Author Topic: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...  (Read 6838 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Johnny Feathers

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,033
Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« on: April 19, 2015, 11:50:59 AM »
Just posting this as a requiem for all of the VHS tapes I'm about to trash.  For those you of you over a certain age, you may have recorded quite a bit of material off TV, like I did.  I just went through my stack, and have determined that very little of this requires digitizing.  Still, it was a fun last walk down memory lane before they go the trash heap.  There are a few items I do plan to digitize: the Simpsons episode with U2, my Achtung Baby Videos, Cameos VHS, possibly the U2 marathon on MTV back in 1992, and maybe the two Zoo TV MTV show episodes from 1997 or so.  Otherwise, please give a kiss goodbye to the following...

U2 WGRYWH video 1992
Rolling Stone 25 special MTV 1992
U2 Zoo TV special Fox 1992
U2 Zoo TV Sydney original broadcast 1993
U2 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (Mofo)
U2 Week in Rock MTV PopMart Las Vegas special 1997
U2 The Year in Pop 1997
U2 PopMart Mexico City original broadcast 1997
Bono and Larry Late Show with David Letterman 1997 (partial interview)
Zoo TV MTV show (man and machine)
Zoo TV MTV show (what is alternative)
U2 Legends VH1
U2 VH1 Live, 2000
Bono 60 Minutes 2001
A Tribute to Johnny Cash (feat. U2, Donít Take Your Guns to Town) 1999
U2 Elevation Tour Boston NBA Halftime (Where the Streets Have no Name, Elevation) NBC 2001
U2 SNL 2001 (Beautiful Day, Elevation)
U2 MTV Video Vanguard Award 2001 (Elevation, Stuck in a Moment)
U2 Late Show with David Letterman 2001 (New York post 9/11, Stuck in a Moment, Bono interview)
U2 44th Grammy Awards (Walk On), Bob Dylan (Cry Awhile) 2001
U2's Beautiful Day CBS Slane Castle special 2001
U2 Super Bowl XXXVI halftime (Beautiful Day, MLK, Streets) 2002

There's also quite a bit of David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and a few others.  RIP, VHS.  You might be missed....but not too much.  ;)




Offline connorfin22

  • Intellectual Tortoise
  • *
  • Posts: 403
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 12:14:32 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Just posting this as a requiem for all of the VHS tapes I'm about to trash.  For those you of you over a certain age, you may have recorded quite a bit of material off TV, like I did.  I just went through my stack, and have determined that very little of this requires digitizing.  Still, it was a fun last walk down memory lane before they go the trash heap.  There are a few items I do plan to digitize: the Simpsons episode with U2, my Achtung Baby Videos, Cameos VHS, possibly the U2 marathon on MTV back in 1992, and maybe the two Zoo TV MTV show episodes from 1997 or so.  Otherwise, please give a kiss goodbye to the following...

U2 WGRYWH video 1992
Rolling Stone 25 special MTV 1992
U2 Zoo TV special Fox 1992
U2 Zoo TV Sydney original broadcast 1993
U2 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (Mofo)
U2 Week in Rock MTV PopMart Las Vegas special 1997
U2 The Year in Pop 1997
U2 PopMart Mexico City original broadcast 1997
Bono and Larry Late Show with David Letterman 1997 (partial interview)
Zoo TV MTV show (man and machine)
Zoo TV MTV show (what is alternative)
U2 Legends VH1
U2 VH1 Live, 2000
Bono 60 Minutes 2001
A Tribute to Johnny Cash (feat. U2, Donít Take Your Guns to Town) 1999
U2 Elevation Tour Boston NBA Halftime (Where the Streets Have no Name, Elevation) NBC 2001
U2 SNL 2001 (Beautiful Day, Elevation)
U2 MTV Video Vanguard Award 2001 (Elevation, Stuck in a Moment)
U2 Late Show with David Letterman 2001 (New York post 9/11, Stuck in a Moment, Bono interview)
U2 44th Grammy Awards (Walk On), Bob Dylan (Cry Awhile) 2001
U2's Beautiful Day CBS Slane Castle special 2001
U2 Super Bowl XXXVI halftime (Beautiful Day, MLK, Streets) 2002

There's also quite a bit of David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and a few others.  RIP, VHS.  You might be missed....but not too much.  ;)

Some of these are quite rare and should be saved/digitized.

Offline wolf

  • Refugee
  • *
  • Posts: 214
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 12:25:15 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Just posting this as a requiem for all of the VHS tapes I'm about to trash.  For those you of you over a certain age, you may have recorded quite a bit of material off TV, like I did.  I just went through my stack, and have determined that very little of this requires digitizing.  Still, it was a fun last walk down memory lane before they go the trash heap.  There are a few items I do plan to digitize: the Simpsons episode with U2, my Achtung Baby Videos, Cameos VHS, possibly the U2 marathon on MTV back in 1992, and maybe the two Zoo TV MTV show episodes from 1997 or so.  Otherwise, please give a kiss goodbye to the following...

U2 WGRYWH video 1992
Rolling Stone 25 special MTV 1992
U2 Zoo TV special Fox 1992
U2 Zoo TV Sydney original broadcast 1993
U2 MTV Europe Music Awards 1997 (Mofo)
U2 Week in Rock MTV PopMart Las Vegas special 1997
U2 The Year in Pop 1997
U2 PopMart Mexico City original broadcast 1997
Bono and Larry Late Show with David Letterman 1997 (partial interview)
Zoo TV MTV show (man and machine)
Zoo TV MTV show (what is alternative)
U2 Legends VH1
U2 VH1 Live, 2000
Bono 60 Minutes 2001
A Tribute to Johnny Cash (feat. U2, Donít Take Your Guns to Town) 1999
U2 Elevation Tour Boston NBA Halftime (Where the Streets Have no Name, Elevation) NBC 2001
U2 SNL 2001 (Beautiful Day, Elevation)
U2 MTV Video Vanguard Award 2001 (Elevation, Stuck in a Moment)
U2 Late Show with David Letterman 2001 (New York post 9/11, Stuck in a Moment, Bono interview)
U2 44th Grammy Awards (Walk On), Bob Dylan (Cry Awhile) 2001
U2's Beautiful Day CBS Slane Castle special 2001
U2 Super Bowl XXXVI halftime (Beautiful Day, MLK, Streets) 2002

There's also quite a bit of David Bowie, Depeche Mode, and a few others.  RIP, VHS.  You might be missed....but not too much.  ;)

Why not work on digitizing the whole collection and then you can throw out the VHS without losing anything.

Offline THRILLHO

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 17,361
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2015, 12:26:21 PM »
yea. i wouldn't toss em all. i still have my Interference, Best of 80-90, Numb VHS's. Prob a few more. i also have a vhs in my parents attic somewhere of misc. live Elevation era stuff, but thats all on youtube so i dont need to dig that out.

Offline Johnny Feathers

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,033
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2015, 01:03:59 PM »
Believe me, I don't get rid of this stuff lightly.  But I'm much less inclined to spend time watching old U2 performances on TV these days.  I think I'm more an ex-rabid-U2-fan than a current one.

I'd be curious what, specifically, anyone would recommend me to keep.  I can't promise anything, but I also might be convinced to send them to someone who'd give them a happy home....or digitize them themselves.  ;)

And yeah, I also have these in the pile to get rid of:

U2 Joshua Tree Classic Albums
U2 1980-1990

Maybe also the Numb VHS, though the cover is probably the main reason to keep it.

I already tossed the Unforgettable Fire VHS, since it's on the UF Remaster DVD, the UABRS VHS, since the remaster DVD expanded on it and improved it.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2015, 01:17:35 PM by Johnny Feathers »

Offline sundaybd

  • Stateless
  • *
  • Posts: 156
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 01:32:06 PM »
just save everything NOT on YouTube. I'd bet most of it is there. just download the flv files

Offline ZooClothes

  • Precious Stone
  • ***
  • Posts: 2,616
  • This is where you can reach me now.
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 07:35:43 PM »
I still have U2 A to Z recorded off of MTV in 1997; all their music videos in alphabetical order. How many total tapes do you have? Are you willing to ship them? I'd pay for shipping if there aren't a lot of tapes. Just wondering.

Offline THRILLHO

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 17,361
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 07:41:56 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I still have U2 A to Z recorded off of MTV in 1997; all their music videos in alphabetical order. How many total tapes do you have? Are you willing to ship them? I'd pay for shipping if there aren't a lot of tapes. Just wondering.

Wait....ALL...the videos? A Celebration? night and Day?

Offline EdgeUK8_my_mind

  • Desert Rose
  • **
  • Posts: 2,351
  • I need you to elevate me here
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 07:56:27 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
just save everything NOT on YouTube. I'd bet most of it is there. just download the flv files

This^

Youtube makes saving U2 tapes unnecessary.  [of course I haven't tossed my VHS tapes yet, but probably will soon]

Offline Johnny Feathers

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,033
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 08:00:50 PM »

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I still have U2 A to Z recorded off of MTV in 1997; all their music videos in alphabetical order. How many total tapes do you have? Are you willing to ship them? I'd pay for shipping if there aren't a lot of tapes. Just wondering.

Wait....ALL...the videos? A Celebration? night and Day?

They did the same thing in 1991, which I have. Three hours worth. Yes, including A Celebration and Night and Day.

Offline THRILLHO

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 17,361
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 08:06:02 PM »
Man I'd love to have a huge blu-Ray set of ALL the videos

Maybe a disc of live performances. Super bowl, miss Sarajevo with Pavarotti, the wanderer, etcetcetc

Offline Johnny Feathers

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,033
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2015, 08:29:55 PM »

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I still have U2 A to Z recorded off of MTV in 1997; all their music videos in alphabetical order. How many total tapes do you have? Are you willing to ship them? I'd pay for shipping if there aren't a lot of tapes. Just wondering.

I might be willing to do this. Let me decide what to digitize, and do a count on the number of tapes.

Offline Johnny Feathers

  • Elevated
  • ***
  • Posts: 4,033
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2015, 08:31:40 PM »

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Man I'd love to have a huge blu-Ray set of ALL the videos

Maybe a disc of live performances. Super bowl, miss Sarajevo with Pavarotti, the wanderer, etcetcetc

Give them time. I'm sure they'll do it eventually. At least the music videos. The live stuff is likely tied up in rights issues.

Offline Siberian Tiger

  • Child of Grace
  • **
  • Posts: 1,861
  • There is no them, there's only us
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2015, 08:33:02 PM »
Let's see, you paid for it on VHS, you paid for it on DVD and now you can pay for it again on Bluray.

Offline THRILLHO

  • Holy Joe
  • ***
  • Posts: 17,361
  • The sun won't melt our wings tonight
Re: Goodbye, U2 recordings on VHS...
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2015, 08:55:03 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Let's see, you paid for it on VHS, you paid for it on DVD and now you can pay for it again on Bluray.

i did? i dont remember paying for Gloria, A Celebration, Two Hearts, Night and Day, and many many others on any of those formats...