1980-02-26 - Dublin, Ireland - National Stadium

setlist

Performance notes: After the show, U2 signed their first contract with Island Records. The performance of Cartoon World at this show is included on the Boy remaster's bonus disc. A bootleg recording of the full main set exists. A Hot Press review notes that there was a "stinging encore", The Electric Co., which is possibly the first performance of that song.
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songs per album

  1. Boy (7)

best song performances

  1. Shadows And Tall Trees (7 votes)

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review by Lukinator

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Recording: CD Silver - 4 stars

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Overall

2/26/1980 - Dublin, Ireland

Executives at Island Records saw this show, and after it, signed U2. Ireland Records choice was understandable, as this gig contains so much energy from all four of the guys. Though, even though how much energy there was, Bono's voice is no where near as good as it would be in the coming months on Boy, and its tour. A funny part of the show is when right before Trevor(which would later become Touch) some guy gets on stage and starts swearing at the band. Security was good at National Stadium though, and he was taken off stage in a matter of seconds. After this incident, Bono makes the cheeky remark of "Thank you, dont mention it". The crowd, besides the guy that stormed the stage at the beginning of Trevor, were absolutely loving up the show. It is very cool listening to a lot of U2's early unreleased / not released in its form played songs.
Some of the examples of these songs that would be vastly changed are the previously mentioned Trevor, and Silver Lining(which would eventually become 11 O' Clock Tick Tock).
A must listen for that, because they are all great versions, along with Shadows and Tall Trees (the only Boy song not played on the Boy Tour), Another Day (U2's actual first single, and also wasnt played on the Boy Tour), Twilight (which is surprisingly better than the single version), Out of Control, and Another Time Another Place (which along with the other Boy songs played, sounded very different from their Boy counterparts), and also because of how significant the show is in U2's history. A great first taste of U2.

Official Release: Cartoon World on the Boy Deluxe edition

Fun Fact: Allegedly The Electric Co. made its debut at this show and was great, though there is no recording of this encore


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  • Recordings available: 5
  • Show downloads: 2015

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CD Silver

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: Chelsea Records (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: Silver CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN > WAV > MP3@192
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Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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CD Silver

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: Red Devil (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: Silver CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN
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FM Aerial Broadcast

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast
  • Credits: Mauxworld (Recording transferer)
  • Equipment: TEAC W-416 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: Fm radio > 2 gen cassette (sony hf 60) > Teac cassette player w 416 > extreme 5.1 soundcard
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"The Dream Come True Volume One "

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: The Flying Tigers (Silver Manufacturer)
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"Dark And Day - The Early Years 1978-1980"

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: P and C Music (Silver Manufacturer)
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