Tuesday, August 30, 2011

U2 - 1992-06-11 - Stockholm, Sweden (FLAC - Matrix)

U2 - 1992-06-11 - Stockholm, Sweden (FLAC - Matrix)
Venue: Globe Arena

Remaster by noiseless

Source I: SBD, "The Warmth of the Breeze". Original notes below.
Source II: AUD, "Satellite from Stockholm". Came to me without any info.

Lineage: pre-treating both sources > matrix > Steinberg ME Comp > Sonic BBE > Har-Bal EQ > Waves S1, L3 > TLH > FLAC (6)

noiseless notes:
"Okay. Not to spoil the fun, but PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT this matrix to sound as perfect as East Rutherford 1992-08-13. It's not bad, but not perfect at all. The SBD source for this show wasn't exactly the best; from a technical point of view it's inferior to Bright Lights Big City in every way. Degraded. Harsh. No punch. Echo at spots. Fake stereo (i.e. basically mono). But of course I'm very very happy it exists, despite my complaining! Then the AUD source, which is famous for its quality. I agree it was a nice source although again it wasn't as good as Steve Hendrix's East Rutherford tape. (Or at least it didn't respond as nice to mastering.) Anyway I tried to achieve some power by adding the SBD. I only succeeded partly and things didn't really respond the way I would have liked, but a little magic occurred. I mixed in the AUD source louder than I would have done with a decent SBD. In other words, I still miss some clarity and transparency, and sweet channel separation. And I am quite disappointed the bass is still somewhat muddy. But since I realized a) this matrix is a lot better than the SBD alone, b) the show is at least better balanced and EQ'd than the AUD source alone, and c) imperfections are not caused because I screwed things up but because the sources had their limitations, I consider this to be a nice upgrade. It's not an amazing listening experience over headphones, but it is enjoyable over the stereo system. And of course, it is a BRILLIANT show. So, I hope you'll enjoy the show". (noiseless - August 2008)

01. Intro
02. Zoo Station
03. The Fly
04. Even Better Than The Real Thing
05. Mysterious Ways
06. One / Unchained Melody
07. Until The End Of The World
08. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
09. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
10. Angel Of Harlem
11. Dancing Queen
12. Satellite Of Love
13. Bad / All I Want Is You
14. Bullet The Blue Sky
15. Running To Stand Still
16. Where The Streets Have No Name
17. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
18. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
19. Stand By Me
20. Desire
21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
22. With Or Without You
23. Love Is Blindness

From Willie William's Diary:
STOCKHOLM. Well tonight was the one. It was the night that I stopped during the gig and thought to myself "This is the high point on my career". The entire gig from the Globe in Stockholm was broadcast live to just one person's house - that of Mr John Harris of Nottingham, England. He won an MTV competition, so got the private broadcast. His small living room was piled high with TV's and of course everybody from the whole street was in there. There was also a camera at their end, sending pictures back to us, so at various points during the show, the living room in Nottingham would appear on the stage video walls. Bono would break to speak to them and they would reply of course. Of course by 10pm everyone at the Nottingham end was blind drunk, which made it all the more entertaining. Technologically it was flawless too, which was pretty astounding. So later on, Benny and Bjorn - the guys from ABBA - appear. We have U2 and ABBA performing 'Dancing Queen' beneath the mirrorball trabant, being broadcast live from a giant spherical building in Sweden to one terraced house in Nottingham. I rest my case."

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