1989-11-17 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre


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songs per album

  1. Rattle and Hum (8)
  2. The Joshua Tree (4)
  3. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  4. War (2)
  5. Boy (1)
  6. October (1)

best song performances

  1. Desire (5 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

5 years ago


The band are really shining. Edge comes through excellently on this boot. They all seem to be in high spirits.

Bullet the Blue Sky starts off with incredible energy. Desire gets the crowd going and has an extended ending. In proper Lovetown fashion, Bono goes crazy on the ending of AIWIY. He really showcases his vocals on Streets and Still Haven't Found. The Unforgettable Fire just slams; Larry nails the drums like nothing else. Bono and especially Edge are blazing through God Part II. Bono improvises something during Bad, or snippets something that isn't listed. He also changes lyrics in Pride. Bono holds a 'how long?' in "40" for an impossible duration, and sings that 'love has come to town'.


It's a little muffled but seems to improve as the show goes on, maybe more like 3.75, though it's pretty uneven in places. There's a slight cut at the end of God Pt 2 and the beginning of the Help! snippet.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3.5 stars


They're mainly really engaged. There's a few bits where you can hear random talking but there's a lot of clapping along, cheering, and singing. Someone whistles very irritatingly during Streets. Someone in the crowd is savvy enough to predict the Exodus snippet, and many of Bono's band-intro lines during Gloria.


A very strong show. Sound could stand to be a little bit better but it's still easily listenable. The crowd chatter is occasionally a little distracting. Lots of the songs have that little something extra that pushes them into the zone of being stellar performances. The highlights list below could easily be longer.

- Bullet the Blue Sky
- Desire
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
- The Unforgettable Fire
- Gloria
- God Part II
- "40"

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