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Name : Achtung Adelaide
Tour : ZooTV Tour
Leg : Leg 5 - Zoomerang, New Zooland, Zoo TV Japan
Date : 11.16.1993
Country : Australia
Town : Adelaide
Place : Football Park
Type : Audio
Support : CD-R
Material : 2nd Gen. VHS > CDR
Performance : Live
Source : VHS Pro-Shot
Integral : Complete
Disc 1
1. Zoo Station
2. The Fly
3. Even Better Than The Real Thing
4. Mysterious Ways
5. One
6. Unchained Melody
7. Until The End Of The World
8. New Year's Day
9. Numb
10. Trying To Throw Your Arm Around The World
11. Angel Of Harlem
12. Stay
13. Satellite Of Love
Disc 2
1. Dirty Day
2. Bullet The Blue Sky
3. Running To Stand Still
4. Where The Streets Have No Name
5. Pride (in The Name Of Love)
6. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
7. Macphisto's Phone Call
8. Lemon
9. With Or Without You
10. Love Is Blindness
11. Can't Help Falling In Love
Discs Contents
Disc 1 & 2 : Adelaide, November 16th, 1993
I was actually pretty impressed with this recording. It's nothing like the live recordings you get on official U2 CDs, but it is very good. It is kind of the flat soundboard you usually get with these videos, but Bono's voice has an echo on it that makes it sound better, and the instruments sound very good, not like a studio. It's not as ambient as a normal live recording, but the individual instruments and voices are very nice, and I enjoyed it a lot, more so than something like the 12/19/87 soundboard recording. The sound is also crystal clear, and you can hear things that you normally can't pick out.
Like in the intro, it's as if hearing "Television, The Drug of the Nation" on a CD. It does get a little too clear sometimes though, with Adam's bass in Lemon being a little too much in the foreground. Nevertheless, it's cool to have such a soundboard recording, and this is a much better find that either of the above mentioned commercial bootlegs.

As for the show, although I think it's very good, I disagree that it's better than Sydney. Some people have said it's more spontaneous, but I think unrehearsed is more appropriate. Bono does screw up a couple times, especially in Stay where he sings the second verse a second time as the ending. Dirty Day has a different guitar solo, which is cool, but again that's just different, not necessarily better. Sydney was also more energetic. Bono seemed, in this show, a bit less lively, probably a little tired, but the phone call is funny. A good find nonetheless, I highly recommend it.
One of the best U2 ZooTv bootlegs.The sound is almost perfect. Only one problem, a little hiss.
Audio : Excellent
Performance : Excellent
Achtung : Absolut must have (EX)
Review (sorty) / 04.02.2005
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