What Will Make Red Rocks Deluxe?

A few days ago, Anthony DeCurtis told me he was writing the liner notes for the upcoming DVD release of U2’s historic 1983 concert, Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.

 

We’ve sort of known there was a DVD of the concert in the works, and Amazon has been listing a standard version and a deluxe version, saying the release date is September 2 for the standard and August 19 for the deluxe.

 

Now here is something interesting: There’s been a lot of talk of a re-mastering of the Under A Blood Red Sky live album, and for a while it seemed to be an on-again, off-again affair.  Finally, it looked to be off, but when DeCurtis wrote me he said, “I’m writing liner notes that will be used for Under a Blood Red Sky and the Red Rocks DVD.” 

 

Wouldn’t it be a nice bonus if what makes the deluxe version of the Red Rocks DVD “deluxe” is the inclusion of a re-mastered UABRS CD?

 

There’s still no mention over at U2.com of either the Red Rocks DVD or a re-mastered UABRS CD.  Has anyone seen any more about either of these projects?  Any news out there?

 

While we are waiting to watch the misty mullet in all its digitally transferred glory, we can catch some memories of being there by four folks @U2’s Rashas Weber tracked down for our June 5 retrospective.

2 Responses to What Will Make Red Rocks Deluxe?

  1. Jennifer August 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    Does anyone know who the woman is who sings the hauntingly beautiful music on the beginning and end of the “Live at Red Rocks” DVD?

  2. Brian August 25, 2008 at 6:32 pm #

    That would be the Irish group Clannad, performing “Theme from Harry’s Game”.