Monday, July 4, 2011

U2 - 2011-07-02 - Nashville, TN (FLAC & MP3)

U2 - 2011-07-02 - Nashville, TN
Venue: Vanderbilt University Stadium

Taper: Mr. Foo <-> The Tootsiehead
Recorded near the mixing desk area
Lineage: SP-CMC-8 > SP-PREAMP > SONYPCM-M10 > Audacity (5.8 dbs volume boost and splitting) > Xact
Excellent Audience Recording

Taper Notes: "This was a special show in Nashville, where the band had not played since 1981. Especially cool was the appearance of "The Wanderer," with Bono doing his best Johnny Cash impression for most of it. The overwhelming highlight of the show, however, was the "Blind Guitar Player" that Bono pulled onstage after "Moment of Surrender." The man plays "All I Want Is You," dedicating it to his wife, Andrea. It was a very emotional moment and the utmost in cool. And, in a stunning bit of goodwill, Bono gave the man his guitar! I am sure everyone has seen the videos of this on Youtube so you know how special this was. The bass was kinda strong at the stadium. This is the raw recording, which is very similar in sound to the Miami show. I am not sure about the bass, though. If the bass is too heavy, can someone with the proper skills reduce it and re-post? I might just be imagining this, though. Please let me know your thoughts."

"This is just the second U2 concert ever in Nashville, 29 years and 7 months after the first. It is also the first U2 concert anywhere in the state of Tennessee since 14 May 1997,
Memphis. The snippet of The Wanderer is quite lengthy, running to two verses. At the end of the show, Bono pulls a member of the crowd on stage to play guitar; he performs All I Want Is You with the band, dedicating it to his wife."

All I Want is You was a "Grand Finale" in a way that only U2 can do, inviting a blind guy to the stage to play guitar and after the song finished, Bono gives the guy his green Gretsch, as a gift. I guess every U2 fan feels giften too. You can download "All I Want is You" through a link in the song name, as a sample.

01. Intro
02. Even Better Than The Real Thing
03. The Fly
04. Mysterious Ways
05. Until The End Of The World
06. I Will Follow
07. Get On Your Boots
08. Bono Talks
09. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
10. The Wanderer*
11. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
12. Beautiful Day intro
13. Beautiful Day / Space Oddity*
14. Elevation
15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Zooropa Intro
18. Zooropa
19. City Of Blinding Lights
20. Vertigo
21. Miss you* / I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight /Discothèque* /Psycho Killer* /Life During Wartime*
22. Sunday Bloody Sunday
23. Scarlet
24. Walk On /You'll Never Walk Alone*
25. One
26. Amazing Grace*
27. Where The Streets Have No Name
28. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
29. With Or Without You
30. Moment Of Surrender
31. Blind Guitarist Gets On Stage
32. All I Want Is You  (sound sample, entire song)

* Snippet





  1. I don't understand how to download from this?
    When I download it there are only pictures, a link to this website, and a txt file. Where is the music???

  2. Yeah, I can't get it to download either. Any ideas?

  3. What about reading the TXT file inside???? what about reading the last lines??? This is the only idea!

  4. Thank you Numb.