Comments: U2 are billed as "U.2" and are given a ninety minute slot; they are followed by the Tony Stevens Band, a showband allocated a two hour slot. On some promo material, however, U2 get more prominent billing. The date and location of this concert have often been misreported over the years, with the date reversed (i.e. 2 February) and the town's name mangled. We currently believe this was U2's earliest performance in Tullamore; please contact us if you have any evidence of an earlier Tullamore gig. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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Not bad for being 19, 18, and 17 and pretty new to this whole rock band deal. Still finding their groove, though. They seem to be excited and lively, shame the sound isn't very good.
Bono is funny at the intro to Another Day and Boy-Girl.
Not awful, but not very good. The music is pretty clear, but the vocals are quite muffled. Mostly, you can tell when Bono is singing or speaking but it's often hard to tell what exactly the words are. There are places where it's better than others though. Recording: "Garden of Remembrance - Definitive Edition" - 3.5 stars
They weren't that into it. Cartoon World and the beginning of Boy-Girl were pretty much the only places where they were very enthusiastic.
Nothing spectacular, fun but inexperienced performance and mediocre sound. The main selling point for this boot is the number of early songs that were not released until the 2008 deluxe edition of Boy or remain unreleased. Out of a 16 song set, half of the songs fall into that category.
-Silver Lining (early version of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock) has really good music but the lyrics are hard to hear
-Stories for Boys
-Shadows and Tall Trees
-Twilight (very good musically, especially the intro)
-Out of Control
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CD1: 1980-03-02, The Garden of Eden, Tullamore, Ireland
01 - 11 O'clock tick tock
02 - Speed of light
03 - The magic carpet
04 - Stories for boys
05 - Trevor
06 - Another time, another place
07 - Another day
08 - The dream is over
09 - Pete the chop
10 - Cartoon world
11 - Jack in the box
12 - Shadows and tall trees
13 - A day without me
14 - Twilight
15 - Boy/Girl
16 - Out of control
Taped by : Harry C***EN
Transferred and encoded by: Max2Max (email@example.com) 11/26/2006
1: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
2: Speed Of Light
3: The Magic Carpet
4: Stories For Boys
6: Another Time, Another Place
7: Another Day
8: The Dream Is Over
9: Pete The Chop
10: Cartoon World
11: Jack In The Box
12: Shadows and Tall Trees
13: A Day Without Me
15: Boy / Girl
16: Out Of Control
Total Time: 63:30
Notes : 2nd transfer from the taper ! The first have slight gaps or error between tracks due to bad software, he sent me a corrected transfer.
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Comments from the taper:
This show was in "The Garden of Eden", Tullamore. This gig in Tullamore has never been logged correctly, so here it is.
U2 Played Tullamore, CO. Offaly in the midlands of Ireland on Sun 2nd March 1980.
This was one of the first times U2 played outside of the big cities (Dublin, Cork, etc...), and most of the locals were down in
the pub orin "THe Bridge House" dancing to Big Tom.
There were only about 20 people in the hall.
The hall was called "The Garden of Eden".
It's since been pulled down and a block of apartments built there.
I'm from Tullamore and I lived there at that time.
The problem with logging the show was that some reporter from NME or Melody Maker in England was with U2 that week and reported
the gig as being in "Tullyermeny" or somewhere like that.
As I said, there was on about 20 people there. What we lacked in numbers we made up for in volume.
My lasting impression of the gig was the presence of Bono - even then he was the center of attention.
The gig was recorded at the time on a tape deck. Some copies were given to friends from time to time, and so BAD boots of the gig have appeared.
This is from the original tape and it's now been cleaned up, and is on CD. The quality is very good for an audience tape.
Comments from Sean's Cdr trading Site:
Live from Tullamore at the Garden of Eden on March 2nd, 1980. This is sourced from the master analog audience recording.
It was recorded right in front of the stacks so the music is clear and there is little or no crowd interference.
It has a great soundboard feel to it. Yes - it's mono. Yes, it has a pretty harsh sound to it.
But where else can you hear early versions of "11 O'clock" and "Pete The Chop"? A really cool show for those who enjoy early U2 material.
If you're one of them, don't hesitate to get this!
***Big thanks to Harry For the source !!***
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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