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Old 02-05-2009, 09:18 AM   #76
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U2 really have fucked this up royal. This is really going to hurt album sales, what happened to the slick u2 war machine ?
I don't think this will hurt album sales. U2 have never been a "singles" band, most of their singles weren't successful, music fans just prefer to buy the albums.

We shouldn't overreact, a single delay is not a big deal. They probably want to put the video on the single and the video wasn't ready.

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yeah but this is an awardshow or not?
this is not a show where people come to see U2 only. I think as an organisation you would want them to play at least one hitsingle and NO I am not talking about GOYB because (to stay on topic) it can not be a hitsingle if it has not even been officialy released. Since we know everyone knows Vertigo etc.
No, it's a TV special dedicated to U2, not an award show.
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yeah but this is an awardshow or not?
this is not a show where people come to see U2 only. I think as an organisation you would want them to play at least one hitsingle and NO I am not talking about GOYB because (to stay on topic) it can not be a hitsingle if it has not even been officialy released. Since we know everyone knows Vertigo etc.
i don't believe this is an award show. this is a radio appearance. every time U2 does these before the album, they play songs from their new album.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:20 AM   #78
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I have the impression people are waiting for negative stuff to happen so they have something to complain.
I don't feel the need to complain at all. I am just saying that till now it hasn't been a smooth ride and in the past U2 has done a much better and tighter job of promoting an album. But that is just my opinion.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:22 AM   #79
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Wow sorry people really do need to calm down... whats with all this "U2 have fucked up" etc etc? how? i dont get it? are they not playing the grammys this weekend? are they not playing the brits? are they not playing the echo awards? are they not doing this French TV show?, if that isnt promotional work then good god i dont know what is,

again though, its a case of them never being able to do anything right, one minute people complain they promote to much and are "sell outs", now they do it a different way and people complain there not doing enough.

p.s., Amazon.co.uk and HMV both still have the single availible on the 15th.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:22 AM   #80
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i don't believe this is an award show. this is a radio appearance. every time U2 does these before the album, they play songs from their new album.
Ah okay,

in this case I also think they will play the new material. Where I got the idea form that it was an awardshow haha. It is busy at work I guess
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exactly.

if i was a waiter, i would hate to wait on half the people here.
No shit.

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U2 really have fucked this up royal. This is really going to hurt album sales, what happened to the slick u2 war machine ?

Funny thing is, I really doubt the entire world has noticed how "royally" U2 has "fucked up" (and that's being a tad dramatic, don't you think?), save for a couple of die hards who come and post on this forum.
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I think the single delay will hurt album sales, I mean the point of the single is to promote the album and it's not doing a very good job of it. I mean delaying the video, the single release, it's not a good way to promote something.
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When people see these shows then want to 1. Buy the single 2. Check the video for the single on youtube.

The time the video comes out and the single it will all be a distant memory.
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Funny thing is, I really doubt the entire world has noticed how "royally" U2 has "fucked up" (and that's being a tad dramatic, don't you think?), save for a couple of die hards who come and post on this forum.
great point April! i think we all need to step outside the box sometimes when we make bold predictions and assumptions.
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This all leads me to think we'll be getting another single soon. I'm even starting to wonder if we'll see Boots on the Grammy or something new....
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Ok.... but if i remember correctly the promotion for HTDAAB was completley different to the promotion for Vertigo.......U2 will promote THE ALBUM not the single, people will know THE ALBUM will be out the 2nd and 3rd of March, so how can one song stop people from buying an entire album
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Funny thing is, I really doubt the entire world has noticed how "royally" U2 has "fucked up" (and that's being a tad dramatic, don't you think?), save for a couple of die hards who come and post on this forum.
Mainly because the general public don't know about the song because of U2's promotion being awful...
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Ok.... but if i remember correctly the promotion for HTDAAB was completley different to the promotion for Vertigo.......U2 will promote THE ALBUM not the single, people will know THE ALBUM will be out the 2nd and 3rd of March, so how can one song stop people from buying an entire album
It's not a song stopping people from buying the album, the single's job is to get people who wouldn't buy it anyway to buy it

The die-hards would buy an album no matter what
Casual Fans maybe or maybe not
The average person won't buy an album unless they like the singles
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Mainly because the general public don't know about the song because of U2's promotion being awful...
But they will? its on the radio... it'll be played at the award shows, what else can they do for gods sake?,

people just find negative things for anything and everything.
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Mainly because the general public don't know about the song because of U2's promotion being awful...
Putting your new single in a commercial that aired during the biggest football game of the year? Yep, that's terrible promotion...

I would likely blame radio over the actual band, also.

Everyone is freaking out way too much over this.
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