Artist: U2

Date: 1993-11-26

Location: Sydney, Australia - Cricket Sports Ground

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: unknown


Where's Adam?

Disc 1:
1. Intro / 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. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
11. Angel of Harlem
12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
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. Intermission (Confessionals/MacPhisto Intro)
7. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
8. MacPhisto's Phone Call
9. Lemon
10. With or Without You
11. Love is Blindness
12. Can't Help Falling in Love

November 26, 1993. Sydney, Australia. Cricket Sports Ground.

Sound Quality:
C Audience.


This was U2's first show in Sydney, the second being the one used for the ZOO TV Live in Sydney broadcast and video. This show marked the only U2 show ever without a band member present, Adam Clayton. Bono talks about him being "very sick," but the rumor was that he got so drunk after his engagement with Naomi Campbell was broken off by her that he couldn't play. Stuart Morgan (his technician) fills in for him, and does an OK job, but I noticed several times that the band seemed to get out of sync, Justin Cook mentions he played too fast.

The show is pretty similar to the next night's show (same set). It seems like Bono was a bit more relaxed and spontaneous though. "Dirty Day" has a slightly different guitar solo. I was unable to make out the phone call, but it seems to be a fake one involving the Queen of England.

The show was transferred by Justin from an unknown low generation video to CD-R. It's apparently one of the best recordings of the show; the others must be awful. The sound is like listening to a soundcheck from outside the stadium. You can hear what's going on if you know the words, but things like MacPhisto's call are very hard to make out. It's like listening to the show at the end of a long hall, because there's a lot of echo and it seems rather distant. Luckily though, the audience noise is almost nonexistent except for an occasional instance and the crowd's roar. There is no background noise. If anyone has heard 11/25/92, imagine that without the audience. This recording is by no means unlistenable, but is definitely only for hardcore traders.


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