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The band are new-found superstars and give a rousing show. All the songs are excellent.
Bono does some preaching during Bullet the Blue Sky and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Exit sounds a little different to later in the tour. The Electric Co. has a great snippet. It's impressive that this is the tour debut of Ballad of Springhill, it sounds great. Bono hasn't quite figured out Shine Like Stars yet, but he gives an awesome, long rendition of this bit in With or Without You.
It's good sound, not perfect but pretty clear. No hiss or distortion except in literally the first couple of seconds. Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars
They are so loud during October that the band stop. They're also exceptionally great during Bad, New Year's Day, Pride, Mothers of the Disappeared, and "40." They carry the show and lift the band up higher, AND are very receptive the political messages.
Bottom line, I really wish U2 audiences were still like this.
A very good show, with a pretty good-sounding source. The crowd is fabulous and the band give a great performance. Bono does lots of political talk, and an Amnesty International representative is onstage during Pride. Mothers of the Disappeared is dedicated to political prisoners and it runs for about eight minutes.
- The Unforgettable Fire (one of the very best)
- Bullet the Blue Sky
- Running To Stand Still
- Exit (somewhat different to second-and-third-leg versions)
- The Electric Co. (one of the very best)
- Ballad of Springhill
- New Year's Day
- Mothers of the Disappeared (one of the very best)
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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
"Really, I think of it in terms of rock climbing. He's the guy at the bottom of the hill at the end of the rope. So if something really terrible happens, you're not gonna plummet to your death."
- Edge on his relationship with Dallas Schoo, U2's guitar tech.
did you know
According to an interview from 1982 the song 'October' is about the Bolsheviek revolution in Russia in 1917, that brought Communism to power. This theme is mixed with a personal theme, possibly Bono's mothers death.