Wednesday, July 23, 2008
U2 - Live In Paris 1987 - Music Review
This live recording from the Joshua Tree Tour was originally released as a DVD as part of the Joshua Tree Super Deluxe Edition released November 20, 2007. Now they have released the audio version of the record on iTunes. The concert was performed at Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris, on July 4 1987.
Personally I would highly recommend purchasing the Joshua Tree Super Deluxe Edition as it has 2 cds the second is all unreleased material and then the DVD. You can link to it here to see what's all part of it. Sure you have Rattle & Hum, but it's not a full show, it's a documentary.
I have always wanted to hear a full blown official live recording from The Joshua Tree Tour. I have a great recording of the Chicago show from 04/29/1987 at Rosemont Horizon, but it's still a bootleg. Now we have a full blown live audio show from this tour. The DVD is also amazing, but this is cool because I can throw it in the car and hear it as well as at work on the iPod.
I still think of all the tours I've seen, this one was by far the best. It's been great seeing them on the various tours such as The Zoo Tour, Pop Mart, Elevation and The last one they did, but nothing compared to the energy and the way they played on the Joshua Tree Tour.
Even though I had listened to them in the early years and they toured, this was really my first opportunity to see them in concert and I think The Joshua Tree has always been one of my favorite albums ever made.
The Paris show has some great tunes on it, you get a mix of the classics and the new songs from The Joshua Tree. In those days they still ended the shows with "40" as well and I always am happy when they walk off the stage and the crowd sits and sings for about 10 more minutes, the best finishing song for sure.
I highly recommend picking this one up from iTunes, it's just awesome to hear U2 live from this tour.
1. I Will Follow
2. Trip Through Your Wire
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
5. The Unforgettable Fire
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday
8. In God's Country
9. Electric Co.
12. New Year's Day
14. Bullet the Blue Sky
15. Running to Stand Still
16. With or Without You
17. Party Girl