Artist: U2

Date: 1992-08-13

Location: East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: AT Lavalier / D3


A Steve Hendrix DAT Master
1992-08-13 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Taper: Steve Hendrix
Mastering: Jason Engel
Location: Third row dead center in the rain in front of a monitor
Source/Lineage: Audio Technica Lavalier Mics > Sony TCD-3 DAT > DAT Master tape > Sony 600 > Pioneer stand-alone CDR burner > CDR Master > EAC secure (WAV) > Soundforge 8 (edits) > CD Wave (tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (FLAC)

Recording Info:
- Mics set to fla response instead of bass roll-off.
- DAT set to minus 20dbs in SP mode

Mastering Info:
- Three tracks total across two discs, used EAC in secure mode to pull WAV files off the CDs.
- Joined the three WAV files into one (first splice is clean, but the start of the encore is an obvious break).
- Fade-in start, fade-out at end of Pride, fade-in at start of Desire, fade-out end.

Disc 1:
1. George Bush Rap
2. Zoo Station
3. The Fly
4. Flipping Channels on the Zoo TV
5. Even Better Than The Real Thing
6. Mysterious Ways
7. One - She's A Mystery To Me
8. Until The End Of The World
9. New Year's Day
10. Larry Talking
11. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
12. Angel Of Harlem
13. When Love Comes To Town
14. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
15. All I Want Is You

Disc 2:
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
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. Desire
7. With Or Without You
8. Love Is Blindness

Steve's Comments:
The only problem with the transfer is the encore DAT was destroyed or lost or something because I can't find it. Luckily I cloned it onto the part one master DAT. The only difference is the transfer of the main set was optical and the encore transfer was analog.

Jason's Comments:
Arguably the best overall sound quality of the five DAT masters I've posted for Steve, but not the best concert. Instruments sound about as perfect as you could ever want, but the vocals are weak, almost drowned out by everything else in some cases (Love Is Blindess with the quieter instruments worked the best for me, but others were generally enjoyable at louder volumes). Of the five DATs, this one was the loudest, sounding good at low volumes and simply amazing at higher ones with no hiss or artifacts often evident when cranking up the volume. There's a break between the end of the first set and the encore (there was only one), so I faded out Pride and faded in Desire, mostly to eliminate irritating chatter. I do have one gripe with this recording: It does such an amazing job of capturing the sound of this concert, but that means it also does an amazing job of capturing the people around Steve. While it's generally just chatter limited to spots in between songs, there are several instances of one guy being a truly obnoxious screamer (just before end of Running be certain to turn your volume down) and at least one woman who is swearing a lot. Overall, a tremendous recording, easily an A-.


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