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Good performance, the band are loud, Bono is talkative and funny.
All songs are delivered well but some aren't at their very best -- Rejoice, The Electric Co, and Gloria are all quite good but not great.
Out of Control is extended with additional lyrics. The Ocean is extended with a longer outro, with militaristic drumming.
I would give this at least 4 stars because the sound quality is quite good for 1981, quite clear, BUT there are technical issues with the recording that lead to a long silence early in I Fall Down. Because of this, I'm lowering the rating; the sound on the intact songs is quite good. Recording: Audience microphone - 3.5 stars
Good audience, they cheer but they're not a major presence. They sing along at the appropriate moments but they're not stunning.
Good show, nothing amazing. The sound messes up badly during a nice performance of I Fall Down. Bono is funny and the sound is good for the most part but the show is short and nothing really shines. You can take it or leave it, really.
-what can be heard of I Fall Down
-I Will Follow
-the longer Out of Control
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"We're hoping Songs of Experience will be less about intimacy and more a about a celebration of sorts."
- Adam Clayton
did you know
The song 'One Tree Hill' is named after the highest volcanic hill in Auckland and was dedicated to Greg Carroll, who had become Bono's personal assistant. Greg Carroll was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1986.