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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.

Memories of U2 at Red Rocks

Here’s a great first person account of the U2 Concert at Red Rocks, June 5, 1983. If you were there and would like to share your memories here, please leave a short comment below and I’ll contact you. Thanks.
Memories of U2 at Red Rocks
I graduated high school in 1981, here in Colorado Springs.
I had already caught U2 on it’s first tour at the Rainbow Music Hall in Denver, Co. and, the October tour as well here. I still have the set list for the U2 Boy tour which includes, “I Will Follow” played twice that evening!
I was also in a band and, we we’re covering alot of U2 tunes at the time so, seeing them made it that much more exciting and , important to us too!
We had camped out for our tickets for the Red Rocks show. That’s how you used to do it back in the day if you wanted good seats. We got general admission tickets which meant we could get close to the stage ,if we got up there early enough.
I went to the concert with my friends piled up in my ,73 Camaro LT, with 8track player still! LOL
We we’re very psyched about the show. The weather was terrible, it was raining and it was very cold. Red Rocks really doesn’t have any shelter. I really thought they we’re going to cancel the concert because it was raining so hard that day.
It ended up that the Alarm and the Divinyls did not go on as scheduled. Finally, U2 hit the stage and
I think was surprised at how many people were still there in attendance.
U2 had us in the palm of their hands that evening. They played with so much emotion and, seemed like they we’re out to prove something too. The crowd loved all the “War” material and, I enjoyed hearing songs from, ”October.”
We happened to be in the first 20 rows. I had my Mod raincoat with me, because I was bootlegging the show, with my cassette recorder! I still have the tape but, haven’t listened to it in ages.
The lights at Red Rocks and ,the fog made for such an incredible sight.
Also, Bono was waving a flag around and it made for such an incredible visual too.
The songs I remember the most we’re, New Years Day, Party Girl, I Will Follow, Sunday Bloody Sunday.
I have been too alot of great shows and, every band has one of them in them but, I will always remember this show because U2 did’nt have to play this show, they could have packed it in.
The fact that they came out and, wore their hearts on their sleeve and, made us apart of the experience was special and gained them that much more respect.
Also, they played the next night at McNichols Arena for free! All you had to do was to bring your ticket stub in!
I was glad I was there, I am looking forward to the new DVD release and, that concert will always be special because not everyone was at that particular show. There are some shows that are legendary and the U2 at Red Rocks is up there with the greats!
Thanks for letting me put more than my 2 cents worth! LOL
Dave Arvizu

U2 Deluxe Edition Box Set Available

There’s a great U2 box set available now that covers all of U2’s early material. I’m planning to order this as a must have for my U2 collection. The U2 Deluxe Edition Box Set This is currently only available through Amazon.com .
6 discs are included many, many unreleased tracks. Here’s a listing of the tracks:

Disc No. 1
1. I Will Follow
2. Twilight
3. An Cat Dubh
4. Into The Heart
5. Out Of Control
6. Stories For Boys
7. The Ocean
8. A Day Without Me
9. Another Time, Another Place
10. The Electric Co.
11. Shadows And Tall Trees

Disc No. 2
1. I Will Follow (Previously Unreleased Mix)
2. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
3. Touch
4. Speed Of Life (Previously Unreleased Track)
5. Saturday Night (Previously Unreleased Track)
6. Things To Make And Do
7. Out Of Control
8. Boy-Girl
9. Stories For Boys
10. Another Day
11. Twilight
12. Boy-Girl (Live at The Marquee, London)
13. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Live at The Marquee, London – Previously Unreleased Version)
14. Cartoon World (Live at The National Stadium, Dublin – Previously Unreleased Track)

Disc No. 3
1. Gloria
2. I Fall Down
3. I Threw A Brick Through A Window
4. Rejoice
5. Fire
6. Tomorrow
7. October
8. With A Shout
9. Stranger In A Strange Land
10. Scarlet
11. Is That All

Disc No. 4
1. Gloria (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
2. I Fall Down (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
3. I Threw A Brick Through A Window (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
4. Fire (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
5. October (Live at Hammersmith Palais, London)
6. With A Shout (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
7. Scarlet (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
8. I Threw A Brick Through A Window (Richard Skinner BBC Session)
9. A Celebration
10. J. Swallo
11. Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl
12. I Will Follow (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
13. The Ocean (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
14. The Cry/Electric Co. (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
15. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock (Live at Paradise Theatre, Boston)
16. I Will Follow (Live From Hattem, Netherlands)
17. Tomorrow (Bono & Adam Clayton, Common Ground Remix)

Disc No. 5
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Seconds
3. New Year’s Day
4. Like A Song…
5. Drowning Man
6. The Refugee
7. Two Hearts Beat As One
8. Red Light
9. Surrender
10. “40”

Disc No. 6
1. Endless Deep
2. Angels Too Tied To The Ground (Previously Unreleased Track)
3. New Year’s Day (7″ single edit)
4. New Year’s Day (USA Remix)
5. New Year’s Day (Ferry Corsten Extended Vocal Mix)
6. New Year’s Day (Ferry Corsten Vocal Radio Mix)
7. Two Hearts Beat As One (Long Mix)
8. Two Hearts Beat As One (USA Remix)
9. Two Hearts Beat As One (Club Version)
10. Treasure (Whatever Happened to Pete The Chop)

This fantastic collection is available for pre-order now and will be released July 29 (delayed one week) only at Amazon. Click here for more ordering information and pricing. Thanks.

U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD release date delayed

According to Amazon.com, the U.S. release date for U2’s “Live at Red Rocks” DVD Deluxe version is now September 23, 2008 instead of August.

However, it is available for pre-order as of yesterday. If you want to get your name in there right away, try this link: U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD

What is included in the deluxe edition is not specified but I’ll try to find out and report back.

U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD U.K. release date changed

The original release date for the U2 Live at Red Rocks DVD in the U.K. and Germany appeared to be tomorrow, July 7. However, checking with Amazon.co.uk, the date is now August 18, 2008. A bit disappointing, but this is more in line with the North American release which was originally scheduled for August.

Under a Blood Red Sky – tribute concert, June 5, 2008

The U2 tribute band Under a Blood Red Sky played a special concert June 5, 2008 at the Gothic Theatre. For those of us who couldn’t attend, here is a summary of the performance from manager Brent Cranmer:

The show at the Gothic Theatre was amazing. We had a fantastic production with
several hundred U2 fans. Under A Blood Red Sky was introduced to the crowd
by replaying Barry Fay’s original introduction from the original Live At Red
Rocks video. With the concert under way, Under A Blood Red Sky recreated the
original Red Rocks show (complete with the original torches) to commemorate
the 1983 Red Rocks event.

As the crowd chanted to 40, original scenes from the 1983 video played on
the giant screen along with clips from Under A Blood Red Sky’s performance
of the same from our August 21, 2007 sell out at Red Rocks.

As UABRS retook the stage, the fans were treated to all of U2’s greatest
hits, including a special performance of Red Hill Mining Town with Xiren
accompanying the band on guitar and then as Bono for All I Want Is You.

Fans, young and old, were treated to a U2 concert experience of a life
time!!!

Full set list:
1. Out Of Control
2. Ah Cat Dubh
3. Surrender
4. Two Hearts Beat As
5. Sunday Bloody
6. Electric CO.
7. New Year’s Day
8. Gloria
9. Party Girl
10. 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
11. I Will Follow
12. 40
13. Elevation
14. Beautiful Day
15. Vertigo
16. Zoo Station
17. The Fly
18. Mysterious Ways
19. Red Hill Mining Town
20. All I want Is You
21. Where the Streets Have No Name
22. Pride
23. Bad
24. Bullet the Blue Sky
25. With or Without