Artist: U2

Date: 2005-09-20

Location: Chicago, IL - United Center

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: DSM6 / D7


United Center
Chicago, Illinois
September 20, 2005

Equipment used: Sonic Studios DSM-6 => Sony D7
Transfer: Master 90m DAT => Stand-alone Pioneer CD burner => EAC => Magix Audio Cleaning Lab => WAV => FLAC Front-end (level 8)

Disc one (78:25):
(1) City of Blinding Lights (6:16)
(2) Vertigo (4:41)
(3) Elevation (5:09)
(4) The Electric Co./The Ocean (8:27)
(5) Walk On (6:14)
(6) Beautiful Day (5:30)
(7) Miracle Drug (5:37)
(8) Bono talks (1:13)
(9) Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own (5:32)
(10) Yahweh (3:39)
(11) Love and Peace or Else (5:04)
(12) Sunday Bloody Sunday (7:38)
(13) Bullet The Blue Sky (5:14)
(14) Miss Sarajevo (8:04)

Disc two (60:13):
(1) Pride (In The Name Of Love) (4:14)
(2) Where The Streets Have No Name (6:17)
(3) One Intro (3:35)
(4) One (5:16) =>
(5) Old Man River (1:10)
(6) Encore break (2:52)
(7) Discotheque (6:25) =>
(8) The Fly (5:43) =>
(9) With Or Without You (5:08)
(10) Encore break (2:08)
(11) All Because Of You (3:46)
(12) The First Time (4:16) =>
(13) Bad (9:17)

Fingerprint file is included. Sorry, no artwork - perhaps someone can create some

Comments: Decent audience recording from the band's first Chicago show in September. I debated about posting this, but since no source has appeared online for the first night, I thought I would put this up for the completists. It was recorded front-row of the 300-level (the uppermost level, right in front of the speaker stack) so crowd noise is minimal; the fidelity of the recording is pretty good. I was a little disappointed with the sound given where I was sitting - I would probably conservatively give it a 7 on a 10-scale.

There are two ugly warts in this recording:
* My deck was partly unplugged during the first minute or two of "City of Blinding Lights," which caused several loud pops as I went to plug it back in. I tried to minimize the effect (which was really loud before I adjusted it) but it's still noticeable.
* There is about 10 seconds of diginoise on the master during "One." I found this on three separate DAT decks, so there's no way around it.

If anyone has a better source, by all means post. In the meantime, this is as certainly listenable as anything else posted from the second leg.

This show contains the first-ever performance of "The First Time," I believe, and also the first (perhaps only, so far?) acoustic performance of "Walk On."


Archived on Brick.

No cover available for this show.