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  • #26
    Mods/04wayne - please amend the title with the proposed new album title?

    Originally posted by [url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1018/1224281343133.html
    The Irish Times[/url]]U2 to release new album in 'early 2011'


    RONAN McGREEVY

    U2 WILL have a new album out early in the new year, the band’s manager Paul McGuinness has said. McGuinness said the band has already debuted several of the songs live, including Mercy, Every Breaking Wave, and Boys Fall from the Sky . The album has been provisionally titled Songs of Ascent.

    “I would expect a new U2 album sooner than anybody thinks. I would guess early 2011 before the next leg of the American tour which starts in May,” he said.

    McGuinness defended sales figures for U2’s last album No Line on the Horizon , which he said had held up “remarkably well” despite the perception that the record had been a flop.

    It sold “roughly” five million copies, while its 2004 predecessor How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb had sold twice that number.

    He said record sales across the industry had declined by half because of illegal downloading.

    McGuinness accused internet service providers such as UPC of being “utterly disingenuous” in stating that they could not be responsible for the behaviour of their customers.

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    • #27
      Originally posted by The Irish Times
      U2 fans will have to wait until late next year for a new album, the group has confirmed.

      In an online interview with Rolling Stone magazine published at the weekend, the band's bassist Adam Clayton admitted that while the band had been working on new material it was unlikely to see the light of day until 2012 because it wouldn't be completed in time for a release this year.

      Clayton said the band, who headline Glastonbury Festival later this month, would probably begin working on the album in earnest next February.

      "We did some work on it (the album) in January. It was great progress. We worked with Danger Mouse in New York. After that, we had to have a bit of a meeting and look at the schedule for the rest of the year and see if we could pick up any extra time to work on it. We just realised that we couldn't," he said.

      "To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted, because I think it would have been great to have got to the end of this year and have a new record out. It's not my favorite decision to put it back, but it was the only sensible decision," he added.

      Clayton said Bono and the Edge's involvement with the troubled Broadway show Spider-man had also been a factor in not completing the new album in time.

      He also admitted that while the band's last album No Line On The Horizon had gotten great reviews, it hadn't gone down so well with the band's fans.

      Commenting on the fact that there were less songs from the album being played on the band's current tour, Clayton said: "There's great material on the record, but there's no point banging away songs to people who don't get it. It didn't catch fire. It's old news now. The single didn't work, and when the single doesn't work people don't have a way into the record."

      The Edge told Rolling Stone that it would most likely be late next year before a new U2 album would be released.

      He also dismissed negative coverage of the Spider-man musical, which was lambasted by New York critics earlier this year.

      The musical, which is the most expensive show ever to hit Broadway, opened in November 2010 but closed in February for reworking following a number of bad media reviews.

      "I don't really care that much about the negative media. In this instance, we were the junior partners and composers, but not the director and not the producer. We really didn't have that much significant input or control over the way things went. But we did realise there were problems. The show was actually a good show, it just wasn't great. It didn't quite work as a story. Some aspects of it were amazing," he said.

      U2 recently broke the record for having the highest ever grossing concert tour. The "360" tour passed the $554 million (€384 million) record held by the Rolling Stones last month. The tour began in Barcelona in July 2009 and by the time it finishes next month, some seven million people will have seen the show.

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      • #28
        Since there is no title, I'm moving this to General Artists Discussion and a new topic can be created when there is a confirmed title.
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        • #29
          U2 gig on Friday to be shown live on Setanta

          U2’s GLASTONBURY show this Friday night is to be broadcast live on both the BBC and sports channel Setanta.

          The band’s first festival performance since the 1980s will start on BBC 2 at 10pm and continue on BBC 4 half an hour later.

          Setanta snapped up the Irish rights to the show when the band’s management indicated it wanted an Irish broadcaster to rebroadcast the BBC pictures.

          Setanta marketing director Brian Quinn said it will broadcast it live from 10pm to midnight uninterrupted and the station will be unencrypted for those who have access to it.

          He described the concert as a “unique departure” for a sports channel, but the event was of enough cultural significance to merit broadcasting live.

          Festival founder Michael Eavis has indicated that he intends to allow the protest against U2’s tax affairs to go ahead on Friday night during the concert.

          Art Uncut, which was formed by artists protesting against cuts in public spending in Britain, intends to hold a number of stunts highlighting the decision by the band to move their tax affairs to the Netherlands in 2006.

          Mr Eavis said this year’ festival will regain its reputation as a “sounding board of political discontent” and he lamented the waning of political activism in recent years.

          Though U2 have faced criticism for the decision to move their tax affairs abroad, they donated €5 million to Music Generation, which aims to give every child in Ireland the chance to learn an instrument. Music Generation director Rosaleen Molloy said it is starting the process of recruiting 20 to 30 musicians for the project, which begins in September, with 120 expected to be employed by the time the scheme is up and running.

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          • #30
            They are TOTALLY owning Glastonbury These guys still have IT.

            Best band ever.

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            • #31
              They we're amazing last night
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              • #32
                Didn't see it but there's load of buzz about them today!

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                • #33
                  Still their greatest live performance of all-time...

                  Closely followed by THIS.

                  I need new U2 music!

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                  • #34
                    Originally posted by 04wayne
                    Still their greatest live performance of all-time...

                    Closely followed by THIS.

                    I need new U2 music!
                    Everything still stands.

                    Just came here to post these two very same performances!

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                    • #35
                      11 O'Clock Tick Tock (EP) announced for Record Store Day 2020 (april 18)

                      https://recordstoreday.co.uk/releases/rsd-2020/u2/

                      Format:
                      4 track 12" EP

                      Label:
                      UMC

                      More Info:
                      11 O'Clock Tick Tock' was recorded with producer Martin Hannett in Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios in 1980.Originally released in May that year, the song was U2's first single on Island Records.This 40th anniversary edition includes the full length version of '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' and the original 7" b-side 'Touch', plus two previously unreleased live recordings from the band's show at the Marquee in London in September 1980 - 'Touch' and 'Twilight'.12" Info -4 track 12" EP, cut at 45 rpm, Pressed on 180gsm transparent blue vinyl, Full colour gatefold outer sleeve,Photo gallery on inner gatefold
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                      • #36

                        U2 Announce All That You Can’t Leave Behind 20th Anniversary Reissue

                        U2 have announced a 20th anniversary reissue of their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. The mullti-format release will include a remastered version of the original album on CD, vinyl, and digitally, as well as a box set with 39 additional bonus tracks, session outtakes, live recordings, and previously unreleased remixes. Find an acoustic version of the song “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” below.

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                        • #37
                          Love All That You Can't Leave Behind
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                          • #38
                            My favorite U2 album, looking forward to it.
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                            • #39
                              that 5CD set looks great I'd rather get that one than the LP set , unless you're a sucker for big formats

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                              • #40
                                Originally posted by spiritboy View Post
                                My favorite U2 album, looking forward to it.
                                Me too!
                                From start to finish my favourite U2 album.
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                                • #41


                                  so, it's today

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                                  • #42
                                    first video for the re-launch came out a few hours ago (in 4K) :

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                                    • #43
                                      U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ Named Best Album of the 1980s by BBC Radio 2 Listeners

                                      U2’s The Joshua Tree has topped a major U.K. poll of 1980s albums, beating out classic records by Dire Straits and The Stone Roses.

                                      Listeners to BBC Radio 2 selected U2’s 1987 LP as the decade's best record, for a countdown celebrating this Saturday’s (Oct. 1) National Album Day.

                                      Few music fans who lived through the '80s would be surprised by The Joshua Tree's latest honor.

                                      If The Unforgettable Fire confirmed U2's status as the biggest cult band on the planet, The Joshua Tree saw them graduate to the biggest group in the world.

                                      Stuffed with hits, including “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “With or Without You,” it became the Irish rocker’s first of seven chart-topping LPs in America. It also ruled the U.K. albums chart, one of their seven leaders there.

                                      A 30th anniversary tour of the album was a box office colossus. Over two legs, in 2017 and 2019, The Joshua Tree Tour raked in $390.8 million and sold 3.3 million tickets over 65 shows around the globe, according to Billboard Boxscore.

                                      Elsewhere on the BBC poll, Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms came second, followed by The Stone Roses' eponymously-titled debut.

                                      U.S. acts figure prominently in the Top 10, with Michael Jackson’s Thriller coming in at No. 4, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction at No. 5, Paul Simon’s Graceland at No. 8 and Prince’s Purple Rain at No. 10.
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