Thursday, April 20, 2017

U2 - 2010-12-01 - Melbourne, AU (AUD/FLAC) by REQUEST



(Audience FLAC)

taper: Blackout
Location:From inside Inner circle, in front of Edge

Lineage: 
Church Audio Cardioid -> Custom modified Logitech Preamp -> Iphone 3GS running Rectools (full 44.1k stereo uncompressed wav recording) > > Sound Forge > Waves L2 Limiting > Spliced using CD Architect > Flac

CD1
01. Intro [some dropouts]
02. Beautiful Day
03. I Will Follow
04. Get On Your Boots
05. Maginficent
06. Mysterious Ways
07. Elevation
08. End oF the World
09. [Conversation]
10. I Still Havent Found
11. Mercy
12. Bad
13. In A Little While
14. Miss Sarajevo
15. City Of Blinding Lights
16. Vertigo

CD2

17. Ill Go Crazy
18. Sunday Bloody Sunday
19. Walk On
20. One
21. [Conversation]
22. Streets Have No Name
23. [360 Fx rubbish]
24. Thrill Me Kiss Me
25. With Or Without You
26. [Conversation]
27. Moment Of Surrender

Notes by the taper:
I didnt expect much from this recording, based on my position inside the inner circle. I was directly in front of the Edge and copped quite a lot of his guitar amps in the spill. I ended up so close to the stage i decided to go for the concert vibe and visual position over recording position this time. But it turns out the recording is better than i had hoped, with more Bono vox being captured in this recording than i heard at the time. Perhaps this is down to my new rig/mic combo, the mics being directional [cardioid] which helped a lot. Also the front of the stage underneath has some nice speaker arrays which help with sound kinda coming "from everywhere" when you are up the front, including off the stage and from the top stacks. A few dropouts at the very start unfortunately, i was busy messing with my new preamp.

Edge seemed to have big problems with his guitar this nite...specificially with this wireless rig. He changed mid-way through at least 3 songs for a guitar from Dallas that was plugged in (corded). You can hear the guitar stop at the start of Bad for instance, another guitar change to one that was plugged in the ole-fashioned way. Maybe there was some radio interference all nite on his side.

Bono worked hard, dripping with sweat all the way. "Bad" was a highlight...with some more passion than usual from Bono in the vocal department (he didnt cop out on the high notes which was a nice change) and even some extra added adlib guitars from him.

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