Chicago, USA

Setlist: Breathe, No Line On The Horizon, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Elevation, Your Blue Room, Unknown Caller, Until the End of the World, Stay (Faraway, So Close), The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka Remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On, One – Amazing Grace, Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultra Violet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments: U2 performs ‘Your Blue Room,’ a track from the Passengers album in 1995, for the first time. Astronauts from the Intl. Space Station recite the final, spoken words of the song (via pre-recorded video). Bono jogs around the circle with a young boy during Blinding Lights. Pride is dropped for the first time since August 28, 2001. One is played before Streets as part of a three-song medley, bridged by Bono singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ One includes the ‘Hear us coming’ coda. Bono sings a bit of ‘Far Far Away’ at the start of Beautiful Day.

Download: U2 – 2009-09-13 – Chicago 2009 (2A)
Taper: Randombloke
Source: Zoom H2 in 48khz 16-bit WAV > xACT (VBR mp3)
Tools: Sony Sound forge 8

Download: U2 – 2009-09-13 – Chicago 2009 (2B)
Taper: Ademotte
Location: Stage right, ~50 back (right behind red zone, on the rail in line with overhead stack)
Source: Audio Technica AT-899 omnis > Edirol R-09 @ 24-bit
Transfer: R-09 > WAV > Audition > dither to 16-bit wav > Magix Audio Cleaning Lab > WAV > FLAC (level 8) > xACT (VBR mp3)

one comment

  1. Andy - reply

    Thanks for posting these. I like the second one a little better because you don’t seem to get as much crowd noise and stadium reverb as you do in the first. Each creates a unique feel of the show though It’s great to get the opportunity to relive the show a little.

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