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Here's my version of the 1992 Washington DC show. It's a pretty nice listen to me, but it isn't the Holy Grail, unfortunately. The SBD was recorded too loud and the second half of the show suffers badly from distortion.
For this matrix, two SBD sources were used: the Dreamoutloud version aka 'Calling the White House", and the more complete ‘And Now a Word From Our Sponsors’. Both had their good and their bad, so I used parts from both.
The AUD (said to be Sony WM D3 > pc-62 by M.V.) was distant but it adds a pleasant live atmosphere. It wasn't mixed in very loud but unfortunately you'll notice some talking, screaming and clapping through the music at spots.
Last note: the sound was and is very compressed so if you listen with headphones, you'll be very tired at the end of the show. But apart from the flaws, I tried to get the best out of it, and it sounds pretty acceptable over any stereo set. Enjoy.
02 Zoo Station
03 The Fly
04 Even Better Than The Real Thing
05 Mysterious Ways
06 One - Unchained Melody
07 Until The End Of The World
08 New Year's Day
09 Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
10 Angel Of Harlem
11 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
12 Satellite Of Love
14 Sunday Bloody Sunday
15 Bullet The Blue Sky
16 Running To Stand Still
17 Where The Streets Have No Name
18 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
19 Zoo TV Confessionals
21 Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22 With Or Without You
23 Love Is Blindness
24 Can't Help Falling In Love
++++++++++ ORIGINAL INFO FILES ++++++++++
02. Zoo Station
03. The Fly
04. Even Better Than The Real Thing
05. Mysterious Ways
07. Unchained Melody
08. Until The End Of The World
09. New Year's Day
10. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
11. Angel Of Harlem
12. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
13. Satellite Of Love
02. Sunday Bloody Sunday
03. Bullet The Blue Sky
04. Running To Stand Still
05. Where The Streets Have No Name
06. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
07. Encore Break
09. Ultra Violet
10. With Or Without You
11. Love Is Blindness
August 16, 1992. Washington, DC. RFK Stadium.
Lineage: Soundboard -> ? (probably VHS) -> Download from FTP as 2 big files -> WAV -> Soundforge for editing (by Boguspomp) -> FLAC with SBA Level 8 -> WAV -> Remastering (by dreamoutloud) -> FLAC with SBA Level 8
1992-08-16 Washington DC – SBD Remaster ‘And Now a Word From Our Sponsors’
‘And Now a Word From Our Sponsors’
Washington DC 1992-08-16
Trade CDR>EAC>WAV>FLAC (Level 6)
Below is the info file that came with the show:
And Now a Word From Our Sponsors
1. George Bush Rap Intro
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Even Better Than the Real Thing
5. Mysterious Ways
7. Unchained Melody
8. Until the End of the World
9. New Year's Day
10. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
11. Angel of Harlem
12. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
13. Satellite of Love
2. Sunday Bloody Sunday
3. Bullet the Blue Sky
4. Running to Stand Still
5. Where the Streets Have No Name
6. Pride (In the Name of Love)
7. Video Confessionals
9. Mirrorball Man Phone Call/Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
10. With or Without You
11. Love is Blindness
August 16, 1992. Washington, D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
A+ Mono Soundboard
Comments (from Justin Cook's site):
This is an absolutely incredible remastered version of D.C. produced by Adam Grayer. Here are his comments:
"My friend and I spent countless hours with Steinberg Clean, Sound Forge and Cool Edit and have come up with the most amazing copy of the show - Barely any hiss - NO digital noise - just a clean show - It is like Night and Day with the original and our copy."
This bootleg really is phenomenal. Don't pass it up.
Well I haven't heard the original, so I can't really compare, but this is probably close to Achtung Adelaide in quality. The drums sound great, just amazing in "Streets." Sound quality is very steady, great mix. Not a broadcast by any means, but one of the better soundboards I've heard. Also, each track seems to have been recorded individually, so you can tell where they begin and end. There aren't clicks or gaps or anything like that, but it doesn't flow perfectly between tracks, just like Wembley Nights 3&4. There do seem to be a few edits in the show also, like the intermission intro, maybe a few other small things.
Of special note this was the only time "Bad" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" were both played in one show. This being the early days of the OB Tour, it was probably just after this that they settled on doing one or the other.
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
August 16, 1992
Source (probably): Sony WM D3 > pc-62 microphones
Taper (probably): Minerva Valesquez
1st generation copy on analog tape > 2nd generation copy on analog tape >
Terratec EWX 24/96 > Soundforge 9.0 > CD Wave Editor > wave > flac
CD 1 (46:06)
01 Intro (1:56)
02 Zoo Station (4:33)
03 The Fly (5:34)
04 Even Better Than The Real Thing (3:44)
05 Mysterious Ways/ Love To Love You Baby - snippet - (6:28)
06 One (4:39)
07 Unchained Melody (1:10)
08 Until The End Of The World (4:57)
09 New Year's Day (5:11)
10 Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World (4:46)
11 Angel Of Harlem - faded out - (3:04)
CD 2 (67:31)
01 Angel Of Harlem - end - (0:32)
02 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (4:33)
03 Satellite Of Love (1:56)
04 Bad/ Candle In The Wind - snippet -/ Walk On The Wild Side - snippet - (7:57)
05 Sunday Bloody Sunday (4:50)
06 Bullet The Blue Sky/ The Batlle Hymn Of The Republic - snippet - (4:42)
07 Running To Stand Still (5:13)
08 Where The Streets Have No Name (5:32)
09 Pride (In The Name Of Love) (4:52)
10 video confessions (2:25)
11 Desire (4:30)
12 phone call (1:01)
13 Ultra Violet (4:44)
14 With Or Without You (5:57)
15 Love Is Blindness (5:53)
16 Can't Help Falling In Love (1:40)
17 Outro (1:06)
The recording sounds distant. There is crowd noise especially between the songs which can be annoying.
Audio / MP3
Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
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did you know
The song 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' is about sex on television and how the media uses sex to sell products. In the video the U2ers are inside a shop, as if they were 'for sale'.