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Under a Blood Red Sky- Red Rocks 1983 6 7.41%
Amnesty International 1986 0 0%
Rattle and Hum 1987-88 9 11.11%
ZOOTV Live From Sydney 1993 38 46.91%
Popmart 14 17.28%
Boston 2001 14 17.28%
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Old 06-20-2002, 01:41 PM   #21
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i voted zoo tv as being the best concert movie, although i would say it'd be best to introduce someone with red rocks. for me, i would introduce them to the band chronologically, starting with the early stuff and eventually working my way to today's stuff. after all, chances are they've at least already heard some new stuff, but they may have never heard of "i will follow" if they're younger.

this way, jumping from red rocks to something like popmart would not necessarily be a good idea, since it would raise a lot of and from someone who wasn't following the band at least slightly back then. i'm probably not even making any sense.
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:05 PM   #22
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While I like all the video's, the true heart of U2 is best shown on the Red Rocks video. ZOO TV is more of a specific phase of the bands career, and new people may have trouble seeing the passion and heart of U2 with all the distractions. None of these distractions exist on RED ROCKS! Thats why its the best to show to another person first. Its also an Amazing live performance, perhaps their best of all the video's from the different era's. There are to many people out there, especially Dave Matthews Band fans who look at ZOO TV and POPMART and are turned off but they have never seen or know of the RED ROCKS video which I think they would find more interesting at first. A better way to break the ICE with the skeptical types.
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:13 PM   #23
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Funny, I would never ever use Red Rocks to introduce someone to U2. I always think of that one as 'for fans only' perhaps because I am always so annoyed by the, what, 3? camera angles, the main one being looking up at Bono. Interesting to think of it as a U2 primer, but I'd still go with the best rock & roll show ever:

ZOOTV

hands down
no contest
the best
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Although for certain people, like my 50+ year old boss, I'd go with Rattle & Hum.
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Old 06-20-2002, 11:19 PM   #24
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Oh gosh, forget camera angles! Its about the spirit of the show that is captured on film, not some technical stuff like that. ZOO TV Sydney is great don't get me wrong, but there are alot of people who are not into U2 precisly because of ZOO TV. They have not seen or heard about Red Rocks though. Red Rocks is unlikely to turn off any music fan, where as the multi-media extravanganza would really piss some music purist off. While each video is a snapshot of the band at a certain point in its career, the spirit of the band is more easily seen in Red Rocks.
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Old 06-21-2002, 12:01 AM   #25
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ZooTV, definitely. I really like the Popmart video, though -- it's probably my second favourite.
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Old 06-21-2002, 02:38 AM   #26
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i wasn't aware that the amnesty tour was documented and released commercially on video. i mean i knew it was recorded because i've seen snippets of performances through out the years.
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POPMART IT IS!
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Old 06-21-2002, 04:07 PM   #28
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Actually Amnesty was just shown on MTV, it has not been released comercially though.
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Old 06-21-2002, 10:29 PM   #29
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I have to go with Under A Blood Red Sky because of the atmosphere and U2 in its simplest form... (and because of the mullets of course ).
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ZOO is my favorite but I also think it is the best one that most people who aren't real fans would like.
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