Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U2 - 1987-11-07 - Denver, CO (SBD/FLAC) Caught On 35mm Black And White



(Soundboard FLAC)

Joshua Tree Tour - 3rd Leg - North America
November 7, 1987 - Denver, CO - McNichols Sports Arena

Format: FLAC - 753 MB
Source: Soundboard

Lineage:
HiFi VHS > DAT > CD-R (S.Z.) > CD-R (J.C.) > CD-R (my copy) > EAC (Secure mode) > WAV > FLAC Frontend > FLAC (level 6)

[61.04]
01 - Intro [3.26]
02 - Where The Streets Have No Name [6.33]
03 - I Will Follow [4.34]
04 - Trip Through Your Wires [3.32]
05 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [6.04]
06 - Gloria [4.34]
07 - MLK [1.42]
08 - The Unforgettable Fire [4.39]
09 - Sunday Bloody Sunday [5.32]
10 - Exit [4.13]
11 - In God's Country [3.22]
12 - Helter Skelter [3.10]
13 - Help [1.40]
14 - Bad [7.55]

[48.09]
01 - October [2.01]
02 - New Year's Day [5.14]
03 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) [7.28]
04 - The Star Spangled Banner / Bullet The Blue Sky [6.10]
05 - Running To Stand Still [4.57]
06 - Silver And Gold [5.43]
07 - Spanish Eyes [3.54]
08 - With Or Without You [8.28]
09 - "40" [4.09]

I received these cds from Justin Cook some years ago, this is his review:
"I received this recording from Scott Zumsteg. It was originally recorded on HiFi VHS, and it has never touched an analog source. Sound quality and clarity is outstanding. Trust me, this recording is far better than any of the commercial bootlegs of this show. There are a few minor pops, some very light static during October (possibly why it was omitted from the commercial bootlegs), and a few sloppy track transitions. Nonetheless, this is definitely one of the three best U2 bootlegs I have ever heard."

This recording is really great and sounds really better than the various commercial bootlegs. It has a great hi end and you can clearly hear all the instruments, especially the drums elements. It is in its untouched raw form. This means that you'll find some flaws (as described by Justin) but this also means that any of the high frequencies are lost in any hiss or noise reduction process (like on Mountains and deserts or Mountains in a blue sky) resulting in a very clear sound. I don't know which generation was the VHS used to transfer to DAT, maybe Scott Z. knows the story... It has the last song 40 that fade out but it's several minutes longer that the commercial bootlegs, and it has the intro by the Beatles.

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