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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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- Bono, on Microsoft guru Bill Gates, at the World Economic Forum, 2002
did you know
Get On Your Boots is about Bono taking his family on vacation to France and witnessing warplanes flying overhead at the start of the Iraq War. The chant "let me in the sound" was developed late in the recording sessions and became a theme throughout parts of the album.