U2 Reissue “The Unforgettable Fire” and “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” on Vinyl

Bono of U2 in concert at Prudential Center, Newark, Jun 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9760504m)

Irish rockers U2 are getting in on the vinyl revival. The band just announced that they will treat their fans to vinyl reissues of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire and 2004’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

The Unforgettable Fire is pressed on wine red and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb on red vinyl, while both releases contain 16-page booklets with lyrics. The reissued vinyl editions are available as of June 7th.

The Unforgettable Fire was U2’s fourth studio album and saw the band trying to move away from the rock sound on their previous records and lean more towards atmospheric and experimental music.  The album wasn’t a big, hit but ended up receiving favorable reviews from the critics and delivering several popular songs like “Bad” and “A Sort of Homecoming.”

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb marked band’s return to mainstream sound after their trips to alternative, pop, and dance music in the 1990s. The album was a huge success, reaching No.1 in more than 30 countries including the US and the UK. It also got U2 nine Grammy Awards including the ones for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Hits from the record include “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights,” and “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own.”