1989-12-18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Rai Europa Hal


Comments: Last performance of Hawkmoon 269, and its only performance outside Australia. This concert came to a premature close because of serious problems with Bono's voice that manifested especially seriously in God Part II. Concerts for the next two nights were cancelled and four replacement shows were performed early in January 1990 in Rotterdam. Because of the premature conclusion of the show, the usual encore with BB King and his band was not played, and accordingly this is the only Lovetown gig at which Angel Of Harlem, When Love Comes To Town, and Love Rescue Me were not performed.
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songs per album

  1. Rattle and Hum (6)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (2)
  4. War (2)
  5. Boy (1)

best song performances

  1. Hawkmoon 269 (4 votes)

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show attendees: 49

43 users from Netherlands:
Bono4U, Edwin_B, EricU2, FromU22U, Gringo, HenryJimmink, Jaime, JeroenAFCA, Kareltje538, Katho, Maarten909, MauriceKoers, PoPmart360, Sailorman1973, Sotie, TheUglyOne, U2123, U24me, andor, civic5629, cjkos, dannygalis, ferrari, gamecalledlife, gerarddm, gewoontoon, gogme, haag, hkle77, limert, lsloet, marsie, martinvanderveen, moonacrobat, mveernl, pauluz, pierrecas, teaparty, tipper, u2joost, u2reiniertje, wall, yout0078

4 from Belgium: PatrickSilviaSanne, Tuuru2, bspring1, josken
1 from United Kingdom: jamesed68

review by MirrorballBoy

11 years ago


Solid performance of the lads. Bono's voice cracks up though. (you might be glad it did, otherwise we wouldn't have the legendary Ahoy' shows later on. Big plus for Hawkmoon 269 and The Unforgettable Fire.


Decent. It's not always that clear but it's a solid audience recording. Well worth listening
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars


Good, for Duch standards. The carry the B-manhe through the shortened show. They well deserved another row of gigs.


If you're a LoveTown-addict you should give this one a listen. For any other fan, it's not one of the must haves but well worth a try just for the performance of The Unforgettable Fire, which is among the best around in my opinion. Lowlight is the cracked up voice of Bono, the reason why they shortened the show and got back to Holland in the beginning of the 90's. There they served us a real must-have for every fan.

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Audience microphone

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Bobfather (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Soundforge (Sound Editor), Sony WM-D3 (Audio recording device), Aiwa CM30A (Microphone), Nakamichi CR-7E (Audio recording device), Marantz DR-6000 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: Aiwa cm 30 stereo mic > sony wm d3 cassette (dolby B) > nakamichi cr 7e (azimuth adjusted) > marantz dr 6000 > mac rip to disk > soundforge > flac
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"Amsterdam Xxx Love Town"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Cupido (Silver Manufacturer)
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"Welcome To Love Town"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: star records (Silver Manufacturer)
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"Hawkmoon 181289"

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