Live in Hyde Park is the first live album released by American band Red Hot Chili Peppers, recorded over three record-breaking nights at Hyde Park, in London on June 19, 20 and 25, 2004 during the band's Roll on the Red Tour. This article is about the live album. The rain and the torch-lit atmosphere of the surroundings made U2's performance dramatic. The film was recorded entirely at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 5 June 1983, while two songs from that show are included on the album. October is the second studio album by Irish rock band U2. The DVD was released as a one-disc standard edition and a deluxe edition with a second disc featuring bonus material and a documentary. [3] Backstage, the band members were disappointed that the crowd did not initially chant "how long to sing this song?" [8] As a result, much of the concert footage contains red streaks,[4] prompting a notice on the future home video release informing viewers that the coloured lines in the footage "are a result of special lighting effects, and are not caused by a tape defect or your equipment". The album was largely greeted as a strange and disappointing follow-up to 1989's critically acclaimed Oh Mercy.Most of the criticism was directed at the slick sound of pop producer Don Was, as well as a handful of tracks that seem rooted in children's … "[47] James Wigney of The Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Herald Sun gave the DVD a score of 5 out of 5, praising the film's concert, but stated that the "footage is still on the fuzzy side". We're going to pull the system down and we're not going to do it. It was released on 29 May 1995 by EMI in the United Kingdom and on 6 June 1995 by Columbia in the United States. These three concerts set records for the highest-grossing concerts at a single venue in history. In each of the 21 territories that the album was released, it was given its own track listing, based upon which songs were most popular locally. [14] The weather was cold enough that steam was coming out of the band members' mouths, and the Edge had difficulty playing guitar because his hands felt "frozen stiff". Following the breakthrough success of the band's previous studio album, The Joshua Tree, the Rattle and Hum project captures their continued experiences with American roots music on the Joshua Tree Tour, further incorporating elements of blues rock, folk rock, and gospel music into their sound. Thrilled, to say the least. [35], Recordings of "Twilight" and "An Cat Dubh" from the concert were featured on U2's single "Sweetest Thing" in 1998. 1 Best Album and Best LP Sleeve in the Hot Press reader's poll. Taylor's and McGuinness' original plans were to feature the video on The Tube, but trade unions objected to their limited representation on the concert crew. The album consists of live recordings from three shows on the band's War Tour, from Colorado and Boston in the US and from Germany. The album is regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; lead vocalist Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982.". "Cry / The Electric Co." was included on the video's track listing; the performance was edited to remove the excerpt of "Send in the Clowns" that was present on the previous videocassette and LaserDisc releases. Under the Red Sky is the 27th studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on September 10, 1990 by Columbia Records.. We brought extra lighting, searchlights, all kinds of stuff. Unlike the album, the film was recorded entirely at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 5 June 1983. [2] On both occasions, Fey said that U2 could never top their original performance and that returning to Red Rocks would be "foolish" and "a no-win situation" for the group. The video was directed by Gavin Taylor and produced by Rick Wurpel and Doug Stewart. The trifold digipack CD pressed in the U.S. correctly lists "The Electric Co." at 4:51 and contains the edited version of the song. King, and Harlem's New Voices of Freedom gospel choir. Critics praised the concert and the video, and it subsequently became a best-seller. [56] In April 1985, the video appeared on Billboard's Top Videocassette Sales chart at number 29, and remained on the chart for 14 weeks. Eventually, the crowd joined in; the film was edited to disguise the fact that the singing was organised. [13] In June 1986, the video was one of 10 concert films aired on television stations throughout the US as part of a series of music specials presented by the Coors Brewing Company and Radio Vision International. [8] In 2009, Relix named U2's performance at Red Rocks the 24th-best concert of all time. U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky is a concert film by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 5 November 2002 through Island Records and Interscope Records. An accompanying concert video entitled Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky was released the following year. Boy is the debut studio album by Irish rock band U2. The album was recorded during the European leg of Pink Floyd's Division Bell Tour in 1994. [38] Legal proceedings subsequently ensued to return the tapes to Wurpel and U2. The audio version of the concert includes 12 out of the 17 tracks. [27] The re-release of the film coincided with the release of a remastered version of its companion live album, Under a Blood Red Sky. It accompanied a 1983 live album entitled Under a Blood Red Sky, on which two tracks from the film appear. I can't watch that! In a number of countries, there were two versions – a single-disc version, and a double-disc version. [12] The fans that attended had to hike through the Rocky Mountains in the rain. "[1] U2's manager Paul McGuinness had long wanted to film the group for a concert video to highlight their success as a live act and to promote them to American audiences still unfamiliar with the Irish band. The radio rights were sold to American radio network NBC for inclusion in their concert series The Source. I can remember them saying, "Oh, we could be out with Asia right now!' The Edge said, "I don't think he'd ever heard anything quite so crazy in his life, going on with an outdoor show in the worst kind of weather, rain and wind in the mountains. However, in some markets, such as the United Kingdom, an extra song, "I Will Follow", is added to the track list as the opening track. He thought we'd lost our minds completely. [3], U2 and McGuinness thought that too much money had been invested to abort the concert, and they sympathised with the fans who had travelled to the venue in the poor weather. [6] Crew members used squeegees to keep rain away from the wires,[3] although the assistant of recording engineer Randy Ezratty still received an electrical shock while setting up a lighting truss. The album's title is a line [57] Billboard attributed the late increase in the video's sales to U2's sold-out Unforgettable Fire Tour, and called it "a textbook example of a group's current status having a direct influence on video sales". U2 Live from Mexico City. [1][4] Many of the crew were not in agreement and wanted to walk off the set. The vinyl LP version of the record was pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tennessee. U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky is a concert film by Irish rock band U2.It was recorded on 5 June 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States, on the group's War Tour.Originally released in 1984 on videocassette, U2 Live at Red Rocks was the band's first video release. "[41] Rolling Stone called the band's performance of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" from the film one of the "50 Moments that Changed the History of Rock and Roll". LIVE AT RED ROCKS AND UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY. [2] The Alarm and Divinyls cancelled their opening sets for safety reasons,[13] and many fans thought the entire concert had been cancelled. [18][19] Twelve of the concert's songs were later broadcast on American television network Showtime, and nine songs were broadcast on MTV. When Sondheim objected, U2 agreed to pay a $50,000 (US) penalty for the unauthorized use and to press all future releases with a new version that did not include the snippet. I climbed to the very top of the stage, it was like hundreds of feet up, and walked across the top of it on the canvas, and the canvas ripped. [24] The mini-LP, whose name was later used as a subtitle for the concert film, features eight live songs from the War Tour, two of which ("Gloria" and "Party Girl") were taken from the Red Rocks concert;[25] the other tracks were taken from performances in Boston and West Germany, as U2 thought they were "more developed performances". Comprised of material recorded in America and Germany, Under a Blood Red Sky draws equally from the band's first three albums, and these live versions, while less textured, are considerably tougher than their studio counterparts and illustrate quite effectively why U2 were considered one of the best, most exhilarating live bands of the '80s. 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Gerrie initially assumed McGuinness was interested in creating a video of a single song; however, McGuinness was hoping to create an hour-long special. It was recorded on 5 June 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States, on the group's War Tour. [41] Remastered versions of U2's first three albums—Boy, October, and War—had been released earlier in 2005, and a box set with the three albums and an open slot for the deluxe version of Under a Blood Red Sky was sold exclusively by A video album of the same name was later released in December 2002. Because The Tube was not a "one-band show", Gerrie said he would have to sell the idea to Channel 4 television, but McGuinness insisted on giving Gerrie the rights to the video and letting Channel 4 broadcast the video without payment. [2][3] After arriving in Denver, Fey called the amphitheatre asking to where the concert was being moved, unaware that the band had decided to proceed with the show. God! The video, along with Under a Blood Red Sky, helped establish U2's reputation as remarkable live performers and boosted Red Rocks' stature as a live venue. Following their 11 May concert at Rainbow Music Hall in Denver, concert promoter Chuck Morris took the band to the nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre—a natural amphitheatre located between sandstone cliffs in the Rocky Mountains. [16], During the song "The Electric Co.", Bono left the stage and climbed up a lighting rig to display a white flag. That same week, the City of Denver unsuccessfully tried to persuade U2 to return to Red Rocks.