Why is U2 Vinyl always out of press?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wbhendrix, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    I've been to all three of those stores and seen plenty of U2 records, but never these titles.
     
  2. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    The baseline in "Do You Feel Loved" jumped out at me yesterday. Adam was buried more in the cd on my system.

    Unfortunately I have a skip on side C (after cleaning) and will try cleaning one more time before it goes back.
     
  3. Guapito

    Guapito Forum Resident

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    UK
    I would really like Achtung Baby and Zooropa on vinyl. These two go hand in hand for me.
     
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  4. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    no offense, but you're completely wrong. these titles are well-established as hard to find.

    this.
     
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  5. Baq

    Baq Forum Resident

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    Even the first albums are now going up in prices.
    Probably local differences there but on eBay it looks quite similar.
     
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  6. seaisletim

    seaisletim Forum Resident

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    I’ve got an early copy of Boy from the UK that beats my original US press by a country mile. Just because they’re available doesn’t mean they’re necessarily worth seeking out
     
  7. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    Cleaned Pop again and no skips now, but beware these U2 reissues come pretty dirty with paper all over them. My Unforgettable Fire required 3-4 good cleanings to get all white crap off.

    New and used vinyl is a serious pita.
     
  8. Mean Dorris

    Mean Dorris Active Member

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    London
    A little, not bad enough to send back now, but some noise still there...
     
  9. Silverladder

    Silverladder Active Member

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    Arizona
    My copy of "Pop" arrived a little while ago from Amazon. Sounds really good. My copy also had the German sticker on the back of the shrinkwrap.

    There is a little bit of minor clicking at the beginning of side A and end of side B. Nothing too bad.

    Like others have mentioned, this makes me optimistic about "Achtung Baby" and "Zooropa" reissues. The former is my second favorite album of all time. While it's highly unlikely, I'd also love a vinyl reissue of "Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1."
     
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  10. Baq

    Baq Forum Resident

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    I'd love to have that one too! Despite I don't really like "Theme From The Swan", "Ito Okashi" and "United Colours".
     
  11. Richard Maryanski

    Richard Maryanski Well-Known Member

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    Chicago
    Has anyone received a copy of ATYCLB from Amazon US that was not dished ? Mine is and not sure if this is a phenom of "dish" but bass on side 1 (inside of the bowl side) seems to be off, kind of boomy and seems out of sync. Side 2 (outside of bowl side) seems all good. Sounds great. May request a replacement as this is one of my favorite albums, but wondering if all copies are dished.

    FWIW, when side 2 is up and I press down to get flat, I would guess movement is around 1/8' to 1/4". Kind of surprised, I do not recall other LP's I have with this issue.

    BTW, had a chance to listen to most of the WAV download and to my ears, it seems an improvement over the CD.

    Also, for those who purchased Pop, your thoughts on the WAV download ?
     
  12. Silverladder

    Silverladder Active Member

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    I'm okay with all of those. It's "Elvis Ate America" that seems way out of place on the album for me. Can't stand that one.
     
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  13. Chrisedge

    Chrisedge Well-Known Member

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    I noticed it's similarly brickwalled to the CD. I did a recording of the vinyl that seems to be a bit more dynamic and I can obviously control the walling.
     
  14. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    me too, without question. same with october & war.
     
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  15. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

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    Mooresville, NC
    I was there Friday. I believe I saw every album but, ATYCLB
     
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  16. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

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    They may be hard to find. We have pretty good record stores in Charlotte.
     
  17. ad180

    ad180 Forum Resident

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    That doesn’t mean anything to 99.99999% of the the rest for the world. Post- 1990 U2 records are rare.
     
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  18. J_D__

    J_D__ Forum Resident

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    It does if you make a couple calls or send a couple emails. If you really want it, you can get it.
     
  19. ad180

    ad180 Forum Resident

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    USA
    Sure, depending on price.
     
  20. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Well.... they never were "hard to find", they just have been quite expensive for some time now. Just returned from the Utrecht fair and I don't think I have ever seen so many "ATYCLB" originals. Starting at.... 120€:evil: It's like people sense the reissue might bring the price down and are trying to get rid of them. Now.
     
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  21. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Yeah, it just went from 5 to 9! :biglaugh:

    Seriously, some dealers even ask 15 to 20 for those first albums but there are simply so many copies around you still can get them for 10€ max.
     
  22. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

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    London UK
    A few quick thoughts on the ATYCLB vinyl remaster:
    -My copy is nice and flat and clean; made in Germany so presumably pressed at Optimal;
    The packaging is again first rate - poly lined and paper inners, nice full size booklet;
    It's 11 tracks - The Ground Beneath Her Feet is on the CD but not the vinyl;
    Chris Bellman's initials seem to be on the deadwax along with Scott Sedillo from Bernie Grundman Mastering, but CB doesn't seem to get any liner credits;
    It sounds a bit more dynamic than the CD (Bono's vocals seem a bit more natural) but not a massive difference on my system.
     
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  23. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

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    My second copy arrived this morning, I hope this one is flat...
     
  24. Baq

    Baq Forum Resident

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    Europe
    Local differences possible as I said.
    And we can't blame the labels for re-releasing their stuff so they can get a piece from the cake.
     
  25. bmh5879

    bmh5879 Forum Resident

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    New Jersey
    I hate to be one of these posters that just posts things like "tracking updated!" or "received but haven't listened yet!" but since this seems to be a topic for discussion right now I can say that I received ATYCLB and Pop from Amazon and I haven't listened but I did inspect the vinyl and placed on the turntable and all 3 records looks clean and are as flat as can be. I know a lot of people seem to receive warped records from Amazon but I never have. Must be a warehouse thing. Mine usually ship from NJ and CT warehouses. Not much "heat" in these parts anymore.

    I probably won't listen until later this week but will be sure to chime in with my 2¢. I also have originals of each of these I will be able to to an A-B comparison with.
     
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