The Unforgettable Fire Collection

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The Unforgettable Fire Collection
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Release Date: November 1985

Duration: 51 Minutes

Liner Notes:

Producer: Brian Eno (tracks: 1 to 4), Daniel Lanois (tracks: 1 to 4). Engineer: Kevin Killen (tracks: 1 to 4). Assistant Engineer: Randy Ezratty (tracks: 1 to 4). Video Director: Barry Devlin (tracks: 2, 4, 5). Video Producer: James Morris, Michael Hamlyn (tracks: 1, 3, 5). Photography: Anton Corbijn. For U2, the period from May 1984 to May 1985 was an extraordinary one. In that time they recorded and released The Unforgettable Fire and undertook a world tour that took them onto a new plane as perhaps the world's top act. In Bono's own phrase, having climbed to the top of one mountain, they went to find another. Here in songs and images is the story of that singular ascent. In this unique compilation you'll see and hear what it is that has made The Unforgettable Fire unforgettable, from the extraordinary visual images of Pride (In the Name of Love) and the Unforgettable Fire single to the documentary style of A Sort of homecoming and Bad - here released in video form for the first time. Here too, you'll see the special half-hour documentary of the actual making of the album, shot on location at Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios. The Unforgettable Fire, tour and album is a memorable chapter in the U2 story. The images on this video package chronicle it faithfully. Tracks 1-5 produced by James Morris (Windmill Lane). Tracks 1,3,5 produced by Michael Hamlyn (Midnight Films). Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. 1984. Video compilation (p) 1985 Island Records Ltd. Running time approx. 60 minutes. HiFi-Stereo/Mono compatible.

Track List:

  1. The Unforgettable Fire (Video Director: Meiert Avis)
  2. Bad
  3. Pride (In The Name Of Love) (Video Director: Donald Cammell)
  4. A Sort Of Homecoming
  5. The Making Of The Unforgettable Fire Documentary (Including Version 2 Of Pride)


  • Canada:
    • VHS: Island Visual Arts 440 082 975-3, Island Visual 082 975-2
  • Japan:
    • LaserDisc: Polygram LR-661, Polygram R-661
  • UK:
    • VHS: Island Visual IVA021
  • USA:
    • VHS: RCA / Columbia 433 966 053-6

Media Review:

Review: U2: The Unforgettable Fire Collection

2 1/2 stars (out of 5)

By Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

With 1984's The Unforgettable Fire, U2 were catapulted from cult status in the United States to full-blown superstardom, giving America a chance to discover what the United Kingdom and Europe already knew -- that U2 were a gifted, powerful, and uncommonly passionate rock band. U2: The Unforgettable Fire Collection is a home video release which combines a half-hour documentary on the making of this groundbreaking album with four videos from The Unforgettable Fire: "Pride (In the Name of Love)," "A Sort of Homecoming," "Bad," and the title tune.

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