Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I am surprised at Billboard's shoddy reporting. This is from Billboard.com, regarding the upcoming U2 CD.

"Beyond the standard CD and double vinyl packages, "Horizon" will be offered in three additional limited editions. The digi-pack version, which lists for $35.98, has the CD in a cardboard folded sleeve with a 36-page booklet, a fold-out poster and "a new film from Anton Corbijn featuring the music of U2," the latter of which is available as a download. The magazine version, for $49.98, finds the CD housed in "a special 60-page soft cover magazine-style book," and also includes the downloadable Corbijn film. Lastly, the box set version comes, naturally, in a box with a 60-page hardcover book, a second poster and the Corbijn film on DVD."

I did some further research. There are actually 3 more configurations for the highly-anticipated "No Line On The Horizon," due on March 3rd that Billboard has somehow missed.

"The Holiday Version," which lists for $59.99, contains the CD and the downloadable Corbijn film, but also contains a book of Larry Mullen's favorite pudding recipes and 4 holiday napkin rings, each numbered and autographed by all 4 members of the band with a little shamrock emblazoned on the side.

"The You Too/Me Too Version" which lists for $69.99 and features exactly the same thing as the standard version, but also contains a woolen beanie, sunglasses, a plastic doubloon featuring an amazing likeness of Alfred Nobel, and two name tags, one reading "Hi I'm Larry" and the other reading "Hi I'm Adam," so you too can experience what it is like to be a member of U2.

And lastly, the "Doesn't The Music Industry Know We Are In A Recession" version which contains the CD in a normal size jewel case, with a normal size booklet with liner notes, pictures and lyrics and sells for $9.99."

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