It's inconsistent. The clunkers of shelter Skelter, All Along the watchtower, the speech of bullet the blue sky, and silver and gold (especially the "blues" solo and his speech about how the song is about apartheid)
However the original songs are great. All I want is you, heartland is an all time classic and the two of he best songs of their career. The singles desire, angels of harlem and love comes to town are really good songs and deserved hits. Hawkmoon, love rescue me, godnpart ii and van dieman lands are overlooked good songs
However most importantly the live material from the DVD show that U2 are a great live band and substantially improve the song when played live
Where the streets have no name - showed that U2 were acutely aware that the secret behind it's greatness is the intro and that the rest of the song is basically an afterthought. So they milked it all it's worth extended organ intro with the gradual buildup that goes for over 2 minutes.
With or without you - the extra lines of "We'll shine like stars in the summer night" section improves the song
Running to stand still - the Tom Tom drums sounds more powerful during the buildup and the addition of "still running" refrain with the crowd singalong is a excellent outro
In god country - faster tempo makes this more energetic over the sluggish album version
Exit - more intense outdo than the studio version and the incorporation of Gloria actually works
Bad - while perhaps not up to the legendary live aid performance or the wide awake in America ep. Bad in general sounds better live as it brings out the best in vocals from Bono and the edge guitar sounds more ethereal overhead ambience of a live venue then the studio
I still haven't found what I'm looking for - the cd version with the full band gospel choir was perhaps misguided. However the DVD rehearsal version of just having Bono and The Edge beginning he song and the buildup with the gospel choir joins in and then the song ending with he gospel choir singing unaccompanied was masterful build up. Having Bono just singing over a sparse arrangement really enhance the emotions of his voice.
Bullet the blue sky - much maligned speech but I think he guitar solo improves over the studio version
Sunday Bloody Sunday- is the greatest live performance of all time as argued here http://trungfivecentsworth.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/live-performances-overanalysis-sunday.html?m=1
Unfortunately the best material are split between the CD and the DVD. The CD alone is a patchy inconsistent album and is a 11/15 album. However incorporating the entire music of the DVD and CD together would produce a pretty solid 12/15 album. Cutting the covers would produce a 13/15