Performance notes: A small group of fans are invited into the venue for the soundcheck and they witness performances of Dancing Barefoot (a Patti Smith cover U2 recorded for the When Love Comes To Town single but never played in concert) and She's A Mystery To Me (which didn't make its concert debut for another 2.5 months). In draft itineraries, an eighth Melbourne show at the same venue was listed for the next night, 1989-10-17. This show was never put on sale. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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Taper's location : lower balcony,rear centre of arena (overlooking f.o.h. desk)
Taper's comments : great high energy show, the last of a run of 7 shows in melbourne ending with high spirits, all u2 recordings belong here as a referance base to serve the people of the present @ future, the goal to u2 music is to reach as many souls as possible,the exchange of material to one another is what good music is about and the more the music spreads the more pleasant life becomes, spread the music like wind , to be found all over the world @ u2,well they are just like master chefs, cooking up in the garden of life with the finest of flavours serving the very hungry soul of mankind, there menu grows afresh everyday @ you can have most of the menu home delivered,THATS WHy all u2s live fan rec belong here in this place called u2torrents, a place where you can go to like a fresh garden @ pick the freshest available 24/7 home deliverd to your room.
It's a good sound with bottom end, again some clip due to mics but with atmosphere,this show sounds best through good headphones and personal equalising i feel, its a loud rec so start off low @ adjust.
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Bit rate: 128, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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what they said
"In the shower, which is a natural echo chamber, I sing like I never have sung on a record. But the way I always try to sing on records. Completely bollocks naked!"
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did you know
The final track on the Boy album, "Shadows and Tall Trees", gives a nod to William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies; it shares its name with a chapter from the book.