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Zoo TV was ahead of its time. It was made for the DVD age.

U2’s Zoo TV Live From Sydney on DVD in September

It is finally going to happen!  U2's Zoo TV tour is finally coming to DVD.  

Most of the '90s were good to U2.  This was the period of the band's history when they were cutting edge, when they were out in front of everyone.  Sure, they had made great music before Achtung Baby but with that album and Zooropa U2 pushed boundaries.  The two tours for those albums, Zoo TV and Popmart, are probably better on TV than they were in person.  These shows were made for DVD before there was DVD.  So why the blue hell did it take so long to get at least one of them released?

Zoo TV Live From Sydney has been digitially remastered and a disc of bonus features has been compiled for the DVD release (the concert was previously available on VHS).  

This DVD package is long overdue.  Too many of us discovered U2 too late and this is as close to experiencing the amazing spectacle that was Zoo TV as we are ever going to get (I have seen the VHS once).  There was so much going on you could feel your brain sweating just to keep up with it.  I suppose that was the point:  information overload.  The show was brilliant and the band was armed with one of — and then two — the best albums of their career.  A brilliant stage concept, two great albums, and TV.  What more could a fan want? 

Popmart.

Disc One

  1. Show Opening
  2. Zoo Station
  3. The Fly
  4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  5. Mysterious Ways
  6. One
  7. Unchained Melody
  8. Until The End Of The World
  9. New Year’s Day
  10. Numb
  11. Angel Of Harlem
  12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  13. Satellite Of Love
  14. Dirty Day
  15. Bullet The Blue Sky
  16. Running To Stand Still
  17. Where The Streets Have No Name
  18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  19. Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
  20. Lemon
  21. With Or Without You
  22. Love Is Blindness
  23. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Disc Two
1. Bonus Tracks:

  • Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around the World
  • Desire

(both taken live from the Zoo TV Special, Yankee Stadium, New York, 29th and 30th August 1992)

  • The Fly
  • Even Better than the Real Thing

        (both taken live from the Stop Sellafield Concert, G-Mex Centre, Manchester, 19th         June 1992)

2. Documentaries
A Fistful of Zoo TV
Zoo TV – The Inside Story
Trabantland

3. Extras
Video Confessional
Numb Karaoke

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