U2 Achtung Baby (Uber Deluxe Edition) (6-CD + 4-DVD + Book + More)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 17
  • Released: October 31, 2011
  • Label: Island

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.75
Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "[O]ne of rock's great acts of rebirth."
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.113
Ranked #62 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The album has lots of uncertainty, irony and distortion. It also has one of the most beautiful songs U2 ever recorded: 'One'..."
Rolling Stone - 5/13/99, p.50
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the '90s."
Rolling Stone - 1/9/92, p.50
4.5 Stars - Outstanding - "...the band is able to grow confidently and consistently on its own native strengths...few bands can marshal such sublime power..."
Spin - p.76
"From ACHTUNG BABY on, panoramic ballads sat side by side with mini-rebellions..."
Spin - 9/99, p.128
Ranked #19 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s"
Entertainment Weekly - p.75
"[E]ssential to understanding the most inscrutable stadium-filling band in history." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - 11/29/91
"..refreshingly personal - deeper and denser than any of the band's previous releases..." - Rating: A
Q - 10/01, p.96
Ranked #9 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q - 12/99, p.70
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums of the 1990s"
Q - 12/91
5 Stars - Classic - "...U2's heaviest album to date. And best..." - One of Q Magazine's 50 best albums of 1991.
Magnet - p.60
"[A] sexy, sleek and cynical synthesis of playful falsettos, Euro-trash dance grooves, grinding guitar tones...and a hopeless/heartbroken worldview ripped from the chest of Leonard Cohen."
CMJ - 1/6/03, p.16
Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"
Musician - 12/91
"...ACHTUNG, BABY is dense, tough and endlessly surprising...a great accomplishment..."
Jazziz - Dec.-Jan./92, p.94
Picked by critic John Dilberto as one of the 10 best albums of 1992.
New York Times (Publisher) - 1/1/92
"..Dense, self-serious and overly ambitious: all the things this band is rightfully famous for.."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.103
4 stars out of 5 -- "To call ACHTUNG BABY a pivotal release is an understatement....Carbed up on a diet of Bowie, Reed and (at a stretch) Talking Heads, Bono and chums opted for a more arty, corrosive battle plan..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Zoo Station
  • 2.Even Better Than the Real Thing
  • 3.One
  • 4.Until the End of the World
  • 5.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  • 6.So Cruel
  • 7.The Fly
  • 8.Mysterious Ways
  • 9.Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  • 10.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  • 11.Acrobat
  • 12.Love Is Blindness

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Zooropa
  • 2.Babyface
  • 3.Numb
  • 4.Lemon
  • 5.Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  • 6.Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
  • 7.Some Days Are Better Than Others
  • 8.The First Time [Album Version]
  • 9.Dirty Day
  • 10.The Wanderer

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Night and Day [Steel String Remix] - (remix)
  • 2.Even Better Than the Real Thing [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
  • 3.Mysterious Ways [Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix] - (remix)
  • 4.Lemon [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
  • 5.Can't Help Falling in Love [Triple Peaks Remix] - (remix)
  • 6.Lady with the Spinning Head [Extended Dance Mix] - (remix)
  • 7.Even Better Than the Real Thing [V16 Exit Wound Remix] - (remix)
  • 8.Mysterious Ways [Ultimatum Mix] - (remix)
  • 9.The Lounge Fly Mix
  • 10.Mysterious Ways [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
  • 11.One [Apollo 440 Remix] - (remix, previously unreleased)

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Mysterious Ways [Tabla Motown Remix] - (remix)
  • 2.Mysterious Ways [Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix] - (remix)
  • 3.Can't Help Falling in Love [Mystery Train Dub]
  • 4.One [Apollo 440 Ambient Mix] - (remix)
  • 5.Lemon [Momo's Reprise]
  • 6.Salom‚ [Zooromancer Remix] - (remix)
  • 7.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Trance Mix] - (remix)
  • 8.Numb [Gimme Some More Dignity Mix] - (remix)
  • 9.Mysterious Ways [Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix] - (remix)
  • 10.Numb [Soul Assassins Mix] - (remix)
  • 11.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic Remix] - (remix)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Lady with the Spinning Head (UV1)
  • 2.Blow Your House Down
  • 3.Salom‚
  • 4.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Single Version]
  • 5.Satellite of Love
  • 6.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses [Temple Bar Remix] - (remix)
  • 7.Heaven and Hell
  • 8.Oh Berlin
  • 9.Near the Island
  • 10.Down All the Days
  • 11.Paint It Black
  • 12.Fortunate Son
  • 13.Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1
  • 14.Where Did It All Go Wrong?
  • 15.Everybody Loves a Winner
  • 16.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Fish Out of Water Remix] - (remix)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1."Baby" Zoo Station
  • 2."Baby" Even Better Than the Real Thing
  • 3."Baby" One
  • 4."Baby" Until the End of the World
  • 5."Baby" Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  • 6."Baby" So Cruel
  • 7."Baby" The Fly
  • 8."Baby" Mysterious Ways
  • 9."Baby" Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  • 10."Baby" Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  • 11."Baby" Acrobat
  • 12."Baby" Love Is Blindness

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.The Fly [Video]
  • 2.Mysterious Ways [Video]
  • 3.One
  • 4.Even Better Than the Real Thing
  • 5.One [Buffalo Version]
  • 6.One [Restaurant Version]
  • 7.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses [Video]
  • 8.The Fly [Performance Only]
  • 9.Even Better Than the Real Thing [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
  • 10.The Fly [Text Only]
  • 11.Until the End of the World - (live)
  • 12.Fly [Live from the Stop Sellafield Concert], The - (live)
  • 13.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Live from the Stop Sellafield Concert] - (live)
  • 14.Love Is Blindness [Video]
  • 15.Lemon [Video]
  • 16.Stay (Faraway, So Close!) [Video]
  • 17.Numb
  • 18.Numb [Video Remix] - (remix)

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Show Opening [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 2.Zoo Station [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 3.Fly [Zoo TV Live from Sydney], The - (live)
  • 4.Even Better Than the Real Thing [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 5.Mysterious Ways [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 6.One [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 7.Unchained Melody [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 8.Until the End of the World [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 9.New Year's Day [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 10.Numb [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 11.Angel of Harlem [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 12.Stay (Faraway, So Close!) [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 13.Satellite of Love [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 14.Dirty Day [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 15.Bullet the Blue Sky [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 16.Running to Stand Still [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 17.Where the Streets Have No Name [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 18.Pride (In the Name of Love) [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 19.Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 20.Lemon [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 21.With or Without You [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 22.Love Is Blindness [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)
  • 23.Can't Help Falling in Love [Zoo TV Live from Sydney] - (live)

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.[Bonus Material]

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.[Bonus Material]

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.The Fly
  • 2.Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk / Korova 1

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Mysterious Ways
  • 2.Mysterious Ways [Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix] - (remix)

Tracks on Disc 13:

  • 1.One
  • 2.Lady with the Spinning Head (UV1)

Tracks on Disc 14:

  • 1.Even Better Than the Real Thing
  • 2.Salom‚

Tracks on Disc 15:

  • 1.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses [The Temple Bar Edit]
  • 2.Paint It Black

Tracks on Disc 16:

  • 1.Zoo Station
  • 2.Even Better Than the Real Thing
  • 3.One
  • 4.Until the End of the World
  • 5.Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  • 6.So Cruel

Tracks on Disc 17:

  • 1.The Fly
  • 2.Mysterious Ways
  • 3.Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
  • 4.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  • 5.Acrobat
  • 6.Love Is Blindness

Product Description:

U2: Bono (vocals, guitar); The Edge (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Adam Clayton (bass); Larry Mullen (drums).
Additional personnel: Daniel Lanois (guitar); Brian Eno (keyboards).
Recorded at Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin, Germany; Dog Town, S.T.S. and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Recording information: Dog Town, Dublin; Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin; STS, Dublin; Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin.
Illustrator: Charlie Whisker.
Photographers: Juergen Teller; Kevin Davies; Andrew MacPherson; Richie Smyth; Anton Corbijn.
In 1991, U2 shocked the pop-music world with ACHTUNG BABY, a striking departure from the Irish band's beloved '80s arena-rock sound. Here the group careens into sonically adventurous territory, reveling in distorted guitars, drum loops, and layers of synthesizers.
The stunning opening track, "Zoo Station," kicks in with fierce, fuzzed-out guitar and a clanging industrial beat, Bono's distinctive voice the only tell-tale sign that this is indeed a U2 album. From here, ACHTUNG BABY deftly maneuvers between giddy electro-pop (the shimmering "Even Better Than the Real Thing," the funky "Mysterious Ways"), bold techno-tinged rock (the majestic punch of "Until the End of the World," the seductive squall of "The Fly"), and contemplative ballads (the heartbreakingly beautiful "One," the haunting closer "Love Is Blindness"). Throughout it all, the quartet plays to the peak of its abilities, aided by the atmospheric, top-notch production of Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. This is the record where Bono, for better or worse, fully embraced the role of "rock star," with the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. ably accompanying him every swaggering step of the way. One of the group's finest outings, ACHTUNG BABY is indisputably U2's most adventurous album.
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