1987-07-08 - Brussels, Belgium - Vorst National

setlist

Performance notes: Bad is dedicated to Greg Carroll, who had been buried exactly a year ago. At this stage, U2 had not yet played One Tree Hill live.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. With Or Without You (4 votes)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (3 votes)
  3. Where The Streets Have No Name (3 votes)
  4. Help! (3 votes)

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review by stj0691

13 years ago

Performance

Wow. Bono was in top form vocally, all the way through. Edge's guitar must have been on fire, had to be. Larry and Adam really rocked the house too. The entire show knocked my socks off! 'Streets' was ablaze the moment Edge kicked in. 'I Will Follow' and 'Still Haven't Found' were kickass! 'MLK' was one of the few moments this show was solemn, because the rest of the show rocked! They then went into an astounding version of 'The Unforgettable Fire". 'Bullet' was cool being in the middle of the set. I like it best that way. This is my favorite version of 'Running to Stand Still', and the 'still runnin' bit was damn good. 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' rivals Denver's version (as seen in Rattle & Hum). 'Exit' and 'In God's Country' show how well the band's form was that night. 'The Electric Co.' didn't have 'The Cry', but that was alright, for U2 proved they didn't need it for this rendition. 'Help' was a treat, always good to hear U2 cover a song, especially by the Beatles. 'Bad' was amazing. Really great version here (almost as good as 2001-10-15 Chicago ). 'October' was nice, really cool. 'New Year's Day' was wicked pissah. Probably the best version of this song IMO. 'Pride' had soul. Overplayed or not, this version blew me away. 'Party Girl' was another treat. Really good song, something they should've re-recorded later on. 'With or Without You' is another crazy-good performance. The show closes with '40'. 'Nuff said there. Overall, every song here was played really great. Maybe no definitive performances here for U2's entire career, but this show is special. Something must have been on the band's mind that night, something. Whatever got them to play so good, they have to replicate this magic. It's sheer brilliance. And Gerard is right....where was One Tree Hill that night? Would've been awesome!
5 out of 5!


Sound

It's perfect, you can hear the band. Plus you got the rockin audience too, so 5 out of 5 is the only way ya can go.
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars

Audience

Kudos to the crowd singing 'Still Haven't Found', they must love the song as much as I do! Fantastic crowd performances include 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', 'Bad', 'Pride', and '40'. 5 out of 5!

Overall

This one is staying on my computer. It's a keeper. Every song is a highlight, so ya can't go wrong with this bad baby. The sound is perfect IMO. Gotta have that mix of audience and band so it's perfect. The crowd was amazing. Maybe not as good as the Slane crowd from the DVD, but close enough to rival that and 1992-05-22 Milan. This show deserves to be one of the best on the site. 5 out of 5. No if ands or buts thankyouverymuch.

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