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U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

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U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

Postby maccafan076 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:59 pm

I read that there are two versions of the music video for The Unforgettable Fire" and I think I remember seeing one that was slightly different but i'm not sure. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Re: U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

Postby obs » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:53 pm

I don't know about "The Unforgettable Fire", but there were two for "Pride".

A quick check on Wiki reveals that there were actually three videos for "Pride". ... sic_videos
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Re: U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

Postby maccafan076 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:12 pm

I just found out about that 3rd Pride video a couple days ago. I can see why it was remade.
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Re: U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

Postby crystal » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:43 pm

Afaik this is not the case - unless a tv station used an edit of the video, this doesn't seem to exist. The very well informed u2tour page seems to agree ...
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Re: U2 "Unforgettable Fire" Alternate video?

Postby elviscaprice » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:49 pm

Often times folks get confused with "Promo" video with a live one, there is no written rule here. Often there was a Only live versions available and sometimes reedited by VH1 or MTV for Promo purposes, sometimes as a second video in addition to the actual promo version. As far as I've seen there is only one promo video for "The Unforgettable Fire" but there is a Joshua Tree concert version from 1987 that did appear on Laserdisc, of the entire concert. I'm thinking this is what some confuse as the second version, especially if it was edited out of the concert and placed in playback via VJ services or even MTV/VH1.
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