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Title: New possible release date
Post by: Caleb8844 on October 16, 2008, 07:25:04 AM
I forget what site was reporting it, but someone was reporting that U2's new album will be released in early March, and the best part is....... IT'S A DOUBLE ALBUM :o!!! I was still holding out hope that it would be released in January or February, but if it really is a double album, I'd be cool with waiting a little longer.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mariamontreal on October 16, 2008, 08:48:45 AM
Where did you hear that ? That would be great if it is a double album . ::)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on October 16, 2008, 08:56:33 AM
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I forget what site was reporting it, but someone was reporting that U2's new album will be released in early March, and the best part is....... IT'S A DOUBLE ALBUM :o!!! I was still holding out hope that it would be released in January or February, but if it really is a double album, I'd be cool with waiting a little longer.

that would be great!!
but I sincerely doubt that their next album could be double!!! My guess is that we'll be getting loads of b-sides along with the singles...
and they better release the album earlier!! March is way too far away!!!
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Caleb8844 on October 16, 2008, 09:50:49 AM
I heard this rumor on a Dutch site. Apparently they are generally right when it comes to this kind of thing. As for the double album, as someone pointed out on another forum, Danny Lanois said he was mixing half of the album. The only way that would make sense is if he was mixing one disk of a double album. The Dutch site is also selling pre-orders of the album for $19.99.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: silvrlvr on October 16, 2008, 10:17:55 AM
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I forget what site was reporting it, but someone was reporting that U2's new album will be released in early March, and the best part is....... IT'S A DOUBLE ALBUM :o!!! I was still holding out hope that it would be released in January or February, but if it really is a double album, I'd be cool with waiting a little longer.

Can you please try to track down a link so that we can check it out? Other sites consider AtU2 to be an expert source on U2, and if you start a rumor like this, it's going to travel.

I checked out the "pre-order" rumor, and all I could find was that HMV had (emphasis on HAD) taken pre-orders for "No Line On The Horizon" when it was due Nov. 18, but is no longer accepting them. There is no other site accepting pre-orders for a 2009 release that I could find through a Google search.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Caleb8844 on October 16, 2008, 10:28:58 AM
Here's the link : http://www.freerecordshop.nl/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/FreeRecordShop-FRS_B2C_NL-Site/nl_NL/-/EUR/ViewFas-Detail;pgid=f15GkYdOf1BSR0g8ozFe_GDF0000BrMHJRq_?fh_Params=fh_secondid%3D8842881%26fh_location%3D%252f%252ffrs%252fnl_NL%252f_shop%253e%257bfreerecordshop%257d%252fcategories%253c%257bfrs_01%257d%252f%20artiest%253d%257b446371%257d%253asecondid%7E9182082%2110.0%26fh_view%3Ddetail%26fh_reftheme%3Dpromo_122899053%252cdetail%252c%252f%252ffrs%252fnl_NL%252f%2524s%253dunder%255cu0020a%255cu0020blood%255c%20u0020red%255cu0020sky%252f_shop%253e%257bfreerecordshop%257d%252fcategories%253c%257bfrs_01%257d%26fh_refview%3Ddetail%26&SubCat=01 
   It says it is being released 1/3/09, which either means Jan 3rd. of March 1st. I don't speak Dutch, but someone on another forum who I assume does speak it said that somewhere it says it is a double album.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: matam on October 16, 2008, 10:45:00 AM
Double album !!!!  :o  that would be great, but ....Maaaarch !!!!  >:(   I don't want to wait that looong.  Although I'm not so sure whether that source is reliable.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Alex on October 16, 2008, 11:42:53 AM
Do.....du....bla.....gah! Can't fully grasp the implications of a ....2 cd album  :o :o :o

I mean.....2 cd :o *faints*

March is ok though, as long as they kick the tour in early july :D
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Malachi on October 16, 2008, 11:55:17 AM
A possible Double Album. Man that would be so cool. U2 are at a stage now were they can really start experimenting. (Not doing it for just money as an example). Not that they do. ;)

As long as the quality is top noch I am happy. I have faith. 
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Starrlight on October 16, 2008, 12:00:01 PM
For a double I could stand the wait.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Northern Star on October 16, 2008, 01:03:41 PM
Yeah it would be worth the wait for a double album.  Someone told me they heard the tour would start in July/August, that would fit in with a March release.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Falling At Your Feet on October 16, 2008, 02:00:18 PM
The word "Aantal" means number, as in, number of discs, so it's saying it's a one cd album not a double CD.

Hower it's always possible it's a long album, like R & H was.

The bottom line is no one really knows for sure at this point, it's one rumour after another.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: adam1 on October 16, 2008, 04:41:06 PM
It should really be a double. They have been working on the new CD for about two years now. When I say double, I mean 20 quality songs. This would constitue a double in the days of vinyl.

They said they scrapped most of the stuff they did with Rick Rubin. I can't beleive that, I mean they worked with him for nearly a year and kept saying the sessions were going well. They have now been working with Lanois and Eno for a year and have said they have 50 -60 songs to choose from. Releasing a single album and then just putting out sub standard B sides out won't be good enough.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: bonovox66 on October 16, 2008, 05:23:57 PM
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It should really be a double. They have been working on the new CD for about two years now. When I say double, I mean 20 quality songs. This would constitue a double in the days of vinyl.

They said they scrapped most of the stuff they did with Rick Rubin. I can't beleive that, I mean they worked with him for nearly a year and kept saying the sessions were going well. They have now been working with Lanois and Eno for a year and have said they have 50 -60 songs to choose from. Releasing a single album and then just putting out sub standard B sides out won't be good enough.

I wouldn't hold my breath on a double album. U2 is famous for scrapping tons of material they worked really hard on only to start all over again. After the one- two punch of Achtung and Zooropa, I don't see anything like that output being done again. We had to wait 4 years after Zooropa for POP. ATYCLB was quite a wait too. After the Elevation tour Bono said they had written enough songs for a new album already. Only to have scrapped everything and make us wait for another 4 plus years. As soon as they came off the Vertigo tour he said the same thing. U2 has been working on this album off and on for more than two years. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they scratched all their efforts and pushed the release date back again.

Don't get me wrong, I would more than welcome a double album. But the Oracle says "Not Likely".
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: coolbluereason on October 16, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
Ooh, i would love a double album! i think it's highly unlikely though, so i'm not going to get my hopes up.

As for the release date, they keep pushing it back. October, November, February and now March? come on guys make up your mind! is it finished or even close to being finished?!?

~A~
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: whitewave on October 16, 2008, 07:48:27 PM
February/March- wonderful!
Double album-- I find hard to believe.  Nice idea, but.........
Might want to check more sources before this rumor goes too far.
I still stand by the fact that the last tour ended in 2006 and they are right on time.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: spanner on October 17, 2008, 02:19:37 AM
on the national radio station over here in the uk,they have mentioned the new u2 album a few times and that they are expecting it in spring of 2009 ,which would tie in with what has been said in this thread !
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: drewbee on October 17, 2008, 02:52:01 AM
If it's not gonna be a double - which doesn't seem likely, at least make it 15-16 songs instead. Over 70 minutes of music sounds good to me.

With the comment about "mixing half the album", maybe another person is mixing the other half instead, like Steve Lillywhite or Brian Eno. I keep thinking for making an impact early in the year to be January 1 2009. Imagine the first week of 2009, you have new U2 music. Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: thijst on October 17, 2008, 05:19:24 AM
Well I am Dutch and there is nothing on that page that even remotely hints at a double album. On the contrary, even ... the number "1" behind "aantal" claims there will be 1 CD. Check RHCP's "Stadium Arcadium" for instance. This is a double album, and the number behin "aantal" is 2:

http://www.freerecordshop.nl/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/FreeRecordShop-FRS_B2C_NL-Site/nl_NL/-/EUR/ViewFas-Detail;pgid=evdgbouH2oRSR0E796_lw6NI0000O1iPY2QG?fh_Params=method%3DgetAll%26fh_search%3Dstadium%2Barcadium%26fh_secondid%3D7059612%26fh_lister_pos%3D0%26fh_location%3D%252f%252ffrs%252fnl_NL%252f_shop%253e%257bfreerecordshop%257d%26fh_eds%3D%25c3%259f%26fh_refview%3Dsearch%26fh_reftheme%3D10&SubCat=01
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: adam1 on October 17, 2008, 09:47:52 AM
What happened with the Rick Rubin period ? They made a bold move, got in a new producer in and made statements about going into a new direction. Then made statements about how well things were going. But then sacked Rubin after a year and got back with Eno and Lanois. If the year spent with Rick Rubin did'nt produce anything it must be because they were'nt trying hard enough. It's doubtful that Rubin was too weird as he is not known for that. Why wait a year before deciding things were'nt working ?

If they have produced 60 odd songs as Bono recently claimed, but only release a single CD, does that mean the other 48 songs were no good ?

I can't see the new CD being much different to the last couple. It's the same production team, it's once again taking ages to finish etc. A different direction CD would be spending a couple of months writing, recording and releasing a Zooropa like CD, or releasing a double CD. Or not touring for a few years so they can record dozens of new songs, just like the Beatles did between 1966-1970.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Caleb8844 on October 17, 2008, 10:13:51 AM
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Well I am Dutch and there is nothing on that page that even remotely hints at a double album. On the contrary, even ... the number "1" behind "aantal" claims there will be 1 CD. Check RHCP's "Stadium Arcadium" for instance. This is a double album, and the number behin "aantal" is 2:

http://www.freerecordshop.nl/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/FreeRecordShop-FRS_B2C_NL-Site/nl_NL/-/EUR/ViewFas-Detail;pgid=evdgbouH2oRSR0E796_lw6NI0000O1iPY2QG?fh_Params=method%3DgetAll%26fh_search%3Dstadium%2Barcadium%26fh_secondid%3D7059612%26fh_lister_pos%3D0%26fh_location%3D%252f%252ffrs%252fnl_NL%252f_shop%253e%257bfreerecordshop%257d%26fh_eds%3D%25c3%259f%26fh_refview%3Dsearch%26fh_reftheme%3D10&SubCat=01

Oh.... someone on another forum said that the article said it would be a double. Crap, I got my hopes up for nothing :(
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: fresno dave on October 17, 2008, 02:13:56 PM
Caleb et al:

a quick check on date format on the Dutch site confirms it means March, not January
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Schipper-ahoy on October 18, 2008, 04:43:18 PM
I have to dissapoint you all...

the website (www.freerecordshop.nl) DOES notice when it's a double-cd like the boy-remaster.
Unfortunality, it says that the new album is a single album. They can be wrong, but it's not true that it is going to be a double-cd
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: edgefan89 on October 19, 2008, 02:07:17 AM
Hahah won't all the 'U2 dont care about their fans, they arent recording, they are off living the high life, they should be doing what I want them to do' fans be eating their words if a double album came out ;D!
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Alex on October 19, 2008, 02:34:30 AM
B..B..But a double cd sounded so sexy  :'(

Who knows maybe someone working with the band sees this topic and decides 'Hey I should tell them about this awesome 2 cd idea...'

 :D
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: InThisHeartland on October 19, 2008, 10:33:45 AM
yeah i wish it would be 2cd, but the website has the word "dubbel" with all the cds that are double discs, (remasters, etc) and it is not with the new cd. plus there is a price difference between the listed new album and the double disc albums. maybe they will make a R&H type, long cd. we can all hope that they will make it longer than the standard 12 track cd, though.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: HBK-79 on October 19, 2008, 11:20:01 AM
Awesome.

This will be the first time that U2 released a record in the spring since...well...Pop. :P
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: p8ru2 on October 19, 2008, 11:57:45 AM
I think the news of an album party in Halfmoon Bay is a pretty strong indication that the album release is coming REALLY SOON!  YAY!   :D  As for db album... I'd doubt that, and I'd prefer a strong one disk album. 
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: whitewave on October 19, 2008, 08:58:40 PM
Hey P8!
Looks promising, but it was actually a corporate meeting/party for Elevation Partners.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: binary_code on October 20, 2008, 04:06:47 PM
March?? Is the album ever going to be finished? Or maybe they enjoy making this album so much that that's what they want to continue doing for the next 10 years..!
Since I'm a fairly new fan (since 2005), this will, for me, be the first new U2 album I experience, ever! And I feel like I really have to dig deep for my patience now.. It better be good (which I'm pretty darn sure it is already!)

As for the Bono quote that 50-60 new songs have been recorded -that isn't necessary 50 independent songs, you think? It might as well be plenty of the likes of Native Son and Vertigo, which is approximately the same thing.
Anyway, they ought to be having more than enough material now, for a ... :-X double album...
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: coolbluereason on October 20, 2008, 06:25:58 PM
just because they have produced 50 - 60 songs doesnt mean that all the songs are awesome and will be included. U2 work so slowly that you never know.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mstevensmcs on October 20, 2008, 10:13:24 PM
Part of me wonders if they are storing up songs for more than one album, or have been unable to finish off ideas that sounded good at first blush, but then didn't pan out. I was surprised to hear that they dumped almost all of the stuff from the Fez sessions..that gave me pause, and Eno and Lanois were completely silent after that news broke. We're bumping up against the start of a tour now, so I'd think we'd be hearing the single very soon.
   Just so you know, I'm one of @U2's podcast producers, and did call the restaurant in half moon bay during the party last week-heard a snippet of one of the new songs ,that sounded similar to Coldplay's "The Scientist" (no, it wasn't actually "scientist"-a track I know well) A long intro or bridge section in which Edge's guitar was quite prominent was playing in the background, no vocals, no drums. It was a sweet midtempo ballad-hopefully I'll be able to confirm which song it was in March when the record finally comes out. This is actually the second time this has happened to me. The first was in 86'. I was in Dublin and heard a led-zeppelinesque track blasting out of a window at Windmill Lane....you guessed it, it later turned out to be "bullet".
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: alex.found.pete.the.chop on October 20, 2008, 11:14:24 PM
U2 was in Half Moon Bay?  The one in California?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFly on October 21, 2008, 06:41:22 AM
I'm dubious that it is a double album. I think something like that needs to be confirmed by the band as a whole unit.

Having said that, maybe it would make sense as they've continued to write material for the record.

I think we need to wait and see ...

I certainly hope it isn't going to be March though.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mstevensmcs on October 21, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
Bono and Edge were in half moon bay,california last week-the story is on the main page, they threw a secret dinner party for elevation partners and played a few songs after taking questions from a moderator. An @U2 staffer managed to get down to the restaurant but couldn't get in, I called the restaurant at around the same time and heard the music in the background-wish I had recorded it, could have transcribed the guitar part...oh well, it all happened very quickly.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mariamontreal on October 21, 2008, 11:49:43 AM
If the album is out in March , when would they start touring ?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: B-Wood on October 21, 2008, 02:02:22 PM
Going by the releases of HTDAAB and ATYCLB and then seeing when the tours started, I would guess July or August.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: p8ru2 on October 22, 2008, 09:51:34 AM
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Hey P8!
Looks promising, but it was actually a corporate meeting/party for Elevation Partners.

@U2 news reported it was hosted by Elevation Partners but was an "album party".   ;)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: edgefan89 on October 22, 2008, 10:31:35 AM
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If the album is out in March , when would they start touring ?

I would not think before middle of June. probably well into July.
U2 like to have a good solid 3 months rehearsal for the tour.....
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: ChoriU2 on October 22, 2008, 01:02:25 PM
March?? Come on!! I really canīt wait to have a new U2 album!!

Are any rumors on how long does the new tour can go? Is going to be like Elevation, only Europe and USA or like Vertigo, a World Tour?

Iīm from Mexico and have to save money to go to see them to USA... I saw them in the San Diego Kick off!!
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Edges Les Paul on October 22, 2008, 08:27:40 PM
So...I would be disappointed if they didn't start touring till late summer. I was really hoping to see them while I was in France next semester and then next winter back in the States. Helas, maybe I'll road trip it to see them twice in the US?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Alex on October 22, 2008, 09:12:56 PM
Hmm...if we'll have the album in march, when will we have a single or something?  :-\
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on October 24, 2008, 03:21:41 PM
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What happened with the Rick Rubin period ? [...] It's doubtful that Rubin was too weird as he is not known for that.

If anything, Rubin's not weird enough nowadays. He's not exactly a bad producer (see the hip-hop projects), but some of the stuff he's produced in recent years has been a bit flat and dull instead of sparse and tense (I'm being totally opinionated here, but I think it was an added part of the trainwreck that was RHCP's Stadium Arcadium). Taking a year is maybe excessive, but given the time needed for U2 to do things nowadays it maybe takes a year to figure out exactly how well things are going.

Some bands, of course, just tend(ed) to fit with certain producers really well, i.e. Radiohead with Nigel Godrich, or Joy Division with Martin Hannett. I don't think the Eno/Lanois matchup automatically means safe music either - they're the producers of both The Joshua Tree and the ZooTV era.

As for the double album thing, if they're going for longer releases they'll almost certainly split it into two albums - given the precedents of Achtung Baby/Zooropa, Load/ReLoad, Kid A/Amnesiac etc., it's just the done thing nowadays. An actual double album nowadays is quite the throwdown; it'd be brave even if the album content was simply HTDAAB twice over.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: adam1 on October 24, 2008, 04:20:48 PM
How many minutes is on a standard CD these days, 70 ? If they fill up a single CD with quality music that would be great. Mind you, one of the last big band to fill up 70 minutes was the over produced 'Oasis' album 'Be Here Now' which got a bit of a scalding.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 24, 2008, 07:51:33 PM
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   Just so you know, I'm one of @U2's podcast producers, and did call the restaurant in half moon bay during the party last week-heard a snippet of one of the new songs ,that sounded similar to Coldplay's "The Scientist" (no, it wasn't actually "scientist"-a track I know well) A long intro or bridge section in which Edge's guitar was quite prominent was playing in the background, no vocals, no drums. It was a sweet midtempo ballad-hopefully I'll be able to confirm which song it was in March when the record finally comes out.

What did you think of it? (the song)  :P
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on October 24, 2008, 07:57:40 PM
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How many minutes is on a standard CD these days, 70 ? If they fill up a single CD with quality music that would be great. Mind you, one of the last big band to fill up 70 minutes was the over produced 'Oasis' album 'Be Here Now' which got a bit of a scalding.

80; it used to be 74 (according to urban legend, to make enough space for a decent rendition of Beethoven's 9th Symphony). Y'know what's most frustrating about that, though - Pink Floyd's The Wall is 81 minutes long, and Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti is 82. And numerous old albums under 40 minutes in length that could be bundled together never are.

Oasis, incidentally, have been taking a general critical pounding (rightly, imo) since 1997 regardless of album length. R.E.M.'s New Adventures In Hi-Fi's probably more the way to do it.

Actually, if they're gonna do a double album, the best thing to do would be to draw on the Rubin sessions, the Fez stuff and the newer material to make one big mashup of sonic technicolour.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: adam1 on October 25, 2008, 03:34:22 AM
If they fill up most of the 84 minutes, that would really be a double album by U2 standards. HTDAAB was only about 45 minutes, Zooropa only 10 songs, JT only 11 etc.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 25, 2008, 03:43:40 AM
I'd be happy with an album with 14-15 songs that goes for around 70 minutes.  ;)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: theocean on October 25, 2008, 08:35:11 AM
I would be so happy with a double album after all these months! :)
I would like to hear everything they've done, even stuff that was suppose to be scrapped.
Like the beatles would do, songs cut off, raw sounding stuff, I dont need a super studio album, but i would love a double...can i wait till March, no.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: coolbluereason on October 25, 2008, 02:35:41 PM
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Hmm...if we'll have the album in march, when will we have a single or something?  :-\

if we have an album in march then we could get a single in january/february...
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 25, 2008, 09:27:47 PM
I'm guessing that the album will be out in about early Feb, single Nov/December.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mstevensmcs on October 29, 2008, 01:32:40 PM
This is for Vlad (flying around in his lemon)-on the snippet I heard over the phone from half moon bay: while it's hard to judge an entire song from a 10 second part, it wasn't shockingly "radical" (b's new favorite word)-but was a sweet ballad. I'll reserve analysis until I can hear the whole thing, in context. I have a feeling we'll be doing a roundtable in the podcast that "airs" after NLOTH is out.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 29, 2008, 03:45:55 PM
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This is for Vlad (flying around in his lemon)-on the snippet I heard over the phone from half moon bay: while it's hard to judge an entire song from a 10 second part, it wasn't shockingly "radical" (b's new favorite word)-but was a sweet ballad. I'll reserve analysis until I can hear the whole thing, in context. I have a feeling we'll be doing a roundtable in the podcast that "airs" after NLOTH is out.

Oh, alright.  ;)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on October 29, 2008, 04:31:54 PM
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This is for Vlad (flying around in his lemon)-on the snippet I heard over the phone from half moon bay: while it's hard to judge an entire song from a 10 second part, it wasn't shockingly "radical" (b's new favorite word)-but was a sweet ballad. I'll reserve analysis until I can hear the whole thing, in context. I have a feeling we'll be doing a roundtable in the podcast that "airs" after NLOTH is out.

Of course, after those 10 seconds comes a minute of Metallica-esque riffage, a rapid 90-second recreation of an Indian raga, before a 30-second bridge of minimalist techno before another minute of switching between grunge, country, folk and hip-hop. It then all collapses into electronic noise a la Stockhausen, but whilst all this happens Bono's lyrics address the possibility of EU membership for Norway, comment briefly on Connecticut's acceptance of gay marriage, demonstrate powerfully how the credit crunch can be resolved with minimal effect to taxpayers' money, finally resolves the debate of free will versus determinism and frames this within a striking narrative inspired by a blending of Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and J.G. Ballard's Crash.

Of course, some of the above might be guesswork. But how wrong can I be?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 29, 2008, 04:42:10 PM
 :D
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Dark Angel on November 08, 2008, 10:37:12 AM
Has anyone thought they may be gearing up for a christmas number 1?

I hope so, than the xfactor wont get it  ;D

It would make sense, say its out in the first week of march that means 11 weeks since christmas and perhaps two single releases.

I am only saying that because (to my own 18 year old knowledge) they have never done that!
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on November 08, 2008, 12:09:55 PM
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Has anyone thought they may be gearing up for a christmas number 1?

I hope so, than the xfactor wont get it  ;D

It would make sense, say its out in the first week of march that means 11 weeks since christmas and perhaps two single releases.

I am only saying that because (to my own 18 year old knowledge) they have never done that!

IGWSHA was probably the worst thought-out Christmas single ever, but it was a fifth single and thus not gonna compete for the top of the charts anyway.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Edges Les Paul on November 08, 2008, 06:35:35 PM
um...IGWSHA?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on November 08, 2008, 07:50:20 PM
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um...IGWSHA?

IGWSHA (http://www.u2wanderer.org/disco/images/sing042-02.jpg)

U2 and acronyms...
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Dark Angel on November 09, 2008, 04:40:07 AM
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um...IGWSHA?

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I dont think If God Will Send His Angels was a contender it was released too far away from christmas (2 weeks to be exact) It need to be one week!
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: adam1 on November 09, 2008, 12:19:48 PM
Anyone know where I can find the xmas song they did. 'Baby please come home' I think it was called.
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Post by: Boom Cha! on November 09, 2008, 12:28:54 PM
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Anyone know where I can find the xmas song they did. 'Baby please come home' I think it was called.

You put this question in an odd place, but anywho, it's called Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

You can find it on iTunes
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: InThisHeartland on November 09, 2008, 01:03:56 PM
or the cd

"a very special christmas" the first one, released in 1987
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Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on November 09, 2008, 06:29:38 PM
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U2 and acronyms...

I dont think If God Will Send His Angels was a contender it was released too far away from christmas (2 weeks to be exact) It need to be one week!

Hmmz. It was put out in December and mentioned Christmas - I don't think it was necessarily a serious bid, but in my mind it sort-of counts.
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Post by: Joe90usa on November 09, 2008, 11:23:36 PM
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Anyone know where I can find the xmas song they did. 'Baby please come home' I think it was called.

You put this question in an odd place, but anywho, it's called Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

You can find it on iTunes

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Don't make me turn this car around.   :P
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Boom Cha! on November 10, 2008, 11:55:00 AM
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Anyone know where I can find the xmas song they did. 'Baby please come home' I think it was called.

You put this question in an odd place, but anywho, it's called Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

You can find it on iTunes

Filesharing is not allowed here and is a bannable offense. 

Don't make me turn this car around.   :P

Sorry..... :-X ;D
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Eilish on November 10, 2008, 12:12:50 PM
I heard the album was being released the end of November?
Anyway I don't really mind when it comes out,whenever its released,its released. :)
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Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on November 11, 2008, 06:42:35 AM
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I heard the album was being released the end of November?
Anyway I don't really mind when it comes out,whenever its released,its released. :)

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind the game. (http://www.atu2.com/newalbum/)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: God, Part II on November 11, 2008, 02:17:52 PM
Whatever happened to Paul McGuiness's thoughts that it doesn't make sense for a band of U2's caliber to release a CD in any other period than 4th Quarter, since you allegedly sell as many units in that one Quarter as you would the entire rest of the year?
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: Alex on November 11, 2008, 09:20:46 PM
Edge is on fire again and they'll need 3 parts of 2009 to extinguish him and then we will have an album  8)
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Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on November 11, 2008, 10:43:26 PM
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Edge is on fire again and they'll need 3 parts of 2009 to extinguish him and then we will have an album  8)
And then we'll hear how 2010 is going to be their year.

Actually, I think that March or April is realistic.  They did have a private album party and supposedly 1/2 the album is mixed.  Give them Nov. and early Dec. to tweak it, and then Eno/Lanois can mix it in Dec./Jan., with Jan/Feb to let the Record Company to do what they do, with the first single in early March and the album by the end of April, with a tour starting in June.

I'd rather have a homerun than a bloop single.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on November 12, 2008, 02:35:55 AM
Album in Feb., single in December.  8)
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: thijst on November 17, 2008, 06:18:57 AM
I think the album is done and in the bag. I don't believe any of that "we've hit a rich song-writing vein" - let's not forget that 2 weeks after that comment, Lanois was in New york, mixing the album. They could have easily had the album out in november, but my guess is that did not want to get caught up in the flood of new releases before Christmas. It sort of makes sense to come out in feb/march - if anything you will have the full industry's and consumer's attention. U2 are one hell of a marketing machine; they know what they're doing.
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Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on November 17, 2008, 06:31:45 AM
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I think the album is done and in the bag. I don't believe any of that "we've hit a rich song-writing vein" - let's not forget that 2 weeks after that comment, Lanois was in New york, mixing half the album.

People always miss this detail. Other reports say they're still recording, which would mean they've carried on for two and a half months since.
Title: Re: New possible release date
Post by: mariamontreal on November 17, 2008, 11:35:35 AM
March 2009 - hopefully sooner !