"An album that starst with the bright promise of 'Discotheque' ends with the dark night of the soul that is 'Wake Up Dead Man'. That's the story of the making of the album, actually. It began as an escapist concept and then slowly, almost like the coming up of the dawn, the morning after, it ended with the realization that there is no escape and you're back to the grim realities."
- The Edge on Pop
did you know
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.