Performance notes: This concert is filmed by the BBC. The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Cry / The Electric Co., and Out of Control are broadcast. I Will Follow is released on Love U2, a 33-minute video that could be downloaded from iTunes with a coupon from the U2 video iPod. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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U2 came to Belfast ready to perform! Bono's voice is a little raspy but it barely takes away from the performance. He is very happy with the crowd hyping the band up and sings really well because of it. The Edge and Adam are on point as well, and Larry sounds great too. Even in the bonus tracks, the band sounds really good!
This particular recording includes some of the main Belfast show along with some 'bonus tracks' from the Boy Tour era. Both the officially broadcast and other tracks from Belfast sound astonishingly good. The bonus tracks are also clear as day. Adam's bass really comes through on some tracks too. Overall, this recording is a very well put together compilation! Recording: "BBC Northern Ireland - Original broadcast 1981" - 4.5 stars
This show has one of the best audiences of the whole Boy Tour. The show opens to them chanting U2, and they cheer extremely loudly for every and during each song from Belfast. The enthusiasm for U2 is through the roof! The bonus tracks included in this recording also have good audiences, with the excepcion of The Ocean which was broadcast on The Whistler television show.
The highlights are the four officially broadcasted tracks, along with the bonus track The Ocean. The audience's enthusiasm combined with the band's amazing performance makes this a great Boy Tour show for any early U2 fan. Highly recommend!
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"BBC Four Rebroadcast 2019 (4 tracks only - Belfast 1981 Live EP)"
Origins: DVB-C Television Broadcast
Credits:BigGiRL (Recording transferer), BBC (Audio Taper)
02-11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03-Cry-The Electric Co.
04-Out Of Control
Originally broadcasted by the BBC on August 12, 1981 &
re-broadcasted on BBC Four on March 16, 2019.
The four U2 songs were alternated with the set of Stiff
Little Fingers, so I had to make some edits. An while
at it, I also reduced a few odd peaks here and there so
volume could be adjusted without any clipping.
The good news is that BBC 4 seemed to have aired this
rebroadcast without significant loudness boost (if any).
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 256, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 48000, channels: 2
Tour : Boy Tour
Leg : Leg 2 - North America + Europe
Date : 01.23.1981
Country : Irlande
Town : Belfast
Place : Queen's University
Source : Broadcast
Integral : Complete
Lineage: Unknown tape -> unknown CD-R -> FLAC via xACT
Disc 1 (00:41:06)
1. Intro / announcer
2. The Ocean
3. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
4. An Cat Dubh
5. Into The Heart
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. The Electric Co.
8. Things To Make & Do
10. I Will Follow
11. Out Of Control
Here's another one while I have out this big BOY Tour CD wallet. I've seen another bootleg of this show called "Boy Belfast" but it only had 10 tracks, where this has 11 (it includes the introduction of the band by the BBC announcer stating various accolades). Very nice early FM broadcast.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 181, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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what they said
"It was a great discovery when we realised the 360 tour production was all about intimacy. These acoustic moments became a peak of some kind."
- Bono on Stuck In A Moment
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.