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Under A Blood Red Sky / Live At Red Rocks (Remastered) (CD & DVD)

Artist: U2

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  U2 at Red Rocks

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A fantastic DVD and great CD well worth buying!
To answer bassm99 question the missing section in the middle of Electric Co was removed for copyright reasons as Bono sang a section of "Send in the Clowns" because of this U2 had to pay royalities on each record sold as the owners of that song sued for royalties so on the CD version of this section of Electric Co was removed.( and I think it was edited further again on later reissues of the CD) Another interesting note is that not all the tracks on the Red Rocks CD are of that concert one or two are in fact from other concerts in Germany etc around the same time period and tour.

  Re : Remaster CD query

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The missing section you mention was cut from the original CD when it was released years ago, this was so the data would fit onto the CD`s available at the time. When it was remastered, I can only imagine it was remastered from the CD version, rather than the LP version.

  Remaster CD query

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Love the CD, have done since it's release in '83 (back in the days of the beloved vinyl). Just a query with the version of The Electric Co. During the middle of the song when the band slows down, I thought it sounded odd or something was missing. I checked my original CD to find that it has about 20 seconds of a pounding bass rhythm on it that has been deleted from the remaster. WHY? Also I think on the original vinyl over the bass section Bono was singing, which was removed from the original CD. So 3 different items & 3 different versions. What is going on. I know it's a picky thing to point out, but it does bug me for some reason. The stupid thing is I got rid of my vinyl version a few years back, so now i'm missing the full version of this song. Does anyone know why this could happen? Depite this query, the CD is U2 at their very best, PLAYING LIVE!!! It may only last for 8 songs, but it serves it's purpose & shows off U2 for the blistering live band they were & still are.

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  How Long To Sing This Song.....?

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Londoncalling is bang on the money. This is(for me), u2 at their most powerful and rocking. This performance is what sealed them on the way to becoming the biggest band in the world(which the old fans back in '83 already knew anyway..lol)... Never mind live aid in 1985.. This is the real deal right here.

Great to see two hearts getting an airing, a true lost classic. Buy this this dvd/cd and see how u2 really rocked out back in the day.

  As good as live music gets

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Back in 1983, long before the lights, glitz, and mega money stadium tours, U2 produced one of the defining live performances in music history. Although Live At The Red Rocks was a small affair by comparison, a venue that's tucked away deep in Colorado, it is about as good as it gets when it comes to a concert captured on film. And to think, due to bad weather, this gig may never have happened. But It did, and believe me, we are all the better for it.
The bands energy, their tightness, even Bono's showmanship are all on display here in some of their best songs like 11 O'clock Tick Tock, Gloria, Electric Co, A Day Without Me, and I Through A Brick. Even the more popular songs (of the time) like New Years Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday and I Will Follow are all performed without fault. And due to it's 25th anniversary, it has now been given the remastered treatment which can only give this more clarity it so richly deserves.
Depending on when you got into U2, may determine what kind of sound you prefer of theirs. If you don't know this particular time in their history, I still cannot recommend it enough. If you just like live music, believe me, this is stunning.
The CD never carried as many tracks as the old VHS version did, and it looks like it will be the same case as with the DVD - however, you can't go wrong with owning both. Perfect.

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