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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.

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