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U2 - The Unforgettable Fire album FLAC

  • Performer: U2
  • Title: The Unforgettable Fire
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: ASF DXD AAC AIFF MPC FLAC DMF
  • Released: 1989
  • Style: Pop Rock
  • MP3 album: 1993 mb
  • FLAC album: 1772 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 620
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire album FLAC

The Unforgettable Fire was U2's first studio collaboration with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. There were several significant re-issues including one in October 1996 as part of the Island Master series and one as part of the MFSL Ultradisc series in both the 12" vinyl and 5" CD formats with a slightly longer version of 4th Of July. Other unusual releases from around the world included a Mexican release on the Bertelsmann label as part of the Rockollector series. The album was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA with 3 million units sold. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, The Unforgettable Fire reached N. 4 on the album charts and stayed in the charts a total of 3 weeks. It was also selected as Best Album at Ireland's Music Industry Awards and in the Hot Press Reader's Poll, it was voted the No. 1 album by readers.

U2's fourth album, The Unforgettable Fire, was released in remastered form in 2009 to mark 25 years since the album's original release in October 1984. Recorded at Slane Castle, Ireland, The Unforgettable Fire was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, and spawned two top 10 UK singles - 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)' and 'The Unforgettable Fire'

The Unforgettable Fire" is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the fourth track on their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire (1984), and was released as the album's second single in April 1985. The band cited an art exhibition by victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that was held at The Peace Museum in Chicago as the lyrical inspiration for the song

The Unforgettable Fire (Незабываемый огонь) четвёртый студийный альбом вышел 1 октября 1984 года. Гораздо более абстрактный, чем War, он стал резкой сменой направления группы. Гораздо более атмосферный, чем War, The Unforgettable Fire обладает богатым и гармоничным звучанием. Под руководством Лануа игра Ларри стала свободнее и искуснее, а Адама - более подсознательной, такой, что бас-гитара больше не врывалась, а вливалась в общее звучание песен. Стихи песен альбома можно интерпретировать по-разному, что вместе с атмосферным звучанием даёт, по выражению группы, очень наглядное чувство.

First press Japanese release of Unforgettable Fire. Came in strong card sleeve with 2 paper inserts. Insert 1: Band promo pic for album on one side. Insert 2: On one side, track listing (written in both English and Japanese) with track running times and band biography in Japanese print only. Also, song lyrics start on this page in English only. On reverse the lyrics are continued in English then the complete album lyrics in Japanese text. Some with official tour sticker sheet (with 8 separate stickers).

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.

Eno and Lanois didn’t reinvent the group’s sound so much as they made it richer and more complex. The foursome had always been earnest and strident - willing to spout off on huge issues like God, death and war - but now, it added artsy to its list of descriptors. Despite Eno’s atmospheric touches and the loosened definitions of what a song could be, The Unforgettable Fire remains a powerful rock ‘n’ roll album.

Tracklist

A1 A Sort Of Homecoming
A2 Pride (In The Name Of Love)
A3 Wire
A4 The Unforgettable Fire
A5 Promenade
B1 4th Of July
B2 Bad
B3 Indian Summer Sky
B4 Elvis Presley And America
B5 MLK

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Arranged By [String] – Noel Kelehan
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Crew [U2 Crew] – Denis Sheehan*, Lord Henry Mountcharles*, Joe O'Herlihy, Peter Williams, Steve Iredale, Steve Rainford, Tim Buckley , Tom Mullally
  • Drums – Larry Mullen Junior*
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Kevin Killen
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Randy Ezratty
  • Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – The Edge
  • Keyboards [Fairlight] – Paul Barrett
  • Management – Paul McGuinness
  • Management [Principle Management - Dublin] – Anne-Louise Kelly
  • Management [Principle Management - New York] – Ellen Darst
  • Music By – U2
  • Other [Thanks To] – Mrs. Christine Kerr
  • Producer, Engineer – Eno*, Lanois*
  • Sleeve [Realisation] – Anton Corbijn, The Creative Dept. Ltd.*
  • Sleeve [Sleeve - Conception By] – Anton Corbijn, Stephen Averill*
  • Vocals [Additional], Performer [Instruments And Treatments] – Eno*, Lanois*
  • Vocals, Words By – Bono

Notes

Spanish album title "El Fuego Inolvidable"

Song titles in spanish & english

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U25, U2 5 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records U25, U2 5 UK 1984
P35D-20002, CID 102 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition, 'Ra) Polystar, Island Records P35D-20002, CID 102 Japan 1988
610 194-222, CID 102 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records 610 194-222, CID 102 Europe Unknown
ISLC-1011 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Island Records ISLC-1011 Canada 1984
460502670341 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album, RM) Universal Music Russia 460502670341 Russia 2009

Tracklist

The Three Sunrises 3:52
The Unforgettable Fire 4:56
A Sort Of Homecoming 4:06
Love Comes Tumbling 4:45
Bass Trap 5:17

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
12 IS 220, 12 IS220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Single) Island Records, Island Records 12 IS 220, 12 IS220 UK 1985
A-107.183, A 107183 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records A-107.183, A 107183 Spain 1984
880 716-1 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 880 716-1 France 1984
880 716-1 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 880 716-1 France 1984
K-9561 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single) Island Records K-9561 Australia 1984
K 9561 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single) Island Records K 9561 New Zealand 1984
L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 U2 The Unforgetable Fire ‎(12", MP, M/Print, Fir) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 Australia 1985
L 20046, 121S220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(12", M/Print) Island Records, Island Records L 20046, 121S220 Australia & New Zealand 1985
L-18002, L 18002, 12IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(12", MiniAlbum, M/Print, 2nd) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L-18002, L 18002, 12IS 220 Australia 1985
880 716-7 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(7") Island Records 880 716-7 France 1985
107 183-100, 107 183 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(7") Island Records, Island Records 107 183-100, 107 183 Europe 1985
IS220, IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(7", Single, Pap) Island Records, Island Records IS220, IS 220 UK 1985
IS220, IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire / A Sort Of Homecoming ‎(7", Single, Sil) Island Records, Island Records IS220, IS 220 UK 1985
ISX 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12") Island Records ISX 220 Italy 1985
L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12") Island Records, Island Records, Island Records L 18002, L-18002, 12IS 220 Australia 1985
062-VG 4002-Z U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 062-VG 4002-Z Greece 1985
601 759-213, 601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records 601 759-213, 601 759 Europe 1985
601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 601 759 Germany 1985
601 759-213, 601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records 601 759-213, 601 759 Europe 1985
12 IS220, F 601759, F601.759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 12 IS220, F 601759, F601.759 Spain 1985
MXSI 18003, 12 IS 220, 12IS220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Jugoton, Island Records, Island Records MXSI 18003, 12 IS 220, 12IS220 Yugoslavia 1985
601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 601 759 Europe 1985
601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi) Island Records 601 759 Europe 1985
ISP-1026, ISP 1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records ISP-1026, ISP 1026 Canada 1985
ISM 1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", MiniAlbum, Fir) Island Records ISM 1026 Canada 1985
ISM 1026, ISM-1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", MiniAlbum, RE) Island Records, Island Records ISM 1026, ISM-1026 Canada 1985
12 IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Single) Island Records 12 IS 220 UK 1985
CBS 12 6185 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Single) CBS CBS 12 6185 Ireland 1985
ISP220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Single, Ltd, Pic, Unc) Island Records ISP220 UK 1985
ISD 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(2x7", EP, Single, Ltd, Gat) Island Records ISD 220 UK 1985
CBS DA 6185 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(2x7", Single, Gat) CBS CBS DA 6185 Ireland 1985
ISP220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Pic) Island Records ISP220 UK 1985
CBS A 6185 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single) CBS CBS A 6185 Ireland 1985
K 9618 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records K 9618 New Zealand 1985
C 18002 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, M/Print) Island Records C 18002 Australia 1985
ISMC 1026, ISMC-1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, MiniAlbum) Island Records, Island Records ISMC 1026, ISMC-1026 Canada 1985
ISPC-1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, MiniAlbum, Dol) Island Records ISPC-1026 Canada 1985
ISXK 7220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, MiniAlbum, Spe) Island Records ISXK 7220 Italy 1985
D07D-2001, IS220 U2 焔(ほのお) = The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single) Island Records, Polystar, Island Records D07D-2001, IS220 Japan 1985
D07D-2001, D07D-2001 , IS220 U2 焔(ほのお) = The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single, Promo) Island Records, Polystar, Island Records D07D-2001, D07D-2001 , IS220 Japan 1985
S-0521 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", Single, Promo) Ariola/RCA S-0521 Argentina 1986
664 974 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Single, Bla) Island Records 664 974 Europe 1991
664 974 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Single, Blu) Island Records 664 974 Europe 1991
601 759 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", Maxi, RE) Island Records 601 759 Europe Unknown
ISM 1026 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(12", MiniAlbum, RE, Blu) Island Records ISM 1026 Canada Unknown
IS 220 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(7", RP, Sil) Island Records IS 220 UK Unknown

Tracklist

1 A Sort Of Homecoming 5:29
2 Pride 3:49
3 Wire 4:19
4 The Unforgettable Fire 4:55
5 Promenade 2:33
6 4th Of July 2:15
7 Bad 6:09
8 Indian Summer Sky 4:18
9 Elvis Presley And America 6:23
10 MLK 2:32

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Universal Music
  • Distributed By – Universal Music
  • Manufactured By – Cinram

Credits

  • Arranged By [Strings] – Noel Kelehan
  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums – Larry Mullen Junior*
  • Engineer [Additional] – Kevin Killen
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Randy Ezratty
  • Guitar, Keyboards – The Edge
  • Keyboards [Fairlight] – Paul Barrett
  • Lyrics By – Bono
  • Music By – U2
  • Producer, Engineer – Eno*, Lanois*
  • Vocals – Bono
  • Vocals [Additional], Performer [Additional Instruments And Treatments] – Eno*, Lanois*

Notes

Manufactured and distributed in Canada by Universal Music, 2450 Victoria Park Avenue, Willowdale, Ontario M2J 4A2

A list of similar Canadian editions with CID-102 or CIXD-102 Category:
- 1987 glass master, with lighter, pink artwork
- 1988 glass master, CIXD-102 Category
- 1989 glass master, Price Code V
- unknown glass master, A&M distribution
- 1993 glass master, with Mould SID
- 1993 glass master, Universal distribution
- 2004 glass master (this submission)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 6043-90102-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): (cinram logo) LT38 CID102 #40119Z04
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched): 14
  • Mastering SID Code: LT38
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 6000
  • Other (Inner Ring): 18

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U25, U2 5 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records U25, U2 5 UK 1984
P35D-20002, CID 102 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition, 'Ra) Polystar, Island Records P35D-20002, CID 102 Japan 1988
610 194-222, CID 102 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records 610 194-222, CID 102 Europe Unknown
ISLC-1011 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Island Records ISLC-1011 Canada 1984
460502670341 U2 The Unforgettable Fire ‎(CD, Album, RM) Universal Music Russia 460502670341 Russia 2009



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