1985-01-31 - Cologne, Germany - Sporthalle


Performance notes: This show has what is believed to be the longest performance of 40 ever - it is nearly 17 minutes long.
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songs per album

  1. The Unforgettable Fire (6)
  2. War (5)
  3. Boy (2)
  4. October (2)

best song performances

  1. 40 (6 votes)

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review by AMLBONO

7 years ago


The band is on fire! This was the tour in which I feel Bono really found his voice and this concert really showcases it. Musically so tight especially on songs like Wire and Gloria.


A little flub at the beginning of 11 O' Clock Tock Tick is the only drawback on this recording.
Recording: "Unforgettable Firecrackers" - 4 stars


From the opening chords of 11 O' Clock Tick Tock this crowd was really in to the show. Great participation during songs; especially Bad and 40.


An almost 17 minute version of 40 in which the band left the stage but the crowd kept singing "How long to sing this song" that the band returned and added snippets of 'Do The Know It's Christmas".
I love The Unforgettable Fire Tour and my favourite shows were Nantes (1984-10-23) and Chicago (1985-03-21) but this concert in Cologne now tops my list. A MUST download for all!

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"Unforgettable Firecrackers"

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"Live From Köln 31.01.1985"

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