Negativland - U2/Negativland
  Year :   1991
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Album
  Materials:   -
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  Not available in any store (legitimately, or at a normal price, anyway) as swift and immediate legal action on the part of U2s label and management decimated this release almost as soon as it hit stores. A total of 6951 copies (the official count) made it out for sale, of which about 1600 or so were 12 vinyl EPs and cassettes and perhaps 5300 were CDs, plus 692 promotional copies. No production or personnel credits are listed. LP label art features spy pilot Gary Powers, Sr. on side A and a bassett hound on side B (also on the CD issue). Bootleg CD copies do exist; it is relatively easy to spot counterfeits by the fuzzy, dupey-looking images screenprinted on the disc itself, and also by the UPC code on the back; if it is made up of dots instead of being solid, then it s a bootleg. There are also vinyl bootlegs of U2; some known versions include a 7 with a xeroxed sleeve originating in the U.S., a pink vinyl 10 out of Germany, and a recent compilation CD of various artists based around the U2 tracks (FU2 - STUPIDLAND). For an exhaustive overview of the entire U2 debacle, see Seeland 013 Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2. The famed recording is also downloadable from various web locations including this one. In 2001, a mysterious bootleg label called Seelard Records (sic) produced a reissue of the infamous U2 record, These Guys Are From England and Who Gives a Shit (see below), which, unlike other circulating bootleg versions, has much related material added