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U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (Jewel Case) (2002)

Bono , The Edge , Enda Hughes , Hamish Hamilton  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., U2
  • Directors: Enda Hughes, Hamish Hamilton
  • Producers: Ned O'Hanlon
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Live, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Interscope Records
  • DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000TB05A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,581 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle (Jewel Case)" on IMDb

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Filmed on Sept. 1, 2001, "U2 Go Home" is the first ever release to feature U2 playing to a home crowd in Ireland. Following an 80 date sell-out world tour, U2 headed home for two extraordinary outdoor shows at Slane Castle in Ireland, where the band pla

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499 of 510 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'U2 Gome Home' a review by November 12, 2003
The Packaging
The first surprise is that the DVD is available in two different kinds of packaging. One version comes in the usual digipack-cover as we know it from the Boston DVD. Inside you find the booklet in the usual DVD upsize format. The second version, in contrast, comes in a suprising format: its a standard cd jewel case with a booklet in the same format. A pretty unusual format for a DVD and day-to-day customers might easily mix up this version with a normal audio CD.

The Content
The DVD contains the entire slane castle concert from September 1st. 'Mysterious Ways' is not part of the concert, but listed as a 'bonus track'. The reasons for this are still unknown. The concert without Mysterious Ways lasts 1:38h, the bonus track is 6:26 min long. Furthermore the DVD contains a remastered version of the 'Unforgettable Fire' Documentary, which has been available before on the 'The Unforgettable Fire Collection' VHS from 1985. Bonus-Features include the already mentioned Mysterious Ways track, a DVD-ROM section with screensavers, desktop wallpapers, an elevation tour calendar and weblinks, plus - for the the first time ever - the possibility to view 3 songs from the show in a 360° perspective.

The Concert
The most noticeable fact about this concert is the perfect mood the band was in on this evening. What seemed somewhat artificial and nervous in the Boston show, you can see much better here - the band enjoyed playing a second time in front of such a crowd at Slane Castle. Maybe it's the fact that it was not planned to release this concert for sale. Some incidents before the shows made both Slane concerts very emotional. The huge crowd brings a terrific spirit to the homes of all U2 fans, and the interaction with fans is much better here than in Boston.
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5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best live U2 release! November 29, 2003
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I have been a loyal fan since 1988. I've seen them live 8 times live (which is not a lot compared to some, but still a good amount) and own pretty much everything you can get your hands on. This show is by far one of the most emotional and powerful shows I have seen them perform. It is also the first time that I was brought to slight tears by watching a rock and roll video (understand that Bono's father passed away the week prior. ("Communication. Talk to each other.")) Even my friend's wife, who hates all concert videos in general, was drawn into this one (My friend said that he had never seen her do this before with a concert video). I won't go into all the details, you can read some of the prior reviews for that. I'm just a 15 year fan throwing in my hearty approval.
Oh, this DVD is obviously much better than the televised version a year ago. That broadcast only played a few of the songs and interrupted them with endless commericals.
Also, for those wondering why "Mysterious Ways" is included as a bonus is because the director felt that it did not fit with emotion of the rest of the concert. I agree with his decision. You do get to see Bono's daughter come on the stage at the end (Eve) which is fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "The goal is soul" -- A true "live" concert DVD... January 1, 2004
U2 Go Home gives you the bare essence of U2, stripped of much of the made-for-TV pyrotechnics and flash of the also-excellent Boston DVD. Many of the songs are the same, even some of the canned dialogue. But the emotions are different, the audience is enormous and amazing, and the history of the setting really does wonders for U2's performance and for the DVD. If you look closely, you can even see the Teutonic Larry Mullen Jr. tear up at points.
I wholeheartedly recommend it, along with the Boston DVD. They really are quite distinct performances and both are worthy of your DVD collection.
I especially enjoyed the Bonus making of "Pride: In the name of love" at the same Slane Castle two decades earlier. My wife and I were chuckling at Bono's mullet and Adam Clayton's 'fro and the intimate look at the band's late-night strokes of musical genius.
As for U2, the band already had a powerful message before Sept. 11, born in the troubles in Ireland, expanded by their decades of seeking out truth and opposing despair, prejudice and destruction.
U2 has been the most influential, most meaningful band of the past 20 years, singing powerfully of love, hate, war, terrorism, famine and simple pop happiness too. They have the whole repertoire, and it's amply on display here.
U2 has had the right message all along, but not enough were listening.
When Bono strikes up, "How long, how long must we sing this song" on Sunday Bloody Sunday, you feel it in your guts. When he implores the crowd through chants of "no more IRA," you see the passion of a natural born leader for peace.
There are a lot worse ways to spend your hard earned cash.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The real U2 December 23, 2005
U2's performance at Slane Castle is unique in that it shows what the band members are like as people, and unlike a lot of their other concerts, this one relies almost completely on passion and musical performance rather than extravagent showmanship. This concert was destined to be filled with passion since it not only was set in the band's home turf, but also it was performed shortly after the death of Bob Hewson, Bono's father. What is truly amazing about this concert is how pleasant the band was feeling. In the Boston and 2005 Chicago concert, the band members rarely smiled, but in this one there is very few moments when they are not smiling. Even Adam Clayton smiles.

Now on to the set list. The opening song ",Elevation," is easily one of the best opening tracks they could have picked. Unlike many of their songs, this one was designed to be a sing along and is the perfect to get the crowd ready. "Beautiful Day" is a cheerful song that features excellent back up vocals and guitar riffs from the Edge. "Until The End Of The World" is one of my favorites. This song just flat out rocks, and it rocks even more in an arena. When Bono and Edge act like buffalos and when Bono kicks Edge's guitar are about the only times we get a showy performance in this concert. "New Year's Day" features one of Adam's best performances and it's always nice to see and hear Edge play the piano. From there we move to the strangely moving performance of U2's first single ",Out Of Control.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good concert of U2
I have seen them live and after seeing them on the DVD they seemed more relaxed and not as fearful of the large crowds. They did a good job with many good quality video shots.
Published 2 months ago by RDE1959
5.0 out of 5 stars U2 - Please tour the US again soon!
Great concert, great location, excellent sound/vocals all put together perfectly. Have admired U2 for many years and they don't disappoint you. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joan R. Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A DVD NOT CD
I searched Amazon under the "U2 slane castle CD" and I bought this disc without realizing that the format is DVD NOT CD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jeff A. Ayers
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent concert!
One of the best U2 concerts you will ever see on film. This is a must have for any U2 enthusiast.
Published 8 months ago by Chris P Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
one of the best u2 performances out there. such passion comes through the screen straight into your heart. there's no other band like u2.
Published 11 months ago by Jason Kilgore
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MUSIC
One of the best live concerts ever. Ranks in the top 10. Watch it more times than I can count.
Published 12 months ago by Michael Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to visit, SOON!
I want to see a concert at this venue! The backdrop with the castle is awe inspiring! Simply breath taking! Cheers!
Published 14 months ago by John J Byrne
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
The BEST live concert on CD ever!!!! Everyone must see/have this!!! I hope they make it in Blu Ray soon!
Published 16 months ago by Twila Waugh
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
Great production values, not an intimate setting, but the crowd and the bands energy feed off one another to the very end for a very exciting concert! Buy it!
Published 16 months ago by J.W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Passionate Performance
I slammed the U2's 360 Rose Bowl blu-ray for many different reasons, but I can't slam this dvd at all. Perhaps the word passion can best explain what makes this dvd a better show. Read more
Published on February 11, 2012 by ClwydJ
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