Taper : JEMS
Rig : Nakamichi 700 mics > Olympus LS-7 (24/96 capture) > Wavelab (master and convert to 44.1) > FLAC
Sound Quality : Sample Below
Length : 134.32
02. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
03. Out Of Control > Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (Ramones)
04. Vertigo > God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols)
05. I Will Follow
06. Mofo (snippet) > Iris (Hold Me Close)
07. Cedarwood Road
08. Song For Someone
09. Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. Raised By Wolves
11. Until The End Of The World
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Mysterious Ways > Burning Down The House (Talking Heads) > Young Americans (David Bowie)
15. Desire > Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly) > Love Me Do (The Beatles)
16. Sweetest Thing
17. Every Breaking Wave
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19. The Hands That Built America > Pride
20. The Troubles
21. With Or Without You
22. City Of Blinding Lights
23. Beautiful Day > I Remember You (Ramones)
24. Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon) > Where The Streets Have No Name > California (There Is No End To Love) > All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
25. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For > Invisible
U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) - Vancouver 14th May 2015 [JEMS]
JEMS marked its 34th year recording U2 by heading north from our home base to opening night show in Vancouver. The month of rehearsals at Pacific Coliseum definitely paid off as the band was better prepared than has often been the case on opening nights (see Las Vegas 1997).
Speaking to Tapeboy by phone last night, he was struck by how the show began with one powerful rock song after another, which drove the energy of the show high from the start. He also said the distributed PA that rings the arena did make for very good sound leading to something rare at indoor shows these days: it was loud.
The new material, not surprisingly, sounds more compelling from the stage, which in and of itself is said to be a marvel, save for its lack of safety railings (if you haven't seen The Edge's Instagram this morning, he is OK, save for a big scrape on his arm).
Biggest surprise of the night was "Desire." Brother Ken was also there, and he pointed to that song, "Bullet the Blue Sky," "Invisible" and "Until The End of The World" as his highlights; the latter closed "the first set," though plans for a more formal intermission were apparently abandoned. In its place were five minutes or so of videos that bridge from "Until" to "Invisible."
There are sure to be other recordings and some of the real pros are up there too doing their magic, but for now, here's JEMS' capture.