1987-04-24 - Daly City, California - Cow Palace

setlist

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songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (7)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (5)
  3. War (3)
  4. October (2)
  5. Boy (1)

best song performances

  1. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (6 votes)
  2. A Sort Of Homecoming (6 votes)

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anstratdubh1979
California
jumbyhead
Washington
numda01
Connecticut
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review by Ross1441

9 years ago

Performance

Well, I fired up foobar and opened this bootleg for the first time. Streets is just the Way to start a show. I immediately though 4.5 stars just from the euphoria that Streets brings to the party. Coming out of euphoria for a moment and I can report that this is an excellent version of Streets. Very typical of the Joshua Tree era. Absolutely sublime. The greatest song in the world leaves a tough act to follow, but you can’t go wrong with a nice upbeat title and that’s exactly what we get. I Will Follow gives us a high tempo lift that the early section of any setlist needs. Still Haven’t Found is usually objectionable this early in the setlist, but with plenty of drums and a quick pace, they manage to pull it off. Another fantastic version, even though this is another song I believe matured nicely with age. MLK… Fine, I’ll run with them on it, but it really doesn’t belong this early in the set. It’s a good version though.

The Unforgettable Fire soon gets us jumping though, and what a version it is. “And if the mountain should crumble”… I don’t think this song ever will. Bullet was surprisingly powerful for a J Tree performance. It was always an underrated song before Zoo TV. And then of course, Running to Stand Still. What else could follow Bullet the Blue Sky? There’s always a drop of emotion that goes along with this song, and this version doesn’t disappoint. Epic conclusion to this part of the set.

A Sort of Homecoming has always been one of my favourites, and I have rather high standards. Everything about this version is excellent. The soft start; the strong vocals, the whole package. I’m one of the few that can still tolerate Sunday Bloody Sunday. It’s place as one of the greatest songs of all time is much deserved in my opinion. Sure, it’s been played many times and we’re all a bit sick of hearing it, but a good version should always excite you and entice that rebellious spirit the song is famed for. “If you want to say no to putting people behind bars because of their point of view. Well say it again, only fucking louder. NO MORE! NO MORE!”. I think that box is most certainly ticked. Really, really enjoyed this. Putting Exit after that performance of SBS is genius. A somber, powerful, punchy note following a strong song. What a performance it was too.

In God’s Country gives a decent amount of cheer back to our amazing set. Bono screws up a bit on the intro but that can be forgiven, thanks to the overall strong performance of this song. Oh, that famous synth. The bells ring and everything else falls silent. The length by itself tells me that we’re in for quite a performance, and my oh my does it deliver. One of my all-time favourite versions of Bad is Rosemont 1987. This really comes close to matching it. Bad was just on fire during this era. October is good. Hard to muck up a song this simple though, isn’t it. We gracefully flow into New Year’s Day, and the crowd certainly seem pleased. One hell of a roar there. A very strong performance we have as well. I always find that New Year’s Day is benefited by a clean taping, and it’s a little let down on that front by the muffled sound in this bootleg. Pride just had so much energy! I would argue that Pride has always sounded rich, but these early performances just sounded so fresh.
Now here is one hell of a song to open an encore with. Coming pretty close to song perfection, we have With or Without You. It had more of a clinical sound back then, but one which really suited the song. I can’t fault the performance. An ultimate highlight of the set. Before I’ve even got my bearings from that sublime finish on WOWY, I’m thrown headfirst into Gloria. Head spinning, I can report that it falls right in line with the quality of Gloria you have come to expect. 40 is the perfect end to everything. End of a show? 40 End of a tour? 40 End of the world? 40. “How long to sing this song…”


Sound

Really excellent given the age of the boot. A bit muffled, which caused issues in certain songs, but overall I loved it.
Recording: "U2 vs The Cow" aka "(MarkP, Nak300, D6)" - 3.5 stars

Audience

Yup, I heard them. And they were well into it. Excellent, excellent.

Overall

I've got the night after this in excellent audio quality also, and this will make a fine addition to a fantastic duo.

Highlights:
- The Unforgettable Fire
- Running to Stand Still
- A Sort of Homecoming
- Exit
- Bad
- With or Without You


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"U2 vs The Cow" aka "(MarkP, Nak300, D6)"

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"Joshua Tree In Flames"

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