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Old 01-06-2009, 08:18 PM   #46
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^ it was in aus
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:27 PM   #47
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Looking deeper, the bonus track situation is everything that is wrong with record companies. They look to provide the absolute minimum. In some countries their guilt is so great that even they feel the need to add in an extra song. It is indicative of them knowing that their business model is a con.

Bands themselves, including U2, are to blame as well. 11 songs, 50 odd minutes at the most. Even this harks back to the limitations of vinyl.

That said, I still purchase CD's but to a large extent the world has moved on. Bonus tracks; seems very old fashioned to me.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:36 PM   #48
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Hidden tracks, as opposed to Bonus tracks can often compliment an album's flow quite acceptably, as Travis have done several times.

Maybe the fact that Europe and Oz and Jap get bonus tracks is to compensate for the ridiculous amount of intimate gigs played throughout North America. Didn't Boston have about 6 shows for the Vertigo tour, while we in Melbourne only had 2 stadium gigs, when 6 or 7 Rod Laver gigs would've been rather nice for us, if we were treated the same way as North American fans, and treated as fans of the band, as opposed to just masses of people who like a big-time event.

Actually, I know this compensatory theory isn't real, I just feel like having a whinge.
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you can pretty much bet that there will be additional tracks on itunes. most bands do this with their new releases. perhaps it will just be one track. going back to the tacked on songs at the end...i cant imagine anything coming after love is blindness. wait......was there something after it?
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Hahahahha, no. But I really would like Lady showing up somewhere in AB. It's a shame they wasted it as a b-side
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #51
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Hidden tracks, as opposed to Bonus tracks can often compliment an album's flow quite acceptably, as Travis have done several times.

Maybe the fact that Europe and Oz and Jap get bonus tracks is to compensate for the ridiculous amount of intimate gigs played throughout North America. Didn't Boston have about 6 shows for the Vertigo tour, while we in Melbourne only had 2 stadium gigs, when 6 or 7 Rod Laver gigs would've been rather nice for us, if we were treated the same way as North American fans, and treated as fans of the band, as opposed to just masses of people who like a big-time event.

Actually, I know this compensatory theory isn't real, I just feel like having a whinge.
RLA would be a great music venue wish id seen Lovetown there
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i know im a big u2 fan.............but love is blindness is one of the best closing songs on any album.....period. then again im stating the obvious on a u2 fan site.
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^ i prefer MOTD as a closer on JT
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:47 PM   #54
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i know im a big u2 fan.............but love is blindness is one of the best closing songs on any album.....period. then again im stating the obvious on a u2 fan site.
agreed.

It totally fits in with the subtle theme of the album: birth to death. I think although Joshua Tree might have songs that are better, Achtung Baby is a bit more of a cohesive album as a whole.
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agreed.

It totally fits in with the subtle theme of the album: birth to death. I think although Joshua Tree might have songs that are better, Achtung Baby is a bit more of a cohesive album as a whole.
totally agree..........its the reason that i can still put the album on today and just enjoy it beginning to end. no skips..........hope the new album ends up being the same way.
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desert island disk for sure......getting a little off topic i know
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Worst case... could you ever imagine anything following on from 40? Nope. The better the closing song is the more a bonus track will ruin things.
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Agree, the only U2 album where the bonus track helps is HTDAAB. But even in this case Fast Cars doesn't feel like a "closer".
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Agree, the only U2 album where the bonus track helps is HTDAAB. But even in this case Fast Cars doesn't feel like a "closer".
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Worst case... could you ever imagine anything following on from 40? Nope. The better the closing song is the more a bonus track will ruin things.
not true if the song in question is also a good closer (eg TGBHF on ATYCLB)
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