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August 13th, 2005

(no subject) @ 09:38 pm

deltawing:
I don't know if this is just raging jealousy because I can't afford it, but there's something that makes me wary about getting The Complete U2. Maybe its because collecting U2 songs is fun, and when I've got them all, the novelty will last a few weeks, but then that'll fade, and I'll have no actual music left to collect. I suppose you could say that then I could collect magazines and actual hardware versions... and yes that is good, but then would it still be all about the music? After all, music is the main reason I like U2. *goes off into a mumbling rant in the corner*
 
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From:vinyl__
Date:August 13th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
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And that would be the reason why I never cashed in the coupon that came with the U2 iPod.
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From:thegoal_issoul
Date:August 13th, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)
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same here
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From:specialcamper
Date:August 13th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
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I would do it. I still want it.
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From:claudiathefish
Date:August 13th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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I know exactly what you mean. I felt so self-satisfied when I bought Under A Blood Red Sky, and could add it as the final album to my collection. And then I felt like... "Eh, that's it then."
Then I bought The Complete U2 and had fun discovering songs for a while. But the truth is, there will usually always be some song or something you haven't heard floating about. Next on my list: the DVDs and things; ZooTV from Australia, U2: Go Home, Rattle and Hum.
There will always be something else to find; often hearing a song performed live from a bootleg, ("Mysterious Ways" in Boston on St. Patrick's Day for example,) I will fall in love with that song all over again.
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From:mangoprophetess
Date:August 13th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I couldn't agree more. I love the hunt for U2 songs just as much as having them. There are so many gems out there, and it's fun when you randomly discover one.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:August 13th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
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I understand where you're coming from, but I find that looking for the songs is only half the journey. It's listening, and discovering the layers to the songs that completes it.

I spent nearly two years hunting down Kylie Minogue's discography. No easy task, and at some points incredibly frustrating. Being able to one-stop shop for U2 certainly didn't ruin that discovery; it alleviated the stress, and allows for what music is all about; listening enjoyment. :)
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From:vavaverity
Date:August 13th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I second that. There is always the joy of finding a little gem here and there, but I still will get the whole shebang and be able to listen to EVERYTHING whenever I damn well please. ;)
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From:eidolon_bird
Date:August 14th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
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The thing is that the Complete U2 is far from complete.  I don't think any of their covers made it to the set, and there were a few B-sides, remixes and promo songs that were passed over as well.  Furthermore, any of the HTDAAB singles released after the box set are also missing from the set.  There are things like the various "Fruits" bootlegs, bootlegged concerts, the Salome outtakes, soundtracks and solo projects.  It doesn't matter if you had all the money in the world to spend collecting discs and tracks, there is something out there that you haven't heard yet.
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From:boriel
Date:August 14th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
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that happened to me collecting an author who died 10 yrs ago. when i got that final book in hand after 2 yrs of searching used book stores for it, it was abit of an anticlimax...now what? was the thought.

i'm not in the same boat as you with U2 music though, there is so much of their stuff i've never heard before. i just found out today there is an album called Passengers. And then Wide awake in america (which i have on cassette, which doesnt help me now with cd players). i live in north america and there seems to be so many things available in europe, readily available, and i'm just learning that they've been out there for years already.

and as someone stated, boots, and rareties and such, if you're into collecting all of it. be thankful too that the band is still producing new stuff!

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