1983-05-07 - Albany, New York - State University Of New York


Performance notes: U2 perform at a university festival. The other acts are Robert Hazard and David Johansen.
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  1. Boy (6)
  2. War (6)
  3. October (1)

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review by 2UToo

4 months ago


Musically, there aren't any complaints to be made as this was a really tight show with some great musicianship by all of them. Unfortunately, Bono was quite unstable, hitting some great belts and sustains but having some really nasty (and funny) voice cracks. Even The Edge had a hilarious voice crack during 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' which was a joy to hear


Sound was listenable although not too pleasant.
Recording: Audience microphone - 2.5 stars


Pretty alright and they interacted well whenever Bono directly addressed them but not the best audience in the world.


Not too much to say about this show honestly, it was pretty good with a few awesome moments but mostly just a really tight showing of the early years of the band, lots of funny stage banter and adlibbing by Bono like during 'Two Hearts Beat As One's snippet 'Let's Twist Again'. Enjoyed the energy but wouldn't relisten (except for The Edge's already mentioned voice crack...sorry haha!)

Highlights: Out of Control, Surrender, The Cry / The Electric Co.

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