Comments: Pete Wylie from Wah! Heat joins U2 for a cover of Bob Dylan's All Along The Watchtower. This is the first time U2 cover the song; it later goes on to become a setlist staple on 1989's Lovetown Tour. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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New source has definitely clearer sound than the old source. Recording: "All Along The Watchtower" - 2.5 stars
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This show marks a tipping point for the band: it's a sellout with 1000 people in and 700 people outside. Unfortunately, the bootleg captures the show poorly. The most important thing is that Pete Wylie from the band Wah Heat! (terrible name) joins them and sings All Along The Watchtower. Sounds interesting in theory, but the performance is quite dreadful.
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01.02.1981, UK, London, Lyceum Ballroom
"All Along The Watchtower"
01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
06. Another Time Another Place
07. Cry/The Electric Co
08. Things To Make And Do
09. Stories For Boys
11. I Will Follow
12. Out Of Control
13. All Along The Watchtower
14. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
Source: CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC (Level 6)
NOTE: This recording features pretty good clarity, however the sound -- more so Bono's vocals than the music -- is a bit distant. Audience noise is minimal. There are a few obvious edits between songs during the encores. In addition, there is a skip at 2:25 of "Al Along the Watchtower" after which a few seconds of the song repeat. Pete Wylie of Wah Heat! joins U2 on stage and croons most of the Dylan cover.
Checked With Adobe Audition: Lossless
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Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
"The morning before a show I get nervous. I can wake up with a really bad sick feeling. I have to hit very high notes and if you hit them wrong you can put your throat out. So there's a, 'Will I? Won't I?' aspect to it. It used to worry me sick. That sense of, how could I meet the levels of expectation."
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