Comments: The atmosphere in the venue is hostile, and Bono's attempts to connect with and pacify the crowd do not prove successful. During the first verse of Pride, Bono stops the song to try to talk to the crowd more as fights continue. He then restarts the song. Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.
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1. 4th of July (PA)/11 O'Clock Tick Tock
2. I Will Follow
5. The Unforgettable Fire
7. Two Hearts Beat As One
9. Bono Speaks
10. A Sort Of Homecoming
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
1. Cry/The Electric Co.
3. Indian Summer Sky
5. New Year's Day
6. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
7. Party Girl
*ORIGINAL NOTES ("T"):
"The first of two Unforgettable Fire concerts at London's Brixton
Academy. Note the rare performance of "Indian Summer Sky". Before
A Sort of Homecoming, Bono talks about being nervous about
performing in such a big city. Sounds strange coming from the same
man who now refers to heads of state by their first names."
"This recording was made by Chris Sheppard using a Sony Walkman
recorder. The overall sound is surprisingly good. While a bit
distant at times, both the vocals and music come through clearly.
Audience noise is minor, but a few individual voices are audible on
occasion. There are a few brief, shaky periods near the end of
Sunday Bloody Sunday that may have resulted from the recorder being
moved or a loose wire."
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 256, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
"My father was a working class man, who loved the opera, and if ever I sat down with him, he'd have one thing to say: "Just take off the fucking glasses, would you?""
-Bono, during the 2005-11-04 Las Vegas show.
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