Performance notes: Last performance of Hawkmoon 269, and its only performance outside Australia. This concert came to a premature close because of serious problems with Bono's voice that manifested especially seriously in God Part II. Concerts for the next two nights were cancelled and four replacement shows were performed early in January 1990 in Rotterdam. Because of the premature conclusion of the show, the usual encore with BB King and his band was not played, and accordingly this is the only Lovetown gig at which Angel Of Harlem, When Love Comes To Town, and Love Rescue Me were not performed. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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U2 – Amsterdam XXX Love Town
Cupido (2) – CUPIDO 05
CD, Unofficial Release
1 Hawkmoon 269
3 All Along The Watchtower
4 All I Want Is You
5 Where The Streets Have No Name
6 I Will Follow
7 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
9 The Unforgettable Fire
10 God Part II
13 Van Diemen's Land
14 New Year's Day
15 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Recorded live at RAI Europe hall - Amsterdam 18/12/1989
18-Dec-1989 Rai Europa Hal - Amsterdam, Netherlands (analog audio master)
A BOBFATHER RECORDING !
SOURCE: aiwa cm 30 stereo mic > sony wm d3 cassette (dolby B)
TRANSFER: nakamichi cr 7e (azimuth adjusted) > marantz dr 6000 > mac rip to disk > soundforge > flac
Taped from the 1st floor front row (left side). Sound is good for a (nearly)20-year-old recording and the size of the venue. Listen to the attachment in the comments section.
1) Hawkmoon 269
3) All Along The Watchtower
4) All I Want Is You / Sexual Healing (snippet), In God's Country (snippet)
5) Where The Streets Have No Name
6) I Will Follow
7) I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet)
9) The Unforgettable Fire
10) God Part II
11) Help /Bad
12) Van Diemen's Land
13) New Year's Day
14) Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Poor Bono ! He struggled with his voice and gave his best. In the end everyone got his money back. So it was a 75 min -free-show.
Last performance of Hawkmoon 269, and its only performance outside Australia. This concert came to a premature close due to serious problems with Bono's voice that were especially manifested in God Part II. Concerts for the next two nights were cancelled and four replacement shows were performed early in January 1990 in Rotterdam. Due to the premature conclusion of the show, the usual encore with BB King and his band was not played, and accordingly this is the only Lovetown gig at which Angel Of Harlem, When Love Comes To Town, and Love Rescue Me were not performed.
My analog Masters of the Paris & Dortmund shows are already on Dime.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 320, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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what they said
"Countless shows U2 have walked on to People Have The Power because it reminds us that the real action of the show lies in the hearts and minds of the people who attend it and it’s not the apparatus, however thoughtfully contrived and constructed. The lights, camera, action is the way we draw nearer, but the intimacy is always about meeting people where they are, and reminding us all that we have the power, people have the power."
- Bono in a letter to Patti Smith, 2020
did you know
Larry Mullen became Larry Mullen jr. around 1984, to prevent his father getting his tax bills.