May 12, 2015
4-5 Wireless Sources > Multitrack Recorder
Mixed, Produced, and Mastered by Sharebear/Hoserama
Aligned in Adobe Audition
Mixed in Reaper, using extra waves and Ozone plug-ins
Dithered using Izotope MBIT+
Flac'ed using Trader's Little Helper
Mix version 20200605
05/12/2015 Set 1 (Full Band)
02. Guitar - Iris
03. Guitar - Pride
04. Guitar - Where The Streets Have No Name
05. Guitar - Miracle Drug
06. Bullet Warm-Up
07. Bono and Band
10. Pride (Partial)
12. Bullet the Blue Sky
14. Pride (Partial)
16. Even Better Than the Real Thing
18. Mysterious Ways
20. Brat on the Beat
21. Miracle of Joey Ramone
25. Iris Backing Tracks
05/12/2015 Set 2 (Full Band)
01. Stage Warm-up
02. Brat on the Beat
03. Miracle of Joey Ramone (Partial)
05. Miracle of Joey Ramone (Partial)
06. Miracle of Joey Ramone (Partial)
07. Miracle of Joey Ramone (Partial)
08. Miracle of Joey Ramone
09. Out of Control
11. I Will Follow
13. Cedarwood Road
14. Song for Someone
15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
16. Raised By Wolves
17. Until the End of the World
20. Even Better Than the Real Thing
22. Mysterious Ways
23. The Sweetest Thing
24. Every Breaking Wave
25. Bullet the Blue Sky
28. The Troubles
29. With Or Without You
31. Echo Bono
32. City of Blinding Lights
33. Beautiful Day
35. Stephen Hawkins Video
36. Miracle Drug
37. Mother and Child
38. Where The Streets Have No Name
39. Good Night
40. Guitar - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Recording & Mixing Notes:
Recorded multiple feeds through these rehearsals. Occasional static here and there, most of which has been cleaned up. Clicks and counts have been mostly scrubbed, but you might hear a bit leftover here and there. The quiet nature of rehearsals tend to highlight some of the low-level imperfections that a robust crowd might hide.
Home stretch of rehearsals with the band moving from PNE over to Rogers arena for 3 final days of rehearsals, and then two shows. However, Larry's father passed away over the weekend, so they made a clone and called him Keith. Keith subbed in for the three rehearsal days, with Larry barely making it back in time for the opening night show. The cloning process wasn't exact, so you'll find Edge giving him a fair amount of extra cues and pointers, and some interesting different drumming styles here and there.
Set 1 is a full band workshop set. I believe Bono joins after the band has been working for about 30 minutes. They try a couple different arrangements with Bullet, Bono even going back to the original Joshua Tree lyrics. Apparently they try some sort of chair prop, but was dissatisfied to the point of discussing dropping it. I can imagine that Edge is just shaking his head during this discussion with Bono having a diva moment...dropping a centerpiece song after including it in the rehearsal set for several weeks at this point.
Set 2 is a full dress rehearsal. This marks the last time that Bono's lame "Echo Bono" gag shows up, and or the appearance of the acoustic Mysterious Ways. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when Wille or somebody else had a heart to heart with Bono that the "Echo Bono" fake phone call would get an cringe and small laugh the first night, and then fall flat every successive night. I'm amazed it lasted this close to opening night. Bono runs out of steam a bit towards the end, and sleepwalks through Where the Streets Have no Name. Show ends with a nice thank you to Keith. And like the night before, several false starts to Miracle of Joey Ramone before they finally get underway.
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