"I could pick the prior concert as well but this performance after Bono's father's death is just amazing. All I Want Is You/Streets and One are standouts to me. It was a incredibly emotional concert that was palpable, then of course 9/11 was just days after and I could include those following shows in South Bend,IN or New York. But this Slane show could be the essential U2 concert."
First heard of U2 from my dad (huge fan since Boy) but it was when Vertigo came out when I was a little kid. I remember just loving the song as a child, and then it was Beautiful Day and so on and so forth.
Lover of U2; including you, too.
"At the instant we were recording it, I got a very strong sense of its power. We were all playing together in the big recording room, a huge, eerie ballroom full of ghosts of the war, and everything fell into place. It's the reason you're in a band - when the spirit descends upon you and you create something truly affecting. 'One' is an incredibly moving piece. It hits straight into the heart."
- The Edge, on the recording of "One"
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.