Artist: U2

Date: 1985-04-01

Location: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

Medium: SHN


April 1, 1985
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY

Disc One (1:06:02):
1. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock - 4:54
2. I Will Follow - 3:44
3. Seconds - 3:38
4. Two Hearts Beat as One - 5:01
5. MLK - 2:48
6. The Unforgettable Fire - 4:46
7. Wire - 4:10
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday - 5:14
9. The Cry >Electric Co. - 6:53
10. A Sort of Homecoming* - 5:19
11. Bad - 12:39
12. October - 2:06
13. New Year's Day - 4:44

Disc Two (26:46):
1. Pride (In the Name of Love) - 5:04
2. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - 7:22
3. Gloria - 4:48
4. 40 - 9:30

Unknown mics >Sony D6
Analog audience master >DAT @44.1 kHz >HHB Pro standalone CDR raw .wav files received by Milesian from Steve V.

AUD(0) >DAT >CDR >EAC (secure) >SoundForge 4.5 > CD Wave >mkw 0.97 Beta 1 >SHN >hard drive (checksums verified) >dBpowerAMP Music Converter >FLAC (level 6)

*Very quick tape flip; gap closed digitally

Technical Notes:
This set was prepared from raw audio discs taken directly from CDR recorded from the master DAT. Upon close listening, this set clear required some work. Apart from the usual gaps to close, levels fluctuated at numerous points, sometimes in one channel and sometimes in both. The right channel was not just louder but also fuller.

After smoothing levels where necessary, the sound stage was centered by a good 20% and the stereo separation widened.
Lastly, the mid-range was punched up for a fuller overall sound. All edits and adjustments were made using SoundForge 4.5.

Although the recording is clear with good levels, nothing could be done to overcome the limitations of the microphone used to produce the master recording, which is narrow and thin, especially in the high end, fitting the pattern of old tie clip condenser microphones. Consequently, the .wav profile looks a lot like a lossy source. Rest assured this is NOT from a compressed source, and the results are to my ears comparable or superior to most audience recordings of this vintage.

SHN set prepared by Milesian, July 2001
FLAC encoding, October 2005


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