U2’s 25th anniversary reissue of The Unforgettable Fire will include a pair of tracks left over from that album’s 1983 sessions, as well as b-sides, remixes, material from the Wide Awake in America EP and a DVD of videos and live performances.
Due out Oct. 27 in the U.S., the 1984 album — like 2007’s expanded reissue of The Joshua Tree — will come in four versions: a standard remastered CD; a deluxe edition, featuring a second CD and a 36-page book; a super-deluxe edition, which includes the two CDs, a 56-page book, five portfolio prints and a DVD featuring videos, concert footage and a making of documentary; and a 180-gram vinyl edition.
The bonus material, most notably, will include a pair of previously unheard songs — “Disappearing Act” and “Yoshino Blossom” — the band initially recorded in 1983 with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and the former of which was finished this summer in France between European dates on its mammoth 360 Tour. Bono and The Edge played part of “Disappearing Act” on the BBC last month; you can hear a bit of it here.
The bonus disc also will include the Wide Awake in America EP, a number of period b-sides — including the alternate “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” that backed “Pride (In the Name of Love)” — as well as the “Wire (Celtic Dub Remix),” perhaps better known as the NME Dub Mix that was given away to readers on a free 7-inch flexidisc in 1985.
Contrary to a leaked tracklist posted by Belgian fan site U2BAT.be earlier this month, the set’s DVD will not include the band’s Nov. 21, 1984, concert in Dortmund, West Germany. The disc, however, will include the album’s music videos, as well as footage of U2 at Live Aid and on Amnesty International’s 1986 Conspiracy of Hope tour, plus a previously released documentary on the making of The Unforgettable Fire.
See full tracklist and packaging after the jump…
Tracklist: U2, The Unforgettable Fire: Super Deluxe Edition
1. “A Sort of Homecoming”
2. “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
4. “The Unforgettable Fire”
6. “4th of July”
8. “Indian Summer Sky”
9. “Elvis Presley & America”
1. “Disappearing Act”
2. “A Sort of Homecoming” (live)
3. “Bad” (live)
4. “Love Comes Tumbling”
5. “The Three Sunrises”
6. “Yoshino Blossom”
7. “Wire” (Kervorkian Remix)
8. “Boomerang I”
9. “Pride (In The Name of Love)”
10. “A Sort of Homecoming”
11. “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”
12. “Wire” (Celtic Dub Mix)
13. “Basa Trap”
14. “Boomerang II”
15. “4th of July”
16. “60 Seconds in Kingdom Come”
1. “The Unforgettable Fire” (Directed by Meiert Avis)
2. “Bad” (Directed by Barry Devlin)
3. “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” (Directed by Donald Cammell)
4. “A Sort Of Homecoming” (Directed by Barry Devlin)
5. “The Making Of The Unforgettable Fire” (Directed by Barry Devlin)
U2 at A Conspiracy Of Hope concert:
7. “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”
Recorded live at Giants Stadium, NJ, 6/15/86
U2 at Live Aid:
9. “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
Recorded live at Wembley Stadium, London, 7/13/85
11. “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” Sepia Version (Directed by Donald Cammell)
12. “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” (Live from Croke Park, Dublin, 6/29/85)
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Video: U2 performs Passengers’ ‘Your Blue Room’ live for first time ever
- ‘U2: The Hype and the Feedback’ conference to take academic look at band
- U2’s Bono and The Edge play ‘Unforgettable Fire’ outtake ‘Disappearing Act’ on BBC
- WBCN ‘The Rock of Boston,’ station that helped break U2 in U.S., going off-air
- U2 announces ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ reissue box set via plastic shopping bag
- U2 announces first North American dates of colossal 360° World Tour
I’m thinking that Ruby Tuesday and Walk On The Wild Side are in reference to the pieces of them that are in the middle of the Live AID version of BAD.
You know, that’s probably right. Probably all three of those covers…
I love everything about this album. The music, artwork, photography, typography, the choice of colors used (fuchsia & gold). I am glad U2 decided to release “The Unforgettable Fire” now rather then ten years ago. The technology of re-mastering process has come a long way and the album is fully complete with the B-Sides and the DVD. I am anxious to hear the Kevorkian remix of “Wire”. His remixes of “Two Hearts Beat As One”, and “NYD” were great. Hopefully, U2 will release the rare version (raw and unfinished vocals from Bono) of “Love Comes Tumbling.” from the Australian version of the mini E.P. This version hasn’t shown up on CD yet. “The Unforgettable Fire has withstood the test of time. The music is still as fresh and impressionistic now as it was then.