The Unforgettable Fire

U2October 1, 1984
'80s Rock℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Limited under exclusive licence to Mercury Records Limited in the UK, Interscope Records in the US and Universal Music Group for the rest of the world
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The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and released on 1 October 1984 by Island Records. The band wanted to pursue a new musical direction following the harder-hitting rock of their previous album, War. As a result, they employed Eno and Lanois to produce and assist in their experimentation with a more ambient and abstract sound. The resulting change in direction was at the time the band's most dramatic. The album's title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.
Recording began in May 1984 at Slane Castle, where the band lived, wrote, and recorded to find new inspiration. The album was completed in August 1984 at Windmill Lane Studios. It features atmospheric sounds and lyrics that lead vocalist Bono describes as "sketches". "Pride" and "MLK" are lyrical tributes to Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Sort Of Homecoming (Remastered 2009)5:28
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Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Remastered 2009)3:48
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Wire (Remastered 2009)4:18
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The Unforgettable Fire (Remastered 2009)4:54
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Promenade (Remastered 2009)2:32
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4th Of July (Remastered 2009)2:15
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Bad (Remastered 2009)6:08
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Indian Summer Sky (Remastered 2009)4:19
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Elvis Presley And America (Remastered 2009)6:23
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MLK (Remastered 2009)2:34
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Additional Information

Total length
42:39
Tracks
10
Released
October 27, 2009
Label
℗ 2009 Universal-Island Records Limited under exclusive licence to Mercury Records Limited in the UK, Interscope Records in the US and Universal Music Group for the rest of the world
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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