Comments: Last time 40 is played until 26 November 1997, 11 O'clock Tick Tock until 5 December 2000, Out Of Control until 15 May 2001, and Love Rescue Me until 14 December 2010. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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A band on fire that knew this was their last show in a long time (and what came next? Their radical change to the Zoo TV era!)... There are messups here and there, specially by Bono, but these are forgettable and forgivable. The abnd truly enjoy themselves and the audience feeds them with an extra of energy. This show features the BEST Desire/All Along... combo EVER.
Great audience recording. Crisp, balanced and steady. You really can't fault it for a recording that's 25 years old. Recording: "All I Want Is U2" - 4.5 stars
Dutch audience is always great, and they prove it here. Singalongs, laughs, chants... Really what you'd expect from a Rotterdam audience
What a mindblowing end to a mindblowing tour!!! While the rest of the wolrd thought the tour was over and U2 were gone "to dream it all up again", in Bono's words, the Dutch people were looking forward to the true ending of the tour with this 4 shows in Rotterdam - and the last of which is among U2's finest concerts ever. The band were on fire and the audience knew it was their last chance to see U2 in a long time... If you don't have this historic show, get it NOW!
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01. Bullet The Blue Sky
03. All Along The Watchtower
04. Slow Dancing
05. All I Want Is You
06. Where The Streets Have No Name
07. I Will Follow
08. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
09. People Get Ready (feat. Daniel Baars on guitar)^^
11. Van Diemen's Land
12. New Year's Day
13. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
14. [encore break]
15. Angel Of Harlem
[fade out/fade in]
16. When Love Comes To Town (feat. BB King)
17. Love Rescue Me (feat. BB King)
18. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
19. Out Of Control
*Reference for speed correction:
Marcel Anders "MA D6 Version"
[Lineage : 1st gen tape (2xXLII90)
> wt2496 > CEPRO > CDWAV >FLAC]>
[SPEED CORRECTION (1) -7/100 semitone:
Track "01-All you need is Love (tape)"
matches the original Beatles track] >
[SPEED CORRECTION (2) -49/100 semitone:
BTBS from "MA D6 Version" matches BTBS
from "Goodnight from Lovetown".
-intro: first 5 seconds from "MA D6 version"
to create smooth fade in.
-transition between "Bad" and "VDL" patched
from crowd noise elsewhere
-fix of AOH-WLCTT transitio (see also below)
# Original Notes (Justin Cook & Mike):
"...this bootleg was mastered from a second generation DAT.
Sound quality and clarity are phenomenal. The overall sound
is very crisp and there is very little background noise.
A quick check of the recording revealed only one very minor
blemish, a few seconds of dead air between "When Love Comes
To Town" and "Love Rescue Me"."
"Justin mentions this is a second gen DAT. I don't know exactly
what that means, but there it is. Nothing much to add, this is
the same recording used for "All I Want is U2" and the copies
of that (see FLOM). Were it not for the audience noise, which
sometimes is nonexistent but sometimes borders on intrusive,
this would be about the best audience recording ever. The sound
is just amazingly powerful and clear, like the Dublin LoveTown
shows, only this is an audience recordings. I think it's a bit
better than the other bootlegs, but not that much. Considering
the source though, it's nice to have. No flaws to speak of other
than above, and that some crowd noise (as on the bootlegs) seems
to be edited out (unless it's just a fade where the recording
stopped briefly), but no songs are missing. If you have no other
recording of this show, or really love it, not a bad item to trade
## Additional Notes from B!gGiRL (2015):
"Unlikely to me that the master has been a DAT considering the amount
of so-called "white" noise, and the simularity with the MvdV recordings
of January 6 & 9. It must be noted here that the latter was remastered
for the "Angel of Rotterdam" bootleg and the former for "Rotterdam
Lovetown" but it is my experience that the MvdV masters can easily be made
sounding just as clear as this gem of the 10th. It is sheer speculation,
then, but I would guess that this recording from the last night of the tour
was also made by MvdV.
Considering the fact that we're dealing with some copy of the master anyway,
it seemed fairy unproblematic to remove some of the (white) noise with a
generic setting from PristineSounds. (It would be another thing, in my
opinion, when the original master was conserned - Let's hope it will surface
Another remark is that there is also some dead air between AOH and WLCTT.
Luckely it turned out only to be a bad edit, as the first bars of WLCTT
are repetitive (and thus easily fixed).
^^source: Collectormania 4 (Spring 1991), p. 24.
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