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which tour was best captured on film/video?
« on: February 26, 2011, 10:03:47 AM »
While my fave U2 tour is still Popmart, I don't really feel the essence of either it or Zoo TV was ever captured on film or video. That kind of insanity has to be experienced in person.

Elevation gets it.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 10:04:58 AM »
I think its the Elevation tour with Slane and Boston

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 10:10:11 AM »
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I think its the Elevation tour with Slane and Boston

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 10:26:31 AM »
Hm... 360 and Vertigo DVDs, what I've seen of them, did nothing for me.
And I guess if you don't have prior knowledge on the topic you won't understand the Zoo TV or PopMart DVDs AT ALL. I still don't get PopMart...
So yeah, Elevation it is.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 11:55:01 AM »
Live at Red Rocks is as close as we get to witnessing a defining singular moment in Rock 'n Roll history, so that one is definitely up there.  My favorite will always be Zoo TV live from Sydney, but I also love PopMart live from Mexico City (the lighters going off in the crowd during New Year's Day and With or Without You are SO FREAKING COOL!) and U2 Go Home Live from Slane Castle.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 11:59:30 AM »
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While my fave U2 tour is still Popmart, I don't really feel the essence of either it or Zoo TV was ever captured on film or video. That kind of insanity has to be experienced in person.

Elevation gets it.

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I think the Mexico City and Sydney performances of their respective tours were superb.

Although I think any Zoo TV show without Desire, Ultraviolet, Tryin' To Throw Your Arms, and Bad doesn't really capture the essence of Zoo TV.



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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 09:09:05 PM »
Under a Blood Red Sky, Live From Boston , and U2 Go Home best sum up the tours since there's not much with effects going on at the beginning.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 10:22:00 PM »
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While my fave U2 tour is still Popmart, I don't really feel the essence of either it or Zoo TV was ever captured on film or video. That kind of insanity has to be experienced in person.

Elevation gets it.

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I think the Mexico City and Sydney performances of their respective tours were superb.

Although I think any Zoo TV show without Desire, Ultraviolet, Tryin' To Throw Your Arms, and Bad doesn't really capture the essence of Zoo TV.


That's true, but the addition of Dirty Day, Daddy's gonna pay and Numb really bridged the gap and Daddy's Gonna Pay gave MacPhisto great context...

The problem i have with Zoo TV on video is that on screen (particularly with it's 4:3 ratio), it just didn't convey the size of the whole thing. All shots of the huge stage had to be wide, and as a result were miles away. Popmart Mexico was a bit similar.

I thought U2:3D on the big screen really gave a great sense of the live show of Vertigo's stadium leg though.

I'll go with Slane I suppose.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 08:49:17 PM »
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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 01:50:56 AM »
Under A Blood Red Sky capturing the War Tour is brilliant. Zoo TV from Sydney is brilliant. I like Vertigo Tour from Chicago as well. I also think the 360 Tour from the Rose Bowl was captured really well as wel. I WAS THERE!! :D

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2011, 01:36:46 PM »
I love Red Rocks.  ;D

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2011, 02:46:05 PM »
Elevation Boston was beautiful, amazing how they captured the essence of the show.

Popmart Mexico, Zoo TV Sydney, and Slane close behind.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2011, 04:02:04 PM »
It would be pretty easy for U2 to include a bonus DVD of a never-before-seen ZOOTV show with the remastered Achtung Baby deluxe edition, but they won't.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2011, 01:22:58 AM »
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It would be pretty easy for U2 to include a bonus DVD of a never-before-seen ZOOTV show with the remastered Achtung Baby deluxe edition, but they won't.
And that show must be indoor. Before Zooropa was released.

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Re: which tour was best captured on film/video?
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2011, 01:52:10 AM »
for me the 10 songs they showed from the vertigo tour in milan.. shame they did not tape the rest of the concert