2006-12-04 - Saitama, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

setlist

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Vertigo / She Loves You (snippet) / Sunshine Of Your Love (snippet)
  3. Elevation
  4. Out Of Control / I Wanna Be Sedated (snippet)
  5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / In A Little While (snippet)
  6. Beautiful Day / Presence Of The Lord (snippet)
  7. Angel Of Harlem / Suspicious Minds (snippet)
  8. The First Time
  9. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / Torna A Surriento (snippet)
  10. Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet)
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  12. Bullet The Blue Sky / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet)
  13. Miss Sarajevo
  14. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  15. Where The Streets Have No Name
  16. One

  17. encore(s):
  18. The Fly
  19. Mysterious Ways
  20. With Or Without You
  21. The Saints Are Coming
  22. Window In The Skies
  23. Vertigo / Pump It Up (snippet) / She Loves You (snippet)
Performance notes: This is one of three shows scheduled to make up for the postponed show that was planned to take place on 4 April 2006 at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium. Only performance of Out Of Control on Vertigo's fifth leg, and the first time it had been played in just over 13 months.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (4)
  2. The Joshua Tree (4)
  3. Achtung Baby (3)
  4. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)
  6. Boy (1)
  7. Rattle and Hum (1)
  8. Zooropa (1)
  9. War (1)
  10. Passengers (1)

best song performances

  1. Window In The Skies (16 votes)
  2. City Of Blinding Lights (8 votes)
  3. Vertigo (8 votes)
  4. Out Of Control (7 votes)
  5. The First Time (7 votes)
  6. Miss Sarajevo (6 votes)
  7. Bad (6 votes)
  8. The Fly (6 votes)
  9. Where The Streets Have No Name (3 votes)

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review by decisivenessmc

25 days ago

Performance

spoilers / all songs that aren't mentioned were meh or not noteworthy

City Of Blinding Lights: standard version but i liked the Tokyo improv stuff at the end from bono

Vertigo: interesting snippets but the second Vertigo of the night had better ones

Out Of Control: the i wanna be sedated snippet was very underwhelming, it was just a single line of "I wanna be sedated" as the song ended

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: this feels really early in the set for it but it's actually interesting because of the IALW snippet which I don't think I've heard before

Beautiful Day: for some reason any snippet in BD's outro is just really nice and this one is the same

The First Time: wish this was performed sporadically after this tour, would be a nice addition

Sunday Bloody Sunday: this was a super long sbs, the abraham thing was cool too though I do think it was done a lot on Vertigo

Bullet The Blue Sky: i hate the btbs solo on vertigo it just seems so EMPTY. i do love the johhny comes marching home and hands snippets on vertigo tour though which somewhat redeems the song

Pride: felt like a really short version for some reason

One: bono needs to take a chill pill with the politics. also the intro once the guitar came in sounded stupid because i think bono was trying to do something on his guitar (it wasn't great)

The Saints Are Coming: this song's cool but also really meh and really short

Window in The Skies: really underrated song imo, it's really cool and i wish it was performed more

Vertigo: great snippet choices, better than the first vertigo


Sound

I fail to understand how a single person could think this is an A+ recording.. at all. Use the YouTube source, it's better.

Edit: Cardboard forced me to bump this up so now it’s 3 stars

Recording: "This One Is For Us - Last night at Super Arena Japan 2006" - 4 stars

Audience

unsure about the u2start recording but they were around on the youtube source. nothing standout or anything though. (also I don't really get the point of this box.)

Overall

Highlights:
Out Of Control (Only performance on this leg)
Still Haven't Found (In A Little While snippet)
The First Time (played ~30 times on Vertigo and never before or after)
SBS (super long)
Window In The Skies (rare)
2nd Vertigo (good snippets)

Lowlights:
Bullet (The weird solo compared to prior tours just doesn't work for me but I love the snippets in it.)
Pride (felt short, not standout at all)
Streets (I love this song but the intro felt odd and it wasn't standout in any ways)
One (Bono needs to shut up about politics, at least it was all contained mostly prior to the song starting)

Overall a good show, but has really misleading reviews about the audio quality. This is not a 5 star recording.


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