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Name : Ademotte - At899 + Edirol R-09
Tour : U2360° Tour
Leg : Leg 2 - North America
Date : 09.13.2009
Country : USA
Town : Chicago
Place : Soldier Field
Type : Audio
Support : CD-R
Taper : ademotte
Material : Audio Technica AT-899 omnis => Edirol R-09 @ 24-bit > WAV > Audition > dither to 16-bit wav > Magix Audio Cleaning Lab > CD-R
Performance : Live
Source : Audience
Integral : Complete
Disc 1 (1:11:35)
1. Breathe
2. No Line On The Horizon
3. Get On Your Boots
4. Magnificent
5. Beautiful Day
6. Bono Remarks
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
8. Elevation
9. Your Blue Room
10. Unknown Caller
11. Until The End Of The World / Break On Through (snippet)
12. Stay ( Faraway, So Close ! )
13. The Unforgettable Fire
14. City Of Blinding Lights
15. Vertigo
Disc 2 (58:59)
1. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix)
2. Interlude
3. Sunday Bloody Sunday
4. Bono Speech
5. Walk On
6. Encore Break
7. Desmond Tutu Speech
8. One
9. Amazing Grace
10. Where The Streets Have Noname
11. Encore Break
12. Taped Intro
13. Ultraviolet ( Light My Way)
14. With Or Without You
15. Bono Remarks
16. Moment Of Surrender
Discs Contents
Chicago (IL) - September 13, 2009

Location: Stage right, ~50 back (right behind red zone, on the rail in line with overhead stack)

Taper's comments :
That's more like it.

I can't put my finger on why the second night in Chicago seemed so much better than the tour opener on Saturday night, but the band seemed much more animated and adventurous with both new and old material; Bono in particular was more himself now that the opening-night jitters were out of the way. He was far more passionate with his vocals, the songs contained more interesting tags ("Amazing Grace" was a particular standout, and recalled his spine-tingling delivery of the song at the UIC Pavilion in 1985 when he was sick with a cold), and he broke into a full sprint around the 360 stage at the end of "Until the End of the World." The rest of the band seemed to feed off Bono's energy; I thought Edge in particular was better than he was on Saturday night.

The setlist was better, too. "Until The End of the World" and "Stay" found their way into the set, along with the world premiere of "Your Blue Room," a little-known song from the "Passengers" soundtrack. Can't say that I thought that song worked very well (will be interested in others' opinions) although it did fit in with the "spaceship" theme, but they have obviously worked hard on it --- there was a fully produced video and pre-taped accompaniment that came along with it. Bono turned to the crowd for reaction at the end of the song, and there was several seconds of befuddlement until muted applause broke out.

Maybe it's a function of hearing the new stuff for a second time, but the opening four new songs that I thought were a momentum-killer on Saturday seemed better tonight. And I actually like "The Moment of Surrender." (I still don't get "Unknown Caller," though.)

The recording is better than night 1 for some reason, though I was standing in almost the same location. I was able to get there earlier and grabbed a spot on the rail, so I was in line with the overhead speakers with nobody in front of me for about 20 feet -- perfect. There may be occasional clapping from the woman next to me, but I heard no crowd interference in the hour I've listened to so far.

I felt like I got my $65 worth tonight; hopefully the people in the "premium" $250 seats behind me (?!?!?!) thought so too.
Review (achtungpop) / 09.14.2009
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