Artist: U2

Date: 1989-10-07

Location: Melbourne, Australia - Sports And Entertainment Centre

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: unknown


October 7, 1989
National Tennis Centre
Melbourne, Australia

Attendance: 112,000 (sellout, seven nights)
Support: Weddings Parties Anything, B.B. King


LOCATION: Second row balcony behind the stage between Bono and The Edge.

Disc 1 (43:08)

1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. I Will Follow
3. I Still Haven't Found
4. MLK
5. The Unforgettable Fire
6. God Part II
7. Desire
8. All Along the Watchtower
9. All I Want is You

Disc 2 (1:02:54)

1. Crowd, Bono Talks
2. People Get Ready
3. Bad
4. October
5. New Year's Day
6. Pride

First Encore

7. Angel of Harlem
8. When Love Comes to Town
9. Love Rescue Me

Second Encore

10. Star Spangled Banner-Bullet the Blue Sky
11. Running to Stand Still
12. With Or Without You

Per Pimm:

"In 1984 U2 played five concerts in Melbourne, this time it's seven in a venue twice as big. At first only two shows are cautiously put on sale, then another three, and another two as ticket demand seems inexhaustible. An eighth show for October 17 is printed in the official tour book but does not take place. Bono dedicates Bad to a friend of the band who should have attended the show but has died in a car crash. During Running to Stand Still Bono subsitutes the line 'step out of the driving rain' with 'can't get me no jet plane', referring to a pilots' strike which has thrown Australian air travel into chaos. At the end of the song he sings a brief chorus of Waltzing Matilda, which the audience finish for him."

This is the second of the treasures boyacrobat has generously made available to our community. These have been in his sole possession all of these past 17 years, have NEVER been circulated to ANYONE! He indicates that all of the Lovetown shows he recorded involved use of a Toshiba recording device with a stereo line in t shape looking clip-on microphone. He did testing prior at band rehearsals and local gigs to find the optimal results using stockings, and wrapped around mics which proved most effective for this set-up. CD1 starts with the beginning strains of Where the Streets Have No Name, finishing with All I Want Is You. CD2 fades in with the crowd and Bono's speech, then People Get Ready and onwards. During People Get Ready, boyacrobat got bumped and had to restart, losing five or six seconds (at 3:33). At 6:38 the master tape jammed, creasing the tape and leaving its footprints on record for eternity.

He indicates that the October 8, 1989 show is better than this show, and that the October 12, 1989 show is even better than that.

The music here has not been "cleaned" in any way, what was recorded is what you get. It is requested that if anyone does any remastering, creates a matrix with other available versions, etc, that they kindly send boyacrobat a copy of their work.

Show recorded on TDK SA-90 cassettes, transferred to wav, Nero to cdr > EAC to wav > FLAC Frontend 1.7.1. to FLAC Level 6


Archived on ICY1.

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