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(Although they aren’t listed on the setlist, the bootleg also includes 11 O’Clock Tick Tock and I Will Follow, both certainly from the same show).
I have this labeled in its folder as the “Indoor, Incomplete Red Rocks.” A month before the legendary show, the band channels all of the energy and passion they would later showcase on that rainy outdoor stage here now in what I imagined to be a very cramped night at the Orpheum in Boston. Brilliant energy, barelling performances, enhanced and driven by all four members of the band, but Edge in particular. If you’re looking for a bootleg dominated by him and his sounds, this is it. His guitar is up front and loud on every song, but it comes across particularly strong on 11 O’Clock Tick Tock and Electric Co. I would have loved to have heard War staples like Surrender and New Year’s Day with that dominating guitar sound. The shorter setlist itself is the only thing this bootleg is lacking, in any category. Everything here was virtually packed up as it was and replicated (save for the rain and the extended setlist) exactly one month later.
The radio broadcast obviously contributes to and enhances everything about this bootleg, but it also really makes this an “Edge” bootleg. His guitar is much more prominent here than on other radio broadcasts – it doesn’t have that echo-y stadium sound, like on the Popmart Leeds or 360 Sheffield boots, but rather just a pure, clear sound. I haven’t listened to 11 O’Clock Tick Tock the same way again.
Fantastic, with or without the sound quality. You’ll have to turn down your volume after Out of Control gets started.
11 O’Clock Tick Tock
The Electric Co.
Just the shorter setlist.
The show the following night in Boston had the more complete setlist, and the bootleg for it has almost as good as sound as this one, but the combo of the phemonenal performance and sound quality of this one far outshines it. And if you don’t have the Red Rocks audio and can’t get it anywhere, this is the next best thing (well, with a half-setlist). Get it now!
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the Edge- guitar
Adam Clayton- bass
Larry Mullen Jr.- drums
May 5, 1983 (1st of 2 nights)
1: Gloria > 4:46
2: I threw a brick 7:11
3: seconds 3:18
4: surrender (with Billie Jean slice) 6:39
5: Sunday bloody Sunday 5:46
6: electric co 6:09
7: I fall down 4:03
8: october > 1:57
9: won't you come back (end spliced, tape flip) 4:55
10: New Year's Day 4:56
11: two hearts 5:38
12: twilight 4:16
13: out of control 5:06
14: party girl 3:18
15; 11 o clock tick tock 5:06
16: I will follow 4:20
17: 40 4:41
Nak. CM-100 mikes >
Sony TCD-5 cassette deck >
Maxell XLII-S 90 min master cassette >
played on Nak. 300 into soundforge (WAV) with realtek soundcard >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
A (1st generation) this and that production.
Do not sell this recording.
Share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
This recording was made for me and you (too).
Jimi Hendrix and Sonny and Cher get a shoutout from Bono in this show.
New Year's Day is introduced as two hearts beat as one. (apparently
Bono lost track of the setlist). another sold out U2 show in Boston.
it was a good show despite a few odd moments, plenty of energy and even
some Bono Jackson. hey why not? at this time U2 and Michael Jackson were
the hottest names in rock and pop music (along with Hall and Oates).
this appears to be the full show. all the songs are complete.
most of the encore applause was edited out of the source tape.
just before "I fall down", Bono says "it's great to be back in N.Y." and
is answered with a resounding chorus of boos. (the only round of boos
in this show.) then he follows that by saying "this is where we live,
Boston." that gets the cheering going again. Two sold out shows at the
Orpheum this time, after just one in late 1981.
the U2 mania here was irrreversible by this point and out of control.
next time it was 3 shows at the Worcester Centrum. (and Boston Garden)
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
"It is my ambition to travel to America and give it what I consider it wants and needs."
- Bono, 1981
did you know
The original working title of "Exit" was "Executioner's Song" because U2 was using a lot of literature as their jumping off point for the songs in terms of just taking their work in a slightly different direction.