1980-12-04 - Paris, France - Baltard Pavilion


Performance notes: U2's first concert in France.
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review by TheOcean81

4 years ago


U2 is really hyped to be in Paris for the first time! They put on an outstanding performance. Another Time, Another Place and especially The Cry/Electric. Co are full of energy. They also perform once of the cleanest performances of Things To Make And Do. Even though we're missing setlist classics such as Out Of Control, A Day Without Me and Stories For Boys, the band mostly makes up for it with their stellar performance of the other songs.


The recording sounds very clear and Bono is easy to understand. Had to dock points because the first 11 O'Clock Tick Tock and part of The Black Cat is missing. Otherwise, excellent quality, especially for the time.
Recording: "Sony TCD5 M + Phonia powered mics (master)" - 4 stars


The audience cheers after every song and doesn't interfere with the quality of the recording. Bono interacts with them often and their energy helps the band perform well. They could be more enthused with the band but they don't detract too much from the performance.


Some highlights include Things To Make And Do, The Cry/Electric. Co, and I Will Follow, but all of the songs are performed really well. The band's first show in France definitely deserves a listen by any early U2 fan. If we had the complete setlist avaliable then the concert would be five stars, but it's still really good!

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