U2 Red Rocks DVD – Initial Review

“What can I say really, what can I say? You know at first we wanted to make this film in the sunshine here at Red Rocks, then we realized that would be very wrong for this group…. This is what’s right for this group and this film, this film’s going all over the world as a record of tonight…. You want to say hello to Japan? Say hello to Japan!” – Bono

Out of Control, Twilight, An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart

The first four tracks on the Live at Red Rocks DVD. The first four songs in the concert. All previously unreleased.

The U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD is a fantastically remastered release.

The VHS release was missing 5 songs from the concert and the first track on the VHS tape was Surrender which is fourth on the DVD.

To see the concert from the beginning, starting with the incredible energy of the band in Out of Control, is a real treat.

The Edge has done a fantastic job on the remastering and regrading on this project. The 5.1 sound mix makes the original release in” VHS hi-fi Stereo” sound like the crap it really was.

I’ve listened to portions of the director’s commentary and it’s fascinating. Among his comments, he thanked the helicopter pilot and crew for getting into the air for the aerial shots for the intro and the concert. Unfortunately, the helicopter pilot, Peter Peelgrane, died in 1995 as a result of injuries suffered in a crash in 1992.

Another review coming a bit later.

Red Rocks Memories – voices of fans who were there

A great video clip with voices of fans who attended the legendary U2 concert at Red Rocks. Also included is commentary from photographer Greg Wigler, who took many of the most widely published photos at the concert.

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Voices from Red Rocks: Memories of U2’s Greatest Concert

U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD Released – Available Today

The day that many of us have been waiting for for years has arrived. The release of the live concert at Red Rocks that turned U2 into a world renowned band is finally available on DVD.

Live at Red Rocks contains 5 unreleased tracks, remastered video and a 5.1 sound mix.

If you are any kind of U2 fan and have never seen this concert, you owe it to yourself to spend a measly $14 or whatever and get this right now.

Check out your local music retailer or the U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD order pages at Amazon. Click here to find out how to order in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany.

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2 days until U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD is released.

A reader in Australia comments:

“well for those of us down under, we are a few days into our red rocks dvd and loving it! it’s so raw! there is so much energy and attack and they – all of them – push every moment to the extreme. the weather seems harsher, the mists seem mistier and bono’s jeans definetly seem tighter on DVD. worth the wait!”

U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD details and release date

The U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD will be officially released September 29, 2008. The band will release ‘Live At Red Rocks’ on September 29, along with reissuing the accompanying live album, ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’.

The show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado was recorded in 5 June 1983 and the new format of the concert will featured five previously unreleased songs (FANTASTIC!), plus a a director’s commentary.

The new film will be available in a deluxe edition with both the DVD and CD, and separate editions. ‘Under a Blood Red Sky’ is also available on vinyl.

The ‘Live At Red Rocks’ tracklisting is:

‘Out Of Control’
‘Twilight’
‘An Cat Dubh’
‘Into The Heart’
‘Surrender’
‘Two Hearts Beat As One’
‘Seconds’
‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’
‘Cry’
‘The Electric Co’
‘October’
‘New Year’s Day’
‘I Threw A Brick Through A Window’
‘A Day Without Me’
‘Gloria’
‘Party Girl’
’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’
‘I Will Follow’
’40’

‘Under A Blood Red Sky”s tracklisting is:

‘Gloria’
’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’
‘I Will Follow’
‘Party Girl’
‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’
‘The Electric Co’
‘New Year’s Day’
’40’

From nme.com

I can’t wait to see this as soon as it comes out.