1985-04-18 - Worcester, Massachusetts - The Centrum

setlist

  1. Gloria
  2. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
  3. A Day Without Me / Dear Prudence (snippet)
  4. I Fall Down
  5. MLK
  6. The Unforgettable Fire
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Seconds
  9. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  10. The Cry / The Electric Co. / Little Drummer Boy (snippet) / Amazing Grace (snippet)
  11. A Sort Of Homecoming
  12. Bad / Norwegian Wood (snippet) / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  16. encore(s):
  17. Party Girl / Auld Lang Syne (snippet)
  18. I Will Follow
  19. 40 / Do They Know It's Christmas (snippet) / We Are The World (snippet)
Comments: I Fall Down is performed for the first time since 12 November 1984, and this turns out to be its last performance ever. I Threw A Brick and A Day Without Me are also performed for the last time.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. A Day Without Me (3 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

5 days ago

Performance

The run of old songs at the opening is powerful. A Day Without Me (last known performance!) has a good snippet of Dear Prudence and an extended outro. Bono also extends the ending of I Fall Down as he occasionally did, leading the crowd in a singalong of “I... fall down.” Bono sings the “stay til your heart beats through” variation in The Unforgettable Fire that also appears (somewhat more powerfully) in the later Jacksonville show. Edge adds a lot of shine to Two Hearts and Bono freewheels on the ending. Bono says “you may ask yourself, how did I get here?” prior to Seconds - a snippet of Talking Heads’ Once In a Lifetime, surely. The performance of Electric Co. here is famous for Bono bringing a boy named Ever Peaceful on stage. Bad is epic and beautiful as it should be. Bono fumbles during Party Girl, and introduces The Edge as The Egg. He gives Ever’s family a bottle of champagne and jokes about U2’s perceived serious nature before singing the extended lyrics to Party Girl and a snippet of Auld Lang Syne. I Will Follow is moved to the encore, to great effect. “40” is excellent, it’s a shame the sound on it isn’t so good.

Sound

It’s pretty good but not excellent. A bit muddled in places but you can hear everything. Varies between 3.5 and 4 stars. The sound on “40” is way worse than the rest.
Recording: "Ever Peaceful - remastered, repaired & pitch corrected" - 4 stars

Audience

Bono talks about how the Boston and Worcester area have always embraced U2 and how they want to give their audience a special show because of that. They’re a very good crowd here. Always a treat to hear people going crazy for October.

Overall

Excellent show with some by-then rare early songs, impassioned, fun performances, and a lot of little extras added on. Bono is very enthused about Massachusetts’s role in launching U2 in America. Sound quality is pretty good so it’s a rewarding listen.

Highlights:
- the opening four older songs, especially A Day Without Me
- Two Hearts Bear As One
- The Electric Co.
- Bad
- Party Girl


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