U2 announce 'Fire' 40th anniversary release for record store day

U2 announce 'Fire' 40th anniversary release for record store day 1

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

Fire is available exclusively at participating independent record stores on Saturday 12th June. For a full list of stores, visit www.U2.com and https://RecordStoreDay.lnk.to/Stores

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