Where Are The Live Songs On U22 From?

That was one of the first questions U2 fans started asking yesterday when U2 announced its new members-only subscription plan.

New and renewing members will get a double-live CD called U22 that will feature 22 live songs from the U2 360 tour. And, fans get to vote on which songs will be included.

U2.com posted 46 possibilities yesterday, but there’s no obvious indication where the songs were recorded. Except that U2Wanderer.org managed to source the filenames for each 45-second clip, and that tells where a lot of the performances come from. Have a look:


There was some fear that a lot of the tracks would be sourced from the U2 360 Pasadena recording (hey, U2.com has a history of giving the fanclub stuff that’s already been released), but as you can see there’s no mention of Pasadena anywhere in the filenames. There are a few tracks without a cityname (“Breathe” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” for example), so those might be from Pasadena … but who knows?

(Yes, we notice what appears to be a concert date next to some of the filenames — see “Breathe” with 310809, for example — but those don’t actually appear to be concert dates. There was no U2 show on August 31, 2009. So we don’t know what those numbers are, nor do we know what the “DG AC/HQ” stands for, but that seems like a reference to the source recording.)

Anyway … the overall variety of song sources is impressive, and that’s the bottom line.

6 Responses to Where Are The Live Songs On U22 From?

  1. hibricc October 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    U2.com finally gets something right. An absolutely FANTASTIC idea for the annual fan gift. “What, you don’t like what we’ve given you before? Then YOU tell us what you want this time!” Can’t wait to cast my votes…

  2. bowieno October 28, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Mercy, North Star, Glastonbury, and Boy Falls from the Sky are diappointedly missing. But I’ll definatley rejoin for this.

  3. tj1968 November 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I would bet on it that HQ stands for High Quality.

  4. Mirrorball_Man_1991 November 11, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    1.Even Better Than The Real Thing
    2.I Will Follow
    3.Mysterious Ways
    4.Get On Your Boots
    5.Until The End Of The World

    6.I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
    8.No Line On The Horizon
    9.Unknown Caller
    11.City Of Blinding Lights
    13.I’ll Go Crazy (Remix)
    14.Sunday Bloody Sunday
    15.Mother’s Of The Disappeared
    16.Where The Streets Have No Name

    17.Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
    19.One Tree Hill

    20.Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    21.With Or Without You
    22.Moment Of Surrender


  5. dubzoo November 17, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    Thanks. I just posted this on my FB page. I am so happy we have the source show. Do not know why they did not release this information before.

  6. John December 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    When will the U22 CD be released?