Comments: First performance of Party Girl in eight years and three days. Last performance of Even Better Than The Real Thing until 30 March 2011. When Bono is snippeting Van Morrison's Gloria at the end of Desire, he inserts some other lyrics that one may initially assume to be U2's Gloria, due to some similarities: "Oh Lord, open my lips/Anything I can, I will do for you/And my mouth shall shout up your praise". However, although the last line does not resemble any in Gloria, the lines do bear a strong similarity to Psalm 51 from the Bible. As the connection to Psalm 51 appears stronger, the snippet is credited to it rather than Gloria. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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The band seems to really be on it. Elevation starts off the evening properly, nothing special until the “Pump it Up” snippet arrives at the end. Bono’s hoarse voice isn’t necessarily that different from other nights on the Elevation tour but it seems to work here, Pride has more grit than I remember (probably because of the spot it’s in), as does Until the End of the World, Bono’s roars at the end made me very happy as a fan of that song. The Fly on the Elevation tour as you know is a whole other animal. This version is more of the same as other version but that doesn’t mean it isn’t amazing. The segue between UTEOTW and The Fly is something they should bring back. An Iggy Pop snippet is always an epic win as well.
Even Better is good, nothing particularly special although it’s the last version of it until March 30th 2011! And oh my God would it return in a big way… (Edge messes up a on this version however)
Mysterious Ways, I forgot how it sounded like pre-360. So much more funk, sexy and rock ‘n’ roll than what it is now. (Although I enjoyed it immensely at Anaheim2 last year) Bono’s voice is still wrecked though unlike the later tours. But yes, I’m going off topic, this versions greatly appreciated by the audience as far as I can tell. (Btw, 4 Achtung Baby songs in a row? Good stuff.)
Then In My Life and Stuck in a Moment come and ruin the vibe, although it is their tour which I guess means they have a right to appear FUCK THOUGH, Bono’s voice is ravaged around at the start of Stuck. I just don’t like this song anymore. Moving on. Kite, an actual GOOD song on ATYCLB that isn’t overplayed. Now THIS is a song they should bring back in full <3 I’m biased, I’ll never tire of this song so I’m going to say as usual that this was an epic performance and speech by Bono and the band. Bono’s hoarse voice once again works here.
Gone, one of the most rocking songs on Pop, a song they should bring back by the way! S*** like Elevation, In a Little While, SBS and Magnificent lives on but Gone doesn’t? Although to be honest this version isn’t that epic. On the next tour though a segue out of Elevation would be sweet. Anyways…
New York bores me to tears here. Sorry, unless it’s the dvd version where I’m physically watching it I don’t like it. Moving on. Out of Control is amazing as always! But really rough here though LOL Edge you sure about this? it might be the recording but something’s iffy about this version. It almost falls apart a few times ahaha makes it very enjoyable though still. Sunday and Desire were pretty good, nothing that different (although the snippets are excellent). Party Girl and Stay were good, Bono’s Elevation era voice doesn’t sounds that good as always but he puts in real effort for Stay, Bad and Streets. Beautiful Day so late in the show was interesting, I totally forgot about it and was caught by surprise by this version.
The encore is the encore. Good stuff. Nothing I’ll be keeping on my iPod though. Still a good performance that I highly recommend checking out!
Sounds not intrusive or distracting to the bootleg listener. However you do feel like you’re not fully there as other, better sounding bootlegs allow you to be. Still worth listening to for a really good show. Recording: "Heart-Shaped Show" - 4 stars
They seem really up for this show. The jolt that Pride’s intro roars out made me jump as well. They really reacted to the songs and the oddness of the setlist. They enjoy Even Better which was a nice surprise because Edge mangles it. They seem to disappear for a bit during Gone though or Stuck (until Edge sings of course). overall I have no doubt that they were pumped up throughout the show in the arena.
A really special show on a slightly underwhelming tour (until the later legs imo). The Elevation Tour is fantastic, if Bono’s voice had been better. Bono sounds older here than he does now! But overall the band sound incredible as usual, this show is really good but probably not something I’ll be keeping on my iPod very long to be honest. But worth listening for the many highlights!
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BOSTON, MA (USA)
JUNE 9, 2001
RECORDED BY MATT PICKETT (R.I.P.)
FROM THE COLLECTION OF SMORES
LINEAGE AUDIENCE DAT MASTER(48KHZ)>DAT CLONE>SONY PCM R-300 DAT>FIBER OPTIC>CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER X-FI HD MODEL #SB1240
WAV (16/48KHZ)>MAGIX AUDIO CLEANING LAB FOR TRACK MARKS AND TAPE CHANGE EDIT WAV 16/48> TLH FLAC (LEVEL 8)
GEAR: AUDIO TECHNICA 803 MICS
THE EDGE GUITAR KEYBOARDS
ADAM CLAYTON BASS
LARRY MULLEN JR. DRUMS
BONO VOCALS HARMONICA
3 Until the End of the World
4 The Fly
5 Even Better Than The Real Thing
6 Mysterious Ways
7 In My Life / Stuck in a Moment
10 New York
11 Out of Control
12 Sunday Bloody Sunday
13 Desire / GLORIA
14 Party Girl
15 Stay (Faraway, So Close)
17 Where the Streets Have No Name
18 Beautiful Day
19 Bullet the Blue Sky
20 With Or Without You
21 One / She's a Mystery to Me
22 Walk On
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Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 48000, channels: 2
Venue: Fleet Center, Boston, Massachutsetts
Date: June 9, 2001
Recorded by: daveydave
Location: General Admission (20 feet from the tip of the heart, slightly to the left on The Edge's side)
Recording equipment: Sony MZ-R70 with Core Sound Stealth Cardioids with Low Sensitivity option
Mastered to SHN by the following method:
Minidisc masters > Sony MDS - JE510 > Toslink Digital Optical Cable > Pioneer PDR-609RW > CD-R >
EAC (Secure and tested) > WAV > Soundforge 5.0 > mkw 0.96f > SHN
01. Elevation PA intro / Elevation [5:46]
02. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [4:35]
03. Until the End of the World [5:12]
04. The Fly [6:28]
05. Even Better Than The Real Thing [4:03]
06. Mysterious Ways [6:03]
07. In My Life [0:50]
08. Stuck in a Moment [7:05]
09. Kite [5:34]
10. Gone [5:01]
11. New York [5:50]
12. Out Of Control [5:31]
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday [7:05]
01. Desire [6:39]
02. Party [2:21]
03. Stay (Faraway, So Close) [5:15]
04. Bad [7:25]
05. Where the Streets Have No Name [5:55]
06. Beautiful Day [6:51]
07. Bullet the Blue Sky [7:52]
08. With or Without You [7:25]
09. One [5:20]
10. She's A Mystery To Me [1:20]
11. Walk On [8:29]
- Digital mastering and remastering/editing by: Michael Albuquerque
- Remastering/editing Notes:
Due to a possible short in the taper's mic cables, there were small, periodic gaps of silence at the beginning and end of each of the 3 master minidiscs (caused by moving the MD recorder before and after disc insertion). Edits were performed using Soundforge 5.0 in the following locations:
(1) used fade in during intro on disc 1 to merely eliminate these gaps (as well as most of the PA song "Sgt. Pepper's",
(2) used a loop-type effect near the end of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" to mask a 1 second drop out during a vocal part and faded out the audience after the end of the song,
(3) used a loop-type effect again extensively for the intro of "Desire" which had most of the opening chords missing (thank God for the repetitive chord progression),
(4) used another loop-type effect to mask a ~ 1 second drop out near the end of Beautiful Day, and
(5) eliminated gaps in the crowd noise before the encores.
Enhanced bass and treble, normalized volume levels, and manually reduced volume levels in millisecond increments as necessary to eliminate clipping (i.e., from occasional loud hand claps nearby). Used fade in and out at beginning and end of each CD.
- Band Introductions were not recorded due to changing of the minidiscs.
- Recording Quality: 9.5 out of 10 (One of the best audience recordings ever, especially disc 2!)
- Band Performance: 10 out of 10 (Last night in Boston, U2's home away from home.)
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3. Pride (in The Name Of Love )
4. Until The End Of The World
5. The Fly
6. Even Better Than The Real Thing
7. Mysterious Ways
8. In My Life
9. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Ouf Of
12. New York
13. Out Of Control
14. Sunday Bloody Sunday
16. Party Girl
Disc 2 (1:15:08)
1. Stay ( Faraway, So Close ! )
3. Where The Streets Have No Name
4. Beautiful Day
5. Gun Movie
6. Bullet The Blue Sky
7. With Or Without You
9. She's A Mystery To Me
10. Walk On
see also: https://www.discogs.com/U2-Heart-Shaped-Show/release/8246840
"Where's my public? My God, they've deserted me! This is a crisis. We'd better do something. Stir up some publicity or something. 'Bono in under-age sex orgy.' That should do it. I want my public back."
- Bono, December 1987
did you know
During the Achtung Baby recordings Bono often howled his frustration on mistakes, after a while the band imposed a new band rule: the hyped-up Bono is permanently forbidden to drink coffee.