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Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« on: December 21, 2008, 09:35:44 PM »
Just posted this on the home page. Lots of new song titles and other info. Bono wearing eyeliner. More comparisons to Achtung Baby and praise for the greatness of No Line On The Horizon. What stands out the most to you? :)



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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 09:36:23 PM »
Here's the text of what's posted on the home page:

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Although the Q magazine "U2 mini site" isn't due to go online until December 31 (see news bit below), our friends at U2tour.de have tipped us to what looks like an in-progress version of the mini-site here:

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The Photo Gallery link doesn't work, but you can watch the video taken during a November photo shoot (watch Bono relive PopMart with his Bowler Hat and umbrella!), and read Q's "Inside the New Album" article, which is filled with new album details. In case Q magazine takes this URL down until the mini-site is finished, here's a quick recap of that article:

In mid-November, Q "initially heard seven tracks at various stages of completion," which suggests the song titles might have changed between then and now. Their overall assessment? "No Line On The Horizon is more in keeping with the spirit of 1991's Achtung Baby: which is to say, a bolder, more testing collection."

Here are the song titles listed in the Q album preview:

    * "Magnificent" ("classic U2isms" ... "atmospheric sweep")
    * "Crazy Tonight" (will.i.am worked on this one)
    * "Stand Up" ("swaggering" ... "coruscated Edge guitar work")
    * "Get Your Boots On" ("a heaving electro-rocker")
    * "Winter" ("about a soldier in an unspecified war zone")
    * "Unknown Caller" ("stately")
    * "Moment of Surrender" ("a strident seven-minute epic recorded in a single take")
    * "Breathe" (Eno loves this song)
    * "No Line On The Horizon" (there were two versions being considered at the time)
    * "Every Breaking Wave" (Bono: "We might be on to something special there.")

Eno told Q he thinks it might be U2's best album, and Edge agreed.
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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 09:38:59 PM »
Thanks Matt. You're an absolute legend.

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 09:54:21 PM »
This makes me giddy.  I'm so pumped this sounds exactly like the kind of album I've been hoping for.

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 10:03:42 PM »
OK so its official the single is called "Get Your Boots On" and NOT "Get On Your Boots".  This is going to be a long three months......

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 10:07:36 PM »
Haha, Bono in eyeliner. Although, it's not as bad as I thought it'd be...it's sort of Macphisto-esque, wouldn't you say? I'm sure when people first saw Bono with bright red lipstick in a gold sparkly suit they thought he was mad, but it turned out to be genius. We shall see if that's the "new look" for this era of U2.

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 10:24:31 PM »
*bows to Matt*

Thanks immeasurably! I'm so excited...  :D

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 11:01:15 PM »
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Haha, Bono in eyeliner. Although, it's not as bad as I thought it'd be...it's sort of Macphisto-esque, wouldn't you say? I'm sure when people first saw Bono with bright red lipstick in a gold sparkly suit they thought he was mad, but it turned out to be genius. We shall see if that's the "new look" for this era of U2.

The first thing that came to my mind also was Mr. MacPhisto!!
I miss him! maybe he is back?

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 11:12:15 PM »
If you watch the video, Adam kinda downplays the eyeliner thing. I don't get the impression this is any kind of statement. :)

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 12:00:08 AM »
The videos pretty cool, near the end I heard music being played so i'm guessing that could be a song off the new album. That article on the tracks revealed quite a lot of info too, which is exciting.  :)

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 12:17:03 AM »
Thanks Matt
This is just adding to the excitement now. Those are some great song titles there. And anything that resembles Achtung Baby HAS to be worth the wait. I have a feeling this is going to be a magnificent piece of work.
March can not come quick enough.............

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2008, 12:23:57 AM »
And in a matter of weeks or even days we could hear the announcement of the release date of the single, I can smell it more than ever.

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2008, 12:28:52 AM »
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And in a matter of weeks or even days we could hear the announcement of the release date of the single, I can smell it more than ever.
I hear ya' VladtheFlyingLemon - I can smell it, see it, hear it - Bring it all on, what other band can generate this much expectancy and excitement over a release?

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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 12:32:59 AM »
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And in a matter of weeks or even days we could hear the announcement of the release date of the single, I can smell it more than ever.
I hear ya' VladtheFlyingLemon - I can smell it, see it, hear it - Bring it all on, what other band can generate this much expectancy and excitement over a release?

Um, probably nobody?

After reading that article I just want the album now! *stomps feet and begins tantrum*

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Re: Q Mag. Mini-Site is (kinda) online
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2008, 04:39:15 AM »
thanks a lot for the links Matt!!!
pretty good shoot!!! the guys look great!!
and I loved the shoot with the fire extinguisher!!  ;D ;D