by U2

Album: The Unforgettable Fire (1984)


  • Bono wrote the lyrics about his house in Bray, a small town South of Dublin, where he lived with his wife, Ali.
  • This was influenced by Van Morrison, another very popular Irish musician.
  • Bono, 1987, on the album and its producers, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois: "The Unforgettable Fire was a beautifully out-of-focus record, blurred like an impressionist painting, very unlike a billboard or an advertising slogan ... In America there was such a backlash when we put out The Unforgettable Fire. People thought we were the future of rock'n'roll and they went, 'What are you doin' with this doggone hippie Eno album?'" Bono added: "We owe Eno and Lanois so much for seeing through to the heart of U2." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 3

  • Shawn from Frostburg, MdMusical poetry.
  • Greg from Hudsonville, MiWho is Cherry in the song?
  • Angela from Hagerstown, MdA beautiful song, one of my favourites.
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