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Classic DVD Review: U2 | Live From Slane Castle

Bono & co. deliver a powerful performance a week after the singer's father died.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Homecoming gigs are always meaningful. But this 2001 Irish festival performance by U2 held even greater significance for singer Bono, whose father died just a week before the show.

Not surprisingly, the band turn this 19-song set into a very personal stroll down memory lane for the singer, who pulls out oldies like Out Of Control, reminisces about the band’s early days, dedicates the soaring Kite to his da and literally wraps himself in the flag for the worshipful crowd. Granted, it’s a two-year old show that already aired on TV. And it’s the second DVD release from the Elevation tour. But as barrel-scrapings go, it’s none too shabby.