ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Unforgettable Fire, Deluxe Edition: Best Gift Ever for a U2 Fan

Updated on May 16, 2014

25th anniversary edition includes the remastered album, unearthed tracks, DVD footage & more

When this gem came out, I felt like I was 10 again. There was a Christmas gift in the house that I couldn't wait to open....and I knew where it was hiding. The difference was that this time, the gift wasn't even for me; it was for my husband. I was dying to dive into the deluxe, 25th anniversary edition of U2's The Unforgettable Fire.

Did it deliver the goods? Heck yeah!

Talking about music

is like dancing

about architecture.

This quote of uncertain origin is near and dear to my hubby's heart. So in his honor I won't ramble too much about the wonders of The Unforgettable Fire. The original came out the year I started college (1984), and along with R.E.M.'s Murmur and the Replacements' Let it Be, it became the soundtrack of my not-a-moment-too-soon liberation from the hassles & headaches of high school. Let's just say it means a lot to me. And at some point I found out it's one of my husband's favorites, too. Our tastes don't always overlap, but when they do? That's a great album ;)

The Unforgettable Fire (Super Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD)
The Unforgettable Fire (Super Deluxe Edition 2CD+DVD)

Great price, free shipping.

"When my college roommate first played this album in 1984 it struck me like a lightning bolt..." says one satisfied customer. "It was haunting, beautiful, soaring music, like nothing I had ever heard before." Word.


reviews and comments

Restraining myself in this lens from a long narrative doesn't mean I can't point you to what others have said. Some of these folks even get paid to "dance about architecture" ;)

what's inside the box

The Unforgettable Fire Limited Edition Box Set includes:

~~2 CDs: remastered album and bonus audio CD

~~a DVD with live footage, documentary, and videos

~~a 56-page hardback book with liner notes by The Edge, Brian Eno, Danny Lanois, Bert Van de Kamp and Niall Stokes

~~and 5 photographic prints

In other words, a U2 fan's boxful of heaven :-)

Video clips can get glitchy on Squidoo. Click here for the Youtube link if the clip below doesn't work.

What's In a Name?

As most hardcore fans know, "The Unforgettable Fire" was the title of an art exhibit U2 saw while touring Japan in 1983. The exhibit dealt with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II.

Have you heard the Unforgettable Fire reissue? Is it on your list?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      U2 is one of my favorite bands, grew up with their music. A friend of mine gave me this collection and it is awesome, absolutely the BEST gift for a fan! Keep rockin'


    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for visiting my U2 lens and lensrolling it here, I'll be doing to same.

      Leaving you with a Squid Angel blessing today. I love U2.

      Best wishes,


    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      That is funny! Perhaps he will share with you:) If not, I recommend changing the name tag before Christmas morning.

    • Heather426 profile image

      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Would love to own this!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)