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Name : Jems - Nakamichi 700s > Tcd-d8
Tour : Popmart Tour
Leg : Leg 1 - North America
Date : 06.19.1997
Country : USA
Town : Oakland
Place : Alameda County Stadium
Type : Audio
Support : CD-R
Taper : JEMS
Material : Nakamichi 700s > TCD-D8 > master DAT > Peak 5.2 (48 to 44.1 resample)
Performance : Live
Source : Audience
Integral : Complete
Disc 1
1. Pop Musik Intro
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. All I Want Is You
9. 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
Disc 2
1. Please
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
3. Discotheque
4. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
5. With Or Without You
6. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
7. Mysterious Ways
8. One
9. Unchained Melody
Discs Contents
CD 1& 2 : Oakland (CA) - June 19,1997.

Taper location: Section F12, Row A

Taper notes : 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. 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.

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 album. 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.

There is a JEMS master of the first night, too, but given that there are at least three other sources in wide circulation, I probably won't get to that.

Let me know what you think.

Butterking for JEMS
Review (Eclipse) / 08.23.2008
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