1980-03-02 - Tullamore, Ireland - Garden Of Eden Club


Comments: U2 are billed as "U.2" and are given a ninety minute slot; they are followed by the Tony Stevens Band, a showband allocated a two hour slot. On some promo material, however, U2 get more prominent billing. The date and location of this concert have often been misreported over the years, with the date reversed (i.e. 2 February) and the town's name mangled. We currently believe this was U2's earliest performance in Tullamore; please contact us if you have any evidence of an earlier Tullamore gig.
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songs per album

  1. Other songs (8)
  2. Boy (6)
  3. B-sides and singles (2)

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review by CMIPalaeo

2 years ago


Not bad for being 19, 18, and 17 and pretty new to this whole rock band deal. Still finding their groove, though. They seem to be excited and lively, shame the sound isn't very good.

Bono is funny at the intro to Another Day and Boy-Girl.


Not awful, but not very good. The music is pretty clear, but the vocals are quite muffled. Mostly, you can tell when Bono is singing or speaking but it's often hard to tell what exactly the words are. There are places where it's better than others though.
Recording: "Garden Of Remembrance" - 4 stars


They weren't that into it. Cartoon World and the beginning of Boy-Girl were pretty much the only places where they were very enthusiastic.


Nothing spectacular, fun but inexperienced performance and mediocre sound. The main selling point for this boot is the number of early songs that were not released until the 2008 deluxe edition of Boy or remain unreleased. Out of a 16 song set, half of the songs fall into that category.

-Silver Lining (early version of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock) has really good music but the lyrics are hard to hear
-Stories for Boys
-Cartoon World
-Shadows and Tall Trees
-Twilight (very good musically, especially the intro)
-Out of Control

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"Garden Of Remembrance"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Harry C. (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor), Goldwave (Sound Editor)
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"The Garden Of Eden"

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