U2 today announce the 40th-anniversary vinyl release of Fire, a newly remastered picture disc edition to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday 12th June 2021.
Recorded in spring 1981 during a break on the Boy Tour, Fire was originally released as the first single from U2’s second studio album ‘October’ in July of that year, with J Swallow as the B-side.
This 40th-anniversary picture disc vinyl edition features both Fire and J Swallow on Side A, plus two live recordings of Fire on Side B. The first is from Werchter Festival in Belgium in July 1982, the second is taken from a BBC recording at the Hammersmith Palais, London in December 1982. All tracks have been newly remastered.
Picture Disc Info
4 track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm.
Picture disc pressing. Side A features ‘fire’ imagery. Side B features a full colour band photo taken by Martyn Goddard in Notting Hill, London in 1979.
Transparent heavyweight PVC outer sleeve.
Sticker with credits.
Fire (Album Version – Remastered 2021) – 3:51
J Swallow (Remastered 2021) – 2:20
Fire (Live At Werchter, Belgium, July 1982 – Remastered 2021) – 3:45
Fire (Live At Hammersmith Palais, London, December 1982 – Remastered 2021) – 3:48
Total running time: 13:50