Thursday, 26 January 2017

NEW: U2 live in New York 1981 - 1CD - May 29

U2
1981-05-29 New York, USA - Palladium

Sound Quality : Good audience

Setlist :

01. Intro
02. The Ocean
03. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
04. Touch
05. I Will Follow
06. I Fall Down
07. An Cat Dubh
08. Into The Heart
09. Fire
10. Another Time, Another Place
11. The Cry / The Electric Co
12. Things To Make And Do
13. Stories For Boys
14. Boy / Girl
15. Out Of Control
16. Twilight
17. I Will Follow
18. 11 O'clock Tick Tock

Total Time 60:12

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NEW: U2 live in Boston 1981 - 1CD - May 29

U2
1981-05-29 Boston, USA - Metro

Sound Quality : Good audience

Setlist :

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
03. Touch
04. I Will Follow
05. I Fall Down
06. An Cat Dubh
07. Into The Heart
08. Fire
09. Another Time, Another Place
10. The Cry / The Electric Co
11. Things to Make And Do
12. Stories For Boys
13. Boy / Girl
14. Out Of Control
15. Twilight
16. I Will Follow

Duree 59:48

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NEW: U2 live in New Haven 1981 - 1CD - May 27

Toad's Place,
New Haven, CT
05/27/81

Length: 59 Min
Source: Stereo Audience
Quality: A
Origin:
Taper:

Lineage: Audience Master Loran 90 Min Cassette > Technics RS-686 > Nakamichi CM-300

Setlist:
1. The Ocean 1:48
2. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock 4:44
3. I Will Follow 3:58
4. I Fall Down  3:01
5. An Cat Dubh 5:18
6. Into The Heart 2:14
7. Another Time, Another Place 4:24
8. The Cry > The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) 4:16
9. Things To Make And Do 2:39
10. Stories For Boys 2:50
11. Boy-Girl / I'm A Believer (snippet) 3:55
12. Out Of Control 4:15
encore(s):
13. Twilight 4:09
14. I Will Follow 4:05
15. A Day Without Me 3:12
16. Fire 3:57

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NEW: U2 live in San Francisco 1981 - 1CD - May 15 - soundboard

U2
1981-05-15, California Hall, San Francisco, California, USA

Paul "Bono" Hewson - vocals
David "The Edge" Evans - guitars
Adam Clayton - bass
Larry Mullen Jr. - drums

Setlist:

01. The ocean
02. 11 O'clock tick tock
03. I will follow
04. I fall down
05. An cat dubh/Into the heart
06. Touch
07. Another time, another place
08. The cry/The electric co.
09. Things to make and do
10. Stories for boys
11. Boy-Girl/Out of control
12. Twilight
13. I will follow
14. A day without me
15. 11 O'clock tick tock/The ocean

Soundboard recording

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NEW: U2 live in Memphis 1981 - 1CD - May 9

1981-05-09 Memphis, TN USA - "Poets"
a.k.a. - Live From Memphis 09.05.1981

Tour : Boy Tour
Leg : Leg 2 - North America + Europe
Date : 05.09.1981
Type : Audio
Support : CD-R
Taper : Unknown Taper
Performance : Live
Source : Audience
Integral : Complete

Disc 1 (00:54:17)
1. The Ocean
2. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
3. I Will Follow
4. An Cat Dubh
5. Into The Heart
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. The Electric Co.
8. Things To Make & Do
9. Stories For Boys
10. Boy-girl
11. Out Of Control
12. A Day Without Me
13. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
14. The Ocean
15. I Will Follow

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NEW: U2 live in New Orleans 1981 - 1CD - May 8

U2 1981-05-08
"New Orleans 1981"
Ol' Man River's, New Orleans, LA, USA

Complete show: yes
Quality: excellent+ audience

Track list:
01 - The Ocean
02 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03 - I Will Follow
04 - I Fall Down
05 - An Cat Dubh
06 - Into the Heart
07 - Another Time, Another Place
08 - Cry / The Electric Co.
09 - Things To Make and Do
10 - Stories For Boys
11 - Boy / Girl
12 - Out of Control
13 - A Day Without Me
14 - 11 O'clock Tick Tock
15 - I Will Follow

Note: This is an excellent sounding audience recording, considering the technology available at this time. Sound quality and clarity are both very good. My copy came from Jeff Parkin. He told me that this is the raw D5 transfer to DAT. It's a very solid recording and the best version I could find from this show. I heard many Boy tour recordings trough the years and this might be the best audience recording I have.

                     

NEW: U2 live in Pittsburgh 1981 - 1CD - April 21

U2
1981-04-21 Pittsburgh, USA - The Decade

Sound Quality: Good audience

Setlist :

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. I Fall Down
05. An Cat Dubh
06. Into The Heart
07. Stories For Boys
08. Boy / Girl
09. Out Of Control
10. I Will Follow

Duree 36:08

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NEW: U2 live in Detroit 1981 - 1CD - April 18

1981-04-18 - Detroit

Tour: Boy
Leg: II
Date: 1981-04-18
Country: USA
City: Detroit
Place: Harpo's
Type: Audio
CD: 1

Very good / Excellent Audience (8)

Setlist:
01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
06. Another Time, Another Place
07. The Cry, The Electric Co.
08. I Fall Down
09. Things To Make And Do
10. Stories For Boys
11. Boy-Girl
12. Out Of Control
13. Twilight
14. I Will Follow
encores:
15. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
16. The Ocean
17. A Day Without Me

From Pimm:
Bono announces the new song I Fall Dawn. "This has never been perf...oh, yeah, well, it was performed last night once. This is the second time this is being performed."

I think, this is the first I Fall Dawn in trader's world, there's no rumours about tape from Cincinnati 1981-04-17.

                     

NEW: U2 live in Chicago 1981 - 1CD - April 12

U2
Park West, Chicago, IL, USA
April 12, 1981

(49:23)
01 The Ocean (1:39)
02 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (4:19)
03 I Will Follow (3:16)
04 An Cat Dubh (3:57)
05 Into The Heart (2:50)
06 Another Time, Another Place (3:51)
07 Cry/ The Electric Co./ Send In The Clowns - snippet - (3:43)
08 Things To Make And Do (2:13)
09 Stories For Boys (2:25)
10 Boy-Girl/ I'm A Believer - snippet - (3:22)
11 Out Of Control (3:26)
12 Twilight (3:42)
13 I Will Follow (3:00)
14 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (4:58)
15 A Day Without Me (2:35)

This recording runs too fast.

A glitch in "Boy-Girl" was repaired.

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NEW: U2 live in Chicago 1981 - 1CD - April 11

"Free Beer For All"

Chicago, IL, USA
International House University Of Chicago
April 11, 1981
Format: 1 CD-R

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Quality: Good Audience
Taper: - - -

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Disc One: [56:39]

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O' Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
06. Another Time, Another Place
07. The Cry / The Electric Co.
08. Things To Make And Do
09. Stories For Boys
10. Boy/Girl
11. Out Of Control
12. Twilight
13. I Will Follow
14. A Day Without Me
15. 11 O' Clock Tick Tock
16. The Ocean

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NEW: U2 live in Minneapolis 1981 - 1CD - April 9

U2 -
Minneapolis (MN), Uncle Sam's
April 09, 1981

Quality : B/B+
Total Time : 54:25
Complete Show : YES
Covers : YES

Track listing:
01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into the Heart
06. Another Time, Another Place
07. Cry / The Electric Co.
08. Things To Make and Do
09. Stories For Boys
10. Boy-Girl
11. Out of Control
12. A Day Without Me
13. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (reprise)
14. The Ocean (reprise)
15. I Will Follow (reprise)

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NEW: U2 live in St. Louis 1981 - 1CD - April 7

1981-04-07 Saint Louis

Source: April 07, 1981 - Saint Loius (USA), Washington University Graham Chapel

Sound Quality: Good audience

Total Time : 47:48
Complete Show : NO
Covers : NO

Track listing:

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. An Cat Dub
05. Into The Heart
06. Another time, Another Place
07. The Cry
08. The Electric Co.
09. Things To Make And Do
10. Stories For Boys
11. Boy Girl
12. Out Of Control
13. A Day Without Me
14. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (cut)
15. The OCean (missing)
16. I Will Follow (missing)

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NEW: U2 live in Kansas City 1981 - 1CD - April 6

U2
04.06.81
Kansas City Mo
Uptown Theater

1.   The Ocean 1:35
2.   11 O'Clock Tick Tock 4:58
3.   I Will Follow 3:47
4.   An Cat Dubh 4:34
5.   Into The Heart 3:38
6.   Another Time Another Place 4:29
7    Cry/Electric Co. 4:48
8.   Things to Make and Do 2:26
9.   Stories For Boys 2:58
10.  Boy Girl 3:22
11.  Out Of Control 4:56
12.  A Day Without Me 4:38
13.  11 O'Clock Tick Tock 4:50
14.  The Ocean 1:43
15.  I Will Follow 3:09

Notes
Unknown equipment etc used during recording.

This is a great show, both in terms of sound and setlist.
Here is some info on the show.
This was maybe the 25th show on the Bands first full US tour (Bono himself was a month under 21 as he mentions before Another time).  Larry Mullen Jr. was still a teenager.  The opening act was Romeo Void.
As was typical Bono fashion, he constantly thanks the crowd and says good night as if they were done.
There is a cut between tracks 10 and 11 because of the encore break.
The last three tracks are not bonus tracks, this is a complete show it's just that back in the day, U2 were likely to repeat 11 O'Clock, The Ocean and I Will Follow at the end of the show.  
The 2nd version of I Will Follow comes in rather quickly as it appeared that U2 were done but came back onstage for another encore.


                   

NEW: U2 live in Denver 1981 - 1CD - March 28

U2 - "RAINBOW MUSIC HALL"

Source:
March 28, 1981 - Denver (CO) Rainbow Music Hall


Sound Quality:
Disc 1 : Very good audience

Total Time : 44:33
Complete Show : YES
Covers : YES

Track listing:

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. I Fall Down
05. An Cat Dubh
06. Into The Heart
07. Touch
08. Another Time, Another Place
09. Electric Co.
10. Things To Make And Do
11. Stories For Boys
12. Boy / Girl
13. Out Of Control

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NEW: U2 live in San Francisco 1981 - 1CD - March 20

u2
03/20/81
OLD WALDORF, SAN FRANCISCO CA, USA
Taper Phil Saltonstall

Phil could not remember recording EQ. Phil held on to the tape and traded it for the first time in 97.
Sound like other AIWA recordings from this time period.

ocean
twilight
follow
11
cat dubn - into the heart
another t
elec
things
stories
boygirl
control
day/w
11
ocean
follow

The quality is better in the first 1/2, sounds like the batterys were are starting to die at the end.
I did not do any remastering.

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NEW: U2 live in San Jose 1981 - 1CD - March 18

U2
San Jose, Ca
San Jose State University Events Center
March 18, 1981

Taped by JM on unknown tape recorder (condensor mic)

Aquired in 1988, sitting in a box since then

1. The OCean
2. 11Oclock Tick Tock
3. I Will Follow
4. AT Cat Dubh
5. Into the Heart
6. Another Time Another Place
7. Electric Co
8. Things to Make and Do
9. Stories For Boys
10.Boy Girl
11.Out of Control
12.Day Without Me
13.11OClock Tick Tock
14.The Ocean

In Honor of Bono remembering this fondly at both the san jose 2001 and 2005 shows.

Notes : Sound is what you would expect for this type of equipment, basically a recorder held in the air
But there is no hiss because the gen is 1st gen and it never touched the dreaded low bias
tape which everyone back then used it because high bias was so expensive

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NEW: U2 live in Reseda 1981 - 1CD - March 15

Reseda Country Club
Reseda, California
March 15, 1981
FROM MASTER

original recording gear: information currently unavailable, but most likely a Sony portable with built in mic.

01 The Ocean
02 Twilight
03 I Will Follow
04 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
05 An Cat Dubh
06 Into The Heart
07 Another Time, Another Place
08 The Cry/The Electric Co.
09 Things To Make And Do
10 Stories For Boys
11 Boy-Girl
12 Out Of Control

13 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
14 The Ocean
15 I Will Follow
16 A Day Without Me

This show was recorded by RG, a prolific taper at the time in L.A. (not to mention a great guy), and what he lacked in quality equipment, he made up for in the shows he managed to record. Like a lot of tapers of his era, he did some things that seem strange now, like pausing on occasion between songs to save tape.

That being said, I find this recording to be highly listenable and highly entertaining. It is clear and has little distortion. The whole show is there and some chatter in between, too, though not all. I transferred RG's master cassette to DAT around 10 years ago, and pulled it out yesterday and did this transfer. The only thing I did besides break it into tracks was add some fade ins and fade outs. I didn't even normalize, so this is pretty much exactly as the master is.

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NEW: U2 live in San Diego 1981 - 1CD - March 14

U2
March 14, 1981
Globe Theater
San Diego, California

(51:34)
01 The Ocean (1:33)
02 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (5:11)
03 Touch (3:07)
04 An Cat Dubh (4:37)
05 Into The Heart (3:10)
06 Another Time Another Place (4:08)
07 The Cry/The Electric Co./ Send In The Clowns - snippet - (4:58)
08 Things To Make And Do (2:11)
09 Stories For Boys (2:49)
10 Twilight (4:32)
11 I Will Follow (3:38)
12 Out Of Control (4:26)
13 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (4:52)
14 The Ocean (2:17)

There were several cuts in the recording which I tried to repair. They are still audible, I am afraid.

The sound is poor.

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NEW: U2 live in New York 1981 - 1CD - March 7

The Ritz
New York (New York), USA.
07 - March - 1981.
Attendance: 1.600 (sellout) - Support: Our Daughter's Wedding

Disc 1 (54:22)


01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. Touch
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into the Heart
06. Bono's speech
07. Another Time, Another Place
08. Cry / The Electric Co.
09. Things to Make and Do
10. Stories for Boys
11. Twilight
12. I Will Follow
13. Out of Control
14. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
15. The Ocean

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NEW: U2 live in Philadelphia 1981 - 1CD - March 4

Boy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
04 March 1981

1. The Ocean
2. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
3. Touch
4. An Cat Dubh
5. Into the Heart
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. The Electric Co.
8. Things To Make and Do
9. Stories For Boys
10. Twilight
11. I Will Follow
12. Out of Control
13. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
14. The Ocean

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NEW: U2 live in Washington 1981 - 1CD - March 3 - soundboard

U2
1981.03.03 The Bayou - Washington, DC

Source: SBD
Taper: unknown.


Disc 1:
Early Show
d1t01 [05:23] The Ocean -> 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
d1t02 [03:03] Touch
d1t03 [07:29] An Cat Dubh -> Into The Heart
d1t04 [05:09] Another Time, Another Place
d1t05 [05:01] The Electric Co.
d1t06 [02:21] Things To Make And Do
d1t07 [03:22] Stories For Boys
d1t08 [04:40] Twilight
d1t09 [03:36] I Will Follow
d1t10 [02:03] (crowd)
Encore:
d1t11 [05:13] Out Of Control

Band: Bono (v), The Edge (g), Larry Mullen (d), Adam Clayton (b)

Notes:
- d1t01 dropout @ 03:42
- d1t04 dropout @ 17:53

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NEW: U2 live in Munich 1981 - 1CD - February 18

February 18, 1981
The Sugar Shack
Munich, Germany

1.  Cry-Electric Co.
2.  Stories for Boys
3.  I Will Follow
4.  Twilight
5.  Out of Control
6.  11 O'Clock Tick Tock

Disc Length:  24:53

It is very difficult to find detailed information on this concert...no description in Pimm's book, nothing at the usual web sites.  This disc has been contained in several collector's lists as this particular show...difficult to prove, as nowhere in these few tracks does Bono mention where he is.  This clearly is incomplete.  The final track fades as the group goes into The Ocean.   In fact, the quality of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock is a bit different than the first five tracks, anyone's guess if it belongs.

With such a small set of files, I figured there would be little to lose by torrenting it, and seeing if anyone had any reason to doubt the authenticity of this...if it is not accurate, then many collectors would need to change their lists.

The quality is muddy, B-/B, and there is some variance in the tape speed in the first and sixth tracks...

So, either this is a rare gem, or a mislabeled mistake which needs to be corrected for everyone's benefit.

                  

NEW: U2 live in Den Haag 1981 - 1CD - February 12 - soundboard

Feb 12, 1981 Netherland, Den Haag, Paard Van Troje

FM rebroadcast July 31, 2006
Radio 2, KRO zomerfestival, The Netherlands

excellent sound

Running time 52:28

01. intro music and DJ intro 01:24
02. The Ocean 01:49
03. 11 O'clock Tick Tock 05:08
04. Touch 03:09
05. An Cat Dubh 04:34
06. Into The Heart 03:21
07. Another Time, Another Place 04:35
08. Electric Co. 04:50
09. Things To Make And Do 02:18
10. Stories For Boys 03:10
11. Twilight 04:16
12. I Will Follow 04:11
13. 11 O'clock Tick Tock   05:07
14. Out Of Control 04:09
15. DJ closing 00:27


Comments:
* The ocean was played twice (you can hear a very small snippet of this at the
end of the second 11 0' clock tick tock), this was unfortunately left out of the broadcast
* DJ starts talking very quickly at the end of "Out of control"

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NEW: U2 - Den Haag 1981 soundcheck - 1CD - February 12

U2
February 12, 1981
Den Haag, Netherlands
soundcheck

duration: 15:29

4 tracks
no info file

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NEW: U2 live in Brussels 1981 - 1CD - February 10

U2
1981-02-10 Brussels, Belgium - Beursshouwburg

Sound Quality: Fair/Good audience

Setlist :

01. Another Time Another Place
02. The cry / The Electric Co.
03. Things To Make And Do
04. Stories For Boys
05. Twilight
06. 11 O'clock Tick Tock

Total Time : 25:22

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NEW: U2 live in London 1981 - 1CD - February 1

U2
1981-02-01 London, England - Lyceum Ballroom

Sound Quality : Fair audience

Setlist :

01. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
02. Touch
03. An Cat Dubh
04. Into The Heart
05. Another Time Another Place
06. The cry / The Electric Co.
07. Things To Make And Do
08. Stories For Boys
09. Twilight
10. I Will Follow
11. Out Of Control
12. All Allong The Watchtower
13. 11 O'clock Tick Tock

Duree 48:08

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NEW: U2 live in Northampton 1981 - 1CD - January 29

29.01.1981, UK, Northampton, Iron Horse
"Boy Northampton"
Poor audience

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. Touch
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
06. Another Time Another Place
07. Electric Co.
08. Things To Make And Do
09. Stories For Boys
10. Twilight
11. I Will Follow
12. Out Of Control

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NEW: U2 live in Glasgow 1981 - 1CD - January 24

Glasgow 24-1-81
Boy Glasgow, Scotland
24 January 1981
(47:23)

1. The Ocean
2. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
3. Touch
4. An Cat Dubh
5. Into The Heart
6. Another Time Another Place
7. The Cry-> The Electric Co.
8. Things To Make And Do
9. Stories For Boys
10. Twilight
11. I Will Follow
12. 11 O'clock Tick Tock / The Ocean

The quality is not bad it's what you would expect of the early
shows but! it's up there with the best of them.

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NEW: U2 live in Belfast 1981 - 1CD - January 23 - soundboard

1981-01-23 Belfast IE "Belfast Boy" broadcast (Macfistofly collection)

Tour : Boy Tour
Leg : Leg 2 - North America + Europe
Date : 01.23.1981
Country : Irlande
Town : Belfast
Place : Queen's University
Source : Broadcast
Integral : Complete

Setlist
Disc 1 (00:41:06)
1. Intro / announcer
2. The Ocean
3. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
4. An Cat Dubh
5. Into The Heart
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. The Electric Co.
8. Things To Make & Do
9. Twilight
10. I Will Follow
11. Out Of Control

Here's another one while I have out this big BOY Tour CD wallet.  I've seen another bootleg of this show called "Boy Belfast" but it only had 10 tracks, where this has 11 (it includes the introduction of the band by the BBC announcer stating various accolades).  Very nice early FM broadcast.


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Friday, 13 January 2017

NEW: U2 live in Boston 1980 - 1CD - December 13

U2
12/13/80    
PARADISE, BOSTON MA, USA


I am not one who usually writes long notes about the shows, I give the linage and transfer info I have
and if I record the show a little bit of taping info and let the listener enjoy the show. But this one
is different. It took me a few years to track this one down and it is one of my favorites because this
show marked the turning point or the starting point for U2 USA and success.  If you have not read
Carter Alan’s book Outside is America U2 in the U.S. DO. I am going to paraphrase the chapter U-WHO

If you do not know, Carter Alan is WBCN (Boston biggest radio station) DJ who helped discover U2.
Carter starts off the chapter describing the Boston rock seen and the radio seen. MIT had a college radio
station WTBS-FM 10 watt that played new fresh underground music. WBCN was ahead if their time and hired a
few of their DJ's to do their shows for WBCN adding new music to a more mainstream outlet. Carter was the 2nd
DJ hired. One August summer Carter popped into a local record store as Greg (salesman and DJ at collage radio
station) was opening a new shipment of singles from the UK. In the box was music from Sex Pistils, The Clash,
Echo and the Bunnimen and “2 singles from a band simply called U2” They listened to A DAY Without Me and
11 o’clock tick tock. Carter purchased A Day Without Me and brought it to his manger at WBCN who explained
before we air new music for a band who is unknown we like to know about their records sales, local concert
attendance, requests from callers etc. On a rare occasion you just have to listen to the music and if it was
good play it.(U2 do not have any sales, they do not have a record and have never played in the US) Carter played U2 in his show that night. Carter
also brought the single to the college radio where it became the 2nd requested song. Carter reserved a copy of U2
UK release of BOY and took one of the 2 copies that were imported into Boston.

WBCN was supporting a band called Barooga who was to play at the Paradise
on DEC 13 1980. They found out an unknown Irish Band named U2 was on the bill for warm up. WBCN was going to hold
of on heavy u2 play until Boy was to be released in the US in a few month because people could not by the LP in
the US and their were no UK copies around. Once WBCN confirmed that U2 was playing they impounded Carter’s copy
of Boy and asked all the DJ's to freely play it.

The Paradise was crowded for an unknown warm up band and the crowd went nuts. The lights turn on and Bono looks at
 the crowd surprised to see them and they start 11 o’clock. Bono states this is like being home. After "Things" Bono
 says," there are a lot of people who weren’t supposed to be here." They played over their time allotment and the
Paradise staff listening to the crowd gave them the OK for an Encore. 11 was played again. They crowd did not let up
and the Paradise stage member ushers the surprise band back on. Bono says “ this is the first time ever” meaning
having to do a 2nd encore for a US crowd.

After the show the crowd leaves and does not stay to here the well-promoted Barooga.
Carter goes to U2 dressing room and is introduced by a local “This is Carter Alan from WBCN and they have been
playing your record! Four head whip around... “ Then George Skaubitus a local promotion man for Warner Brother walks
 in. Warner Brothers record label will be distributing Boy for Island in the US. He enjoyed the show and the crowd
reaction toward this unknown band called U2.

WBCN and Warner Brothers taped the next Paradise shows in March. WBCN has aired the early show from time to time.
(This was uploaded on U2 torrents in the past) and Warner brother's put out a promo copy of the 2nd show called
2 sides live and many of these track have become b-sides. (this was uploaded on dime before it called and move to dime)
[This copy is not allowd on the new dime or u2 torrents) The rest is history and there is a reason why the Irish
of Boston Loves U2 and U2 loves Boston.

Sooooo here is where it all started.

12/13/80    
PARADISE, BOSTON MA, USA
unknown taper and equimpent. Low gen tape (very little hiss)

11
cat dubn - into heart
another t
elec
thing
twil
follow
11
control

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NEW: U2 live in Paris 1980 - 1CD - December 4

U2, Nogent sur Marne Pavillon Baltard, 1980 december 4th, UNCIRCULATED from the SM aud MASTER

An early U2 recorded back in 1980 when they opened for Talking Heads in Nogent near Paris.
Made from the floor using a Sony TCD5 M and a couple of Phonia powered mics.
The tape is uploaded as it is, with fades in on 01 and 07; SQ is near EX.

01. Fade in > An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart
02. Another Time, Another Place
03. The Cry/The Electric Co.
04. Things To Make And Do
05. Twilight
06. I Will Follow
encore:
07. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

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NEW: U2 live in Paris 1980 - 1CD - December 3

03.12.1980, France, Paris, Baltard Pavilion
First In France
good / Very Good Audience

01. An Cat Dubh
02. Into The Heart
03. Another Time, Another Place
04. The Cry, The Electric Co.
05. Things To Make And Do
06. Twilight
07. I Will Follow
08. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

Bonus:

09. Driving To Midnight Mass (On A Dublin Christmas Eve) *

Total: 35:39

* rare spoken Christmas poem by Bono on Dublin radio, December 31, 1983.

Taper: Unkown
History: Audience 2. Gen. By Jeff R.

Notes:
First 11 O'Clock Tick Tock is missing

Per Pimm: At their performance in France, Bono attempts to adress the crowd in their own language. "Uhm, let me see... nous appelle U2, et we sont.. er... is that alright?" The Talking Heads fans respond to U2 reasonably well. "We're going to New York tomorrow, so we'll say hello for you."

                

NEW: U2 live in Birmingham 1980 - 1CD - November 28

U2
November 28, 1980
Aston University
Birmingham, England

Total Time: 49:18
Source: Audience
Transfered By: RossMan

01 - Stories For Boys (02:55)
02 - The Ocean (01:41)
03 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (04:44)
04 - Touch (02:52)
05 - An Cat Dubh (04:11)
06 - Into The Heart (03:13)
07 - Another Time Another Place (04:13)
08 - The Cry/The Electric Co. (05:01)
09 - Things To Make And Do (02:33)
10 - Twilight (04:05)
11 - I Will Follow (03:38)
12 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (04:38)
13 - The Ocean (02:16)
14 - Father Is An Elephant (03:11)

Recording/Transfer Notes:

I had previously transfered this recording a few years ago.
I had thought my copy ended with Track 14, "Father..." being cut off.
But just noticed that my tape had the complete track on the flip side.
So if I traded this show to you with that track cut off, than this is
a upgrade. sorry about that.
Otherwise, not much to say about this recording. Pretty poor sound wise.
Had to make a few edits to cut out dead air and to join the tape flip
before the last track. No music lost at all. Normalized & faded in and out.
No processing was done whatsoever.

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NEW: U2 live in Edinburgh 1980 - 1CD - November 21

U2
November 21, 1980
Nite Club
Edinburgh, Scotland

(44:55)
01 Stories For Boys (3:28)
02 The Ocean (1:36)
03 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (5:23)
04 Touch (3:22)
05 Another Time Another Place (4:43)
06 The Cry/The Electric Co./ Send In The Clowns - snippet - (6:36)
07 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (5:25)
08 The Ocean (2:42)
09 Father Is An Elephant (3:36)
10 An Cat Dubh (4:48)
11 Into The Heart (3:11)

"An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart" were probably played after "Touch" and not at the end of the concert. I left those tracks at the end of the recording in the same way I received them on tape.

The recording might be incomplete because "Twilight" and "I Will Follow" are not on the recording (but had probably been played after "The Electric Co.").

The sound is bad.

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NEW: U2 live in Canterbury 1980 - 1CD - November 11

U2 - Canterbury 1980-11-11

Source: November 11, 1980 - Canterbury (UK), University

Sound Quality: Good audience

Total Time : 46:06
Complete Show : YES
Covers : NO

Track listing:

01. Stories For Boys
02. The Ocean
03. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
04. Touch
05. An Cat Dub
06. Into The Heart
07. Another Time, Another Place
08. The Electric Co.
09. Things To Make And Do
10. Twilight
11. I Will Follow
12. Father Is An Elephant

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NEW: U2 live in Groningen 1980 - 1CD - October 16

U2
Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands
October 16, 1980

unknown taper


(19:33)
01 The Ocean (1:39)
02 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (4:58)
03 I Will Follow - cuts off - (1:17)
04 Touch (2:43)
05 An Cat Dubh (4:09)
06 Into The Heart (3:36)
07 A Day Without Me - excerpt - (0:39)
08 The Electric Co. - excerpt - (0:29)

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NEW: U2 live in Amsterdam 1980 - 1CD - October 15

U2
Amsterdam, Melkweg
October 15, 1980

"The Milky-something tapes"

01. The Ocean
02. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
03. I Will Follow
04. Touch
05. An Cat Dub
06. Into The Heart
07. A Day Without Me
08. Twilight
09. The Electric Co.
10. Things To Make And Do
11. Stories For Boys
12. Boy Girl
13. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (different version)

TT: 50:28

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NEW: U2 live in Scarborough 1980 - 1CD - September 12

U2 BOY TOUR
-----------
Location: Scarborough Taboo Club 12th September 1980
Taper: Unknown

Track Info

01. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
02. I Will Follow
03. Touch
04. An Cat Dubh
05. Into The Heart
06. A Day Without Me
07. Twilight
08. The Electric Co.
09. Things To Make And Do
10. Stories For Boys
11. Boy-Girl
12. Out Of Control
13. 11 O'clock Tick Tock


Quality: Good audience

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NEW: U2 live in London 1980 - 1CD - September 7

London - 1980-09-07

Source: September 07, 1980 - London (UK), Lyceum

Sound Quality: Fair/Good audience

Total Time : 39:23
Complete Show : YES
Covers : NO

Track listing:

01. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
02. I Will Follow
03. Stories For Boys
04. An Cat Dub
05. Into The Heart
06. A Day Without Me
07. Twilight
08. The Electric Co.
09. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

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NEW: U2 live at Dublin Festival 1980 - 1CD - July 27

1980-07-27 Dublin IE - Dublin Festival 1980 (Macfistofly collection)

Likely the same as 'Live From Leixlip Castle 27.07.1980' as reviewed on Achtungbootlegs.com but I can't be sure (that info below).  It came to me as "Dublin Festival 1980".

Tour : Early Days
Leg : Leg 4 - 11 O'clock Tick Tock Tour
Date : 07.27.1980
Country : Irlande
Town : Dublin
Place : Leixlip Castle
Source : Audience
Audio : Bad
Performance : Good
Integral : Selected Songs (which is wrong; it's the whole set)
Achtung : Collectors only (P)


Setlist:
1. Another Day
2. 11 O'clock Tick Tock
3. Shadows And Tall Trees
4. A Day Without Me
5. Twilight

Per De la Parra's book, this constitutes a complete recording of the band's first show at an open air festival and in front of a large crowd (approx. 15,000).  Pity the recording isn't better but it is a nice collector's piece.

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NEW: U2 live in Tullamore 1980 - 1CD - May 11

TOUR: Pre-Boy
DATE: May 11, 1980
LOCATION: Tullamore, Ireland - The Garden Of Eden

SOURCE: Audience
Taper: H. C.

SETLIST: T01 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
         T02 - Speed Of Life
         T03 - The Magic Carpet
         T04 - Another Time, Another Place
         T05 - Another Day
         T06 - The Dream Is Over
         T07 - The Electric Co.
         T08 - Cartoon World
         T09 - Things To Make And Do
         T10 - Touch
         T11 - Stories For Boys
         T12 - Shadows And Tall Trees
         T13 - Pete The Chop
         T14 - Boy/Girl
         T15 - Out Of Control
         T16 - Another Day
         T17 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

RATING: Good/very good considering it comes from a very old tape

                  

NEW: U2 live in Tullamore 1980 - 1CD - March 2

This show was in 'The Garden of Eden', Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland on Sun 2nd March 1980.

This gig in Tullamore have never been logged correctly, so here it is.

U2 played Tullamore, Co. Offaly in the midlands of Ireland on Sun 2nd March 1980. This was one of the first times U2 played outside of the big cities (Dublin, Cork, etc), and most of the locals were down the pub or in ‘The Bridge House’ dancing to ‘Big Tom’. There were only about 20 people in the hall.

The hall was called 'The Garden of Eden' --- it’s since been pulled down and a block of apartments built there.

The problem with logging the show was that some reporter from NME or Melody Maker in England was with U2 that week, and reported the gig as being in 'Tullyermeny' or somewhere like that, so that's where the confusion occurs.

As I said, there were only about 20 people there.  What we lacked in numbers we made up for in volume. My lasting impression of the gig was the presence of Bono – even then he was the centre of attention.

The gig was recorded at the time on a tape deck. Some copies were given to friends from time to time, and so BAD boots of the gig have appeared.

This is from the original tape it’s now been cleaned up. The quality is very good for an audience tape.

I'm not 100% sure about the titles to the songs, but I've given it my best shot.

I've called the CD 'Garden of Remembrance' - because it was in' The Garden of Eden' and nearly 30 years is a long time to remember back ....

U2 -  'The Garden of Eden', Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland on Sunday 2nd March 1980.
Setlist

01 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
02 Speed of Life
03 The Blind, The Deaf and The Dumb
04 Stories For Boys
05 Trevor
06 Another Time, Another Place
07 Another Day
08 The Dream Is Over
09 Pete The Chop
10 Cartoon World
11 Jack In The Box
12 Shadows and Tall Trees
13 A Day Without Me
14 Twilight
15 Boy-Girl
16 Out Of Control

                  

NEW: U2 live in Dublin 1980 - 1CD - February 28 - soundboard

U2 National Boxing Stadium, Dublin Ireland
February 26, 1980
Excellent stereo soundboard recording
Liberated bootleg from U2 DUBLIN Red Devil RDO35-1
The best quality venue of the Dubliners before BOY album

01. Silver lining
02. Speed of life
03. The magic carpet
04. Stories for boys
05. Trevor
06. Another time, another place
07. Another day
08. Pete the Chop
09. The dream is over
10. Cartoon world
11. Jack in the box
12. Shadows and tall trees
13. A day without me
14. Twilight
15. Boy/girl
16. Out of control

Running time: 58 mins

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NEW: U2 live in Cork 1979 - 1CD - October 5 - soundboard

"Live At Cork Opera House"
Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland

Complete show: yes
Quality: very good soundboard

Track list:
01 - Introduction
02 - Stories For Boys
03 - The Speed of Life
04 - Cartoon World
05 - The King's New Clothes
06 - Inside Out
07 - Another Time, Another Place
08 - Boy-Girl
09 - Out Of Control
10 - Glad To See You Go

Note: I received this recording a couple of years ago in a trade. This is a huge upgrade to the only other bootleg available of this show I know of.

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