Comments: First performance of Van Diemen's Land; the location for the debut is appropriate, as Melbourne is the nearest U2 have come to performing in Van Diemen's Land (today Tasmania). Last performance of In God's Country until 23 November 2001. This is the last full electric performance of In God's Country; the three Elevation Tour versions are acoustic while the Innocence + Experience Tour version had an electric guitar but was still a stripped down (and improvised) version. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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October 9, 1989
unknown cd-r > EAC > WAV > MKW? > SHN
Disc 1 (50:45):
01 Stand By Me
02 In God's Country
04 All Along The Watchtower
05 All I Want is You
06 Where The Streets Have No Name
07 I Will Follow
08 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
10 One Tree Hill
11 God Part II
12 Bullet The Blue Sky
Disc 2 (51:18):
01 Running To Stand Still
02 Van Diemen's Land
05 New Year's Day
06 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
07 Angel Of Harlem
08 When Love Comes To Town
09 Love Rescue Me
NOTE (from Justin Cook's site):
Darren Glen put in numerous hours at the studio remastering this bootleg, using "Lovetown
Melbourne - Night Three" as his primary source material. The result is outstanding. Again,
crowd noise is present--there is no way to eliminate that--but the vocals are at the
forefront and all of the instruments can be clearly heard. This is definitely one of the
best first leg Lovetown recordings available. It is infinitely better than any of the other
bootlegs of this concert that I have heard.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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