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The band puts on a great show here. Bono's voice is a bit scratchy throughout the show but it doesn't hinder the songs for the most part. Adam, Larry, and The Edge perform every song near perfectly. Nothing here sounds bad at all. The only song missing from the setlist is A Day Without Me, everything else is here and it's really good! It's classic early U2.
The recording sound quality is definitely among the best of the Boy Tour. All of the instuments and Bono can be distinguished from each other very clearly, and the audio doesn't have annoying white noise or muffling. The recording quality is comparable to the standards we'd expect from a live show from today. Had to dock points only because the second performance of The Ocean is missing. However, the "I'm Just Waking Up!" recording does have that performance along with numerous soundchecks of the show, so one can make a complete setlist. Recording: "FM rebroadcast" - 5 stars
The audience is definitely there and they cheer after all the songs, but they aren't that enthusiatic. They aren't the worst on the Boy Tour but they could be much more into the show. Bono even tells them that the evening is up to the audience after Another Time, Another Place. They do pick it up by the end of the show.
The highlights are practically every song, but some of my favorites are the clear performance of Touch, the energetic Another Time, Another Place, Twilight with it's extra lyrics, and the second 11 O'Clock Tick Tock. Overall, this concert is definitely a must listen for any U2 fan. Amazing audio quality combined with a great performance makes this one absolutely worth your time!
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Feb 12, 1981 Netherland, Den Haag, Paard Van Troje
FM rebroadcast July 31, 2006
Radio 2, KRO zomerfestival, The Netherlands
Lineageinfo: Cable-FM > Sony MDJA20-ES (using Musichord interconnects)
Sony MDS-JE500 > to HDD via Furukawa optical cable >
Soundblaster Platinum 5.1 >
Cooledit pro v2.0 (for edits and fades) > CDWAV 1.94.5 >
Flac 1.7.1 Etree edition (level 8)
Running time 52:28
01. intro music and DJ intro 01:24
02. The Ocean 01:49
03. 11 O'clock Tick Tock 05:08
04. Touch 03:09
05. An Cat Dubh 04:34
06. Into The Heart 03:21
07. Another Time, Another Place 04:35
08. Electric Co. 04:50
09. Things To Make And Do 02:18
10. Stories For Boys 03:10
11. Twilight 04:16
12. I Will Follow 04:11
13. 11 O'clock Tick Tock 05:07
14. Out Of Control 04:09
15. DJ closing 00:27
* The ocean was played twice (you can hear a very small snippet of this at the
end of the second 11 0' clock tick tock), this was unfortunately left out of the broadcast
* DJ starts talking very quickly at the end of "Out of control"
Seeded on U2torrents.com August 1, 2006
Recording and transfer by firstname.lastname@example.org
12.02.1981 Netherland, Den Haag, Paard Van Troje
Im Just Waking Up!
Very Good Soundbord
Source: 1st gen. copy of master video
History: VHS > Sony SLV-E720 > Cooledit 2000 > WAV > CD-R > EAC >HDD > .WAV > .FLAC (Level 6)
Quality: very good Soundboard
Complete show plus soundcheck.
01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
04. An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart
05. Another Time, Another Place
06. Electric Co.
07. Things To Make And Do
08. Stories For Boys
10. I Will Follow
11. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
12. The Ocean
13. Out Of Control
14. Jamsession (Edge on drums, Bono on guitar!)
15. Soundcheck 11 O'clock Tick Tock
16. Soundcheck An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart
17. Soundcheck I Will Follow
18. Adam and Edge warming up
please note: there is a mistake on the coverart. the tracklisting above is the right one.
Comments by u2depot: This one's taken from a first gen copy of a pro shot
master video recorded for Dutch television. (NOT from one of the silver
CD bootlegs of this gig that are in existence). To my knowledge this video
never aired though. It's their first (and only) performance in the city of
The Hague and the sixth show in The Netherlands. There were 500 in attendance.
After Into The Heart Bono mentions the band's first visit to Amsterdam:
"We played a place called the milky-something, a very, very strange place."
(The Milkyway 10/15/81, second performance ever outside of Ireland and England).
During I Will Follow Bono is late for the second verse because he gets tangled
up in his microphone wire. The last track starts with Adam extensively
rehearsing the bass section between An Cath Dubh and Into The Heart and
towards the end Edge comes in to improvise a bit, resulting in what would
later become Fire.
Not to be missed by any fan who likes the early live material I'd say.
For more infos check Pimm.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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did you know
In September 1976, Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a notice on Mount Temple Comprehensive School's bulletin board to form a band. With seven responses to Larry's note, the band which were known at the time as The Hype, The Larry Mullen Band, Feedback and later U2 is whittled down to four as seen from 1980's debut Boy to the current day.