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01-Another Time Another Place
03-An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart
04-I Threw A Brick Through A Window
05-Cry-The Electric Co.
06-I Fall Down
08-Stories For Boys
09-I Will Follow
11-Out Of Control
[encore fades (tape flip)]
13-11 O'Clock Tick Tock/The Ocean
NB: "Gloria" is missing and "ATAP" is joined in progres
Taper Mike Day contacted me on U2Start with his hitherto unknown recording
of Sheffield '81. The initial transfer was done quite rudimentary but already
sounding very good. Especially compared to the only known source for this show,
which is barely listenable...if listenable at all…!
So safe to say that this an upgrade, but I think that this recording also stands
out amongst other early UK October shows. And what makes it even more great that
this Sheffield gig was really nice. The band seemed relaxed and self confident.
Or perhaps they just felt safe and at home with the Sheffield crowd. And it did
great for the music and the songs.
As taper and master tape are residing in California, USA, we were very pleased
that JEMSHQ was willing to make a tape transfer on their legendary Nakamichi
CR-7A tape machine. This tape probably has never sounded this good, and we’re
all very happy to make it available for the first time to the community.
Unfortunately "Gloria" is missing, but for the rest all other notes were captured!
My “post-production” didn’t involve any EQ or other dynamic processing. Just the
bear necessities like pitch adjustment (with “Spectral Pitch Analysis” > A=440),
re-sampling, dither, some simple fades and the track split.
BIG thanks to Erik of JEMSHQ for making the best tape transfer possible (and
giving me the opportunity to “work” in cooperation with the legendary JEMS!).
BIG thanks to Seneca as well for being more than just the “man in the middle…”
LAST but not least, the BIGGEST thanks to Mike for contacting me and making
this recording available for everyone…!!!
Joyce - BIGGIRL
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 256, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 48000, channels: 1
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what they said
"We don’t want to repeat ourselves, even with the songs people know really well. The songs get worn out if you play them the same way night after night. I realize that people want to hear a song a certain way, but I think they get off on seeing us attack a tune and have some fun with it."
- Edge on changing songs like Bullet The Blue Sky live, 2008
did you know
Starting from Summer 2007 to Summer 2008, U2 had written and recorded 50-60 songs for a new record with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. 11 of these were released on 2009's No Line On The Horizon.