1989-10-16 - Melbourne, Australia - National Tennis Centre


  1. Hawkmoon 269
  2. Desire / Not Fade Away (snippet)
  3. All Along The Watchtower / Like A Hurricane (snippet)
  4. Bullet The Blue Sky / Neighbours Theme Song (snippet)
  5. Running To Stand Still
  6. Heartland (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  7. I Will Follow
  8. Gloria
  9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet)
  10. All I Want Is You / Sexual Healing (snippet)
  11. People Get Ready
  12. Angel Of Harlem
  13. When Love Comes To Town / In The Midnight Hour (snippet)
  14. Love Rescue Me
  15. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
  16. God Part II / I Feel Love (snippet)
  17. New Year's Day
  18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  19. encore(s):
  20. Party Girl
  21. 40
Comments: 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.
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songs per album

  1. Rattle and Hum (8)
  2. The Joshua Tree (5)
  3. War (2)
  4. Boy (1)
  5. October (1)
  6. Other songs (1)
  7. The Unforgettable Fire (1)
  8. B-sides and singles (1)

best song performances

  1. Running To Stand Still (5 votes)

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review by LikeASong

9 years ago



The SETLIST!!!. That setlist kicked ass!!!! Incredible. First of all, opened with Hawkmoon!! Moreover, it was a very good version. Second, the middle part is awesome. Desire-Watchtower-Bullet-Running-Streets-IWF-Gloria-ISHFWILF-AIWIY-PGR-AOH... And so on. After that, comes WOWY (amazing version IMO) and... God Part II!!!!! Amazing opsition (16th song), and followed by NYD and Pride!! Also the finishing is great, with Party and 40 (both great renditions).
The audience is great. The overall ambient is very good, and the bad seems to be on a great mood. Also BBKings band is fantastic (as usual, to be sincere).


The SOUND. Sometimes the audience sound and the hiss drowns out the band. Other times, the recording itself is so bad that you can barely hear The Edge or so


Terrible. I've listened to lots of shows; good, bad, averages and fair audiences. But this one is BAD. Although it has good mooments (God Part II, etc), the overall quality is bad. 6/10
Recording: "Melbourne Memoirs Vol 6 (boyacrobat)" - 3 stars


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Originally posted by Dan
"A top band on top form, clearly enjoying themselves. Excellent tour and this is a fun boot. I've not heard a bad Lovetown boot yet and this didn't disappoint."

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"Melbourne Memoirs Vol 6 (boyacrobat)"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: boyacrobat (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor), Cubase SX3 (Audio interface)
  • Lineage: Stereo line in clip on mic > toshiba cassette recorder > TDK SA-90 cassettes, transferred to wav, Nero to cdr > EAC to wav > Cubase SX3 wave editor > CD-R > MP3
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