Monday, September 12, 2011

U2 - 1997-08-18 - Nuremberg, Germany (Earpiece - FLAC)

U2 - 1997-08-18 - Nuremberg, Germany (Earpiece - FLAC)
Venue: Zeppelinfield

Sound Quality:
Excellent earpiece feed.

Support: Silver CD
Integral: Selected Songs

Review taken from "Justin's U2 CD-R Trading Page", run by Justin Cook: "This is a professional bootleg. It was issued on silver CDs and includes color artwork. However, no mention is made of the bootleg label that produced the recording. The only clue lies on the discs, which say "U2 Nurnberg 1997 Part 1" and "U2 Nurnberg 1997 Part 2" along with the codes "U2N 971" and "U2N 972".
Regardless of who pressed this bootleg, the material is famous by now. It is the same earpiece recording that is featured on "Pop Explosion - Music In My Ear". However, this recording does not contain the annoying "pops" between tracks that are on "Pop Explosion...". The bonus tracks are from the earpiece recording of the Hannover concert two days later.


Disc 1:
01. Mofo
02. I Will Follow
03. Gone
04. Even Better Than The Real Thing
05. Last Night On Earth
06. Until The End Of The World
07. New Year's Day
08. Pride (in The Name Of Love)
09. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
10. All I Want Is You
11. Staring At The Sun
12. Daydream Believer (edge Karaoke)
13. Miami
14. Bullet The Blue Sky

Disc 2:
01. Please
02. Where The Streets Have No Name
03. Discotheque
04. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
05. With Or Without You
06. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
07. Mysterious Ways
08. One
09. Wake Up Dead Man
10. Suspicious Mind

CD 1 & 2 (01-07) : Nuremberg - August 18th, 1997
CD 2 (08-10) : Hannover - August 20th, 1997

U2 - 2005-06-29 - Cardiff, Wales (FLAC)

U2 - 2005-06-29 - Cardiff, Wales (FLAC)
Venue: Millenium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Taper: Petrock2000

Source Info: Icom ICR5 > Sharp MT877 MD in SP Mono

Mastered in Adobe Audition 3.0, Har-Bal 2.0 and Izotope Ozone 3.0

Additional info: Starts of with a crew IEM and quickly switches to what I assume is Bono's IEM. 'ave it. Dedicated to sharebear

Disc 1
01. Vertigo
02. I Will Follow
03. The Cry / The Electric Co.
04. Elevation
05. New Year's Day
06. Beautiful Day/When The Rain Comes/ Here Comes The Sun
07. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08. All I Want Is You
09. City Of Blinding Lights
10. Miracle Drug
11. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
12. Love And Peace Or Else
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Bullet The Blue Sky

Disc 2
01. Running To Stand Still
02. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
03. Where The Streets Have No Name
04. One
05. Zoo Station
06. The Fly
07. With Or Without You
08. All Because Of You
09. Yahweh
10. Vertigo

Yes - 2011-08-04 - San Diego, CA (FLAC)

Yes - 2011-08-04 - San Diego, CA (FLAC)
Venue: Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
Shelter Island, San Diego CA

Lineage:  Third row center > Blue Mikey > iPhone 3GS using Blue FiRe > Audacity for trim and track cuts, saved as wavs > xACT for FLAC conversion and checksum > to You and I.  No sound processing other than conversion.

Recording notes:
"This was the end of the Progressive Tour (July - August) across the US.  The previous night in Mountain View was the last shared bill with Styx; this night was Yes-only. The band filled out the setlist by adding Steve's acoustic solo, debuting Into The Storm, and adding Machine Messiah.  Tempus Fugit began with Steve energetically jumping up and down to count out the start. The crowd was completely engaged throughout the show, which fed the band to give a great performance. Humphreys is a high stage with the speaker cabinets placed under the front of the stage rather than stacked on the sides.  Sound levels in the third row were pretty high so there is not much in way of dynamics or stereo separation in this recording. This was my first night using the Mikey/iPhone combination that I was able to capture a full concert.  A little capsule handling noise is present here and there. 
This is definitely an audience recording. The audience was really into this show, a few times to the point of distraction as your can hear. For some reason Californians seem to have an urge to blurt out their feelings to complete strangers.  When Benoit is introducing "And You And I" and mentions it is from 1972, the woman in front shouts "Class of '72!".  I was afraid that she was going to describe her whole high school career in finite detail to everyone within six rows. As the majesty of the song unfolds, however, she quietens. All in all, the crowd was either up on their feet clapping along and whooping, or sitting and listening intently. They responded with sustained cheers for the encore. As the band mentions, a nice way to wrap the tour". (vin2010, Aug 18, 2011)

01 - Pre-Concert ambience
02 - FFH Overture (pre-recorded)
03 - Tempus Fugit
04 - Yours Is No Disgrace
05 - Heart Of The Sunrise
06 - I've Seen All Good People
07 - We Can Fly From Here
08 - And You And I
09 - Steve's solo-:Intersection Blues
10 - Into The Storm
11 - Machine Messiah
12 - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
13 - Starship Trooper
14 - Roundabout

If burning to CD, a good place to split this show is after 08-And You And I.  The end of that track is 63 minutes into the show.

Yes Line Up:
Benoit David: vocals, acoustic guitar and incidental percussion
Geoff Downes: keyboards
Steve Howe: guitars
Chris Squire: basses and pedals, vocals
Alan White: drums and electronic percussion  


Yes - 2011-08-02 - Los Angeles, CA (FLAC)

Yes - 2011-08-02 - Los Angeles, CA (FLAC)
venue: The Greek Theater

Lineage:  Fourth row in front of Benoit -> Blue Mikey -> iPhone 3GS using Blue FiRe -> Audacity for trim, track cuts and EQ  -> xACT for FLAC conversion and checksum -> to You and I.

Note: Not quite a complete concert.  Missing end of Yours Is No Disgrace and beginning of Heart Of The Sunrise.

Recording notes:
"Shane Alexander opened, followed by Styx, then Yes. This seat location had a good mix of stage monitors and PA so the recording has more depth compared to the San Diego show. No nearby talkers in this show, just a few whoopers, but there is plenty of crowd noise audible in the quieter passages. Several times during the show Steve gave the evil eye to some talkers right in front of him, and at one point he mentions "so some of your *are* listening!". Enjoy, vin2010.

Thanks to vin2010 for sharing this.

Thanks goes out to the taper. Without the tapers and their generosity we wouldn't get to experience the music! 

If burning to CD, a good disk split point is after 08-Owner Of A Lonely Heart, which is nearly 57 minutes into the show.

01. FFH Overture (pre-recorded)
02. Tempus Fugit
03. Yours Is No Disgrace (incomplete)
04. Heart Of The Sunrise (incomplete)
05. I've Seen All Good People
06. Fly From Here
07. And You And I
08. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
09. Starship Trooper
10. Roundabout

Yes Line Up:
Benoit David, vocals, acoustic guitar and bongos
Geoff Downes, keyboards
Steve Howe, guitars
Chris Squire, bass and pedals, vocal
Alan White, drums and electronic percussion


U2 - 2001-06-02 - Albany, NY (FLAC - IEM MATRIX)

U2 - 2001-06-02 - Albany, NY (FLAC - IEM MATRIX)
Venue: Pepsi Center (now Times Union Arena)

IEM/Audience matrix
Remaster by CPTwister / Shared by ThePhog (Thank both !)

Bono IEM: recorded by NS (noahark2)
Lineage:  Mono scanner > Sony MD Master > CD-R > WAV > FLAC
Audience recording recorded by?
Duration: 127 min 38 sec
Lineage:  Sony TCD-D8 + Sonic Studios DSM-6S > DAT Master > CD-R > WAV > FLAC

ThePhog Notes:
"Bono is definitely having vocal trouble and is clearly not feeling well at this show and asks the crowd to help him get through it several times. Not an awful show, but not a great one either. It is interesting to hear Bono get through a show when he is obviously sick. The IEM of this show was traded without consent a LONG time ago but still managed to stay somewhat uncirculated by some miracle. But it became known through a third party that it was being shopped for trades by a particular person without asking. She became known for doing this and similar types of things quite frequently. Based on the “source” of the SLC 01 soundboard recording this upload will make sense to those in the know.  Again, thanks for the SLC soundboard upload! It is a very nice recording. The show was obviously traded quite heavily, even more than I thought by the source (makes you wonder how much jeopardy that Delta Center employee’s job was really in! ;) ). I’m sure some of you will bitch about this upload. Thanks! You make it easier to possibly not share anything further. To the rest of you, thanks for your support, maybe something else will get shared if things calm down and there is not the usual vocal minority bitching. Too many IEMs from the 2010/11 tour are being uploaded drawing lots of attention all over for the 360 tour. May not happen but scrambled or encrypted IEM signals are a possibility as a result of that. U2’s crew have recently added the “fan cam” again which was used on Vertigo to basically bust tapers. You do the math. So we are not going to contribute to that kind of attention any further for now, especially 360 shows. We want to do what we can to ensure this type of recording can still be captured in the future and at least on the rest of this tour. Some people have way too many “demands” and are way too impatient on here also. It is just not worth it. If a true uncirculated soundboard or IEM that we do not already have is uploaded we may reconsider our position. By uncirculated I mean a show that several dozen people (if not more) are not already in possession of like SLC 01 was. Hopefully there are no further hassles with this upload and all is smooth going forward. Thanks to the Albany audience recording taper. Thanks to NS for his IEM recording". ThePhog

CPTwister Matrixing/Remastering Notes:
"Both recordings have issues. The audience source was very distant and lacked a lot of high end. There is some stray audience clapping/talking but nothing too distracting. The IEM recording was recorded in mono with the volume to high causing it to be slightly overloaded or “hot” on the high end. This can still be heard in the matrix as there is not much you can do to alleviate it completely. The IEM was a very clean recording in that there were very few static bursts or flares. There are fades at the end of Stay and the beginning of Bad due to a disc change for the IEM recording; some music is lost as a result. Using Audio Lab 12, I matrixed the recordings to get them to sync up reasonably well. I put the IEM higher in the mix just because that’s how I personally prefer it. I brought up the bass slightly on both recordings. The second half of my IEM CDR seems to be a slightly lower volume, I tried to adjust it to make it the same as the first half, but the first half (up to Stay) still sounds a bit more overloaded or crisp, if that makes sense. That’s basically it; I did not add a lot or take away much. You can only do so much with the material you have to work with and I wasn’t going to waste a lot of time trying to fine tune this show. Combining the audience recording was the best option due to the overload on the IEM feed. Typically I do a layering matrixing technique when re mastering mono or single feed IEMs and an audience source is not necessary most of the time for my taste. The IEM brings out the details in Bono’s vocal and the instruments that were not as present in the audience recording and the audience recording helps alleviate some of the IEM overload and gives it a fuller sound. Overall I think it is a better listening experience combined. I could not find the audience taper info here or in my own records. If they are still out there and have a problem being part of this matrix please PM The Phog or myself." CPT (MB)

01. Elevation [4:18]
02. Beautiful Day [4:41]
03. Until The End Of The World [5:10]
04. Mysterious Ways / Sexual Healing* [6:03]
05. Bono Speech / In My Life*[1:57]
06. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of [5:40]
07. Kite [5:24]
08. Gone [5:02]
09. New York [5:45]
10. I Will Follow [5:43]
11. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Get Up Stand Up* / Johnny Was* [7:16]
12. Desire / Not Fade Away* / 1969* / Van Morrison's Gloria* [5:55]
13. Stay (Faraway, So Close! - fade out) [6:10]
14. Bad / The Drugs Don't Work* / Time is on My Side* / 40* (fade in) [6:50]
15. Psalm 116* / Where The Streets Have No Name [6:07]
16. Pride (in the name of love) [6:09]
17. Encore Break [2:41]
18. Bullet The Blue Sky [7:23]
19. With Or Without You [5:55]
20. The Fly [9:26]
21. One / Unchained Melody* [6:53]
22. Walk On [7:10]

* Snippet

U2 - 1992-04-06 - Houston, TX (FLAC)

U2 - 1992-04-06 - Houston, TX (FLAC)
Venue: The Summit
Source: CDR (Trade) > EAC > WAV > FLAC (Level 6)
Bootleg: "I Broke My Television"
Excellent Audience

Thanks diggitydog for sharing.

Disc 1:
01. Zoo Station
02. The Fly
03. Even Better Than The Real Thing
04. Mysterious Ways
05. One
06. Until The End Of The World
07. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
08. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
09. Angel Of Harlem
10. Satellite Of Love

Disc 2:
01. Bad
02. All I Want Is You
03. Bullet The Blue Sky
04. Running To Stand Still
05. Where The Streets Have No Name
06. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
07. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08. Desire
09. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
10. With Or Without You
11. Love Is Blindness