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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2013, 08:21:44 PM »
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A post has been edited. No personal attacks, please.

And JTBaby, I'd suggest you not appoint yourself the grammar and spelling police. It's rude and invites comments like the one you received.


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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2013, 04:36:54 PM »
...well, that was awkward and brought this topic to a halt. :)

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Pretty sure Willie, if it is true, is just throwing us off on purpose ;)
or, just my normal optimism!
I'm hoping for a summer/fall single and a fall/winter (11/15?) release-


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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2013, 12:22:20 AM »
I dunno. Seems plausible? These 4+1 folks are economically/financially-savvy.

Us diehards would buy the album if we were down to our last $20, but to casual or curious fans, it's a luxury item. Pretty "unnecessary", and U2 know that

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2013, 04:47:05 AM »
Unless they need more time for post production and "polishing up" some of the songs  ;)

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2013, 08:56:19 AM »
Even IF it is ready, they won't want to compete with Justin Timberlake in sales and awards this year.  Time to go on vacation, again.

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2013, 09:54:37 AM »
Come on Fall 2013 give us a single and an album in the Winter!

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2013, 12:54:46 PM »
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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2013, 07:09:07 PM »
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Even IF it is ready, they won't want to compete with Justin Timberlake in sales and awards this year.  Time to go on vacation, again.

If this was the case then they should pack it in and call it career. U2's audience is mostly a rock audience, Timberlakes is mostly a pop audience, and even if they were in direct competition why would U2 care? Over their career they've gone head to head with many multi-million sellers.

In '83 they head to head with The Polices Syncronicity, Bowies Lets Dance, Def Leppards Pyromania, Jacksons Thriller, and many more

In '84 they went head to head with Springsteens Born in the USA, Princes Purple Rain, Van Halens 1984, and many more.

In '87 they went head to head with G n R's Appetite for Destruction, Springsteens Tunnel of Love, INXS Kick, and many more.

In 91/92 they went head to head with Nirvanas Nevermind, Pearl Jams Ten, REMs Automatic for the People, and many more.

The list goes on and on. Why would they be worried about Justin Timberlake?

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2013, 07:56:37 PM »
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Even IF it is ready, they won't want to compete with Justin Timberlake in sales and awards this year.  Time to go on vacation, again.

If this was the case then they should pack it in and call it career. U2's audience is mostly a rock audience, Timberlakes is mostly a pop audience, and even if they were in direct competition why would U2 care? Over their career they've gone head to head with many multi-million sellers.

In '83 they head to head with The Polices Syncronicity, Bowies Lets Dance, Def Leppards Pyromania, Jacksons Thriller, and many more

In '84 they went head to head with Springsteens Born in the USA, Princes Purple Rain, Van Halens 1984, and many more.

In '87 they went head to head with G n R's Appetite for Destruction, Springsteens Tunnel of Love, INXS Kick, and many more.

In 91/92 they went head to head with Nirvanas Nevermind, Pearl Jams Ten, REMs Automatic for the People, and many more.

The list goes on and on. Why would they be worried about Justin Timberlake?


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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2013, 07:57:35 PM »
you're off by 5 years on thriller


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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2013, 10:34:51 PM »
The new album will be a late fall, Christmas/Thanksgiving season release. Most likely, it will be released Tuesday November 26, 2013. Its the Tuesday before Black Friday, the biggest sales week outside of Christmas. Back in 2004 when U2 released HTDAAB during that week, it gave U2 its biggest sales week ever in the United States. HTDAAB sold 839,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States.

                     These days, once the album is released, it gets copied, downloaded, file shared etc. rapidly around the world. The first week is important and may represent 35% to 50% of the total sales of the album.

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2013, 11:38:06 PM »
Larry's getting a new U2 album for his birthday. Again.

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2013, 06:58:48 AM »
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Even IF it is ready, they won't want to compete with Justin Timberlake in sales and awards this year.  Time to go on vacation, again.

If they are really thinking this way then they are truly lost for good.

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2013, 07:01:37 AM »
My read on all of this is that they likely have an HTDAAB-type compilation ready including a lead single (rewritten Glastonbury) and a worthy follow-up with EBW.   My hunch is that they're not satisfied with "just that".  I would agree.   I didn't attend the 360 nostalgia show, nor would the masses be ready to attend another just yet.    They will buy time to either come up with something better, or hope that the increased amount of time between touring gets people interested in a nostalgia show again.    I hope I'm wrong, but I'm still betting on 2014/2015 for a studio release.

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Re: Willie Williams: the album is ready but won't come out until 2014
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2013, 10:09:13 AM »
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you're off by 5 years on thriller



I meant Bad.