" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE

Cover

Cover
 Commercial Release October 1 / 2, 1984
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 12, Canada: 6, UK: 1
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
MFSL Gold Version:
COMMERCIAL SINGLES
Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Unforgettable Fire
Wide Awake in America (EP)
PROMOTIONAL RELEASES
Pride Promo Single
Wire Promo Single
A Sort of Homecoming Promo Single
Cassette Sampler 1985 Promo
LINER NOTES
Published by Blue Mountain Music Ltd. Produced and Engineered by: Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois. Additional Engineering: Kevin Killen. Assistant Engineer: Randy Ezratty.
All tracks recorded in Ireland at Slane Castle, Co. Meath and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin. 

Bono: vocals. The Edge: guitar, keyboards, vocals. Adam Clayton: bass. Larry Mullen Junior: drums. Additional vocals, instruments and treatments: Eno / Lanois. Music U2, Words Bono. String Arrangement: Noel Kelehan. Fairlight: Paul Barret. 

Managment: Paul McGuinness. Anne-Louise Kelly - Principle Management - Dublin. Ellen Darst - Principle Management - New York 

U2 Crew: Dennis Sheehan, Joe O'Herlihy, Steve Iredale, Tom Mullally, Steve Rainford, Peter Williams, Tim Buckley, Lord Henry Moutcharles. Sleeve - Conception by Anton Corbijn / Steve Averill. Realisation: Anton Corbijn / The Creative Dept Ltd. 

Thanks to Mrs Christine Kerr. Drums: Yamaha. Strings: James Howe Industries

OTHER NOTES
The first trilogy of albums were done, and people wondered what was coming next.  What arrived was U2 working with Eno and Lanois for the first time ever, and an album which was still obviously U2 but was different from anything that had come before.  There was more playing with sound, a more ambient sound at that.  A pending tour caused the album recording to be wrapped up earlier than would have been liked, and this has added to the overall feel of the album, a slightly unfinished quality to some of the songs.

The first single off of the album, Pride, became U2's biggest hit to date.  However, the follow up single did not do as well, and releases from the album stopped after the two.  However, interest in the album would be reborn with 1985's appearance at Live Aid where a version of "Bad" lasting over ten minutes was performed and left a lot of people wondering just who these guys were.

The album was partially recorded in Slane Castle (not the one pictured on the front) and finished up at Windmill Lane studios in Dublin.  The production team of Lanois and Eno would become a re-occuring force in U2's albums, and they have produced many of the albums since this time.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
 UK Pressing, U212 / 524 653-1
Label: Island Records
UPC: 7 31452 46531 3
Package: Picture Sleeve
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island / Ariola, TLP 60137 Mexico, Polygram, LPE 25034
Australia, Island / Festival, RML 53152 Peru, Island, Y-ISL-0206530.5
Canada, Island, ISL-1011 Peru, Island, ISL-0206530
France, Island, 822 898-1 Portugal, Island U25 / 10.206530
Germany, Island, 206 530 Sweden, Island, U25
Greece, Island, VG71408 Taiwan, Island / Chade, CH-1153
Italy, Island / Dischi Ricordi, U25 UK, Island, ILPS U25
Ireland, CBS, CBS 26209 UK, Island, ILPM 2087 [1996]
Israel, Island, BANU25 Uruguay, Island / Ariola, 212010-1
Japan, Island, 28SI-252 USA, Island, 90231-1
Japan, Island, R28D-2087 Venezuela, Island, 7524
Korea, Island, OLW-359 Yugoslavia, Jugoton, LSI 11078
Mexico, RCA, LAE 605
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
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 12" MFSL VINYL:
 UK Pressing, UC212 / 548 285-4
Label: Island Records
UPC:
Package: Hardshell Case
Catalog Information:
USA, Mobile Fidelity, MFSL-107
Track Listing:
As listed above, with the slightly different MFSL mastering.
Further Information:
Pressed in 200gram vinyl.  Copies were individually numbered.
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 CASSETTE:
 Canada Pressing, UC5 / ISLC-1011
Label: Island Records
UPC: None
Package: Hardshell Case
Catalog Information:
Australia, Island / Festival, RMC 53132 Mexico, Polygram, MCE 25034
Australia, Island, 822 898-4 Peru, Island, Z-ISL-0206530.5
Canada, Island, UC5 / ISLC-1011 Peru, Island, MC-ISL82289846
Germany, Island, 406 530 Phillipines, Island, UC25
Italy, Island, U2K75 UK, Island, UC25
Mexico, RCA, CS 605 USA, Island, 90321-4
Mexico, Bertelsmann, CSEM 5383 USA, Island, 422-822 898-4
Mexico, Polygram, MCE 1189 Yugoslavia, Jugoton, CAI 9127
Track Listing:
As listed above. 
Further Information:
Covers of the cassettes varied either featuring the close up shot of the band (See DCC below), or a wide shot of the castle in the background.
Other Images:
Additional images not available above always welcome!
 8-TRACK CASSETTE:
 USA Pressing, 5154515
Label: Island / Columbia House Records
UPC: None
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Catalog Information:
USA, Island / Columbia House, 5154515
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
Only released through Columbia House Record Club in the USA.  Most manufacturers had stopped producing 8-tracks, but Columbia still had an 8-Track club, and had an agreement with the various labels to continue production in small quantities.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
 Canada Pressing, CID-102
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 6043-90102-2 3
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #930309HH CID-102 MFG BY CINRAM
Note: 2000 Re-Release
 USA Pressing, 7 90231-2
Label: Island / BMG Records
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 4228 22 8982 06%
Note: Record Club Pressing
 USA Pressing, 90231-2
Label: Island / BMG Records
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 422 822 898-2 07@
Note: Record Club Pressing
 USA Pressing, 422 822 898-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 422-822898-2 7
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 4228 22 8982 06%
Catalog Information:
Australia, Island / Festival, D 53132 Japan, Island / Polystar, P35D-20002
Australia, Island, 822 898-2 Japan, Island / Universal, UICY 2359 [2002]
Canada, Island, CID-102 Japan, Island / Universal, [2004]
Germany, Island, 610 194 UK, Island, CID 102
Italy, Island, CDCID102 UK, Island, IMCD 236
Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR-4837 USA, Island, 90321-2
Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR-4705 [1992] USA, Island / BMG, 7 90321-2
Japan, Island / Phonogram, PHCR-1705 USA, Island / BMG, 90321-2
Japan, Island / Polystar, P24D-10052 [1988] USA, Island, 422-822 898-2
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
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 5" MFSL GOLD CD:
 USA Pressing, UDCD 624
Label: Mobile Fidelity
UPC: 0 15775 16242 6
Package: MFSL Jewel Case
Matrix: ZAMOX OPTICAL-PLYMOUTH MN-Z11334 0HJ93<1005>
Catalog Information:
USA, Mobile Fidelity, UDCD 624
Track Listing:
Recording featured the MFSL tracklisting above.
Further Information:
Gold CD rather than the more typical aluminum.  This CD was produced from the original master tapes, and features some minor differences from the regular CD pressing, most notably, the length of "4th of July".
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 DIGITAL COMPACT CASSETTE (DCC):
 UK Pressing, 822 898-5
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 42282 28985 8
Package: DCC Case
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, 822 898-5
Track Listing:
As listed above.
Further Information:
The DCC format was a format similar in size to the audio cassette.  The cassette itself is released in a plastic case which has an open front to see through to the artwork on the inside.  Room for a booklet is at the back of the case.
Other Images:
Back Side of DCC / Back of insert Booklet (Front of Booklet can be seen through the case in image one above).
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