1. Originally posted by EridescoFly:[..]
    They eventually turned Mofo into a more direct and shorter song to suit a live setting, if anyone listens to the first few Popmart shows up to New York you can hear them evolving the arrangement and trying out different ideas, some better than others. This is my favourite early version...

    [YouTube Video]
    Hahaha, the girl screaming in the first seconds... The excitement!

    BTW: superb version, indeed, although I prefer the later ones when they actually stopped several times for Bono's verses to have bigger impact.

    That's one of the (few) things I like about Popmart over other tours: they were SO underrehearsed by the time the tour started that many of the versions evolved throughout the tour instead of staying the same as usual.
  2. Originally posted by EridescoFly:[..]
    They eventually turned Mofo into a more direct and shorter song to suit a live setting, if anyone listens to the first few Popmart shows up to New York you can hear them evolving the arrangement and trying out different ideas, some better than others. This is my favourite early version...

    [YouTube Video]
    Wonderful, thanks for sharing...very different from later in 1997
  3. I just found this...

    U2 Popmart Wembley Rushes 1997...only the first 12 minutes but pro-shot, I wonder where the rest is ?!
  4. Saw this a few months back, great to see the Wembley.
  5. Think this was the last time they played the full version with the ‘looking for a sound that’s gonna drown out the world’
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    Originally posted by EridescoFly:[..]
    They eventually turned Mofo into a more direct and shorter song to suit a live setting, if anyone listens to the first few Popmart shows up to New York you can hear them evolving the arrangement and trying out different ideas, some better than others. This is my favourite early version...

    [YouTube Video]
  6. There might not be a "rest"... These 10-15 minutes (usually the first 2-4 songs) are recorded in what I call "medium proshot quality" (aka basically 2 or 3 cameras, the ones they also use for the live production... not the full 10-20 cameras set that's used to record a proper concert film), then sent to national TV stations so they can do their reports.
  7. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    There might not be a "rest"... These 10-15 minutes (usually the first 2-4 songs) are recorded in what I call "medium proshot quality" (aka basically 2 or 3 cameras, the ones they also use for the live production... not the full 10-20 cameras set that's used to record a proper concert film), then sent to national TV stations so they can do their reports.
    That makes sense...would be great if more rushes surface from elsewhere but it is over 21 years ago.

    I was at Paris, would love to see some of that pro-shot
  8. There’s a guitar part on “Miami” that reminds of a guitar part on “Fast Cars”
  9. Originally posted by LikeASong:[..]
    Hahaha, the girl screaming in the first seconds... The excitement!

    BTW: superb version, indeed, although I prefer the later ones when they actually stopped several times for Bono's verses to have bigger impact.

    That's one of the (few) things I like about Popmart over other tours: they were SO underrehearsed by the time the tour started that many of the versions evolved throughout the tour instead of staying the same as usual.
    Yes the earlier shows were interesting, despite the flaws I like them!
  10. Good morning and a big big THANK YOU for this musical journey. I also was in London/Wembley...folks, please take a look at minute 0.28 and 1.18 the guy with the white face (blue shirt) and red devil-horns...that´s me
    What a surprise to see that today morning. Thank you for this forum, it is a gold-treasure !