Comments: Amnesty International's 'Conspiracy Of Hope' Tour. Line Up: Joan Baez, The Neville Brothers, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Sting, U2. Sun City is performed with Lou Reed. I Shall Be Released is the tour's theme song and is performed as an All-star Finale. This show is the only time C'mon Everybody is performed on the Conspiracy Of Hope Tour; it is also the only show at which MLK is not played. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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02-Pride (In The Name Of Love)
03-New Year's Day
04-Sunday Bloody Sunday
05-Maggie's Farm / Old McDonald Had A Farm (snippet) / Cold Turkey (snippet)
07-Bad (incl. Candle In The Wind / Walk On The Wild Side / Biko)
08-Sun City (with Lou Reed)
09-I Shall Be Released (with Neville Brothers, Sting, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Jackson Browne, Bryan Adams and Joan Baez)
Haven't seen much of the US Conspiracy of Hope Tour around, so here is one, This is the first show of that short tour. I
have here the two sets I think were the best ones: Sting and U2. Both performances are solid and the audience seemed to
enjoy the show a lot. U2 opened the show with C'Mon Everybody which was not performed anymore during the tour. They hadn't
played on tour since July 1985. Sting had just completed his first solo tour so the band was well. Fortress fades in before
Sting starts to sing, so there must be no more than 2 minutes missing.
Soundwise both are very nice, I would say a solid 9. You will hear some screams here and there during the show but nothing
really disturbing if you are used to the wild reaction of US audiences. If you are fans of these two bands, I may not
want to miss this download.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
1. C'mon Everybody [3:30]
2. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [5:24]
3. New Year's Day [4:38]
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday [4:23]
5. Maggie's Farm [6:07]
6. Help [2:42]
7. Bad (includes "Candle In The Wind" and "Biko") [13:22]
8. Sun City [8:45]
June 4, 1986. San Francisco, CA. Cow Palace.
This concert was recorded during the Amnesty International Tour.
The CD contains a long version of "Bad" (nearly 13 minutes) with
"Candle In The Wind" and "Biko" at the end sung two times by Bono,
but the drawback is that this track was artificially lengthened by
someone splicing the center section back onto the end of the song.
The Edge plays a very aggressive guitar during "Pride (In The Name
Of Love)," with an unusual amount of "rock" distortion.
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" is played very softly and slowly. Some mistakes
on the cover: "Sunday Bloody Sunday" is written by U2 and not by
Lennon/Ono, "Bad" is not by Castor/Pruitt/Thomas/Gibson.
Track 8 is mentioned as "Not So Far Away (Sun City)" instead of "Sun City".
The booklet is minimal with no information concerning the tour.
This is a good document of one of the few shows U2 performed in 1986.
Although the sound isn't as crisp as a soundboard, all the instruments
come through very well. Crowd noise, though present, is manageable and
not distracting. There's also quite a few covers here, including a
fairly rare take on "Sun City."
This is the original pressing on this label.
"The first time we played in Texas, we opened for a wet T-shirt contest in some terrible little bar attached to a shopping mall in Houston. It was a great learning curve."
- Bono on starting from the bottom, touring in the early days in the US
did you know
The photograph on the Songs of Innocence album cover was shot a year in advance as an experiment and Larry didn't think he'd see it again.