ZOO TELEVISION THE DRUG OF THE NATION Manufacturer: Take It Or Leave It Music Catalog: T 9412/13 Matrix: Disc 1: T 9412 PHC 01 @ Disc 2: T 9413 PHC 02 @ Barcode: 5 400000 512131 Disc 1: (74:27) Disc 2: (73:49) From: Marc Virata (firstname.lastname@example.org) (additional info from Joseph P. Genovese (email@example.com)) Disc 1: 1. Intro [7:07] 2. Zoo Station [4:48] 3. Party Girl [2:42] 4. We Love You Bono [0:30] 5. Mac Phisto Phones With K.L.M. (his travel agent) [4:24] 6. Ultraviolet (Light My Way) [4:57] 7. Are You Lonesome Tonight [0:56] 8. Mac Phisto Phones With Queen Beatrix [2:29] 9. Slow Dancing [1:15] 10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [4:42] 11. Mac Phisto Phones With Helmut Kohl [2:54] 12. I Will Follow [2:33] 13. Redemption Song [1:59] 14. Sunday Bloody Sunday [5:01] 15. Mac Phisto Phones With Hans Janmaat [2:23] 16. Even Better Than The Real Thing [5:28] 17. Until The End Of The World [5:17] 18. New Year's Day [5:12] 19. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) [6:08] 20. Numb [3:55] Disc 2: 1. Mac Phisto Phones With John Major [2:39] 2. Rain [1:04] 3. Lost Highway [1:17] 4. Desire [6:20] 5. Mac Phisto Phones With Salman Rushdie [4:24] 6. The Fly [4:43] 7. Where The Streets Have No Name [6:25] 8. Mac Phisto Phones With Lady Diana [3:20] 9. One [4:33] 10. She's A Mystery To Me [1:30] 11. Zooropa [2:54] 12. Bad [6:37] 13. The First Time [0:34] 14. Bullet The Blue Sky [5:56] 15. Mac Phisto Phones The Archbishop Of Canterbury [3:30] 16. Babyface [4:31] 17. Pride (In The Name Of Love) [4:41] 18. Love Is Blindness [5:30] 19. Can't Help Falling In Love [3:01] Source: Disc 1 (1-7): May 10, 1993. Rotterdam, Holland. Feyenoord Stadium. Disc 1 (8-10): May 11, 1993. Rotterdam, Holland. Feyenoord Stadium. Disc 1 (11-14): June 4, 1993. Munich, Germany. Olympiastadion. Disc 1 (15-20): August 3, 1993. Nijmegen, Holland. Goffert Park. Disc 2 (1-4): August 8, 1993. Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic Park. Disc 2 (5-7): August 11, 1993. London, England. Wembley Stadium. Disc 2 (8-14): August 12, 1993. London, England. Wembley Stadium. Disc 2 (15-19): August 20, 1993. London, England. Wembley Stadium Sound Quality: Very good to excellent audience recordings. There is some hiss audible in the background. The crowd noise is almost non-existant during the performances of the songs. The entire bootleg sounds like one LONG concert (to me, at least), there's little change in sound from location to location. The recording level is a bit low. Comments: It comes in a slimling 2CD jewel case, with a picture of Bono as "The Fly" on the front cover. The back of the CD has "U2" taking up the back with track listing. The track times listed are taken from the printing (so they might not be totally accurate). The length of each disc is from what my CD player indicated. The intro is a song by The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, "Television, The Drug Of The Nation", from which the title of this bootleg came. Tracks 1-7 of Disc 1 took place on Bono's Birthday, with The Edge singing on 3 and 4. The Mac Phisto calls vary from funny to wasted space (he does talk with Salman Rushdie, as well as Rushdie appearing on stage). "Bullet The Blue Sky" has the anti-US (as well as most of Western Europe) tirade. If you're looking for a "best of" from the Zooropa Tour, this should be considered. No need to go after a dozen or so boots to find particular rarely-played songs, this bootleg has many of them. The consistently good to excellent recording makes the entire bootleg listenable and enjoyable. At the very worst, the volume may need minor adjusting as the bootleg switches between venues. It's consistency is great. The performance of "Bad" has L. Shankar on violin, a real treat and change of pace. "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" has the crowd get into the performance, while Bono adds additional verses. A performance of "With Or Without You" is noticeably missing. The performance of "One" is a disappointment, Bono missed out on the first few verses (for whatever reason). Why this performance was included on the boot is beyond me, except for the possibility that it leads into "She's a Mystery to Me" (rarely played live). The Mac Phisto-sung versions of "Desire" and "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" can be somewhat annoying to those used to just plain Bono. The bootleg uses the 2 CD-in-1 jewel box. I find it annoying and flimsy. This is the original pressing on this label.