1987-04-29 - Rosemont, Illinois - Rosemont Horizon


setlist

Performance notes: This show has been immortalised in the famous bootleg Rock's Hottest Ticket, titled after a Time magazine headline about U2 from earlier in 1987. This is one of the most popular unofficial U2 releases.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (9)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. October (2)
  5. Boy (1)

best song performances

  1. With Or Without You (10 votes)
  2. Exit (6 votes)
  3. Mothers Of The Disappeared (5 votes)
  4. Bad (5 votes)
  5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (5 votes)

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show attendees: 12

danesgirl
Illinois
heyrocker
Sweden
tmricci
Wisconsin
4 users from Illinois: MLKMWS, brightonpark, danesgirl, weirdo0521
1 from United Arab Emirates: iambic
1 from California: DanteB1
1 from Minnesota: moneyman2u
1 from Texas: TDarby719
1 from Poland: Drzewaszewski
1 from Connecticut: numda01
1 from Wisconsin: tmricci
1 from Sweden: heyrocker

review by DanielLikeAlbum

7 months ago

Performance

Another solid JT tour performance from the band with everyone in mostly good form though, there are some off or jarring moments in the performance such as Bullet The Blue Sky which, takes off quite a few moments in the performance, Bono also sounds alright though, he does have some rough moments here and there so I'm not sure how this performance has gotten a lot of high rankings when there are quite noticeable flaws in the performance.

Sound

Really good audience recording with a great mixture of audience noise and the music that is played on stage, so you can clearly hear the band and the audience during the entire course of the gig so quality-wise this gig is fantastic.
Recording: "Rock's Hottest Ticket" - 5 stars

Audience

A good audience though, they could have done better in spots though, they're still quite nice during segments of songs and in their cheering after songs in the setlist so they'll get a four-star rating from me

Overall

This show is a pretty nice performance on the 1st leg of The Joshua Tree tour though, I do feel that this performance is a little overrated as I came in expecting a lot more than how the performance actually was due to the performance being solid but there wasn't a lot of interesting things that happened as the performance went on and the setlist is a bit nice though if I can so so.
Song highlights for me included the following:
The Unforgettable Fire
Exit / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
October
Springhill Mining Disaster
With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet) / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
Gloria


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  • Recordings available: 11
  • Show downloads: 5414

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"Rock's Hottest Ticket"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: Octopus (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Original silver CDs > EAC (secure mode) > WAV > mkwACT (0.97beta) > SHN > mp3
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  • Downloads: 1014
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"transfer from master tapes"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Ricks B (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: AKG C460B (Microphone), SONY TCD D5 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: Akg 460 B W/uls 61 Capsule > SONY TCD-D5 > cdr > EAC > Audacity > FLAC > mp3
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"ROSEMONT 429"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Moonchild Records (Silver Manufacturer), AnselmoLopes (Uploader)
  • Lineage: [Moonchild Records / MC 056] > Silvers > dbCDripper > .flac (lossy)
  • Downloads: 83
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"Do It Again" aka "Gods Country"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: Rarities Special (Silver Manufacturer), Hot Shot (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: (p) 1992 matrix: RS 9209 ** 92102707/02
  • Downloads: 50
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"Pride (1CD)" aka "Too You (1CD)"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: Live Line (Silver Manufacturer), Stentor (Silver Manufacturer), Crocodile Beat (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: LIVE LINE - LL 15483 | STENTOR - STEN 91.078 | Crocodile Beat CB 53012
  • Downloads: 39
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"New Horizon (2CD)"

  • Credits: Flashback Worldproductions (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Flashback World Productions ‎– Flash 09.91.0161 (barcode: 4 014074 321615)
  • Downloads: 15
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"Some Fires Can Never Be Put Out "

  • Origins: Vinyl
  • Credits: Jester Productions (Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: 2xLP Jester Productions ‎– JP 109-2
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"Exit & Springhill Mining Disaster" aka "Live Part 1 & 2"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: Pipeline (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Pipeline/Nihon Audio Inc. PPL 515/16 (p)1994
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"Tear Down The Walls"

  • Origins: Vinyl
  • Credits: Promised Land Records (Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Promised Land Records ‎– LOVE 2904
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"Sunday Bloody Sunday (1CD)"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: On Stage (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: On Stage - CD 12082
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"Keeping the Faith - Volume 2 (1984-1988) "

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: The Flying Tigers (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: The Flying Tigers ‎– FTBX 0035/36/37 (Italy 1994)
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  1. Edge, Bono and Adam