1983-08-14 - Dublin, Ireland - Phoenix Park Racecourse


setlist

Comments: U2 headline "A Day at the Races" at the Phoenix Park racecourse. Steve Wickham joins U2 for Sunday Bloody Sunday and The Electric Co. Annie Lennox of Eurythmics joins U2 for 40. Happy Birthday is sung for a confused Edge, whose birthday was a week earlier. Party Girl is dedicated to Aisling O'Sullivan, who married Edge between their last concert and this one.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Boy (7)
  2. War (6)
  3. October (4)
  4. B-sides and singles (2)
  5. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. Surrender (5 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

2 days ago

Performance

It’s a sort of homecoming for U2 with a Dublin festival gig. Bono is excited, although at points he does sound a bit tired. Edge’s vocals are quite audible, Adam slaps.

An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart is where the show really gets going. Both Surrender and Two Hearts feature Bono freestyling and/or snippeting something which isn’t listed. Steve Wickham, then the-soon-to-be fiddler for The Waterboys, fiddles on Sunday Bloody Sunday just as on the record. Bono is quite hard to hear on much of I Fall Down, which has the singalong ending. Happy Birthday is sung for Edge before Party Girl. Annie Lennox of Eurythmics sings on “40”.


Sound

Not outstanding, a bit muddy/tinny sounding. It’s not too shabby though. Unfortunately, Steve Wickham’s fiddling is a bit lost. Furthermore, The Electric Co., which also featured fiddling, appears to be left out, which is a real shame...
Recording: "Welcome Home" - 4 stars

Audience

They seem pretty eager... especially, unsurprisingly, whenever Bono mentions Dublin. They sing the Give Peace a Chance snippet in 11 O’Clock.

Overall

I wanted to give higher than 4 stars. There’s a lot to like about this show - several songs are performed very well, with a little extra given to them. On the other hand, the sound is a little underwhelming at many points and there are times between the special performances when it just feels like another War show. The band were getting a bit tired out, I think. On the whole the show is well worth a listen, but the absence of The Electric Co. in this source and the good-but-not-great sound hold it back a bit.

Highlights:
- Surrender
- Two Hearts Beat As One
- Sunday Bloody Sunday with fiddle
- New Year’s Day
- 11 O’clock Tick Tock


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"Welcome Home"

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"Surrender Dublin"

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