|TWO SHOTS OF HAPPY: SITE INFORMATION
|U2Wanderer has been around since 1995, and this
section of the site attempts to capture some of that history, as well as
providing information about the creators of the site, a list of contributors
throughout the years, and a means to contact those involved in the site.
|When Rattle and Hum was released, a book accompanying the
movie was also released containing a discography in the back. As time went
on and more releases came out, Aaron Sams started keeping track of these
on looseleaf shoved in the back of the movie book. In 1994 Aaron
created his first website which focused on U2. It was basically a list
of his collection, as well as a want list of new items. That initial
page eventually formed the basis of the discography. In December
1995 the first form of the discography was released, and it was nothing
more than an early version of the current "By Song" section of the discography,
but we do consider that the site's birthday.
In 1998, photos of releases were incorporated into the discography for
the first time and the first version of the lyrics section. It was
hosted on a succession of free websites and personal accounts until August
of 1999 when we partnered with u2.org to present this information.
In April of 2000 that domain changed to u2universe.com, and in August of
that year, the discography was moved to u2wanderer.org which has been our
permanent home. August of 2000 also saw the introduction of Carl
Uebelhart to a position of co-webmaster, and placed him in charge of the
lyrics database, the newly introduced calendar, and several other initiatives.
After 8 years of work on this project, both webmasters are proud of what
they have accomplished over the years, and hope you are able to find what
you are looking for.
In 2004 we welcomed Wes Holland as a contributor to the site.
Wes's energy for the wonky and strange side of collectibles makes him an
invaluable help throughout the site, and his main area of concentration
will be the new collectibles section. In 2006 Brad Hood joined on
this group of U2 fans, and his current focus is keeping the news bits on
the front site up to date as new releases are announced.
|CREATOR PROFILES & CONTACT:
|MEDIA MENTIONS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
In 2006 we were named one of the "Top Ten Sites for U2" by Record Collector
Magazine (UK) and the pictures
accompanying the article were of U2Wanderer.Org and U2.Com
Worked with Four5One Creative on The Complete U2 collection released through
iTunes. If you buy tracks from this compilation on iTunes they come
complete with cover scans from the items listed at U2Wanderer.
Assist with the moderation of the CollectU2
group, a mailing list with over 1200 subscribers focussed on discussing
Assisted with the discography at the back of the book U2: The Complete
Guide to their Music (Graham / van Oosten de Boer, 2004 Edition)
Contributed information to the book U2 Live: A Concert Documentary
One of two initial sites on the internet granted a preliminary license
to print U2 lyrics courtesy of Universal Music Publishing International.
Discography used by WBWC radio programmers,
Mary Cipriani and Todd Richards, as a guide to U2's body of work for their
Interviewed on WBWC radio on June 12,
2003 as part of the U2 Fan Celebration Weekend in Cleveland OH, hosted
by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Invited by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Cleveland Ohio, to cover the
opening of the U2
Exhibit as part of the media in February 2003.
Discography materials used, but not properly credited in the book Elevate
Me Here. Mention in the book as a site used for reference.
Only fansite listed on the BBC 94.9FM's U2
Special Website in September 2002.
Provided content to u2.com in February
2001 and January 2002.
Zoo Europa Gold Fansite Award (2002)
Hot Press Magazine (September 2001 - Slane Special) - Site not mentioned
by name but they ran a picture
of one of our bootleg covers and mention the artwork is superb.
mp3 Magazine - Said we look a bit strange but are a pretty decent fan site
(review while we were still part of u2universe.com and was for the overall
KROQ Website (December 2000) - "Must
See for all U2 Fans"
Triple J Radio Program (Fall of 1998) - Mention of the discography and
our Best of 1990 - 2000 cover during the introduction to playing "The Sweetest
|SPECIAL THANKS AND CONTRIBUTIONS:
|Peter Lenarcic, RD Mauzy, Patrice
Caroline Van Oosten de Boer,
Darci Chapman, Peter Hanning, Simon Thain, Phil Romans, Jay Wardlaw, Didi
from u2tour.de, Brad (Eclipse in Miami),
Peter Neff, Darek Pro, Albie Flanagan,
Tom Fuke, Larry Crum, Peter J. May, Matthias,
Janne Siivonen, Hans, Frank P., David Bouch, Tim Knauff, Ron Hannah, Scarth
Amanda Gilligan, Familia
Arambula, Klavier, Teresa Cook, Rob Wanenchak, Rajiv Udani, Nico, Patrick
Turner, Joe Williams, Khushru Cooper, Eric Geringas, Alan Villalobos, Mana,
Susana, "Familia Arambula", "Pete
the Chop", Robert Forner, Lisa Larsen, Roars, Gary Chamberlain, Daveydave,
Rocco, Hayley Coristine,
M., Erik Bartlett, Deb Betz, Ray Gillespie, Declan and Calle, Karmen
Krol, Kim Tucker, Cindy from U2log.com,
Roars, Lisa DeRoche, Kim Tucker, Prarit, Matt
McGee, Taylor, Kevin Dolph, Triney
Cox, Chris Wolf, David Greg Harth, Dan Eliot, Chris Wolf, Anthony, Carlos
Nuñez, Kate Whyte, Herbert
Alvarado, Matt Donner, Tom Fuke, Elizabeth Rose, and the Loopay one
and anyone else we've missed.
Paul Andersen for allowing us to leave the free pages
behind, and allowing us to establish our first real home at u2.org.
To Stefanie Bowen for contributions to design, encouragement, and always
loving the new graphics, but convincing us not to use them when they really
wouldn't fit. To Dan Vitale and Joshua Worrill, for their continued friendship.
To Graham Knap, the original collaborator on the discography, who helped
fix many of the mistakes as they cropped up.
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General Comments: comments @ u2wanderer.org
News Tips and Corrections: news @ u2wanderer.org
Lyrics: lyrics @ u2wanderer.org
Discography: wanderer @ u2wanderer.org
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