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U2 - The Unforgettable Fire


Island Records



Product No.:
AISL 792416
UPC: 602517924161
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

180-gram vinyl

Includes 12" x 12" deluxe 16-page booklet

Mastered by Arnie Acosta and cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

In many ways, U2 took their fondness for sonic bombast as far as it could go on War, so it isn't a complete surprise that they chose to explore the intricacies of the Edge's layered, effects-laden guitar on the follow-up, The Unforgettable Fire. Working with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, U2 created a dark, near-hallucinatory series of interlocking soundscapes that are occasionally punctuated by recognizable songs and melodies.

1. A Sort of Homecoming
2. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
3. Wire
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Promenade
6. 4th of July
7. Bad
8. Indian Summer Sky
9. Elvis Presley and America
10. MLK

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Bad not breaking in remastering

posted on 02/01/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Carey
I purchased all the U2 reissues here even though I already own most of the originals. On this pressing the vinyl is fairly quiet and that adds something my original version no longer has. I tried listening to the difference between the original and the reissue by flipping between records and playing Bad, the second track on side two. This really revealed the differences between the original and the reissue. Where the original seems to have a warmer quality, the reissue is tighter, more precise and less out of control during portions of the song. The bass guitar is much more loose on the original pressing. On the reissue, the drum cymbals aren't quite as bright, but they don't suffer the same type of uncontrolled crashing toward the end of the song. Overall the reissue is cleaned up. Bono's vocals lose a bit of warmth in his quieter moments but gain better definition when he really gets going. This reissue is a much better choice if you intend to listen at higher volume level.

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