- Number of Discs: 3
- Released: October 26, 2009
- Label: Island
Rolling Stone - p.754.5 stars out of 5
-- "The transcendent 'Bad' is the triumph..."
Q - 10/96, p.1895 Stars
- Indispensable - "...the making of THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE witnessed the first signs of a remarkable chemistry between an artfully analytical producer and a peak-of-powers group....simply sounds timeless..."
Q (Magazine) - p.1304 stars out of 5
-- "As the transitional work that propelled U2 into the elite stratospheres of global stadium rock, THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE is aptly named."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.933 stars out of 5
-- "Brian Eno produces for the first time, helping the quartet make the leap from traditional rock group to something more ambient and adventurous."
Uncut (magazine)3 stars out of 5
-- "The Edge's delay unit ceased to be a mere effect and became an instrument in itself, defining the entire rhythm and texture of songs..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.A Sort of Homecoming
- 2.Pride (In the Name of Love)
- 4.The Unforgettable Fire
- 6.4th of July
- 8.Indian Summer Sky
- 9.Elvis Presley & America
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Disappearing Act
- 2.Sort of Homecoming, A - (live)
- 3.Bad - (live)
- 4.Love Comes Tumbling
- 5.The Three Sunrises
- 6.Yoshino Blossom
- 7.Wire - (Kevorkian Remix)
- 8.Boomerang I
- 9.Pride (In the Name of Love)
- 10.Sort of Homecoming, A - (Remix)
- 11.11 O'Clock Tick Tock - (Remix)
- 12.Wire [Celtic Dub Mix]
- 13.Bass Trap
- 14.Boomerang II
- 15.4th of July
- 16.Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.The Unforgettable Fire
- 3.Pride (In the Name of Love)
- 4.A Sort of Homecoming
- 5.Bonus Materials
U2: Bono (vocals); The Edge (guitar, keyboards, vocals); Adam Clayton (bass);
Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums).
Additional personnel: Paul Barrett (synthesizer); Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois.
Recorded at Slane Castle, County Meath and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Personnel: The Edge (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards); Daniel Lanois , Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno (vocals); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums).
Audio Mixers: Kevin Killen; Kevin Moloney; Ron Saint Germain; U2.
Audio Remasterer: Scott Sedillo.
Audio Remixers: Daniel Lanois ; Frank Filipetti.
Liner Note Authors: Daniel Lanois ; Brian Eno.
Directors: Barry Devlin; Meiert Avis; Donald Cammell.
Photographer: Colm Henry.
With a title inspired by an exhibition of paintings by Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors, THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE confirmed U2 as one of a handful of bands able to tackle such vast and emotive subjects with dignity and musical integrity. There are few artists capable of writing about religion, war, race, politics, and life with such ferocity and global commercial success. 'Pride (In The Name Of Love)', an elegy for Martin Luther King, was a breakout hit, and every track--wrapped in the Edge's impressionistic guitar splashes--reveals a quartet hungry for the world stage. The production by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois was a taste of things to come.