POPMART KOLN Disc 1: (70:07) Disc 2: (73:28) Disc 1: 1. Pop Muzik Intro [4:48] 2. Mofo [4:30] 3. I Will Follow [2:51] 4. Gone [4:40] 5. Even Better Than The Real Thing [3:59] 6. Last Night On Earth [6:23] 7. Until The End Of The World [4:46] 8. New Year's Day [5:17] 9. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [3:39] 10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Incl. Neon Lights) [5:17] 11. All I Want Is You [2:25] 12. Staring At The Sun [5:51] 13. Daydream Believer [2:30] 14. Miami [5:14] 15. Bullet The Blue Sky (Incl. I Want To Live In America) [7:55] Disc 2: 1. Please [6:29] 2. Where The Streets Have No Name [8:42] 3. Lemon (Perfecto Mix) Intermission [5:09] 4. Discotheque [5:08] 5. Black Betty / Whole Lotta Love [1:25] 6. If You Wear That Velvet Dress [2:33] 7. With Or Without You [6:47] 8. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me [6:17] 9. Mysterious Ways [6:14] 10. One [5:19] 11. MLK [3:16] 12. Until The End Of The World [5:17] 13. New Year's Day [5:21] 14. Suspicious Minds (Karaoke) [4:21] 15. Wake Up Dead Man [1:08] Source: Disc 1, Disc 2(-11): July 27, 1997. Cologne, Germany. Butzweiler Hof. Disc 2 (12, 13): July 31, 1997. Mannheim, Germany. Maimarktgelande. Disc 2 (14, 15): August 20, 1997. Hannover, Germany. Expo-Gelaende. Sound Quality: Disc 1, Disc 2 (1-11): Fair to good audience. Disc 2 (12-15): Very good audience. Comments: Edge has guitar problems on Disc 2, Track 12, and he has synthesizer problems on Disc 2, Track 13. The recording volume is too low and the bass is slightly too high. At times, the music drowns out the vocals which make the latter barely audible. This bootleg is not highly recommended, (although some people do recommend it) unless for people who must have every PopMart bootleg. The positive parts are the bonus tracks on Disc 2. On Disc 2, Track 14, Bono lashes out at PopMart critics. This is a good European PopMart bootleg. It captures the atmosphere of the Cologne show perfectly. Unlike some other PopMart bootlegs, this one features a full version of the "Pop Muzik Intro," fading in a few seconds before it starts. Throughout the concert, Bono mentions the beautiful cathedral in Cologne and even tries to speak some lines in German. Before "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," he sings a bit of "Neon Lights". Something goes wrong at the beginning of "Staring At The Sun," but when the band start again; it sounds beautiful. The Edge's karaoke song, "Daydream Believer" is the same as at the early dates in America. Bono repeatedly sings "Gianni" during "Miami," since it was only about 2 weeks after Versace's death. Disc 2, Track 5 is a nice little jam after "Discotheque". "MLK" completes a great concert. The bonus tracks from Mannheim aren't very interesting since The Edge had a lot of trouble with his guitar (as noted on the back cover). It's fun though if you want to hear the band struggle. The Hannover tracks are much more interesting. The Edge makes a rare speech before his "Suspicious Minds" karaoke, in which he talks about the negative publicity U2 had gotten during the tour and he mentions Elvis (the concert took place 4 days after the 20th anniversary of Elvis' death). The performance of "Wake Up Dead Man," although very short, is nice to have because Bono only sang parts of it very occasionally. Five of the tracks from this concert ("Gone" through "New Year's Day") can also be found in broadcast quality on the FIRST NIGHTS IN EUROPE bootleg. However, the sound quality on this CD is only slightly inferior to soundboard. The volume is a little lower than on other boots, but the sound is fairly clear. Some clapping and whistling can be heard, but the audience noise doesn't take away from the music at all. The front and back covers are very nice, but the booklet doesn't offer much, just a picture of a ticket for the concert. Great show from the Cologne concert and some nice bonus tracks from other German gigs. The sound quality of the Cologne gig is sadly a bit dull and. The two tracks from Hannover are better than the ones from Mannheim. The "Whole Lotta Love" jam at the end of "Discotheque" a highlight of this bootleg. Disc 1, Track 6 is listed as "Last Thing On Earth," and Disc 2, Track 10 is listed as Track 19. Visually, the design of the artwork and the CD itself look great (same style as POPDREAM BELIEVER). The whole CD sounds a little bit "hollow" and two of the bonus tracks are marred by problems (as noted). (It's sounds a little bit different, but problems?) Nice during the concert are when Bono says, "Ich habe ein frage, Wolt ihr eine gebrauchte Trabant kaufen?" Bono presents U2's PopMart material as "our neon cathedral." Before "Daydream Believer," Edge says, "OK, enough of this crap. It's time to Rock!" Overall, best I can say is to make up your own minds on this one. This is the original pressing on this label.