1981-06-08 - Geleen, Netherlands - Sportpark


setlist

Comments: 'Pinkpop Festival' - Other bands include New Adventures, Fischer Z, Madness, Michael Shenker Group, The Pretenders, Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Boy (10)
  2. B-sides and singles (2)
  3. Other songs (1)

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review by CMIPalaeo

4 months ago

Performance

Energetic boys playing like their lives depend on it. Bono is so enthused it sounds like he's about to explode - so a typical early 80s show, then. Overall, it's a terrific showing of their drive.

11 O'Clock Tick Tock is a properly long, heavy version. Into the Heart is quite strong. Bono says Another Time, Another Place is for dancing. He goes all in on The Electric Co. Edge comes through very well in a terrific version of Stories For Boys. The Stories For Boys-Boy/Girl-Out of Control sequence is brilliantly done, although Bono fumbles over some of the OOC lyrics. Bono sings a little extra intro to Twilight, and Edge's solo is blistering. The second IWF ends the show on a high.


Sound

You really couldn't complain. Sounds terrific.
Recording: FM Aerial Broadcast - 4.5 stars

Audience

Bono jokes that the festival crowd shouldn't know who U2 are, but they certainly seem to know them - and love them, too! They're not too prominent in the mix on much of the recording, but they still sound good! Check them out after OOC.

Overall

Very strong show. You get to hear U2 really building their reputation as a fundamentally live band.

Highlights:
- 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (as always!)
- Another Time, Another Place
- Stories For Boys
- Boy/Girl
- Twilight


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FM Aerial Broadcast

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast
  • Credits: Trevor (Remasterer)
  • Equipment: Adobe Audition (Sound Editor), CoolEdit 2000 (Sound Editor), CDWave (Sound Editor), Trader's Little Helper (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: FM broadcast > analog master > 1st gen TDK SA cassette > Frontier Designs Tango 24 @ 44.1Khz,24bit > Waves IDR Type 1 dithering plug-in > WAV (16 bit) > WAVpack lossless compression > WAV > Cooledit Pro v1.2 (normalization at 100% w/dither) > CDWav 1.73 (track divisions) > MKWAct 0.9 beta 1 > SHN + .skt > Trader's Little Helper 2.0.1 > WAV > Adobe Audition 3.0 + Har-Bal 2.3 (remastering) > CD Wave Editor 1.96.1 (track divisions) > Trader's Little Helper 2.0.1 > FLAC v1.2.1 encoding (level 6) > FLAC
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"Pictures In Grey"

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: Tube (Silver Manufacturer)
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  1. Adam performing
  2. Adam and Bono
  3. Bono playing with the microfone
  4. U2 rocking
  5. Bono and Adam
  6. Adam on stage
  7. Adam rocking