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U2's fourth studio album was released on October 1984 andreached number 1 in the album charts in several countries including the UK.  It reached number 12 in the USA.  The title came from an exhibition of Japanese paintings and drawings by survivors of the first atom bomb blasts on Horoshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.  The sound was less rocky and more laid back, with a more European ambient sound, though the American influences were still there.

Tracklisting: Lyrics
1. A sort of homecoming (5:28)
2. Pride (In the name of love) (3:49)
3. Wire (4:19)
4. The unforgettable fire (4:55)
5. Promenade (2:34)
6. 4th of July (Instrumental) (2:14)
7. Bad (6:08)
8. Indian summer sky (4:19)
9. Elvis Presley and America (6:22)
10. MLK (2:34)

U2: The Complete Songs (Wise Publications, London, UK, 1999)

Release Date: October 1, 1984

Producers: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois

Singles:  " Pride (In the Name of Love)" (September 1984)
               b-side: "Boomerang"

              "The Unforgettable Fire" (April 1985)
               b-side: "A Sort of Homecoming (Live)"


The castle on the cover is "Moydrum Castle", near Athlone in Ireland.  The band recorded part of the album in Slane Castle, County Meath, Ireland and did final production at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.