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Title: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: 64ac30 on November 20, 2018, 09:44:24 PM
This is probably the best gift since U22. A live double album of innocence and experience (2 tours) in a book. Way better than a dance vinyl remix. Also worth noting they say presale access if thereís any shows
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Jswallow on November 21, 2018, 12:49:04 AM
That's more like it, last few gifts have been rubbish , I think that basically confirms a tour down under if they are giving out presales

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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on November 21, 2018, 06:42:36 AM
One CD is Innocence and one is Experience. These U2ers are smart dudes.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Dono on November 21, 2018, 03:13:33 PM
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That's more like it, last few gifts have been rubbish , I think that basically confirms a tour down under if they are giving out presales

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....or this means ďThatís all folks!Ē

How can they possibly top that tour? Absolutely superb.

Itís like ďBreaking BadĒ, ďThe WireĒ, ďThe SopranosĒ and ďHouse of CardsĒ, we now have closure!

Discuss.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: GoldenStateGirl on November 21, 2018, 05:56:24 PM
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That's more like it, last few gifts have been rubbish , I think that basically confirms a tour down under if they are giving out presales

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....or this means ďThatís all folks!Ē

How can they possibly top that tour? Absolutely superb.

Itís like ďBreaking BadĒ, ďThe WireĒ, ďThe SopranosĒ and ďHouse of CardsĒ, we now have closure!

Discuss.

You forgot "Lost" and "Mad Men" (in other words, some closure but not enough).

How can they ever be done?  They are the very breath in our lungs. <cries>
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Allhorizonbomb on November 21, 2018, 05:57:42 PM
I hope they release more than just songs from innocence and experience albums, but if its just live versions of every song played from both albums I'll be very happy. I do not want anymore live versions of beautiful day/one though.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on November 21, 2018, 10:31:07 PM
Please let the Experience side be more like what the European setlists were. Acrobat, Wild Horses, Stay, Zoo Station. This is a very exciting gift.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: kevtn43 on November 22, 2018, 07:43:30 AM
Im excited about this, this is more up my alley i love live stuff by the band ,im really excited to see the list of songs that are going to be on it
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: kevtn43 on November 22, 2018, 07:49:13 AM
And just a thought but the pic that they show i wondering if that is the cover of the book that it comes with ?
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2018, 08:15:50 AM
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And just a thought but the pic that they show i wondering if that is the cover of the book that it comes with ?

Nobody knows.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2018, 08:23:04 AM
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Please let the Experience side be more like what the European setlists were. Acrobat, Wild Horses, Stay, Zoo Station. This is a very exciting gift.

I hope they embrace the idea that if the Experience shows had rarities and was for the dedicated fan than the gift should reflect that as well. So yeah, no Pride's, One etc.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on November 22, 2018, 02:51:37 PM
This is the first time in ages Iíve considered a membership based on the ďgiftĒ. Iíd still like to see actual track lists first, though. I donít want just the I +E tracks done live.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Argo on November 22, 2018, 05:58:50 PM
Believe it or not I received by 2018 subscribers gift today. I assume it is the 2018 one rather than the 2017 one now that I think about it. At least if there are song downloads, you will be able to get the 2019 gift quickly! I really liked the U22 360 tour thing they did so the 2019 gift sounds pretty good.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on November 22, 2018, 08:15:53 PM
Was it U23D Argo?
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: BONO31 on November 23, 2018, 05:02:48 AM
Itís a great gift ! Thank you, U2!
If I had to choose, the innocence side would be
People have the power with Patti Smith
Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I will follow
Iris (hold me close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised by wolves
The Troubles
Until the end of the world
The Fly remix
Invisible
Lucifer hands
The crystal ballroom
Volcano
Every breaking waves

The experience side would be
Love is all we have left
The blackout
Gloria
Red flag day
Dirty day
Zoo station
Stay
Wild horses
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
Acrobat
The best thing
Get out of your own way
American soul
Summer of love
Landlady
Love is bigger than anything in its way
13 (there is a light)

Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Saculniai on November 23, 2018, 12:44:26 PM

Its a disappointing rip-off not a gift....$50 (£40) for a double CD and book. I live in the UK so I wont have the need for a pre-sale having seen the past three tours and dont need another t-shirt either. Already have I+E on my ipod (easy to get/do).


Coldplay selling their latest tour to all as 2 double CD @ £12.99.


Therefore the presentation book which this 'gift' must be something special especially if its to beat U2 SHOW or U2 BY U2; it'll have to be a blooming fantastic to be worth £27.01.


Why not release directly to the general public (as per Coldplay)?


I'll just wait for the inevitable 'release' on YouTube thankyou.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: hollywoodswag on November 25, 2018, 03:42:23 AM
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Itís a great gift ! Thank you, U2!
If I had to choose, the innocence side would be
People have the power with Patti Smith
Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I will follow
Iris (hold me close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised by wolves
The Troubles
Until the end of the world
The Fly remix
Invisible
Lucifer hands
The crystal ballroom
Volcano
Every breaking waves

The experience side would be
Love is all we have left
The blackout
Gloria
Red flag day
Dirty day
Zoo station
Stay
Wild horses
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
Acrobat
The best thing
Get out of your own way
American soul
Summer of love
Landlady
Love is bigger than anything in its way
13 (there is a light)
I can't quote much on the former, but on the latter, I'd at least add All Because of You, Elevation, Desire, Even Better Than the Real Thing, and Staring at the Sun. I know a few of those have been on previous releases (some multiple), but I think there was a degree of uniqueness to some of those mixes on this tour and I'd very much embrace their inclusion.

I'd also nix the intermission songs. They're just studio remixes. I'd rather just have the plain studio recordings.

As an opinion of the idea overall, this is the greatest subscriber gift since the monster that was U22, and that's saying something.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on November 25, 2018, 05:47:37 AM
Looks like the U2 subscriber gift became a monster in order to defeat a monster.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: 64ac30 on November 25, 2018, 11:18:48 AM
Well tried to use my 25% discount coupon from 2018 subscription and u2.com cancelled it. Had to resubscribe for a new valid coupon...
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: BONO31 on November 26, 2018, 02:53:28 AM
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Itís a great gift ! Thank you, U2!
If I had to choose, the innocence side would be
People have the power with Patti Smith
Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
Vertigo
I will follow
Iris (hold me close)
Cedarwood Road
Song for someone
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Raised by wolves
The Troubles
Until the end of the world
The Fly remix
Invisible
Lucifer hands
The crystal ballroom
Volcano
Every breaking waves

The experience side would be
Love is all we have left
The blackout
Gloria
Red flag day
Dirty day
Zoo station
Stay
Wild horses
Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me
Acrobat
The best thing
Get out of your own way
American soul
Summer of love
Landlady
Love is bigger than anything in its way
13 (there is a light)
I can't quote much on the former, but on the latter, I'd at least add All Because of You, Elevation, Desire, Even Better Than the Real Thing, and Staring at the Sun. I know a few of those have been on previous releases (some multiple), but I think there was a degree of uniqueness to some of those mixes on this tour and I'd very much embrace their inclusion.

I'd also nix the intermission songs. They're just studio remixes. I'd rather just have the plain studio recordings.

As an opinion of the idea overall, this is the greatest subscriber gift since the monster that was U22, and that's saying something.
sure, I love all those songs too, but like you said, it were released before... That said, I prefer the experience versions of Elevation and Even better than the real thing that the innocence versions.

Like you, I feel very lucky to have this gift, I'm a U2 fan since almost 3 decades now,
and the last 4 years, we've been given a lots of things :
- Songs of Innocence in 2014
- Innocence + Experience Tour 2015
- The Joshua Tree Tour 2017
- Songs of Experience in 2017
- Experience + Innocence Tour 2018

and I can feel 2019 will be a busy year too with:
- Innocence + Experience live double CD in 2019
- U2 cover of a T-Rex song
- World Tour in Australia, New Zealand, etc...
- The Joshua Tree tour live in Mexico Dvd
- Experience + Innocence live in Berlin Dvd
- and why not Songs of Ascent album...

There's so much to come. U2 worked with Eno and Lanois for this album, the band also worked with Rick Rubin and RedOne for two more records, which means U2 have at least 3 albums (with very different feels) under their sleeves.
U2 already have changed their way of touring lately, but I'm pretty sure that we'll have more albums in the near futur, and maybe less tours also. Time will tell... 
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: laoghaire on November 26, 2018, 08:05:19 AM
I want this.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: bass slap on November 26, 2018, 02:23:04 PM
Easy to forget how hard they worked on the innocence and experience albums. Delays, 're recordings, further delays, panicking over producers, ATYCLB pinned to the wall for inspiration.

What we got was a best of all the material they had in the bag. That was their attempt to make the best album they've ever made.

They're not sitting on their best stuff, waiting for a rainy day.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Argo on November 27, 2018, 10:01:37 PM
Would love to be wrong but it is a virtual certainty there wont be a new album for some time and any material previously worked on that hasn't seen the light of day wont be part of any album about to come out. There might be some material that is extensively re-worked into a future album but I don't expect a new album for probably 3 years from now when you factor in they probably want an extensive break and then they take forever once they do start recording. Best hope for some of the unused material is that it forms some sort of bonus material with the next greatest hits album they do or a subscribers release like Medium Rare & Unmastered (if I got the name right) from a few years back.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on November 28, 2018, 09:39:23 AM
I would actually love the 2020 gift to be another compilation of rarities, remixes and demos again. It'd be cool to see what they left on the table from the I&E sessions.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: BONO31 on December 01, 2018, 02:37:17 AM
If there's a tour in 2019, it'll be supporting an album.
And I doubt it'll be Joshua Tree again.

Adam Clayton expressed several time U2 had to figure out how to make stadium venue,
and mentions "Songs of Ascent" as an option.

Maybe, it will be another album (Rick Rubin sessions or RedOne sessions), but it would be more logical to release "Songs of Ascent", as it was part of the initial plan.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Gavin82 on December 02, 2018, 05:32:56 AM
Stadiums in Oz etc if it happens nx year the demand would be just insane
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on February 26, 2019, 11:04:45 PM
The first two downloads are available for anyone who preordered the 2 disc set. Great sound quality on the mixes.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Flashbax on February 27, 2019, 07:15:43 AM
The Little Things sounds really good!
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on March 02, 2019, 09:10:29 AM
Hereís my concern: they havenít released the track list, and a double album that encompasses two tours means thereís not enough room for two full sets. Theyíve only mentioned songs from the two albums the tours supported. Does this mean the set will only have the new songs? What about Acrobat? And the new version of NYD is on the record store day release...not included on this set, then?

I may yet subscribe to get the set, but Iím bracing myself to be disappointed when some songs arenít included.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on March 04, 2019, 08:59:36 PM
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Hereís my concern: they havenít released the track list, and a double album that encompasses two tours means thereís not enough room for two full sets. Theyíve only mentioned songs from the two albums the tours supported. Does this mean the set will only have the new songs? What about Acrobat? And the new version of NYD is on the record store day release...not included on this set, then?

I may yet subscribe to get the set, but Iím bracing myself to be disappointed when some songs arenít included.


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Oh well, had to buy it. Hoping they throw in Acrobat and a few older tracks.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on March 05, 2019, 08:31:11 AM
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Hereís my concern: they havenít released the track list, and a double album that encompasses two tours means thereís not enough room for two full sets. Theyíve only mentioned songs from the two albums the tours supported. Does this mean the set will only have the new songs? What about Acrobat? And the new version of NYD is on the record store day release...not included on this set, then?

I may yet subscribe to get the set, but Iím bracing myself to be disappointed when some songs arenít included.


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They will probably make us vote again, it will be contentious. Hopefully they give us the leftover as a download like they did on Edge's Picks.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: bwm231163 on March 12, 2019, 01:51:31 PM
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They will probably make us vote again, it will be contentious.

"iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" means "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE", and we're going to make a success of it!
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Number1U2fan on April 12, 2019, 11:22:08 AM
where is this gift!!!!! Does anyone know when they being shipped out??!?!?!??!!
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: JonD on April 12, 2019, 02:51:26 PM
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where is this gift!!!!! Does anyone know when they being shipped out??!?!?!??!!

Based off history I donít think it will be shipping anytime soon. I hope Iím wrong but there has been some seriously long delays for previous gifts. I really hope it comes out soon...with Acrobat.

Jon

Jon
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on April 16, 2019, 01:43:55 PM
I'm guessing we will start seeing it end of May early June. I hope earlier, but highly doubtful.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: dwaltman on April 28, 2019, 11:21:01 AM
I wonder how long the tracklist will be?  We have 4 songs to download now.  Excellent quality, imo.  Looking forward to the rest.  Sill waiting for that 2017 Joshua Tree film too.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Karmamalaga on May 28, 2019, 05:07:59 AM
U2.com has Always been a total failure to me. I have only used it to be able to try to secure a ticket, without a care in the World for their merchandice: do your sixty year old fans still need T-shirts?


It was the same during the Propaganda time. My father payed 270FRF in bank fees for my membership. I still hav the proof.


I am waiting for due merchandize, but instead of suing, I am Writing this down. Poof! I feel better!  :D
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: habib2343 on June 20, 2019, 12:58:30 PM
I'm still waiting for my gift- what on earth is going on ? Are they planning on releasing it just before the tour starts in November 2019...i just phoned customer support and they said the item is ' on hold' along with 6000 other people !!!

I could've asked for my money back but id rather have the album....the guy said he'll escalate it and then you don't hear anything...lads whats going on....ABEL, get on it....i want my live album set....
Title: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Tortuga on June 20, 2019, 03:21:51 PM
Honestly those club things (for any big and famous band, not just U2) just smack of fan abuse to me.  Paying for the opportunity to maybe get better seats?  Calling the ďpremiumĒ item a gift when youíre paying $50?  Never have understood how a big successful band making millions of dollars can do that to its fans.  For small struggling bands I get it.  Its an opportunity to be a patron of the arts.  Nothing wrong with that.  But bands like U2...kind of shameful in my opinion.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: kevtn43 on July 02, 2019, 10:03:05 AM
I can't wait to see and hear this
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jgrooms on July 08, 2019, 11:44:38 AM
You all realize Live Nation runs the fan club, not U2. 
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Tortuga on July 08, 2019, 06:52:26 PM
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You all realize Live Nation runs the fan club, not U2.

You realize that U2 contracted with Live Nation knowing full well how they operate.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jgrooms on July 09, 2019, 05:13:28 PM
You realize there aren't very many companies who manage fan clubs and it may actually be in U2's contract they have to use them.  It just seems everyone seems to think U2 sits around and is involved in the day to day operations of most of this stuff. Honestly, about they only thing they get involved with are things like, "what picture do you want on the cover of this fan album? Ok great, thanks Bono". 
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Tortuga on July 09, 2019, 09:39:28 PM
I think U2, being one of the most successful rock bands in history, could do the fan club any way they want to if they really cared about it.  Look at how Pearl Jam has taken control of their business in the interest of their fans.  I very much doubt U2 is as uninvolved in their business as you suggest.  They have in fact been known for being very saavy throughout their career, for example, their re-negotiation with Island in 1984.  They are not a popstar record label creation that does little more than choose photos.  This is a band that has had control of its business and created a minor industry.  Even outside the music business they have multiplied their wealth through investments such as Elevation Partners and real estate.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jgrooms on July 10, 2019, 04:18:25 PM
All I am saying is they are not involved in the mundane day-to-day details everyone is always complaining about on here.  Crappy customer service, slow shipping, etc.  Bono is not walking through the call center giving performance reviews.  The band give creative direction and move on to other things.  They aren't running these things day to day.  Could they set up their own?  Probably but it wouldn't be as cost effective and managing costs and investing wisely is how (as you pointed out) they have become wealthy on top of their music success.  And if there is one thing I have learned over the years about fans is that they are never all happy.  Someone is always all twisted up about something.  Personally, the fan club has its faults but I'm much more in favor of them outsourcing it (even if its crappier) so they can work on music, not dealing with fan club issues.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Tortuga on July 10, 2019, 06:51:40 PM
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All I am saying is they are not involved in the mundane day-to-day details everyone is always complaining about on here.  Crappy customer service, slow shipping, etc.  Bono is not walking through the call center giving performance reviews.  The band give creative direction and move on to other things.  They aren't running these things day to day.  Could they set up their own?  Probably but it wouldn't be as cost effective and managing costs and investing wisely is how (as you pointed out) they have become wealthy on top of their music success.  And if there is one thing I have learned over the years about fans is that they are never all happy.  Someone is always all twisted up about something.  Personally, the fan club has its faults but I'm much more in favor of them outsourcing it (even if its crappier) so they can work on music, not dealing with fan club issues.
My point was why do they do it at all.  Its a money grab taking advantage of people they so ďappreciateĒ for ďgiving them a great lifeĒ.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: habib2343 on July 15, 2019, 01:52:10 PM
They must be holding back to coincide with the Australiasian leg of the JT tour this fall....that said if they still don't release it by then, i want my money back...

disappointing Lads, disappointing....seems you'd rather i get my fix off youtube..
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on July 22, 2019, 11:56:22 AM
Yíall catch the full track list? Itís on the U2 website, but you need to log in as a member to see it.

If you wanted to only hear live versions of songs from the last two albums (and a couple of non-album tracks), youíll love it. If you were hoping for something like a live version of Acrobat, well, youíre not gonna be thrilled.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: dwaltman on July 22, 2019, 12:07:40 PM
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Yíall catch the full track list? Itís on the U2 website, but you need to log in as a member to see it.

If you wanted to only hear live versions of songs from the last two albums (and a couple of non-album tracks), youíll love it. If you were hoping for something like a live version of Acrobat, well, youíre not gonna be thrilled.


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I was thrilled until you reminded me that Acrobat wasn't on it.  Oh well, happy to have SOI and SOE live. 
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: The Fly on July 23, 2019, 09:44:28 AM
I have a feeling they'll use the other songs for a later gift. 2020 will be the older live tracks from I + E tours (Acrobat, Gloria, etc.). 2021 will be something with the Joshua Tree. Just my prediction.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: laoghaire on July 23, 2019, 08:05:58 PM
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Yíall catch the full track list? Itís on the U2 website, but you need to log in as a member to see it.

If you wanted to only hear live versions of songs from the last two albums (and a couple of non-album tracks), youíll love it. If you were hoping for something like a live version of Acrobat, well, youíre not gonna be thrilled.


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I was thrilled until you reminded me that Acrobat wasn't on it.  Oh well, happy to have SOI and SOE live.

This is me.

"I'm only interested in the SOI/E songs. I don't need another version of One or SBS."

"... oh wait, Acrobat? CRAP."

Wish they just stuck it on the E disc as a bonus track.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: ian ryan on July 23, 2019, 11:39:50 PM
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Yíall catch the full track list? Itís on the U2 website, but you need to log in as a member to see it.

If you wanted to only hear live versions of songs from the last two albums (and a couple of non-album tracks), youíll love it. If you were hoping for something like a live version of Acrobat, well, youíre not gonna be thrilled.


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I was thrilled until you reminded me that Acrobat wasn't on it.  Oh well, happy to have SOI and SOE live.

This is me.

"I'm only interested in the SOI/E songs. I don't need another version of One or SBS."

"... oh wait, Acrobat? CRAP."

Wish they just stuck it on the E disc as a bonus track.

They have been known to release bonus tracks as downloads on U2.com. Fingers crossed. Or better yet, finally release the e+i concert movie.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on July 24, 2019, 10:18:31 AM
I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Droo on July 24, 2019, 06:03:59 PM
Lucifer's Hands is the only SoI song they performed that isn't getting on the disc? Bummer. I thought it was great in Montreal when they debuted it. Certainly better than the wobbly Crystal Ballroom.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Argo on July 24, 2019, 07:59:44 PM
Happy to have this but a shame there aren't more songs. The 360 Tour version of this was/is awesome and is something like 40 tracks. Hopefully there are some extra downloads, primarily Acrobat of course. But why make us wait what will be many more months to get a physical CD. Let us download it now. Not sure I have anything to play a CD on anymore. I seriously cant remember the last CD I bought or played. Use as a drinks coaster maybe.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: ian ryan on July 24, 2019, 10:00:16 PM
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I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.

To be fair, they did release the new version of NYD on the Europa EP, so they may think that's been taken care of.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on July 25, 2019, 01:30:35 AM
Happy to hear the track list. Pretty clear that it would include only songs from SOI and SOE. I was afraid that it would not include songs that were only played a couple of times. But where is Lucifer's Hands?  Why excluded? Hopefully it  will be offered as a bonus download.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on July 25, 2019, 04:54:01 PM
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I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.

To be fair, they did release the new version of NYD on the Europa EP, so they may think that's been taken care of.

I know they released it for RSD, but it doesnít help those of us who donít have a turntable. Iím all for releasing rare vinyl for collectors who want physical stuff, but Iíd buy the download in a heartbeat if they offered it.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on July 26, 2019, 12:13:45 PM
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I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.

To be fair, they did release the new version of NYD on the Europa EP, so they may think that's been taken care of.

I know they released it for RSD, but it doesnít help those of us who donít have a turntable. Iím all for releasing rare vinyl for collectors who want physical stuff, but Iíd buy the download in a heartbeat if they offered it.


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Completely agree with all of this. I even have a turntable, but would gladly buy the download since I listen more to stuff on my phone or in my car than sitting down on my couch to pile into a record that really I just want to hear one song.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Panama Jack on July 30, 2019, 09:56:58 PM
This is a complete stab in the dark, but is there anyone who has subscribed to U2.com who will get these CDs but doesn't want them?  I don't want to shell out $50, but I'd be happy to pay something for them. Please pm me if this is a possibility.   
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on August 01, 2019, 08:26:23 PM
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This is a complete stab in the dark, but is there anyone who has subscribed to U2.com who will get these CDs but doesn't want them?  I don't want to shell out $50, but I'd be happy to pay something for them. Please pm me if this is a possibility.   

They will show up on eBay and discogs.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: ian ryan on August 03, 2019, 10:24:09 AM
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I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.

To be fair, they did release the new version of NYD on the Europa EP, so they may think that's been taken care of.

I know they released it for RSD, but it doesnít help those of us who donít have a turntable. Iím all for releasing rare vinyl for collectors who want physical stuff, but Iíd buy the download in a heartbeat if they offered it.


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I agree 100%, but I donít think thatís how the band view it. I remember someone asking Bono why they didnít release more live albums, and he responded that they think that their concert videos are their live albums. I think the band take a more holistic view to their releases. If they release a song or performance, theyíve released it in their mind. It doesnít matter if itís vinyl or video or downloaded or whatever. Theyíve released it. I would love for them to release all their art in as many forms as possible, but I donít think thatís how they view it.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on August 03, 2019, 11:25:12 AM
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I'm never mad at an officially released live U2 album, but I can't say I'm not disappointed by not seeing Acrobat, the new version of New Year's Day, 40 or Bad on here. Here's to hoping they give us a follow up like they did with 360 tour fan club release.

To be fair, they did release the new version of NYD on the Europa EP, so they may think that's been taken care of.

I know they released it for RSD, but it doesnít help those of us who donít have a turntable. Iím all for releasing rare vinyl for collectors who want physical stuff, but Iíd buy the download in a heartbeat if they offered it.


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I agree 100%, but I donít think thatís how the band view it. I remember someone asking Bono why they didnít release more live albums, and he responded that they think that their concert videos are their live albums. I think the band take a more holistic view to their releases. If they release a song or performance, theyíve released it in their mind. It doesnít matter if itís vinyl or video or downloaded or whatever. Theyíve released it. I would love for them to release all their art in as many forms as possible, but I donít think thatís how they view it.

And thatís fair. I especially understand the idea that the video releases take care of the ďliveĒ itch fans may have. I just donít particularly like the idea of releasing audio on vinyl only. Itís their prerogative to do so, but I tend to view vinyl as more of a packaging/fetishist interest. Give the folks that experience who want itóI consider myself more a fan of the music, not the physical package that contains it. A download available on iTunes or their own website could easily satisfy those of us who want to enjoy the music without having to buy a turntable to do so. Peter Gabriel recently did that with his ďRated PGĒ compilation, which was also a RSD vinyl release. Just my two cents, though.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on September 13, 2019, 04:59:53 PM
HAHA! Just got the "gift is delayed" email today. This is about to be the 2020 subscriber gift.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on October 22, 2019, 03:54:02 PM
Anybody get their subscriber gift yet? 
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: miryclay on October 24, 2019, 03:11:15 AM
Nada!
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on October 29, 2019, 05:25:41 PM
Just received a shipping notice via email.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on October 30, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
Same. I wish there was a link that you could go to and see shipping progress. But hoping it arrives this week as I got my shipping confirmation last Friday.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: johno11 on October 30, 2019, 04:18:51 PM
Just received a shipping notice via email. I'm in Australia  :)
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Mark72 on October 30, 2019, 05:23:10 PM
Got My UK shipping notice!  :)
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on November 01, 2019, 07:47:23 AM
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Same. I wish there was a link that you could go to and see shipping progress. But hoping it arrives this week as I got my shipping confirmation last Friday.

I received mine yesterday. It includes a UPS link to track shipping progress.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on November 01, 2019, 05:55:27 PM
Received. Really didnít expect it to be that size! Itíll have to go on a shelf somewhere.

I ripped it, will probably play tomorrow.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: singnomore on November 01, 2019, 10:35:11 PM
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Received. Really didnít expect it to be that size! Itíll have to go on a shelf somewhere.

I ripped it, will probably play tomorrow.


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As in itís big or small??
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on November 02, 2019, 07:11:28 AM
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Received. Really didnít expect it to be that size! Itíll have to go on a shelf somewhere.

I ripped it, will probably play tomorrow.


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As in itís big or small??

Big! At least bigger than a typical CD set. None of the images Iíd seen made the size apparent. Itís not gonna fit in my CD boxes.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on November 02, 2019, 08:15:52 AM
First impression of the audio: I kind of wish theyíd just recorded a straight show (or 2)...Iím not a big fan of each track fading out/in.

The sound itself is good though. A few songs in, and Iíd never have known it was recorded over different shows/tours/years.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Johnny Feathers on November 02, 2019, 09:09:54 AM
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First impression of the audio: I kind of wish theyíd just recorded a straight show (or 2)...Iím not a big fan of each track fading out/in.

The sound itself is good though. A few songs in, and Iíd never have known it was recorded over different shows/tours/years.


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Also, I think thereís an argument to be made that the track lists of each disc improve on those of the studio albums. It would be interesting to adjust the studio albums to match.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: singnomore on November 02, 2019, 01:29:58 PM
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Received. Really didnít expect it to be that size! Itíll have to go on a shelf somewhere.

I ripped it, will probably play tomorrow.


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As in itís big or small??

Big! At least bigger than a typical CD set. None of the images Iíd seen made the size apparent. Itís not gonna fit in my CD boxes.


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Ah right - Iíve seen some images but size isnít obvious - thanks
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: NotComingDown on November 02, 2019, 10:21:35 PM
Got it today. Beautiful physical package. 20+ pages of photos. Audio quality is great. Some great versions of these songs. But...

Crystal Ballroom is edited. ~a minute was cut, the Miss You snippet and banter-y bits.
On 13, Bono is pitch-corrected to hell. Like, Rose Bowl MLK bad.

So as a package, thing this is nice. As a document of these shows, it's rubbish.

[edit] actually, Crystal Ballroom is a frankensteined nightmare. On the original show (July 14th, Boston, the one this allegedly is), the Miss You snippet was the outro. On this, they actually spliced on the outro from the Chicago performance. I'm NOT kidding.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: laoghaire on November 03, 2019, 05:24:57 AM
I haven't heard it yet.

I don't know how sad I am about Bono blather being edited out. Sounds like a win to me.

Pitch correction sucks. Did he not ever sing 13 decently? I mean, having bad nights is fine, but surely they had one decent performance? I heard it live but I couldn't tell you how well he sang it for my show. (It was theatrically beautiful though).
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: parkman on November 04, 2019, 11:00:55 AM
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I haven't heard it yet.

I don't know how sad I am about Bono blather being edited out. Sounds like a win to me.

Pitch correction sucks. Did he not ever sing 13 decently? I mean, having bad nights is fine, but surely they had one decent performance? I heard it live but I couldn't tell you how well he sang it for my show. (It was theatrically beautiful though).

Sounds like he sang it pretty well to me! This is a fan recording of that same performance https://youtu.be/XSqwOmRu4nw
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on November 07, 2019, 05:40:22 AM
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Got it today. Beautiful physical package. 20+ pages of photos. Audio quality is great. Some great versions of these songs. But...

Crystal Ballroom is edited. ~a minute was cut, the Miss You snippet and banter-y bits.
On 13, Bono is pitch-corrected to hell. Like, Rose Bowl MLK bad.

So as a package, thing this is nice. As a document of these shows, it's rubbish.

[edit] actually, Crystal Ballroom is a frankensteined nightmare. On the original show (July 14th, Boston, the one this allegedly is), the Miss You snippet was the outro. On this, they actually spliced on the outro from the Chicago performance. I'm NOT kidding.
I was just listening to the Crystal Ballroom downloaded from u2.com since my gift hasn't arrived as yet. It really sounds great. I haven't heard the original recordings from Chicago or Boston and I won't bother to search for them. I can't tell if it's edited or not. As long as the end result sounds great that's all it matters to me. I still hope for Lucifer's Hands as a bonus track.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: shorne on November 11, 2019, 05:53:10 PM
go it.  like it.  But they ruined Crystal Ballroom.  i was at that show... what they put on the cd is an edited piece of sh**e that does in now way resemble the experience had on the night of July 14, 2015.  sadly, this was the track i was looking forward to.  ugh.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on November 24, 2019, 03:56:22 AM
Finally received it. I had started believing that it would be the size of U22 but it is just the size of a 7 inch vinyl. It is beautiful. No need to listen to the CDs as I have already listened all songs downloaded from U2.com. In my playlist I have added Ordinary Love from the Tonight Show and Luciferís Hands, live from Chicago.  So, the collection is now complete!
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: AchtungPop on November 25, 2019, 10:06:14 AM
How long did it take everyone to get theirs after the e-mail? My e-mail came a month ago. I moved in late July and it was sent to my old address (even though I updated my address before it was shipped, they sent it to my old one). My mail is forwarded, so hopefully it comes.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: superdragtn on November 25, 2019, 12:51:33 PM
The same thing has happened to me three times.  Luckily one time the post office forwarded it since it was shipped with USPS.  It took a little while longer and I had to pay additional postage.  The latest one was shipped via UPS but luckily I had just moved to a different apartment in the same complex so the apartment office was able to intercept it.  I don't think UPS is aware of address forwarding with USPS so you might want to try to contact whoever is living at your old place.  From what I can tell, whatever address you have listed at the time you sign up for renewal of your membership is the one they'll ship the fan club gift to no matter how soon thereafter you update your address.

You could also contact Customer Service.  One time they just sent me another one but it was the lithograph year so I don't think there was high demand.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: habib2343 on November 26, 2019, 03:36:58 PM
now the highlights from ie/ei have been released, what ablout live album of all the other tracks from theri career that they played over the last 4 years ?

Title 'In between Innocence and Experieince'

Disc 1.
1. The Electric Co
2. Gloria
3. I Will Follow
4. Vertigo
5. Sunday Bloody Sunday ( JT version )
6. New Years Day ( JT)
7.Until the End of the World
8. Magnificent
9.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
10. Stay
11. Dirty Day


Disc 2.
1. Beautiful Day
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Exit
5. Acrobat
6. Bullet the Blue Sky (JT)
7. Even Better Than The Real Thing
8.Mysterious Ways
9. One
10.Elevation
11. One Tree Hill

Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: hollywoodswag on November 29, 2019, 11:27:49 AM
A bunch of those were on U22. I'd add A Sort of Homecoming, Running to Stand Still, Trip Through Your Wires, Mothers of the Disappeared, All Because of You, Desire, and Staring At the Sun, and I'd pull I Will Follow (there are hordes of live versions of it already), Magnificent (U22's version is spectacular), Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, The Fly, One, and probably Until the End of the World or Mysterious Ways. I know there are several versions of Vertigo and Elevation, but they seem to tinker with the arrangements enough to keep them fresh (I'd use the E&I version of Elevation with the Influx remix intro).
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: jc619er on December 09, 2019, 10:37:56 AM
Even though they did a few things wrong on this release, I like it overall. Sound quality is great and nice to have quality live versions of the new songs. Now just hoping that they do like U22 and the next fan club release is the songs from the two tours that they left off this. Another Edge's picks.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: K2 on December 18, 2019, 06:53:46 PM
I just got an email saying that my subscription finishes in 30 days. "Re-subscribe today and pay $40 instead of $50 to receive a copy of the limited edition double CD set iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live, 2015 & 2018."

However, they had already notified me in October 2019 that the 2CD set was shipped.... to my old address! I contacted them at that time by phone and asked them to ship to the correct address and forgot all about it - until I got the renewal email today.

Given how little help being a member has been in obtaining tickets - and the likelihood that they won't tour again until they release another album, so it could be years - maybe I won't renew (gasp!) but it would be nice to at least get the 2019 gift.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on December 19, 2019, 04:29:37 AM
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Given how little help being a member has been in obtaining tickets - and the likelihood that they won't tour again until they release another album, so it could be years - maybe I won't renew (gasp!) but it would be nice to at least get the 2019 gift.
My subscription expires in a couple of days and I don't plan to renew until a new interesting gift for 2020 is announced.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Tortuga on December 19, 2019, 07:35:34 AM
Could we please just stop calling it a gift?  Itís a $50 CD.


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Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: pan360 on December 19, 2019, 09:13:52 AM
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Could we please just stop calling it a gift?  Itís a $50 CD.


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Not always a cdÖ also a vinyl, book, poster, etc. So, letís just call it a subscription baitÖ
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Zimmy1987 on December 19, 2019, 10:55:10 AM
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I just got an email saying that my subscription finishes in 30 days. "Re-subscribe today and pay $40 instead of $50 to receive a copy of the limited edition double CD set iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live, 2015 & 2018."

However, they had already notified me in October 2019 that the 2CD set was shipped.... to my old address! I contacted them at that time by phone and asked them to ship to the correct address and forgot all about it - until I got the renewal email today.

Given how little help being a member has been in obtaining tickets - and the likelihood that they won't tour again until they release another album, so it could be years - maybe I won't renew (gasp!) but it would be nice to at least get the 2019 gift.

U2.com presented a solution when I reached out to them.

"So sorry for the confusion but you can renew you can renew your membership and then you can reach out to us to have your account added to a tracker when the new 2020 gift has been announced. This will allow us to ship the 2020 gift when it becomes available for shipping."
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Karmamalaga on January 04, 2020, 04:51:18 AM
Hi 64ac30,
I checked my unread messages and clicked "subscriber gift".
Now tell me: what is the gift from you to me?
From me, I suggest that you listen to "From Me To You" by the Beatles.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Billy Rhythm on January 09, 2020, 04:30:23 PM
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Could we please just stop calling it a gift?  Itís a $50 CD

lol...

for those wanting to spend the $50 elsewhere, here's a youtube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRZolcNDJ5E  sound quality is pretty good but needs more bottom end, in my opinion...  Adam should be louder...  the two discs seem to compliment each other better than the two respective studio albums that they document...  the songs flow together much better without the ridiculous version of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' or tired versions of 'Bullet The Blue Sky', that were performed on the tours...

The Edge had commented on how the 'iNNOCENCE' songs "sounded more masculine live" while discussing why they went back into the studio (without Bono at first) to rework the 'eXPERIENCE' album before release and this document displays exactly what he was talking about...  except, I don't think that it rings true for the 'eXPERIENCE' tracks which, in my opinion, sound beefier on the album...  most notably 'Lights of Home', among others...:-)

Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: K2 on February 05, 2020, 07:43:00 PM
Just realized it's February 5 and I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND a 2019 Subscriber Gift in my mailbox. I have had correspondence from support@U2.com and customer_support@ticketmaster.com going back and forth since October 28 and still no gift. So while everyone is talking about what a gorgeous package it is... and whether Bono's voice is autotuned beyond recognition... I still don't have it. (Meanwhile, they are trying to get me to re-up for 2020. As if!)

Have to say it's annoying... I will not re-subscribe. I am trying not to let this unpleasant experience with the so-called "fan" club overlap into my feelings about the band and its music.
Title: Re: 2019 subscriber gift
Post by: Voldemar on February 13, 2020, 01:44:19 AM
Totally agree - https://www.atu2.com/news/column-off-the-record-vol-20-784.html (https://www.atu2.com/news/column-off-the-record-vol-20-784.html)
I still haven't recieved my 2CD gift since November 05, 2019 when it was shipped.
They (orderhelp@u2.com) also gave me a tracking number of the parcel, and this number was incorrect: "UPS could not locate the shipment details for this tracking number".
I asked about my parcel via u2.com/help on February 03, 2020, and still no responce.
My subscription expires on February 29, 2020, so if I don't get my 2CD or responce from u2.com till that date - I won't renew subscription.
I better buy a U2.com gift at Discogs.com or Ebay where sellers provide much better shipping service.
If U2 goes on tour - maybe I will pay 50 usd for a new subscription... maybe not... but I guess this can happen no earlier than 2021-2022... so I better save 40-80-120 usd for myself.

UPD 28.02.2020:
Today got an email from support@u2.com
"Hello,
Our sincerest apologies that your membership packet has yet to reach you!
We realize that you have been patiently waiting for quite some time so we are having another membership packet mailed out to you.
Could we trouble you to confirm your mailing address so that we can ensure that we have the correct address on file?
We will reship your package as soon as we hear back from you!
Current Shipping address: [my address].
Thanks so very much for your patience!
Please let us know if you have any questions or we can be of any further assistance at all.   
Sincerely, U2.com Team"
So I confirmed my postal address and now waiting again.
Good that U2.com Team finally answered after 2 my requests and promised to reship the gift.

UPD 02.03.2020:
Today got another email from support@u2.com:
"We have submitted a request to have your gift reshipped.
Please note that we are currently waiting to receive more inventory,
so shipping will unfortunately be delayed.
Once your gift is shipped, you will receive an email notification."
 ::)


UPD 17.05.2020:
Finally got it today (the reshipped one) !  8)