Oli G ( )
Fri, 04 Sep 1998 19:25:55 +0200
today, I received a full color A4 (for Americans: approx 20
x 30 cm) two-sided and laminated press info sheet about the
Popmart video release. I assume that the artwork will be
similar as on this info sheet. I can't scan it, so here's a
The background is grey/silver and it has the same orange arch
as on the cover of the tour programme. On the bottom, there's
a light blue circle filled with dark blue with "U2" written in
white over it (I've never seen them use this font before). Below
the circle, there's a pink strip with "POPMART" written in white
andn orange frame around it. Under the frame, also in the pink
strip, it says "LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY" (also in white). There are
also the square logo of the lemon with the shopping cart orbiting
around it (see the "pop for the future" page in the tourbook) and
the round logo or a shopping cart in front or a yellow arch (see
the "pop for clubbers" page). And the remaining of the grey background
is filled with the following quotes:
'U2 blow every conception of live performances
and their alleged limitations out of the water...'
'With perhaps the most inventive staging yet seen,
U2's PopMart tour will be a marker in the history
of stadium performances... the must-see tour
of the year'
'PopMart may well be the most intelligent,
imaginative rock show ever to hit a stadium'
'The best time there's ever been
to see U2'
the background is grey again. The layout is too complex to describe.
On the top there is a centered blue title: "Tracklisting"
1*POP MUZIK 2*MOFO 3* I WILL FOLLOW 4*GONE 5*EVEN BETTER THAN
THE REAL THING 6*LAST NIGHT ON EARTH 7*UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
8* NEW YEAR'S DAY 9*PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) 10*I STILL HAVEN'T
FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR 11*ALL I WANT IS YOU 12*DESIRE
13*STARING AT THE SUN 14*SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY 15*BULLET THE
BLUE SKY 16*PLEASE 17*WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
18*DISCOTHEQUE 19*IF YOU WEAR THAT VELVET DRESS 20*WITH OR
WITHOUT YOU 21*HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME, KILL ME 22*MYSTERIOUS
WAYS 23*ONE 24*WAKE UP DEAD MAN
(numbers: blue, stars: red, song names: black italic)
below, it says:
"A stunning visual feast which contains many of U2's GREATEST HITS"
(note the capital letters !!!)
below there are four images from the concert, from left to right:
Bono, Edge, Larry, Adam
below, there's a pink strip that with "U2" (with a white circle around it)
and "POPMART" (in an orange frame).
under that, there are two images, one of the arch and one of Bono with
Larry and Adam in the background. There are also three more logos
(arch with "POP" over it, lemon with shopping cart, and the normal
Popmart logo (as on the key rings).
below, there's an orange strip with the following typed in black:
U2 PopMart was captured at the Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City
on 3rd December in front of 70'000 fans.
The show was filmed with 22 cameras onto NTSC Digibeta and the sound
recorded onto 48 track digital stereo. The spectacular PopMart set featured
the world's largest video screen - an amazing 56 foot x 170 foot, a 40 foot
mirrorball lemon and a 20 foot olive on a 100 foot high cocktail stick!
Under this, theres a row of different rectangles which are yellow, dark
blue, orange, light blue, pink, and white.
below, there's the following text in blue on the grey background:
During the 12 month period on the road, U2 performed over 100 shows,
visited 80 cities and were seen by an incredible 4 million people.
U2 were named 'Best Live band' at the most recent MTV Europe Awards.
The current album 'Pop' reached No. 1 in 28 countries.
PopMart is the first video release from U2 in over 4 years.
Over 75 million audio sales worldwide.
and on the bottom of the page, there's the POLYGRAM VIDEO logo.
This is all I can tell about the artwork (I assume that the artwork
will be very similar to this press info sheet). If I find someone
who can scan it for me, I will make this available to everyone on
ps: before I get e-mails asking for my source, this came directly
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