New coloured vinyl reissues of two classic U2 albums are now available. 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire is out on wine-coloured vinyl to match the record’s iconic artwork, while 2004’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is out as a red vinyl edition. Both titles have been remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl and include 16-page booklets with lyrics.
Released nearly 35 years ago in October 1984, The Unforgettable Fire was U2’s fourth studio album. Recorded at Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios in Ireland, it was the first U2 album to be produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The album’s lead single ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love’” not only delivered the band its biggest hit at that time, the song has become the most frequently played live number in the U2 repertoire.
A staple of best album lists and essays by fans, critics and fellow artists, The Unforgettable Fire is hailed as U2’s first sonic reinvention and remains among the band’s most beloved works with classic cuts such as ‘Bad,’ ‘A Sort of Homecoming’, ‘MLK’ and the title track.
First isseud in November 2004, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album from U2. Recorded in the band’s studio at Hanover Quay, Dublin and in the South of France, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was produced with long-time U2 collaborator Steve Lillywhite, with additional production from Chris Thomas, Flood, Jacknife Lee, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Nellee Hooper and Carl Glanville.
The record reached No. 1 in the album charts of 30 plus countries around the world, including the U.S., Canada, the UK and Ireland, and featured the hit singles ‘Vertigo,’ ‘All Because Of You’ and ‘City Of Blinding Lights.’ How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was awarded a total of 9 Grammy Awards, including the band’s prestigious second Album of the Year win.
The Unforgettable Fire and How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb are out now and can be bought here.