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Old 03-04-2002, 05:38 PM   #1
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Anybody else buy the gold CD's?

I just took delivery of War & UF on the Ultradisc GOld CD's. I've put it off for a long time, because I figured that regular CD's were fine, but WOW Was I wrong!

I'm listening on a pretty high-quality stereo, and the difference is amazing. The music seems to jump out at you. Little things that you've never noticed before are crystal clear.

Anybody else have these little treasures?

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Old 03-04-2002, 06:08 PM   #2
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Hmm.. not me.

Where would you pick up such little treasures??

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Old 03-04-2002, 06:14 PM   #3
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I've got the Gold Joshua Tree, very cool

I bought it a few years ago, $30 is a little much though.
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:15 PM   #4
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I got them through Amazon.com. UF was new, War is slightly used, and JT is still on order, because it was more popular


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I'm rediscovering War as we speak. The movie interlude on "Seconds" is clearer than ever. Great stuff.

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Old 03-04-2002, 06:16 PM   #5
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I have the Unforgettable Fire. I was really disappointed with the sound of the US disc, and being my fave U2 album...I think, I sprung for the gold. It sounds so much better...warmer, no hiss. Plus it has a longer version of 4th of July. Only thing that I didn't like is that they shrunk the artwork down to the size of a mini disc. Minor complaint though. I've heard the gold War, but I didn't notice as much of a difference as I did with the UF. Boy through UF really needs to be upgraded/remastered in the US.
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Old 03-04-2002, 06:21 PM   #6
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Amazon.com? I think I need to get a hold of it. Of course, the album I think really has a problem with sound is WAR. That would be the first gold disc I would go for. Does it sound better?
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Yeah, War does sound better. It's not as dramatic, I think, as UF, but there's a marked improvement with War, also. Still, without question, worth the $ as far as I'm concerned.


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I've got War in gold. I don't take it out much though cause I'm scared of scratching it, and at $30 a pop you won't find me rushing to replace it. lol
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I had actually thought about pulling the trigger on these just a few weeks back. I think this will push me over the edge to get them
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Old 03-04-2002, 08:28 PM   #10
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So they have WAR, UNFORGETTABLE FIRE, and JOSHUA TREE on Gold Disc. Any other U2 albums on Gold Disc? Does the Joshua Tree sound better on the Gold Disc?
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Old 03-04-2002, 08:33 PM   #11
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yep, those are the only 3.

I haven't heard JT yet, because I was too cheap to buy it off the shelf 5 years ago, and now I have to wait to find one used. I've been told that the Gold disc version of streets will just blow you away. I'm looking forward to finding out.

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I saw the gold "War" disc in a store once, but I had just become a fan and didn't know much about U2 merchandise yet...I also didn't have the cash on me (I was only 13 back then).

Now that I've been reminded about it, I'm kicking myself all over again.


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Hrm I saw them at Best Buy years ago. Hell since I might get a job at a new Best Buy opening up by my house I could probably snag me some at employee discount.

I'd be interested in hearing a better sounding UF, since that seems like an album that needs to be listened to with headphones or something.

Is it true that vinyl sounds better than compact disc? Depending on what kind of system you have?

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I have these as well...I found THREE of the little gold darlings at my local used CD store (2 War, 1 UF). I've heard that these things have sold for upwards of $75 or more each on eBay and such, but I got mine for less than $20 apiece!

Unfort. I have *extremely* sucky stereo equipment, so for now, they are merely collector's items...
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I have JT and UF on the gold disc! Yes they do sound awesome!
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Quote:
Originally posted by david:

Is it true that vinyl sounds better than compact disc? Depending on what kind of system you have?
Yes, as I understand it.
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I've seen them in stores over the years and never dropped the cash to get them. Might have to rethink it, didn't think there would be a really noticeable difference, always assumed it was more of a gimmick.
As for vinyl...it has fuller sound than digital music, certain guitar parts sound much better...of course you need a good stylus and well kept vinyl. Being and old f*ck, I have everything up to R&H on vinyl, and was quite disappointed with the sound of CD when I replaced them all with CD's , especially Joshua Tree...very noticeable difference.
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Old jazz and R&B records definitely sound better on vinyl than the digitally remastered versions.

As for the gold...*sigh*...I guess this will be my next U2 obsession.
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I just checked Amazon...JT gold is now listed as a collectible and priced at $289!
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I just checked Amazon...JT gold is now listed as a collectible and priced at $289!
Wow!


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