1993-08-18 - Cardiff, Wales - Arms Park


setlist

  1. Zoo Station
  2. The Fly
  3. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  4. Mysterious Ways
  5. One / Unchained Melody (snippet)
  6. Until The End Of The World
  7. New Year's Day
  8. Numb
  9. Babyface
  10. Angel Of Harlem
  11. Dancing Queen
  12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  13. Satellite Of Love
  14. Bad / Irish Heartbeat (snippet) / The First Time (snippet)
  15. Bullet The Blue Sky
  16. Running To Stand Still
  17. Where The Streets Have No Name
  18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  19. encore(s):
  20. Desire / You Make Me Feel So Young (snippet) / Green Green Grass Of Home (snippet)
  21. I Just Called To Say I Love You (snippet) / Ultra Violet (Light My Way) / My Way (snippet)
  22. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
  23. Love Is Blindness
  24. Can't Help Falling In Love
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songs per album

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

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review by aussiemofo

11 years ago

Performance

I couldn't help but feeling underwhelmed. I'm sure the boys were "on" this night, but with the really disappointing sound coming through you couldn't really tell. This is a perfect example of how sub-standard quality can impact on the overall enjoyment of the performance.

The show started in typical ZooTV fashion if not a little flat. The huge pause by the band after The Fly was noted as was and then we came to what I felt was a fairly lacklustre Mysterious/End of the World/New Year's Day string before we got to the high point of the show from Numb to Bad. These songs were played well with a bit more passion and energy than the rest of the set I felt.

Larry on Numb was above par, Babyface was a 'win' for diversity, Angel of Harlem was upbeat as was Dancing Queen, Stay is always welcome in any middle-set, then we had a solid Satellite and Bad.

But between two of ZooTV's champions, Running To Stand Still and Ultraviolet, there's not a lot more to comment here. Streets and Pride were flat, Desire hit the spot I guess and the only thing I really remember from With Or Without You is the Shine Like Stars snippet. An afterthough - maybe Bullet was above average.

3 stars - unfortunately the sound probably takes off at least half a point.


Sound

It's listed as 3 stars on this site but that's being generous. It's quite obvious this version has been through the wringer a few times and been messed and fiddled about before. Originals would be very nice. I thought the boot was quite literally fucked. It was muddled, vocals were extremely distant, Stay was cut, Pride's volume went down the toilet, and Edge was next to mute during Numb. On top of this, you had the most annoying chopping and changing between songs. There were a couple of bizarre moments when the recording rewound to an earlier point in the show (was that just me?) and flicking and distortion existed throughout.


Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars

Audience

The crowd were disappointing in general. Their sing-alongs were notable during Bad and Running but they were completely silent in others. They were most vocal during a non-U2 song - Dancing Queen - and those around the taper could be regularly heard talking through songs. Bono even tried to pick up their participation with a few references to Cardiff - the typically easy "local town suck-up" during Stay included - but he got absolutely nothing from the Welsh.


Overall

It's not on my iPod anymore. It's just not a memorable ZooTV boot. Only get this if you've exhausted all 5,4 and 3 star recordings. The sound lets it down the most. I reckon it might have been an excellent show to attend but this boot does not deliver the promise that it might have had.

Highlights are listed in the performance. Nothing else to say.


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  1. The Fly filming The Edge with a handycam
  2. The Fly with Adam
  3. The Fly on screen
  4. The Edge with his Les Paul
  5. The Fly working the crowd
  6. The Fly in Cardiff with guitar
  7. The Fly in Cardiff
  8. The Fly with a handycam
  9. The Edge with his Rickenbacker
  10. The Fly and Adam in Cardiff
  11. The Fly and The Edge in Cardiff
  12. Bono as 'The Fly'