Artist: U2

Date: 2006-11-13

Location: Sydney, Australia - Telstra Stadium

Medium: DVD

Equipment / Source: amateur


U2 - Sydney Telstra Stadium
Monday 13th November 2006

PAL true widescreen, recorded with a 3 CCD camera,
custom menues, accurate chapters,
sound re-mastered from idependent audience recording.

Disc 1:

01. Intro
02. City Of Blinding Lights
03. Vertigo
04. Elevation
05. I Will Follow
06. New Year's Day
07. Beautiful Day
08. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
09. Angel Of Harlem
10. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
11. Love And Peace Or Else
12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
13. Bullet The Blue Sky
14. The Hands That Built America

Disc 2:

Part 1 (widescreen)

01. Miss Sarajevo
02. Human Rights
03. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
04. Where The Streets Have No Name
05. One Intro
06. One

Part 2 (fullscreen, video patched in from
various sources)

01. Encore Intro
02. Until The End Of The World
03. Mysterious Ways

Part 3 (widescreen)

01. With Or Without You
02. The Saints Are Coming
03. Party Girl
04. Kite

Slideshow + Credits

A big thank you to PinkFloydie, for making his
digital video recording of this show available.

JVC Everio 3ccd 30 gig Harddrive cam set on
ultra fine resolution for best quality.

This recording was meant to be a test-run for subsequent
recordings of the 2007 Roger Waters Tour and originally not
meant to be distributed. I aquired the original discs through a
trade and realized this was an almost complete recording
of a great U2 show. Subsequently I set out to author and
re-master the sound of this show and persuaded the original
taper to agree to having this recording distributed.

The video was used unaltered, the sound was re-mastered,
blending the original soundtrack with Andy Shea's recording,
which is already in circulation.

The taper turned the camera off during the long break between
the end of the show and the encores and forgot to turn it
back on for the first 2 songs of the encores.
I filled this video gap in with various video clips sourced
from youtube, of the actual show from 13th of November,
as well as short segments of the DVD of the first Sydney
Vertigo show, produced by "achtung_baby01".
These were synchronized with the recording by Andy Shea.

Thanks go to Andy Shea for his kind permission to use his
audience recording as the backbone of the soundtrack mix.
(Sony ECM-719 > Sony MZ-910)

The finished soundtrack was encoded in Stereo AC3 at 384 kbps,
to be compatible with the high bit rate of the video stream.
(Video peaking above 9400 kbps, aiming to stay below 9800 kbps
total for compatibility with the majority of DVD players)

This 2 DVD set is certainly a must-have for anybody who attended
any of the shows of the last leg of the Vertigo Tour.
Otherwise, to help you make a decision whether to commit to a huge
download like this, here are a few points to consider:

On the upside:
- A high quality 3 CCD cameara was used, securing above average video
- Through the use of an independent audience recording, the sound is
pretty clear throughout.
- This is a rare chance to see U2 perform a very moving KITE at the
end of the show, as well as a great version of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.
- As a bonus, disc 2 contains a slideshow with dynamic zooms of
high resolution photos of this show.
- A versatile elevated viewing position enabled the taper to record
good wide angle shots as well as zooming in to a limited degree.

On the downside:
- This is a one camera recording with at some times partially obstructed
views through the comings and goings of the audience.
- The taper sat too far away to allow true closeup views, unless provided
by the giant stage screens.

For more photos and details of the
ones in the slide show, go to

Hi Resolution images made available by:

Matt and Andreas

and by Dom


Archived on ICY1.

No cover available for this show.