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Very strong show. The band are really energetic and all songs are hit well. Bono fumbles in Raised By Wolves, but that’s about it.
The opening four songs are really energetic and loud. Bono’s band intros during Electric Co are fun and the Send In the Clowns snippet is strong. Iris and Cedarwood Road are excellent. Edge’s long outro on UTEOTW is lovely. Invisible is surprisingly strong. Adam and Larry own Even Better. California is fun and it’s honestly a crime it wasn’t played more. The Bono impersonator on Sweetest Thing is fun. Bullet rocks with crazy guitar work. Bono talks about Ireland’s gay marriage vote in Pride. The encore is alright; first leg Streets was not the song at its best but this version is pretty strong.
Very good sound. The band are nice and loud. Recording: "Bono vs Bono" - 4 stars
They’re good at places like Sweetest Thing and One karaoke but they’re not super present.
i+e pure energy on this show. Only four years ago but the band seem much looser and more youthful. A very, very good show with excellent sound.
- the energetic onslaught of the first four (especially The Miracle)
- Bullet the Blue Sky
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Selections from the following dates:
(1) 5/26/2015 - The Forum
(2) 5/27/2015 - The Forum
(R) 5/28/2015 - The Roxy
(3) 5/30/2015 - The Forum
(4) 5/31/2015 - The Forum
(5) 6/03/2015 - The Forum
* Note: Each track has a (#) to identify the show
Recordings are matrix recordings of Wireless and Audience Sources
Multiple Wireless Sources > Multitrack Recorder
Taper #1: Hoserama (for five out of six shows)
Taper #2: ProfessorCriminal (for 6/03/2015)
Mixed, Produced, and Mastered by Sharebear/Hoserama
Aligned in Adobe Audition
Mixed in Nuendo 4, using extra waves, Ozone, Slate plug-ins
Dithered using Izotope MBIT+
Flac'ed using Trader's Little Helper
Mix version 4
01 People have the Power (5/26)
02 Miracle of Joey Ramone (5/26)
03 The Electric Co (5/30)
04 Out of Control (5/27)
05 Vertigo (5/27)
06 I Will Follow (5/27)
07 Iris (5/27)
08 Cedarwood Road (5/26)
09 Song for Someone (5/31)
10 Sunday Bloody Sunday (5/31)
11 Raised By Wolves (5/27)
12 Until the End of the World (5/27)
13 Intermission (6/03)
14 Invisible (6/03)
15 Even Better... (5/26)
16 Mysterious Ways (6/03)
17 Desire (5/27)
18 Angel of Harlem (5/27)
19 California (5/26)
20 Sweetest Thing (5/26)
21 Elevation (5/30)
22 Stuck in A Moment (5/30)
23 When Love Comes to Town (5/31)
24 Volcano (6/03)
25 Ordinary Love (6/03)
26 Bono Meets Elvis (6/03)
27 Every Breaking Wave (6/03)
28 Bullet the Blue Sky (5/27)
29 Hands That Built America (5/27)
30 Pride (5/30)
31 Beautiful Day (5/31)
32 The Troubles (6/03)
33 Bad (5/27)
34 All I Want is You (5/31)
35 With or Without You (5/31)
36 Encore (5/31)
37 Hawkins Video (5/31)
38 City of Blinding Lights (6/03)
39 Mother and Child (6/03)
40 Where the Streets... (5/27)
41 Still Haven't Found... (5/30)
42 One (6/03)
43 '40' (5/27)
44 The Ocean (Roxy)
45 Eleven O’clock Tick Tock (Roxy)
46 Sunday Bloody Sunday (Roxy)
Before the 2015 tour dates were announced, an LA-based U2 filmer tried to talk me into doing a big project for upcoming U2 LA shows. The plan was to an "ultimate" version of LA to include 4k multicams with high end audio of all songs performed in LA. The multicam part stalled out but I always kept the project in mind. In the fall/winter of 2015, I completed mixes of 5/27 + 5/28 + 5/31 + 6/3, but never started the other two shows. With the hopes to finalize the project before the new Joshua Tree Gimmick Tour, I started working on mixes of 5/26 + 5/27 + 5/30 concurrently (revised the original 5/27 mix). So with full mixes of every show done, it was a matter of stitching everything together into something cohesive.
I tried to keep the structure of the show. However there are some overlaps, such as the two band intros mid-song or three successive closing songs. Since I wanted to include all tracks performed throughout the 6 show residency, compromises were made. The clips from the Roxy Club show didn't fit into the main arena set, so they're tacked on as bonus tracks.
Song selection was mostly at my discretion (for songs with multiple takes). Feel free to criticize all you want. Sometimes I had an easy choice with goofed up versions, but other times it was just a personal preference.
I would argue the LA run is where the 2015 tour really came together. The Phoenix shows were surprisingly good, but the stretch in LA was something special. After the show of 5/26/2015, U2's Tour Manager of 33 years Dennis Sheehan passed away in his hotel room. By all reports, everybody in U2 land was shocked and heartbroken. Throughout the remainder of the shows, Bono would discuss the importance of Dennis and their loss. I've tried to retain some of these moments within the compilation.
As a personal (and brief) review of each show:
Night 1 (5/26/2015) - something of a glitchy show and not their best.
Night 2 (5/27/2015) - U2 turned in one of the best emotional shows I've seen by U2, and has the highest number of songs in the set.
Roxy (5/28/2015) - started as a make-up promo show, but turned into one of the most energetic and unique shows by U2 in the last 15 years.
Night 3 (5/30/2015) - had highlights but was a bit of an emotional let-down compared to the past couple shows.
Night 4 (5/31/2015) - U2 turned it around with an outstanding high energy show with night 4, much better than the previous night
Night 5 (6/03/2015) - Unfortunately I couldn't make it for Night 5, but others reported it to be an outstanding closing show to the LA Residency.
Recording & Mix Notes:
This is a mix of several wireless sources plus variety of audience sources. I can achieve a pretty clear band mix using the wireless, but need the audience recording to capture the live room sound with the audience recording. These prove to be the biggest variable in sound, as adding too much audience recording muddies the sound, but also adds life. Additionally, each audience recording acts and behaves very differently. I did the best I could to my ears, but others might have different preferences.
5/26 + 5/27 + 5/30 were all mixed at the same time, so sound the most alike. The other shows will sound a bit different, but hopefully not too distracting.
Special thanks go to the other tapers in ProfessorCriminal, MH, Bedoc, JB, JEMS, TallTaper, and mixster_. Their contributions were essential for the project.
As always, I give a friendly encouragement to people to get into taping and mixing. Just take the craft seriously and it will reward you many times over.
Wireless recordings are not for everyone. If not they're not your thing, either sonically or ethically, there's excellent audience recordings out there.
Similarly, I'm mixing primarily for my ears. This is what sounds best to me. This may not sound best to you. That's a fair statement. I'm open to honest criticism (although you should have caught me when I was working on the mix!), but pointless complaining is unappreciated (naturally). Let's play nice.
Not currently planning on releasing any other 2015 stuff at this time.
Please don't sell this recording in any way - no cash for blanks, 2:1s, or any other form of "getting paid for your time". Just share it freely.
Please don't convert to mp3, then back to wave, and then trade it around. This stuff is too easy to find on torrents now.
Please do not attempt to remaster/remix this recording and spread it around. This has been heavily processed, and if you want to do your own mix, go get the wireless recordings (good luck) and do it yourself from scratch.
Also, please don't torrent or post on other sites without at least dropping me a line and asking. I may want to just post it there myself. Please ask (and wait for permission!) before putting it into any matrix + video. If you ask nicely, I will likely say “yes”.
01-The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
02-The Electric Co.
04-I Will Follow
05-Iris (Hold Me Close)
07-Song For Someone
08-Sunday Bloody Sunday
09-Raised By Wolves
10-Until The End Of The World
11-[intermission: The Wanderer]
13-Even Better Than The Real Thing
15-California (There Is No End To Love)
16-[Bono vs. Bono]
17-Sweetest Thing (feat. Hollywood Bono)
18-Every Breaking Wave
19-Bullet The Blue Sky
20-The Hands That Built America [excerpt]
21-Pride (In The Name Of Love)
23-With Or Without You
24-City Of Blinding Lights
26-Mother And Child Reunion [excerpt]
27-Where The Streets Have No Name
"I really like the ijwthstd recording (shared after MH, that's
why I dubbed it "recorder 2"), the only thing was that the recording
of Invisible was not as good as that from MH - so I lend it and eq'ed
& balanced it to match the rest of the ijwthstd source."
ORIGINAL NOTES (ijwthstd):
"Not bad for something recorded from the cheap seats but I was on the
aisle and had the PA pointed right at me. Thought about going to more
shows but everything worked out so well here I think I will quit while
I am ahead."
"Please don't stick on any other torrent sites, I am posting here first
and will get to the others when I can."
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 256, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
26 Mai 2015
Los Angeles (Inglewood), CA
01. People Have the Power
02. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
03. The Electric Co.
05. I Will Follow
06. Iris (Hold Me Close)
07. Cedarwood Road
08. Song for Someone
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. Raised by Wolves
11. Until the End of the World
13. Even Better Than the Real Thing
14. Mysterious Ways
15. California (There Is No End to Love)
16. Sweetest Thing
17. Every Breaking Wave
18. Bullet the Blue Sky
19. Pride (In the Name of Love)
20. Beautiful Day
21. With or Without You
22. City of Blinding Lights
23. Where the Streets Have No Name
01 The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
02 The Electric Co.
04 I Will Follow
05 Iris (Hold Me Close)
06 Cedarwood Road
07 Song for Someone
08 Sunday Bloody Sunday
09 Raised by Wolves
10 Until the End of the World
12 Even Better Than the Real Thing
13 Mysterious Ways
14 California (There Is No End to Love)
15 Sweetest Thing
16 Every Breaking Wave
17 Bullet the Blue Sky
18 Pride (In the Name of Love)
19 Beautiful Day
20 With or Without You
21 City of Blinding Lights
22 Where the Streets Have No Name
Total Time: 125:31
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
01. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
02. The Electric Co.
04. I Will Follow
05. Iris (Hold Me Close)
06. Cedarwood Road
07. Song For Someone
08. Sunday Bloody Sunday
09. Raised By Wolves
10. Until The End Of The World
11. (intermission - The Wanderer)
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Mysterious Ways
15. California (There Is No End To Love)
16. Sweetest Thing (with HollywoodBonoJoe Hier)
17. Every Breaking Wave
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19. Hands That Built America (partial)
20. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
21. Beautiful Day
22. With Or Without You
23. -Stephen Hawking-
24. City Of Blinding Lights
25. Mother And Child Reunion (partial)
26. Where The Streets Have No Name
Not bad for something recorded from the cheap seats but I was on the aisle and had the PA pointed right at me. Thought about going to more shows but everything worked out so well here I think I will quit while I am ahead.
Please don't stick on any other torrent sites, I am posting here first and will get to the others when I can.
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