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Old 01-29-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Best concert film?

We've seen polls for favorite songs and albums, but I haven't seen anything for actually ranking all of the band's concert films to date.

How would you guys rank these concerts? Which is your favorite?

Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky (1984)
Rattle and Hum (1988)
Zoo TV: Live from Sydney (1994)
PopMart: Live from Mexico City (1998)
Elevation 2001: Live from Boston (2001)
U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (2003)
Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago (2005)
Vertigo: Live from Milan (2006)
Live from Paris (2007)
U2 3D (2008)

P.S. How in the world do you create a poll?
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Methinks you have to be a premium member.

Of the ones I have seen, I rank them:

Slane
Rattle & Hum
Vertigo (Chicago)
Zoo TV (Sydney)
Popmart (Mexico City)
3D

Are some of these bootlegs (Milan? Paris?)
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Methinks we have done this before...

Zoo TV: Live from Sydney (1994)
Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky (1984)
Rattle and Hum (1988)
PopMart: Live from Mexico City (1998)
Elevation 2001: Live from Boston (2001)
U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (2003)
Live from Paris (2007)
Vertigo 2005: Live from Chicago (2005)
U2 3D (2008)
Vertigo: Live from Milan (2006)
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Methinks you have to be a premium member.

Of the ones I have seen, I rank them:

Slane
Rattle & Hum
Vertigo (Chicago)
Zoo TV (Sydney)
Popmart (Mexico City)
3D

Are some of these bootlegs (Milan? Paris?)
Milan is a 10 song set from U218 CD/DVD set, while Paris is from the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Joshua Tree.

This may have been done before, but I thought with the recent release of the full version of Red Rocks, this may have changed some people's minds.
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it's not a big deal really, at least this isn't about the new album
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U2:3D
Live from Chicago
Zoo TV
Under a blood red sky
slane
boston
rattle and hum
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #7
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My fave will always be Red Rocks, because I actually considered going to that show but didn't. Been kicking myself for that for 25 years. Saw them in Denver two years later for Unforgettable Fire.

2. Vertigo
3. U23D
4. Boston

U23D might eventually reach number one because it's that good, but I've only seen it once.
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it's not a big deal really, at least this isn't about the new album
I know. New album =
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ZooTV
Popmart
Vertigo (Chicago)
Elevation (Boston)
UABRS
Rattle n Hum
U23D
Elevation (Slane)
Vertigo (Milan)
Joshua Tree (Paris)
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I might as well throw my rankings up here:

Live at Red Rocks
Zoo TV
U2 Go Home
Elevation
PopMart
Rattle and Hum
Vertigo
U2 3D
Paris
Milan
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:02 PM   #12
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U2 Go Home-not just the best U2 concert film- it's the best concert film EVER!

Vertigo Chicago- Good performances all around. Bono's voice sounds great! (except for during Elevation) Mysterious Ways, Running to Stand Still, New Years Day- all the performances are good here!

Elevation Boston - Best versions of Stay, Bad, WTSHNN, I Will Follow, The Fly, and Kite (except for the Sydney version of Kite but that's not on DVD!) It just takes a few songs for the band to really get into the groove of things.

PopMart- Bono's voice isn't that good at all here- But the band is probably the best I've seen them play! Plus the visuals are fantastic!

ZooTV- Amazing performances but the bad audio and video quality make it fall down the list a bit.

Milan- It has Miss Sarajevo, the best versions of ISHFWILF, Original of the Species, and Elevation. But it's only 10 tracks long.

Rattle & Hum- Pretty good. But it's hard to get past Bono's 'Kermit Voice', the bad version of 'All Along the Watchtower', and corny performances in the stadium. Helter Skelter, Desire, Van Diemen's land, and seeing BB King just being awesome are great though!

Under A Blood Red Sky- It has some good performances here & there but it's corny, it's kind of boring, and U2 didn't have that many great songs at this time so there were a few dud songs in there.

Paris- Bleh. Just..... Bleh!
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Rattle and Hum, everything else is insignificant
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #14
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Rattle and Hum for the beautiful way it is filmed. The shots are held for more than 1 second and no stupid out of focus and camera shaking shots. The black and white footage in R&H is awesome. Visually it is my favourite concert footage of any bad. It is stark but gorgeous.
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chicago's crowd starts to get a little sleepy or disinterested..........and u2 kinda senses it.......the slane dvd is very good. the boston dvd has the fly
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Dunno why the Chicago crowd are so flat. U2 put on a pretty good performance. Bono tries really hard to get them into it.
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Chicago - you have the cat routine in there, need I say more?
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1. UABRS

a good deal of daylight

2. JT Paris
3. RAH


fucking shitloads of daylight


4. Popmart Mexico
5. ZooTV Sydney
6. Vertigo Chicago
7. Elevation Boston
8. U2 3D
9. Vertigo Milan
10. Elevation Slane
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I would go with Red Rocks.
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Wow, why the dislike for U2 Go Home?
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