U2 “The Unforgettable Fire” Album Cover Castle Location

U2 released “The Unforgettable Fire” in 1985.  The first portion of the album was recorded in 1984 at the famous Slane Castle in Ireland, yet the castle used for the album cover is not Slane Castle but Moydrum Castle also in Ireland.

U2 The Unforgettable Fire Moydrum Castle

Here’s what the Moydrum Castle looks like from the same angle…

U2 The Unforgettable Fire Moydrum Castle

The photograph is a virtual rip off of the cover of a 1980’s book “In Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland” by Simon Marsden.

U2 The Unforgettable Fire In Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland

U2 had to pay the books author compensation because the photo was taken from the same spot, used the same polarising filter technique, used the same color scheme but only added the band in the photo.  Here’s the photo without the album title…

The Unforgettable Fire Album Cover Photo U2

The cover is almost a “Where’s Waldo?”  I only see two out of the four band members.

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