Originally posted by deanallison:I was a little younger when I got into u2 but HTDAAB came out when I was 13. I bought a bootleg around that time called 'All of this can be yours' which I used to play to death despite a few repeated songs from different locations.
Originally posted by Fly40:[..]
oh dear!how you are RIGHT!
it's good to have here a vinyl maniac by my side mr. blueeyedboy!
i think the same for the sound ( vinyl rules) and for the headphones ( it's you and the vinyl.world is outside - and with wireless headphones you can also do the dishes)
and...about the age.....i was 12 when i started with U2......in 1984
Originally posted by thefly07:My 10 year commentary for U2.com
I love this album, it has kept me engaged for these past ten years. It is not a blind love though, I struggled with it for a while, but something kept pulling me back. "Magnificent" has been stuck in my head ever since, as well as "Unknown Caller." This is an album that nearly reaches genius, you can hear it in the background, tucked away somewhere in that riad in Fez. The best version of this album, I believe, is the Linear version. This comes as close as possible (for now) to hearing that very experimental, mystical record being made in Morocco. Winter is a gem and I wish it was on the vinyl, but oh well. The tracklist for Linear flows incredibly in my opinion. Having "Unknown Caller" open the album would have been quite a statement, as would have "Moment of Surrender" being the lead single. I recall a few years ago one of the band members calling this an esoteric album and I agree with them. It's an album that takes time and maybe some context, but worth the effort. Super excited to have this on vinyl! U2 is the best band ever!