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Old 07-25-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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NEW album in next 6 months

The new content for those songs sounds far to "polished" to be in 'development work' - i reckon we are going to see another Zooropa... ie: bang out a new albumn with 1/2yrs of the Atomic Bomb!!!
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I hope so.
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Unlikely but I can't help but hope right now
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don't think so
I think they still are to decide on production of all of this
+ as far as we know there's only material for half an album at best
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I don't think so. This stuff may be a bit more developed than the Axtung Beibi Out-takes (especially the "all my life" song), but it still feels like U2's studio work during development.

I think predictions of a 2007 album are most realistic.
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I'm sure of it! This stuff, plus Mercy, and all of the other tracks we've been hearing about.....NEW ALBUM in 2006!!!!!!
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IT'S GONNA BE NOVEMBER 2006! Of course it has to be just before Christmas time...and IMHO they're already too far in the process to wait another year till november 2007...
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It does put U2 in a strange place, one I don't think we're really seen them in before. They seem to be pretty far along in recording, but are they far along enough to release something before they go on tour?

If not are they going to finish it up and release a 2007 album? Will they release an album without a tour, or will they be ready to go out on the road again?

It seems like a release soon would be best for them, with them including a few songs on the tour, and maybe extend the tour a little longer.

Otherwise this stuff may get shelved and sit around for awhile...
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The skeptic in me:
I was thinking the same thing, but I doubt it. Everything would have to go perfect for a 2006 Christmas release, and I don't see them releasing an album at any time other than this. I think they're going to keep milking the release date where they get three grammys out of one single, and then get even more with the rest of the album.

The hopefulness in me:
I think these are just inital recordings, they do sound a bit polished though as people are saying above me. Plus, if they have four to five outtakes from HTDAAB that are solid, something could come out quickly. However, they'd have to be pretty solid. No way is the band going to put out an album that doens't contend with HTDAAB.
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IT'S GONNA BE NOVEMBER 2006! Of course it has to be just before Christmas time...and IMHO they're already too far in the process to wait another year till november 2007...
so you are saying with the whole 9 minutes of audio that we have that this is polished enough for an album this year? UR outa ur mind! NO way is that gonna happen.. We will be lucky and I mean very lucky if we seen an album next year.

what's the rush to put an album this year? Besides, zooropa have they rushed to finish an album in less than a year. Not that I recall. They have no reason to rush an album.. Other than the holidays I don't see that as a big motivation for a new album (oh and the few dates in the fall to test it out..i doubt it). It would be hella cool if they did what Radiohead did this year, they did a small tour earlier this year and played their new songs at all the shows without an album being released. That is quite a risk/leap for a band to do and I commend them for it.. U2 should take that chance but I don't see it happening..


oh.. and in case you forgot.. they are touring in the fall. Doesn't leave them much time to work on the album...
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If a producer had been named, I'd be more optimistic. But I dunno if you can even get the mastering, production and distribution out in 6 months for a major release like theirs is bound to be.
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so you are saying with the whole 9 minutes of audio that we have that this is polished enough for an album this year? UR outa ur mind! NO way is that gonna happen.. We will be lucky and I mean very lucky if we seen an album next year.


oh.. and in case you forgot.. they are touring in the fall. Doesn't leave them much time to work on the album...
oy vey mama!

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As I posted on the other thread;

U2Star lists these U2 songs. Add the new 5 and we have something very album-like pretty much ready to go..

These are songs that have been mentioned in the buildup to U2's next studio album:
"Love Is All We Have Left" - a song Bono named during his May, 2006, trip to Africa as one that he had recently written. "It’s like an old Broadway tune. I thought it was a Frank Sinatra song," Bono said.
"North Star," a song from the How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions which included a guest organ appearance from Michael W. Smith. In this CCM article, Smith describes the song as a tribute to Johnny Cash.
"Mercy", one of the last songs to get cut from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, described in Blender magazine as "a six-and-a-half-minute outpouring of U2 at its most uninhibitedly U2-ish"
"Lead Me In The Way I Should Go" -- a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in this February, 2003, interview with Bono in Grammy Magazine
"You Can't Give Away Your Heart" - a contender for Atomic Bomb first mentioned in SPIN magazine
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Well I can hope

i know here's to hoping.. just don't hold your breath! U2 just has never worked at that rushed of a pace. Those guys are perfectionists thats for sure.. They live in that fear of making "a crap album" so with that in mind I think that they will continue to work on this stuff for the rest of the year into the next. Taking their time and getting it right..
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U2 just has never worked at that rushed of a pace.
Zooropa? October? War, UF, and RAH weren't exactly made at a crawl like HTDAAB either.

My best guess for how things will go is this (as posted in the other thread):

- Now: U2 by themselves in the studio, creating tunes.
(- If the September non-album single rumour is true: Bring in a producer they know well, like Lanois, to produce a couple of songs for this single.)
- Late October: tour rehearsal
- November/December: tour.
- First half 2007: bring in album producer, record album.
- Second half 2007: release album, probably closer to Christmastime.

That seems realistic to me.
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Its a nice idea, but u2 have so much going on already these upcoming few months (tour,dvd release,book release..) i think it would be too much for us to ask for an album. I have my hopes set on 2007.
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Zooropa? October? War, UF, and RAH weren't exactly made at a crawl like HTDAAB either.

My best guess for how things will go is this (as posted in the other thread):

- Now: U2 by themselves in the studio, creating tunes.
(- If the September non-album single rumour is true: Bring in a producer they know well, like Lanois, to produce a couple of songs for this single.)
- Late October: tour rehearsal
- November/December: tour.
- First half 2007: bring in album producer, record album.
- Second half 2007: release album, probably closer to Christmastime.

That seems realistic to me.
i hear ya on that axver, and I did mention zooropa but.. there are so many things factoring in nowadays.. for one the guys are older, their pace in doing albums has slowed down a bit, their lives are quite busy too, health of family members. I also said I could see an album release next year but certainly not this year there is too much going on..
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Do you remember that even before the VertigoTour Bono, Edge, Steve Lillywhite and (i think) Poul McGuinness all said about a possible new album in 2006?
EVEN BEFORE THE START OF THE VERTIGO TOUR!!

...and now those clips
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I'm betting on early 2008.
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i hear ya on that axver, and I did mention zooropa but.. there are so many things factoring in nowadays.. for one the guys are older, their pace in doing albums has slowed down a bit, their lives are quite busy too, health of family members. I also said I could see an album release next year but certainly not this year there is too much going on..
While what you described could lead to the band slowing down, it could also do the opposite and cause them to speed up. They realise they don't have all the time they used to have, and their age doesn't help sell albums in today's world, so I'm wondering if they're going to try to get out as much as they can now.
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