This is a great concert. It's Joshua Tree, how can it not be?
Bono's voice is very strong and clear, more so than on the November 7th Denver boot. He can't hit the high notes in Bad and Pride, but that could be because his arm is in a sling.
When you can hear them, they sound like they're enjoying themselves. Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet audience, either as a result of the recording, or they were just unlively.
This is a solid 4.5 boot. Fiddling with an EQ to bring Bono's voice into the mix also doesn't hurt things.
One complaint: at the end of WOWY and for all of "40," the recording seems to change sources. It becomes very muffled, and Bono's voice sounds distnat. Luckily, it's only these two songs that are affected; the rest of the boot is great
A great, great, show. It's a pity it's not higher quality - that would make an already great boot even more enjoyable. This is a very pleasant find, and a great example of what top-form Joshua Tree was. A must-get!
People Get Ready - I've never heard this song before, but I'm sure U2 did Curits Mayfield justice.
Exit - for me, nothing beats the Rattle and Hum version, though this one came very close. Edge's guitar is even angrier sounding here, if that's at all possible.
I was intrested in this concert after seeing In God's Country on Youtube. So I downloaded it and was fairly disappointed. I thought this was going to be a right shining concert. Bono couldn't hit high notes well, there was also half a dozen of minor mistakes in there. Bono was also in a sling for this concert after breaking his arm at Washington a couple of weeks before - not a reason why his singing was off.
This was a quiet audience. It could have been because of the recording which was a soundboard. That is actually probably the reason why.
Soundboards are extremely good - this one was only good. 4.5 is an over-exaggerated rating for the sound.
I decided to give this bootleg a 4-star in the end. I could have possibly given it lower but that seems almost harsh. It didn't have any major mistakes in it, the rest of the band were almost on top notch, just Bono ruined the rating a bit.
- The Unforgettable Fire
- In God's Country