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Great early October performance of the band in the Netherlands
The 89 Broadcast is 5 stars but it has only 7 songs, and the damn DJ cuts 1 min. of 11 O'Clock! The other broadcast is around 4.5 stars. The audience recording is very respectable, around 3.5-4 stars. The latter is the complete show. Recording: "1989 Rebroadcast" - 5 stars
It's 1981 and the romance between the dutch and U2 already shows up in this bootleg. After Out of Control they go nuts asking for more and they interact very well with the band. This is more noticeable in the audience recording.
U2 in the Netherlands. Enough said. There's always something in the air when the band plays here and this show is no exception. For the October tour, the band reworked some of their Boy songs and they sound better than ever. Another Time, Another Place, An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart, Stories for Boy are highlights of the show. The October songs are always better than their studio counterparts and the broadcast has great sound for them here. During 11 O'Clock Bono plays with the audience and it sounds incredible (he did that for the whole tour, I love these October versions). After Fire, they sang Happy Birthday to Larry. By taking pieces of all 3 sources of this show, you can form a great, complete bootleg for this show. This is the first great full October bootleg and one of the best.
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Lineage: FM radio broadcast (cable fm) which was a rebroadcast on April 18, 1989 by "Hilversum 3" > master tape, probably recorded withmy old Wega tape deck on a Sony UX-S 60 > Yamaha KX-500 > Terratec EWX 2496 > HD > SoundForge 9.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Paradiso
October 30, 1981
01. Intro (0:18)
02. Cry / The Electric Co./ Send In The Clowns (4:29)
03. I Fall Down (3:10)
04. October (2:14)
05. Stories For Boys (2:59)
06. I Will Follow (3:37)
07. Fire (3:26)
08. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock - incpl., speaker overdubs at the end - (5:03)
FM radio broadcast (cable fm) which was a rebroadcast on April 18, 1989 by "Hilversum 3" > master tape, probably recorded with
my old Wega tape deck on a Sony UX-S 60 > Yamaha KX-500 > Terratec EWX 2496 > HD > SoundForge 9.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend
This rebroadcast was unexpected (at least for me) because the Dutch radio station usually did not announce their live broadcasts
before and magazines which announced the Dutch radio programmes were not available (internet did not exist in those days, either).
The original broadcast in 1981 included "An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart", "Rejoice" and "The Ocean", too which were not included
on this rebroadcast.
I did not erase the radio speaker (Jan Douwe Krouske, I think) to distinguish this version to all the others which exist or might exist.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
03 Another Time Another Place
04 I Threw A Brick Through A Window
05 An Cat Dubh
06 Into The Heart
08 Cry/The Electric Co./ Send In The Clowns (snippet)
09 I Fall Down
11 Stories For Boys
12 I Will Follow
14 Out Of Control (complete version)
15 encore break
17 happy birthday to Larry Mullen Jnr.
18 11 O'clock Tick Tock
19 The Ocean
20 The End (PA music)
Notes: This recording was given to me by A.V. and it was asked to be uploaded. This is an unreleased recording with
31 years (amazing!), so here it is, this is for him and for every U2 fan to enjoy this early performance from U2 at
"The whole idea of U2 is to engage with our audience, and that's what was special about the 360 show, the audience was such a big part of it."
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.