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Good performance, the band are loud, Bono is talkative and funny.
All songs are delivered well but some aren't at their very best -- Rejoice, The Electric Co, and Gloria are all quite good but not great.
Out of Control is extended with additional lyrics. The Ocean is extended with a longer outro, with militaristic drumming.
I would give this at least 4 stars because the sound quality is quite good for 1981, quite clear, BUT there are technical issues with the recording that lead to a long silence early in I Fall Down. Because of this, I'm lowering the rating; the sound on the intact songs is quite good. Recording: "07/02/1981 - Roskilde " - 3 stars
Good audience, they cheer but they're not a major presence. They sing along at the appropriate moments but they're not stunning.
Good show, nothing amazing. The sound messes up badly during a nice performance of I Fall Down. Bono is funny and the sound is good for the most part but the show is short and nothing really shines. You can take it or leave it, really.
-what can be heard of I Fall Down
-I Will Follow
-the longer Out of Control
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"07/02/1981 - Roskilde "
Origins: Analogue Cable Television Broadcast
Lineage: unknown bootleg with unknown lineage [NB: date on cover is incorrect - should be 1982]
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"These are songs of innocence, songs of experience. The central theme of that whole album is that naïveté is a powerful thing, in the sense that you are more powerful sometimes by not knowing what you're up against in this life."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
The song 'Is That All?' is about Bono acknowledging his feelings of creative frustration and failure.