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The Joshua Tree, released on 1987, was U2's love letter to America. 30 years on, nothing's changed. U2 loves America. They love the 'idea' and the heart of America and last night the urged the people from Louisville and Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville, Asheville, Greensboro and...Raleigh to love those things as well.
Recognizing the hurt and issues dividing us, they called us...no almost pleaded with us to understand that all we think divides America pales to destroy what binds us....it is ONE thing. Our heart. The world sees us as we should, where dreams and opportunity are welcomed, encouraged and lauded. The world still 'wants' us to not be great....but good. Good in spirit and soul.
America IS great.... America is 'the' place, what U2 wanted us to take away from their 2 plus hours with us.... is that we recognize in the people standing next to us, irrespective of belief, history....we are ONE.
Last night we had a service, Bono was our preacher and he and his three Irish brothers showed us how easy it is to love America....
We just need to.....want to as much as the rest of the world.
" we have to carry each other "
This part is only rated, not commented on Recording: "Zoom H1 - AT831" - 3.5 stars
This part is only rated, not commented on
9 hours later, from Raleigh to Louisville, my family including my two boys witnessed something special. This was the first concert for both my boys 9 & 12, that didn't involve a symphony. Sharing this with them I will take with e forever.
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01 Sunday Bloody Sunday (5:31)
02 New Year's Day (5:46)
03 Bad (8:32)
04 Pride (in the name of love) (5:02)
05 Where The Streets Have No Name (6:49)
06 I Still Haven't Found What I Am Looking For (4:08)
07 With Or Without You (5:16)
08 Bullet The Blue Sky (5:31)
09 Running To Stand Still (4:51)
10 Red Hill Mining Town (4:50)
11 In God's Country (4:03)
12 Trip Through Your Wires (6:36)
13 One Tree Hill (5:26)
14 Exit (5:23)
15 Mothers Of The Disappeared (4:48)
16 - (2:34)
17 Miss Sarajevo (6:07)
18 Ultraviolet (light my way) (7:06)
19 One (7:03)
20 Beautiful Day (6:36)
21 Elevation (3:31)
22 Vertigo (4:31)
So, a disclaimer from someone who has never given much thought to ever seeing U2 or listening to any of their records.
1) I have never heard a U2 record in it's entirety (before this show) other than Joshua Tree (and that was in preparation for this show)
2) I have never taped a show in a stadium (from U2's "red zone" no less) and
3) after seeing them live, I can finally understand why this band is so loved, be it being overwhelmed w/ Bono's positivity, The Edge's guitar textures, Clayton's smooth bass, or Mullen's subtle and under appreciated drumming.
If you want a show recorded from a bar by Bolt Thrower, Converge, or Neurosis, I am your guy. I love recording raw, loud, visceral. melt-your-fucking face metal. Undoubtedly, those show are easier to record, because you can plant yourself in front of the speaker at 10 feet and let the capture do the work for you. It is so loud that any fan screaming is usually drowned out by the sheer volume of the sound. This was a lot harder to judge.
Anyway, my friend from work loves U2. Like, loves U2. He had a friend who was able to get tickets in the "red zone" and since we had always wanted to see a concert together I went (not knowing just how fucking long the lines were to park and to leave afterwards). So, anyway, I suddenly found myself overwhelmed by being at the center of this huge stadium 20 feet from the "B" stage. Because of the generosity of my friend (Thanks Tony!) and his friend (Thanks Steve!), I thought the least I could do was record the show to show my gratitude for the chance to see a legendary band that close.
About the recording. I have only heard some samples from this tour and there are couple things I'd like to mention before you download.
1) It doesn't sound distant. It sounds like you are really close to the band.
2) Some of Bono's vocals are a little hot. I give this up to setting the recording level higher than I would in a bar, club, arena, or amphitheater, due to the distance I was from the speakers and my lack of experience with stadium sound.
3) The bass, guitar, and drums are nice and clear.
4) There is notable audience chatter between songs and during quieter songs. (Why can't people stop talking during quiet parts and just appreciate the band?!)
5) People do sing around me on some parts. I don't know if that is just from being surrounded by hardcore fans or if this a universal phenomenon for U2. Happens about 5% of the listening time.
So, anyway, I would recommend it. A- recording most of the time with the 5 above caveats. (Not including the first song, where everyone is loud as fuck). But once again that is subjective. If you aren't happy with it after you download, please be tactful with your criticism. I am not posting mp3 snippets.
One last thing. I know this sounds cheesy but I want to thank all the hardcore U2 fans who are responsible for this band's longevity. They wouldn't have been touring 38-39 years later for me to witness them for the first time without you.
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"There's a small population of U2 fans that really 'get' us. If we could play a concert to just them, that would be a dream of ours. If only there was someone who could identify and lable these fans and assemble them for us....even give them a name, that would be really helpful."
- Larry Mullen jr., 1997
did you know
The song 'When Love Comes To Town' is about the redemptive power of love, with a biblical theme.