is u2 going to respond to the leaks?

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is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« on: November 26, 2017, 06:49:50 PM »
^ any thoughts? For HTDAAB, they said they would release the album instantly if anyone leaked it when the CD was stolen.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 06:51:56 PM »
I'm pretty sure Larry tracked down the leaker from Interference.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 06:53:08 PM »
I'm pretty sure Larry tracked down the leaker from Interference.

HA! that guy was complaining that people recorded him after he did several hours of livestream...

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 06:55:13 PM »
He's posting on Interference?! He's cruisin' for a bruisin'.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 06:56:08 PM »
He's posting on Interference?! He's cruisin' for a bruisin'.

well he wanted recognition because people didnt believe he really had the album. Then he complained about the recordings.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 06:59:26 PM »
I hope he covered his ass, because the suits will be looking for him. People get arrested for movie piracy these days. 
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 07:01:03 PM by The Edges Cat »
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 07:25:21 PM »
He's posting on Interference?! He's cruisin' for a bruisin'.
Oh yeah. BVS probably already called the authorities on the guy. 


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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
He's posting on Interference?! He's cruisin' for a bruisin'.
Oh yeah. BVS probably already called the authorities on the guy. 


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So he should, Leak Guy mouthing off about Interference implicates the website, they'll be investigated too. It's why @U2 and now TalkU2 have very strict policies about posting, or sending in private messages, download links to pirated music.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
The band certainly wont be publicizing it before 1 December I wouldn't have thought.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 08:58:39 PM »
They won't be happy about it, that's for sure. Do they respond and get SoE in the papers a week early for the wrong reasons? See the publicity as a bonus and run with it? Or sit tight and wait for Dec 1st and business as usual?

Did the U2 camp leak it intentionally?

« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 09:05:00 PM by The Edges Cat »
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 09:06:44 PM »
It seems in the Internet age there isn't much that doesn't get leaked ahead of time either way
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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 09:24:04 PM »
It seems in the Internet age there isn't much that doesn't get leaked ahead of time either way


Exactly. Your comment was leaked to me like an hour ago, before you even wrote it.
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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 09:53:14 PM »
Right now the leak is known to a relative few. If it became a big thing in sure they'd move forward the streaming release.

Ultimately record sales are meaningless now days. It's about mind share. Whatever gets these songs into people's playlists is going to be OK with the band.
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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 10:04:56 PM »
Right now the leak is known to a relative few. If it became a big thing in sure they'd move forward the streaming release.

Ultimately record sales are meaningless now days. It's about mind share. Whatever gets these songs into people's playlists is going to be OK with the band.

Then again, is the guy really at fault? He got an early copy and did a livestream. He wasnt the one to make online recordings.

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Re: is u2 going to respond to the leaks?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 10:16:22 PM »
Given there is now a CD/mp3 leak, they should bring the official release forward. Not sure how hard it is to do that but they should. May even help sales by springing it out slightly early and taking people off guard.