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Bono's voice is really strong. Edge is doing a great job, and Adam's bass is nice and clear. The drums come through nicely as well (especially on I Will Follow). Overall, it's a truly excellent job by U2.
Bono claims he plays guitar. I really enjoyed imagining the look Edge exchanged with Adam and Larry when he said that. Bono recites a quote from Jack Kerouac's On the Road at the beginning of Where the Streets Have No Name. Bono sings some 'ooohs' near the end of Streets that sound an awful lot like the ones from One. There is either a snippet of a song not listed on the show page during I Will Follow or Bono improvises some lyrics. Bono jokes about Larry being unable to sing Angel of Harlem.
Very good sounding bootleg. Recording: "Singing Back To Lovetown" - 4.5 stars
The audience are really pumped. Lots of clapping along and singing. This is probably one of the best audiences I can remember having heard. They're really, really great. They sing 'how long to sing this song' from "40" during the encore break.
Although apparently they all lie about being able to play the guitar.
Terrific show, definitely download it! Every song is played powerfully.
- All Along the Watchtower
- All I Want Is You
- I Will Follow
- Van Diemen's Land (one of the best performances)
- Bullet the Blue Sky with a snippet of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
- Running To Stand Still
- the audience for the entire show, they're just incredible
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January 5, 1990
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"SINGING BACK TO LOVETOWN"
LINEAGE: D6 master > Analog 1st
(verified speedcorrection & remaster)
00. [PA music]**
01. God Part II (incl. SFTD intro)
03. All Along The Watchtower
04. All I Want Is You
05. Where The Streets Have No Name
06. I Will Follow
07. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08. People Get Ready
10. Van Diemen's Land
11. Bullet The Blue Sky (incl. Star Spangled Banner)
12. Running To Stand Still
13. New Year's Day
14. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
15. [Crowd singing "40"]
16. Angel Of Harlem
17. When Love Comes to Town (feat. BB King)
18. Love Rescue Me (feat. BB King)
LINEAGE: [SOMY WM D6 with unknown mics] > D6 Master > [COPY]
Analog 1st > [unknown transfer] > CDR > EAC > FLAC  >
WAV > REMASTER: speed correction* > DC-offset >
Volume adjustment (manually, no clipping) > EQ (16-256 Hz) >
EDIT & FADES: after ISHFWILF (=tape flip) fade from crowd
noise elsewehere); removal of "doubled" crowd noise after "Bad"
and before the encores; PA music at start and outro music >
track split > FLAC (Frontend 6) > torrent with TLH
PS: I have left the tapeflip after NYD "as is," including 0.154
seconds of "dead air."
*reference here is Twist&Shout, played over the PA before
show starts. The original clocks "2:32", while the tape needs
2:35 to complete Twist&Shout (I have measured, however, between
noticeable markers to make sure that the difference stands indeed
around the three seconds).
** I have included the PA music as an optional track to fit
together with an additional "God Pt2". The concert can be burned
to CD's using the fades after ISHFWILF, either with or without
the PA music.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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what they said
"I don't think any of us understood what was going on back then. We'd all grown up on the mythology of rock 'n' roll and as a young man you feel invincible. I got to the point where my alcoholism, which it was primarily, was taking me away from the one thing that had given me a good life, the one opportunity I had in life was music."
- Adam, 2020, reflecting back on overcoming his demons
did you know
Bono and his wife Ali Hewson own a clothing line named EDUN (spelled Nude backwards) together.