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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ok. Not to get everyones hopes up. But I wanted to see if anyone else had heard any other rumors about the release of this album for SACD.

In November U2's Joshua Tree 20th Anniversary re-issue is to be released. Apparently there will be something like three different packages. In the UK, the CD will be a hybrid SACD, as mentioned in this post on SA-CD.net.

The release date was pushed out to November, but I have seen this rumor pop up now and again. Anyone else know anymore? Or will it just become more cruel wisps of vaporware
post #2 of 27
that's awesome, hopefully not just a rumor. Would love to get Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby on SACD someday. Found this bit of random internet rumor:

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OK, in the ongoing saga of the PopMart Mexico DVD (last date had it coming out this week, but that obviously hasn't happened) it does look like now it will be coming out June 11/12 (for reals this time, I think ). The special edition DVD is supposed to be including some Pop-era documentaries and extra PopMart concert footage (from where I don't know). Also supposedly coming out on the same dates is a two-disc Joshua Tree 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, with Disc One featuring the original 1987 album, digitally remastered with bonus tracks, likely to be B-sides such as Spanish Eyes, Walk To The Water and Race Against Time, and perhaps some outtakes. Disc Two is a DVD with the album remixed in DTS/Dolby Digital 5.1 & PCM stereo, plus promo video clips. In the UK, Disc One is reported to be in multichanned hybrid SACD.
post #3 of 27
Hm.. couldn't find much info on this rumor, but here's what someone wrote in wikipedia:

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[edit] 20th Anniversary Edition
On Sept. 19th, 2007 various U2 fan sites began reporting that Universal Austria had confirmed the release of three special 20th Anniversary Editions of The Joshua Tree with a tentative release date of November 23, 2007, continuing U2's streak of releasing an album, compilation, or DVD in November of every year since 2001's Elevation 2001: Live from Boston DVD.

The releases will consist of:

A digitally re-mastered standard album in a 'super' jewel case with a 24-page booklet.
A deluxe edition to include a 5" hardcover book with two wallets (at front and back) to hold two CDs (the remastered album + rarities) and the 24-page booklet.
A limited edition to contain everything in the deluxe edtion, plus one DVD of a Paris show from The Joshua Tree tour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joshua_Tree

Basically what the OP reported, but now we know what magic date to wait for. It doesn't mention SACD specifically, but can't imagine they wouldn't release SACD for such a big anniversary album (actually I can).

Also tried to find out info on Interference.com but now you have to pay to use their forums so forget that. Guess we'll have to wait and see...
post #4 of 27
Ok, so I'm completely obssessed with this Joshua Tree rumor now (it is, after all, my #1 hoped for MC SACD release).

Here's a google translated article from u2tour.de (german site):

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U2 album “The Joshua Tree” in a 20th Anniversary edition - Updated 24.9.
The catalog of universal Music Austria with the emphasis for the autumn just reached us 2007, in which we are without a doubt straight. In this an anniversary edition of the U2 of album “The Joshua Tree” is announced to 2 CD version in more normal and: To the 20jährigen anniversary of the masterpiece of U2 appears this album for the first time digitally rem-branch-talks as Deluxe edition, inclusive rare pieces!Over contents v.a. the second CD have we still no information, it is on B-sides of the Singles (Singlegraphie) to the album possibly to be counted here. Publication: 16.11.2007 and/or TBA (“ton announced”” is called: still one announces).

Update 16:00 clock:
Just more information to this release got. The planned publication date is the 23.11.2007 and the CD is in three (!) Versions appear, version 3 (if it comes in such a way) with a mad surprise!!!

Universal Music Austria of emphasis autumn 2007, page 21 (pdf, 102 KB)

Format 1/Standard
Rem-branch-talk standard album in the super Jewel Case.
At least a 24-seitiges Booklet in 4 color plus gold pressure

Format 2/Deluxe
Deluxe edition version
Hardbake 5 " book with 2 bags in the first and last side, in order to take up the CDs
Also here at least a 24-seitiges Booklet in 4 color plus gold pressure

Format 3/Super Deluxe
Strictly limited edition.
Contain 2 CDs and 1 DVD of of Paris the show (route archives) the Joshua Tree route.
Booklet in 4 color plus gold pressure

Update 24,9.:
How our friends of U2achtung.com communicated us in appointment to universal France, of the The Joshua Tree Anniversary edition (we reported) are to appear also a new edition on Vinyl beside the three CD formats. Already the other day gerüchteweise on a 180g-Vinyl-Version one speculated. As the Vinyl will however finally look, is not well-known yet.

”.

http://www.u2tour.de/news/article3397.html

And u2world.net reports the rumors being confirmed by u2.com (the band's official site):

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Hallelujah!!!
Our friends at @U2.com and U2tour.de informed us that Universal Austria has confirmed the release of three special 20th Anniversary Editions of The Joshua Tree, which will feature: 1. A digitally re-mastered standard album in a 'super' jewel case with a 24-page booklet. 2. A deluxe edition to include a 5" hardcover book with two wallets (at front and back) to hold two CDs (the remastered album + rarities) and the 24-page booklet. 3. A limited edition to contain everything in the deluxe edtion, plus one DVD of a Paris show from The Joshua Tree tour. The tentative release date is November 23, 2007. When It Rains it purs huh??? Great times for all

http://u2world.net/

Sounds pretty official actually. Disturbing that several of these articles do not mention SACD at all!! Yikes, that would be depressing.

Also, I'm curious what this "super jewel case" is. Hopefully it is a jewel case... really hate those cheap digipaks.
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by impetigo View Post

Also, I'm curious what this "super jewel case" is. Hopefully it is a jewel case... really hate those cheap digipaks.

yea, I'm hoping 'super jewel case' will mean SACD super jewel case.


(Pet peeve: seeing a super jewel case at the used record store only to find out it is a regular CD).
post #6 of 27
Well, there's this on Amazon UK:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...669458-3012603

Says nothing about SACD, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything as specs are always sketchy on Amazon.

Mitch
post #7 of 27
Found this on some message board. Supposedly, this is the 20th anniversary edition album cover:




And the original:





Interestingly, they appear to be different photos. I like the new version.
post #8 of 27
Heard the rumor on a classic rock radio station this morning on the way into work. Please, please , please let it be MC true. I don't care what kind of case it comes in--- just so it is a well done MC disc.


Bill
post #9 of 27
I would love a hi-rez mc version of this, more than any other album. I think Edge's guitar work/delay stuff would work extremely well, and the songs are some of the greatest ever. This happens to be a very important album to me personally, also, having come out at a very difficult time in my life.
post #10 of 27
I also hope there is a MC mix included with the new Joshua Tree release, but its not looking like it will happen at this point. HMV lists the following for what appears to be the most deluxe version (2CD + 1DVD). Oh well, cant wait to see the 4th of July Paris 87 show in DVD quality!

Disc One

* 1. Where The Streets Have No Name
* 2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
* 3. With Or Without You
* 4. Bullet The Blue Sky
* 5. Running To Stand Still
* 6. Red Hill Mining Town
* 7. In God's Country
* 8. Trip Through Your Wires
* 9. One Tree Hill
* 10. Exit
* 11. Mothers Of The Disappeared

Disc Two

* 1. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)
* 2. Walk To The Water
* 3. Spanish Eyes
* 4. Deep In The Heart
* 5. Silver And Gold
* 6. Sweetest Thing
* 7. Race Against Time
* 8. Where The Streets Have No Name [Single Edit]
* 9. Silver And Gold [Sun City Version]
* 10. Beautiful Ghost / Introduction To Songs Of Experience
* 11. Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)
* 12. Desert Of Our Love
* 13. Rise Up
* 14. Drunk Chicken / America

Disc Three - DVD

* 1. I Will Follow [Live From Paris]
* 2. Trip Through Your Wires [Live From Paris]
* 3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [Live From Paris]
* 4. MLK [Live From Paris]
* 5. Unforgettable Fire [Live From Paris]
* 6. Sunday Bloody Sunday [Live From Paris]
* 7. Exit [Live From Paris]
* 8. In God's Country [Live From Paris]
* 9. The Electric Co. [Live From Paris]
* 10. Bad [Live From Paris]
* 11. October [Live From Paris]
* 12. New Year's Day [Live From Paris]
* 13. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [Live From Paris]
* 14. Bullet The Blue Sky [Live From Paris]
* 15. Running To Stand Still [Live From Paris]
* 16. With Or Without You [Live From Paris]
* 17. Party Girl [Live From Paris]
* 18. ''40'' [Live From Paris]
* 19. Outside It's America
* 20. With Or Without You
* 21. Red Hill Mining Town
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by PoeRaider View Post

I also hope there is a MC mix included with the new Joshua Tree release, but its not looking like it will happen at this point.

Why do you say that?
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by impetigo View Post

Why do you say that?

Because none of the info coming out about the anniversary edition makes any mention of MC. Alot of u2 fan sites are carrying info now. Could still happen, noone has said definitively one way or the other.
post #13 of 27
That really sucks - I would order that in a heartbeat.

You'd think coming from the UK/IR area that there would be more chance of it getting an SACD release.
post #14 of 27
This is how the cover should look. It is art;
LL
post #15 of 27
It might finally be time to retire my Mobile Fidelity reissue.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by PoeRaider View Post

Because none of the info coming out about the anniversary edition makes any mention of MC. Alot of u2 fan sites are carrying info now. Could still happen, noone has said definitively one way or the other.

Hope it does come out as a MC SACD... would be such a huge disappointment if it just comes out as a RBCD.
post #17 of 27
Amazon shows Nov 20 release date for 2cd and 2cd+dvd versions. But according to amazon.co.uk, release will be on Dec 3, 2007. Shows a price now as well, 23.99 pounds, and it can be preordered. Unfortunately, no info regarding SACD or not.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joshua-Tree-Remastered-DVD/dp/B000WTNCQS******pd_bbs_sr_1/026-0552286-8298031?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1193116089&sr=8-1
post #18 of 27
post #19 of 27
Then I'll pass...
post #20 of 27
If I remember correctly, the "new" cover is actually just the original cover of the cassette and LP...only the CD had the distorted one.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Drew_N View Post

It doesn't look good...

http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=3192

It's still possible that the UK release will feature SACDs instead of just regular CDs. Like with Depeche Mode. At least we won't have to wait that long to find out for sure.
post #22 of 27
I'd say no HOPE of SACD?

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

I'd say no HOPE of SACD?


Release is set for 12/3/07 in the UK, so we'll find out soon I guess!
post #24 of 27
Does anyone know if the B-Side/Rarities disc is also remastered? Most if not all of these songs were released years ago on the Best of 1980-1990 disc. There are a few gems that are on there that I would love to hear remastered but I cannot find anywhere that says that this disc is remastered as well. Has anyone picked up the Deluxe (2 disc) Edition and can verify if the B-sides are just a reprint or if they are remsatered as well?
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dermott View Post

Does anyone know if the B-Side/Rarities disc is also remastered? Most if not all of these songs were released years ago on the Best of 1980-1990 disc. There are a few gems that are on there that I would love to hear remastered but I cannot find anywhere that says that this disc is remastered as well. Has anyone picked up the Deluxe (2 disc) Edition and can verify if the B-sides are just a reprint or if they are remsatered as well?

I picked up the Deluxe version that has the bonus cd with b-sides as well as the live Paris DVD. The b-sides disc is indeed remastered as well. It really makes me sad that they didnt put a hi-res disc in this thing for how much it costs (50 bucks). But for a bit of good news, the remastering was done about as well as can be hoped. The level meters on my CD player very rarely go into the red with this remastered set. The band said they wanted to make sure the remaster was done right before putting it out, and it looks like they lived up to their word. I dont detect much compression or loudness having been applied to the tracks at all. So all in all Im fairly happy, it does sound a fair bit better than the previous versions of the Joshua Tree album and b-sides available on CD. I have the original cd singles from this period, so those are the b-sides im comparing to. I cant say how they compare to the b-sides on the Best of 1980, but I believe those were remastered as well from my memory.

Also, the quality of the Joshua Tree Paris DVD is really nice. The sound is LPCM, and not up to Rattle and Hum standards, but still quite a good listen on my HK / Ascends. And the picture quality is really good.
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
bump for December 3rd (UK release)
post #27 of 27
Any definitive word on whether or not UK version is SACD or not? Judging from the UK amazon site's reviews that never mention SACD hybrid or not, I'm guessing that sadly, the SACD rumor was just that.
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