1980-11-21 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Nite Club


Performance notes: This is U2's first concert in Scotland and the band achieves a sell-out attendance of 400 people. The setlist is believed to be incomplete; a review in 'The Student' offhandedly mentions "Twilight" and "Shadows and Tall Trees" ("I mean, we can’t have no punks singing all this romantic stuff about childish innocence, “Twilight” and “Shadows and Tall Trees”, can we?"), but it is not certain if they were actually played. If they were then this is the only known performance of "Shadows and Tall Trees" after the release of Boy, and only it's second of the tour.
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  1. Boy (8)
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review by LikeASong

7 years ago


They're probably on fire but we can't tell due to the dismal sound.


It sounds like the microphone was enclosed in a plastic bag that was then placed at the bottom of a water bucket and hid underneath a couple of thick blankets that were then placed in a house across the street from Edinburgh's Nite Club... 1 star is being generous.
Recording: Audience microphone - 0.5 stars


This was their first concert in Scotland and if the sound was better you'd probably be able to tell the audience was pretty passionate about it. Their long term relationship with Scotland started here and these lucky 400 people were responsible of it.


Well, I don't really know how to rate. It's hard to tell what the gig was truly like.

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