1989-12-26 - Dublin, Ireland - Point Depot

setlist

Performance notes: The verse Bono sings at the end of One Tree Hill is completely improvised; it is not a snippet. Part of a William Wordsworth poem is read at the start of Where The Streets Have No Name in tribute to the recently deceased Irish poet Samuel Beckett. This show features the first use of God Part II as an opener - the only other time it takes this role is on 5 January 1990 in Rotterdam.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. One Tree Hill (27 votes)
  2. All I Want Is You (19 votes)
  3. Where The Streets Have No Name (16 votes)
  4. Angel Of Harlem (10 votes)
  5. With Or Without You (10 votes)
  6. Gloria (9 votes)
  7. God Part II (7 votes)
  8. Love Rescue Me (7 votes)
  9. All Along The Watchtower (5 votes)
  10. Running To Stand Still (4 votes)
  11. Van Diemen's Land (3 votes)

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show attendees: 10

dillon
Ireland
aido
Ireland
Roy
Ireland
8 users from Ireland:
Roy, aido, brenmooney, dillon, higgy, irishred, jrred, rwallirl

1 from Germany: Chrisssie
1 from United Kingdom: u2fancat

review by AcrobaticFly

12 years ago

Performance

What a show. This is just plain awesome. The day after Christmas, U2 came out and put on ONE HELL of a good concert. Opening with God Part II was a very good idea, as the song sounds great and has so much raw energy and power. Bono sings faithfully and passionately the words and Larry pounds out the beats and fills with vigor. Adam grooves along just right to Larry's attacks and Edge adds more to the guitar part with a somewhat extended solo. No doubt for me one of the better moments of this show.

Next we come to a fun and exciting performance of Desire. Moving down the setlist we come to an amazing version of Streets, and later an inspiring and heartfelt rendition of MLK and One Tree Hill. Another excellent highlight. Bullet the Blue Sky is also raging and passionate, the rhythm is loud and proncounced, Edge tears apart the sky with his blues metal and Bono screams his heart out, "One Hundred!," wonderful. Running To Stand Still is also breathtaking.

Now we get to the best part: With or Without You. Never will you hear a better performance of this song, EVER. Edge plays very passionately. Without him saying a word and by listening to the guitar in this song you can hear him belting out a cry of love. I love what Larry does here too; Yet another song where you can really feel something coming from his drums other than just sound (An amazing sound at that), those Yamahas never fail him. This is also one of Bono's best performances I have ever heard. He sings to angles and back, his voice lifts the crowd higher than heaven as they sing along with him, "Ohh, oh, oh, oh oooooooh," it brings chills to me. I can cry toward the end of the number when Bono exclaims "We'll shine like stars in a silver night, we'll shine like stars on a Christmas night..." Excellent musicianship, a simply beautiful performance. THE highlight of the show.


Sound

Good overall. There are some chokes and tape scratches on a few songs (One notably on God Part II), but nothing that ruined the listening for me.

Audience

Not much to say about the audience. For the most part, no one is a big interference. There is a very good mix of audience-music in the recording.

Overall

Superb performances. Very good recording. Not much else to say. Download this bootleg and give it a good listen, you will not be disappointed. Highlighted songs:
God Part II
Where the Streets Have No Name
One Tree Hill
Desire
Bullet the Blue Sky
With Or Without You
Running to Stand Still
MLK
When Love Comes To Town


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"X-mas At Point Depot"

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"Dublin 1226 Day 1"

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"St. Stephen's At The Point"

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"Christmas At Point Depot"

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"Desire Vol. 2 ( Banana )"

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"Desire Vol. 1 ( Banana )"

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"The Fly Vol. 3 (1989 - 1993)"

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"Live Vol. 2 (sw)"

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"Live Vol. 3 (sw)"

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"Love Comes To Town Tour '89"

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"M L K"

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"When Love Came Home"

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