A concert film which captures Bono and the U2 boys live in Boston June 6, 2001. The film is an interactive experience which lets the viewer dictate different perspectives and angles of ... See full summary »
In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.
U2: Achtung Baby offers a previously unobtainable level of insight into the band during the recording of their most dynamic and well respected album. Via the use of live footage, long forgotten videos....
I have been a fan of U2 for about 10 years now. I remember watching this concert on video when I was only 9 and being totally blown away by it, which is probably why I still love them now. U2 are an amazing band and this live performance will justify that. Even watching it through a TV screen and not being fortunate to be at this concert (1. I was only 9, 2. It is live in Sydney )is breathtaking. Bono's voice is a sound of perfection. He sounds better than on CD which is a rare thing with singers. My favourite performances are 'Satellite of Love' (with Lou Reed!), 'Bullet the Blue Sky' which merges beautifully (from one extreme to the other) into 'Running to Stand Still' which is quite a dramatic performance. This song is just great and I much prefer to watch the live performance than listen to it on CD. This concert is the best I have ever seen and if you're not a fan of U2, then watching this concert will surely change your mind-it made me a fan! Bono is a great showman and really enjoys what he does, just check out that 'close to tears' look he has when he's staring out at hundreds of thousands of fans, when singing 'Where the Streets Have no Name'. The concert couldn't finish better than with a rendition of Elvis Presley's, 'I Can't Help Falling In Love With You'. Some may criticise them for finishing with a cover but it's beautifully done and always leaves me with a tear in my eye. Bono slowly walks off stage leaving you shocked, teary eyed and so pleased because you have just seen the best live performance ever.
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