U2 Concerts featuring performances from The Unforgettable Fire
U2 has performed 1115 concerts featuring songs from The Unforgettable Fire.
The Unforgettable Fire was the fourth studio album released by U2, on October 1, 1984. The album was recorded between May and August 1984 at Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin. The album was the first album working with the producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The castle pictured on the front of the album is not Slane Castle, but rather Moydrum Castle.
The bulk of the album was recorded in the open spaces of Slane Castle, with the band set up in the ballroom of the castle. The band and many of the crew stayed on site at the castle during the month spent recording there.
“Pride (In the Name of Love)” and “The Unforgettable Fire” were both released as singles from the album. An EP called “Wide Awake in America” was also released in North America which contained some of the same b-side material collected on the singles from the album.
The album was reissued in 2009 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the original release. The deluxe version of this release included a second CD with b-sides, live tracks and remixes of songs, as well as some unreleased songs, one of which, “Disappearing Act” had vocals added to it in 2009. The deluxe version also included a live DVD including The Unforgettable Fire Collection, and live footage from Live Aid, and concert footage from the Conspiracy of Hope tour.
Because of this album, Rolling Stone declared U2 the band of the ‘80s. The original release of the album reached #1 in the UK album charts, and reached #12 on the Billboard 200 charts.
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