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Recorded at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on 5th June 1983, Live at Red Rocks will be available for the first time on DVD, and will include 5 previously unreleased songs, a director's commentary, digitally re-graded pictures and a 5.1 mix. 1. Out Of Control 2. Twilight 3. An Cat Dubh 4. Into The Heart 5. Surrender 6. Two Hearts Beat As One 7. Seconds 8. Sunday Bloody Sunday 9. Cry 10.The Electric Co. 11. October 12. New Year's Day 13. I Threw A Brick Through A Window 14. A Day Without Me 15. Gloria 16. Party Girl 17. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock 18. I Will Follow 19. "40"

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Product Details

  • Actors: U2
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, DTS Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Island
  • DVD Release Date: September 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017F65AG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,016 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky" on IMDb

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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38 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Scott Ellinwood on September 30, 2008
So, after 25 years, U2 finally releases Red Rocks on DVD. News comes that we'll even get the full performance and everyone gets excited. My copy comes in the mail on release day. I pop it in and as I'm reading the liner notes I see that I Fall Down is not included because of a "camera malfunction." OK, I can live with that.

I come to my favorite song in the show, Electric Co., and I am apalled that the song has been butchered during the "Send in the Clowns" portion. Long-time fans will remember that the original VHS release included the entire song as Bono climbs to the top of a building adjacent to the stage and crouches in the iconic image from the cover of the CD and sings a snippet of Send in the Clowns by Judy Collins. Subsequent VHS releases of Red Rocks edited this segment to remove the lyrical snippet to avoid paying royalties on it. The new DVD version ENTIRELY removes not only the snippet, but Bono's climb to the top of the side building, so the scene makes no sense when Bono is suddenly absent from the stage for an extended period.

U2, with all their money, chose not offer the complete original song to avoid paying royalties again?!?! After 25 years and remastering and the chance to finally release this classic on DVD for old and new fans, they butcher it. Totally and completely lame.

As for the previous review, there is grain on the DVD, but remember, this was shot on video, not film and it is 25 years old. I think in terms of image quality, the remastering is adequate. After all, this isn't high-def here. The colors are washed out, but I don't think any of us expected perfection with this release.

If you don't care that it is an incomplete show, not in widescreen format, and that the band chose to maim Electric Co., then this will probably satisfy you. However, the band should have done better by their long time fans.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Itchy T on October 6, 2008
I've waited years for this to hit DVD officially.
I've bought a bootleg DVD sourced from the laserdisc.....and I also transferred my VHS tape onto DVD.
Both of these versions look better (clearer, cleaner) than the 'official' DVD release.
What a let down! I really don't understand it. WHY? WHY? WHY?
5 stars for the performance/film......1 star for the reissue.
Buy a bootleg on eBay instead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By N. P. Stathoulopoulos on February 8, 2009
Despite their 'mega band' status, U2 was a little bit late in remastering and re-releasing their early albums. Nevertheless, UABRS 'Live at Red Rocks' gets a very nice treatment here and is well worth picking up again for a few reasons.

Fanatics may be well familiar not only with the original video (and bare bones DVD release), but with the entire concert through bootleg recordings. For everyone else, the band has finally released the entire show on DVD, or most of it. With the exception of I Fall Down, which was not captured on video due to equipment failure, this release features all of the songs, and in order. Only a few snippets of Electric Co and Two Hearts are snipped out due to rights issues with Bono singing parts of Send In The Clowns and Let's Twist, respectively. (They had the same issue with the album release, too).

Just to be clear, the original album on vinyl and CD has the same name (UABRS), but is only 'Live at Red Rocks' for two songs (Gloria, since he says 'This is Red Rocks during the breakdown, and Electric Co). This DVD is the full performance from June 5, 1983. The venue is impressive when seen from the air (a helicopter looms overhead to capture footage), and while the weather does not cooperate with rain and fog, the crowd is very into this show. This performance, and the subsequent album and video releases helped cement U2's reputation as a top live band, and they would go on to dominate arenas and stadiums...right through the next millenium.

The image is better than ever; folks may remember the muddier VHS look (the weather that day didn't help). The sound is excellent here, very clear and crisp. The band is enjoying this, and Bono does the now-famous white flag business during Sunday Bloody Sunday.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. LeBaron on October 30, 2008
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This concert at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre was a defining moment in U2's history. Everything about it was just at the right time. It was 1983 and the War album was riding the charts...MTV showed an abridged version of their set, and now a full 25 years later the entire concert is available at last on DVD. The picture quality is super, though it revelas a few of the technological flaws of video back then...there is the inevitable trail from some of the lights that looks like wires across the sky, but that does very little to detract from what this show was all about: the music. Their energy, their presence (and how young they looked) and the fact that they added 5 more songs to the originally aired program make this package well worth the long wait. I hadn't realized this hadn't been released on DVD until I had purchased a couple of their other concert collections. This was the big one...the one that blew things wide open and showed the world this was a band who'd be around for a long time to come. The deluxe versions of the early albums and The Joshua Tree are must-have material for any real U2 fan wanting all the extra music in one place. My only complaint about the CD & DVD collection would be that the CD is still the eight-song version and not all 19 tracks, but it's a minor one...all 19 songs are on the DVD to enjoy. Now, if they'll update The Unforgettable Fire, I'll be really pleased too!
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