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U2 Offers Recession-Affected Fans Five Ways to Spend Their Few Remaining Dollars

All he asks for in return is a hat that fits.

Should you find yourself in the market for a physical copy of U2's upcoming album No Line on the Horizon (due March 2) you'll have no fewer than five inane choices: It will, of course, come in standard CD and vinyl editions, obviously, but it'll also be available as a part of three expensive, completely gratuitous box sets — the $36 digipack edition will feature a book, a poster, and a code to download a U2-themed movie by Anton Corbijn; the $50 "magazine edition" will include a bigger book, along with the Corbijn movie; and the $96 version comes packed with a hardcover book, two posters, and the Corbijn film on DVD. All sets will feature music by a band hilariously unembarrassed to squeeze its loyal, moneyless fans during an economic apocalypse.

High Five: U2 Unveils Album Configurations [Billboard via Stereogum]

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