Performance notes: When Love Comes To Town makes its live debut. It is performed with B.B. King and features additional lyrics not present in any other performance or the studio version. Portions of this song from both the soundcheck and actual concert are included in the Rattle And Hum movie. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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Great performance, to much power here, strong performance by Bono in almost all songs, Edge makes some little mistakes but not much to ruins the show, is a great performance anyway
Both sounds 4... cesar_garza01 prefers first, but I prefer second, he gave good idea about combine the sources Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars
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First show here is good, but this is even better about Bono (not about Edge), he was really on fire, and When Love Comes to Town is the major highlight, with Bono on almost all songs. I was about to give 4,5 but Bono shine like stars here.
Highlights: Trip Trough Your Wires, Exit, Pride, Gloria (excelent), Bullet the Blue Sky, Running to Stand Still (excelent), When Love Comes to Town (excelent) and 40
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Tarrant County Convention Center
Ft. Worth, Texas
November 24, 1987 (Night 2)
Recording: 2 x Sony ECM33F Mics > Marantz PMD 430 > Maxell XLII
Lineage: Audience Master > Nakamichi CR 5A (Azimuth Adjust) > MacBook Pro >
Audacity > Peak Pro XT > xACT 1.59
Location: Section 114 (Riser between the floor and the lower balcony, 1 section
back on right side of stage).
Less than a minute of "When Love Comes To Town" appears in Rattle And Hum, I ran this past the mods and received approval to share my masters in their entirety with no edits...thank you for that!
01 Where The Streets Have No Name
02 I Will Follow
03 Trip Through Your Wires
04 Out Of Control
05 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
06 One Tree Hill
07 Sunday Bloody Sunday
09 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
10 People Get Ready
02 New Year's Day
04 Bullet The Blue Sky
05 Running To Stand Still
06 With Or Without You
07 When Love Comes To Town (w/BB King)
Less than a minute of "When Love Comes To Town" appears in Rattle And Hum, I ran this past the mods and received approval from them to share my masters in their entirety with no edits...thank you mods for that!
And thank you to those that have patiently waited for me to get around to this one, here is the second night in Ft. Worth during the Joshua Tree tour from a fresh, azimuth adjusted, transfer from my master tapes.
This one replaces any other circulating transfers and there appears to be quite a few. I think there are some 1st gen transfers floating around as well as my feeble attempts at a transfer before I really knew what I was doing. In the past I tried to hard to tweak it using equipment that was below par when in fact it's as good as it gets straight from the masters with azimuth adjusted. Only one very subtle tweak, Bono's vocals were just a tad back in the mix and I pulled them up just a touch (315hz+1.8dB, 400hz+2dB, 500hz+1.2dB, 630hz+.6dB). It's extremely subtle and is just enough to balance the mix just right.
To get the full effect of this one, I suggest you play it on your best stereo (no headphones) and don't hold back on the volume, pushing the volume is what really seems to make it shine. All instruments are clean and clear and I particularly love the punch of Adam's bass.
Finally, the performance is excellent and since they were recording this run of shows and likely because BB King is in the house they seem to step it up a notch compared to the show on the 23rd.
For those that may not already know, this was the debut Live performance of "When Love Comes To Town" and the only version to contain a third verse that doesn't appear in any other version studio or live version.
I provided a number of samples and have been asked a number of times about the equipment used to tape so I've attached a photo below as well.
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Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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- The Edge, 1983
did you know
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.