Wide Awake In America

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Wide Awake In America
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Release Date: May 1985

Highest Chart Position: UK: 1 USA: 37

Liner Notes:

Bad (Live): Produced by U2. Mixed by Ron St. Germain. A Sort of Homecoming: Produced by Tony Visconti. Location Engineer: Kevin Killen. Recorded live at Wembley and Good Earth Studios. The Three Sunrises: Produced by U2 / Brian Eno / Daniel Lanois. Mixed by U2 / Kevin Moloney. Love Comes Tumbling: Produced by U2. Engineered by Paul Thomas. Mixed by U2 / Kevin Moloney.

Track List:

  1. Bad (Live) (7:59)
  2. A Sort Of Homecoming (Live) (4:04)
  3. The Three Sunrises (3:46)
  4. Love Comes Tumbling (4:41)


  • Australia: Island 842 479-2
  • Brazil: Island 842 479-2, Island 6047177
  • Canada: Island ISM 90279-1, Island ISMC 90279, Island, 422-842 479-2
  • Japan: Island R15D-2010, Island PHCR-4706, Island PHCR-4850
  • South Africa: Island WIP 6677 (No PS)
  • UK: Island ISSP 22, Island CIDU 22, Island IMCD75 / 842 479-2
  • USA: Island 90279-1-A, Island 90279-4-A, Island 422-842 479-2, Island 422-842 479-4, Island PR 774 (No PS / Promo)

Media Review:

Review: 2 stars (out of 5)

By Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

As U2 were completing the supporting tour for The Unforgettable Fire, they released the four-track EP Wide Awake in America. Comprised of two outtakes ("Three Sunrises," "Love Comes Tumbling") and two live cuts (including "Bad"), the record may be aimed at the hardcore collector, but most U2 fans will find it necessary, since the two rejects are actually stronger than about half of The Unforgettable Fire, and the live cuts again demonstrate U2's undeniable talent for captivating concerts.

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