1981-01-23 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - McMordie Hall Queen's University

setlist

Comments: 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.
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  1. Boy (8)

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review by TheOcean81

2 months ago

Performance

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!

Sound

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

Audience

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.

Overall

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)"

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"BBC Northern Ireland - Original broadcast 1981"

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"Belfast Boy (complete radio broadcast)"

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