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Excellent show! One can say this was the proper debut of the JT tour, since Bono's voice was not present in Tempe
The Mark Anderson source is excellent for the era. Check the info file for a cool story on how he obtained such good sound. Recording: "Mark Anderson Source (Incomplete)" - 4.5 stars
Very good, shouting, singing and clapping, but Bono was not happy with the singing of the public in People Get Ready and jokes: "Is this not America? I thought this was a tradition for Americans"
If the new source were complete, I'd give it 5 stars. It is missing MLK, TUF, People Get Ready and 40 (the taper left an extra tape in the car!). No biggie, since I put the old source for those songs.
About the show: a truly great JT show, with a shaken setlist: IWF and Gloria in the same concert, Lucille (rarely played), WOWY after October, ISHFWILF without any speech by Bono, TUF at the encore, etc. Bono "dedicates" Pride to Gov. Mecham who had cancelled MLK's day (and later he was impeached)
Highlights: Practically all songs, but specially: Gloria, RTSS, Bad, WOWY (superb 2nd performance ever, with Bono showing off his vocal skills, love it) and Lucille.
I only wish they had played something else other than Maggie's Farm that day.
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U2 04-05-87 Tucson Community Center Arena, Arizona from source 1 Mark Anderson/Surround Master
1987-04-05 Mark Anderson Sony D6C Master with Realistic Boundry Mics
Tucson Community Center Arena
Lineage: Sony D6C Master Cassette> 16 Bit Wav> fLAC> You
I had friends who were going to the show and pleaded with me to tape the show.
I contacted a friend who managed the facility and asked if he had any spare tickets.
"Yeah, I was saving these for the mayor’s kids, but they never called". He then
handed me 11th row floor tickets to the right side of the stage.
At the time I was using a Sony D6C cassette deck that I had smuggled in by a girl friend
strapped to her thigh since they were searching folks and two radio shack mikes
taped into the inside of a baseball cap. The foam inside the hat was cut
where the mike elements are located and the fabric on the outside left in place
to conceal the mikes. This setup worked really well since it put the mikes up
above the audience and they were using a suspended overhead P.A. system.
The only downside was that you could not move your head or the sound shifted.
So there I stood like a mic stand.
Once the show started, I realized that I left the spare cassette in the car and
had to make due with 1 C90. With only one tape, I missed four songs (MLK, The
Unforgettable Fire, People Get Ready & 40) these songs appear on the other source
recorded by Joe Dupree on a Sony D3 cassette deck further back in the arena
which also sounds really good.
Covers and Equipment scans included in JPG format.
Excellent show and quality. This has never circulated digitally directly from the master
Tape Side 1
01 - 06:10 - Where the Streets Have No Name
02 - 04:53 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
03 - 04:42 - Gloria
04 - 04:12 - I Will Follow
05 - 05:20 - Bullet the Blue Sky
06 - 04:21 - Running To Stand Still
07 - 03:35 - Exit
08 - 03:17 - In God's Country
09 - 05:21 - A Sort of Homecoming
Tape Side 2
10 - 05:58 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
11 - 06:10 - Maggie's Farm
12 - 08:07 - Bad
13 - 02:10 - October
14 - 05:24 - With Or Without You
15 - 05:01 - New Year's Day
16 - 06:09 - Pride (In the Name of Love)
- 02:12 - MLK --------------------not on D6 source
- 04:57 - The Unforgettable Fire -not on D6 source
17 - 03:34 - Lucille
- 05:01 - People Get Ready -------not on D6 source
- 05:57 - 40 ---------------------not on D6 source
Taper: Mark Anderson/Surround
Deck: SONY D6C
Tape: TDK Metal
Software: Sound Forge
Tape Side 1
01 Where the Streets Have No Name
02 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
04 I Will Follow
05 Bullet the Blue Sky
06 Running To Stand Still
08 In God's Country
09 A Sort of Homecoming
Tape Side 2
10 Sunday Bloody Sunday
11 Maggie's Farm
14 With Or Without You
15 New Year's Day
16 Pride (In the Name of Love)
Upped on U2TORRENTS by Mark Anderson/Surround February 2010
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Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
"I love being there, I love America, I love the feeling of the wide open spaces, I love the deserts, I love the mountain ranges, I even love the cities. So having fallen in love with America over the years that we've been there on tour, I then had to 'deal with' America and the way it was affecting me, because America's having such an effect on the world at the moment. On this record I had to deal with it on a political level for the first time, if in a subtle way."
- Bono, on the Joshua Tree's thematic inspirations
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