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U2 Zoo TV Live from Sydney - Preview

U2 Zoo TV Live From Sydney

Preview by Jack Foley

U2 ZOO TV Live from Sydney will be released on DVD for the very first time by Island Records on September 18.

As well as the legendary live show, the new release comes with a bonus DVD, featuring live tracks, mini-documentaries and the famous Zoo TV “Interference”.

Directed by David Mallet and filmed at the Sydney Football Stadium, Australia in November 1993, Zoo TV Live From Sydney has previously only been available on VHS.

From its dazzling opening moments featuring hundreds of video monitors, Zoo TV was an elaborate multi-media show designed by Willie Williams; inspired by the video age, cable TV chaff, 24 hour hard news – it set out to satirise the mid-90’s media overload.

Originally filmed on analogue video, the film has been transferred to a digital format with the pictures re-graded and cleaned. Great care has been taken to maintain the original look by simply enhancing it with an added degree of sharpness and contrast unavailable when originally filmed. The DVD also features PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5:1 Surround Sound, and DTS 5:1 Surround Audio.

This DVD will be available in two formats, a single disc concert only set and a special double disc limited edition format featuring a bonus special features disc.

This special features DVD includes never seen before footage from the “Video Confessional” – a room in the outdoor stadium where people went to announce their secrets to the world, alongside a series of mini documentaries including “Trabantland” and “A Fistful of ZOOTV”.

Tracklistings as follows:

Disc One
Show Opening / Zoo Station / The Fly / Even Better Than The Real Thing / Mysterious Ways / One / Unchained Melody / Until The End Of The World / New Year’s Day / Numb / Angel Of Harlem / Stay (Faraway, So Close!) / Satellite Of Love
Dirty Day / Bullet The Blue Sky / Running To Stand Still / Where The Streets Have No Name / Pride (In The Name Of Love) / Daddy’s Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car
Lemon / With Or Without You / Love Is Blindness / 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 / DVD-Rom / DVD Credits