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Old 09-04-2002, 03:50 PM   #21
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Hmm...somehow I envisioned something perhaps navy blue-ish...sorta tying in with the theme of Electrical Storm.

Anyways, I really don't know what to think about this...props to giving props to One, but I don't really enjoy the whole black and white thing. Quite frankly I think people will bypass it in stores because there's nothing to catch the eye of anyone, really...I hope it's not final. I'd like to see one with a bit more color, perhaps this (excuse my mad Photoshop skillz ):
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Old 09-04-2002, 04:36 PM   #22
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Sorry to add more fuel to the fire, good people. But here's another one that's been making the rounds. I believe the first one (the two bison head-to-head) was one of the early conceptual mock-ups from a few weeks ago. This is another.

So it looks like nothing is "final" just yet. Makes it seem like everything you know is wrong, doesn't it?

I wouldn't be suprised if they released Best of CDs with diferent covers.
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Could it be that maybe there's one cover for The Best of - Limited and another for The Best of - Regular?

If so I'd rather the first one be for the Limited Edition...that's the one I'm buying, and I prefer the butting heads one
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Old 09-04-2002, 05:38 PM   #24
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Download

Looks like that link to the alternate cover went down, so here it is for downloading:
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I dont know if I like buffalos on the cover.

But I'm not complaining.
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I've seen the first buffalo version, but neither of the links for the second version will work for me.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:38 PM   #27
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Though I thought they should've done the melon-head/space-boy from Achtung/Zooropa, I like this. Simple. Subtle. Strong.

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I think perhaps this might be a better one :

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Old 09-04-2002, 10:54 PM   #29
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The butting heads one may be a joke, but it's also very convincing. The symolism is incredible on many accounts. It's so true that a picture holds a thousand words.

I don't like the buffalos either, but the first one is better than the second one because it means so much more. It's just like U2 to come up with something clever like two head butting buffalos!!
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:18 PM   #30
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Old 09-04-2002, 11:47 PM   #31
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as a taurean animal lover....

....I like it. My friend had a teepee and I loved sleeping in it. The photo reminds me of that. Only did for 2 nights, memorable, so cosy, that little window to the stars. The canvas rots away too quickly in Australia to make them viable here.
So much respect to the buffalo. I'd like to see their image plastered all 'round the shopping malls.
I like the black and white tone, I like the symmetry, I like that the space between their necks reminds me of a heart.
I will be surprised but delighted if U2 choose this cover. Interesting prospect...wow, new U2
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Re: Alleged cover art for 'Best of'..



I don't like this at all.

I was hoping for something cool looking.

Anything from the vast array of icons, images, designs of Achtung Baby or Zooropa would have been better.
I mean I understand the symbolism relating to the song one, but c'mon this looks boring, and is not going to catch the eye of anyone like the way the album covers of Achtung Baby and Zooropa did.

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That was the response of someone trying to find something cool about this stupid design.
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Hello,

Well, I DO like the buffalo heads. It is a very powerful image (and I like it when a record cover has a powerful image). It is also in the style of The Best Of 1980-1990, continuing the theme. Finally, what's wrong with symbolism. The cover of The Best Of 1980-1990 was also full of symbolism. The young boy, the military helmet, the innocent look in the eyes, this perfectly represented the decade in which U2 was growing up.
Now, the buffalos, head to head. It exactly represents U2 in the '90s, confronting contradictions head on, showing fighting spirit.

As I said, I like it.

C ya!

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Old 09-05-2002, 02:01 AM   #34
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Dood. My DREAM is to design a CD cover for U2. They totally need to call me....

Hey, Edge!!!.....er, I mean "DaveC"....tell Bono I'd be glad to help out!!!!

BTW, dsmith.....LMAO at your buffalo convo!!!
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:31 PM   #35
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I love the first one, with the buffaloes butting heads (and I hate everything else about the compilation). Reminds me fondly of the Beautiful Day promo cover (which should've been the cover for the single, not that it was released in the US anyway). Very simple; the people who don't like it want to overstate it.
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Old 09-09-2002, 06:57 PM   #36
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Cover art: Best of 1990-2000?

Easy question. Is there are set design for this album? I've heard people talking like it's been released, but I haven't seen any pictures. What's the deal?
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Achtung HERE



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Thanks, Anna. I'm pleased with that image. It sums up their 1990's period.....period.
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I don't like the buffalos.
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I like the buffalos butting heads. It's symbolic, and I generally enjoy black & white photography anyways. There are some very nice REM album covers that had no colour, and were effective nonetheless.

And if people see it in a store and decide it's uninteresting based on album cover art, then I'd prefer they not be the sort to buy the album anyways, lol.
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