"A Sort of Homecoming" (Tour Video) [04:04]

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Video Information

This video uses the live version of “A Sort of Homecoming” taken from the “Wide Awake in America” EP, recorded in London on November 15, 1984. The song was used for promotion of that EP, as well as the tour. The video itself features footage taken from multiple stops throughout the 1984 European Tour. The video was directed by Barry Devlin.

This was a live video used for promotion of the song as well as the tour. It features footage taken from multiple stops during the 1984 European tour. The dates used for footage for this video include:

  • Espace Ballard, Paris, France, October 25, 1984
  • Vorst National, Brussels, Belgium, October 27 and 28, 1984
  • Sport Paleis Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 30 and 31, 1984
  • Brixton Academy, London, England, November 2 and 3, 1984
  • Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, November 6 and 7, 1984

The audio itself is the audio used for “Wide Awake in America” recorded on November 14, 1984 at Wembley Arena in London England. It was not recorded at the concert but instead was recorded at a closed soundcheck before the performance, and the crowd noise was later added by producer Tony Visconti in the studio.

The video mixes performance footage with footage of the cities being set up for performances, and footage of the cities themselves. A lot of the footage is shot inside a moving vehicle as it passes through the cities. A video for “Bad” was also shot in a similar manner.

This video was released on “The Unforgettable Fire Collection” home video release in November 1985. On January 27, 2021, a newly remastered video was uploaded to YouTube at 1080 as part of a refresh of U2’s video properties on that site.

Video Shooting Locations

Quick Start - Leaflet

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Video Credits

  • Directed by Barry Devlin.
  • Produced by James Morris. (Windmill Lane)