1989-12-31 - Dublin, Ireland - Point Depot

setlist

Comments: This show was broadcast on radio and became one of the most widely bootlegged U2 concerts before it received an official online release via iTunes.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Rattle and Hum (7)
  2. The Joshua Tree (5)
  3. The Unforgettable Fire (3)
  4. War (2)
  5. Boy (1)
  6. October (1)
  7. Other songs (1)
  8. B-sides and singles (1)

best song performances

  1. Where The Streets Have No Name (19 votes)
  2. 40 (8 votes)
  3. Bad (7 votes)
  4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (6 votes)
  5. When Love Comes To Town (6 votes)
  6. Running To Stand Still (6 votes)
  7. One Tree Hill (5 votes)
  8. Gloria (5 votes)
  9. Bullet The Blue Sky (4 votes)
  10. All Along The Watchtower (3 votes)
  11. Van Diemen's Land (3 votes)
  12. New Year's Day (3 votes)

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show attendees: 13

aido
Ireland
LaTarta
Germany
Roy
Ireland
8 users from Ireland:
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2 from Germany: Chrisssie, LaTarta
1 from United Kingdom: andyuk36
1 from Denmark: peno
1 from Netherlands: gogme

review by Remy

7 years ago

Performance

This show is absolutely brilliant! Great band energy! I don't think I've ever heard such a tight execution of the rhythm section as this one. Adam and Larry are impeccable throughout! I believe Bono's voice is at the peak of his power and range while his crowd interactions and anecdotes really get the everyone going. Edge is flawless! I loved the bleed through of his Hendrix at Woodstock inspired Star Spangled Banner into Bullet. All along the Watchtower is hair raising.

Sound

This is the best sounding boot I've ever heard by U2 or any band. The radio broadcast struck a perfect balance of band and audience. It's as close as you can feel to being at the original performance.
Recording: FM Aerial Broadcast - 5 stars

Audience

What can I say...they are completely into it. Watching an epic performance by an epic band has them on their feet! Listen to the frenzy in the opening moments of the show. It's quite the hometown welcome! You've got to love the crowd spontaneously breaking into '40' before the band even starts the song.

Overall

This show is why I listen to live music. There are so many highlights, but I thought Running to Stand Still, Streets, and Bad were fabulous. Loved all the snippets: Time they are a changin', Exodus, All I want. If I had to critique anything it would be the setlist. I personally would have preferred a bit more Joshua Tree/Unforgettable Fire to Rattle & Hum numbers. Having said that U2 and BB nail When Love Comes to Town.

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  1. Bono in the shadows of Dublin 89