July 10, 2015
Source: AT943 cardioid > Church Audio ST-9100 > Sony PCM-M10, 24/44.1
Transfer: WAV => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => FLAC (level 8)
Location: Balcony section 316, row 1
Disc one (78:31):
(1) The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) (5:08)
(2) The Electric Co. (5:56)
(3) Vertigo (3:44)
(4) I Will Follow (5:05)
(5) Banter (2:30)
(6) Iris (Hold Me Close) (6:06)
(7) Cedarwood Road (4:46)
(8) Song For Someone (4:11)
(9) Sunday Bloody Sunday (5:40)
(10) Raised By Wolves (4:30)
(11) Until The End Of The World (5:38)
(12) Intermission (4:36)
(13) Invisible (4:23)
(14) Even Better Than The Real Thing (4:33)
(15) Mysterious Ways (4:30)
(16) Banter (2:16)
(17) Elevation (4:50)
Disc two (74:25):
(1) Ordinary Love (3:48)
(2) Every Breaking Wave (4:35)
(3) Bullet The Blue Sky (8:34)
(4) Pride (In The Name Of Love) (5:38)
(5) Beautiful Day (5:41)
(6) Bad (6:08)
(7) With or Without You (5:07)
(8) Encore break (3:26)
(9) Taped intro (1:06)
(10) City of Blinding Lights (5:58)
(11) Banter (3:44)
(12) Mother and Child Reunion (1:04)
(13) Where The Streets Have No Name (5:31)
(14) Banter (1:55)
(15) One (4:45)
(16) Banter (1:18)
(17) "40" (5:58)
Md5 signature file is included. Sorry, no artwork (feel free to make some)
Note: This is a 24/44.1 file set, which in most cases can't be burned directly to CD without downsampling to 16-bit. A 16-bit, CD-friendly version will be posted separately. The recording is seamless; the disc breaks above are merely a suggestion.
Posting this at the request of the well-known Boston taper "Hobbes4444" -- though I prepped this file for upload, the thanks should really go to him for his generosity in sharing this recording and his speed in passing it along. This is a worthy addition to his body of work over the years, and I appreciate him making this one available to U2 fans around the world so quickly.
The first of four nights in Boston; featuring a strong setlist and a very vocal audience. The show featured several lesser-played songs that in prior residencies had only appeared in later sets -- for example, "Bad" and "40" both pop up in this setlist, making me wonder what's in store for the later shows. Great, passionate performance by a band who clearly loves playing in Boston. Bono calls out their former tour manager at the end of the show and closes with "40" -- which was not planned on the original setlist. As a result, I think this is one of the longer shows of the tour so far.
Recording quality is quite good -- great dynamics and prominent vocals, as well as an overall good mix. The only noticeable flaw in this is the intermittent loud clapping of an audience member a couple seats to the right of the taper -- I didn't attempt to remove this from the recording; anyone who is competent with clap-killing software is welcome to remove them and repost (but please post in the info file how you modified the recording).
A note to tapers: If you can find a good club or front-balcony seat beside the stage, that is probably the best location for taping this show. The GA section has speakers that are almost directly overhead; on one hand, it's good because there are speakers all the way to the back of the arena as opposed to over the stage, but on the other, the sound is coming directly down on you as opposed to in front of you. It's a bit tricky to record. Stealth tapers with cards on the floor will need to orient their microphones almost directly upward to get a good line on the sound ... and even then, it's tough. Omnis might be the best bet from the floor. I had my best luck with my cards on the club level.
Many thanks, again, to Hobbes4444 for passing this one along. Mp3 samples are included in the comments.