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Old 11-22-2004, 08:13 AM   #1
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U2 iTunes Digital Box set

KROQ in Los Angeles just had a fellow on talking about the new U2 iPod and also about the digital box set. He confirmed that they only way to get the 25 unreleased tracks will be to purchase the entire $149.00 box set. This is total crap for real U2 fans. I already have every single album from U2, as well as a bunch of rare stuff that I've paid quite a bit for. I'm not going to pay 150 bucks for 25 songs in a proprietary format!!! I would gladly pay up to 50 dollars for just the rare songs. I can now only hope that one of our nice forum members will be purchasing the box set and can rip the crap iTunes format into an .mp3 to share. Please comment here if you share my frustration!
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:18 AM   #2
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I'm wondering how "unreleased" these tracks actually are - I hope they're something ungodly rare, but I have a hunch based on a few things I've heard and some speculation from others that it's going to be things that may not have been COMMERCIALLY released, but are still out there - example, I think "Hasta La Vista, Baby" is part of the Digital Box - can someone confirm that? That was club only, so it might be considered "unreleased" now that there's a commercial element involved..?
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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wait a week or two, they'll be all over the web for free.
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I'm wondering how "unreleased" these tracks actually are - I hope they're something ungodly rare, but I have a hunch based on a few things I've heard and some speculation from others that it's going to be things that may not have been COMMERCIALLY released, but are still out there - example, I think "Hasta La Vista, Baby" is part of the Digital Box - can someone confirm that? That was club only, so it might be considered "unreleased" now that there's a commercial element involved..?
Bean asked the apple guy if these were entirely new songs never heard and he said "yes". Whether or not this is a marketing ploy, I do not know.
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Old 11-22-2004, 08:28 AM   #5
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wait a week or two, they'll be all over the web for free.
That's probably the case, but I wouldn't mind paying for them. I do my share of downloading, but I do pay for things that I think are worth the money.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:13 AM   #6
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request : Complete U2 tracklist

on apple.com they say "all 15 albums", which are (I think) 11 U2 albums, 2EPs, Passengers, maybe Melon and Hasta La Vista (well, that's 16 )... +25rare tracks =equals= 400 tracks ???
wtf? i want to know what's there, I don't have damn 400 U2 studio tracks and I have also some singles!
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:19 AM   #7
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throw in the best ofs, too. Still NOWHERE near that much, though
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+ zootv + popmart + boston + go home + singles versions + bsides
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+ remixes...

I want the option of $.99 per tune.
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:38 AM   #10
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well... if somebody will download it, then pls post the tracklist if possible
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:49 AM   #11
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We could all split the cost, have someone download the box set and then make copies for everyone.
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I did a rough count in my head of every officially released U2 sound recording on vinyl, cd or cassette that I know of (excluding live performances that are only contained on their long form home video releases) and came up with approximately 355 recordings, almost all of which I own as original releases (not cdr or on bootlegs). This includes album tracks, bsides, remixes, the fan club only recordings, compilation songs and oddities like the 30 second piece of music at the end of the original Boy LP pressings. Even if there are 25 unreleased U2 songs included, they are well short of the "over 400" they are quoting us. Maybe they will also give us the sound from their long form live videos like Slane, Rattle and Hum, Zoo TV Sydney, etc. as additional recordings in this collection?
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I plan on downloading the box set tonight when it goes live (hopefully at midnight). I'll let you all know the details ASAP.
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:11 PM   #14
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This is bull because 1- we all know almost everyone on this board has every album already, in CD format. and 2- you're having to pay $150 for 400 tracks that are in 128 bitrate AAC format..... Not worth it. I have no problem with the AAC format, but when I have to re-purchase songs that I have on CD... They need to let you buy them individually. I'll gladly buy just the rarities and others for .99 cents.
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Hey, if anyone wants to buy (sell it to you on eBay) my $50 off coupon email me: robvox@gmail.com


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Old 11-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #16
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If you are an Itunes user/ipod user...
then it might be a good deal.

I personally do not have all of the CDs ... I have had at one time or another tho.

Plus...with ACC or any other protected format ... if you burn them to CD and the rerip them... as mp3 or whatever you wish.

I agree that for most people "here" is it not a good deal.

however... for those new to u2 or who love itunes (which there are plenty)
Then each songs comes out to be around 38cetns a song.
Compared to the itunes standard of 99 cents that is a good deal.

I love U2 like everyone else in here... I just think that us DIE HARD FANS need to keep a fresh perspective. It was a marketing effort to get new listeners and to offer something in return for getting the U2ipod.

That is my 2 cents.

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I plan on downloading the box set tonight when it goes live (hopefully at midnight). I'll let you all know the details ASAP.
I'm going to check tonight to see if more info is posted. Really hate buying something if they won't even tell you what you're really buying But if I buy it and load it my U2 iPod, aren't I really paying for the *convenience* of not having to upload every single CD and single bside I have? I'm hoping it's a time-saver and time=money! (p.s. anyone know if million dollar hotel or U2 MDH tracks are included?) I'll update ASAP if I buy the sucker!
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Old 11-22-2004, 01:52 PM   #18
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No idea, but as a recent fan, I own only 2 albums (BO 1990-2000 and ATYCLB) so economically buying the iTunes set seems cheaper than searching out all the other albums. If you already own the albums, then yeah it's probably just a conveince thing. Essentially not much different from buying a movie you already own in VHS in DVD.
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It won't go on sale before its contents are published.
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I am sure people will havew the 25 songs and share them. It is annoying though. The black and red ipod is awfully sexy.
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