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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2014, 03:45:51 PM »
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I think that's very much an assumption people are leaping to rather than the obvious conclusion, especially since they've flat out said it won't be out until later. Is it really likely that something happened between September and December to make them move *up* the album release, given it's basically certain they got no progress on it during that time what with the SoI release and later promo stuff?

Just curious...when did they flat out say anything at all?

To my knowledge, there hasn't been any confirmed reports or an official time table for the release of the next album. I could be totally wrong, but all we've got is some non committal banter from Bono and some other conjecture posted on various fan sites. 

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »
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I think that's very much an assumption people are leaping to rather than the obvious conclusion, especially since they've flat out said it won't be out until later. Is it really likely that something happened between September and December to make them move *up* the album release, given it's basically certain they got no progress on it during that time what with the SoI release and later promo stuff?

Just curious...when did they flat out say anything at all?

To my knowledge, there hasn't been any confirmed reports or an official time table for the release of the next album. I could be totally wrong, but all we've got is some non committal banter from Bono and some other conjecture posted on various fan sites.

All we got was "12 - 18 months" from Bono. 

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2014, 02:39:43 PM »
And Adam said about 70% is done

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2014, 10:34:44 AM »
Hopefully we'll get a double of the two...

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2014, 10:59:53 AM »
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I think that's very much an assumption people are leaping to rather than the obvious conclusion, especially since they've flat out said it won't be out until later. Is it really likely that something happened between September and December to make them move *up* the album release, given it's basically certain they got no progress on it during that time what with the SoI release and later promo stuff?

Just curious...when did they flat out say anything at all?

To my knowledge, there hasn't been any confirmed reports or an official time table for the release of the next album. I could be totally wrong, but all we've got is some non committal banter from Bono and some other conjecture posted on various fan sites.

Bono's comment of '12-18 months' seems to be pretty flatly saying it'll take at least a year. There are multiple reasons to think that's optimistic (Including U2's modern history of wildly optimistic estimates, the fact that Bono said it and he's typically the most optimistic of all and his injury) and literally no reasons thus far to think that it was an overestimate.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #50 on: December 26, 2014, 08:24:02 PM »
What if the video for the rumoured January 12th single is in fact for SoE? Hmm? Hmm?!  ::)

SoE will be out sooner rather than later. By June, at least. With SoI's momentum killed by Bono's injuries, and the Christmas break (and all of that overshadowed by the Apple brouhaha), I can't see U2 playing catch up next year. These guys don't look back, they keep moving forward. Expect an Innocence single in January, and then a one-two punch with SoE and the tour by June.
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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2014, 11:49:32 AM »
There is another option i haven't seen mentioned here, maybe i have read the thread too quickly, but it is possible that they play some of the songs live before they release Songs of Experience at the end of the tour.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #52 on: December 27, 2014, 12:46:50 PM »
I'd be hugely surprised if we get it before 2016

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #53 on: December 27, 2014, 01:48:05 PM »
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I'd be hugely surprised if we get it before 2016
Well, were you surprised when SoI came out?

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #54 on: December 27, 2014, 06:43:45 PM »
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I'd be hugely surprised if we get it before 2016
Well, were you surprised when SoI came out?

I was (pleasantly) surprised by the immediacy of it but not by an album release.  I can't see them rushing the recording process. 2016 at the absolute earliest for me.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2014, 03:30:29 AM »
U2 have talked about releasing a live album of original songs a few times, so whats to say SOE won't be a live album recorded on the arena leg? the songs are 70% complete.

Long shot, but who knows?

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2014, 08:26:16 AM »
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U2 have talked about releasing a live album of original songs a few times, so whats to say SOE won't be a live album recorded on the arena leg? the songs are 70% complete.

Long shot, but who knows?

Eww I hope not. I'd be pi**ed if they did that.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2014, 11:15:28 AM »
Personally I think they'll drop the album either just at the end of the US shows, or a week before the Euro Tour kicks off - it'll be a year since SOI came out - and, at the same time, announce stadium dates for 2016.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2014, 12:00:37 PM »
I think the word campaign is important. If the tour keeps going so will the music.

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Re: Song of Experience to be Released Early 2015
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2014, 12:11:07 PM »
I would go so far as to predict :

Feb-April 2016 Australia, Japan, South America Stadium shows
Late April-June 2016 US Stadium shows
July-September 2016 European Stadium shows, possibly ending in Dublin.