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Old 02-28-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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Did ATYCLB leak?

I'm curious to know if ATYCLB leaked and if that thread exists or not. I want to see the initial fan reactions. The oldest listed thread in the archive only goes back to August 2001 or so. But I found this thread using the Wayback Machine:

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Where are all the year 2000 threads? The nostalgia bug has bitten me today.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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I think so...the first thread I posted in was discussing the 30 second clips of ATYCLB songs.
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Yup, it leaked. I downloaded it early via U2log.
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I think so...the first thread I posted in was discussing the 30 second clips of ATYCLB songs.
Oh wow! How were the fan reactions? Were they as insane as those with the Bomb? *cough*Axver*cough* or were they more like "WTF??? Is this even U2? What happened to the experimentation? Oh noez!!!1 "

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Yup, it leaked. I downloaded it early via U2log.
Got any links to threads from the time? Interference or even other sites?
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
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Sadly due to the server transfer last may a lot of the posts from the early days were lost. There's a big gap somewhere in... 2004 or 2005 I think too.

I'd like to add to this thread, with my sig.

I wasn't a fan back then so I can't give you any more info sadly.
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I'd like to add to this thread, with my sig.
A worthy addition, especially since it was that sig which inspired this thread.
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I think so...the first thread I posted in was discussing the 30 second clips of ATYCLB songs.
yeah, i remember that. i downloaded them from napster, back in the day. i never listened to them though because i was holding out for the album.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:33 PM   #8
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So ATYCLB is out now?
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So ATYCLB is out now?
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does the fact that it didn't leak point to u2's greed?
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does the fact that it didn't leak point to u2's greed?
we got 30 second sound clips before the album came out, so i guess back then U2 were only like 1/4 greedy.

i say it's larry that's greedy. that damn guy with his...hair and his...tattoo.
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So ATYCLB is out now?
Yeah didnt you read the thread it got leaked.
I listened to it, i think its their best album since Pop, maybe even their best ever.
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I'm curious to know if ATYCLB leaked and if that thread exists or not. I want to see the initial fan reactions. The oldest listed thread in the archive only goes back to August 2001 or so. But I found this thread using the Wayback Machine:

Dates For New Single and Album!!! - U2 Feedback

Where are all the year 2000 threads? The nostalgia bug has bitten me today.
I'm pretty sure that most of the threads from that period are long gone. I believe you can go as far back as 2001, but that's it.

Funny seeing Michael Griffiths, Salome, and Blue Room posting in that thread you dug up. I imagine the HTDAAB leak thread will be looked upon like a fly in amber years down the line.
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ATYCLB Wannit? — U2LOG.COM — U2 weblog, U2 news, U2 links, U2 live

U2log has every blog post from the beginning (July 2000) to the present. I guess October 13, 2000 was the day I downloaded it (ah, memories!). Sadly they turned the comments off.

I started posting on interference - under the name "Lemonphix"- in December 2000 (and I was lurking a few months earlier). I honestly don't recall what interferencers thought of ATYCLB right at the beginning, I did read U2 forum at Rollingstone.com, though. The reviews were mostly positive, though there were a few people who thought it was crap and that POP was a rock masterpiece. I went over to the RS website and they have totally changed their forums (no longer artist specific) so I can't supply you with a link.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #15
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I remember when it leaked and remember watching forums on U2log. People were freaking out because of the guitar riff in Beautiful Day - some bad, some good. That one riff was standing out because we hadn't heard it in a while. I remember everyone using the term "U2ish" when describing that song. The return of the "U2ish sound"...THANK GOD! Some were saying they sold out (again...and again...and again) and had to go back to their old sound to make money again. The rest of us, although loving the new sound, just loved a return of the Edge and his chimes and echo.

I also remember a fuss over Wild Honey. People felt the band was blatantly copying the Beatles. That was fun...comparing the two bands. Good times.
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I remember the full version of BD being on the front page of Interference.

My, how times have changed.

I don't specifically remember when or where ATYCLB leaked (U2log, youtwo.net, interference and atu2 were the sites I visited back then), but I do remember the 30 second clips being "leaked" by U2.com.

Well, what I mean is all you had to do was replace the song title in BeautifulDay.html with each song title and voila!

And they had a schedule of when each 30 sec clip was going to be released (like two a week? help me out here people) but we got them all soon after Beautiful Day was posted.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:25 AM   #17
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It definitely leaked a couple weeks before the release date, which I believe was Halloween or Nov. 1. I also remember the track order being a little different than when the CD officially came out. I think Elevation was #2, Peace on Earth was before Kite, and New York was quite a bit earlier as well.
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I think "Elevation" was the opener in the initial track list...definitely a last minute rearrangement for the better. I know I've seen the old track list and I think it was posted on U2.com even....
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:19 AM   #19
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I think the first 4 in the leaked version was 1. Beautiful Day 2. Elevation 3. Walk on 4. Stuck in a moment.
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I think so...the first thread I posted in was discussing the 30 second clips of ATYCLB songs.
The 30 second clips were available via U2.com. Their goal was to release one at a time over a period of days (or weeks). However, one fan (here on Interference), just decided to try to see if there were clips for other songs. Basically he substituted the names for the other songs in the URL and immediately found them.

So we all had the 30 second clips early. Some fans complained that we "broke the code" and shouldn't be doing that. Others stated that if U2 really wanted to hide these clips, they wouldn't have made "hiding" them so painfully obvious.

The 30 second clips, IMO, were worse than the 30 second clips we heard from NLOTH. I say "worse" because they gave false impressions of many songs. We heard the last 30 seconds of BD, clearly not representative of the song. While I still love "Wild Honey", many fans do not. However, based on the 30 second clips, fans were going crazy for that song.

The album did leak early, but I refused to listen to all of it. I downloaded some songs and had fun, but wanted to save some for the actual CD release. I definitely recall saving "Walk On" for the album's release.

In contrast, when HTDAAB was released weeks early, I burned a CD and enjoyed it tremendously. I recall giving CD's of that leak to friends as well (followed by the real CD later - don't worry, U2 more than get their $$ from me).

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I think the first 4 in the leaked version was 1. Beautiful Day 2. Elevation 3. Walk on 4. Stuck in a moment.
I believe this is correct. This version was on U2.com, but changed very last minute. Some fans felt this track-listing would have worked better.
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