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UThe Unforgettable Fire Album Cover

U2 brought their passion for sonic bombast to its logical conclusion with War, so it's unsurprising that they opted to explore the subtleties of the Edge's layered, effects-laden guitar on The Unforgettable Fire. U2 developed a dark, near-hallucinatory set of interlocking soundscapes with recognized tunes and melodies in collaboration with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The band thrives and flounders in this environment, producing some of their finest work as well as some of their worst. "Elvis Presley and America" may be Bono's most foolish effort at poetry, but it is more than compensated for by the terrifying and magnificent "Bad," a two-chord elegy for an addict that is astonishing in its restraint and skill. Similarly, the title track's moist, shimmering textures, the rousing "A Sort of Homecoming," and the surging Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute "Pride (In the Name of Love)" are all extraordinary, ranking among U2's greatest work, making the album's other errors relatively forgiving.

Background

"We were certain that the world was prepared to embrace The Who's successors. All we needed to do was keep doing what we were doing and we would unquestionably become the biggest band since Led Zeppelin. However, something did not seem right. We believed we were more than the next big thing; we believed we had something special to offer. The originality was what would be sacrificed if we took the conventional rock path. We were on the lookout for another sensation "€ Bono on the new direction for The Unforgettable Fire.

The shot is a virtual rip-off of the cover of Simon Marsden's 1980 book âIn Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland.

U2 was required to compensate the book's author since the shot was taken from the same location, with the same polarising filter technology, and with the same color scheme but with the addition of the band. This is the image sans the album titleâ

The Ramones â â Rocket To Russia â (1977) The facade of CBGB before to its shutdown in 2006, overlaid with 'Rocket To Russia'. âWish You Were Hereâ by Pink Floyd (1975) Aubrey "Po" Powell of Hipgnosis photographed stuntmen Ronnie Rondell and Danny Rogers for Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' at The Burbank Studios (now Warner Bros Studios) in California. Prior to the advent of computer-generated imagery, one of the stuntmen had to be set on fire while wearing a flame-resistant suit, and Rondell got the proverbial short draw.

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