U2 & MLK
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
On this day and on the eve of a historic presidential inauguration, I turn again to U2 for the appropriate soundtrack. Both of these songs reference Dr. King’s life and legacy and both appeared originally on the 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire.
This version of “Pride (In the Name of Love)” comes from a November 1984 show in Dortmund, Germany; “MLK” is from the 2002 Super Bowl halftime show at the New Orleans Superdome. This version of “MLK” was played as an intro to “Where the Streets Have No Name,” so it’s a little shorter than the original and seems to suddenly drop off, but that’s actually where U2 go into “Streets.”
Pride (In the Name of Love) (live).mp3