"The Unforgettable Fire" was the fourth studio album by the Irish rock band, released in October 1984. The band wanted a different musical direction following the harder hitting rock of their previous 1983 album "War". They employed Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois to produce and assist them experiment with a more ambient and abstract sound. the resulting change in direction was at the time the band's most dramatic.
The album 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".
The album title is 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.
U2 - Unforgettable Fire
1984 Release on the Island record label (U2-5)
Features "Pride (in the name of love)" and "Wire".
The vinyl attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting very few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is excellently presented, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The original inner sleeve perfectly presented.
A fine example of the bestseller 1980's album.
For full track listing see Own tab.