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November 8th, 2004

Interesting News Story... @ 02:24 pm

silentbob037:
Pirated U2 album hits Internet
Illicit copies available on file-sharing networks throw official release of new album into question.

LONDON (Reuters)
- Pirated versions of U2's new album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" have emerged on Internet file-sharing networks two weeks before it goes on sale, throwing into question its official release date.

A London spokeswoman for the band on Monday would only say that U2 was aware of the illicit copies, but that no decision had yet been made on changing the release date. (Click Here)
 
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From:sassy_grrrl
Date:November 8th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Ooo...I hope they push up the release date. That would make me very happy! :-)
From:carrie3078
Date:November 8th, 2004 02:38 pm (UTC)
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I know! Especially since I have not downloaded any songs.
From:starbucksmanic
Date:November 8th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
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we wants it precious...
From:melst
Date:November 8th, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
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I wonder how much of the marketing is done? Like, how quickly can they create enough CDs, LPs, & cassette tapes to sell to the millions (I'm sure) who will be purchasing the new album? And then stores need to prepare for such a big release... Can they bump it up, I wonder? I know I can not wait to get my hands on the liner notes & the artwork & new piccies & everything!
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From:silentbob037
Date:November 8th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
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One of my previous jobs was working at a local Tower Records and I'll always remember trying to climb around the new release boxes in the back room on the night before release. At least back when I was in the business (90-93), all of the important CDs that would be on sale first thing Tuesday morning would be delivered on Monday afternoon and priced in the back room.
From:melst
Date:November 8th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
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So for all intents & purposes, they could bump it up? That would be pretty cool.
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From:silentbob037
Date:November 9th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
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Unless they actually ship the CDs early, then your local store won't get it until the day before it goes on sale. If your local establishment is having a midnight sale, then the CDs might come in with the morning delivery to make sure that they arrive on time.
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From:pornrockangel
Date:November 8th, 2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
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interesting...
it seems like it's close enough to the release date that they wouldn't push it up any, but I know we all wouldn't mind if they did! :)
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From:axver
Date:November 8th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
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They would be pretty silly to move the release date if they wish to have another #1 in the US. Eminem and Destiny's Child, their major competition, have already been moved up, so if they don't touch the release date, Hut Dab has a wonderful chance of entering #1 unchallenged.

I think they'll leave it. Say what you want about U2; they do have egos and just like anyone, they'd love another #1 album.
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From:carobanano
Date:November 8th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I agree- intuition's telling me that they'll leave it as it is. Although I'd be thrilled to hear/see/experience it early, I already have a plan for stalking the record store at midnight, listening to to the album, then sleeping in the next day. Which would be all messed up if they bumped the release date. :P
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From:silentbob037
Date:November 9th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
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If it was farther out, say like the second week of October, and not two weeks before the CD comes out, the I could see them possibly changing the release date. By now, everything in the promotional sense is in place and ready to go so a change could totally screw with the whole calendar.

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