The Letter U and the Numeral 2

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After the falling-out with their record label, SST, in the aftermath of the U2 single, Negativland decided to head back to their very own label, Seeland. Their first act was to release The Letter U and the Numeral 2, a booklet/CD package that detailed the history of the controversy, including many legal documents and bits of correspondence. The highlight is the inclusion of a Mondo 2000 interview with the Edge (guitarist of U2) conducted surreptitiously by members of Negativland. It's fascinating for anyone familiar with the U2 single, but the inclusion of financial information about SST records in the booklet led SST to attempt to sue this release out of existence, as well. Although it was taken out of circulation, much of this booklet was later revised and reissued as Fair Use, which contained far more material and made for a much more involved read.

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