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July 20th, 2008

Five Things You May Not Know About The U2 Remasters @ 10:32 pm

needleandspoon:
I'm currently feelin: acquisitive

1. The Japanese deluxe version of Boy has two tracks not seen on any of the other editions, 'Bad Weed Blues' and 'Side Split'.

2. Delivery on the Amazon exclusive boxset has been delayed until August 8. (I'm sure my credit card will be grateful for the reprieve.) However, Zavvi in the UK have a very similar deal, same box but without the poster.

3. The HMV bonus t-shirt for War is clearly the result of playing with Wordle.

4. Following in U2's fine tradition of proof-reading and quality control, the October HMV pack says it contains the War t-shirt (it doesn't).

5. Live at Red Rocks and UABRS are allegedly coming out September 30 (see above re credit card relief). I hear the deluxe Red Rocks will be a dvd and cd set.
 
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From:mymusicgems
Date:July 20th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
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The Japanese deluxe version of Boy has two tracks not seen on any of the other editions, 'Bad Weed Blues' and 'Side Split'.

cool! if anyone has got those B-sides I hope he/she's willed to share hence I cannot buy/afford it as import
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From:needleandspoon
Date:July 20th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I've never actually heard of these tracks, either, so it'll be interesting to hear what they actually are. Which means I'll probably have to open this version *sigh*. Needless to say they'll most likely appear on my lj at some point.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:July 20th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
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It's not a new thing for them to release different versions in different markets. Quite often the Australian or Japanese releases have bonuses or different tracks to the US or EU versions. This has been happening since their early work. Fun for us collectors, less so for the less obsessive fen.
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From:runaground
Date:July 20th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
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These two tracks were brought up on a mailing list that I'm on... it seems that "Bad Weed Blues" is the name of a track by Bone Thugs n Harmony (1992). It has been suggested that the listing of these tracks by HMV Japan is therefore possibly an error (since 1979/1980 U2 was almost certainly not writing songs about bad weed). =)

If they're for real, though... yeah, here's another collector who might shell out for it!
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From:needleandspoon
Date:July 21st, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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I think I'm on that same mailing list :-) I guess we'll have to wait to find out.
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From:flashfire
Date:July 20th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
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It's not just a U2 thing, either. Many bands have music come out in Japan with bonus tracks that aren't on the US versions.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:July 21st, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
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It's usually done in markets like Australia and Japan because cds are really expensive here and Japan, and if there's not an inducement, sales suffer.
From:walrusoct9
Date:July 20th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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They do it to encourage people to download this shit for free?

I might get the vinyl version of "Boy" but that's probably it.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:July 21st, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
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While I'm sure that's not why they do it, it's certainly a contributing factor to their status as 'most downloaded band'. They've made some really poor marketing and distribution decisions over the years.
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From:moydrumm
Date:July 20th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I hope they will do The Unforgettable Fire too... And er, ah what the heck. Just do them all...
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From:verlindahenning
Date:July 20th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Of all of these, I'm most excited about the deluxe Live at Red Rocks--I wore the video of that concert out!
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From:chadini
Date:July 20th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
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I can't wait to hear all of these. It looks like a great list.

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