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In the peak of their popularity (the band had just reached #1 and appeared in Times magazine), the band gave two amazing shows at "The Cow". This one was perhaps the best of the two. A very special setlist and almost no covers, the energy was incredible.
JEMS did a great job with the remaster. No fluctuations or hiss. 4-4.5 stars. Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars
Very loud San Francisco crowd. During October, they were clapping so hard, the band stopped for a moment.
The Daly City shows are among the best JT shows. The setlist was pretty unique here. The only cover was Springhill Mining Disaster (1st time in the tour, 2nd ever) and I wished they played this more often. It sounded great. Some people from Amnesty International were at the concert, I think, since a girl said a political speech during Pride and the band played Mothers Of The Disappeared. If you like the song, you must get this; if you're not a fan, you'll feel like it drags forever (it's over 8 min long!).
Other highlights: The whole show was excellent, specially Exit, Electric Co. (great snippet), October (for the crowd) and WOWY (the Shine Like Stars snippet was slightly longer).
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01 Where the Streets Have No Name (microphone rumble at start)
02 I Will Follow
03 Trip Through Your Wires
04 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
06 The Unforgettable Fire
07 Bullet the Blue Sky
08 Running to Stand Still
10 In God's Country
11 Sunday Blood Sunday
12 The Electric Co.
15 Springhill Mining Disaster (AKA "The Ballad of Springhill," written by Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger)
16 New Year's Day
17 Pride (In the Name of Love)
18 Mothers of the Disappeared
19 With or Without You
Special shows deserve special releases, take 2.
As I wrote with the release of the April 24 show, over the years we've had many requests to transfer and torrent our Cow Palace '87 masters. These shows are among the best U2 shows I
ever saw and I'm not sure the 25th--this night--was ever topped. Our ol' pal Mark Persic was also there and his tapes are excellent. Ours are too.
Night two was recorded from behind the stage on Edge's side, the result of a ticket miracle I outlined in the notes for the first night. There were speakers aimed at us behind the
stage and the distance between us and the PA was short, hence the quality of this recording. Having seen many of my favorite bands play multiple nights at the same venue, I've noticed
a trend where people tend to favor the show where they had the best seats. So you have to know that if I consider this to be the greatest U2 show I ever witnessed and I was sitting
behind the stage, it must have been something special. The surprise inclusions of "Springhill Mining Disaster" and "Mothers of the Disappeared" were obvious highlights, but the whole
night glided on a plane of its own. In the comments left on the April 24 torrent, someone noted that the band had just hit number one, was on the cover of Time magazine, etc. and this
stand might truly have been their coronation as the best band in the world at that moment.
Anyway, we've been very pleased with the response to the release of these master transfers in the 24/96 Audio DVD format (see below for the explanation on what it is and how it works).
Thanks for all the comments. We love reading them.
Enjoy Cow Palace '87 Second Night.
Butterking for JEMS
AUDIO DVD NOTES (REPEATED FROM APRIL 24 TORRENT): When we started planning to transfer the masters anew a few months ago we figured it might be wise to do a 24/96 capture to preserve
this for future uses and to get the most out of the masters while they are still playing back without issues. Burning to DVD Audio would preserve the 24/96 fidelity for playback, but
for those of you who know about DVD Audio, the quality is amazing, but the problem is that you need a DVD player that is specially enabled to play the DVD Audio format and many players
We had long looked for a solution that would allow us to burn a high-resolution 24/96 DVD that could play back in any DVD player. That's when we stumbled across a cool little program
that does just that: Audio DVD Creator.
With this program you can author a gapless, 24/96 audio disc playable in any DVD player, a true high-fidelity disc that holds nearly four times the digital information of a standard CD.
You can't hear these masters in any better quality than this.
And as it yields a standard VIDEO_TS file, it burns just like a regular DVD. The one small concession is that while you can skip track to track, the authored disc CANNOT be fast-
forwarded or rewound. Don't know why. But it seems a small concession.
I'm sure some of you will want us to do a standard audio version, at 44.1 and ready for CD burning. And at some point we will so please don't post asking for it.. But we thought these
shows and recordings deserved the higher quality presentation and the format might encourage you to listen on a real stereo, not just your computer.
AGAIN, JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THIS IS A 24/96 AUDIO ONLY DVD AND YOU CAN BURN IT AND PLAY IT JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NORMAL DVD YOU DOWNLOAD FROM HERE.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2