I checked my U2 discs and the older ones(October,War etc.) say Warner, but their last album and the 1990-2000 Hits collection say Universal. To make it more interesting Achtung Baby and the 1980-1990 Hits collection say Polygram. Is it possible that Universal bought Island from Warner?
I don't keep up with label affiliations, admittedly. I know that Island was once a Warner label. I have a first pressing of U2 War on CD, and it is definitely a Warner CD. The label design on the CD gives it away. Perhaps Island moved over to Universal over the years.
If Universal now owns U2's catalog, perhaps we will see U2 on SACD. Interesting.
I assume that was a joke. I haven't heard about U2 on SACD in Hong Kong. CCR, yes. U2, no.
Oh, that was a joke about Warner and SACD in Hong Kong. I get it. Well, from what Kris said, it may be academic.
Angelo, wasn't The Unforgettable Fire released on a gold CD by MFSL some years ago? It wouldn't surprise me if that CD beat out the old Island disc. I have the MFSL version of The Joshua Tree, and it is outstanding.
I'm sure you're correct. I've been underwhelmed by these gold CDs, but I'm willing to try again and will definitely pick it up if I run across it. Still, I'd like to see Eno and Lanois revisit those masters and clean them up a bit; "A Sort of Homecoming" sounds like it was recorded underwater.