Every month we have a U2 show in the spotlights, the show of this month took place on 1997-09-30 - Tel Aviv. You can download this show, read reviews or write your own review on the show page here. In this thread you can discuss this show!
"Definitely worth having, personal highlights for me were Miami and If You Wear That Velvet Dress. Please was outstanding as well"
1997-09-30 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
I Will Follow
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Last Night On Earth
Until The End Of The World
New Year's Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
All I Want Is You
Staring At The Sun
Miami / My Mammy (snippet) / Cuba (snippet)
Bullet The Blue Sky / America (snippet)
Please / Sunday Bloody Sunday (snippet)
Where The Streets Have No Name
Discothèque / Black Betty (snippet) / Whole Lotta Love (snippet) / Discothèque Howie B Hairy B Mix (snippet)
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
With Or Without You
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Into The Groove (snippet) / Mysterious Ways / My Sweet Lord (snippet)
To this date still U2's one and only concert in Israel or anywhere in the Middle East took place in September 1997, 20 years ago, in Tel Aviv, Israel. We are blessed with a soundboard recording from the final show of the European leg of the Popmart tour, with particular highlights such as Please (some argue the best of the tour), Miami and Velvet Dress.
When Pop came out the track I was most disappointed with (there were a few!) was Miami, a tune I really thought belonged on Passengers or the b-side of a single. When I heard it live on that tour, however, it made a little more sense to me and version at this Israeli show is outstanding - by far the best.
This show is one of my favourite soundboard recordings and I prefer it to Sarajevo, Leeds or even Mexico.
For many many years I used to despise this show due to political reasons and its virtual lack of any audience sound...
But thanks to this Show Of The Month I have given it a new chance after (probably more than) a decade and it sounds better than I recalled Tight performance, probably among the 10 best performances on the tour. Even BONO'S VOCALS are decent (something specially remarkable being a soundboard where all mistakes are magnified)
"What surprised me was that Larry went with it. I was waiting for the eyes to roll. But they didn't. I mean, most of the time, it's hard enough to get Larry to come over to the south of Dublin."
- Bono on recording in Morocco
did you know
The song 'Scarlet' was inspired by a thought in Bono's mind: "does God need salesmen?". The band was also in a minimalist mood that day.