U2 To Reissue The Unforgettable Fire With Bonus Disc, DVD

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Details on the bonus material for the upcoming reissue of U2’s 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire have been revealed. A special edition will include a bonus disc, featuring two unreleased songs, Yoshino Blossom” and “Disappearing Act.” There’s also a DVD, featuring music videos, a making-of documentary, and excerpts from the band’s performances at Live Aid in 1985 and Amnesty International’s Conspiracy Of Hope Concert in 1986.

The anthemic, experimental Unforgettable Fire was U2’s fourth album, and represented an artistic breakthrough, marking the first time the band paired with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The reissue is due October 26 on Mercury Records.

According to U2.com: “Two of the titles from those Slane Castle sessions have never been available: ‘Yoshino Blossom’, and ‘Disappearing Act’, which the band recently completed. “A Sort of Homecoming” and “Bad” are live versions, from The Unforgettable Fire Tour that were on the highly sought after collectors item EP Wide Awake in America. The version of “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” was the b-side to ‘Pride (In The Name of Love)’ while Wire (Celtic Dub Remix) was previously on 7″ vinyl given away free with NME in May 1985.”

The Unforgettable Fire bonus disc:

“Disappearing Act”

“A Sort of Homecoming (live)”

“Bad (live)”

“Love Comes Tumbling”

“The Three Sunrises”

“Yoshino Blossom”

“Wire (Kervorkian Remix)”

“Boomerang I”

“Pride (In The Name of Love)”

“A Sort of Homecoming”

“11 O’Clock Tick Tock”

“Wire (Celtic Dub Mix)”

“Basa Trap”

“Boomerang II”

“4th of July”

“Sixty Seconds in Kingdom Come”

The Unforgettable Fire DVD Collection:

The Unforgettable Fire

Directed by Meiert Avis

Bad

Directed by Barry Devlin

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Directed by Donald Cammell

A Sort Of Homecoming

Directed by Barry Devlin

The Making Of The Unforgettable Fire – documentary

Directed by Barry Devlin

Additional Material

U2 at A Conspiracy Of Hope Concert

1. MLK

2. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

3. Bad

Recorded live at Giants Stadium, New Jersey, USA, 15th June 1986

U2 at Live Aid

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday 2. Bad

Recorded live at Wembley Stadium, 13th July 1985

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