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The Unforgettable Fire [Import]

U2 Audio CD
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1. Sort Of Homecoming, A
2. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
3. Wire
4. Unforgettable Fire, The
5. Promenade
6. 4th Of July
7. Bad
8. Indian Summer Sky
9. Elvis Presley And America
10. MLK

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An appreciable leap forward in almost every fashion from the group's first trio of albums, The Unforgettable Fire is its first with the production team of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. And while they take a strong hand in wrestling U2's music out of the mainstream and into a more individualistic area, it's the songs themselves that demand a more subtle approach. Moody gems such as "A Sort of Homecoming" and the entrancing "Bad" set the table for more explosive fare such as "Pride", "Wire" and the title track. This is the album that made U2 a career act, showing that their music could grow by leaps and bounds, even at the hand of another, without sacrificing its soul. --Daniel Durchholz

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U2 The Unforgettable Fire (Original 1984 UK 10-track CD album including the singles The Unforgettable Fire and the classic Pride [In The Name Of Love] complete with the fold-out picture sleeve inlay containing the A Sort Of Homecoming lyricsCID102)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Great U2 Album Dec 29 2012
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When listening to this album, one can definitely hear the progression of the band's talent. When you compare it to their earlier work like Boy it's a giant leap forward. Like their previous albums, it is an enjoyable listening experience. The digital remastering has improved the sound quality which is an added plus. U2 fans need to have this as part of their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy and long-overdue remaster! Nov. 6 2009
Format:Audio CD
I own all of U2's albums, and all of the remastered editions as well. While I love the beautiful booklets accompanying these re-issues, and they all sound good, I haven't noticed a HUGE amount of sound improvement. Not that I'm complaining, but "WAR" for instance, still sounds a little "shrill" (to my ears at least). "Unforgettable Fire" is the U2 album most noticeably improved with the new mastering. "A Sort Of Homecoming" has a nice "roundness" to the sound and mix which the previous CD release lacked. There are even "incidental noises" which can be heard now that I never noticed before on the previous edition. Things like the odd cable buzz etc. actually add to the CD. U2 were, after all, recording fairly "live" in a castle. These "imperfections" really take you right into the recording session. These noises, I should add, are really only at heard discreetly at the start of certain tracks. The sound is GREAT. I have absolutely no complaints with this disc.
On another note, I've always felt that "Unforgettable Fire" was sandwiched between two rather celebrated U2 efforts "War" and "The Joshua Tree". For this reason I've often felt it's somewhat overlooked in the catalogue. True, "Pride" was a big hit, but listening back to this album now I realize how much artistic "gold" I had overlooked. "Bad" is absolute classic U2, "MLK" is beautiful, and "Unforgettable Fire" is another haunting piece. Basically, I've been most impressed with this particular U2 reissue. I'm really glad such an important artistic milestone for the band has now been given a proper release on CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The album that really started it all.... Sept. 25 2009
By Gis A. Bun TOP 500 REVIEWER
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While some may say that War really pushed the band into the spotlight, it was this album that allow them to expand world-wide especially after their Live Aid appearance where Bono goofed by spending too much time during Bad cutting their setlist from 3 tracks to 2. If it wasn't for this album, The Joshua Tree may not have been so huge on it's release. The album itself is a bit of a departure from their gritty rock, heading more towards a US orientated album [Pride, MLK, A Sort Of A Homecoming].

The Unforgettable Fire Limitred Box Set will feature the remastered album and a second CD featuring bonus audio material, including two previously unheard tracks from the Slane Castle sessions: 'Yoshino Blossom', and 'Disappearing Act' (a track which the band recently completed).

The set will also include DVD including music videos, a documentary, unreleased live footage from the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986, a 56 page hardback book with liner notes by The Edge, Brian Eno, Danny Lanois, Bert Van de Kamp and Niall Stokes, and 5 photographic prints. [Some were hoping for a UF era concert or the Live Aid footage.]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another awesome U2 box set! Aug. 1 2011
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Maybe not as essential as The Joshua Tree box set, The Unforgettable Fire being a less accessible album (and, consequently, less popular than it's 1987 followup), but still an absolute must for fans of U2's work with the Eno-Lanois production duo. This was the first album recorded by U2 with the duo, which would later go on to producing some of the band's most popular albums, including The Joshua Tree and 1991's Achtung Baby.

The remastered edition of the original 1984 album is highly superior soundwise to the original CD edition. Lanois had worked very closely with drummer Larry Mullen in the studio, and all the subtlety and detail in the drum tracks is more evident here than on any other U2 recording. The Unforgettable Fire has always been one of my favourite U2 albums, I've listened to it a lot over the past 25 years, and I must admit that I had never paid as much attention to the drumming as I feel compelled to do when I listen to this version of the album. Larry Mullen fans will not believe how clear and detailed the sound is!

The bonus CD, as with all of U2's remastered box sets, contains all the singles, b-sides and outtakes from the 1984-85 experimental phase that served as transition between the more accessible War and Joshua Tree albums. The scope of the band's musical experimentation becomes even more evident when confronted with these complete recordings. Included here are all the tracks that were released on the Wide Awake in America EP (1985) and on the various versions of the Pride and Unforgettable Fire singles. A special mention goes to an alternate version of A Sort of Homecoming, featuring African rhythms and Peter Gabriel on back vocals!! A completely different song, like nothing U2 has ever recorded either before or since!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad song on this album Dec 30 2010
Format:Audio CD
I only recently heard U2's song Bad, which was used at the beginning and ending of Angelina Jolie's film "Taking Lives", so i decided to order this remastered album and was I ever shocked that I loved every single song. The remastering is excellent, he didn't jack up the volume to the point where it is unlistenable. I am not a U2 fan at all but this album is a masterpiece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding!
The cd arrived within 2 weeks of purchase and in excellent condition. Frankly, I was a bit surprised that it came so soon after my order. Read more
Published on June 29 2012 by trevor
5.0 out of 5 stars The best U2 album E.V.E.R. !!
Since the start of the remasters and expanded series, I've been waiting for this one the most eagerly; it's the best and more diverse album U2 ever made! Read more
Published on Dec 7 2009 by Michel Drolet
5.0 out of 5 stars The Unforgettable Collection
If you do not have this in your collection...add it now.

Two discs of music and a DVD, notes, photos...now you can say you have found what you were looking for. Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2009 by Todd Valade
5.0 out of 5 stars Their Best Album
I just want to concur with the reviewer below. This is their best period and best album. The Amazon. Read more
Published on July 7 2004 by "veegez1"
5.0 out of 5 stars Most unique and easy to listen to U2 CD.
Most of the songs on this recording still have passion and deep meaning, yet the signature U2 sound of early days is left behind. Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Leafsfan2028
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable Indeed
In their offtime between the 'War Tour' and the recording of "The Unforgettable Fire", U2 saw an exhibit in Japan about Hiroshima, which subsequently led to many of the... Read more
Published on June 22 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars What Irish roots give this album and ultimately the band.
*The fourth Cd of U2's musical emporium, Unforgettable fire reveals a transition from War into Joshua Tree. Read more
Published on May 27 2004 by Infinite Catalyst
3.0 out of 5 stars Not 'Unforgettable', Not 'Bad' Either
After a succesion of rather aggressive, bombastic albums opened their career, the sound and textures of 'The Unforgettabe Fire' were most certainly a shock to many critics and fans... Read more
Published on May 9 2004 by B. Harris
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