1985-07-07 - Werchter, Belgium - Festival Grounds


  1. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
  2. I Will Follow
  3. Seconds
  4. Out Of Control / Get Up Stand Up (snippet)
  5. MLK
  6. The Unforgettable Fire
  7. Wire
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. The Cry
  10. The Electric Co. / Amazing Grace (snippet)
  11. A Sort Of Homecoming
  12. Bad / Norwegian Wood (snippet) / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet) / Walk On The Wild Side (snippet)
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  16. encore(s):
  17. Party Girl
  18. Gloria
  19. 40 / Do They Know It's Christmas (snippet) / We Are The World (snippet)
Performance notes: Final performances of Seconds and Wire. The Cry, a mini-song used as The Electric Co.'s intro, is used for the last time until 28 March 2005.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. 40 (3 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

7 years ago


Awesome performance. The band hit every song brilliantly. Larry especially is on fire throughout the recording.

I Will Follow is off the rails; it's easily one of the best versions of this classic song. Bono calls out Reagan and other world leaders at the start of Seconds. Out of Control makes its way back into the set after a long absence and is a very powerful version. The Electric Co. is another wild one, with some unusual guitar effects and a great snippet. A Sort of Homecoming is very upbeat, and is followed by Bad which begins the real heart of the show. Bad is a long version with lots of snippets. October has a rare, special piano introduction. New Year's Day is really driven by the wild crowd and Bono sings the 'maybe the time is right' bit. Pride is dedicated to the U2 road crew. Bono is funny during Party Girl, which features the extended lyrics. Gloria and "40" both are really really good performances as well.


Four stars, sometimes a little bit around 3.5, sometimes a bit around 4.5 really. Overall easily listenable but sometimes the pitch (especially of the crowd) seems a little off. Very good overall though. Don't panic when ASOH cuts out halfway through, it's just a tape flip.
Recording: "1GEN - Yamaha KX-650 3" - 4 stars


The audience are very good and know all the songs. They at the very best in New Year's Day, simply outstanding.


This has got to be one of U2's best 1980s concerts. The crowd is outstanding. While the setlist may not have any surprises apart from the triumphant return of Out of Control it makes up for this with absolutely rock-solid performances. Just about every song in the set has a performance for the books right here. Download this one right now.

- I Will Follow
- Out of Control
- The Electric Co.
- Bad
- October
- New Year's Day
- "40"

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