1985-01-31 - Cologne, Germany - Sporthalle


Comments: This show has what is believed to be the longest performance of 40 ever - it is nearly 17 minutes long.
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songs per album

  1. The Unforgettable Fire (6)
  2. War (5)
  3. B-sides and singles (2)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. October (2)
  6. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. 40 (4 votes)

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1 user from Germany: christophrech

review by LikeASong

5 months ago


The band were pretty spot on throughout the whole show, no flaws or mistakes whatsoever and tight performances from the first to the last song. Two Hearts' extended bridge, the 11 O'Clock/I Will Follow/Seconds opening trio and the super long version of 40 are the obvious highlights. The only flaw is Bono's voice at times - he tries too hard during some songs, and then fails on the next one. Bad suffers from this specially.


Great bootleg. Crisp and clear. It's an audience recording so you can hear nearby talks, claps and shouts, but they're not distracting or annoying at all. Its only flaw is that there's some slight mistake on the analog>digital transfer so the second half of the show (starting from October I think) sounds a bit faster/higher pitched than it should, but it's barely noticeable.
Recording: "Unforgettable Firecrackers" - 4 stars


Loud and participative - just how an audience should be!


Fantastic show, truly recommended if you want a great TUF bootleg outside the most well known ones.

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"Unforgettable Firecrackers"

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"Live From Köln 31.01.1985"

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