June 11, 1983
Recording: ECM 939T > Sony WM-D6
Transfer: 1st Generation Tape > Nakamichi DR 01 (azimuth adjusted)
> Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 1.3.11 > Peak Pro 6 (pitch adjusted)
> iZotope RX / Ozone 5 (mastered) > Peak Pro XT (post production)
> xACT 2.37 > FLAC
01 Out of Control
03 An Cat Dubh > Into the Heart
05 Two Hearts Beat As One
07 Sunday Bloody Sunday
08 Cry/The Electric Co.
09 I Fall Down
11 New Year's Day
13 Party Girl
14 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
15 I Will Follow
New transfer of U2's Austin stop on the War tour, this show and source has
circulated for some time from a 1st Gen > CDR (?) and an unknown low gen tape
transfer. This comes from my 1st generation copy and takes out all the CDR lineage,
I believe you will find this to be a big material upgrade for a couple of reasons.
The raw capture of this show is very low end heavy, typical for an outdoor capture.
After taming and tightening up the bass so it sounds like an actual instrument and
a few other frequency tweaks in combination with correcting the pitch I'm extremely
happy with the final results.
Don't confuse this as a different source due to the lack of audience noise matching
the circulating versions as I've given this one the deluxe treatment and extracted
95% of the close to the taper offending noises. All the annoying outside noises like
the high pitched whistle in the middle of "October", the extremely annoying whistle
at the start of "Gloria" and at the start of "Party Girl" as well as plenty of
audience chatter and yelling have been seamlessly extracted.
The boys really seems to take to playing in Austin, they are definitely firing on
all cylinders here adding the "Party Girl" bonus song. We also get a mid-song
interruption as Bono stops "Sunday Bloody Sunday" due to the audience fighting over
a white flag, assumably thrown from the stage.
I believe with the combination of quality and performance you will find this show
ranks as one of the very best War tour performances.
Samples provided and artwork included...