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No Line on the Horizon (Limited Box Set including CD, Film, Hardcover Book, Poster)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009. The band?s 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additi... more »
No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009. The band?s 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. The album will be available in 5 different packages.
This version is a deluxe limited-edition-collectors item: packaged in a special box, album CD in a cardboard folded sleeve w/ 36 page color booklet and fold out poster. Box also includes 60-page hard cover book plus an additional fold-out poster and a DVD of the new film from Anton Corbijn featuring the music of U2 in a slip case cover.
Review Of Deluxe Box Set Content
Bornintime | The East Coast | 03/10/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This review is for the deluxe box set. Since the cd is the same the question is whether you want to pay anywhere from 65 to 95 dollars for the extras. You get 2 posters - 1 a large reproduction of the album cover that to me has gotten boring pretty quickly. The other side of that poster and the other smaller poster show the band standing around looking serious and important as they are prone to do. There is a large sharp-looking high-quality white hardcover book with some nice pictures and an interview with the band. I've read it through once and enjoyed it, and will probably read it once or twice again before my death hopefully many years from now. I guess I bought this set primarily for the dvd by Anton Corbijn, a film that is played over the new U2 songs. Mostly it shows a man riding his motorcycle and walking. The only U2 content is the band playing Magnificent on a staticky cafe television, really too distracting to watch. I want to say that watching this dvd was as exciting as watching paint dry but I think that would be insulting to paint. I don't think I will ever watch it again, even if I live a long long time. All of these things are packed in a big mother of a box (12" x 9" x 2"). I absolutely love the NLOTH cd, but with this box set and with U2 bigger is not always better. Like with their new stadium tour called U2 360 - the band will play from a stage "in the round" so more fans can see the band (and their backsides) than would normally fit in a 60,000 person stadium. As far as the De-luxe edition it currently takes up a large space on my bookshelf, always reminding me that I could have bought the regular cd for $10. UPDATE ONE YEAR LATER 3/20/10: Another thing that bugs me about these "De-Luxe, Limited Edition, Collectors Items" is that they never are. One year later you could pick up a new copy here on amazon for $25, a third of the original price. Any collectors item or high priced deluxe edition mass produced for a major artist will NEVER go up in value."
Best U2 Album
M. R. | Seattle, WA | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't rate very often, if ever. I have been a U2 fan since I was a kid. I have seen them in concert many many times. My favorite album was Joshua Tree...until now. This album, IMHO, is there best work EVER! I'm not so partial to Boots, but the rest are heartstopping for me. Take my review for what it's worth...it's free, but I just can't stop listening to it. Fez and Cedars are my favorites, but by a thin margin because each song is so amazing.
I'm not religious, but thank God we have U2 in these depressing times."
Julie Knudsen | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I still lean towards Achtung Baby as my favorite U2 album but this one has some songs on it that are taking my breath away. "Magnificent" for one. Personally, I think "Magnificent" is the best song they've come out with since "One". I'm also rather attached to "Breathe" and "Stand Up Comedy". I've only gotten through the album twice now and those are my 3 favorites so far. As with all U2 albums, the more I listen, the more I like but those 3 songs, I liked within the open minute. "Get On Your Boots" has worn on me and I like it more after hearing it several times than the first take. In other words, I'm impressed. I'm not even slightly disappointed. As far as I am concerned, the boys from the north side of Dublin remain relevant and continue to set the bar high for those making intelligent, thought provoking, serious music.