U2 - ISRAEL 1997

December 18, 2019 – 7:45 am


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First Night In Israel 1997 [no label, 2CD]
PopMart Tour. Live at Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv, Israel; September 30, 1997. Very good soundboard.

This is the only concert U2 have ever played in Israel. Itinerary documents distributed to U2’s crew before the start of the second leg of PopMart reveal that one more concert was planned after the Tel Aviv gig: a show in Cairo, Egypt, on October 3, 1997. That concert, however, never took place. This is also the only U2 concert in the Middle East until a show in Turkey in 2010. PopMart, although the second-highest-grossing tour of 1997, was marred by technical difficulties and mixed reviews from critics and fans particularly in the United States.

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Retrospectively, the Pop album, released in March 1997, is viewed by some of the music press and public as a disappointment. The finished product was not to U2’s liking, and they subsequently re-recorded and remixed many of the songs for single and compilation album releases. The time required to complete Pop cut into the band’s rehearsal time for the tour, which affected the quality of initial shows. - wikipedia

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Disc 1
Track 101. Pop Muzik intro 5:41
Track 102. Mofo 4:20
Track 103. I Will Follow 2:39
Track 104. Gone 4:38
Track 105. Even Better Than The Real Thing 4:02
Track 106. Last Night On Earth 6:01
Track 107. Until The End Of The World 4:59
Track 108. New Year’s Day 4:58
Track 109. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:30
Track 110. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Intro) 2:19
Track 111. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 3:49
Track 112. All I Want Is You 3:05
Track 113. Staring At The Sun 5:45
Track 114. Desire 2:18
Track 115. Dancing Queen (karaoke) 3:50
62 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Miami 5:25
Track 202. Bullet The Blue Sky 6:04
Track 203. Please 7:07
Track 204. Where The Streets Have No Name 7:57
Track 205. Lemon (Perfecto Instrumental Mix) 5:02
Track 206. Discotheque 5:40
Track 207. If You Wear That Velvet Dress 2:25
Track 208. With Or Without You 7:04
Track 209. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 6:04
Track 210. Mysterious Ways 6:27
Track 211. One 5:47
Track 212. MLK 1:42
67 mins

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  1. 12 Responses to “U2 - ISRAEL 1997”

  2. Rumor has it Bono has a lil un

    By U L E on Dec 18, 2019

  3. I wants to hear Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends with Jimmy Page John Bonham Jeff Beck

    By Beezelbozodildoe on Dec 18, 2019

  4. Fear me! I am the Auntie Christ! All kneel before me or I will kneel before you.

    By Smashmouth on Dec 18, 2019

  5. Thank you very much. Seriously.

    By Dat on Dec 18, 2019

  6. Twernt me commenting above . Nuther fake .

    By U L E on Dec 18, 2019

  7. Actually rumor has it this is a band of Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 18, 2019

  8. With Bono being the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Dec 18, 2019

  9. Thanks for this bigO.

    By Ivor Biggun on Dec 18, 2019

  10. All the band members were very large , no pun intended. Especially Bonos

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Dec 19, 2019

  11. It’s hard to believe that rock stars were that promiscuous in the 70s I mean was there really that much penicillin?

    By Don on Dec 20, 2019

  12. @smashmouth - “auntie” christ LOL love it.

    By boner on Dec 20, 2019

  13. I never heard this show before. Thanks for sharing it here.

    By Matt on Feb 19, 2020

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