Artist: U2

Date: 1983-03-21

Location: London, England - King's Road

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: unk


King's Road
London, England
21 March 1983


1. Gloria
2. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
3. A Day Without Me
4. Seconds
5. Surrender
6. New Year's Day
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. Cry/The Electric Co.
9. I Fall Down
10. October
11. Tomorrow
12. Two Hearts Beat As One
13. Twilight
14. Out Of Control
15. Party Girl
16. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
17. I Will Follow
18. 40

Our favorite source, Pimm, says:

"There is no support act and the band are back at the Hammersmith Odeon for a better show than the one the week before. Fiddler Steve Wickham plays along on Sunday Bloody Sunday at this concert and the following evening, contributing a sensitive intro to Tomorrow. Bono tells everyone that they got to know Wickham after Edge met him at a bus-stop in Dublin."


This is the last of the gifts from Justin...this is the concert I've been pestering everyone about for weeks...I have traded for this literally six times, all versions have the same frequency analysis which I find difficult to believe is lossy...Trader's Little Helper was of little to no help, said "100% certainty mpeg"...

So, I have gone ahead and seeded this, as it is rare, probably but not definitively lossless...worst case scenario, it will get banned (would be my very first violation), but if anyone has a better version with a different frequency analysis....PLEASE JUMP RIGHT IN!

Here is the concert description per Justin:

"The first 1:20 of the recording is a bit muddier than the rest of the bootleg, as the taper makes an adjustment during the first verse of Gloria that markedly improves the clarity. Even after the adjustment, the recording lacks crispness. Larry's symbols sound dull and the low end is a bit dull. Nonetheless, the recording is about average for audience recordings from the first leg of the War Tour. There are small pops between most of the tracks and edits between a few songs that seem to sacrifice only applause/crowd noise.
A nice version of "Tomorrow" is played with fiddle accompaniment by Steve Wickham."

The FLAC files are provided to you as copies off the DVD generously send to me by Justin...processing history is not otherwise defined.

Big thanks again, Justin!

P.S. This is another concert with testimony to its rarety provided by the fact that there is no existing cover art! But we hope this will be remedied soon....

P.P.S. Someone in UK will have to explain to us the relationship between King's Road and Hammersmith Odeon


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