1980-02-26 - Dublin, Ireland - National Stadium

setlist

Comments: After the show, U2 signed their first contract with Island Records. The performance of Cartoon World at this show is included on the Boy remaster's bonus disc. A bootleg recording of the full main set exists. A Hot Press review notes that there was a "stinging encore", The Electric Co., which is possibly the first performance of that song.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Other songs (8)
  2. Boy (7)
  3. B-sides and singles (2)

best song performances

  1. Shadows And Tall Trees (6 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

3 months ago

Performance

They are just so utterly energetic. It's remarkable to hear how much Bono's voice improved from this point to the Boy Tour just a couple of months later.

Sound

Very good. It's not perfect, there's some crackle and hiss throughout but it's really easily listenable, especially considering it's nearly forty years old.
Recording: CD Silver - 4 stars

Audience

They seem pretty good. Someone swears at the start of Trevor.

Overall

Silver Lining is an early version of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock. Musically it's nearly identical (except a few neat little things at the end) but has very different lyrics. Speed of Life has lyrics, unlike the version that was eventually officially released. Trevor is an early version of Touch. Shadows and Tall Trees sounds quite different to the version on Boy.

Overall, a very solid show with great historical value. It's really something special to see the band at this early stage playing with all the passion and fire that will define their whole career.

Highlights
- Life On a Distant Planet (one of my favourite of U2's early songs)
- Another Day
- Pete the Chop
- Cartoon World
- Twilight
- Out of Control


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  • Recordings available: 5
  • Show downloads: 1716

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CD Silver

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: Chelsea Records (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: Silver CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN > WAV > MP3@192
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  • Downloads: 1506
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Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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CD Silver

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: Red Devil (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: Silver CD > EAC > WAV > mkwACT > SHN
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FM Aerial Broadcast

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast
  • Credits: Mauxworld (Recording transferer)
  • Equipment: TEAC W-416 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: Fm radio > 2 gen cassette (sony hf 60) > Teac cassette player w 416 > extreme 5.1 soundcard
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"The Dream Come True Volume One "

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: The Flying Tigers (Silver Manufacturer)
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"Dark And Day - The Early Years 1978-1980"

  • Origins: FM Aerial Broadcast, CD Silver
  • Credits: P and C Music (Silver Manufacturer)
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