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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?


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      wayne_luvinlife 6 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'


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      anonymous 8 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,


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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 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.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Would love to own this!