Artist: U2

Date: 1980-02-26

Location: Dublin, Ireland - National Stadium

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: SBD


National Stadium
Dublin, Ireland
February 26, 1980.

This is a soundboard recording of a very early U2 show. The quality is
decent, but not stellar. Having said that, the energy and setlist of
this show make it a must-have for any fan of early U2. Even at this
early stage, their talent and appeal is evident. It includes a number
of songs that were never officially released, or early versions of
songs that appeared later on their first releases. On introducing
"Another Day" Bono talks about the CBS single, hinting that it "won't
be out on the CBS label for long, I can tell you that story later"; U2
reportedly signed with Island Records after the show ended.

This is most likely a clone of the bootleg CD "My Hometown" (Chelsea
Records), but I didn't get this information directly from the person I
traded with. I obtained SHNs of this show back in 2000, and the full
setlist matches the tracks listed as being on "My Hometown"; however
the length of this show differs slightly from that listed for "My
Hometown". Not sure about story behind the discrepency.

1. Silver Lining (aka '11 O'Clock Tick Tock', but with different lyrics,
slightly different chords) (intro cut, fades in)
2. The Speed of Life
3. The Magic Carpet
4. Stories for Boys (original guitar chords)
5. Trevor (aka 'touch', with early lyrics)
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. Another Day
8. Pete The Chop
9. The Dream Is Over
10. Cartoon World (Bono introduces song as 'Mrs. Brown')
11. Jack In The Box
12. Shadows And Tall Trees
13. A Day Without Me
14. Twilight
15. Boy-Girl
16. Out of Control


Archived on ICY1.

No cover available for this show.