Artist: U2

Date: 2005-06-15

Location: Manchester, England - City of Manchester Stadium

Medium: SHN

Equipment / Source: ECM907 / MZ-R900


U2 - Stadium Of Blinding Lights


Vertigo Tour

City of Manchester Stadium

15 June 2005

Taper - Gary P


Source - ECM-MS907>MZ-R900>Citronic Predator>PC>Soundforge>Flac


Disk 1


01 - Intro

02 - Vertigo

03 - I Will Follow

04 - The Electric CO.

05 - Elevation

06 - New Year's Day

07 - Beautiful Day

08 - I Still Haven't Found What I am Looking For

09 - All I Want Is You

10 - City Of Blinding Lights

11 - Miracle Drug

12 - Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own

13 - Love And Peace Or Else

14 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

15 - Bullet The Blue Sky

Disk 2


01 - Running To Stand Still

02 - Human Rights Speech

03 - Pride

04 - Where The Streets Have No Name

05 - One Campain Speech

06 - One

07 - Crowd/Zoo Slots

08 - Zoo Station

09 - The Fly

10 - With Or Without You

11 - Yahweh

12 - Vertigo

Tapers Notes


This is my first ever attempt at recording a U2 gig and only my second ever recording of any show (the first being the previous night at a REM gig)

I was situated on the barrier just down a little on the right hand ramp on the inside.

It was a very last minute decision on whether to record the show or not as it was still daylight and the mic would have been very visible to security if I had gone with my initial plan to have my back pack strapped to the barrier with the mic sticking out the top of it.

In the end I went with Plan B. Which basically was having the mic sticking out of the top of the back pack, which in turn was placed on the ground leaning against the barrier.

I had no idea if it would work or not but given the loudness of the sound system I knew I would get something.

Thankfully at no point was the Back Pack kicked etc.

I recorded it in LP2 as it would have been to much hassle swapping disks out and setting the levels again during the encore. And besides I wanted to be able to enjoy the show myself :).

Of course I managed to stand next a girl who screamed hysterically like she was about to get murdered. And I must confess I came close of actually doing so a couple of times.

That all said I must confess I was pleasantly surprised by the results when I got home and listened to the recording.

Anyways, If you decide to download the show I hope you enjoy it. Especially if you were one of the lucky ones to be there on the night. And if you weren’t then I hope you enjoy what was a great show. Ahhh All I Want Is You.... Fabby!!!


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