Tuesday, June 6, 2017

U2 2015-05-18 Shark Tank San Jose, Ca

Shark Tank
San Jose, Ca
May 18,2015

Recorded by Daspyknows

Recorded on floor under one of the stacks mics pointed up.
Schoeps MK41 w/NBox Tascam DR-2D 24 Bit 48K

Processed using Soundforge 11, resample, to 16bit 44.1K
TLH to convert to Flac

Master 2015.16

1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
2. Out of Control
3. Vertigo
(with 'Do You Remember Rock n'… more )
4. I Will Follow
5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  (with 'Mofo' snippet)
6. Cedarwood Road
7. Song for Someone
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
(acoustic; without final verse)
9. Raised by Wolves
10. Until the End of the World

Set 2:
11. Invisible
12. Even Better Than the Real Thing
13. Mysterious Ways
(with 'Burning Down The House'… more )
14. When Love Comes to Town
15. Angel of Harlem
16. Every Breaking Wave
17.Bullet the Blue Sky
  (with '19' snippet)
18. Pride (In the Name of Love)
(with 'The Hands That Built America' intro)
19. Beautiful Day
(with 'I Remember You' snippet)
20. With or Without You
21. Crowd
22. City of Blinding Lights
23. Where the Streets Have No Name
(with 'Mother and Child… more )
24.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Note: 'The Troubles' was initially on the setlist between 'Beautiful Day' and
'With or Without You' but was dropped   

I scored GA tickets for the first night of U2 in San Jose figuring the usual sound
configuration.  Unfortunately U2 likes to run around so they build a new stage and
sound configuration.  The stacks are mounted on the ceiling pointed towards the
sides.  This meant pointing the mics straight up underneath one of the stacks which
is far from ideal.  Seems best taping seats are front row upper deck.  The result
of this wacky configuration is a muddy echoey sound.  The one upside of this was
the area I stood was basically empty except for people going past me likes the tides
as Bono or the rest of the band played one end of the stage or the other.  This means
minimal close crowd noise.  The other issue was trying to stanf looking straight
forward without looking too obvious staring straight at a security guard with lots
of security walking past.  I was not expecting a good recording but pleasantly
surprised with the listen on my drive home.  Sound nothing like my Joshua Tree
recordings but will more than suffice as a reproduction of the show and the sound.
The show was a good mix of old and new and the band was having fun.  They seem well
rehearsed and ready for a solid tour.  Nice tribute to BB King. Looking forward to
night 2 where I have hopefully better taping seats.

Just the basic taper requests here and please no vitriol:
Don't be an ass by selling this or using it in a video that is sold
Don't modify the info file
Don't remaster and/or post on other sites that are not 100% free
If shared keep info file intact but create a second file with any changes
Don't convert to lossy formats except for personal use
Do support the artists


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