1983-12-18 - London, England - Victoria Apollo


Comments: U2 play at "The Big One", a charity show for the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament. Mike Peters of The Alarm joins U2 for Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
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songs per album

  1. War (4)
  2. Boy (1)
  3. B-sides and singles (1)
  4. Other songs (1)

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review by cesar_garza01

1 year ago


A cool, short performance of the band at the CND Peace Concert, just before they "dream it all up again" for the UF era.


For most of the songs, it's 4 stars. Unfortunately, there are a lot of volume fluctuations and NYD is almost ruined with the muffled sound for the good part of it. Still, when the sound stabilizes, it's a good recording.
Recording: "The Big One - CND Peace Concert" - 3.5 stars


Clapping and yelling between songs, good crowd.


Worth listening, if only because this is the last concert before the band transformed its sound once again with the Unforgettable Fire. 11 O' Clock is always a highlight and this is no exception. Mike Peters from The Alarm joined them for Knocking on Heaven's Door, although after the 149th "Knock-knock-knocking..." you get tired of the song. Not the band's fault, though.

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"The Big One - CND Peace Concert"

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