Sunday, 2 August 2015

U2 [2015.07.31] MSG New York (Taper Larryrulez)

Innocence + Experience Tour
(1st Leg : North America)
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York, USA
Friday July 31st, 2015

Location: GA floor, midway between the front and rear stages.
Lineage: CA-14 (cardioid, single mic only) > Sony M10 (24/44) > Audacity (Pseudostereo, amplify, tracking) > TLH > FLAC 6 > foobar2000 (FLAC tags) > MP3@192.

Master Audience Recording
(3.5 of 5 Stars)
(Taper: larryrulz)
(Length: 2:25:31)
Encoded: 192 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Artwork Included)
01 The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
02 Out of Control
03 Vertigo
04 I Will Follow
05 Iris (Hold Me Close)
06 Cedarwood Road
07 Song for Someone
08 Sunday Bloody Sunday
09 Raised by Wolves
10 Until the End of the World
11 The Fly
12 Invisible
13 Even Better Than the Real Thing
14 Mysterious Ways
15 Desire
16 Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl
17 Every Breaking Wave
18 Bullet the Blue Sky
19 Pride (In the Name of Love)
20 Beautiful Day
21 With or Without You
22 City of Blinding Lights
23 Where the Streets Have No Name
24 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [with Bruce Springsteen]
25 Stand by Me [with Bruce Springsteen]
26 '40'

Tour debut of Party Girl. It was last performed on 7 July 2009. Bruce Springsteen joined U2 on stage for I Still Haven't Found and Stand By Me, the latter of which was not on the printed setlist. -U2gigs

I'm a casual fan who hasn't seen these guys since a wild show at Shea's in Buffalo in 1983. I still remember the balcony shaking (!) during I Will Follow and being truly scared it was going to collapse. Fast forward 30 years to this amazing show. The Clintons were there and got a big round of applause as they took their seats. I think Bruce and his family were sitting with them as well. So there was a definite buzz in the air. Given the unique arrangement of the PA system, I really didn't know how this recording was going to turn out, but it overall it sounds pretty good, comparable to the other audio captures from this tour. As I have mentioned quite a bit over the past 2 months, my right mic is dead and I'm recording with only one mic. I use the Pseudostereo effect in Audacity to fix this problem and it works pretty well. I had no idea how to EQ it so I left it alone. There is minimal audience chatter. From my spot in GA, video was extremely limited, so rather than video record I Periscoped the show which attracted quite few viewers. I did manage to video capture one song very nicely. -Original

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