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Very good show! Better than the 6th. Still, a few technical problems in Twilight and a bit more problems in I Will Follow. The energy here is incredible.
If you turn up the volume the boot is quite enjoyable, and it keeps getting better as the show progresses. Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars
As good as the European crowds.
First of all, the FM broadcast is NOT from this concert, it is actually from the show next day, so I think this is the first proper review of the show. And what a show! The band feed from the Irish-Bostonian vibe in the house and they gave it all. The main highlight of this boot is the last performance ever of Tomorrow. If you are a Tomorrow "completionist" like me, you must get this. I don't know why it wasn't played regularly. Another excellent performance was Two Hearts, with the Let's Twist Again part extended. 11 O'Clock was excellent as well. I'm a sucker for the Drowning Man snippet and the final solo is amazing. In Surrender Bono invoked the spirit of Michael Jackson and it was great. I liked the Brick/ A Day Without Me combo too. There's an unlisted snippet of Send In The Clowns in Electric Co. Perhaps the only song I can't consider good is Party Girl. They were still playing with it and it's not the version we know.
Funnily enough, Bono did mistakes between songs, like saying "It's great to be back in NY" (WTF?) or introducing NYD as Two Hearts.
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the Edge- guitar
Adam Clayton- bass
Larry Mullen Jr.- drums
May 5, 1983 (1st of 2 nights)
1: Gloria > 4:46
2: I threw a brick 7:11
3: seconds 3:18
4: surrender (with Billie Jean slice) 6:39
5: Sunday bloody Sunday 5:46
6: electric co 6:09
7: I fall down 4:03
8: october > 1:57
9: won't you come back (end spliced, tape flip) 4:55
10: New Year's Day 4:56
11: two hearts 5:38
12: twilight 4:16
13: out of control 5:06
14: party girl 3:18
15; 11 o clock tick tock 5:06
16: I will follow 4:20
17: 40 4:41
Nak. CM-100 mikes >
Sony TCD-5 cassette deck >
Maxell XLII-S 90 min master cassette >
played on Nak. 300 into soundforge (WAV) with realtek soundcard >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
A (1st generation) this and that production.
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This recording was made for me and you (too).
Jimi Hendrix and Sonny and Cher get a shoutout from Bono in this show.
New Year's Day is introduced as two hearts beat as one. (apparently
Bono lost track of the setlist). another sold out U2 show in Boston.
it was a good show despite a few odd moments, plenty of energy and even
some Bono Jackson. hey why not? at this time U2 and Michael Jackson were
the hottest names in rock and pop music (along with Hall and Oates).
this appears to be the full show. all the songs are complete.
most of the encore applause was edited out of the source tape.
just before "I fall down", Bono says "it's great to be back in N.Y." and
is answered with a resounding chorus of boos. (the only round of boos
in this show.) then he follows that by saying "this is where we live,
Boston." that gets the cheering going again. Two sold out shows at the
Orpheum this time, after just one in late 1981.
the U2 mania here was irrreversible by this point and out of control.
next time it was 3 shows at the Worcester Centrum. (and Boston Garden)
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
"There's this image of the 'overground'. It was a time when everyone was all indie and grey and dull—the 'underground'. The overground was like coming out into the bright light of a modern city. It's an amazing place to be, walking around these modern cities like Houston or Tokyo. And the idea was coming out into that, embracing it, going after it."
- Bono about Zooropa
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