Wednesday, 1 October 2014

NEW: U2 live in Chicago 1997 - 2CD - June 27

U2

Chicago,IL
Soldier Field
June 27 1997

Popmart Tour

taper: DATfly

Main Set:

Mofo
I Will Follow
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Gone
Pride (In the Name of Love)
I Still Haven't Found-Stand By Me
Last Night On Earth
Until The End Of The World
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring At The Sun
Sweet Caroline
Miami
Bullet the Blue Sky-America
Please
Where the Streets Have No Name

Encore(s):
Discotheque
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
With or Without You
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Mysterious Ways
One-Hallelujah

                              

NEW: U2 live in Madison 1997 - 2CD - June 25

U2 Popmart Tour 06-25-1997
Madison, WI Camp Randall Stadium
"One Stop Shopping" or "Popmuzic"?

I received this on a trade and the trader said it was a copy of "One Stop Shopping".  However, an alternative cover is available for this night for a recording called "Popmuzic". I included both copies of cover art in the download just in case. The track alignment leads me to believe it is actually "Popmuzic".

The cover art for "One Stop Shopping" says this: "An incredibly strong performance by U2. Bono interacts very well with the audience (as usual).  This is an excellent sounding audience recording with just the right balance of vocals, guitar, drums, treble, and bass.  From time to time it has a 'distant' sound, but the music is incredibly clear.  This was transferred from DAT Master > CDR and the bass was then reduced.  There is one tiny skip between tracks 1/2 on disc 1 - otherwise it's a flawless recording”.


Disc 1
1.  Pop Muzic/Mofo
2.  I Will Follow
3.  Even Better Than the Real Thing
4.  Gone
5.  Pride (In the Name of Love)
6.  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For/Stand By Me
7.  Last Night on Earth
8.  Until the End of the World
9.  If God Will Send His Angels
10. Staring at the Sun
11. Karaoke: Daydream Believer
12. Miami
13. Bullet the Blue Sky

Disc 2
1.  Please
2.  Where the Streets Have No Name
3.  Lemon Intermission
4.  Discotheque
5.  If You Wear That Velvet Dress
6.  With or Without You
7.  Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
8.  Mysterious Ways
9.  One
10. Unchained Melody

                           

NEW: U2 live in Los Angeles 1997 - 2CD - June 21

U2
June 21st, 1997
Memorial Coliseum,
Los Angeles, CA, USA


SETLIST (120:18)
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01. PA: Pop Muzik (Pop Mart Mix)
02. Mofo
03. I Will Follow
04. Even Better Than The Real Thing
05. Gone
06. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
07. Pride ( In The Name Of Love )
08. Last Night On Earth
09. Until The End Of The World
10. All I Want Is You
11. Staring At The Sun
12. Edge's Karaoke - Daydream Believer
13. Miami
14. Bullet The Blue Sky
15. Please
16. Where The Streets Have No Name
17. PA: Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
18. Discothèque
19. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
20. With Or Without You
21. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
22. Mysterious Ways
23. One
24. Unchained Melody -

Taper : M.G

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NEW: U2 live in Oakland 1997 - 2CD - June 19

U2
Oakland Stadium
Oakland, CA
June 19, 1997
JEMS Master (recorded from Section F12, Row A)


01 Pop Musik intro
02 Mofo
03 I Will Follow
04 Even Better Than The Real Thing
05 Gone
06 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
07 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08 All I Want Is You
09 Last Night On Earth
10 Until The End Of The World
11 If God Will Send His Angels
12 Staring At The Sun
13 San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair) (Edge Karaoke) 14 Miami
15 Bullet The Blue Sky
16 Please
17 Where The Streets Have No Name
18 Discothque
19 If You Wear That Velvet Dress
20 With Or Without You
21 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
22 Mysterious Ways
23 One
24 Unchained Melody

I finally got the chance to transfer a few tapes I picked up during my last trip to the JEMS archive a couple of months ago.

This is the second night in Oakland Stadium; only the first night is currently on the tracker. This master is very unlikely to have ever circulated and the quality is very good though it suffers, like many Popmart shows, from what is to my ears excessive audience noise, especially the persistent whistler. But if you take that away it is close and clear and fairly powerful. Samples provided.

Listening to the show again reminds me of what an odd point this was in U2's career. I don't love these shows, in part because I didn't love Pop. Not trying to start a debate here, but I see "Miami" (and its ATYCLB counterpart "New York") as one of the least compelling songs of the modern U2 era and pure filler on the albums. Even their very titles suggest they are mere impressions and not songs. That being said, there's no debating the appeal of "Gone," "Please" and "Staring at the Sun." I'd also add that I would love to see U2 bring back "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" which works spectacularly in concert.


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NEW: U2 live in Edmonton 1997 - 2CD - soundboard - June 15

U2
1997-06-15
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Commonwealth Stadium

AMAZING GRACE
Manufacturer: Kobra Records
Catalog: KRCD 43/2
Matrix Disc 1: KRCD 43/2
Matrix Disc 2: KRCD 43/2
Barcode: Unknown
Complete Show: Yes
Format: 2CD
Released: Unknown
Disc 1: (68:41)
Disc 2: (50:41)

From: Steve Van Boven

Disc 1:
1. Pop Muzik
2. Mofo
3. I Will Follow
4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
5. Gone
6. Pride (In The Name of Love)
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
8. Last Night On Earth
9. Until The End Of The World
10. If God Will Send His Angels
11. Slow Dancing
12. Staring At The Sun
13. Sweet Caroline
14. Miami
15. Bullet The Blue Sky

Disc 2:
1. Please
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
3. Lemon (Perfecto Mix - PA)
4. Discothèque
5. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
6. With Or Without You
7. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
8. Mysterious Ways
9. One
10. Hallelujah

Sound Quality :
Very good soundboard.
Sound And Performance Ratings:
Overall: 8.5
Crispness: 8.5
Alive: 8.5
Ambience: 9.0
Performance: 8.0
Artificial: No

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

NEW: U2 live in Winnipeg 1997 - 2CD - June 12

U2 6/12/97
WINNIPEG, AB.

DISC ONE:

Pop Muzik
Mofo
I Will Follow
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Gone
Pride
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Stand By Me
Last Night On Earth
Until The End Of The World
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring At The Sun
Daydream Believer
Miami
Bullet The Blue Sky

DISC TWO:

Please
Where The Streets Have No Name
Lemon
Discotheque
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
With Or Without You
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Mysterious Ways
One
Hallelujah

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NEW: U2 live in Philadelphia 1997 - 2CD - June 8

June 08, 1997 / Philadelphia, PA
Venue: Franklin Field

Mofo
I Will Follow
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Gone
Pride
I Still Haven't Found-Stand By Me
Last Night On Earth
Until The End Of The World
If God Will Send His Angels
Staring At The Sun
Daydream Believer
Miami
Bullet the Blue Sky-America
Please
Where the Streets Have No Name
Discotheque
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
With or Without You
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Mysterious Ways
One-Hallelujah



Excellent audience sourced recording

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