Comments: It's the last show of the Elevation Tour, and before U2's set, Larry joins opener Garbage during their set. This show features the last ever performances of Please and New York, and the last performance of In God's Country until 22 May 2015. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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Last Elevation show and the boys leave with a bang. It doesn't feel like a tired show, they want to give America 2 hours of solace.
The matrix does a very good job cleaning the sound and putting the audience in a more prominent place. Great sound specially if you're listening with headphones. The counts are barely present. Recording: "Wireless Matrix" - 5 stars
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So it ended where it all began. Bono was singing for Miami but he knew that all America was listening. It was a great show and the best part was the pretty unique setlist. Beautiful Day was great, and UTEOTW was followed by Mysterious Ways instead of NYD. Out of Control is a nice treat after it and SBS had a longer pause between choruses so that Bono can give a message about how much U2 loves America. Then we have probably the best part of the show with Kite and a great acoustic set with In God's Country (miles away from JT, but it feels fresh), Knockin' on Heaven's Door with a fan and the always touching Please. The rest of the concert continued in good form and we had a very good New York, with lyrics referencing 9/11. One didn't disappoint and it was followed by a snippet of My Sweet Lord, which I enjoyed. As usual for last nights, Bono thanked the U2 crowd for making the tour possible and then we had one of the best versions of Walk On, with a snippet of 40 but still with the "Hallelujah" music, ending the show and the tour in very good form.
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Lineage: Trade (No Known Restrictions) => DVD => WAV => FLAC => MP3 (LAME)
Elevation Tour - 3rd Leg
American Airlines Arena
December 2, 2001
Bono IEM ?
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01 - All You Need Is Love (PA Intro)
02 - Elevation Influx (Intro)
03 - Elevation
04 - Beautiful Day
05 - Until The End On The World
06 - Mysterious Ways
07 - Out Of Control
08 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
09 - Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
10 - Bono Talking
11 - Kite
12 - In God's Country
13 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
14 - Please
01 - Bad / Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
02 - Where The Streets Have No Name
03 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
04 - Pride (In The Name Of Love)
05 - Bullet The Blue Sky (Intro)
06 - Bullet The Blue Sky
07 - What's Going On ?
08 - New York
09 - Bono Talking
10 - One
11 - My Sweet Lord
12 - Walk On / "40"
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
December 02, 2001
American Airlines Arena
#1 Bono + Edge IEM via Scanner > DAT
#2 Core Sound High End Binaurals (with Danish Pro Audio 406x capsules) > Sony PCM-M1
Taper: J. T.
Mixed & Mastered by Sharebear/Hoserama
Mixed in Neundo 4, using extra waves & izotope plug-ins
Dithered using Izotope MBIT+
Flac'ed using Trader's Little Helper
Mix Version 12
03 Beautiful Day
04 Until The End Of The World
05 Mysterious Ways
06 Out Of Control
07 Sunday Bloody Sunday
08 Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
10 In God's Country
11 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
14 Where The Streets Have No Name
15 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
16 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
18 Bullet The Blue Sky
19 What's Going On
20 New York
22 My Sweet Lord
23 Walk On
Solid two IEM pull coupled with the audience recording. However, I've been critical of the IEM mixes from the Elevation tour for a long time. They used some unnatural sounding compression techniques that make it hard on the ears sometimes. Some of it can be attributed to the scanner, but using the same equipment in 2005 yielded much better sounding recordings in my opinion. Then there's the click sound, where they seem to use some sort of sidechannel compression on the ambient mics that's triggered by the click. So I was able to filter most of the click, but can't make up for the unnatural sounding sound by the ambient mics change in volume.
Then there's the audience recording. Not a great recording, not a bad one. I was able to zap a lot of the close claps but cheers and general crowd can still be heard. I used a sidechannel compressor to the IEM pull so as the IEM mix gets louder, the audience recording gets quiet. It's subtle but helps balance it.
I've been working on this mix on and off for almost two years now. Never quite got the sound I was satisfied with, but I think I'm finally good with the final result. Sounds like I'm trashing it right? It's actually a solid enough mix in my opinion. Not something that I could pass off as an official recording or anything, but enjoyable to put on. Certainly an improvement over the raw sources in my opinion (yours may vary). Give it a whirl, see what you think.
As the Elevation tour was winding down, the setlists started getting a bit shorter. Not a lot of setlist variety, as the band seemed to be getting tired by all the touring. But this show saw some nice gems with Knockin' On Heavens Door (with audience member) and In God's Country. This is technically the last time New York was played (and there was great sorrow across the land). Must have been a really good experience for folks who saw both the start and end of the tour in Miami (and hopefully multiple shows in between!).
IEM recordings are not for everyone. If not they're not your thing, either sonically or ethically, there's still the existing excellent audience recording out there. Similarly, I'm mixing primarily for my ears. This is what sounds best to me. This may not sound the best to you. That's a fair statement. I'm open to honest criticism, but pointless complaining is unappreciated (naturally). Let's play nice.
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Please do not attempt to remaster/remix this recording and spread it around. This has been heavily processed, and if you want to do your own mix, go get the wireless recordings (good luck) and do it yourself from scratch.
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Lineage: MD master > Sony MDS-JB940 > Toslink Digital Optical Cable > Sony RCD/W1 > CD-R master
Taper: Jason G.
1. Pa Intro (sgt. Pepper's)
2. Intro / Elevation
3. Beautiful Day
4. Until The End Of The World
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Out Of Control
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
10. In God's Country
11. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
14. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
15. Where The Streets Have No Name
16. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
17. Pride (in The Name Of Love)
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19. What's Going On
20. New York
22. My Sweet Lord
23. Walk On / 40
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- Bono, 1990
did you know
According to the booklet of 'Walk On', U2 says that the song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, in some parts of the lyrics U2 mentions the struggle of this woman to free her country.