U2 - The Virtual Road

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U2 - The Virtual Road
« on: March 15, 2021, 01:29:02 PM »
Interesting. Especially that (1) they actually include PopMart here, but (2) it airs on April Fools Day.  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 01:37:20 PM »
Haha The Exile i just saw this and came to post but you beat me to it   ;D

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 01:39:54 PM »
Interesting but better would be concerts that we don't already own on DVD..

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 01:59:59 PM »
Interesting but better would be concerts that we don't already own on DVD..

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 02:14:08 PM »
Popmart REMASTERED?! I'd sign for that! This is really good news. I logged in on TalkU2 for this.

Only the fact they sort Popmart to their groundbreaking concert makes me happy
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 02:14:51 PM »
April 1st would probably be a joke....
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 03:15:58 PM »
The trailers really cool

https://youtu.be/o-2RxplD4bU

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 03:22:19 PM »
Jeez, just give us a 2D print of U23D already.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 04:07:50 PM »
The trailers really cool

https://youtu.be/o-2RxplD4bU

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 04:21:05 PM »
The trailers really cool

https://youtu.be/o-2RxplD4bU

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It does! That was goosebumpy!
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 05:04:50 PM »
Popmart REMASTERED?! I'd sign for that! This is really good news. I logged in on TalkU2 for this.

Only the fact they sort Popmart to their groundbreaking concert makes me happy

I'm excited for all of them but that PoPmart looks especially vibrant   8)
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 05:06:24 PM »
I hate to be the curmudgeon again but this does feel like another weak, lazy minimalist effort.  Same as with the ATYCLB anniversary release.

For a band that likes to pretend it is one of the premier live acts going back decades, they sure do seem gun shy in releasing any shows that have not been scrubbed, curated and re-engineered down to the millisecond. 

Meanwhile, countless other bands give us previously unreleased shows - warts and all - on all sorts of streaming & radio platforms...

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 05:13:11 PM »
I hate to be the curmudgeon again but this does feel like another weak, lazy minimalist effort.  Same as with the ATYCLB anniversary release.

For a band that likes to pretend it is one of the premier live acts going back decades, they sure do seem gun shy in releasing any shows that have not been scrubbed, curated and re-engineered down to the millisecond. 

Meanwhile, countless other bands give us previously unreleased shows - warts and all - on all sorts of streaming & radio platforms...

I share the frustration. When a band like Radiohead releases so many pro-shot shows, it's partly because they can, due to the fact that they constantly play festivals which record their performances. But since U2 is so scared to do that kind of thing, it limits what they've got in the vault.

And yes, I realize that U2 also records their shows on some level, but that's not the same as a pro-shot gig from Glastonbury or Reading.

And at least they're not charging for this.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2021, 05:25:47 PM »
I hate to be the curmudgeon again but this does feel like another weak, lazy minimalist effort.  Same as with the ATYCLB anniversary release.

For a band that likes to pretend it is one of the premier live acts going back decades, they sure do seem gun shy in releasing any shows that have not been scrubbed, curated and re-engineered down to the millisecond. 

Meanwhile, countless other bands give us previously unreleased shows - warts and all - on all sorts of streaming & radio platforms...

I share the frustration. When a band like Radiohead releases so many pro-shot shows, it's partly because they can, due to the fact that they constantly play festivals which record their performances. But since U2 is so scared to do that kind of thing, it limits what they've got in the vault.

And yes, I realize that U2 also records their shows on some level, but that's not the same as a pro-shot gig from Glastonbury or Reading.

And at least they're not charging for this.

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Re: U2 - The Virtual Road
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 06:17:34 PM »
I hate to be the curmudgeon again but this does feel like another weak, lazy minimalist effort.  Same as with the ATYCLB anniversary release.

For a band that likes to pretend it is one of the premier live acts going back decades, they sure do seem gun shy in releasing any shows that have not been scrubbed, curated and re-engineered down to the millisecond. 

Meanwhile, countless other bands give us previously unreleased shows - warts and all - on all sorts of streaming & radio platforms...

I share the frustration. When a band like Radiohead releases so many pro-shot shows, it's partly because they can, due to the fact that they constantly play festivals which record their performances. But since U2 is so scared to do that kind of thing, it limits what they've got in the vault.

And yes, I realize that U2 also records their shows on some level, but that's not the same as a pro-shot gig from Glastonbury or Reading.

And at least they're not charging for this.

well, they aren't charging for it because they can't.... no one (other than 2-3 crazies on these forums) would buy it. 

I think their calculus is that they have already monetized these shows, so they might as well put them out there to remind the world they aren't dead.  at least not biologically or physiologically dead...