The Unforgettable Fire is different from U2's other records. While the highlights are obvious, the ambient tracks are more than just filler. It's the only U2 album I can listen to from front to finish without feeling overwhelmed.
'The Unforgettable Fire' is the U2 album that should have more recognition than, say, 'Zooropa.' Beautifully spiritual and artfully produced, songs like the religious faith of 'A Sort Of Homecoming', 'Pride', 'Indian Summer Sky' and the evocative lullaby 'MLK' are vintage U2 while the majestic, chilling 'Bad' may be their greatest song. Even the filler 'Promenade', as relaxed as a Sunday stroll over hills in a shunshower, influences the final product, which is one of U2's greatest albums.