The Unforgettable Fire [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. [The deluxe edition features a second disc of bonus materials containing live tracks, remixes and single versions.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2009
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602527014036
  • Catalog Number: 001336602
  • Sales rank: 10,648

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 A Sort of Homecoming (5:28)
  2. 2 Pride (In the Name of Love) (3:48)
  3. 3 Wire (4:19)
  4. 4 The Unforgettable Fire (4:54)
  5. 5 Promenade (2:33)
  6. 6 4th of July (2:12)
  7. 7 Bad (6:08)
  8. 8 Indian Summer Sky (4:19)
  9. 9 Elvis Presley & America (6:24)
  10. 10 Mlk (2:35)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Disappearing Act (4:35)
  2. 2 A Sort of Homecoming (4:06)
  3. 3 Bad (7:58)
  4. 4 Love Comes Tumbling (4:52)
  5. 5 The Three Sunrises (3:52)
  6. 6 Yoshino Blossom (3:38)
  7. 7 Wire (5:11)
  8. 8 Boomerang I (2:47)
  9. 9 Pride (In the Name of Love) (4:42)
  10. 10 A Sort of Homecoming (3:17)
  11. 11 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (4:13)
  12. 12 Wire (4:36)
  13. 13 Bass Trap (5:15)
  14. 14 Boomerang II (4:49)
  15. 15 4th of July (2:25)
  16. 16 Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
U2 Primary Artist
Peter Gabriel Vocals
Adam Clayton Bass
Eno Vocals, Guest Appearance
Daniel Lanois Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
U2 Producer
The Edge Composer
Bono Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Eno Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Martin Hannett Producer, Engineer
Kevin Killen Engineer
Daniel Lanois Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Remixing
Kevin Moloney Engineer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Tony Visconti Producer
Declan Gaffney Engineer
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