is it you keep calling it Vanilla Mercy.....?
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 09, 2013, 08:22:46 PM
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and why is it you keep calling it Vanilla Mercy.....?

I have no idea, I'm just a cat. Vanilla = original version. Or just to tease some forum members? I like vanilla, but I'm fond of strawberry and chocolate flavours as well. Milk is good, which is why I enjoy Alex Descends Into Hell For A Bottle Of Milk Korova more than Chrome Satin Mercy. 
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Post by: AchtungPop on February 10, 2013, 05:09:26 PM
I think they should use some color onto this album cover. I love the ATYCLB cover, like NLOTH's, but its time for something more colorful again.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on February 11, 2013, 01:59:51 AM
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I think they should use some color onto this album cover. I love the ATYCLB cover, like NLOTH's, but its time for something more colorful again.

Yeah, I don't think NLOTH's sales were helped at all by its stupidly boring and nondescript album cover.
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Post by: trlica on February 11, 2013, 04:40:16 AM
Is it September yet??  ???
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Post by: U2-obsessed and proud on February 13, 2013, 01:13:44 AM
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Is it September yet??  ???

+1
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 14, 2013, 03:30:33 AM
It's March next month!  ;D
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 14, 2013, 07:27:33 AM
I've probably already mentioned this, but so many albums I want to listen to are coming out before U2's where I don't mind the wait. Especially Daft Punk, which at one point was a massive obsession of mine for a year or so.  :D
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on February 14, 2013, 08:33:01 AM
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I think they should use some color onto this album cover. I love the ATYCLB cover, like NLOTH's, but its time for something more colorful again.

Yeah, I don't think NLOTH's sales were helped at all by its stupidly boring and nondescript album cover.
I have worked in book sales. We would always joke, "you can't tell a book by its cover, but you can sure sell one!"  The same is true of record covers. Totally agreed.
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Post by: Dali on February 19, 2013, 05:38:49 AM
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I think they should use some color onto this album cover. I love the ATYCLB cover, like NLOTH's, but its time for something more colorful again.

Yeah, I don't think NLOTH's sales were helped at all by its stupidly boring and nondescript album cover.
I have worked in book sales. We would always joke, "you can't tell a book by its cover, but you can sure sell one!"  The same is true of record covers. Totally agreed.

I must agree here: NLOTH's cover design may be the weakest album cover they had during their entire career. Before, that honour went to HTDAAB but looking at that one today, it doesn't look uninspired anymore.

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Post by: THRILLHO on February 19, 2013, 07:23:42 AM
i can't stand October/HTDAABs covers. NLOTH's is fine to me. In fact i'll take it over another generic photo of the band.
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Post by: Bads316 on February 19, 2013, 07:35:46 AM
^ Yup.

Although with 'October' I've always liked that old fashioned 60's design with the track listing on the front. Shame about the picture though, there's so much you could do with that title.
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 19, 2013, 11:59:19 AM
Oh, come on! How could you NOT appreciate the Adam Clayton fro?? That in itself is a statement of the 1980s.
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Post by: Bads316 on February 19, 2013, 12:04:20 PM
Ha! It is one hell of a do to be fair.
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Post by: JTBaby on February 19, 2013, 12:18:50 PM
I imagine the HTDAAB cover to be like something out of "office space". Bunch of execs discussing the album release and when "album cover" is the next item on the agenda they all look at each other and start saying " I thought you were handling that". 

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Post by: THRILLHO on February 19, 2013, 01:11:11 PM
I feel the Oct. cover should of been the on the flip side of the cd book. The photo you see when you open the cd case/vinyl. I just not big on the album art being a photo of the band themselves <knock it off, Weezer>
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 19, 2013, 01:36:10 PM
I think the October album cover should have been just a shot of Adam's fro.  ;D
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Post by: THRILLHO on February 19, 2013, 01:37:10 PM
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I think the October album cover should have been just a shot of Adam's fro.  ;D

MIND=BLOWN

now THAT would of been the best cover in the history of ever
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 19, 2013, 07:19:19 PM
What about Adam's Achtung Baby?  :o
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Post by: _acrobat on February 19, 2013, 07:26:40 PM
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What about Adam's Achtung Baby?  :o

Don't get the Adam appreciation thread ladies started on it ;D
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 19, 2013, 07:33:30 PM
lol

Apart from colourful Zooropa, every album cover since has been 50 shades of grey.  boom tish! ;)
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Post by: Boom Cha! on February 19, 2013, 09:47:41 PM
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I've probably already mentioned this, but so many albums I want to listen to are coming out before U2's where I don't mind the wait. Especially Daft Punk, which at one point was a massive obsession of mine for a year or so.  :D

I know! There are so many awesome artists coming out with new albums this year. I can wait for U2 this year.

Last year I was craving a new U2 album because 2012 was just an awful year for music. U2 could've saved that year.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 19, 2013, 10:16:07 PM
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What about Adam's Achtung Baby?  :o

Don't get the Adam appreciation thread ladies started on it ;D

 ;) ;) ;)
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 19, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/music-helped-save-me-and-u2-bandmates-from-depression-says-clayton-29082133.html

Adam quote!!

Clayton said that, as an international star, he and his band- mates Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr, hope to reach out to people through their music.
 
"I'm not sure one can come at it straight on, but I think within the music and lyrics there are hooks people can identify with."
 
U2 are back in the studio and are currently working on their next album. "We're in the middle of it at the moment. It should be finished by the end of the year," Clayton added.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on February 19, 2013, 10:33:54 PM
Hmm...

I 'll stay hopeful I guess. Although "middle" is a very suggestive word.
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http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/music-helped-save-me-and-u2-bandmates-from-depression-says-clayton-29082133.html

U2 are back in the studio and are currently working on their next album. "We're in the middle of it at the moment. It should be finished by the end of the year," Clayton added.[/i]

The U2 album release date roller coaster continues moving right along.
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Post by: KitCat on February 20, 2013, 07:12:24 PM
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lol

Apart from colourful Zooropa, every album cover since has been 50 shades of grey.  boom tish! ;)

Pop?
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Post by: THRILLHO on February 20, 2013, 07:42:36 PM
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lol

Apart from colourful Zooropa, every album cover since has been 50 shades of grey.  boom tish! ;)

Pop?

THIS. well, it's grey mainly. and colors.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on February 22, 2013, 06:27:40 PM
Quote from: Pasha
Hot Press were not quoting, the Irish Independent quoted Adam verbatim. Therefore the Irish Independent is a primary source and Hot Press is a secondary source. I trust the primary source. Adam said they they *should* be finished by the end of the year, which is not even a definite. Gotta call the facts for what they are.

Larry is The Primary source, and he said September. So there.
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Quote from: Pasha
Hot Press were not quoting, the Irish Independent quoted Adam verbatim. Therefore the Irish Independent is a primary source and Hot Press is a secondary source. I trust the primary source. Adam said they they *should* be finished by the end of the year, which is not even a definite. Gotta call the facts for what they are.

Larry is The Primary source, and he said September. So there.

I truly hope you are right. What a celebration that will be!
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 25, 2013, 09:28:56 AM
But what did Larry's cat say?
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on February 25, 2013, 01:36:57 PM
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But what did Larry's cat say?

Do all band members have a cat now?

I'd be more interested in what Adam's possum might leak.
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Post by: _acrobat on February 25, 2013, 02:29:46 PM
Or Bono's cockatoo
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 25, 2013, 03:18:34 PM
Larry hates cats so you will have to ask his dog.
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Post by: zootv on February 25, 2013, 05:51:50 PM
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Larry hates cats so you will have to ask his dog.

It's disturbing that you know that.
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Post by: _acrobat on February 25, 2013, 06:55:30 PM
Just look at Larry. Does he look like the type of person who'd enjoy a nice furry feline?
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 25, 2013, 07:11:59 PM
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Larry hates cats so you will have to ask his dog.

It's disturbing that you know that.

Why? He stated it in an interview with Blender Magazine during the Vertigo tour. Sorry I read the interview and remembered him being emphatic about hating cats.  ::)
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Post by: KitCat on February 25, 2013, 09:37:06 PM
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Larry hates cats so you will have to ask his dog.

It's disturbing that you know that.

Why? He stated it in an interview with Blender Magazine during the Vertigo tour. Sorry I read the interview and remembered him being emphatic about hating cats.  ::)

Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person.

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Just look at Larry. Does he look like the type of person who'd enjoy a nice furry feline?

*cough* 

 :D
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: zootv on February 26, 2013, 06:43:48 AM
"Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person."

Exactly my point. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know the band had profiles on this website. Well I gotta run, I'm off to see what Adam likes for breakfast.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: KitCat on February 26, 2013, 07:04:45 AM
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"Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person."

Exactly my point. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know the band had profiles on this website. Well I gotta run, I'm off to see what Adam likes for breakfast.

So it's disturbing because we've read the band profiles on the band fan site? Good to know reading and remembering is disturbing.
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Post by: MarsGirl on February 26, 2013, 07:32:41 AM
I wonder what pet Adam prefers.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on February 26, 2013, 09:16:41 PM
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I wonder what pet Adam prefers.

I don't remember reading anything concerning his eating habits....  ;) I'm sure he eats food.
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Post by: KitCat on February 26, 2013, 09:40:38 PM
Adam doesn't need to eat, he lives off the energy of the universe; he is, in fact, a perpetual motion machine.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Edges Cat on February 27, 2013, 02:58:18 AM
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Larry hates cats so you will have to ask his dog.

Sheesh. I apologised to Larry for mistaking his snare drum as a scratching post. My conscience is clear. 
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Post by: miryclay on March 01, 2013, 03:19:30 PM
TheEdgesCat,

Your work with Larry was ok, however I really liked your colloboration with The Cure.

That of course being "The Lovecats"
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Breeze on March 01, 2013, 04:14:15 PM
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TheEdgesCat,

Your work with Larry was ok, however I really liked your colloboration with The Cure.

That of course being "The Lovecats"

Pah ha ha! :D

What about the collaboration with Al Stewart?  Year of the Cat anyone?


(Also, this thread made me smile after not logging in for a while!  *does a little dance*)
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Post by: MASTER YODA on March 01, 2013, 04:16:34 PM
i wonder if EBW will be the lead single....i hope not
I'm reminded cuz 30 seconds to mars said that "Up In The Air" will be their next single for their album (it's a song like EBW in that it has potential, but needs some work)
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: MASTER YODA on March 01, 2013, 11:46:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8

Does anyone think that the riff Edge plays in 2001 sounds like EBW?
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: The Edges Cat on March 02, 2013, 03:52:05 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8

Does anyone think that the riff Edge plays in 2001 sounds like EBW?

The Stanley Kubrick movie, A Space Odyssey?  :P
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Post by: miryclay on March 02, 2013, 12:52:45 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEyrhdBIyD8
Does anyone think that the riff Edge plays in 2001 sounds like EBW?

It is just part of the Edge canon.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Babyface1411 on March 02, 2013, 06:07:09 PM
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"Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person."

Exactly my point. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know the band had profiles on this website. Well I gotta run, I'm off to see what Adam likes for breakfast.



WHAT?? They had profiles on this websites???????
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: zootv on March 02, 2013, 07:47:30 PM
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"Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person."

Exactly my point. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know the band had profiles on this website. Well I gotta run, I'm off to see what Adam likes for breakfast.



WHAT?? They had profiles on this websites???????

My apologies. I was too busy having a life to realize there were profiles on this site, let alone read them. I must of missed the announcement at that last U2 conference that I did not attend. Maybe profiles would make for a good seminar topic this year.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: KitCat on March 02, 2013, 10:29:55 PM
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My apologies. I was too busy having a life to realize there were profiles on this site, let alone read them. I must of missed the announcement at that last U2 conference that I did not attend. Maybe profiles would make for a good seminar topic this year.

Yet you have time to slag Jen and rest of us off simply for reading about the band on the band fansite, or reading articles published in music magazines. Cool, what an awesome and fulfilling life you're busy having.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Siberian Tiger on March 03, 2013, 12:39:35 AM
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"Not to mention you only need to read his profile on this website to know he's a dog person."

Exactly my point. As a matter of fact, I didn't even know the band had profiles on this website. Well I gotta run, I'm off to see what Adam likes for breakfast.



WHAT?? They had profiles on this websites???????

Excuse my ignorance, I tried to find the profiles... where are they?
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: KitCat on March 03, 2013, 04:31:28 AM
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Excuse my ignorance, I tried to find the profiles... where are they?

 http://www.atu2.com/band/  (http://www.atu2.com/band/)
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Post by: MASTER YODA on March 06, 2013, 09:08:14 PM
hmm...i wonder if they have a really big song that will stand the test of time
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Post by: Scottstar on March 13, 2013, 04:33:56 PM
 8) Really hope that Larry has it right...A new album and then about 6 months later another studio release...otherwise they'll take forvere to get the material out. Hoping "Songs of Ascent" gets out too...and another album including tracks such as...Mercy, Northstar, Every Breaking wave, etc...Thanks Guys :)
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Post by: MASTER YODA on March 13, 2013, 06:42:55 PM
after hearing a tour for 2014...that has to give more more confidence.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: shorne on March 19, 2013, 07:27:34 PM
I'll beLIEve it when I see it.
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Post by: THRILLHO on March 19, 2013, 08:01:08 PM
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I'll beLIEve it when I see it.

Hahaha +1
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: m2 on March 19, 2013, 11:34:37 PM
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My apologies. I was too busy having a life to realize there were profiles on this site, let alone read them. I must of missed the announcement at that last U2 conference that I did not attend. Maybe profiles would make for a good seminar topic this year.

Haven't read this whole thread (must be too busy having a life), but what's with the snark, zootv?
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: zootv on March 20, 2013, 05:45:23 AM
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My apologies. I was too busy having a life to realize there were profiles on this site, let alone read them. I must of missed the announcement at that last U2 conference that I did not attend. Maybe profiles would make for a good seminar topic this year.

Haven't read this whole thread (must be too busy having a life), but what's with the snark, zootv?

I was influenced by all the other snark around here.
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: striker on March 20, 2013, 01:49:05 PM
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My apologies. I was too busy having a life to realize there were profiles on this site, let alone read them. I must of missed the announcement at that last U2 conference that I did not attend. Maybe profiles would make for a good seminar topic this year.

Haven't read this whole thread (must be too busy having a life), but what's with the snark, zootv?

I was influenced by all the other snark around here.
So too busy being influenced then :)
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: sulphur76 on March 26, 2013, 06:05:28 AM
There has been a lot of talk in this thread about U2 taking their time to get things right and make an album that will get them back on mainstream radio.

This morning i was putting shoes on my son and started singing the chorus to Get On Your Boots to him.
My wife says "Yeah, U2, whatever happened to them?"

That's the mainstream view of the band right now, which she is a good representative of. She listens to Top 40, is not a hardcore music fan, etc. This is what happens when you take five years between albums.
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Post by: So Cruel on March 26, 2013, 10:14:41 AM
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There has been a lot of talk in this thread about U2 taking their time to get things right and make an album that will get them back on mainstream radio.

This morning i was putting shoes on my son and started singing the chorus to Get On Your Boots to him.
My wife says "Yeah, U2, whatever happened to them?"

That's the mainstream view of the band right now, which she is a good representative of. She listens to Top 40, is not a hardcore music fan, etc. This is what happens when you take five years between albums.

You sang the chorus to Boots to your son. Was he being bad? That's a new form of punishment. I will have to try it on my 2 yr old girl when she doesn't listen. "You better be good or you're gonna have to hear Get on Your Boots!"
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Post by: JTBaby on March 26, 2013, 10:17:04 AM
It has a chorus ?

Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: sulphur76 on March 26, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
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It has a chorus ?

Good point, I have no idea what the chorus is? But I was just singing the "get on your boots!" part. Is it telling that he started crying?

kidding......
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: MASTER YODA on March 26, 2013, 07:20:31 PM
U2 has really disappeared, now Im starting to believe Bono when he says they're irrelevant
Title: Re: New Album In (Anyone Care To Make A Guess?) Thread!
Post by: Shark Ericson on March 27, 2013, 12:56:51 AM
Has anyone heard anything about the band working with DeadMau5? Didn't know if it was just a rumor or not
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Post by: Peter Parker on March 27, 2013, 02:45:03 AM
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Has anyone heard anything about the band working with DeadMau5? Didn't know if it was just a rumor or not
Danger Mouse, Deadmau5? How many rodents are there?
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Post by: The Edges Cat on March 27, 2013, 04:02:21 AM
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Danger Mouse, Deadmau5? How many rodents are there?

Sorry, I've been napping in Edge's Malibu mansion. I'll get onto that mouse problem after another nap...
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on March 27, 2013, 04:05:26 AM
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Danger Mouse, Deadmau5? How many rodents are there?

Sorry, I've been napping in Edge's Malibu mansion. I'll get onto that mouse problem after another nap...

Just a tip, Deadmau5 sounds easier to handle than Danger Mouse, clues in the name ;)
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on March 27, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
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Danger Mouse, Deadmau5? How many rodents are there?

Sorry, I've been napping in Edge's Malibu mansion. I'll get onto that mouse problem after another nap...

Have you met any nice lady cats on the beach?

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Post by: The Edges Cat on March 28, 2013, 05:41:09 AM
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Have you met any nice lady cats on the beach?

I no longer have the 'tumbling dice' to make it worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Edge. :(
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Post by: surit87 on March 28, 2013, 07:16:27 AM
All the kitties are so frightened of me :(
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Post by: Dali on March 28, 2013, 02:33:33 PM
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This morning i was putting shoes on my son and started singing the chorus to Get On Your Boots to him.
My wife says "Yeah, U2, whatever happened to them?"

That's the mainstream view of the band right now, which she is a good representative of. She listens to Top 40, is not a hardcore music fan, etc. This is what happens when you take five years between albums.

Well, when Paul Simon wrote a broadway musical, it took him 6 years. The result: an OK album and a boxoffice flop. U2 had much more luck with Spiderman despite its initial troubles. Has the Julie Taymor lawsuit been settled by now?
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Post by: MASTER YODA on March 28, 2013, 07:54:40 PM
i thought the album got bad reviews for spiderman
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Post by: miryclay on April 03, 2013, 09:27:18 PM
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Sorry, I've been napping in Edge's Malibu mansion. I'll get onto that mouse problem after another nap...

EdgesCat, would it be possible to stick a recording device on your collar to get some new sounds from within the mansion?   
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Post by: U2runnr on April 03, 2013, 09:58:52 PM
Off topic, but does Edge actually have a mansion in Malibu?
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Post by: JTBaby on April 03, 2013, 10:29:46 PM
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Off topic, but does Edge actually have a mansion in Malibu?

yes

and he wanted to build/sell 6 more

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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 03, 2013, 11:29:07 PM
he doesn't really live there, does he? he mostly lives in Ireland, I thought.
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Post by: U2runnr on April 03, 2013, 11:43:17 PM
I would think he would be seen around the Malibu area a lot, he must spend most of his time in Ireland. I spend time in Malibu several times a week and often wonder  ::)
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Post by: bethere on April 04, 2013, 01:25:15 AM
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he doesn't really live there, does he? he mostly lives in Ireland, I thought.

             His wife is from the area near Malibu, the greater Los Angeles area. I actually think the Edge spends half of his time in Malibu now.
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 04, 2013, 07:45:20 AM
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he doesn't really live there, does he? he mostly lives in Ireland, I thought.

             His wife is from the area near Malibu, the greater Los Angeles area. I actually think the Edge spends half of his time in Malibu now.

i'd like to see what his wife looks like. is this his 2nd wife? you're good with stats you may know
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Post by: miryclay on April 04, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
http://www.cjwalsh.ie/2011/04/sustainability-in-action-the-edges-malibu-housing-project/
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 04, 2013, 09:05:49 PM
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i'd like to see what his wife looks like. is this his 2nd wife? you're good with stats you may know

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Morleigh Steinberg - Edge's 2nd wife. He met her on the Zoo TV tour because she was one of the dancers.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 05, 2013, 03:29:20 AM
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he doesn't really live there, does he? he mostly lives in Ireland, I thought.

             His wife is from the area near Malibu, the greater Los Angeles area. I actually think the Edge spends half of his time in Malibu now.

I dont think so. Their son and  daughter go to school in Dublin so I think they spend only holiday times in LA
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Post by: The Edges Cat on April 05, 2013, 05:09:36 AM
Well I hope he remembers I'm still in Malibu...
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Post by: KitCat on April 05, 2013, 07:39:25 AM
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Well I hope he remembers I'm still in Malibu...

Naw poor Edge's Cat, never mind I'll look out for you, us Cats have to stick together. ;)
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on April 05, 2013, 08:22:38 AM
The album will be out in October. I'm feline it.

I'll let myself out.
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Post by: U2runnr on April 05, 2013, 12:19:05 PM
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Well I hope he remembers I'm still in Malibu...

Let me know where the place is and i'll help out  ;)
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 05, 2013, 01:41:57 PM
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Well I hope he remembers I'm still in Malibu...

You might have to go and catch a mouse, that is if you haven't forgotten how to.

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Post by: THRILLHO on April 05, 2013, 02:10:25 PM
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i'd like to see what his wife looks like. is this his 2nd wife? you're good with stats you may know

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Morleigh Steinberg - Edge's 2nd wife. He met her on the Zoo TV tour because she was one of the dancers.

oh that woman. they're still married? good for them
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 05, 2013, 02:17:38 PM
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i'd like to see what his wife looks like. is this his 2nd wife? you're good with stats you may know

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Morleigh Steinberg - Edge's 2nd wife. He met her on the Zoo TV tour because she was one of the dancers.

oh that woman. they're still married? good for them

good for HER!...lucky woman!! :P
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on April 05, 2013, 02:56:26 PM
I think they're suited.

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Post by: miryclay on April 05, 2013, 06:13:34 PM
he could always use a private plane to get you somewhere you need to

LA to Dublin

http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/pets-on-a-plane-1.jpg
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Post by: The Edges Cat on April 05, 2013, 06:25:06 PM
@KitCat @acr0bat Yeah baby!!! While the cat... er, The Edge... is away, we cats can play. He left most of his guitars here too. :)

@Tumbling Dice, DangerMouse has heavies. One named Larry.

@miryclay Larry's dog was in the cargo hold.  8)

The 360 Claw? I was the real inspiration.

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Post by: miryclay on April 05, 2013, 08:09:13 PM
by cats you mean you and An Cat Dubh....

http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/cobol1964/cobol19641109/cobol1964110900007/10571098-drawing-of-the-black-cat-on-white-background.jpg
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Post by: miryclay on April 05, 2013, 08:10:19 PM
I hope both of you are not fighting, i know there was some issues with territory......
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 06, 2013, 08:26:45 AM
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The album will be out in October. I'm feline it.

I'll let myself out.

:D

we can shut this forum down now - the ultimate @U2 post has occurred.
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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 06, 2013, 02:45:26 PM
Troll lololololololol
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on April 08, 2013, 09:01:04 AM
This may mean nothing (hey, like pretty much every other rumor), but @U2Valencia, who did that interview with the guy who said U2 is going to play 6 concerts in 6 cities next year, recently tweeted this:

https://twitter.com/U2Valencia/status/320661784056979457

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También tenemos constancia de algunos movimientos financieros en Dublín que implican lanzamiento del disco entre octubre y noviembre

Which translates to:

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We also have info on some financial movements in Dublin that implicate the album will be released between October and November

I have no idea what kind of 'info' that could be, since they haven't quoted any sources, but these guys can be trusted. They've had a few exclusives in the past.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 09, 2013, 03:32:33 PM
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.plasticosydecibelios.com/u2-confirman-universal-habra-nuevo-album-antes-fin-ano/%3Futm_source%3Dfeedburner%26utm_medium%3Dfeed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed:%2BPlasticosYDecibelios%2B(Plasticos%2By%2BDecibelios)
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 13, 2013, 07:38:01 AM
Adam talks about new album here

http://media.todayfm.com/podcast/72939/?uniqueID=40399 
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Post by: Chargedvt on April 13, 2013, 08:13:04 AM
I've come to a few conclusions after hearing Adam talk:

1) People are going to assume there's not going to be an album this year
2) There will only be the one album and not a second one straight after, due to the fact that they are trying to get it down to 12-15 songs
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Post by: trlica on April 13, 2013, 10:18:09 AM
Adam gives new interview and reveals details about the possible release of

"It's certainly the plan, I can not say for sure, but it's definitely the plan." Those were the words of Adam to the radio program "The Ray D'Arcy Show."

Among other things (including a brief mention about how Adam was enjoying Brazil), Adam, while giving an interview to the radio morning of Ray D'Arcy, spoke about the campaign "Walk In My Shoes", the fact of having abused alcohol during part of his life, as the depression hit, and how he had the courage to talk to people about their problems and overcome them, U2 bassist also spoke a bit about the new album.

The news this time do not seem very encouraging, compared to all the rumors that have emerged in recent days, but it is a fact that they are planning to release the new album this year really, however, are struggling to finish ride it.

In the words of Adam, to be really wondering if U2 would release a new album later this year:  Well, it's certainly the plan, but I can not really say that for sure right now, but our plan is to release an album until end of the year.

He continues talking about the system of recording the new album:

"We've been in the studio just before the last tour stop, we actually have a lot of songs, but it ended up being a problem, since we are trying to reduce the songs to 12 or 15, time consuming, and people are not her at all times (...) "

And he ends the weather is like here in Brazil!, Responding to Adam who is a beautiful sunny morning.

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Post by: zootv on April 13, 2013, 10:28:41 AM
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Adam gives new interview and reveals details about the possible release of

"It's certainly the plan, I can not say for sure, but it's definitely the plan." Those were the words of Adam to the radio program "The Ray D'Arcy Show."

Among other things (including a brief mention about how Adam was enjoying Brazil), Adam, while giving an interview to the radio morning of Ray D'Arcy, spoke about the campaign "Walk In My Shoes", the fact of having abused alcohol during part of his life, as the depression hit, and how he had the courage to talk to people about their problems and overcome them, U2 bassist also spoke a bit about the new album.

The news this time do not seem very encouraging, compared to all the rumors that have emerged in recent days, but it is a fact that they are planning to release the new album this year really, however, are struggling to finish ride it.

In the words of Adam, to be really wondering if U2 would release a new album later this year:  Well, it's certainly the plan, but I can not really say that for sure right now, but our plan is to release an album until end of the year.

He continues talking about the system of recording the new album:

"We've been in the studio just before the last tour stop, we actually have a lot of songs, but it ended up being a problem, since we are trying to reduce the songs to 12 or 15, time consuming, and people are not her at all times (...) "

And he ends the weather is like here in Brazil!, Responding to Adam who is a beautiful sunny morning.



If these articles can't be translated properly then there is no sense in posting them. We lose the context of the band members statement, which may lead us to believe (or not) what they are trying to convey.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on April 13, 2013, 12:29:12 PM
Here's the Irish Examiner's story. All in English and basically a briefing on the actual interview,. not a transcript.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/clayton-reveals-suicidal-thoughts-228225.html

The 52-year-old bassist, who is fronting the Walk in My Shoes campaign, said he felt unable to speak about his dark thoughts when he was at his lowest ebb, even though he was part of the biggest rock band on the planet.

The musician said he is now speaking publicity about his demons as part of a campaign to get young men to seek help for depression.

“People generally find it difficult to share those kinds of personal thoughts and I did in my own experience,” said Clayton. “I’m an ex-drinker and a very happy ex-drinker, but before I got to that point, I had been through the whole process of suicidal thoughts and the whole process of depression, and really just not realising these were all the results of drink and that, by talking to the right kind of counsellor, I could actually make some progress and I could see that as my problem.

“I don’t want to make it about alcoholism but I think, whatever the causes of the depression are, it’s the depression that is important and that’s the thing one can treated for.”

Clayton told the Ray D’Arcy Show yesterday that most people, especially young men, tend to shy away from admitting they have a mental illness.

“Mental illness is a very broad word and there is a lot of stigma to it and perhaps a better term is if their state of mind is not right, and if they are not feeling good, that there are a lot of services out there to help you cope,” he said.

“This is really about encouraging young people that may have some difficulties to seek help and to realise there is help out there and there is nothing wrong with seeking help, and that everybody at some point in their lives finds it difficult to cope.”

The bassist, who is currently holidaying in Brazil, also spoke about the band’s hope to have a new album out before the end of the year.

“It’s certainly the plan. I would love to say it was firm but I can’t really say that at this moment in time. It is certainly our intention to have a record out before the end of the year.”

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Post by: an tha on April 13, 2013, 03:31:45 PM
Just listened to that interview and my impression was that Adam didn't really want to say much about the new album, and just gave the interiewer some pretty non commital answers, that reveal very little. If the band really do not know for sure if they are going to get it done and released by the end of the year (considering it is only April) though, then that is to me a sign that they are getting bogged down and over thinking it again with the material they have, and possibly are struggling to create good new material.

If those things are the case then it does not bode well.
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Post by: seashells on April 13, 2013, 09:15:41 PM
They can't be bogged down in it because they are on vacation most of the time.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 14, 2013, 10:48:20 AM
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Post by: The Exile on April 14, 2013, 10:58:36 AM
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We keep coming rumors everywhere about the new album and future tour of U2. Reading-u2.com www.ultraviolet, we have some U2 fans met the Dallas Schoo, the guitar tech for The Edge, this week on a visit to the Hanover Quay studios in Dublin.
 
Have commented, who had a 20-minute conversation with Dallas. During the talk, Dallas confirmed that indeed launch U2 new album before the end of the year, with the production of Danger Mouse. Right. Nothing new in the sky.
 
Curiously, it seems that Danger Mouse is "pushing" Bono ... (no wonder ... Given that Bono does not stay seated anywhere lately ...)
 
But the news is that Dallas would have said that the story about the concerts in six cities in 2014, would not be true. We'll see ... Maybe are more cities ... or more concerts right? Be positive ...
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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 14, 2013, 11:03:04 AM
Has the band done anything in the last month? I doubt it.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on April 14, 2013, 11:24:10 AM
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Has the band done anything in the last month? I doubt it.
probably not.

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We keep coming rumors everywhere about the new album and future tour of U2. Reading-u2.com www.ultraviolet, we have some U2 fans met the Dallas Schoo, the guitar tech for The Edge, this week on a visit to the Hanover Quay studios in Dublin.
 
Have commented, who had a 20-minute conversation with Dallas. During the talk, Dallas confirmed that indeed launch U2 new album before the end of the year, with the production of Danger Mouse. Right. Nothing new in the sky.
 
Curiously, it seems that Danger Mouse is "pushing" Bono ... (no wonder ... Given that Bono does not stay seated anywhere lately ...)
 
But the news is that Dallas would have said that the story about the concerts in six cities in 2014, would not be true. We'll see ... Maybe are more cities ... or more concerts right? Be positive ...

thank goodness. I want to see them NEXT year  :D

good news that Dallas is confident. and that DM is PUSHING Bono
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 14, 2013, 11:27:14 AM
i agree with the pushing part. the last thing this band needs is more Yes-men producing.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on April 14, 2013, 12:20:02 PM
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i agree with the pushing part. the last thing this band needs is more Yes-men producing.

I don't understand this; there are lots of reasons to dislike Eno, Lanois and Lilywhite but it takes five seconds of any interview with them to discover they're hardly yes-men; they all constantly criticise decisions made by U2!
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Post by: an tha on April 14, 2013, 02:49:48 PM
Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 14, 2013, 03:08:38 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 14, 2013, 03:23:12 PM
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Post by: an tha on April 14, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.

Fair points. Of course we are all just guessing, and as fans of the band want to hear a new album, and want it to be great.
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 14, 2013, 03:33:52 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.

Fair points. Of course we are all just guessing, and as fans of the band want to hear a new album, and want it to be great.

I really hope so. I think anything less and it's over this time. Reinvention is required one last time.
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Post by: an tha on April 14, 2013, 03:41:08 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.

Fair points. Of course we are all just guessing, and as fans of the band want to hear a new album, and want it to be great.

I really hope so. I think anything less and it's over this time. Reinvention is required one last time.

The problem I think the band have is that they are probably thinking the same, but it must be very hard especially this far down the line for them to find something that fits that thought.

What "worries" me the most is Bono's obsession with relevancy and getting a "hit single" - I can see them falling into that trap and trying to do something that they think is "cool" and fits in with what is getting airplay and is selling now to the kids for the first single and it ends up killing the album before it has had a chance.
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 14, 2013, 04:16:45 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.

Fair points. Of course we are all just guessing, and as fans of the band want to hear a new album, and want it to be great.

I really hope so. I think anything less and it's over this time. Reinvention is required one last time.

The problem I think the band have is that they are probably thinking the same, but it must be very hard especially this far down the line for them to find something that fits that thought.

What "worries" me the most is Bono's obsession with relevancy and getting a "hit single" - I can see them falling into that trap and trying to do something that they think is "cool" and fits in with what is getting airplay and is selling now to the kids for the first single and it ends up killing the album before it has had a chance.

But they already did that with no line an boots. They won't make that error again.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 14, 2013, 04:55:01 PM
I think with NLOTH/Boots, the problem wasn't so much that they were looking for a hit single which (ironically) led to commercial - and imo, artistic - failure, it was more likely the process of making the whole album which wrecked things.

I can't know this for sure, but i suspect they created a bunch of north-african inspired tunes with Eno and Lanois, and then panicked when they realised they wasn't radio-friendy enough, so they either rushed to make more commercial sounding songs, or took Moroccan style music that had no business being commercial, and tried to make it so... which led to songs that simply couldn't succeed.

I'm fairly certain that u2 generally does look for a 'hit single'... i bet they did with beautiful day, i'm fairly certain they did with native son, by allowing Lillywhite to help turn it into vertigo etc... I bet they even did for Achtung baby and Pop.
I think they've just generally had a clearer direction compared to NLOTH, where they changed their minds halfway through.

I mean, it's not an artistic sin to want to make something accessible, something that an audience will sing along to or dance with. I may get crucified for saying this here, but i think coldplay with their last couple of albums managed to create songs which sounded catchy, but also with heart, and something unique to offer. That's just my opinion, but yeah... i think u2 can easily create a commercial sounding tune that has artistic merit to it. They just have to have a clearer musical path/goal than with NLOTH.
And Danger mouse is certainly a good person to be using to achieve the goal of artistic and commercial success (which i'm fairly certain they're aiming for).
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Post by: an tha on April 14, 2013, 04:57:27 PM
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Whilst the band of course will work at a pace that they want to, and which suits their schedules - it is my view that if it was really "happening" for them, and they were loving the stuff they were working on that they would be getting stuck headlong into it, rather than spending so much time on other stuff.

The longer it all takes the less chance there is of them turning out a great album in my view, I wouldn't be at all surprised if we get to the summer and Danger Mouse is a goner, replaced by Eno and Lillywhite - and whatever they have got is reworked, over thought, cleaned up too much and ultimately falls short of what it could have been.

I hope I am wrong.

I think it's very easy to come to these conclusions and whilst I agree with you I think they know it has to be great. Nothing else matters. If its not we won't get a release.

Fair points. Of course we are all just guessing, and as fans of the band want to hear a new album, and want it to be great.

I really hope so. I think anything less and it's over this time. Reinvention is required one last time.

The problem I think the band have is that they are probably thinking the same, but it must be very hard especially this far down the line for them to find something that fits that thought.

What "worries" me the most is Bono's obsession with relevancy and getting a "hit single" - I can see them falling into that trap and trying to do something that they think is "cool" and fits in with what is getting airplay and is selling now to the kids for the first single and it ends up killing the album before it has had a chance.

But they already did that with no line an boots. They won't make that error again.

I hope you are right, and I hope we find out if you were right sooner rather than later. :)

There aren't that many years left IMO of the band, would be great to see them peak again. I am not sure they can, especially looking at the last two albums, which whilst having their moments left me underwhelmed - but would love to be wrong.

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Post by: an tha on April 14, 2013, 05:02:48 PM
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I think with NLOTH/Boots, the problem wasn't so much that they were looking for a hit single which (ironically) led to commercial - and imo, artistic - failure, it was more likely the process of making the whole album which wrecked things.

I can't know this for sure, but i suspect they created a bunch of north-african inspired tunes with Eno and Lanois, and then panicked when they realised they wasn't radio-friendy enough, so they either rushed to make more commercial sounding songs, or took Moroccan style music that had no business being commercial, and tried to make it so... which led to songs that simply couldn't succeed.

I'm fairly certain that u2 generally does look for a 'hit single'... i bet they did with beautiful day, i'm fairly certain they did with native son, by allowing Lillywhite to help turn it into vertigo etc... I bet they even did for Achtung baby and Pop.
I think they've just generally had a clearer direction compared to NLOTH, where they changed their minds halfway through.

I mean, it's not an artistic sin to want to make something accessible, something that an audience will sing along to or dance with. I may get crucified for saying this here, but i think coldplay with their last couple of albums managed to create songs which sounded catchy, but also with heart, and something unique to offer. That's just my opinion, but yeah... i think u2 can easily create a commercial sounding tune that has artistic merit to it. They just have to have a clearer musical path/goal than with NLOTH.
And Danger mouse is certainly a good person to be using to achieve the goal of artistic and commercial success (which i'm fairly certain they're aiming for).

I am new around here and don't know what the general feeling is about that example for instance - but for me that is exactly the kind of thing I have been alluding to in terms of "over thinking it" - I was actually going to use that very example to say how good Native Son is, and how it is superior to Vertigo, but they couldn't leave it be, and came up with an inferior song.

Just my view of course, and I may be in the minority, I suppose what I am saying is they need to be braver, back their original ideas more and then for me what they put out will be better....
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 14, 2013, 05:05:03 PM
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I think with NLOTH/Boots, the problem wasn't so much that they were looking for a hit single which (ironically) led to commercial - and imo, artistic - failure, it was more likely the process of making the whole album which wrecked things.

I can't know this for sure, but i suspect they created a bunch of north-african inspired tunes with Eno and Lanois, and then panicked when they realised they wasn't radio-friendy enough, so they either rushed to make more commercial sounding songs, or took Moroccan style music that had no business being commercial, and tried to make it so... which led to songs that simply couldn't succeed.

I'm fairly certain that u2 generally does look for a 'hit single'... i bet they did with beautiful day, i'm fairly certain they did with native son, by allowing Lillywhite to help turn it into vertigo etc... I bet they even did for Achtung baby and Pop.
I think they've just generally had a clearer direction compared to NLOTH, where they changed their minds halfway through.

I mean, it's not an artistic sin to want to make something accessible, something that an audience will sing along to or dance with. I may get crucified for saying this here, but i think coldplay with their last couple of albums managed to create songs which sounded catchy, but also with heart, and something unique to offer. That's just my opinion, but yeah... i think u2 can easily create a commercial sounding tune that has artistic merit to it. They just have to have a clearer musical path/goal than with NLOTH.
And Danger mouse is certainly a good person to be using to achieve the goal of artistic and commercial success (which i'm fairly certain they're aiming for).

I think viva la vida or......is easily one of the best albums of the last ten years. Mylo is rubbish though. Coldplay will never hold a candle to U2. They aren't a rock band if you ask me, that's not to say they don't write great songs. It'll be interesting to see how U2 react after nloths issues. They all sounded like it was a tough record to produce, all except Adam.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on April 14, 2013, 05:22:41 PM
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I think with NLOTH/Boots, the problem wasn't so much that they were looking for a hit single which (ironically) led to commercial - and imo, artistic - failure, it was more likely the process of making the whole album which wrecked things.

I can't know this for sure, but i suspect they created a bunch of north-african inspired tunes with Eno and Lanois, and then panicked when they realised they wasn't radio-friendy enough, so they either rushed to make more commercial sounding songs, or took Moroccan style music that had no business being commercial, and tried to make it so... which led to songs that simply couldn't succeed.

I'm fairly certain that u2 generally does look for a 'hit single'... i bet they did with beautiful day, i'm fairly certain they did with native son, by allowing Lillywhite to help turn it into vertigo etc... I bet they even did for Achtung baby and Pop.
I think they've just generally had a clearer direction compared to NLOTH, where they changed their minds halfway through.

I mean, it's not an artistic sin to want to make something accessible, something that an audience will sing along to or dance with. I may get crucified for saying this here, but i think coldplay with their last couple of albums managed to create songs which sounded catchy, but also with heart, and something unique to offer. That's just my opinion, but yeah... i think u2 can easily create a commercial sounding tune that has artistic merit to it. They just have to have a clearer musical path/goal than with NLOTH.
And Danger mouse is certainly a good person to be using to achieve the goal of artistic and commercial success (which i'm fairly certain they're aiming for).

I am new around here and don't know what the general feeling is about that example for instance - but for me that is exactly the kind of thing I have been alluding to in terms of "over thinking it" - I was actually going to use that very example to say how good Native Son is, and how it is superior to Vertigo, but they couldn't leave it be, and came up with an inferior song.

Just my view of course, and I may be in the minority, I suppose what I am saying is they need to be braver, back their original ideas more and then for me what they put out will be better....

Fair enough. I mean, it's subjective - i think Native Son is great, but i think Vertigo is a superior song, and definitely a better one to experience live/ hear on the radio.

I agree they can 'over think' songs... NLOTH was probably an example of this (although we'll never know without hearing its early demos), but an 'under worked' song isn't necessarily a good thing - for me, Beautiful day is infinitely superior to its early form, 'Always'. And the finished Achtung baby is infinitely better to any of its early demos. So it can go both ways i guess!

I definitely agree they should be brave. One of my favourite things about u2 is how they can go from a song like with or without you to Mysterious Ways, and have both sound great whilst still sounding very 'u2'. Fingers crossed they can make that leap again with danger mouse!

@ eddyjedi: I agree on Viva la vida, it's my favourite album of theirs... I don't think MX is as good, but i still really like it.
I think U2 went off the deep end a bit with NLOTH, they were shooting for experimental, but couldn't reconcile that idea with accessibility. They've always reacted very well to their 'failures'... after Rattle and Hum, we got Achtung baby, after Pop we got ATYCLB. I'm certain something obvious went wrong with NLOTH, and i'm certain they'll fix it and make something very successful the next time round... and if they don't abandon danger mouse, i'm also certain it'll sound great!
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 14, 2013, 05:31:20 PM
Agreed. They will wow us, for sure. We expect the best from them this time though, they are fighting against themselves ultimately and it's very difficult in that regard, but it's not impossible.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on April 14, 2013, 05:45:08 PM
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http://www.u2valencia.com/web/noticias-u2/jordi-tarda-insiste-en-la-gira-u2-6x6-tour-2014

I don't speak Català, but that guy seems to be saying that he doesn't spread rumors, he has "documents" to confirm this, and, apparently, they'd play in Barcelona, London, Sydney, and then... I don't know because I couldn't get a word of what he said. I really hope he's wrong and I'm trusting Dallas on this one.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 16, 2013, 03:29:37 PM
From U2.com community
http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/26664-i-met-dallas-shoo/#entry823880

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Hey all just to say Carol Foster and i met Dallas Shoo on Thursday we chatted for about 20 minutes and here is what he has said.
 
"there will be a new u2 album before the end of the year"
 
"Dangermouse is really pushing Bono"
 
He also said he knows nothing of all this 6 gigs in 6 cities rumours
 
Now i know he would not deliberatly deceive anyone and i know i'd listen to him before the likes of Julian Lennon etc so im going on what Dallas said.
 
This is what he said when Crol and i asked the questions if anyone doubts this then that is thier problem
 
Basher
 
p.s Carol got one of Edge's Guitar Picks.

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Post by: The Edges Cat on April 18, 2013, 02:51:33 AM
"Dangermouse is really pushing Bono"

I like the sound of that!
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on April 18, 2013, 03:17:37 PM
I wonder how Dangermouse is pushing Bono. ???
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Post by: miryclay on April 18, 2013, 04:41:41 PM
like how a cat pushes a ball of yarn?
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Post by: goldtoad on April 18, 2013, 09:36:48 PM
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I think with NLOTH/Boots, the problem wasn't so much that they were looking for a hit single which (ironically) led to commercial - and imo, artistic - failure, it was more likely the process of making the whole album which wrecked things.

I can't know this for sure, but i suspect they created a bunch of north-african inspired tunes with Eno and Lanois, and then panicked when they realised they wasn't radio-friendy enough, so they either rushed to make more commercial sounding songs, or took Moroccan style music that had no business being commercial, and tried to make it so... which led to songs that simply couldn't succeed.

I'm fairly certain that u2 generally does look for a 'hit single'... i bet they did with beautiful day, i'm fairly certain they did with native son, by allowing Lillywhite to help turn it into vertigo etc... I bet they even did for Achtung baby and Pop.
I think they've just generally had a clearer direction compared to NLOTH, where they changed their minds halfway through.

I mean, it's not an artistic sin to want to make something accessible, something that an audience will sing along to or dance with. I may get crucified for saying this here, but i think coldplay with their last couple of albums managed to create songs which sounded catchy, but also with heart, and something unique to offer. That's just my opinion, but yeah... i think u2 can easily create a commercial sounding tune that has artistic merit to it. They just have to have a clearer musical path/goal than with NLOTH.
And Danger mouse is certainly a good person to be using to achieve the goal of artistic and commercial success (which i'm fairly certain they're aiming for).

I think viva la vida or......is easily one of the best albums of the last ten years. Mylo is rubbish though. Coldplay will never hold a candle to U2. They aren't a rock band if you ask me, that's not to say they don't write great songs. It'll be interesting to see how U2 react after nloths issues. They all sounded like it was a tough record to produce, all except Adam.
Great points by eddyjedi and JamietheEdgefan.  On NLOTH, I think U2 started out trying to
make an album like Viva La Vida. The title song from that album is a weird epic poem turned
into a catchy pop/rock anthem - It is one of the best song in the last 10 years and the album
won a Grammy for best rock album, etc. (I know that Coldplay will never hold a candle to U2,
but sometimes the teacher can learn from the student.)

Unfortunately, U2 did over-produce some songs on NLOTH in an attempt to make a hit.
The prove is they brought in Will.i.am to work on "I'll Go Crazy..." (Will.i.am has recently
said he took part of his work on that song and turned it into "I Gotta Feeling". A good pop
song, but not a sound that belongs anywhere near NLOTH.) The term "over-produced" to
me just means it "sounds over-produced" and some songs on NLOTH fit that desciption.
However, I think U2 learned from their mistake and made a great choice in Danger Mouse
to produce the next album.   
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on April 18, 2013, 11:54:44 PM
I wonder whether Danger Mouse knew what he was getting himself into with this long, drawn out album process. According to what we know he's been involved on this project since 2010. Based on his volume of work I doubt anything else he's worked on has taken this long.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on April 19, 2013, 04:12:57 AM
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I wonder how Dangermouse is pushing Bono. ???

Hopefully not at the top of a flight of stairs! Go easy on Bono's back, Dangermouse... or The Cat will be coming for you.

@miryclay, like a cat pushes buttons on the remote control for his humans. Hrmm, rewind...
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Post by: Peter Parker on April 19, 2013, 08:14:06 AM
Is it like the Atu2 tweet says. Its promo silence code red. Something is about to happen.... soooon....
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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 20, 2013, 11:18:35 AM
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I wonder whether Danger Mouse knew what he was getting himself into with this long, drawn out album process. According to what we know he's been involved on this project since 2010. Based on his volume of work I doubt anything else he's worked on has taken this long.

Yeah but how many of those days have they worked in the studio? I don't understand how much U2 is in the studio now.
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 21, 2013, 08:58:00 AM
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I wonder whether Danger Mouse knew what he was getting himself into with this long, drawn out album process. According to what we know he's been involved on this project since 2010. Based on his volume of work I doubt anything else he's worked on has taken this long.

Yeah but how many of those days have they worked in the studio? I don't understand how much U2 is in the studio now.

Edge seems to be there almost all the time. It's Bono who only drops in every 6 weeks or so.
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I wonder whether Danger Mouse knew what he was getting himself into with this long, drawn out album process. According to what we know he's been involved on this project since 2010. Based on his volume of work I doubt anything else he's worked on has taken this long.

Yeah but how many of those days have they worked in the studio? I don't understand how much U2 is in the studio now.

Edge seems to be there almost all the time. It's Bono who only drops in every 6 weeks or so.
Then we will get a lot of guitars!
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I wonder whether Danger Mouse knew what he was getting himself into with this long, drawn out album process. According to what we know he's been involved on this project since 2010. Based on his volume of work I doubt anything else he's worked on has taken this long.

Yeah but how many of those days have they worked in the studio? I don't understand how much U2 is in the studio now.

and WHICH studio??
HQ studios have been always empty in the last year
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Post by: The Edges Cat on April 24, 2013, 06:54:49 PM
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HQ studios have been always empty in the last year

Except for us cats.
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Post by: seashells on April 25, 2013, 09:24:03 PM
Danger Mouse doesn't seem to be on vacation like U2 seem to be all the time.  I don't know if we'll ever get a new album:(

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/portugal-the-man-team-with-danger-mouse-on-experimental-evil-friends-20130425
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Post by: Dali on April 26, 2013, 04:35:42 AM
If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.
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Post by: zootv on April 26, 2013, 06:09:38 AM
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Which demos from the forthcoming album have been leaked? I don't recall hearing any.
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 26, 2013, 06:18:24 AM
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Which demos from the forthcoming album have been leaked? I don't recall hearing any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo

These are the only ones to surface.
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Post by: seashells on April 26, 2013, 08:51:11 AM
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Lillywhite has been busy with Juanes, Thirty Seconds to Mars, a show in Singapore w/The Sam Willows, and other appearances.  He probably needs a vacation.
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 26, 2013, 09:08:41 AM
Producers often work with more than one band at a time. Don't look at Danger Mouse's schedule as any indication of whether or not U2 is working.
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Which demos from the forthcoming album have been leaked? I don't recall hearing any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo

These are the only ones to surface.




I've heard those before. Who's to say if there from the next album or not?
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 26, 2013, 09:35:46 AM
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Which demos from the forthcoming album have been leaked? I don't recall hearing any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo

These are the only ones to surface.




I've heard those before. Who's to say if there from the next album or not?

I never said they were, but they are studio sessions for a start unlike everything else. No one knows where they came from. Nothing else has leaked. How did they get out?
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If Brian Burton is already working on other stuff, this indicates the U2 album might be finished by now. I'm expecting some domain registrations by U2's marketing people next. The demos / studio snippets have already been leaking out, just unfinished ones this time around.

I wonder where Steve Lillywhite is these days.

Which demos from the forthcoming album have been leaked? I don't recall hearing any.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVNDkaG8WKo

These are the only ones to surface.




I've heard those before. Who's to say if there from the next album or not?

I never said they were, but they are studio sessions for a start unlike everything else. No one knows where they came from. Nothing else has leaked. How did they get out?

Sorry. I was referring to Dali's post. The point I'm trying to make is that there has been no confirmed leaks from the new album.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on April 26, 2013, 12:39:06 PM
Good news. Lillywhite hasn't done any work for U2 for this upcoming album.

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Ciara Campaigner ‏@ciaraannevans1
@Sillywhite. Steve r u working with my 4 lovely irish rock mates at the moment? Hee hee!

Quote
Steve Lillywhite CBE ‏@Sillywhite
@ciaraannevans1 Alas not !!

https://twitter.com/Sillywhite/status/327553525276094465

Keep it up Steve!
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Post by: stigman on April 26, 2013, 02:03:13 PM
I called down to hq this evening wasn't a sinner around
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 26, 2013, 06:25:32 PM
Mr Dangermouse must have finished a lot time ago on this methinks....
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Post by: miryclay on April 26, 2013, 06:37:15 PM
many bands now do it chunks...three months here, two weeks eight months later
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Post by: singnomore on April 27, 2013, 12:50:02 AM
So bets on September release?
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Post by: miryclay on April 27, 2013, 09:00:50 AM
Yeah i could see it...
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Post by: imaginary friend on April 27, 2013, 05:06:56 PM
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So bets on September release?

single or album? I'd say single for sure.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 27, 2013, 08:08:07 PM
I'd definitely say single, although an end of summer single followed by an end of fall release in time for the holidays would be a pretty good idea if they want to sell albums.
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Post by: zootv on April 27, 2013, 08:13:25 PM
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I'd definitely say single, although an end of summer single followed by an end of fall release in time for the holidays would be a pretty good idea if they want to sell albums.

You know what's another good idea to sell albums? .......Make a great album.  ;)
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 27, 2013, 08:23:54 PM
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I'd definitely say single, although an end of summer single followed by an end of fall release in time for the holidays would be a pretty good idea if they want to sell albums.

You know what's another good idea to sell albums? .......Make a great album.  ;)

Welll duh I knew that  :D
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I'd definitely say single, although an end of summer single followed by an end of fall release in time for the holidays would be a pretty good idea if they want to sell albums.

You know what's another good idea to sell albums? .......Make a great album.  ;)

Evidence suggests this can be a terrible way to sell albums. :P
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Post by: Babyface1411 on April 28, 2013, 04:29:33 AM
http://www.atu2.com/news/steve-averill-meeting-soon-to-discuss-album-design-with-u2.html
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http://www.atu2.com/news/steve-averill-meeting-soon-to-discuss-album-design-with-u2.html

Awesome news! I wonder how long it was between the concept and delivery of NLOTH
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http://www.atu2.com/news/steve-averill-meeting-soon-to-discuss-album-design-with-u2.html

The new album needs a cat on the cover. Wait, not a cat... The Cat.  8)
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http://www.atu2.com/news/steve-averill-meeting-soon-to-discuss-album-design-with-u2.html

The new album needs a cat on the cover. Wait, not a cat... The Cat.  8)

An Cat Módhnóirí
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Post by: miryclay on April 29, 2013, 08:36:59 AM
translate for us who don't speak Gaelic.........
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Post by: Swimming Sorrows on April 29, 2013, 11:33:31 AM
Does album art really have the impact it used to have?

On the other hand, the cover art of NL was pretty bland.
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Post by: eddyjedi on April 29, 2013, 11:50:29 AM
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Does album art really have the impact it used to have?

On the other hand, the cover art of NL was pretty bland.

I don't think it was bland but it definitely backfired, they should have used this one:

http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/Img/seascape/Seascape02.jpg

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Post by: The Exile on April 29, 2013, 12:31:18 PM
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Does album art really have the impact it used to have?

On the other hand, the cover art of NL was pretty bland.

I don't think it was bland but it definitely backfired, they should have used this one:

http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/Img/seascape/Seascape02.jpg

You mean, the one with no line on the horizon? Yeah, that might've been better....
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Does album art really have the impact it used to have?

On the other hand, the cover art of NL was pretty bland.

I don't think it was bland but it definitely backfired, they should have used this one:

http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/Img/seascape/Seascape02.jpg

You mean, the one with no line on the horizon? Yeah, that might've been better....

Ha ha, I had forgotten how confounded I had first been over the disparity between the album's name and the album's artwork...
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Post by: THRILLHO on April 29, 2013, 01:02:06 PM
i loved the NLOTH art. but again i perfer the covers that don't feature photos of the band, minus JT.
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on April 29, 2013, 01:23:10 PM
I was disappointed with the No Line on the Horizon art. When I started hearing the No Line on the Horizon name, I pictured a album cover with a blue sea on it, with it being more colourful and maybe the band featured on the cover, maybe in the distance on a beach or something. Also, the art lead to my feeling that it was a winter album. It felt cold at first, if you know what I mean. I think that may have been a marketing mistake. The album was released in March, which is technically still winter in most Northern Hemisphere countries but I think at that point most people are starting to look forward to spring and summer, so I think people may have been put off by a cold, winter-looking album. Having a song called White As Snow didn't help from my perspective with that but I love that song and the album all the same. All this didn't help with my getting into the album at first. However, I did grow to love it.
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Post by: surit87 on April 30, 2013, 01:13:31 AM
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translate for us who don't speak Gaelic.........

The White Cat ;)
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Post by: Dali on April 30, 2013, 03:47:00 AM
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Good news. Lillywhite hasn't done any work for U2 for this upcoming album.

I agree.
30 Seconds To Mars with Lillywhite producing could be good, however.

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Mr Dangermouse must have finished a lot time ago on this methinks....

Well, maybe you're right on this. But we'll only know about that long after the album's release.
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Post by: Terrasidius on April 30, 2013, 08:14:18 AM
Can not wait!
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Post by: MASTER YODA on April 30, 2013, 10:43:28 AM
Up in the Air by 30 seconds sucks tho
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on April 30, 2013, 10:59:23 AM
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Up in the Air by 30 seconds sucks tho

I like it, but it seems too formulaic
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Post by: goldtoad on April 30, 2013, 07:52:39 PM
The NLOTH artwork was dull... and as others here have noted there is too much of a line on the horizon. 
It surprised me they paid a Japanese artist/photographer top dollar for it. They probably could have went to
any good art school and got more interesting artwork that represented the theme of "no line on the horizon". 

I'm still hoping for artwork instead of a band photo on the next album... Hopefully, colorful artwork that fits an album
that is colorful and creative.   When your band members are in their 50s and you are want to send a message that this
album is something different from U2, then a generic band photo would not be the way to go. 



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Post by: wraitii on May 01, 2013, 01:10:50 AM
I liked NLOTH's cover. Sure it wasn't the biggest thing or wildly creative, but I think it fit (the album anyway, perhaps not the promotion). Wasn't the fact that there was a clear line on the horizon the whole point of that cover?
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 01, 2013, 05:29:36 AM
Larry's original suggestion was No Cat On The Horizon.
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Post by: The Stingray Guitar on May 01, 2013, 11:00:39 AM
I remember that Q magazine once had a feature of a list of some of the worst album covers ever and No Line On The Horizon gained an honorable mention.

In my opinion the songs could have benefited from a more colorful album cover.
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 01, 2013, 12:16:19 PM
Wasn't the equals sign a part of the whole horizon thing on the cover though? Wasn't it that they were trying to say that darkness=light, night=day, the sky=the sea etc. and that they were referring to a metaphorical horizon rather than any actual physical (is that physical science nerds?) horizon. I had the double disc version with the equals sign on the plastic cover. I don't know if it was the same on the standard CD version or the deluxe versions.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 01, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
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I remember that Q magazine once had a feature of a list of some of the worst album covers ever and No Line On The Horizon gained an honorable mention.

In my opinion the songs could have benefited from a more colorful album cover.

I think the album's cover aptly reflects the whitewashed nature of the content.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 01, 2013, 12:21:31 PM
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Larry's original suggestion was No Cat On The Horizon.

If my cat could type, she'd be on Britain's Got Talent.

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Post by: an tha on May 01, 2013, 02:49:59 PM
The only good thing that I can say about NLOTH's cover is that it was an improvement on HTDAAB's cover.

Whilst the artwork isn't the most important thing (all that glitters is not gold!) it would be nice to see U2 come up with something more striking and visually engaging for the next album.
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Post by: Swimming Sorrows on May 01, 2013, 02:54:11 PM
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The only good thing that I can say about NLOTH's cover is that it was an improvement on HTDAAB's cover.

Whilst the artwork isn't the most important thing (all that glitters is not gold!) it would be nice to see U2 come up with something more striking and visually engaging for the next album.

Agree- couldn't have been much worse - black and red? ATYCLB, like or hate the music had the best 2000s cover art.
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Post by: an tha on May 01, 2013, 02:57:39 PM
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The only good thing that I can say about NLOTH's cover is that it was an improvement on HTDAAB's cover.

Whilst the artwork isn't the most important thing (all that glitters is not gold!) it would be nice to see U2 come up with something more striking and visually engaging for the next album.

Agree- couldn't have been much worse - black and red? ATYCLB, like or hate the music had the best 2000s cover art.

The photo on HTDAAB is IMO terrible too, a very dull image.

Not a big fan of ATYCLB's art either personally.

But............. after writing these posts and having to use all these letters for the album titles - the one thing I really want next to a great album is a title that is short and does not need to be spelt out like above!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 01, 2013, 03:02:35 PM
id rank the post-Pop covers

NLOTH
ATYCLB
HTDAAB. This is the only one i hated upon first look.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 01, 2013, 05:42:44 PM
HTDAAB's cover art reminds me of those cheap Best Ofs you find in the bargain bins of bands from the 1970s.

Averill needs to be daring and learn to say no to Larry... put a cat on the cover.
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Post by: _acrobat on May 01, 2013, 05:45:23 PM
To be honest, I'm not a fan of much of U2's covers, regardless of period. AB, Zooropa, and TUF are the only really memorable ones.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 01, 2013, 05:48:55 PM
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HTDAAB's cover art reminds me of those cheap Best Ofs you find in the bargain bins of bands from the 1970s.

Averill needs to be daring and learn to say no to Larry... put a cat on the cover.

HAHA! it does! good call

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To be honest, I'm not a fan of much of U2's covers, regardless of period. AB, Zooropa, and TUF are the only really memorable ones.

Yea i'd say <including JT> those are the 4 that i'd love to frame and put on my wall, ESPECIALLY Zooropa. Fav album cover ever. Period.
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Post by: TongueInMyEar on May 02, 2013, 03:34:05 AM
If we're talking about covers:

Great - Boy, War, TUF, Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, ATYCLB, NLOTH.

Poor - October, HTDAAB.

Not a bad ratio imo. I think most U2 album covers have an iconic quality to them, except the 2 mentioned. The worst is HTDAAB.

Anyway, I'm going to try stay away from the 'new album' threads until one actually exists and I've got it on my cd player :)
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Post by: Swimming Sorrows on May 02, 2013, 08:45:11 AM
Uh yeah enough with the long titles of the 2000s. I'm sure that they'd get flack for it but even "Man" would be better for the next album - especially if it's their last.

HTDAAB cover totally seems like a rush job. Creepy looking guys on a bench - yeah that sells. Worst title and worst cover of the whole catalogue. October I can let pass considering the time (career and it was the 80s).

 Love the 70s Best of comment.
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Post by: Miami66 on May 02, 2013, 11:23:52 AM
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Does album art really have the impact it used to have?

On the other hand, the cover art of NL was pretty bland.

I don't think it was bland but it definitely backfired, they should have used this one:

http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/Img/seascape/Seascape02.jpg

You mean, the one with no line on the horizon? Yeah, that might've been better....

Well...I see a line on that one as well...
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Post by: Miami66 on May 02, 2013, 11:27:02 AM
HTDAAB is my favorite cover...
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 02, 2013, 11:48:37 AM
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Uh yeah enough with the long titles of the 2000s. I'm sure that they'd get flack for it but even "Man" would be better for the next album - especially if it's their last.

HTDAAB cover totally seems like a rush job. Creepy looking guys on a bench - yeah that sells. Worst title and worst cover of the whole catalogue. October I can let pass considering the time (career and it was the 80s).

 Love the 70s Best of comment.

Exactly. the worst by a mile. I agree with the Oct. comment to it's very early 80's.
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Post by: bosk1 on May 02, 2013, 12:51:02 PM
I think when you look at the entire HTDAAB visID as one, from singles to DVDs and even the stage design, it's pretty striking.
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Post by: Babyface1411 on May 02, 2013, 01:32:14 PM
I love HTDAAB cover because Edge is so hot in that pic!!!!! :D
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 05, 2013, 08:59:59 AM
my favorite covers are: Zooropa, ATYCLB, Achtung Baby, Under a Blood Red Sky, TJT
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Post by: goldtoad on May 05, 2013, 11:40:30 AM
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HTDAAB's cover art reminds me of those cheap Best Ofs you find in the bargain bins of bands from the 1970s.

Right on description... ;D  A generic album cover for a generic album, but it did contain some good songs. 

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my favorite covers are: Zooropa, ATYCLB, Achtung Baby, Under a Blood Red Sky, TJT

Yes... 1) Zooropa,  2) JT  3) Achtung Baby  4) ATYCLB - The ATYCLB cover because it fit the theme of the album.

The NLOTH cover was too boring.  I thought it looked better the equal sign or the up and down U2 on it.

I'm glad to see many others like the Zooropa cover.  I hope the new album cover, like Zooropa, doesn't look
like it would be a U2 album cover.  They can save their next serious looking album cover for when they release 
"Songs of Ascent"... If that ever happens.

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Post by: Smithy on May 08, 2013, 06:09:14 AM
Was just watching 'From The Sky Down' and Brian Eno made a good point by saying that every record that U2 has ever made has come down to the very last second. Which is why I think that they haven't given us a definitive month or date except by mostly saying 'sometime end of this year.' No doubt a great deal relies on the success of this album and I can see them having a clear release date being in mind due to scheduling for promo dates and for time frame for manufacturers to produce the product etc. but having said that I think they will indeed push its time frame right to the brink. 
 
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 08, 2013, 12:27:13 PM
If I remember correctly, How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was done, as in finished, in the summer of 2004. It came out Thanksgiving week that year. No Line On The Horizon was done just as eveyone was about to go home for Christmas and that came out in March of 2009. While it is true that the band and/or Universal set deadlines and they just finish the albums right before the deadlines, I get the the impression with No Line On The Horizon and, especially, Pop that cetain albums have pushed the boundries of that more. Besides, music news is more readily available now for this album that it would have been for Achtung Baby,Pop or All That You Can't Leave Behind. Due to the internet, people are demanding news now rather than have to wait for newspapers or magazines or whatever. Just because there's no news doesn't meant that the news would be bad.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 09, 2013, 09:39:06 AM
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If I remember correctly, How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was done, as in finished, in the summer of 2004. It came out Thanksgiving week that year. No Line On The Horizon was done just as eveyone was about to go home for Christmas and that came out in March of 2009. While it is true that the band and/or Universal set deadlines and they just finish the albums right before the deadlines, I get the the impression with No Line On The Horizon and, especially, Pop that cetain albums have pushed the boundries of that more. Besides, music news is more readily available now for this album that it would have been for Achtung Baby,Pop or All That You Can't Leave Behind. Due to the internet, people are demanding news now rather than have to wait for newspapers or magazines or whatever. Just because there's no news doesn't meant that the news would be bad.

Dude, don't try talking sense here. It'll get you nowhere.
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Post by: striker on May 09, 2013, 01:27:42 PM
^ Yeah, they prefer the drama over here (or the illusion of it). Nothing new to report? Why, this must mean that they're unsure of the quality of their work!
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 09, 2013, 01:35:18 PM
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Dude, don't try talking sense here. It'll get you nowhere.

Duly noted. What was I thinking? I'll proceed to panic mode immediately.

I'm listening to Broken Bells in preperation for the album and it sucks. (Just trying to fit in, I actually love it.)
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Post by: _acrobat on May 09, 2013, 02:30:36 PM
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Dude, don't try talking sense here. It'll get you nowhere.

Duly noted. What was I thinking? I'll proceed to panic mode immediately.

I'm listening to Broken Bells in preperation for the album and it sucks. (Just trying to fit in, I actually love it.)

Broken Bells is a hell of an album. If U2's next one sounds like it, it will legitimately be one of their best.
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 09, 2013, 05:53:00 PM
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Broken Bells is a hell of an album. If U2's next one sounds like it, it will legitimately be one of their best.

Agreed. You can tell from that album that Danger Mouse is right guy for U2 at this point.
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Post by: Smithy on May 11, 2013, 02:26:03 AM
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^ Yeah, they prefer the drama over here (or the illusion of it). Nothing new to report? Why, this must mean that they're unsure of the quality of their work!

haha was trying to make something out of nothing really, but I guess that's what happens when you get no news between U2 records :-\
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 11, 2013, 10:18:09 AM
http://www.ultraviolet-u2.com/noticias/2013/05/11/bono-comemora-aniversario-em-dublin/

THIS gives me renewed hope that there will be an album soon. Larry has been MIA from any group outings for a long while. Adam is the one missing here, but the BIG NEWS is that Larry WAS w/ the band celebrating Bono's birthday last night!

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http://www.ultraviolet-u2.com/noticias/2013/05/11/bono-comemora-aniversario-em-dublin/

THIS gives me renewed hope that there will be an album soon. Larry has been MIA from any group outings for a long while. Adam is the one missing here, but the BIG NEWS is that Larry WAS w/ the band celebrating Bono's birthday last night!




While I hope you're right, I really don't see how one has anything to do with the other.
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Post by: Vox on May 11, 2013, 05:11:53 PM
I think the big news to take away from Bono's Birthday Bash is how much weight he appears to have lost.  Same weight loss pattern prior to each new album release.  Fall 2013 release: BACK ON, BABY!!!

LOL! (sorta)
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Post by: banacek on May 12, 2013, 07:20:45 AM

Don’t shoot the messenger.  Jam song. Any thoughts people?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNMBYHJXpc
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 12, 2013, 10:13:04 AM
They better not release anything new that they played on tour like winter or Glastonbury. I'd be ok with Soon and a rewritten Mercy.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 12, 2013, 11:41:41 AM
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Don’t shoot the messenger.  Jam song. Any thoughts people?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNMBYHJXpc

More Anaheim sound check?
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 12, 2013, 12:28:18 PM
http://networkedblogs.com/L99yk
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Don’t shoot the messenger.  Jam song. Any thoughts people?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmNMBYHJXpc

been posted before, someone pretty much proved it was a soundcheck from the last tour.
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Post by: Smithy on May 13, 2013, 12:01:51 AM
I have a collection of these sound checks from last tour and even earlier ones with these impromptu jam's,
what really astounds me as that when one random guy passes this off as new album work and since there is practically no news on this record
the press just jump on it and report it.
here's the actual sound check that I posted a while back - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQIySjdy2wI
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 23, 2013, 08:30:52 PM
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Dangermouse has produced it .

No way! This is the first I've heard of this mouse fellow producing U2's new record. Photos, or I don't believe you.

 :P
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Post by: JTBaby on May 23, 2013, 09:02:29 PM
If you come in once every few weeks and say "the album is done and it will be out in insert-month-here" sooner or later you'll be right and then you can say "see, I told you so"

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Post by: Chip on May 23, 2013, 09:40:22 PM
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The only good thing that I can say about NLOTH's cover is that it was an improvement on HTDAAB's cover.

Whilst the artwork isn't the most important thing (all that glitters is not gold!) it would be nice to see U2 come up with something more striking and visually engaging for the next album.

Agree- couldn't have been much worse - black and red? ATYCLB, like or hate the music had the best 2000s cover art.

The photo on HTDAAB is IMO terrible too, a very dull image.

Not a big fan of ATYCLB's art either personally.

But............. after writing these posts and having to use all these letters for the album titles - the one thing I really want next to a great album is a title that is short and does not need to be spelt out like above!

BUT . . . the back cover photo for HTDAAB is amazing and evocative . . . very Unforgettable Fireish. It's always puzzled me as to why the front and back photos weren't switched. My best guess is that the band had never done such a plain front cover before and wanted to do something different. (I bet the back cover photo was originally intended for the front.) It's also possible that the band felt the final cover best reflected the personal (for Bono, at least) nature of the album.

Unlike others here, I'm not a fan of the ATYCLB cover photo. It's not bad, just not great to me.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 24, 2013, 03:27:20 AM
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And they will just sit on it over the summer .

Physically sit on it?  I know Bono gets clucky, but trying to hatch an album... :o
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 24, 2013, 04:16:45 AM
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Album is finished! .my mate who works closely with them  heard it last wk. Says it a Really different direction ,and is gonna shock a lot of people when they hear it. Dangermouse has produced it . And they will just sit on it over the summer .prob October by what ive heard.but don't be surprised to hear something sooner.

Another BS response from the executioner.
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Post by: Bonostwin27 on May 24, 2013, 04:58:24 PM
I believe in you executioner!! I need hope that there is new music around the corner. Any idea of the style and sound of the record from yer friends point of view?  I need info to hold me over. Thanks!!
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Post by: JTBaby on May 24, 2013, 05:15:04 PM

Porkies? That's that Irish-wanna-be-cockney-slang thing huh?

For our American friends. Porkies=pork pies= rhymed with lies

Speaking of which:

General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 is done
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:40:52 PM »
Early 2013 album followed by tour in the fall. Its in the can now so I expect this to happen as the source has yet to tell porkies. Ambition bites the nails of success .
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Post by: Babyface1411 on May 26, 2013, 04:55:33 AM
https://twitter.com/blackwellrum/status/338157479181561856
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Post by: _acrobat on May 26, 2013, 05:31:07 AM
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https://twitter.com/blackwellrum/status/338157479181561856

Apparently this guy is the founder of island records, so it seems pretty legit.
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Post by: Smithy on May 26, 2013, 06:14:33 AM
makes sense cause bono and edge are in nyc, so most likely adam and larry are too..
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https://twitter.com/blackwellrum/status/338157479181561856

Apparently this guy is the founder of island records, so it seems pretty legit.

That's pretty encouraging.
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Post by: seashells on May 26, 2013, 09:32:52 AM
I'm encouraged!
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 26, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
Yeah Chris Blackwell. OMG. This has made my week.
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Post by: goldtoad on May 26, 2013, 10:32:37 AM
Yes, I still believe we are going to get the new album this year - probably in October or November.
If true, we should know for sure before the end of summer.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 26, 2013, 10:42:58 AM
I love that they are recording in that studio!!
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 26, 2013, 12:34:21 PM
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https://twitter.com/blackwellrum/status/338157479181561856

bumping this from the last page.  :D
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 26, 2013, 12:37:12 PM
Big news!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 26, 2013, 12:47:22 PM
Andddddd who is this guy exactly?
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 26, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
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Andddddd who is this guy exactly?

Chris Blackwell, the guy who used to own Island Records.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 26, 2013, 01:05:57 PM
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https://twitter.com/blackwellrum/status/338157479181561856

Apparently this guy is the founder of island records, so it seems pretty legit.

Oops. This is what I get for skimming through the posts.
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 26, 2013, 02:46:24 PM
I'm sure we'll like the new music...let's see if we'll LOVE it.

Danger Mouse was a good choice I think. U2 plus a guy whose worked with The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Gorillaz & Gnarls Barkley is an interesting combo to me.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 26, 2013, 04:10:43 PM
Life is good again!
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Post by: Executioner on May 26, 2013, 05:19:55 PM
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Andddddd who is this guy exactly?
Jaysus were you sick the day they taught the history of u2 .are you really a fan?Chris blackwell is the main reason u2 exist today.when all the other record labels turned them down .he took a chance on them and the rest is history.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 26, 2013, 05:27:26 PM
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Andddddd who is this guy exactly?
Jaysus were you sick the day they taught the history of u2 .are you really a fan?Chris blackwell is the main reason u2 exist today.when all the other record labels turned them down .he took a chance on them and the rest is history.

He also was not a big fan at the start. They proved him wrong. I love the fact his hash tag was betterthanever. That is some statement!!!
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 26, 2013, 06:03:25 PM
The Twitter links to an error page. What did it say?
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The Twitter links to an error page. What did it say?

Looks like he deleted it... why could that be?

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The Twitter links to an error page. What did it say?

Looks like he deleted it... why could that be?

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with the amount of secrecy surrounding this project I wouldn't be surprised if some admin at U2 told him to take it down.
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Post by: wraitii on May 26, 2013, 11:21:50 PM
Or you know, it's all part of the plan…
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on May 27, 2013, 12:03:02 AM
Oh man I'm getting so excited...please please let there be official news of some kind soon!
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 12:33:20 AM
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Andddddd who is this guy exactly?
Jaysus were you sick the day they taught the history of u2 .are you really a fan?Chris blackwell is the main reason u2 exist today.when all the other record labels turned them down .he took a chance on them and the rest is history.

dude, chill. not everyone has to know all the Inside Baseball stat stuff.
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Post by: stigman on May 27, 2013, 12:36:20 AM
I don't think this is Chris black wells twitter page all the photos he has are selling a rum with his name on it doesn't come across as the page of a 75yr old man if you ask me!!!
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Post by: Smithy on May 27, 2013, 02:13:51 AM
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I don't think this is Chris black wells twitter page all the photos he has are selling a rum with his name on it doesn't come across as the page of a 75yr old man if you ask me!!!

well apparently that's his day job now, its his own rum he made himself, named after himself. haha
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 03:41:11 AM
Dan Aykroyd has Crystal Head Vodka. I'm surprised no one from the U2 camp has their own drink. For relaxing times, have a Mullen!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 27, 2013, 04:50:26 AM
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The Twitter links to an error page. What did it say?

Looks like he deleted it... why could that be?

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This is the first genuine news in a while now!
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Post by: Babyface1411 on May 27, 2013, 06:14:54 AM
I've found this on Interference

http://www.u2eastlink.com/foro/read.php?18,1000770018,1000771339#msg-1000771339
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Post by: _acrobat on May 27, 2013, 06:19:31 AM
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I've found this on Interference

http://www.u2eastlink.com/foro/read.php?18,1000770018,1000771339#msg-1000771339

You are on top of it babyface!
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Post by: Smithy on May 27, 2013, 06:26:23 AM
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I've found this on Interference

http://www.u2eastlink.com/foro/read.php?18,1000770018,1000771339#msg-1000771339

You are on top of it babyface!

haha knew it, I haven't see this much secrecy since the kfc recipe!
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Post by: _acrobat on May 27, 2013, 06:31:15 AM
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I've found this on Interference

http://www.u2eastlink.com/foro/read.php?18,1000770018,1000771339#msg-1000771339

You are on top of it babyface!

haha knew it, I haven't see this much secrecy since the kfc recipe!

It looks like we're in for a real david bowie!
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 27, 2013, 08:26:21 AM
http://www.u2place.com/newsdett.asp?idN=6713&rumor-gli-u2-stanno-incidendo-il-nuovo-disco-a-new-york%2F

and it's here too!
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 27, 2013, 08:38:33 AM
Does this mean they're just going to obscure an old album cover? Maybe with a gray circle instead of a white box?  ;)
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Post by: Smithy on May 27, 2013, 09:09:01 AM
found something interesting whilst searching around the net, it appears mid may there was also some sort of listening preview for the new U2 album as a photographer for the band had tweeted, just scroll down to the bottom of this page -

http://dangermouseisthatdude.tumblr.com/page/2
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Post by: Smithy on May 27, 2013, 09:15:56 AM
also im not sure if there is any shred of truth to this but this was posted in an Italian U2 fan forum not long ago about someone claiming to have spoken about the new record, saying -

"There are confirmed rumors that U2’s first single will be titled “Live, Love, Teach”. Bono described it as a song that could have come straight from the jungle. Bono recently told us “This song is the Lion King’s ‘Circle Of Life’ on cocaine!”

 :o.. haha
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Post by: _acrobat on May 27, 2013, 09:21:41 AM
Blechhhh....please tell me that's not the real name. I couldn't think of anything more stereotypical-U2ish.
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Post by: Smithy on May 27, 2013, 09:29:18 AM
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Blechhhh....please tell me that's not the real name. I couldn't think of anything more stereotypical-U2ish.

Its most likely nothing, Bono has been silent all this time so why the heck would he just say all this to some random dude who has no source.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 09:33:22 AM
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Andddddd who is this guy exactly?

Jaysus were you sick the day they taught the history of u2 .are you really a fan?
Chris blackwell is the main reason u2 exist today.when all the other record labels turned them down .he took a chance on them and the rest is history.

LOL! yea. i guess i missed that "class". You got me!
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 09:53:30 AM
Yea hopefully they're pulling a Radiohead <not a "Bowie" guys cmon, Rh did it in 07 first> and it will be dropped on us out of the blue. By that i mean the album, not the first single/tracklisting/art. This should be the standard for all "big name" bands at this point.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 27, 2013, 11:47:53 AM
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Yea hopefully they're pulling a Radiohead <not a "Bowie" guys cmon, Rh did it in 07 first> and it will be dropped on us out of the blue. By that i mean the album, not the first single/tracklisting/art. This should be the standard for all "big name" bands at this point.

Bowie is bigger and did it more surprisingly; it's called "pulling a Bowie". :p
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 01:39:30 PM
Can I also add this to the mix....

https://twitter.com/HighwayStarrrr/status/334535217324912642

It's from May 15th who is this person? A photographer for U2?
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 02:45:18 PM
^ that was at one of the previous links...apparently, he claims to be.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 03:19:15 PM
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Yea hopefully they're pulling a Radiohead <not a "Bowie" guys cmon, Rh did it in 07 first> and it will be dropped on us out of the blue. By that i mean the album, not the first single/tracklisting/art. This should be the standard for all "big name" bands at this point.

Bowie is bigger and did it more surprisingly; it's called "pulling a Bowie". :p

Nope, i'd rather they pull a Radiohead and just drop the ALBUM on us out of nowhere, a week after an announcement. Bowie only dropped the single/tracklist on us and the album came out 2 months later. What i'm saying is i want U2 to just drop the album, no single nothing just "hey the album will be on itunes/ U2.com next week heres the details on it....." And yes i'm aware Bowie was a bigger deal since he was believed to of been 10 years or so into his retirement. I'd argue that Rh still did it bigger since they were still on the top of their game. Had Bowie done something like this mid-80s i'd say it would of been the same.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 27, 2013, 03:29:00 PM
Fair enough, I'd just rather they did a Bowie because I think it's more plausible (They'll want a big single) and also I thought his album was infinitely better than theirs. :p Personal taste!
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 03:31:55 PM
Just release it goddamn it, its been an insanely long time coming already.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 27, 2013, 03:46:49 PM
All this secrecy does nothing but make me more hopeful for a 2013 release.

By the way, I just found this photo on Twitter of Danger Mouse and a friend of his in New York. The band seems to actually be working there it seems.

https://twitter.com/steveaoki/status/337850038938107904

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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 03:49:33 PM
Nice! I think this gonna be something special. Something in the air...
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 03:49:37 PM
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Fair enough, I'd just rather they did a Bowie because I think it's more plausible (They'll want a big single) and also I thought his album was infinitely better than theirs. :p Personal taste!

I haven't heard TND, but yea, it's better than IR not a doubt in my mind! I hear overwhelmingly positive things about it. I'm gonna buy it......soon i hope.

See i think a true re-re-re-reinvention would involve them NOT doing a pre-album release single. But you are right, they'll do one.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 27, 2013, 03:53:45 PM
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All this secrecy does nothing but make me more hopeful for a 2013 release.

By the way, I just found this photo on Twitter of Danger Mouse and a friend of his in New York. The band seems to actually be working there it seems.

https://twitter.com/steveaoki/status/337850038938107904

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Which one's Dangermouse?

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Post by: AllThoseThingsILove on May 27, 2013, 03:58:58 PM
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found something interesting whilst searching around the net, it appears mid may there was also some sort of listening preview for the new U2 album as a photographer for the band had tweeted, just scroll down to the bottom of this page -

http://dangermouseisthatdude.tumblr.com/page/2

Are you talking about the All The Feels exhibit this Wednesday in L.A.? Is anyone going?
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Post by: stigman on May 27, 2013, 04:01:54 PM
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All this secrecy does nothing but make me more hopeful for a 2013 release.

By the way, I just found this photo on Twitter of Danger Mouse and a friend of his in New York. The band seems to actually be working there it seems.

https://twitter.com/steveaoki/status/337850038938107904

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Which one's Dangermouse?


the guy on the right aka Brian burton
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on May 27, 2013, 04:02:28 PM
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found something interesting whilst searching around the net, it appears mid may there was also some sort of listening preview for the new U2 album as a photographer for the band had tweeted, just scroll down to the bottom of this page -

http://dangermouseisthatdude.tumblr.com/page/2

Are you talking about the All The Feels exhibit this Wednesday in L.A.? Is anyone going?

He was referring to a post about Danger Mouse / U2 that's now on page 3 of that blog.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 27, 2013, 04:07:20 PM
geez I leave town for two days and this is what happens? I need to leave more often

THIS IS EXCITING. I personally hope they do a Bowie route of release instead of a RH one
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Post by: JTBaby on May 27, 2013, 04:16:39 PM
U2 will NEVER "do a Radiohead/Bowie"

They're too conservative and set in their ways.

Getting the hype and anticipation so they maximize profits and chart position is much more importan tot hem than the other guys.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 04:25:01 PM
To be honest I think they know they made a glaring error with the NLOTH promotion B.S.. It was available in 5 formats for a start (!) it was everywhere. Letterman for 7 days in a row, live at the BBC, on a rooftop in London. If only the album was their 'best ever' then it would be fine. But it wasn't. I think we'll see something very different this time...
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 04:27:01 PM
Yes, I think they desperately need a new direction in terms of promotion. Nloth was overkill. And the obvious issue of a bad lead single.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 04:33:46 PM
If they do the online release thing, they should do it like NIN did; the announcement should be that they just dropped the new album as a $5 digital file and as whatever app package they've come up with, while at the same time taking orders for various physical formats. Of course, the digital file would be free with a purchase of a physical copy.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 04:35:06 PM
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If they do the online release thing, they should do it like NIN did; the announcement should be that they just dropped the new album as a $5 digital file and as whatever app package they've come up with, while at the same time taking orders for various physical formats. Of course, the digital file would be free with a purchase of a physical copy.

I hope they release it on vinyl and you get a free download with it. Elbow did that and it's such a great idea.
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Post by: JTBaby on May 27, 2013, 04:35:17 PM
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To be honest I think they know they made a glaring error with the NLOTH promotion B.S.. It was available in 5 formats for a start (!) it was everywhere. Letterman for 7 days in a row, live at the BBC, on a rooftop in London. If only the album was their 'best ever' then it would be fine. But it wasn't. I think we'll see something very different this time...

I had a bad feeling about NLOTH as soon as I read they only gave critics ONE listen to it for their "pre-release" articles.

Now as it happens I do think they improved upon HTDAAB quite a bit, but we needed more Fez, more Magnificent, less GOYB/SUC.Crazy.

GOYB was the worst "first single" since Discotheque, just as I believe the US public would have latched on to ATS rather than Discotheque I also think they'd have latched onto Magnificent rather than Vertigo-lite GOYB
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 04:36:56 PM
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To be honest I think they know they made a glaring error with the NLOTH promotion B.S.. It was available in 5 formats for a start (!) it was everywhere. Letterman for 7 days in a row, live at the BBC, on a rooftop in London. If only the album was their 'best ever' then it would be fine. But it wasn't. I think we'll see something very different this time...

I had a bad feeling about NLOTH as soon as I read they only gave critics ONE listen to it for their "pre-release" articles.

Now as it happens I do think they improved upon HTDAAB quite a bit, but we needed more Fez, more Magnificent, less GOYB/SUC.Crazy.

GOYB was the worst "first single" since Discotheque, just as I believe the US public would have latched on to ATS rather than Discotheque I also think they'd have latched onto Magnificent rather than Vertigo-lite GOYB

I think the other thing which was obvious why it wasn't going to be a huge album was the 30 second snippets on itunes. They were some of the most boring parts of the songs...I remember thinking mmmm this doesn't sound too promising..apart from magnificent.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 27, 2013, 04:52:52 PM
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U2 will NEVER "do a Radiohead/Bowie"

They're too conservative and set in their ways.

Getting the hype and anticipation so they maximize profits and chart position is much more importan tot hem than the other guys.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

To be honest, I think this is probably true. Also, I think that given the nature of U2's fanbase, neiher model would work well for them. Everyone expects an album so there's no Bowie-shock, and Radiohead have the kind of fanbase that would go mad for something like that and buy it en masse. There's every chance U2 trying to do the same would be a giant flop, and that their regular teaser-single-album format would work better.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 04:57:15 PM
Oh he's exactly right. It won't happen. Tbh I can see this scaring the older fan vase that doesn't buy stuff online. The "buy it and get a dl code" thing would be fine for all involved though
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Post by: Executioner on May 27, 2013, 05:04:29 PM
Now everyone knows what the mouse looks like,we can hunt him down if it all goes pair shaped,I guarantee the first post on this forum will be ,Should U2 of used Eno/lanois for the new album?there is no going back now as the record is complete,and from what I have been told from an inside man is , its a completely new direction for U2,and Is the best record they have done EVER.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 05:06:31 PM
If that twitter post was from the real Chris Blackwell I have every faith that it will be.
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Post by: goldtoad on May 27, 2013, 05:21:57 PM
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I'm sure we'll like the new music...let's see if we'll LOVE it.

Danger Mouse was a good choice I think. U2 plus a guy whose worked with The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Gorillaz & Gnarls Barkley is an interesting combo to me.

True.... I also think Danger Mouse was a great choice.  We will hopefully know if it was in a few months. 
Mr. Mouse is also in Broken Bells.  I never heard of them before there were mentioned in this forum,
but I really like this song.  http://youtu.be/gWBG1j_flrg
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 05:26:52 PM
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I'm sure we'll like the new music...let's see if we'll LOVE it.

Danger Mouse was a good choice I think. U2 plus a guy whose worked with The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Gorillaz & Gnarls Barkley is an interesting combo to me.

True.... I also think Danger Mouse was a great choice.  We will hopefully know if it was in a few months. 
Mr. Mouse is also in Broken Bells.  I never heard of them before there were mentioned in this forum,
but I really like this song.  http://youtu.be/gWBG1j_flrg


I still think he was a terrible choice; I sincerely hope that come the end of the year, I'll be eating my words with jelly or syrup.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 05:28:59 PM
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I'm sure we'll like the new music...let's see if we'll LOVE it.

Danger Mouse was a good choice I think. U2 plus a guy whose worked with The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Gorillaz & Gnarls Barkley is an interesting combo to me.

True.... I also think Danger Mouse was a great choice.  We will hopefully know if it was in a few months. 
Mr. Mouse is also in Broken Bells.  I never heard of them before there were mentioned in this forum,
but I really like this song.  http://youtu.be/gWBG1j_flrg


I still think he was a terrible choice; I sincerely hope that come the end of the year, I'll be eating my words with jelly or syrup.

why do you think he's a terrible choice? He's a mixture of Eno & Lanois, the band have said it themselves. If they didn't gel with him we wouldn't have got an album. It's clearly worked. It's quite a daring move if you ask me. U2 are at their best when they are daring.
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Post by: an tha on May 27, 2013, 05:38:11 PM
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I'm sure we'll like the new music...let's see if we'll LOVE it.

Danger Mouse was a good choice I think. U2 plus a guy whose worked with The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Gorillaz & Gnarls Barkley is an interesting combo to me.

True.... I also think Danger Mouse was a great choice.  We will hopefully know if it was in a few months. 
Mr. Mouse is also in Broken Bells.  I never heard of them before there were mentioned in this forum,
but I really like this song.  http://youtu.be/gWBG1j_flrg


I still think he was a terrible choice; I sincerely hope that come the end of the year, I'll be eating my words with jelly or syrup.

why do you think he's a terrible choice? He's a mixture of Eno & Lanois, the band have said it themselves. If they didn't gel with him we wouldn't have got an album. It's clearly worked. It's quite a daring move if you ask me. U2 are at their best when they are daring.

Spot on, for me.

I wonder though how much of the bands fanbase wants daring, and would much rather they churn out more "safe" U2....

I think U2 worry about this and is a big reason why after their creative and daring 90's period they retreated back to a much more traditional and familiar U2 sound in the 2000's.

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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 05:38:39 PM
"He's a mixture of Eno and Lanois"...if they say so, I believe them, as far as his personality goes. They've met him, I haven't, and I've never met Eno or Lanois, either.

I can only go by his recorded output as a producer, which, aside from the last Norah Jones album, I found flat and mediocre at best. He's one of the hottest names in the biz right now, which is the reason he got the call in the first place - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the band for going after him or with him taking the gig. As far as your statement, "it's clearly worked," I'll wait until I've heard the finished product to echo your sentiments. Like I said, I hope I'm eating my words at year's end.

an that: what exactly makes you think DangerMouse's work qualifies as "daring?" I've certainly heard no evidence of "daring" whatsoever from the guy.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 05:42:51 PM
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"He's a mixture of Eno and Lanois"...if they say so, I believe them, as far as his personality goes. They've met him, I haven't, and I've never met Eno or Lanois, either.

I can only go by his recorded output as a producer, which, aside from the last Norah Jones album, I found flat and mediocre at best. He's one of the hottest names in the biz right now, which is the reason he got the call in the first place - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the band for going after him or with him taking the gig. As far as your statement, "it's clearly worked," I'll wait until I've heard the finished product to echo your sentiments. Like I said, I hope I'm eating my words at year's end.

an that: what exactly makes you think DangerMouse's work qualifies as "daring?" I've certainly heard no evidence of "daring" whatsoever from the guy.

I meant ''it's clearly worked'' in the sense that they have produced 11 songs with him. U2 tried to make an album with rick rubin and his approach didn't work. So they put those songs away on a shelf. Chris Thomas didn't last long either.

I think it's a daring move from the band to go straight into a new dimension with a brand new producer, something they haven't done in......never. They always came back to the tried and tested approach with Danny, Brian and Steve. This time they aren't doing that.

That in itself is daring. They are clearly trying to challenge themselves again.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 05:46:53 PM
^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

Or Pop?
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Post by: an tha on May 27, 2013, 05:46:59 PM
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"He's a mixture of Eno and Lanois"...if they say so, I believe them, as far as his personality goes. They've met him, I haven't, and I've never met Eno or Lanois, either.

I can only go by his recorded output as a producer, which, aside from the last Norah Jones album, I found flat and mediocre at best. He's one of the hottest names in the biz right now, which is the reason he got the call in the first place - and there's absolutely nothing wrong with the band for going after him or with him taking the gig. As far as your statement, "it's clearly worked," I'll wait until I've heard the finished product to echo your sentiments. Like I said, I hope I'm eating my words at year's end.

an that: what exactly makes you think DangerMouse's work qualifies as "daring?" I've certainly heard no evidence of "daring" whatsoever from the guy.

I didn't say his work was daring, although i would argue he has worked with a pretty diverse set of artists and in a diverse set of genres and that is bound to inform his work. I agreed that U2 are at their best when they are daring. In my view moving away from the producers they are used to working with is a daring move and one that will hopefully pay off, with a more daring record than the last few. I can't see it sounding like ATYCLB, or HTDAAB for instance, simply because the usual suspects aren't around.

I of course could be wrong.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 05:49:18 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

Or Pop?

Of course I find them both daring. But it's time for something new and radical.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 06:51:24 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)

I echo the comment, U2 are at their best when they reinvent themselves. I count ATYCLB in that category too.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 27, 2013, 06:56:36 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)


I didn't use the word "never."
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 06:59:17 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)

I echo the comment, U2 are at their best when they reinvent themselves. I count ATYCLB in that category too.

the reinventions were AB, ATYCLB, and hopefully this one. I'd hear any argument that says UF was a reinvention, too.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 27, 2013, 07:08:16 PM
I'm more excited about DangerMouse because I think he will push the band, mostly Bono, harder than Lillywhite and the usual would.

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Post by: HolyHandGrenade on May 27, 2013, 07:33:09 PM
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I'm more excited about DangerMouse because I think he will push the band, mostly Bono, harder than Lillywhite and the usual would.

That's a common problem among long-term producers - they don't want to be critical of a band because they're more than just co-workers at that point.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 08:06:22 PM
@Imaginary Friend, Oh I totally agree with you that TUF was a reinvention. But it's been 30 years, and Eno's been more of a drizzly Irish rain dampener with U2's music in recent years than a firebrand that sparks them in a new direction. Which is why I'm excited U2 have hit it off with DangerMouse.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 08:11:03 PM
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@Imaginary Friend, Oh I totally agree with you that TUF was a reinvention. But it's been 30 years, and Eno's been more of a drizzly Irish rain dampener with U2's music in recent years than a firebrand that sparks them in a new direction. Which is why I'm excited U2 have hit it off with DangerMouse.

I have to agree with you re: Eno. He was great on ATYCLB, but on NLOTH he's been given way too much artistic license. He also thinks Breathe is the best song they've ever written. Is he having a laugh?
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 08:14:47 PM
Breathe is the best song REM never wrote. ;)

At least Breathe was a highlight on Letterman during the U2 Blitz of 2009. That performance breathed new life into it. Ahem. I like the song, but it needs that 'live' energy.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
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Breathe is the best song REM never wrote. ;)

At least Breathe was a highlight on Letterman during the U2 Blitz of 2009. They breathed new life into it. Ahem.

Yeah it was good on letterman and it's a very good song, one of the best on the album and probably one of the best of the last 15 years.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 08:17:20 PM
Yeah I'm a huge fan for Breathe too, but "U2's best ever"? Eno's definitely having a laugh, as he trips over his synth on the way to the bar at Blackwell's brewery.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 27, 2013, 08:20:19 PM
Should've been the first single.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 08:25:29 PM
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[Breathe] should've been the first single.

This +1. Absolutely.

Remember when you first heard The Fly on radio? I was like, "WTF, is this really U2? Whatever it is... I want more. MOAR!" If the new music gives me that same catnip feeling, I'll be a very, very, very happy cat.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 27, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
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[Breathe] should've been the first single.

This +1. Absolutely.

Remember when you first heard The Fly on radio? I was like, "WTF, is this really U2? Whatever it is... I want more. MOAR!" If the new music gives me that same catnip feeling, I'll be a very, very, very happy cat.

As probably every other cat on earth, you are very demanding.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 27, 2013, 08:46:36 PM
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As probably every other cat on earth, you are very demanding.

Scratch my belly.

Please.
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Post by: Chip on May 27, 2013, 09:15:27 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)

I echo the comment, U2 are at their best when they reinvent themselves. I count ATYCLB in that category too.

the reinventions were AB, ATYCLB, and hopefully this one. I'd hear any argument that says UF was a reinvention, too.

Every album was a reinvention up through POP, some to greater degrees than others, but all of them took the band in a different direction than we'd heard before. ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me, but a hodgepodge of what had been done before.
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Post by: The Exile on May 27, 2013, 09:17:55 PM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 09:27:35 PM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.

this. well, not this blunt, but they "stepped away" from electro-experimentation etc to go a more straight forward pop rock route, imo.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 27, 2013, 09:32:04 PM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)

I echo the comment, U2 are at their best when they reinvent themselves. I count ATYCLB in that category too.

the reinventions were AB, ATYCLB, and hopefully this one. I'd hear any argument that says UF was a reinvention, too.

Every album was a reinvention up through POP, some to greater degrees than others, but all of them took the band in a different direction than we'd heard before. ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me, but a hodgepodge of what had been done before.

well....true. but i see it more as a drastic reinvention ala r&h - ab
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Post by: TheSceneoftheAccident on May 27, 2013, 11:08:50 PM
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Should've been the first single.

Agreed
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Post by: surit87 on May 28, 2013, 01:11:21 AM
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Now everyone knows what the mouse looks like,we can hunt him down if it all goes pair shaped,I guarantee the first post on this forum will be ,Should U2 of used Eno/lanois for the new album?there is no going back now as the record is complete,and from what I have been told from an inside man is , its a completely new direction for U2,and Is the best record they have done EVER.

Sorry mate, I'm not convinced about this album being their 'best ever'. The guy who tweeted this is from the record label and you'd expect him to say things like 'better than ever' and etc. We'll get to know for sure once the album gets released.
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Post by: bethere on May 28, 2013, 01:32:23 AM
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^ you didn't find TUF to be a daring album?

That was 30 years ago. ;)

I echo the comment, U2 are at their best when they reinvent themselves. I count ATYCLB in that category too.

the reinventions were AB, ATYCLB, and hopefully this one. I'd hear any argument that says UF was a reinvention, too.

Every album was a reinvention up through POP, some to greater degrees than others, but all of them took the band in a different direction than we'd heard before. ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me, but a hodgepodge of what had been done before.

ATYCLB was certainly a different direction from anything they had done before. I mean, what album do you consider ATYCLB to be a repeat of specifically? I can't think of anything. Its as original an different as any other U2 album. Just because it does not have the electronic crap of the POP album does not mean its not original, a re-invention, or something of lesser quality.
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Post by: bethere on May 28, 2013, 01:33:56 AM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.

I think I have heard that opinion expressed about every U2 album since the Joshua Tree.
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Post by: Smithy on May 28, 2013, 02:55:01 AM
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Now everyone knows what the mouse looks like,we can hunt him down if it all goes pair shaped,I guarantee the first post on this forum will be ,Should U2 of used Eno/lanois for the new album?there is no going back now as the record is complete,and from what I have been told from an inside man is , its a completely new direction for U2,and Is the best record they have done EVER.

Sorry mate, I'm not convinced about this album being their 'best ever'. The guy who tweeted this is from the record label and you'd expect him to say things like 'better than ever' and etc. We'll get to know for sure once the album gets released.

The reason why people are upbeat about this is because first off Chris wasn't too fond of U2 to begin with but is now a fan. Secondly, he is founder but no longer closely linked with island records as his main day-job is a business man (hence, 'Blackwell rum') and in saying that U2 are not even with Island anymore so what he said has no reason to contain any bias opinions, plus he Is a man well known for calling it as he see's it and at 75 years of age I doubt that has changed.
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Post by: The Exile on May 28, 2013, 03:04:51 AM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.

I think I have heard that opinion expressed about every U2 album since the Joshua Tree.

But "everyone's" opinions about U2 don't matter as much as mine do....
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 28, 2013, 06:29:53 AM
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Now everyone knows what the mouse looks like,we can hunt him down if it all goes pair shaped,I guarantee the first post on this forum will be ,Should U2 of used Eno/lanois for the new album?there is no going back now as the record is complete,and from what I have been told from an inside man is , its a completely new direction for U2,and Is the best record they have done EVER.

Sorry mate, I'm not convinced about this album being their 'best ever'. The guy who tweeted this is from the record label and you'd expect him to say things like 'better than ever' and etc. We'll get to know for sure once the album gets released.

The reason why people are upbeat about this is because first off Chris wasn't too fond of U2 to begin with but is now a fan. Secondly, he is founder but no longer closely linked with island records as his main day-job is a business man (hence, 'Blackwell rum') and in saying that U2 are not even with Island anymore so what he said has no reason to contain any bias opinions, plus he Is a man well known for calling it as he see's it and at 75 years of age I doubt that has changed.

To be honest, I don't care at all about what he says about the quality; a guy being given a special behind the scenes preview is 99% of the time not going to tweet that he thinks it's bad. I'm just more interested in the fact that he was getting the preview at all!
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Post by: surit87 on May 28, 2013, 06:51:20 AM
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Now everyone knows what the mouse looks like,we can hunt him down if it all goes pair shaped,I guarantee the first post on this forum will be ,Should U2 of used Eno/lanois for the new album?there is no going back now as the record is complete,and from what I have been told from an inside man is , its a completely new direction for U2,and Is the best record they have done EVER.

Sorry mate, I'm not convinced about this album being their 'best ever'. The guy who tweeted this is from the record label and you'd expect him to say things like 'better than ever' and etc. We'll get to know for sure once the album gets released.

The reason why people are upbeat about this is because first off Chris wasn't too fond of U2 to begin with but is now a fan. Secondly, he is founder but no longer closely linked with island records as his main day-job is a business man (hence, 'Blackwell rum') and in saying that U2 are not even with Island anymore so what he said has no reason to contain any bias opinions, plus he Is a man well known for calling it as he see's it and at 75 years of age I doubt that has changed.

To be honest, I don't care at all about what he says about the quality; a guy being given a special behind the scenes preview is 99% of the time not going to tweet that he thinks it's bad. I'm just more interested in the fact that he was getting the preview at all!

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Come to think of it, does this mean that their album has completed post-production? Just curious.
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Post by: singnomore on May 28, 2013, 06:54:24 AM
I'm thinking they are working on  running order and perhaps track selection?
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Post by: JTBaby on May 28, 2013, 07:04:55 AM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.

Yup

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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 28, 2013, 07:08:03 AM
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ATYCLB was not a reinvention to me....

Give U2 some credit, man. With ATYCLB they reinvented themselves as a worse band.

Yup
agreed
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 28, 2013, 07:52:34 AM
You know what we really need? A discussion on 2000s U2 vs earlier U2 in this thread. I don't feel it's been adequately addressed in the previous thousand threads, the ones in which it was properly relevant, so I think it's a great idea to discuss it here instead of the actual news now that we have some to discuss at long last. I'm sure we'll all learn lots of things about each other's views that we didn't previously know.

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I'm thinking they are working on  running order and perhaps track selection?

I hope so; that would be a very good sign! It may be possible to read too much into this; after all, we don't know if he was just listening to some demos or to an actual near-finished product, but it is at least a sign that they're working on something and it *sounds* like it's not far off...
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 28, 2013, 08:11:43 AM
I'm curious, what does everyone make of the fact that the chris blackwell tweet was then deleted? Is this just part of the general effort to maintain more secrecy for this album (along with Bono staying relatively quiet, etc), and/or could it possibly be because a big announcement is round the corner, and they want as much silence as possible before the surprise?

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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 08:14:06 AM
I think so yeah, there's no way he listened to demos though, not this late in the game. Bono said they have 6 songs finished already. I think the words #betterthanever are very telling. If it wasn't great he wouldn't shout it out on twitter just for the sake of it.
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Post by: Smithy on May 28, 2013, 08:52:36 AM
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I think so yeah, there's no way he listened to demos though, not this late in the game. Bono said they have 6 songs finished already. I think the words #betterthanever are very telling. If it wasn't great he wouldn't shout it out on twitter just for the sake of it.

exactly the point I was trying to make,
and yea they said they had 6 songs beginning of this year so it would make sense they would of finished/polished off another 4 or more by this time..
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 28, 2013, 08:54:21 AM
But really, what new direction could they go in? Country-rock? lolz...I don't see them changing much, I'd expect it to be more like achtung if anything.

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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 28, 2013, 08:58:28 AM
I honestly expect it to sound a bit different, but broadly similar to the stuff they've been doing for the last decade. And I'm fine with that.
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Post by: bonofaninaustin on May 28, 2013, 09:18:12 AM
Don't you think this tweet from Chris Blackwell was a calculated teaser from the band. I can't see anyone close to the band putting out a tweet like that without permission from the band first. Him deleting the tweet a short time later knowing it was posted on several sites just adds to the mystery.
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Post by: seashells on May 28, 2013, 09:23:15 AM
Yes, calculated, planned, timed, managed, watched, and results/impact being analyzed now
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 28, 2013, 09:23:32 AM
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I think so yeah, there's no way he listened to demos though, not this late in the game. Bono said they have 6 songs finished already. I think the words #betterthanever are very telling. If it wasn't great he wouldn't shout it out on twitter just for the sake of it.

Yeah, i think you're right. I think even objectively, a 2013 album is more likely than anything later, which would mean they should be wrapping things up by now. And if they're letting people listen, it could imply they've got some form of finished music that they want to show people. I think i'm just a little worried that someone will tell them it's not finished/needs more hits, and they'll delay it like they did NLOTH...
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 09:29:22 AM
I think has been in the making a lot longer than we thought. It's all been under wraps which is a great move if you ask me. We don't know anything still. When did the first news come out that the title of the album was NLOTH and the song names? How long prior to release? Does anyone know?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 28, 2013, 09:40:29 AM
well if I remember correctly, Boots was released in late January of 09.

so we shouldn't be too far off if an album is to be released in September-October
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 09:41:49 AM
but when did details emerge of the album's name and song titles? I remember a Q issue with all of them, not sure when that surfaced.....
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 28, 2013, 09:44:21 AM
Funny, i was discussing that with interference members a few days ago. I recall knowing of NLOTH's title (and the names of a few songs) 6-12 months before the album actually came out... and of course, there were the beach clips, so we had actually kinda-sorta already heard the songs. By the time the album was announced, it wasn't any kind of surprise - it was just confirmation of what everyone already knew.

This time round, we have absolutely no details. We have no idea what the new music will sound like, and i think that's pretty cool. I hope magazine previews (if there are any) come out at least after the first single. I want to hear that first song with absolutely no idea of how it will sound.

All those previews we got for NLOTH seemed really cool at the time, but in retrospect, having vivid, detailed descriptions of the songs (i remember one specifically for GOYB the day before it's release) made the eventual reveal much less spectacular/surprising than it could have been.
The suspense/mystery this time round makes me a lot more excited than for NLOTH, just in terms of curiosity!
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 09:46:35 AM
Yep. We don't know anything, not a single track is known, nor the title. Nada.

The new issue of Q is out today, it's a Glasto special with an interview with Bono but I doubt there is anything on the album.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 28, 2013, 09:51:52 AM
Yeah, i wouldn't bet on him saying anything at all. If he's been this quiet for this long, if he wouldn't say anything in that hour long interview he did last week (when it would've been a perfect opportunity), he's definitely not going to casually drop some surprising new info in a random article that a) is not about u2, and b) features other people being interviewed.

They even silenced Blackwell's tweet. They're being silent on purpose... i think when we do get new info, it'll be in the form of a significant announcement.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 28, 2013, 10:05:08 AM
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But really, what new direction could they go in? Country-rock? lolz...I don't see them changing much, I'd expect it to be more like achtung if anything.



*Cough*BonJovi*Cough*
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Post by: Lovebug on May 28, 2013, 10:11:39 AM
I heard rumors of all of them in NYC. Finishing up some details. I'm not sure how true it is but it is a good sighn.
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Post by: Macawaca on May 28, 2013, 10:17:54 AM
Would need to check the timelines for NLOTH, but I think Q magazine did a small feature about them recording the album which mentioned a couple of songs that either didnt make it or had name changes, such as Tripoli and Winter. Think they did this in the winter of 2008 edition, which meant the editor would have had to be in the studio listening to it late Autumn, which is about say 6 months out from the release date.

Edit: Definitely not too early in the cycle. That Q Magazine article about U2 being in the studio was dated 1st September 2008, so a good 6 months before the eventual release date. Mentions 5 or 6 songs in it, see this link from atU2:

In the Studio: U2

Edit: There are others around that time as well, such as Billboard and some english newspaper articles, even from July 2008 mentioning song titles. atU2 have a good search facility for album news with links to all those articles.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 10:26:21 AM
it was this issue in February 2009 http://covers.q4music.com/Item.aspx?pageNo=6116&year=2009

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Post by: atts_bb3 on May 28, 2013, 10:39:06 AM
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I honestly expect it to sound a bit different, but broadly similar to the stuff they've been doing for the last decade. And I'm fine with that.
I love the suggestion/wish that the next record embody a place in time, and be an ALBUM, that is a cohesive unit  rather than 2-3 EPs strung together.
 
If you seek out DM's work (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danger_Mouse#2007.E2.80.93present) on Vimeo, etc it sure seems like he's comfortable mashing styles and taboos. Sonically, he's the modern Phil Spektor wall of isolating and layering sound and chorused vocals.

http://stereogum.com/9720/beck_danger_mouse_create_modern_guilt/news/

Beck said "“It was like trying to fit two years of songwriting into two and a half months,” Beck says. “I know I did at least 10 weeks with no days off, until four or five in the morning every night.” The resulting album, tentatively titled Modern Guilt, is full of off-kilter rhythms and left-field breakdowns, with an overall 1960s British vibe. Beck’s vocals float over the music as if he’s singing along to some mystical radio station in the next room. The title track has the groove of a good Zombies single, while the twangy guitar and uptempo beat of “Beggars Shoes” make it sound like Beck’s cruising at maximum speed down Route 66. The lyrics include lines about the ice caps melting down (and “the transistor sound”), but there were many earlier versions. “I can’t tell you how many times I wrote and recorded a complete song.”............

Beck and Danger Mouse knew each other casually before making the record...but they were both surprised at how naturally they worked together. “It felt like we could have been making our fourth record together,” Beck says. “It did help that we share a lot of musical references. We spent the first week just talking about different records. His knowledge is pretty deep, especially with some of the obscure late-Sixties, early-Seventies rock.”

With a drawl vocal swagger and echo, Return of the Stingray actually be   

Aside from Grammy nominations (not my measure of success), he dropped JayZ over Beatle beats, has worked with Ike Turner, Flaming Lips, Beck, David Lynch, Norah Jones, Jack White and more impressively  "collaborated with British graffiti artist Banksy to replace 500 copies of Paris Hilton's album Paris in English music stores with altered album artwork and a 40 minute instrumental song containing various statements she had made."   U2 needs playful, they have ample amounts of sincerity and pressure.

2 against 1
http://vimeo.com/34706361



So, I think they'll release uptempo and more echo/layered tunes that were Songs of Ascent, with some bounce from rhythm section and DM's organs. Watch for immediately catchy upbeat radio (whatever that means anymore) friendly anthems. "Live, Love, Learn".  Imagine if Moment of Surrender and Unknown Caller actually sounded like city songs they paint

I love the busy layered Zoo era stuff, but expect more toe tapping with a splash of funk, more smooth club cafe or club than straight ahead rock. Rumors suggest World Cup opening or closing performance. Brazil will dance.

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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 10:43:07 AM
I thought it was live love teach? I like the way you write!
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 28, 2013, 10:50:02 AM
The thing I love about DM is, at least with the Black Keys, he makes an artist's sound more streamlined and relevant without compromising the true nature of the artist. El Camino was a pretty big change for the Keys, but it made them more popular with the masses and didn't change who the Keys were at the core. I have faith he can do the same with U2.
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Post by: BalconyTV on May 28, 2013, 12:03:05 PM
Everyones going to be annoyed at me. But an unnamed source is tells me January/ February next year. Its a pretty solid source. Unless they are deceiving me. Which is always possible.
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Post by: The Exile on May 28, 2013, 12:10:40 PM
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Everyones going to be annoyed at me. But an unnamed source is tells me January/ February next year. Its a pretty solid source. Unless they are deceiving me. Which is always possible.

Your source is sitting on a throne of LIES.
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Post by: JTBaby on May 28, 2013, 12:16:49 PM
Unnamed sources. Inside men. Deleted tweets.

We will know something for sure only when U2inc want us to know.

In the meantime there's  lots of music out there to fill the void.



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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 28, 2013, 12:17:17 PM
I reckon it will be a more cohesive sounding album compared to NLOTH (they've learned their lesson) and it will sound differently than any preceding album.  Whether people like it or not will, as always, come down to individual taste.

Personally, I'd be happy if the sound of the new album draws on elements from all their earlier sounds.

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Post by: Pocket Merlin on May 28, 2013, 12:27:13 PM
I really really hope there is not a track, and definitely not a single, called "Live, Love, Learn" or "Live, Love, Teach" or anything of the like. Either of those titles immediately start conjuring up images of shops that sell picture frames and all sorts of knick-knacks with quotations from Winnie the Pooh and other sappy, cliche, pseudo-spiritual stuff printed all over them.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 28, 2013, 12:41:10 PM
You guise... http://news.u2fanlife.com/2013/05/algo-se-esta-terminando-de-cocer-en-nueva-york-posiblemente-el-nuevo-disco-de-u2.html

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Apparently Bono, Edge and Larry were all seen having dinner in New York this past Sunday. The article makes a lot of speculations about the album being almost finished too.

Whoever lives in New York needs to go stalk these guys and get some inside info NOW.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 28, 2013, 12:42:25 PM
I don't live in New York but I will gladly take a forum members money to go  :P

is there a full translation?
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 28, 2013, 12:45:16 PM
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I really really hope there is not a track, and definitely not a single, called "Live, Love, Learn" or "Live, Love, Teach" or anything of the like. Either of those titles immediately start conjuring up images of shops that sell picture frames and all sorts of knick-knacks with quotations from Winnie the Pooh and other sappy, cliche, pseudo-spiritual stuff printed all over them.

My face muscles will spasm from so much cringing if they ever release a song with that title.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 12:46:15 PM
Yeah I can't seem them waiting that long to release.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 28, 2013, 12:47:55 PM
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I don't live in New York but I will gladly take a forum members money to go  :P

is there a full translation?

Don't look at me, I'm broke.

The article doesn't say anything we don't already know (the deleted tweet and speculations for an October release). They probably just wrote that so they wouldn't just have an article that said "U2 are having dinner."
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Post by: codeguy on May 28, 2013, 01:00:18 PM
Here is a full translation of that u2fanlife post, though it's just another U2 forum, so no idea how accurate it is:

"Something is happening in New York. A few days ago we learned thanks to a tweet from Chris Blackwell , founder of Island Records, he was "Listening to new music on the" Electric Lady Land Studios "with U2 and Danger Mouse" (then delete the tweet, which gives more accuracy), now we discover that Bono, Edge and Larry were spotted having dinner in the restaurant Minetta Tavern in New York this past Sunday.



Does the whole band in New York giving the finishing touches to the new album? Probably. Clearly something is finishing cooking in New York ... and the new album has every ... Looks like they are already listening to his closest friends, and all fits with a possible launch in October, November of 2013, just in time for campaign Christmas.

Now we can only know when launched the first single. I get the feeling that this time we will have plenty of surprises in the form of new formats for the disk, and unexpected releases ...

We will continue to watch for any possible news. "
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Post by: smalin186 on May 28, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
The first thing I thought when I saw that picture was 'is Bono rockin' a stache?!' Praying that's a shadow.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 02:13:25 PM
He looks well ;) They are gonna drop the details soon I think.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 28, 2013, 03:02:48 PM
I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.
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Post by: atts_bb3 on May 28, 2013, 03:34:16 PM
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I thought it was live love teach? I like the way you write!
Live and Learn or Teach me a new song, my bad, sorry. Too many sources to dig up and site. Move along, folks. Thanks for muddling through my scream of consciousness. Ugh, laptop battery conked whilst editing.

So, my sister and I (and 11 million other people + holiday weekend tourists) were in Manhattan last weekend, but some how didn't get the scoop. Even if one camps out at Electric Lady or Spotted Pig, all you could hope for is a wave and a smile. Soon? In a little while? Don't hold your breath, breathe. Take the hype with a brick of salt, Mr. lead singer cannot resist fawning over the unreleased song, it's always even better than the real thing.

Hey, mates, toss us a summer single, or EP, won't you?

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Post by: eddyjedi on May 28, 2013, 03:55:22 PM
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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 28, 2013, 04:04:55 PM
They'll be mad if they miss the Christmas window again.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 28, 2013, 05:09:05 PM
It would be really funny if they were all at Electric Lady listening to some other band that DM's producing.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 28, 2013, 05:43:16 PM
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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.

Like I've said before, AML could be the next Beautiful Day, even though it probably wouldn't be as popular with the masses.
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Post by: bethere on May 28, 2013, 05:53:40 PM
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They'll be mad if they miss the Christmas window again.

             They will probably delay the album until November 2014 if that happens.
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Post by: JTBaby on May 28, 2013, 06:07:01 PM
More likely a spring release.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 28, 2013, 06:23:23 PM
I still think we'll get a single before the summer's out.  :D
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Post by: JTBaby on May 28, 2013, 06:35:38 PM
Maybe they'll just forego an album since they will sell lots of tickets regardless of whether they actually release one.

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Post by: _acrobat on May 28, 2013, 06:52:25 PM
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It would be really funny if they were all at Electric Lady listening to some other band that DM's producing.

No it wouldn't.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 28, 2013, 07:19:03 PM
Interesting, wonder if they bumped into Daft Punk at Electric Lady  :)
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 28, 2013, 07:58:46 PM
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It would be really funny if they were all at Electric Lady listening to some other band that DM's producing.

No it wouldn't.

exactly. trolls find that kind of stuff funny though.

anyways i'm more hopeful for a sept/oct release now
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It would be really funny if they were all at Electric Lady listening to some other band that DM's producing.

No it wouldn't.

exactly. trolls find that kind of stuff funny though.

anyways i'm more hopeful for a sept/oct release now

Yeah same with me. As long as its out this year, I'll be happy.
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Post by: goldtoad on May 28, 2013, 08:10:57 PM
Even if it was mostly done, it seems like they would still wait until the Christmas shopping season to release it... especially if
they will not tour the album until next year. 

I think Mr. Mouse (as Larry called him) was a good choice because he a completely new producer that is relatively young
with a cool sense of style.  He's worked with a wide variety of artists and he has created radio friendly music that is not
stupid pop/rap junk.  (I like a good pop song, but there is way too much crap out there.) 



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You guise... http://news.u2fanlife.com/2013/05/algo-se-esta-terminando-de-cocer-en-nueva-york-posiblemente-el-nuevo-disco-de-u2.html

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Apparently Bono, Edge and Larry were all seen having dinner in New York this past Sunday. The article makes a lot of speculations about the album being almost finished too.

Whoever lives in New York needs to go stalk these guys and get some inside info NOW.

There are definitely two NYers on this forum. Attention - commence stalking!

They'll be upset if they miss the Christmas window? Psshhhh! *I'll *be upset if they miss the Christmas window!!  ;)

I'm also going away this coming weekend, so I expect more big news here. Loving this!  :-*
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 28, 2013, 09:43:07 PM
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There are definitely two NYers on this forum. Attention - commence stalking!

They'll be upset if they miss the Christmas window? Psshhhh! *I'll *be upset if they miss the Christmas window!!  ;)

I'm also going away this coming weekend, so I expect more big news here. Loving this!  :-*

don't.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 28, 2013, 10:45:53 PM
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There are definitely two NYers on this forum. Attention - commence stalking!

They'll be upset if they miss the Christmas window? Psshhhh! *I'll *be upset if they miss the Christmas window!!  ;)

I'm also going away this coming weekend, so I expect more big news here. Loving this!  :-*

don't.

Ok, I won't. I didn't expect this, so it shall remain it's own treat.

A gal can hope though. You never know!
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Post by: surit87 on May 28, 2013, 11:48:59 PM
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Everyones going to be annoyed at me. But an unnamed source is tells me January/ February next year. Its a pretty solid source. Unless they are deceiving me. Which is always possible.

I'm going to kidnap your source and demand that U2 releases their album soon.

Nah!
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Post by: Siberian Tiger on May 29, 2013, 12:47:34 AM
For all the arguments that some make over not having too many new album threads, I think this latest news/ rumour of Chris Blackwell's tweet deserved a new thread. This thread has gotten ridiculously long.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 29, 2013, 04:23:56 AM
Moan moan moan.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 29, 2013, 07:36:00 AM
A reporter from the 24/7 news station in NYC said she saw the whole band yesterday at a restaurant in Harlem. Good to know that they are all in NYC.
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A reporter from the 24/7 news station in NYC said she saw the whole band yesterday at a restaurant in Harlem. Good to know that they are all in NYC.

yea...we heard...

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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 29, 2013, 07:41:07 AM
oh Almighty don't sound mean, we're all just excited
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oh Almighty don't sound mean, we're all just excited

temper your excitement, Boy Wonder! i'm sure we're in for a wait for any "official" news. i'd be as happy as anyone if they Bowie'd us and just randomly dropped the single/album details on us, but that's not how U2 work.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 29, 2013, 07:43:13 AM
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oh Almighty don't sound mean, we're all just excited

temper your excitement, Boy Wonder! i'm sure we're in for a wait for any "official" news. i'd be as happy as anyone if they Bowie'd us and just randomly dropped the single/album details on us, but that's not how U2 work.
yea. I'm not expecting anything serious until at least late July
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A reporter from the 24/7 news station in NYC said she saw the whole band yesterday at a restaurant in Harlem. Good to know that they are all in NYC.

yea...we heard...

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LET ME BE CLEAR - the restaurant they were spotted at yesterday (TUESDAY) was the Red Rooster in Harlem. The picture above is from a different restaurant on SUNDAY night.

Sorry if I wasn't clear enough for you on my original post.
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 29, 2013, 09:04:45 AM
Jen - this is where they had the Edun party in 2011 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.259572777399566.58253.111291772227668&type=3

I shall add this to my must stalk see list for NYC!  ;)
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 29, 2013, 09:11:06 AM
Ali looks like she's had so much work done in those photos

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=259573330732844&set=a.259572777399566.58253.111291772227668&type=3&theater

Still looks hot though!
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Post by: mdmomof7 on May 29, 2013, 09:14:58 AM
^Really? Where? I didn't think so. I think if anything it's been done lately and just some tweaks around the eyes.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 29, 2013, 09:16:37 AM
All round the mouth and cheek bones. She looks hotter and younger. Ali is a fox.
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Post by: JTBaby on May 29, 2013, 09:24:00 AM
Def some Botox going on too. Possibly a chin tweak but yeah the cheeks and lips for sure.

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Post by: imaginary friend on May 29, 2013, 09:39:50 AM
hahahahahahaha, what a miserable bunch. thanks for reminding me why I can't stand most U2 fans.

Ignore the mopers and stay positive, jennifer and mdmom.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 29, 2013, 11:36:48 AM
I've probably said this before, but there is so much new music for me right now that at this point, I don't mind if their new album doesn't come out till next year.

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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.

Like I've said before, AML could be the next Beautiful Day, even though it probably wouldn't be as popular with the masses.

Please do tell about this North Star (Transformers Version)---I don't remember anything about this.  Also, I lost my mp3's of the All My Life bootleg session.  I would love a PM or email with more info or links/downloads, etc. 

Thanks!
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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.

Like I've said before, AML could be the next Beautiful Day, even though it probably wouldn't be as popular with the masses.

Please do tell about this North Star (Transformers Version)---I don't remember anything about this.  Also, I lost my mp3's of the All My Life bootleg session.  I would love a PM or email with more info or links/downloads, etc. 

Thanks!

Well, NS was first heard as a basic live version w/ Bono and Edge on the 360 Tour (find it on YouTube), then the next time anyone heard it was when it somehow ended up on "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" for a scene about 10 minutes into it (in the apartment; right after the whole moon scene). This new, updated version included percussion, a new guitar part, strings, and several other new dynamics. I thought it was pretty darn good, but you can't hear it perfectly clear because of the dialogue they put over it, and you can't find any mp3's of it online. YouTube might have a video of the clip, or else the movie is on Netflix.
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Post by: missey on May 29, 2013, 02:10:21 PM
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You guise... http://news.u2fanlife.com/2013/05/algo-se-esta-terminando-de-cocer-en-nueva-york-posiblemente-el-nuevo-disco-de-u2.html

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Apparently Bono, Edge and Larry were all seen having dinner in New York this past Sunday. The article makes a lot of speculations about the album being almost finished too.

Whoever lives in New York needs to go stalk these guys and get some inside info NOW.

There are definitely two NYers on this forum. Attention - commence stalking!

They'll be upset if they miss the Christmas window? Psshhhh! *I'll *be upset if they miss the Christmas window!!  ;)

I'm also going away this coming weekend, so I expect more big news here. Loving this!  :-*


I'm always on the lookout when I know they're in town, but somehow I always seem to just miss them. >:(
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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.

Like I've said before, AML could be the next Beautiful Day, even though it probably wouldn't be as popular with the masses.

Please do tell about this North Star (Transformers Version)---I don't remember anything about this.  Also, I lost my mp3's of the All My Life bootleg session.  I would love a PM or email with more info or links/downloads, etc. 

Thanks!

Well, NS was first heard as a basic live version w/ Bono and Edge on the 360 Tour (find it on YouTube), then the next time anyone heard it was when it somehow ended up on "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" for a scene about 10 minutes into it (in the apartment; right after the whole moon scene). This new, updated version included percussion, a new guitar part, strings, and several other new dynamics. I thought it was pretty darn good, but you can't hear it perfectly clear because of the dialogue they put over it, and you can't find any mp3's of it online. YouTube might have a video of the clip, or else the movie is on Netflix.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0joAK-BqFS8&sns=em

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I'm still praying for North Star (Transformers version) and All My Life to make an appearance (even as a b-side, if necessary) on the album.

All my life is tremendous.

Like I've said before, AML could be the next Beautiful Day, even though it probably wouldn't be as popular with the masses.

Please do tell about this North Star (Transformers Version)---I don't remember anything about this.  Also, I lost my mp3's of the All My Life bootleg session.  I would love a PM or email with more info or links/downloads, etc. 

Thanks!

Well, NS was first heard as a basic live version w/ Bono and Edge on the 360 Tour (find it on YouTube), then the next time anyone heard it was when it somehow ended up on "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" for a scene about 10 minutes into it (in the apartment; right after the whole moon scene). This new, updated version included percussion, a new guitar part, strings, and several other new dynamics. I thought it was pretty darn good, but you can't hear it perfectly clear because of the dialogue they put over it, and you can't find any mp3's of it online. YouTube might have a video of the clip, or else the movie is on Netflix.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0joAK-BqFS8&sns=em



Yeah, that's what was heard on the movie (without the dialogue), but I don't think it was really finished. It sounds like its missing a few parts, but it does have some serious potential. It just needs to add a few verses, replace some synths with strings, and a few other tweaks and it's be a great song.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 29, 2013, 05:19:19 PM
It sounds like it takes an eternity to get going to me. I don't think it's good enough either.

All my life demo is here.....http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0404.mp3

This in my opinion is Edge's best solo ever. I think this might be from the Rubin sessions, it's similar to window in the skies but it's better. I know a lot of you don't like this song as it's from that 2000 era but it's got hit written all over it. It has that erethral quality that is so required now. Listen to the applause from the listeners for christ's sake!

I love this demo so so much. It is why I love U2 and their music. . The chorus is amazing, absolutely amazing. I really hope this gets released.

I just found all these too....

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0409.mp3 - what is this one?

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0403.mp3 - Thank you for the day

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0402.mp3 - Boy falls from the sky
 
http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0400.mp3 - Window in the skies, sounds great stripped back










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Post by: Daniel94 on May 29, 2013, 06:09:01 PM
All my life could be an amazing summer single! I think north star could be great as well.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 29, 2013, 06:31:18 PM
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It sounds like it takes an eternity to get going to me. I don't think it's good enough either.

All my life demo is here.....http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0404.mp3

This in my opinion is Edge's best solo ever. I think this might be from the Rubin sessions, it's similar to window in the skies but it's better. I know a lot of you don't like this song as it's from that 2000 era but it's got hit written all over it. It has that erethral quality that is so required now. Listen to the applause from the listeners for christ's sake!

Not a good song IMO, average at best maybe. I hope Bono doesn't go with such cheesy cliché lyrics this time round and brings back some of what he wrote during the 90s (all 3 albums from that decade had great lyrics).

By the way, there are already many songs by many different artists that have similar lyrics (I'm referring to "all my life I've been waiting for..."). Bono should try going for something original.

Matisyahu - One Day: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/matisyahu/one_day.html
Lenny Kravitz - Calling all the angels: http://www.musica.com/letras.asp?letra=19185
Anastacia - Left Outside Alone: http://www.metrolyrics.com/left-outside-alone-lyrics-anastacia.html

On the other hand, that guitar solo is indeed amazing. Edge gets a lot of hate for his minimalistic style. This sounds completely different though.
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Post by: trevgreg on May 29, 2013, 08:32:54 PM
All My Life has a decent opening vocal in the chorus... otherwise, I'm not too sure what to make of it. Would be interesting to hear in a complete form someday.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 29, 2013, 09:00:08 PM
https://twitter.com/jaytheisto/status/339865991922216960/photo/1

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I can't believe you people. No bodyguards and NONE of you could kidnap him and get some song titles?
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on May 29, 2013, 09:06:39 PM
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It sounds like it takes an eternity to get going to me. I don't think it's good enough either.

All my life demo is here.....http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0404.mp3

This in my opinion is Edge's best solo ever. I think this might be from the Rubin sessions, it's similar to window in the skies but it's better. I know a lot of you don't like this song as it's from that 2000 era but it's got hit written all over it. It has that erethral quality that is so required now. Listen to the applause from the listeners for christ's sake!

I love this demo so so much. It is why I love U2 and their music. . The chorus is amazing, absolutely amazing. I really hope this gets released.

I just found all these too....

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0409.mp3 - what is this one?

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0403.mp3 - Thank you for the day

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0402.mp3 - Boy falls from the sky
 
http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0400.mp3 - Window in the skies, sounds great stripped back












That first one sounded pretty cool, kind of reminiscent of Streets.
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 29, 2013, 09:23:55 PM

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How do you find this stuff, Jen? Impressive!!
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How do you find this stuff, Jen? Impressive!!
Jen obviously has superpowers  :D
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How do you find this stuff, Jen? Impressive!!
Jen obviously has superpowers  :D

I do! Thanks Ken!!

A friend of mine in New York and Facebook are my sources.
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@jaytheisto: Just saw Bono in NYC. Yes that is really him took me a minute to grab my iPhone!

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I can't believe you people. No bodyguards and NONE of you could kidnap him and get some song titles?

No Kidding!
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Post by: skelter on May 29, 2013, 09:58:06 PM
lol, Bono adjacent to Subway, walking on the sidewalk. It's like my fantasy hero and my real world colliding.

We need to keep tabs on Spidey. Like when the 2000th performance, 5000th performance will be! And any awards Spidey might be up for soon!  8)
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 29, 2013, 11:27:57 PM
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It sounds like it takes an eternity to get going to me. I don't think it's good enough either.

All my life demo is here.....http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0404.mp3

This in my opinion is Edge's best solo ever. I think this might be from the Rubin sessions, it's similar to window in the skies but it's better. I know a lot of you don't like this song as it's from that 2000 era but it's got hit written all over it. It has that erethral quality that is so required now. Listen to the applause from the listeners for christ's sake!

I love this demo so so much. It is why I love U2 and their music. . The chorus is amazing, absolutely amazing. I really hope this gets released.

I just found all these too....

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0409.mp3 - what is this one?

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0403.mp3 - Thank you for the day

http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0402.mp3 - Boy falls from the sky
 
http://www.u2exit.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/DSCN0400.mp3 - Window in the skies, sounds great stripped back












A few points after hearing AML again:

1) It's not exactly a huge change in direction, but if this is on the next album, it needs to be the first single. U2 would have another hit on their hands if they released this.

2) I might actually like this better than Beautiful Day...

3) Who were the people that listened to it and recorded it?
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Post by: DMiTD on May 30, 2013, 12:38:42 AM
Hi, I'm the person that runs the tumblr Danger Mouse is That Dude.
I thought you'd be interested in these comments I found on twitter -- Daniel Lanois talking about hearing the new album:
http://dangermouseisthatdude.tumblr.com/post/51696932897/brad-wheeler-writes-about-music-for-the-toronto
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Post by: m2 on May 30, 2013, 12:55:30 AM
Thx DMiTD -- what's your handle on Twitter?
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Post by: DMiTD on May 30, 2013, 01:02:38 AM
I don't use my twitter username for fangirl stuff. Twitter, instagram, and facebook are personal. Tumblr is for my music fan nonsense.  :)
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Post by: m2 on May 30, 2013, 01:06:33 AM
Kthx - no worries.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 30, 2013, 01:28:42 AM
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Hi, I'm the person that runs the tumblr Danger Mouse is That Dude.
I thought you'd be interested in these comments I found on twitter -- Daniel Lanois talking about hearing the new album:
http://dangermouseisthatdude.tumblr.com/post/51696932897/brad-wheeler-writes-about-music-for-the-toronto

Thanks for the link! Things like that keep making me more and more hopeful for new music soon. If the band are already actively trying to get opinions on the new album (last week it was the ex Island Records guy), it means it's in the final stages of development, right?

Nice to see Lanois is saying the album will be adventurous too :)
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Post by: renno on May 30, 2013, 04:57:12 AM
Every new u2 album always get compared to acthung baby, i remember lanois comments before nloth came out and he said that "u2 were reinventing rock n roll" as much as i liked nloth really?

I take most things as a pinch of salt when all this buzz starts but i must admit its getting my exicted for a new album!
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 30, 2013, 05:22:35 AM
Looks like Bono's about to snatch that lady's handbag...

Quote competition: what is she saying to the Irish bloke behind her?

"I gave you all the change I had, now bugger off and get a real job!"
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 30, 2013, 05:33:00 AM
''Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?''
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''Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?''

I just spat tea all over the computer screen from laughing. We have a winner!  ;D
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Post by: DMiTD on May 30, 2013, 06:10:40 AM
There's photo of Bono at Electric Lady here: http://instagram.com/p/Z5_IQBzJY_/# but I gather by the caption the instagram user didn't like what she saw.  :-\
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 07:03:22 AM
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There's photo of Bono at Electric Lady here: http://instagram.com/p/Z5_IQBzJY_/# but I gather by the caption the instagram user didn't like what she saw.  :-\
lol hilarious
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 30, 2013, 07:17:53 AM
More tweets from brad wheeler! It looks like they have reworked songs lanois worked on...

https://mobile.twitter.com/BWheelerglobe

Lanois tells me Bono is singing strongly and beautifully on the new U2 stuff. "He makes me jealous. Those barrel-chested Irish tenors."

Lanois says he was familiar with a couple of the new U2 tracks, as he had worked on them himself previously. "They're back on the burner."

Every breaking wave?
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 07:19:48 AM
I can't take it anymore. I need some new music
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Post by: OnlyU2 on May 30, 2013, 08:21:31 AM
I hear you! Those Brad Wheeler tweets about Lanois saying the new album sounds amazing, and Bono is singing strongly and beautifully on the new U2 stuff. "Those barrel-chested Irish tenors." gets me so very excited! I am getting way too anxious~ I can't wait much longer !!!
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 08:28:25 AM
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I hear you! Those Brad Wheeler tweets about Lanois saying the new album sounds amazing, and Bono is singing strongly and beautifully on the new U2 stuff. "Those barrel-chested Irish tenors." gets me so very excited! I am getting way too anxious~ I can't wait much longer !!!
WE CAN'T WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT TIL TOMORROW

wait wrong forum  :P
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Post by: skelter on May 30, 2013, 08:46:53 AM
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There's photo of Bono at Electric Lady here: http://instagram.com/p/Z5_IQBzJY_/# but I gather by the caption the instagram user didn't like what she saw.  :-\

This pic is just so weird! The body behind the glass pane does NOT look like Bono's at all! It looks like a 20-something's!

edit: oh, it's the reflection of the boy that Bono is talking to :o
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 30, 2013, 08:56:03 AM
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I hear you! Those Brad Wheeler tweets about Lanois saying the new album sounds amazing, and Bono is singing strongly and beautifully on the new U2 stuff. "Those barrel-chested Irish tenors." gets me so very excited! I am getting way too anxious~ I can't wait much longer !!!
WE CAN'T WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT TIL TOMORROW

wait wrong forum  :P

Then we *all* *just* run-a-way... until this new album finally gets official news.
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Post by: codeguy on May 30, 2013, 09:02:15 AM
Leak after leak!! Won't be long now!! FINALLY!!!!!
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 30, 2013, 09:07:39 AM
Whatever happened to being quiet about the album, oh well...
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Post by: Smithy on May 30, 2013, 09:07:57 AM
here's bono with a fan nyc just very recently-

https://twitter.com/U2uruguay/status/340101728756199425/photo/1
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Post by: codeguy on May 30, 2013, 09:09:17 AM
Too many quotes, too many leaks. Too many people saying how amazing it is. Fanning, Blackwell, Lanois, Gavin Friday. They have gone too far to turn back now. We will have a major announcement soon. I'd say a new single in July/August and Album in october/November.

My guess is that if it's positively received, there will be another six months of studio work for the supposed immediate follow up, and then a tour in late 2014 through 2015.

It's going to be a good two-years to be a U2 fan.

Disagree? Remember, U2 was written off several times before:
1. After CBS Ireland refused to sign them in 1979......but they then did BOY
2. After October failed in 1982......but then came WAR, the unforgettable Fire and the Joshua Tree
3. After Rattle and Hum disappointed in 1988...But then came Achtung, Baby/Zooropa
4. After POP disappointed in 1997 but then came ATYCLB and HTDAAB
5. and after NLOTH in 2009......

see the pattern? Failure makes them stronger.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 30, 2013, 09:14:27 AM
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here's bono with a fan nyc just very recently-

https://twitter.com/U2uruguay/status/340101728756199425/photo/1

Gee, Bono sure does look happy in that one. At least he's not wearing another black jacket...
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Post by: Smithy on May 30, 2013, 09:19:05 AM
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here's bono with a fan nyc just very recently-

https://twitter.com/U2uruguay/status/340101728756199425/photo/1

Gee, Bono sure does look happy in that one. At least he's not wearing another black jacket...

fan chases after him for a photo

Bono - *thinks to himself
"Fook sake just want to get this album done already"
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Post by: sierrra on May 30, 2013, 09:21:06 AM
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Too many quotes, too many leaks. Too many people saying how amazing it is. Fanning, Blackwell, Lanois, Gavin Friday. They have gone too far to turn back now. We will have a major announcement soon. I'd say a new single in July/August and Album in october/November.

My guess is that if it's positively received, there will be another six months of studio work for the supposed immediate follow up, and then a tour in late 2014 through 2015.

It's going to be a good two-years to be a U2 fan.

Disagree? Remember, U2 was written off several times before:
1. After CBS Ireland refused to sign them in 1979......but they then did BOY
2. After October failed in 1982......but then came WAR, the unforgettable Fire and the Joshua Tree
3. After Rattle and Hum disappointed in 1988...But then came Achtung, Baby/Zooropa
4. After POP disappointed in 1997 but then came ATYCLB and HTDAAB
5. and after NLOTH in 2009......

see the pattern? Failure makes them stronger.

I would not consider these albums to be failures, but i understand what you mean.

I can't hear any influences from Dangermouse in anything i have heard so far.
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Post by: codeguy on May 30, 2013, 09:23:43 AM
I meant commercial failure. I personally like NLOTH, POP and October.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 09:26:00 AM
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Leak after leak!! Won't be long now!! FINALLY!!!!!
what leaks?  ???
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Post by: Smithy on May 30, 2013, 09:31:48 AM
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Leak after leak!! Won't be long now!! FINALLY!!!!!
what leaks?  ???

I think what was meant was we have got more concrete news on this new album in the past month than we have in 2 and 1/2 years.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 09:32:39 AM
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Leak after leak!! Won't be long now!! FINALLY!!!!!
what leaks?  ???

I think what was meant was we have got more concrete news on this new album in the past month than we have in 2 and 1/2 years.
oh.

let down  :D
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Post by: ktrivedi on May 30, 2013, 09:37:02 AM
Just to preface, I'm excited as hell since it seems that the U2 juggernautmobile is getting started up after a long rest. But I'm a bit curious about something. With prior albums, we've seen lots of little blurbs from the recording process- either sent out by the band themselves, or from fans hanging around the Dublin studios. But I've seen nothing this time and that makes me think (ok,,worry) that there hasn't been very much actual creative, original recording over the last year or two. Is this going to be a new organic, from-the-ground-up album? Or are they just giving things they've worked on over the years to various producers to see what they can do to? Maybe it doesn't really matter either way, but I'd be curious about others thoughts on the matter.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 30, 2013, 09:41:08 AM
I think they've been tight lipped for a reason. I mentioned on other threads I think they learned a valuable lesson from the promotional ridiculousness of the last album. I hope that's the case. Let the music speak for itself.
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Post by: codeguy on May 30, 2013, 09:43:47 AM
Also, the last album leaked online in its entirety the week before its scheduled release. They are going to be more subdued this time. And yes, a weeklong stint on letterman last time and a rooftop performance on the BBC with an entire night of BBC U2 programming, while it's something no other band could pull off, was nonetheless cringeworthy.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2013, 09:45:25 AM
They should do the free stream before the actual release of the album on Itunes and Spotify.

A bunch of artists are doing it, and the sales have reflected nicely from it. Daft Punk did it and they broke 300k+ copies in the US alone.
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Post by: wraitii on May 30, 2013, 09:51:19 AM
This is waaaay too exciting.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 30, 2013, 10:03:57 AM
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They should do the free stream before the actual release of the album on Itunes and Spotify.

A bunch of artists are doing it, and the sales have reflected nicely from it. Daft Punk did it and they broke 300k+ copies in the US alone.

That and do what Muse did and release an album trailer on YouTube (probably using the backing track of a song on the album with some sort of imagery) a week before the first single gets released.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 30, 2013, 10:36:34 AM
I honestly doubt that trailers, streams etc have affected sales by one iota; their popularity has been more about the kind of fans which bands like Daft Punk and Muse have which are very different from the fans that U2 have.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 30, 2013, 10:44:36 AM
Do they really need to have a huge marketing campaign? I'm of the thinking the less they do, the better.
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Post by: Vox on May 30, 2013, 10:49:01 AM
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I honestly doubt that trailers, streams etc have affected sales by one iota; their popularity has been more about the kind of fans which bands like Daft Punk and Muse have which are very different from the fans that U2 have.

I have to respectfully disagree with this.  In my corner of the world regarding the Daft Punk release:  the snippets during SNL, the article in Time, the cover of Rolling Stone, etc., etc., hyped up that release in a big way. 

I know Daft Punk has big fans, but the new album went to #1.  Daft Punk's other albums charted at #150, #44, #98 (not counting Tron Soundtrack).

In my world, everyone from my wife (who only knew the song "Da Funk" but did not know the band name), to my sister-in-law, to one of my kids all knew who Daft Punk were the week that album hit. 
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Post by: sierrra on May 30, 2013, 10:50:53 AM
Nothing beats a great first single as a good marketing campaign.
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I honestly doubt that trailers, streams etc have affected sales by one iota; their popularity has been more about the kind of fans which bands like Daft Punk and Muse have which are very different from the fans that U2 have.

I have to respectfully disagree with this.  In my corner of the world regarding the Daft Punk release:  the snippets during SNL, the article in Time, the cover of Rolling Stone, etc., etc., hyped up that release in a big way. 

I know Daft Punk has big fans, but the new album went to #1.  Daft Punk's other albums charted at #150, #44, #98 (not counting Tron Soundtrack).

In my world, everyone from my wife (who only knew the song "Da Funk" but did not know the band name), to my sister-in-law, to one of my kids all knew who Daft Punk were the week that album hit.

But it went to #1 because it has a huge, brilliant, catchy first single. Yes the campaign probably helped but it's all about how good the music is at the end of the day.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 30, 2013, 10:53:24 AM
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Nothing beats a great first single as a good marketing campaign.

this. this times 1000. shut your mouths, gives us a strong first single and promotion and it will sell itself. their pre-album hype has zero influence on the sales. it only works against the album to create to much hype.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 30, 2013, 11:04:42 AM
I think it's fairly simple.

Strong first single + good marketing = success.

Now good marketing is relative. I think that u2's 2009 media saturation strategy, while deeply flawed, would work far better for them then trying to copy a daft punk or muse online strategy; you need to know who your fans are. But no amount of marketing in any form, at the end of the day, was going to sell GOYB and thus the album.

Similarly, a strong single is relative. A great song can be a terrible single, and what works for other bands may not work for U2. So yeah, a strong first single for U2 probably does mean some combination of big memorable chorus, catchy guitar riff, 3-4 minute rocker. But again, no matter how amazing the single, if it doesn't get much marketing then it's not going to get noticed, even for U2.

Sounds like staying the obvious, but it's a pretty fine balance. They walked it just right with ATYCLB to sell a brilliant album, walked it almost as well with HTDAAB to sell a fairly poor album and got neither all that right with NLOTH to sell a fantastic album.
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Post by: Jono on May 30, 2013, 11:07:10 AM
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Nothing beats a great first single as a good marketing campaign.

this. this times 1000. shut your mouths, gives us a strong first single and promotion and it will sell itself. their pre-album hype has zero influence on the sales. it only works against the album to create to much hype.
Shut whose mouth?
You are trending to be not well liked in this forum. Watch your tude bud!
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 30, 2013, 11:09:05 AM
I'm curious Unknown caller, what makes you think that the marketing strategy for NLOTH was deeply flawed? Not that i disagree, i just know nothing about that sort of thing, so i'm curious about what you think didn't work/what they maybe should have done?
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Nothing beats a great first single as a good marketing campaign.

this. this times 1000. shut your mouths, gives us a strong first single and promotion and it will sell itself. their pre-album hype has zero influence on the sales. it only works against the album to create to much hype.
Shut whose mouth?
You are trending to be not well liked in this forum. Watch your tude bud!

Umm, I think he's referring to U2 stop overpraising their album before release and instead just let a strong first single do the talking...
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Nothing beats a great first single as a good marketing campaign.

this. this times 1000. shut your mouths, gives us a strong first single and promotion and it will sell itself. their pre-album hype has zero influence on the sales. it only works against the album to create to much hype.
Shut whose mouth?
You are trending to be not well liked in this forum. Watch your tude bud!

Umm, I think he's referring to U2 stop overpraising their album before release and instead just let a strong first single do the talking...

L.O.L. Yes, i was referring to U2 and the others hyping it up. I'm not really that concerned with who doesn't like me. And even if i was telling Sierra to shut his mouth, thats on him to call me on it, not you Jono.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2013, 11:31:12 AM
I want them to do a variation of what Daft Punk did.

Do a short ad clip, like 15 seconds or so, of what they choose to be their first single, and air it on tv during some primetime hour. Do this twice, a week or so inbetween. However, they should stay out of the public eye and not comment on it.

Then have a longer ad, like 45 seconds, showing the same single about a few weeks later. Release said single 2 weeks after this.

Give the single a couple weeks, then put the album out on spotify and itunes.

A week later, release the album.
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 30, 2013, 11:33:14 AM
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I'm curious Unknown caller, what makes you think that the marketing strategy for NLOTH was deeply flawed? Not that i disagree, i just know nothing about that sort of thing, so i'm curious about what you think didn't work/what they maybe should have done?

To me, it's main problem was promoting it as "Hey, we are U2 and we are big, buy our music." That was what came through with the Letterman stuff, with U2=BBC etc. It wasn't really an effort to sell the new album as much as it was a public service announcement that U2 have done something based in the assumption that everyone knows U2 so everyone will buy their new album if they hear there is one. It just struck me as a very complacent campaign.

As I said, it's a really hard balance! You can't pretend U2 are just some scrappy up and coming new band, but at the same time you can't afford to look like you're just playing it safe and living off the past and the latter was too much of what 2009 approached.  At the same time, I imagine that a better single would have made even that publicity campaign work much better than it did...
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 30, 2013, 11:34:28 AM
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I want them to do a variation of what Daft Punk did.

Do a short ad clip, like 15 seconds or so, of what they choose to be their first single, and air it on tv during some primetime hour. Do this twice, a week or so inbetween. However, they should stay out of the public eye and not comment on it.

Then have a longer ad, like 45 seconds, showing the same single about a few weeks later. Release said single 2 weeks after this.

Give the single a couple weeks, then put the album out on spotify and itunes.

A week later, release the album.

Yea, this, the Bowie, and the Radiohead methods are ALL preferred over what U2 tends to do with promotional stuff.
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Post by: sierrra on May 30, 2013, 01:59:02 PM
I hope we don't get an Vertigo/GOYB type of first single. In my opinion they should have taken Fez as first single, not some "here we go again" rock type of song. Just a new type of song never heard before. That's what people make curios to hear the rest of the album.   
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Post by: The Exile on May 30, 2013, 02:02:15 PM
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In my opinion they should have taken Fez as first single....

And just Fez, without Being Born. Now that would be out-Radioheading Radiohead....
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2013, 02:03:15 PM
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I can't believe Bono is passing a Subway by.

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Post by: sierrra on May 30, 2013, 02:08:14 PM
I don't know why, but this photo makes me smile. It looks silly in a way.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 30, 2013, 02:09:49 PM
John Travolta strutting down the street he's not.

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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 30, 2013, 04:07:44 PM
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I'm curious Unknown caller, what makes you think that the marketing strategy for NLOTH was deeply flawed? Not that i disagree, i just know nothing about that sort of thing, so i'm curious about what you think didn't work/what they maybe should have done?

To me, it's main problem was promoting it as "Hey, we are U2 and we are big, buy our music." That was what came through with the Letterman stuff, with U2=BBC etc. It wasn't really an effort to sell the new album as much as it was a public service announcement that U2 have done something based in the assumption that everyone knows U2 so everyone will buy their new album if they hear there is one. It just struck me as a very complacent campaign.

As I said, it's a really hard balance! You can't pretend U2 are just some scrappy up and coming new band, but at the same time you can't afford to look like you're just playing it safe and living off the past and the latter was too much of what 2009 approached.  At the same time, I imagine that a better single would have made even that publicity campaign work much better than it did...

Ah yeah, i see exactly what you mean! I did feel as well that the publicity campaign was very 'by the numbers'. They did a few performances, released a couple of (generic, very uninventive) videos, and some singles with generic remixes. It didn't really feel like their hearts were into it, or that they were embracing any new kinds of technology... it felt like they were consulting a 'how to market your album' manual from the 80's/90's, and followed every step with no deviation.

Considering how many times Bono goes on about wanting u2 to embrace new technologies, it's quite weird how none of them are on twitter, or are more hands-on with their facebook page or website etc. The internet is a revolutionary opportunity to reach out to fans (especially younger fans, who the band have implied they want to appeal to, and who definitely use the internet more than tv), and it feels like the band don't even know it exists. Hopefully these things will change for the new album... I'd still like them to perform a few new songs (or maybe the whole album, like they considered doing for NLOTH on SNL) live on youtube, that would kick ass.

I totally agree about the quality of a lead single, though - no matter how clever their marketing strategy is, it's irrelevant if the single isn't good enough.
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 30, 2013, 04:19:39 PM
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I'd still like them to perform a few new songs (or maybe the whole album, like they considered doing for NLOTH on SNL) live on youtube, that would kick ass.

oh wow id of loved that! yea its big for bands to play a whole album, new or old, in concert now. i've seen the Pixies do it and the Roger Waters the Wall tour do it. I know tons of others that did to, U2 should do that. I mean with the new one.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 30, 2013, 04:31:09 PM
from the main page:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-mixing-the-new-album-with-danger-mouse.html
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Post by: miryclay on May 30, 2013, 04:33:45 PM
That pic should be the album cover....no thought, no discussion, no treatments...

Kinda reminds me of Whats the Story Morning Glory...
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from the main page:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-mixing-the-new-album-with-danger-mouse.html

*bump*
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 30, 2013, 04:35:42 PM
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That pic should be the album cover....no thought, no discussion, no treatments...

Kinda reminds me of Whats the Story Morning Glory...

thats EXACTLY what i thought lol
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 30, 2013, 04:35:47 PM
No more recording at electric lady. A final Mix. Has this ever happened ever?!
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Post by: miryclay on May 30, 2013, 04:44:41 PM
Has U2 ever recorded at Electric Lady?
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from the main page:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-mixing-the-new-album-with-danger-mouse.html

*bump*

I want to know who these "well-placed sources" are.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 30, 2013, 04:49:11 PM
if its done, can we expect a single soon?
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Boy Wonder, it's best to not expect anything to soon. July. Not before July!
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Boy Wonder, it's best to not expect anything to soon. July. Not before July!
but I want it NOW
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Has U2 ever recorded at Electric Lady?

Nope.
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 30, 2013, 04:55:53 PM
Well this is the most concrete news I've heard in over a year now, so I'm pretty optimistic.

A Daft Punk album and a U2 album in the same year for me. I'm a happy man  :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 30, 2013, 04:57:31 PM
If the new album is released this year, this might be the best year for music that I've lived through.
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Post by: an tha on May 30, 2013, 04:57:51 PM
News gathering pace - assuming they don't "write the songs after they are mixed" then looks like it's on track for an Autumn release then....
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 30, 2013, 05:03:24 PM
Even though they're mixing it, they can still make changes, so any single before September seems unlikely. Though August wouldn't be a shock.
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Post by: Thunder Peel on May 30, 2013, 05:04:34 PM
U2 is known for working on the songs even while mixing. It sounds like they're off to a good start but it may still be a while before they settle on a final mix for anything.
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Post by: flopro on May 30, 2013, 05:05:35 PM
I'm really looking forward to the new album, not just because it's U2! Because it'll be there first album release as me being a fan.... :')
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 30, 2013, 05:11:23 PM
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Well, they've been known to tinker during the mixing/mastering process, right up until the album is being pressed, so just because it's being mastered now, doesn't mean they'll finish mastering it any time soon.

I do think it's safe to say that if they are indeed mastering now, it's guaranteed to come out this year. They won't delay an album an entire year just to mix.

Having said that, the earliest we could expect a single? In the past, i think lead singles have come out a month and a half to 2 months before their albums. I think the earliest the album would come out is september, although i'd still lean towards november. So earliest we'd hear a new tune, i'd say is july, latest october. If they are well and truly wrapping up soon, maybe we'll get a summer single... maybe they'll try something new...
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Post by: zootv on May 30, 2013, 05:12:06 PM
This latest bit of news looks promising. It's time to get excited! :)
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Post by: EnduringChill on May 30, 2013, 05:20:43 PM
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I'm really looking forward to the new album, not just because it's U2! Because it'll be there first album release as me being a fan.... :')
+1
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 30, 2013, 06:03:58 PM
I'd guess an early December release and a late September / early October single.
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 30, 2013, 06:25:24 PM
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That pic should be the album cover....no thought, no discussion, no treatments...

Kinda reminds me of Whats the Story Morning Glory...

Yeah, I'm sure Universal will be delighted to have the Subway logo on the front cover.  ;)
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 30, 2013, 06:27:09 PM
Bono strode past that Subway like a boss, because he has to get fit for the new tour. Don't believe the hype, Subway packs on the pounds. ;)
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Bono strode past that Subway like a boss, because he has to get fit for the new tour. Don't believe the hype, Subway packs on the pounds. ;)

I take it you like the tuna melt?
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 30, 2013, 06:32:42 PM
Unfortunately, when The Edge goes on a diet, I do too. :(
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Post by: Man Dreams One Day to Fly on May 30, 2013, 06:35:47 PM
I'm definitely excited about this news, both the mixing news and what Lanois said. I definitely had a feeling when I heard Danger Mouse was involved that we would see Achtung Baby-esque experimentation. I think that's what they need right now. Particularly in terms of the lead single, Beautiful Day and Vertigo were hits because you hear those songs and you think, 'Only U2 could have done this'. Get On Your Boots wasn't original enough, certainly in terms of the music-buying public at large. I liked it. They need that single this time where the song will become synonymous with the album, the supporting tour and the band.
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Post by: miryclay on May 30, 2013, 07:18:56 PM
I don't think any of us has any idea which direction this is going in....
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Post by: HolyHandGrenade on May 30, 2013, 08:43:26 PM
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I don't think any of us has any idea which direction this is going in....
At least we know it's actually going in a direction, no matter where it ends up.
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I don't think any of us has any idea which direction this is going in....
At least we know it's actually going in a direction, no matter where it ends up.

True
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Well, they've been known to tinker during the mixing/mastering process, right up until the album is being pressed, so just because it's being mastered now, doesn't mean they'll finish mastering it any time soon.

They will, but then they'll get Steve Lillywhite in to produce some throwaway radio singles because they lose their balls at the last minute.
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

Adam is looking like a total boss.

I hope they can gather some new style sense for this new "era." Bono should ditch the double leather, it makes him look too much like a rock and roll statesman. He should go for a "fresher" look.
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Well, they've been known to tinker during the mixing/mastering process, right up until the album is being pressed, so just because it's being mastered now, doesn't mean they'll finish mastering it any time soon.

They will, but then they'll get Steve Lillywhite in to produce some throwaway radio singles because they lose their balls at the last minute.

Some of the 30 Seconds to Mars fans are very disappointed at their new album, particularly the heavy use of choir like backing vocals. Although, the Lillywhite produced song, Conquistador, seems to be a favorite w/ many other fans. This TSTM album is very different from their previous albums. I happen to like Up in the Air better than Conquistador, but Jared said Lillywhite didn't have much to do w/ that song, yet he is credited.

So, yes, keeping Lillywhite out of it is fine by me.  :-X
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

So hot! Look at that lucky lass between the two lovers! And Adam gently/gingerly touching her! Damn Adam! Dat smouldering look!
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

So hot! Look at that lucky lass between the two lovers! And Adam gently/gingerly touching her! Damn Adam! Dat smouldering look!

Skelter  -You're killing me!!
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

So hot! Look at that lucky lass between the two lovers! And Adam gently/gingerly touching her! Damn Adam! Dat smouldering look!

Skelter  -You're killing me!!

Maybe Adam should borrow Edge's beanie.  Another new hair style :(
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 30, 2013, 11:43:21 PM
What I like about Lanois achtung comment is that achtung was a complete album, something the band has been missing since Pop
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Post by: LarsO on May 31, 2013, 12:24:18 AM
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I want them to do a variation of what Daft Punk did.

Do a short ad clip, like 15 seconds or so, of what they choose to be their first single, and air it on tv during some primetime hour. Do this twice, a week or so inbetween. However, they should stay out of the public eye and not comment on it.

Then have a longer ad, like 45 seconds, showing the same single about a few weeks later. Release said single 2 weeks after this.

Give the single a couple weeks, then put the album out on spotify and itunes.

A week later, release the album.

You're hired. Send your personal details to U2 HQ;)

I agree. And another important detail I would add: No review preview for journalists, no title or tracklist and no artwork before release date. Just BAM! here it is! Actually that could be an album title: "BAM!"
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 12:38:32 AM
What I honestly think will be the coolest and smartest thing ever is if U2 made a twitter account, then just made a tweet with a date. whether it be the release of the album, single, trailer, preview just something and people will get talking but they will remain silent.
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Post by: surit87 on May 31, 2013, 12:47:05 AM
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I hear you! Those Brad Wheeler tweets about Lanois saying the new album sounds amazing, and Bono is singing strongly and beautifully on the new U2 stuff. "Those barrel-chested Irish tenors." gets me so very excited! I am getting way too anxious~ I can't wait much longer !!!

That's it mate! The 'new direction' has been given away. U2 is going to experiment with Opera music, with Bono playing Luciano Pavarotti.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 01:56:05 AM
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Actually that could be an album title: "BAM!"

Featuring the all-in-caps tracklist:

1. BOOM!
2. YONKERS!
3. VRONK!
4. IN YER FACE!
5. HERE'S JOHNNY!
6. ZLONK!
7. YEEHAW!
8. BAZINGA!
9. EVERY BREAKING WAVE!
10. KAPOW!
11. ZIMBABWE!
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

Adam is looking like a total boss.


ditto that
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 03:32:00 AM
Adam looks cool as!
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 03:59:09 AM
Hopefully once again U2 will reinvent themselves and also get some new really cool styles. :D
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Post by: zootv on May 31, 2013, 04:51:01 AM
Looks like this is turning into "The Band" section of the forum.
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Bono, Edge, Adam & a fan - NYC - May 30, 2013

Adam is looking like a total boss.


ditto that

Seems to me like he's turning into the guitarist of Matchbox 20...
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 31, 2013, 06:47:13 AM
I thought Adam was David Lynch for a second there.
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I thought Adam was David Lynch for a second there.

more like Anthony Bourdain to me.

...which is cool, 'cause Bourdain's a total badass.
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Post by: briscoetheque on May 31, 2013, 08:26:29 AM
Is Adam in that picture?
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Post by: paddyattitude on May 31, 2013, 08:37:14 AM
Adam looks like David Lynch. I love it!!!
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Post by: JTBaby on May 31, 2013, 08:43:21 AM
who are the creepy old guys with the hottie ?

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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 08:49:34 AM
u jelly?  :P
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I thought Adam was David Lynch for a second there.

more like Anthony Bourdain to me.

...which is cool, 'cause Bourdain's a total badass.

Agreed! Love watching all his travel shows. He has mentioned U2 in some episodes too.
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I second the opinion that he looks like Kyle Cook of MB20.

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I thought Adam was David Lynch for a second there.
Yeah, me too. I like it.
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Actually that could be an album title: "BAM!"

Featuring the all-in-caps tracklist:

1. BOOM!
2. YONKERS!
3. VRONK!
4. IN YER FACE!
5. HERE'S JOHNNY!
6. ZLONK!
7. YEEHAW!
8. BAZINGA!
9. EVERY BREAKING WAVE!
10. KAPOW!
11. ZIMBABWE!

12. YIPIKAYE mofo
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Actually that could be an album title: "BAM!"

Featuring the all-in-caps tracklist:

1. BOOM!
2. YONKERS!
3. VRONK!
4. IN YER FACE!
5. HERE'S JOHNNY!
6. ZLONK!
7. YEEHAW!
8. BAZINGA!
9. EVERY BREAKING WAVE!
10. KAPOW!
11. ZIMBABWE!

12. YIPIKAYE mofo

A cowboy dubstep Mofo. Yeehaw!
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Post by: miryclay on May 31, 2013, 12:08:57 PM
more like Anthony Bourdain to me.

I just found out this week that he is a music writer...

http://www.spin.com/articles/anthony-bourdain-queens-of-the-stone-age-bio-like-clockwork/
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if its done, can we expect a single soon?

Well, they've been known to tinker during the mixing/mastering process, right up until the album is being pressed, so just because it's being mastered now, doesn't mean they'll finish mastering it any time soon.

I do think it's safe to say that if they are indeed mastering now, it's guaranteed to come out this year. They won't delay an album an entire year just to mix.

Having said that, the earliest we could expect a single? In the past, i think lead singles have come out a month and a half to 2 months before their albums. I think the earliest the album would come out is september, although i'd still lean towards november. So earliest we'd hear a new tune, i'd say is july, latest october. If they are well and truly wrapping up soon, maybe we'll get a summer single... maybe they'll try something new...

That would be really cool if they tried that approach... Summer single followed by another single in Sept/Oct and then Album in November. Its all certainly happening for sure and theres nothing at all coming from the band. I must say I do like their game plan (if there is one) this time around. Silence speaks volumes! I have a strong feeling U2 are about to play their trump card.
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Well I have no idea how to read this until we get the report; it certainly suggests they're making some changes!
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Post by: Midnight is Where the Day Begins on May 31, 2013, 03:17:48 PM
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Well I have no idea how to read this until we get the report; it certainly suggests they're making some changes!

And to be fair, I wouldn't expect anything less of them  :D
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Post by: HolyHandGrenade on May 31, 2013, 03:45:45 PM
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In other news: Edge not there, just his guitars, Bono, Adam, and Larry.  ;D
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Post by: Babyface1411 on May 31, 2013, 03:49:52 PM
I want to see a NEW Edge pic, holding a guitar in his hands!!!! NOW!!!!!!
I'm so excited!!!!! :D
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 31, 2013, 03:59:20 PM
Wake me up when September starts. We'll be getting close to a new album (barring them wanting to scrap some songs, which seems unlikely now)
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 04:03:03 PM
I wonder if Edge has got any new guitars for this new album? :D
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 04:14:26 PM
NYC members: U2 shooting 1st video tomorrow? Get on @U2's Twitter feed and hit the streets!
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Post by: HolyHandGrenade on May 31, 2013, 04:18:02 PM
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Wake me up when September starts. We'll be getting close to a new album (barring them wanting to scrap some songs, which seems unlikely now)
+1 Green Day reference

That said, I would definitely enjoy a new album this second, but what would a fan base be without months of hype and fangirling?
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 04:24:40 PM
Chris Martin just walked into Electric Lady, followed by Larry a few minutes later...  ???

(this was about 90 minutes ago?)
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Post by: J_Rock321 on May 31, 2013, 04:25:29 PM
Daniel Lanois full interview http://m.theglobeandmail.com/arts/awards-and-festivals/gg-winner-daniel-lanois-talks-u2-peter-gabriel-and-hockey/article12285375/?service=mobile
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 04:30:14 PM
looks like NYPD's parked in front of the studio.   ???
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 04:34:29 PM
Is this because of U2 being there or.....?  ???
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Post by: zootv on May 31, 2013, 04:35:22 PM
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Is this because of U2 being there or.....?  ???

I'd say so.
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Post by: Tumbling Dice on May 31, 2013, 04:36:44 PM
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looks like NYPD's parked in front of the studio.   ???

Put Larry in a room with Chris Martin and it's only a matter of time before it all kicks off.

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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 04:38:15 PM
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looks like NYPD's parked in front of the studio.   ???

Put Larry in a room with Chris Martin and it's only a matter of time before it all kicks off.



Haha, there probably talking about Glastonbury.... That's bound to start a fight.  ;D
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Post by: zootv on May 31, 2013, 04:42:41 PM
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NYC members: U2 shooting 1st video tomorrow? Get on @U2's Twitter feed and hit the streets!

Hopefully new video to coincide with new single.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 04:45:07 PM
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NYC members: U2 shooting 1st video tomorrow? Get on @U2's Twitter feed and hit the streets!

Hopefully new video to coincide with new single.

where's our NYC contingent? they need to be out there tomorrow!
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 04:50:22 PM
Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 31, 2013, 04:50:30 PM
Wtf is going down? Please explain
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 31, 2013, 04:51:46 PM
Well they could be filming video for anything. Studio footage, interviews, documentary...though could be a music video!

FYI...Electric Lady Studios is in Greenwich Village, at 52 West 8th street.  They've been coming here for years, feels like they own the place. 8)
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 04:58:28 PM
If they're filming any of that stuff, it's likely the sessions are coming to a close. I wouldn't worry about new guitars being brought in at this point - we know u2 continue to work on songs during mixing and mastering, so i don't think this implies they not just finishing up/mastering.

A quote tonight said "I met U2 minus the founder, Mr. Mullen. They were all wonderfully late to mixing." So, promising stuff.

If we're getting reports of a music video, and they're actually bringing props into the studio... that does strongly suggest a music video.
And if they're doing that... maybe a single isn't too far off? Maybe we will get a summer single after all!
(These are all rumours though, so i'll try not to get my hopes up)
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Post by: zootv on May 31, 2013, 05:08:26 PM
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NYC members: U2 shooting 1st video tomorrow? Get on @U2's Twitter feed and hit the streets!

Hopefully new video to coincide with new single.

where's our NYC contingent? they need to be out there tomorrow!

I really wish I had the time :(
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 31, 2013, 05:24:27 PM
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Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)

That was a fairly safe call though! :P I maintain that if they release an album of reggae-influenced dubstep, it will be dubbed to not be experimental enough by plenty of fans! We're a hard bunch to please.
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 05:26:54 PM
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Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)

That was a fairly safe call though! :P I maintain that if they release an album of reggae-influenced dubstep, it will be dubbed to not be experimental enough by plenty of fans! We're a hard bunch to please.

I liked Unknown Caller... I just love the guitar part in it! But we do all have different tastes, even when it comes to U2.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 05:32:05 PM
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Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)

That was a fairly safe call though! :P I maintain that if they release an album of reggae-influenced dubstep, it will be dubbed to not be experimental enough by plenty of fans! We're a hard bunch to please.

Haha! Well fair enough, can't argue there.

I think given the claims of it sounding different from so many different sources, coupled with working with an entirely new producer, many will naturally assume a big sonic jump will happen.

But they may well have just decided to work with Danger Mouse to focus on their song writing, rather than crazy effects or new genres of music. The trademark chimes etc may well still be there, but with a songwriting process that's new, or perhaps chord progressions they've not been near before. The 'u2 sound' could very well be there... However, I'd be surprised if there's not at least some new sounds going on.
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Post by: Starman on May 31, 2013, 05:37:28 PM
Interesting stuff
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 05:40:03 PM
I read all of @atu2's tweets and I'm just as confused as when watching a David Lynch movie (yeah, Adam looks like his twin now). What the heck is going on at Electric Lady? Are they filming something there? And why did someone mention the NYPD?
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Post by: Starman on May 31, 2013, 05:43:40 PM
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I read all of @atu2's tweets and I'm just as confused as when watching a David Lynch movie (yeah, Adam looks like his twin now). What the heck is going on at Electric Lady? Are they filming something there? And why did someone mention the NYPD?

But there's no dancing midgets involved here.
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Post by: AllThoseThingsILove on May 31, 2013, 05:46:07 PM
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I read all of @atu2's tweets and I'm just as confused as when watching a David Lynch movie (yeah, Adam looks like his twin now). What the heck is going on at Electric Lady? Are they filming something there? And why did someone mention the NYPD?

But there's no dancing midgets involved here.

YET!
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 31, 2013, 05:46:22 PM
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Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)

That was a fairly safe call though! :P I maintain that if they release an album of reggae-influenced dubstep, it will be dubbed to not be experimental enough by plenty of fans! We're a hard bunch to please.

Haha! Well fair enough, can't argue there.

I think given the claims of it sounding different from so many different sources, coupled with working with an entirely new producer, many will naturally assume a big sonic jump will happen.

But they may well have just decided to work with Danger Mouse to focus on their song writing, rather than crazy effects or new genres of music. The trademark chimes etc may well still be there, but with a songwriting process that's new, or perhaps chord progressions they've not been near before. The 'u2 sound' could very well be there... However, I'd be surprised if there's not at least some new sounds going on.

Yes, I think this is broadly right. It will sound different to what we're used to but not radically different; a major refinement but not a total transformation. And that will disappoint a lot of people who are already getting it into their heads that this will be a new Achtung Baby in its sonic shift - not helped by the band themselves, of course. (Although to be fair to them, we've heard very little of that hyperbolising lately)
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 05:46:38 PM
@Quenchable Thirst: Well, there are rumours that they're filming a video, but i think that info was because the owner of a prop store across the street from the studio said that "they" (u2's people) bought some props. But i don't think anyone is 100% sure it was u2's people... or even if it's likely. The store owner just thinks it was them.

If it really is a video, that's great, we could be getting a single by next month.

But to be honest, i doubt that. Unless they're going for a different release strategy, with a summer single, it seems unlikely that they'll put anything out so soon.

Then again, they've been doing everything differently - new producer, new secrecy... maybe a summer single is plausible?
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Post by: The Unknown Caller on May 31, 2013, 05:50:02 PM
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@Quenchable Thirst: Well, there are rumours that they're filming a video, but i think that info was because the owner of a prop store across the street from the studio said that "they" (u2's people) bought some props. But i don't think anyone is 100% sure it was u2's people... or even if it's likely. The store owner just thinks it was them.

If it really is a video, that's great, we could be getting a single by next month.

But to be honest, i doubt that. Unless they're going for a different release strategy, with a summer single, it seems unlikely that they'll put anything out so soon.

Then again, they've been doing everything differently - new producer, new secrecy... maybe a summer single is plausible?

The only solution is to become excited about a summer single, not get a summer single and then blame the band for letting us down!

I kid, I kid, I'm not really quite as cynical as I sound. :P (Though with some people, it could happen...) I do think that people are getting ahead of themselves in the video predictions, but all the news is genuinely really encouraging!
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 05:51:09 PM
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@Quenchable Thirst: Well, there are rumours that they're filming a video, but i think that info was because the owner of a prop store across the street from the studio said that "they" (u2's people) bought some props. But i don't think anyone is 100% sure it was u2's people... or even if it's likely. The store owner just thinks it was them.

If it really is a video, that's great, we could be getting a single by next month.

But to be honest, i doubt that. Unless they're going for a different release strategy, with a summer single, it seems unlikely that they'll put anything out so soon.

Then again, they've been doing everything differently - new producer, new secrecy... maybe a summer single is plausible?

Thanks Jamie! I hope the prop guy wasn't lying and we get to see something soon  ;D

I hope they do a good job with the video, though. GOYB's was somewhat flashy but not very good, Magnificent's was good and Crazy's (the animated one) was good but didn't match the music at all.
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 05:51:30 PM
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Checked out the full Lanois interview. Nothing new, but the wording...
He heard the new album, and "Some of it was adventurous".
Just some. I might have to go with unknown caller's prediction that some of us will be disappointed by how big (or not) the departure in sound is  ;)

That was a fairly safe call though! :P I maintain that if they release an album of reggae-influenced dubstep, it will be dubbed to not be experimental enough by plenty of fans! We're a hard bunch to please.

Haha! Well fair enough, can't argue there.

I think given the claims of it sounding different from so many different sources, coupled with working with an entirely new producer, many will naturally assume a big sonic jump will happen.

But they may well have just decided to work with Danger Mouse to focus on their song writing, rather than crazy effects or new genres of music. The trademark chimes etc may well still be there, but with a songwriting process that's new, or perhaps chord progressions they've not been near before. The 'u2 sound' could very well be there... However, I'd be surprised if there's not at least some new sounds going on.

Yes, I think this is broadly right. It will sound different to what we're used to but not radically different; a major refinement but not a total transformation. And that will disappoint a lot of people who are already getting it into their heads that this will be a new Achtung Baby in its sonic shift - not helped by the band themselves, of course. (Although to be fair to them, we've heard very little of that hyperbolising lately)

Yeah, more than one independent source has described it as sounding like achtung baby/making the same kind of leap now, so inevitably some people are going to be disappointed if that isn't the case.

I feel kind of bad for the band, they've kept quiet this whole time, and done nothing to raise people's hopes unfairly... and now all these other people are doing it for them!

Although to be fair, it is certainly possible that we hear some significant changes. I can imagine some crazy new effects, albeit alongside trademark chimes.

At the end of the day, all that will matter is if the songs are good.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 05:52:00 PM
@U2 is asking our NYC people to go down there tomorrow if they can, as their regular person on the ground might not be able to:   https://twitter.com/atu2/status/340615156604235776
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 05:54:47 PM
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I do think that people are getting ahead of themselves in the video predictions, but all the news is genuinely really encouraging!

Hey, I don't get excited easily. Whoa, a blue car!

For non-Simpsons fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjYePPvWYPU
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Post by: JamietheEdgefan on May 31, 2013, 05:55:01 PM
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@Quenchable Thirst: Well, there are rumours that they're filming a video, but i think that info was because the owner of a prop store across the street from the studio said that "they" (u2's people) bought some props. But i don't think anyone is 100% sure it was u2's people... or even if it's likely. The store owner just thinks it was them.

If it really is a video, that's great, we could be getting a single by next month.

But to be honest, i doubt that. Unless they're going for a different release strategy, with a summer single, it seems unlikely that they'll put anything out so soon.

Then again, they've been doing everything differently - new producer, new secrecy... maybe a summer single is plausible?

Thanks Jamie! I hope the prop guy wasn't lying and we get to see something soon  ;D

I hope they do a good job with the video, though. GOYB's was somewhat flashy but not very good, Magnificent's was good and Crazy's (the animated one) was good but didn't match the music at all.

No worries :) I doubt he was lying, but he certainly could have been mistaken!

I hope they do a good video as well. I found pretty much all of the videos bland, especially boots, which was essentially the band just performing with some awful random green screen effects. It seemed to have no point/message, and didn't look good imo.

I hope the next video actually does something creative. Generic shots of the band walking in slow motion and/or playing the song just reek of 'going through the motions' to get it over with.
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Post by: _acrobat on May 31, 2013, 05:56:48 PM
Truly I couldn't care less about the video, I just want a new song. GIVE ME NOW.
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Post by: imaginary friend on May 31, 2013, 05:57:31 PM
@u2's report on the day in NYC:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-2-entire-band-with-guitars-chris-martin--more.html
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:00:32 PM
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@u2's report on the day in NYC:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-2-entire-band-with-guitars-chris-martin--more.html

Here's how it went down:

- Chris, are you with U2 here?
- NO.
VROOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:15:36 PM
Shout it from the rooftops!

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@carynrose: Something being filmed on the roof. Can see Adam and That Hair disaster cc @scatterolight

https://twitter.com/carynrose/status/340620968126980096
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2013, 06:23:35 PM
I like Coldplay. But Chris Martin is -- to borrow at term from my British friends -- a wa**er.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:29:06 PM
He is a wa**er, but he loves a sort of homecoming, it is his favourite u2 song ever so other than being a wa**er I give him kudos for that. As for featuring on a U2 song I bloody hope not. I'm so excited by today' s events. I have been overloading this forum for days and I go missing for an evening and this happens!
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2013, 06:31:25 PM
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He is a wa**er, but he loves a sort of homecoming, it is his favourite u2 song ever so other than being a wa**er I give him kudos for that. As for featuring on a U2 song I bloody hope not. I'm so excited by today' s events. I have been overloading this forum for days and I go missing for an evening and this happens!

Oh, I did not know this about him. He just got some points in my opinion of him! That's my all-time favorite U2 song ever, too.

I would hope he was not singing on the U2 album. That would really suck.
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He is a wa**er, but he loves a sort of homecoming, it is his favourite u2 song ever so other than being a wa**er I give him kudos for that. As for featuring on a U2 song I bloody hope not. I'm so excited by today' s events. I have been overloading this forum for days and I go missing for an evening and this happens!

Oh, I did not know this about him. He just got some points in my opinion of him! That's my all-time favorite U2 song ever, too.

I would hope he was not singing on the U2 album. That would really suck.

Yes he sung it to his unborn baby. He can name every tracklisting for every U2 album ever made. He is a huge fan of the band. But he's still a massive wa**er.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:34:19 PM
It seems the video is happening now...

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@carynrose 16min
Just brought out a bank of lights. Getting darkish. Clearly I will be here for a while.

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@carynrose 2min
Our inability to get a non blurry shot of Dallas holding a guitar is REALLY amusing. Or Pathetic. Or both

https://twitter.com/carynrose
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:36:18 PM
What the hell is going on? More rooftop gigs? 
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:36:30 PM
https://vine.co/v/bYEIPHBe66J Yep it's happening!
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:37:31 PM
Holy crap, what are the chances! I have my TV on and the Streets video (of U2 playing on a one-story-building roof) is on now. This is creepy.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:38:49 PM
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https://vine.co/v/bYEIPHBe66J Yep it's happening!

Is that a live video stream?

I'm about to pee my pants from excitement.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:39:50 PM
That isn't SBS? Sounds nothing like it.
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Post by: J_Rock321 on May 31, 2013, 06:40:11 PM
Don't know when this was taking http://instagram.com/p/Z_vPLMRBBk/
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That isn't SBS? Sounds nothing like it.

I know, not a true fan who's tweeting!

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https://vine.co/v/bYEIPHBe66J Yep it's happening!

Is that a live video stream?

I'm about to pee my pants from excitement.

No it's not i'm sorry.  :-\
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:41:14 PM
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Don't know when this was taking http://instagram.com/p/Z_vPLMRBBk/

Holy sh**!!!! He might have a receding hairline but he looks cool. Edge looks like he has the same shirt from NLOTH on. He's such a fonzy.
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:41:30 PM
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Don't know when this was taking http://instagram.com/p/Z_vPLMRBBk/

THIS IS A NEW PICTURE OH MY LORD!!!!!
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2013, 06:42:41 PM
I'm not downloading that app unless someone tells me it's something I never heard before.
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:43:33 PM
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I'm not downloading that app unless someone tells me it's something I never heard before.

Don't bother, I finally figured out how to get the sound on. It sounds nothing like SBS either. but everyone says it is. Weird. It sounds good though whatever it is....
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 06:43:43 PM
Omg this is amazing.

But no CM bashing please :P
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:43:58 PM
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I'm not downloading that app unless someone tells me it's something I never heard before.

You don't need to download an app to watch it, but it's nothing anyway. :P
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:45:29 PM
Holycrapholycrapholycrap it's happening!!
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:45:53 PM
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carynrose: Here is Mr. B at the edge of the roof http://t.co/Ega6NIyGHB
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:46:31 PM
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carynrose: And another. http://t.co/szn9IRJDkV
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Post by: J_Rock321 on May 31, 2013, 06:52:38 PM
Here's another http://instagram.com/p/Z_yU1pHY0M/
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 06:53:59 PM
I really want to know if they're hearing music
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:54:50 PM
It's either an acoustic version of SBS or a new acoustic song for the new album! Looks like Edge has a capo aswel, soo looks more like a new song. :D
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:55:33 PM
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Here's another http://instagram.com/p/Z_yU1pHY0M/

My head is going to implode. Great shot! Adam and Larry are there too (thought it was just Bono and Edge). What the hell are they filming?!?!?!
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Post by: eddyjedi on May 31, 2013, 06:55:39 PM
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It's either an acoustic version of SBS or a new acoustic song for the new album! Looks like Edge has a capo aswel, soo looks more like a new song. :D

No way that is SBS
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:56:36 PM
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@carynrose 1min
@chrismc1957 it's a video shoot. Just SBS acoustic over and over.


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It's either an acoustic version of SBS or a new acoustic song for the new album! Looks like Edge has a capo aswel, soo looks more like a new song. :D

SBS in Popmart was played with a capo in the 4th fret, standard tuning. So it seems like it's just SBS for now.
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Post by: zootv on May 31, 2013, 06:56:48 PM
Who's reporting that they heard SBS?
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:57:18 PM
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carynrose: I heard a rumor that it was something to do with epic protest songs. So this may not have anything to do with the new record.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 06:58:07 PM
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carynrose: I heard a rumor that it was something to do with epic protest songs. So this may not have anything to do with the new record.

 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 06:59:35 PM
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I really want to know if they're hearing music

@carynrose 1min
@chrismc1957 it's a video shoot. Just SBS acoustic over and over.


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It's either an acoustic version of SBS or a new acoustic song for the new album! Looks like Edge has a capo aswel, soo looks more like a new song. :D

SBS in Popmart was played with a capo in the 4th fret, standard tuning. So it seems like it's just SBS for now.

I did think this, but i also think that Bono would struggle getting that high seeing that Edge sang SBS instead.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 07:03:48 PM
Buzz kill
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Post by: flopro on May 31, 2013, 07:07:06 PM
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Buzz kill

just a tad, but still! Nice to see the four lads are playing again! Well it's 2:07AM here in the UK, time for some sleep! Keep up the stalking guys.  ;)
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 07:07:42 PM
Another photo:

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http://instagram.com/p/Z_zzrcSwvW/
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2013, 07:10:01 PM
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Another photo:

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http://instagram.com/p/Z_zzrcSwvW/

O.o!!
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Post by: julesport on May 31, 2013, 07:18:09 PM
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Another photo:

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http://instagram.com/p/Z_zzrcSwvW/

Nice!!!
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 07:22:56 PM
According to @carynrose, the band went back inside the studio and she's waiting for them to come out.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 31, 2013, 07:24:13 PM
Bono's looking fit.

I like Adam on keyboards too. A lot.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 07:27:43 PM
Another one with a creepy Adam look:

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http://instagram.com/p/Z_27pPoyKN/
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 07:28:41 PM
Things are heating up again:

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@carynrose 2min
Photo equipment coming out.

https://twitter.com/carynrose/status/340640294406082561

Please be something about the new album...
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Post by: MarsGirl on May 31, 2013, 07:29:18 PM
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Another one with a creepy Adam look:

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Adam's like, "Dude, stop stalking us."
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 07:48:20 PM
One of the guys who posted one of the photos above mentioned this:

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jkscatena
@u2br : gravação de um novo clipe pra Sunday, Bloody Sunday, no telhado do Electric Lady Studio, NY. Mural do @JR, com fotos do @Insideoutproject, como backdrop da gravação. E eu ajudei a colar o mural! :-)

I don't speak Portuguese, but from what I understand, they're recording a new clip for Sunday Bloody Sunday, @JR (the guy who posted another photo) made the mural. This guy apparently helped them with that.

And, oh, yeah, disappointment...  :'(
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 31, 2013, 07:48:57 PM
Dubstep SBS. Hoping it happens.
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 07:59:12 PM
 :(
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Post by: HolyHandGrenade on May 31, 2013, 08:00:54 PM
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Dubstep SBS. Hoping it happens.
Two Hearts Beat as Wub
Until the End of the Wub
I Still Haven't Found Wub I'm Looking For
Etc... It could be a full album!
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 31, 2013, 08:02:57 PM
So they were recording a version of SBS for a charity art project? Even still, nice to see them doing it at the studio where they're mixing the new album.
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 31, 2013, 08:08:20 PM
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So they were recording a version of SBS for a charity art project? Even still, nice to see them doing it at the studio where they're mixing the new album.

I'm just hoping they tease the sound of the new album with a new SBS.
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 09:15:43 PM
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So they were recording a version of SBS for a charity art project? Even still, nice to see them doing it at the studio where they're mixing the new album.

Agreed! It seems it had nothing to do with the new album; they were performing the song for that project. If it ever sees the light of day, it will be the "newest" (technically) material from the band since... I don't even remember the last time we heard something from them.
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Post by: Starman on May 31, 2013, 09:23:24 PM
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Dubstep SBS. Hoping it happens.
Two Hearts Beat as Wub
Until the End of the Wub
I Still Haven't Found Wub I'm Looking For
Etc... It could be a full album!

Sunday Wubby Sunday
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Post by: AllThoseThingsILove on May 31, 2013, 09:24:46 PM
from Twitter:
 
Rich Russo
‏@DJRichRusso
At this undisclosed Irish bar as they are setting up for this band from Dublin that is i guess is doing a cover set http://ow.ly/i/2fJaw
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 09:30:40 PM
Uhm...

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@U2log: Photographers shooting U2 tonight said U2 album is not done yet. "Nowhere near done."

Also (although much less important):

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@U2log: U2 are done at Electric Lady for the night. Bono just left with Chris Martin.

Hadn't Chris Martin already left hours before?
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 09:36:26 PM
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Uhm...

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@U2log: Photographers shooting U2 tonight said U2 album is not done yet. "Nowhere near done."

meh, i'm just happy they have emerged for the first time in 2 years !
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Post by: TheU2Ken on May 31, 2013, 09:37:06 PM
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Uhm...

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@U2log: Photographers shooting U2 tonight said U2 album is not done yet. "Nowhere near done."
well. looks like I'll just cry myself to sleep
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 09:40:58 PM
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Uhm...

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@U2log: Photographers shooting U2 tonight said U2 album is not done yet. "Nowhere near done."
well. looks like I'll just cry myself to sleep

don't fret sir ken, there will be another round of rumours and the like in the next 24 hours so things just as well might change.
they wont miss deadline for end of this year u can bet on that ;)
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 31, 2013, 09:45:52 PM
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Found this on facebook. Edge leaving, Bono and Chris Martin posing with a fan. And the Chris Martin one is taken at night so he snuck back to the studio?
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 09:50:36 PM
@Jen: The U2log guys just replied to my tweet saying Chris Martin left at 10pm with Bono. So it seems he didn't really go in the video Matt posted.

By the way, no need to cry ourselves to sleep tonight:

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@U2log: MIXING nowhere done, people.

They just started mixing like a week ago, so this isn't even a little bit unexpected. I have no idea how long U2 takes when mixing because they tend to change things up until the last minute. How was it like with NLOTH or prior albums?
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 09:53:24 PM
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@Jen: The U2log guys just replied to my tweet saying Chris Martin left at 10pm with Bono. So it seems he didn't really go in the video Matt posted.

By the way, no need to cry ourselves to sleep tonight:

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@U2log: MIXING nowhere done, people.

They just started mixing like a week ago, so this isn't even a little bit unexpected. I have no idea how long U2 takes when mixing because they tend to change things up until the last minute. How was it like with NLOTH or prior albums?

With NLOTH edge said they began mixing November of 2008, and release was February..
4 months then ?
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 31, 2013, 09:58:14 PM
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@Jen: The U2log guys just replied to my tweet saying Chris Martin left at 10pm with Bono. So it seems he didn't really go in the video Matt posted.

^ Sneaky guy!

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@U2log: MIXING nowhere done, people.

They just started mixing like a week ago, so this isn't even a little bit unexpected. I have no idea how long U2 takes when mixing because they tend to change things up until the last minute. How was it like with NLOTH or prior albums?

Yeah this could go on for a couple of months.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on May 31, 2013, 09:58:23 PM
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@u2's report on the day in NYC:   http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-2-entire-band-with-guitars-chris-martin--more.html

Here's how it went down:

- Chris, are you with U2 here?
- NO.
VROOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM

Oh my god, I burst out laughing so hard when I watched that vid.
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 10:00:55 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517582991634241&l=f8ad7e703f

edge and larry leaving
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Post by: Quenchable Thirst on May 31, 2013, 10:03:04 PM
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With NLOTH edge said they began mixing November of 2008, and release was February..
4 months then ?

Things are looking pretty good for a late September/early October release then. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pree-ty good.  ;D

Sorry, I've been watching a lot of Curb Your Enthusiasm lately.
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Post by: Smithy on May 31, 2013, 10:08:38 PM
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With NLOTH edge said they began mixing November of 2008, and release was February..
4 months then ?

Things are looking pretty good for a late September/early October release then. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pree-ty good.  ;D

Sorry, I've been watching a lot of Curb Your Enthusiasm lately.

haha sorry just excited is all.
bono and edge together
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517581968301010&l=223a313081
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With NLOTH edge said they began mixing November of 2008, and release was February..
4 months then ?

Things are looking pretty good for a late September/early October release then. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pree-ty good.  ;D

Sorry, I've been watching a lot of Curb Your Enthusiasm lately.

haha sorry just excited is all.
bono and edge together
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517581968301010&l=223a313081

is this from the rooftop? or from the "undisclosed irish bar"?
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Post by: jenniferh aka jen on May 31, 2013, 10:09:34 PM
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Haven't found out which bar they are at or who is all there
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Post by: AchtungPop on May 31, 2013, 10:10:27 PM
Didn't they record "Crazy Tonight" after mixing already started also?
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Post by: THRILLHO on May 31, 2013, 10:11:49 PM
i'm not that sad that it's not a video shoot. i guess im not REALLY ready for new music.
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Post by: The Edges Cat on May 31, 2013, 11:02:58 PM
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Haven't found out which bar they are at or who is all there

At first glance I thought The Edge was sitting on Larry's knee. And that's a very misfortunately placed fist!
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Post by: spooked1oo on May 31, 2013, 11:15:09 PM
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Dubstep SBS. Hoping it happens.
Two Hearts Beat as Wub
Until the End of the Wub
I Still Haven't Found Wub I'm Looking For
Etc... It could be a full album!

Sunday Wubby Sunday

All I Wub Is You
Wub Tree Hill
ZooWubWub
Even Better Than The Wubby Thing
Wub Step Closer
Wub I Look At the World
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Post by: MASTER YODA on May 31, 2013, 11:31:31 PM
I think EBW will be on it, it was supposed to be the lead single for SOA
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From Thursday night - With Maya Beiser OMW "experience in the ruins"
(https://twitter.com/CelloGoddess/status/340666949828767745)

With all of this activity with the guys making appearances, I wonder if Adam's hair is allowing him to be unrecognized as he goes about his business.
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Post by: surit87 on June 01, 2013, 12:15:39 AM
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I read all of @atu2's tweets and I'm just as confused as when watching a David Lynch movie (yeah, Adam looks like his twin now). What the heck is going on at Electric Lady? Are they filming something there? And why did someone mention the NYPD?

They gonna go to the roofstop ala 'Where the streets' and Bono will striptease us to death.
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Post by: J_Rock321 on June 01, 2013, 12:16:04 AM
Where's u2 http://instagram.com/p/aAVeMixBEo/
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Post by: m2 on June 01, 2013, 12:19:43 AM
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So it seems he didn't really go in the video Matt posted.

Ummm, you watched the video, right? He gets in the car and it drives away. He did really go. And then he probably came back later.
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Post by: surit87 on June 01, 2013, 12:26:00 AM
From what I gather... the band and danger mouse were in studio mixing their new album... and then Chris Martin and some photographers drop by probably for some kind of photo shoot, and its definitely not for the single... remember mixing's not yet finished.
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Post by: Smithy on June 01, 2013, 12:29:22 AM
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From what I gather... the band and danger mouse were in studio mixing their new album... and then Chris Martin and some photographers drop by probably for some kind of photo shoot, and its definitely not for the single... remember mixing's not yet finished.

Well the filming of them playing Sunday Bloody Sunday is for Iran for some documentary so maybe Chris Martin's also taking part in it and in the process U2 possibly got him to have a listen to their new work. 
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Post by: THRILLHO on June 01, 2013, 12:32:46 AM
i guess i wouldn't mind Chris Martin being on the album. I wouldnt hope he'd be on the album but they could do ALOT worse, like asking Rihanna.......seriously thou it wouldn't be horrible it would just seem like a ploy to get "young people" more interested i guess?
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Post by: surit87 on June 01, 2013, 12:34:46 AM
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i guess i wouldn't mind Chris Martin being on the album. I wouldnt hope he'd be on the album but they could do ALOT worse, like asking Rihanna.......seriously thou it wouldn't be horrible it would just seem like a ploy to get "young people" more interested i guess?

I don't think Christ Martin's on the album. They were probably just having a chat in the studio. But I could be wrong.
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Post by: spooked1oo on June 01, 2013, 01:12:04 AM
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i guess i wouldn't mind Chris Martin being on the album. I wouldnt hope he'd be on the album but they could do ALOT worse, like asking Rihanna.......seriously thou it wouldn't be horrible it would just seem like a ploy to get "young people" more interested i guess?

I don't think Christ Martin's on the album. They were probably just having a chat in the studio. But I could be wrong.

It wouldn't surprise me, though. He's popular with the younger crowd, and and that would definitely boost some sales if he's on there.
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Post by: Pocket Merlin on June 01, 2013, 01:48:24 AM
Heck, I guess they're allowed one rock star collaboration on a studio album every 30 years...Chrissy Hynde sings backing vocals in "Pride"...maybe Martin will lend some falsetto backing vocals and some piano playing...wait, maybe Chris is gonna join the band and play piano! Ha ha...
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Post by: m2 on June 01, 2013, 01:54:26 AM
Updated our story with more photos and such from Friday night's events:

http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-2-entire-band-with-guitars-chris-martin--more.html

I agree with you guys about Martin. Can't picture him singing on a U2 song. Can't picture U2 thinking they need to do that.
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Post by: Smithy on June 01, 2013, 02:02:23 AM
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Updated our story with more photos and such from Friday night's events:

http://www.atu2.com/news/u2-in-nyc-2-entire-band-with-guitars-chris-martin--more.html

I agree with you guys about Martin. Can't picture him singing on a U2 song. Can't picture U2 thinking they need to do that.

Interesting in that photo you posted of edge and bono performing, you can see Chris sitting on a couch behind them so maybe he was around because he was involved in that somehow..
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Post by: m2 on June 01, 2013, 02:20:25 AM
Wow, didn't notice anyone behind them, but I think you're right. Great catch. Thx.
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Post by: flopro on June 01, 2013, 03:51:24 AM
Adam on keyboards!? What is this!? :D
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Post by: EnduringChill on June 01, 2013, 04:08:38 AM
Did I miss our first setlist party? :P I don't care that it was just SBS; at least it was something. Why do U2 like playing on rooftops?
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Post by: shorne on June 01, 2013, 05:23:05 AM
Looks like it's happening... here's a blurb from a Globe and Mail interview with Lanois...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/awards-and-festivals/gg-winner-daniel-lanois-talks-u2-peter-gabriel-and-hockey/article12285375/#dashboard/follows/

And then the connection with Eno led to your work with U2.

Yes. Actually, Bono just came to my place in L.A. a few weeks ago. He let me hear the new record that they’re doing with Danger Mouse. It sounded amazing. Very, very big and powerful-sounding. Some of it was adventurous. There were shades of Achtung Baby. A couple of songs I was familiar with, because we worked on them before but had not completed them. Now they’re back on the burner. Bono is very excited, and he’s singing beautifully. He makes me jealous. Those barrel-chested Irish tenors.
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Post by: briscoetheque on June 01, 2013, 07:11:21 AM
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"There was also a delivery of Ludwig drum heads; Larry's drum tech, Sam O'Sullivan, signed for that delivery."

OK, very anorak like behaviour from me here, but...

Larry taking a delivery of Ludwig drum heads?

Larry is one of the big international faces of Yamaha Drums... interesting.

Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is a Ludwig-sponsored fella. And he knows Mr Mouse well.

It can only mean one thing...

LARRY MULLEN JR IN U2 QUIT SHOCK - PATRICK CARNEY TO REPLACE
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Post by: The Edges Cat on June 01, 2013, 07:32:52 AM
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LARRY MULLEN JR IN U2 QUIT SHOCK - PATRICK CARNEY TO REPLACE

He has an Irish name, so it balances out nicely.

In other rumour news, the real reason Adam was on keyboards for the video shoot was because that wa**er Chris Martin was hanging around begging to join the band. Adam can't actually play keyboards, he just wanted Martin to bugger off and go annoy some other band.

Martin: "Can I join your band, pleeeease?"
Edge: "Pee off, we already have a keyboardist."
Martin: "Who, Bono? Remember when you performed The Sweetest Thing in Manchester? The crowd almost rioted."
Bono: "Hey, it wasn't *that* bad... was it guys?"
** crickets **
Martin: "Awwww, come on guys, pleeeease let me join your band?"
Larry: "You're cruisin' for a bruisin', Martin."
Adam: "I can play Chopsticks!"


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Post by: flopro on June 01, 2013, 07:39:54 AM