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U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]

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U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]
Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative, Post-Punk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 42:53 | 441,93 Mb
Label: Island Records/Polystar (Japan) | Cat.# P35D-20002 (CID 102) | Released: 1985-06-25 (1984-10-01)
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]

"The Unforgettable Fire" is the 4th studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was released on 1 October 1984. The band wanted a different musical direction following the harder-hitting rock of their 1983 album "War". They employed Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois to produce and assist in experimenting with a more ambient and abstract sound. The resulting change in direction was at the time the band's most dramatic. 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". Two songs feature lyrical tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. "The Unforgettable Fire" received generally favourable reviews from critics and produced the band's biggest hit at the time, "Pride (In the Name of Love)", as well as the live favourite "Bad", a song about heroin addiction. The 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.
~Wikipedia

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]

In many ways, U2 took their fondness for sonic bombast as far as it could go on War, so it isn't a complete surprise that they chose to explore the intricacies of the Edge's layered, effects-laden guitar on the follow-up, The Unforgettable Fire. Working with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, U2 created a dark, near-hallucinatory series of interlocking soundscapes that are occasionally punctuated by recognizable songs and melodies. In such a setting, the band both flourishes and flounders, creating some of their greatest music, as well as some of their worst. "Elvis Presley and America" may well be Bono's most embarrassing attempt at poetry, yet it is redeemed by the chilling and wonderful "Bad," a two-chord elegy for an addict that is stunning in its control and mastery. Similarly, the wet, shimmering textures of the title track, the charging "A Sort of Homecoming," and the surging Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute "Pride (In the Name of Love)" are all remarkable, ranking among U2's very best music, making the missteps that clutter the remainder of the album somewhat forgivable.
~Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984) [1985, Japan, 1st Press]




Release of the album: 1984, October, 1 [LP Island Records, Cat.# U2 5, UK]
Release of this CD: 1985, June, 25 [CD Island Records/Polystar (Japan) , Cat.# P35D-20002 (CID 102), EAN: no barcode]
© 1984 Original sound recording made by Island Records Ltd.
POLYSTAR Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan

Credits:

Arranged By [Strings] – Noel Kelehan
Artwork [Realisation - For The Creative Dept. Ltd.] – Anton Corbijn
Bass – Adam Clayton
Crew [U2] – Denis Sheehan, Lord Henry Mountcharles, Joe O'Herlihy, Peter Williams, Steve Iredale, Steve Rainford, Tim Buckley, Tom Mullally
Design Concept [Based On Concept Of] – Simon Marsden
Drums – Larry Mullen
Engineer [Additional] – Kevin Killen
Engineer [Assistant] – Randy Ezratty
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – The Edge
Management – Paul McGuinness
Management [Principle Management - Dublin] – Anne-Louise Kelly
Management [Principle Management - New York] – Ellen Darst
Music By – U2
Producer, Engineer – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
Sleeve [Sleeve-conception] – Anton Corbijn, Stephen Averill
Synthesizer [Fairlight] – Paul Barrett
Vocals – Bono
Vocals [Additional], Instruments, Other [Treatments] – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
Words By – Bono


Tracklist:

01. A Sort Of Homecoming (05:29)
02. Pride (In The Name Of Love) (03:50)
03. Wire (04:20)
04. The Unforgettable Fire (04:56)
05. Promenade (02:36)
06. 4th Of July (02:17)
07. Bad (06:09)
08. Indian Summer Sky (04:20)
09. Elvis Presley And America (06:23)
10. MLK (02:33)

All tracks recorded in Ireland at Slane Castle, County Meath and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.

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See also:
U2 - Songs Of Innocence (2014) [2CD, Deluxe Edition]

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