album recorded in 1983-4 at Slane Castle
, county Meath
with Brian Eno
and Daniel Lanois
as collaborators. Includes the well-known song Pride (In the Name of Love)
, the fan-favorite Bad
, and the beautiful one-take, stream-of-consciousness lyrics of Elvis Presley and America
. Also spawned the EP Wide Awake in America
, which includes two B-sides and two live tracks
from the following tour.
The album name derives from an art/photography exhibit of works by Hiroshima survivors that the band visited in Chicago while on tour in 1984. Contrary to popular belief, the album cover is not of Slane Castle, but rather Moydrum Castle in Athlone, county West Meath.