Published Sep 18, 2009In celebration of The Unforgettable Fire's 25th anniversary, U2 will be giving their 1984 classic the reissue treatment. As is usually the case, this means some album remastering, as well as a variety of buying options, such as a limited box set edition, a deluxe edition, twelve-inch vinyl and a simple remastered CD version.
According to the U2 website, the deluxe edition will include both the remastered album and a bonus CD filled with B-sides and other unreleased material. And while the full tracklisting hasn't yet been announced, the bonus disc will feature two previously unreleased tracks from the 1984 Slane Castle sessions - "Yoshino Blossom" and "Disappearing Act" - as well as B-sides from the The Unforgettable Fire era.
The limited edition box set, on the other hand, will feature both the deluxe version's CDs, plus a DVD made up of all the Unforgettable Fire music vids, a documentary about the making of the album and unreleased live footage from the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour in 1986. On top of that, it holds a 56-page hardback book with liner notes by the Edge plus collaborators Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno.
The reissue follows the deluxe redoes of Boy, October, War and Under a Blood Red Sky, along with a deluxe box set of The Joshua Tree.
The Unforgettable Fire is due out via Mercury Records on October 26 in the UK and presumably the day after in North America.