U2 : MOUNTAINS & DESERTS
Disc One (50:03)
Disc Two (50:05)
Label : no label
Venue : McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA
Date : November 7, 1987
Quality : Soundboard Recording (A+)
Review : November 7, 1987 is arguably the best SBD Joshua show. There are several different productions of this recording (Enjoy, Mountains in a Blue Sky, Mountains and Deserts Remastered, Caught On 35mm, etc). Well, this version (Platinum Ed) is the cream of the crop in my opinion. This version was remastered directly from a copy of Mountains and Deserts. Most improvements include: removal of oodles of clicks and pops, smooth transition between tracks where possible, patching in a couple of missing seconds in October, making Star Spangled Banner its own track, better equalization of "40". There's a peak of treble at ~15,800Hz. This is normally not a problem whatsoever unless you crank your treble up (which you shouldn't do!). I ended up not removing this band of treble. Most people have different opinions on which version of 11/7/87 is the "best"; "Mountains and Deserts Remastered" is very good; well this is my interpretation of the best; if you don't find it to your liking, you can always just delete it now can't you? Truly, a grade A+ full-show SBD recording from the Joshua Tree tour - can't go wrong with this.