2009-02-23 - Paris, France - Studios Rive Gauche

setlist

Comments: U2 perform and are interviewed on the programme Le Grand Journal. This is their first live appearance on French TV. For more details, see our news article here. The band had considered taping Magnificent for broadcast at a later date, but in the end had to depart after Breathe in order to make it to a live radio interview on time.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. No Line On The Horizon (2)
  2. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. Breathe (15 votes)

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review by BigGiRL

10 months ago

Performance

As of today – November 24, 2015 – the complete “Grand Journal” session including soundcheck and interview (with French overdubbed translation) is available in mp3 audio (see info file for details).
Bono's Love Me Tender in the soundcheck is worth checking out


Sound

Unfortunately the source for 3 of the 4 tracks* is YouTube and not a direct cable TV recording. An upgrade would certainly be appreciated

*source for Breathe is unknown to me.

Recording: Webcast - 4.5 stars

Audience



Overall

I am personally very fond of Get On Your Boots. A smart song with ditto lyrics. At it's first listen back in '09, it reminded me of Queen's Bicycle Race. Probably because of some general structural similarities and the way the harmonies are mixed.
This particular performance with the La Marseillaise intro is a pretty solid one and sounds well rehearsed. This in contrast with the live debut of Breathe. Luckily they got it right at the ‘360’ opening night in Barcelona


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