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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 (176 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: Multiple Formats, 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 (176 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000TB05A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,535 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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500 of 511 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'U2 Gome Home' a review by u2tour.de November 12, 2003
Format:DVD
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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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best live U2 release! November 29, 2003
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Format:DVD
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 feature...it 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 real U2 December 23, 2005
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars "The goal is soul" -- A true "live" concert DVD... January 1, 2004
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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.
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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 Five Stars
Seems to be a good quality picture
Published 11 days ago by Kevin Muller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best concert on DVD. Wish it was on blu-ray!
Published 2 months ago by Pedro Morey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of there best.
Published 2 months ago by Jack Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent, good sound quality
Published 2 months ago by jcmontoyar
5.0 out of 5 stars Best U2 live performance
One of their best performances live at Shane Castle two weeks before 911 that changed the world.
Published 2 months ago by DanaPapa
4.0 out of 5 stars The best U2 release
The best U2 release, the only complain i have is the bad editing and Misterious Ways being cut. You can notice incorrect A/V sync during until the end of the world and Where the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by yuri
5.0 out of 5 stars U2 - must see for any U2 fan
this is a must see for any U2 fan - live action captures the energy of this great band and it's fans!
Published 4 months ago by Tracey Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
The package arrived on time. I watched it and loved all of it. Bono explains to his countrymen how the group got started during one of the songs like only the best performers can... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richard Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars good concert video
A good video with an enthusiastic crowd. If you like U2 concerts you should enjoy this.
Now when does their 3d video come out?
Published 4 months ago by liam McGranaghan
5.0 out of 5 stars Best
One of the best concerts I have seen in a long time. Excellent music, the stage is simple but the 4 giant screen close ups was a great choice. I have watched this many times.
Published 5 months ago by William.
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