FlinterFile: U2- The Unforgettable Fire

When U2 was touring in 1983, they didn’t only play concerts.They also visited a museum in Chicago, the Chicago Peace Museum. Here, they would see an exhibition with art from the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima, which was titled The Unforgettable Fire. When U2 decided to use the title for an album, they also came up with a song of the same name. The song would be more about travelling to Tokyo, though it could be interpreted in many ways. For the album, Brian Eno was the producer, which changed the sound of U2. This song has a certain atmosphere over it, that makes it a great, almost symphonic song. Interestingly, the mistake the drummer makes, starting to drum too early (already after the first four seconds) and following that a s-it, was never edited out. It became a number 6 hit in the UK. Enjoy

U2- The Unforgettable Fire

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Posted on December 10, 2017, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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