Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on 21 November 1983. Along with its companion concert film, U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, the release helped establish U2’s reputation globally as a live act. 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 following is an excellent review of Under a Blood Red Sky. See more live albums here.
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“A couple of the songs from the EP were recorded at Red Rocks, but the majority were recorded at the Lorelei in St. Goarshausen, Germany, an an outdoor amphi-theatre situated along the Rhine River. I was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army then and was lucky enough to attend that concert. Several bands performed that day: Steve Miller, Joe Cocker, U2, The Stray Cats. U2 stole the show that day (Joe Cocker was a close second). From the moment they entered the stage, Bono and the band had the crowd in the palm of their hands. The most memorable moment was during the final encore song, “40”, when those of us in the crowd continued to sing the refrain “How long to sing this song?” for several minutes after the band had finally left the stage. Of all the concerts I’ve attend over the past 30 plus years, this one stands out as one of the greatest. If you want to get a taste of this great band performing live in their early days, you owe it to yourself to buy this EP.”
See Part 1 of the concert DVD below: