Here is The Complete U2 from U2.com:
And, again from U2.com regarding SNL:25.11.2004
Download To Die For
The Complete U2 - well a mere 446 tracks anyway - is now available to download through iTunes. (Warning! It's unbelievable.)
Along with the new album 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb', the boxed set includes all U2's previous albums, plus more than 100 rare live cuts, remixes, demos, b-sides and alternate takes of well-known songs.
The set features three complete live shows - Boston from 1981, Dublin from 1989 and Mexico from 1997.
But perhaps the most exciting section is titled 'Rare And Unreleased' which features not just alternative version of material from the new album like
Yahweh, or the track that Vertigo was before it became Vertigo - Native Son - but early demo versions of the very first recordings U2 made, including Street Missions and The Fool.
This amazing 'Rare And Unreleased' collection from the U2 vaults features : Levitate (from ATYCLB sessions); Love You Like Mad (from ATYCLB sessions); Smile (HTDAAB sessions); Flower Child (ATYCLB sessions); Beautiful Ghost (Joshua Tree sessions); Jesus Christ (Sun Studio); Xanax and Wine (HTDAAB sessions); All Because Of You (Alternate); Native Son; Yahweh (Alternate); Sometimes You Can¹t Make It On Your Own (Alternate Version); Numb (Radio Edit); Bass Trap (Extended); Night and Day (Twilight Remix); Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix); Salome (Zooromancer Remix); Christmas (Baby Please Come Home); Stateless (MDH Soundtrack Version); Street Missions (1st Demo Version); Shadows And Tall Trees (1st Demo Version); The Fool (1st Demo Version)
You can find read more about 'The Complete U2 Digital Boxed Set' here
Incidentally, if you're thinking of investing in the iPod U2 Special Edition, it comes with a $50 coupon to use against purchase of The Complete U2. More here www.apple.com
I'm trying to click on your AIM icon and add you to my contact list, no success though. I can share anything I ahve either thru AIM, or thru snail-mail.22.11.2004
Four For SNL
The band performed on ‘Saturday Night Live’ on US TV at the weekend.
Kicking off with ‘Vertigo’, they also played ‘Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own’ and ‘I Will Follow’ with ‘All Because of You’ to finish, as the programme went off air.
Some very, very lucky fans in the US can expect to see more of U2 today!
‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, the band’s first studio album in four years, is released in the US tomorrow.
More news as we get it.
So, since this a discussion thread, how do / did you feel about Pop? I kindof felt like U2 apologist at the time. I didn't really love the new stuff. Between a somewhat ambivalence towarda the Pop album, and ticket prices I passed on the PopMart Tour. Now, I wish I had gone. That was the only tour I missed since first seeing them on Joshua Tree.
I sometimes think we, here in America, are lucky because they start their tours here. But even by the time they hit the West coast they have already adjusted and freshened up the tour and songlist. By the time they get to Asia and back to Europe (1 - 2 years after the release of the album they are supporting) they have a new album to release and the audience is hearing something totally different.
Getting back to Pop, I still think some of it is crap - ... Velvet Dress for one, ...Deadman, Playboy Mansion is there too - but I have come to really like and appreciate some of the other songs - Gone, Mofo, Staring at the Sun, and others.
One of my coolest U2 collectibles that I once had was a huge poster, like for a bus stop. It was of the Achtung cover montage, about 4' X 6'. I don't really know what happened to it.