1980-11-28 - Birmingham, England - Aston University


Performance notes: Last known performance of "Father is an Elephant"; the song would eventually evolve into the track "Rejoice". The sound quality at the start of the set was bad, reportedly a result of Bono attempting to adjust the sound setup.
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review by TheOcean81

4 years ago


The band performs an overall average show. Into The Heart sounds pretty good with a speech by Bono at the end, but the rest of the songs sound just average with nothing special.


The audio quality could be a lot better. The first 11 O'Clock Tick Tock and The Electric Co. are cut halfway through and the sound is very muffled throughout the show. It's still listenable, but not ideal by a longshot.
Recording: Audience microphone - 2.5 stars


The audience is indeed present and gives mild applause, but that's really all they do. They can be heard cheering during The Black Cat / Into The Heart and Bono tries to grab their attention at the beginning of Twilight, but other than that they are below average.


The highlights include Into The Heart and Another Time, Another Place. Overall, the show is perhaps one of the worst of the 1st leg. It's not necesarily bad at anything besides the audio quality, but almost every other European show is a better listen in my opinion.

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