U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland
(14 Feb, 2005)
Produced By: Directed by Hamish Hamilton
Engineer: Produced by Ned O'Hanlon
Filmed on the Elevation Tour on September 1st 2001, 'U2 Go Home' was the first release to feature the band playing to a home crowd in Ireland.
Following an 80 date sell-out world tour, U2 headed home for two outdoor shows at Slane Castle in Ireland, where they played to more than 160,000 people. It was at Slane Castle in 1984 that they recorded their landmark fourth album - an event captured in The Unforgettable Fire documentary, which, remastered and regraded, was released again with this live show DVD.
The Elevation shows also marked the 20th anniversary of the band's first appearance at Slane, supporting another legendary Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, at the inaugural Slane Castle Festival. The DVD includes a bonus track, and DVD ROM special features including a U2 calendar, screensavers and weblinks plus three songs shot on 'Spincam' allowing the viewer an interactive, 360 degree view of the concert.
The Unforgettable Fire Documentary, Slane, 1984
Filmed in 1984 and now digitally re-mastered and re-graded. Written and directed by Barry Devlin, Produced and Edited by James Morris and Finola Vereker for Windmill Lane Productions.
'It was pretty mindblowing. The energy from the audience was astonishing. You could feel it physically.'
'In a place like Slane where you have a crucible of people, a gig can be a sacramental event.'