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March 30th, 2005

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Rumor: DVD Box Set on the Way?

Editor's Note: Interference.com member bonosleftone posted the following information today about a possible forthcoming box set. We are looking into this but, at this moment, it is unconfirmed. Stay tuned to Interference.com for updates.

There is apparently a box set being planned that is due for release in the next few months. I talked to a friend of mine at Universal and this is what will be in/on it, there should be an official announcement in the next couple of months.

The title is "The U2 Live Compendium"

Disc 1 - Red Rocks Complete
Disc 2 - Zoo TV Sydney
Disc 3 - Popmart Sarajevo
Disc 4 - Elevation Notre Dame

There will also be a 5 Disc box in a metal case like thing that has Dublin 12/31/89 as an additional disc. All discs have extra materials, clips from other gigs, interviews etc. ZooTv, Popmart, and the Elevation discs have PC material with stage schematics and 3D virtual crap.

Dont know release dates or anything but this is whats gonna be on there apparently.

sounds really badasssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! it would be sweet to have Mexico City on dvd, but to have Sarajevo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Notre Dame!!!! U2 is actually putting out gems! I thought they would include the dvd version of the 1980-1990 videos on a dvd box set. hmmmmmm. still exciting news
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Date:March 31st, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
Hope it costs no more than $60!! WHEEEEEEE!!!!
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Date:March 31st, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
Hah! Someone JUST posted this on the u2.com Zootopia, so I was confused for a minute.

I know awhile back someone posted a link to a website that said "Zoo TV" was "in progress," but I hadn't heard about the box set. That'd be pretty awesome!
Date:March 31st, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Oh great, now I gotta plunk down another bajillion dollars? ;)
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Date:March 31st, 2005 05:01 am (UTC)
Zoo TV on DVD? I'm going to go change my underwear now. I'd like to see that New Year's show. I have an audio bootleg of it.
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Date:March 31st, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)

Date:March 31st, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
Okay, before everyone gets too excited and starts changing their underwear, consider a few things:

* This was posted by Interference
* Sarajevo probably wasn't professionally filmed, at least not in quality suitable for release. They had enough troubles putting that show on in the first place, let alone getting the kind of film crew required to shoot a PopMart show together.
* Additionally, if you've ever heard the audio (the show was broadcast on the radio), the Sarajevo show was terrible...emotionally it was a high point in U2's career, but Bono was incredibly sick that night and could barely sing...there's no way they'd release this as a full show. (although I could see something being released as a bonus feature). I imagine this might have been a typo though, and the box set would include the Mexico City show that was released in 1998.
* Similarly, Elevation Notre Dame wasn't a great show either, plus there are already two Elevation tour shows already released, leading me to question this report.

The DVD box set rumor has been going around for awhile, and I think it will come out this year, but I really don't think this is what's going to be in it.

U2 had a deal with Best Buy in 2001 selling the Boston DVD exclusively for two weeks...and both the Stones and Elton John have released 4-DVD box sets exclusively through that store (and both were priced very reasonably at $30). It's not hard to concieve U2 doing the same thing.
Date:March 31st, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
I want it!!
Date:March 31st, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Oh and I also heard about this book coming out called "U2 by U2". Does anyone know details about that?

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