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Achtung Baby turns twenty in November with an anniversary edition featuring previously unreleased songs and new documentary set for release.
 
It was, said Robert Hilburn of the LA Times, 'U2's daring descent into darkness' while Jon Pareles of the New York Times wrote that 'stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990's.'

U2 fans will remember that,  for Bono, it was 'the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree'.
 
Twenty years ago U2 released Achtung Baby which went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.
 
Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album. Produced by long time U2 collaborators, Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and led by The Fly. With four other singles, Mysterious Ways, One, Even Better Than The Real Thing and Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.  
 
In 2011,  an anniversary edition of Achtung Baby, now all grown up,  is due for release on October 31st.

The Achtung Baby archives have unearthed some previously unreleased songs from the recording sessions. With a raft of unreleased material; video, remixes, b-sides and documentary footage discovered, a full album of demo and early versions of the final 1991 tracklisting has also been revealed.

Five physical editions including vinyl, CD, DVD and digital options will be made available. Full details of all formats here

A version of From The Sky Down (Davis Guggenheim) will also be made available in the release, following its premiere as the opening film at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8th.  In the film U2 return to Hansa studios to discuss the making of Achtung Baby.
 

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Luciano_Claro
08 August, 2011
Achtung Boys!!! Happy Birthday!!
Congratulations Guys!!! Best Album of All Time!!! Best package of U2 songs!!! Without this album, Radiohead would be just a small band!!! But Why, Why, Why, the addition od Sydney DVD on This Package?? Me and many fans have the standard and deluxe edition of this great concert!!! Achtung Boys!!! Please change this only item on the box and your fans will be very very very happy!!!
musicabona
08 August, 2011
The Edge turns fifty
Dear Edge, happy birthday!!! I wish you a great celebration on this beautiful day and much, much luck, health, creativity, success and joy for the next 50 years! :-)
Zinger007
08 August, 2011
Sydney???
Well this is a graet thing as its an anniversay for maybe he greatest record U2 ever did and probably will stay like that,but... I was expecting something special about this one, yeah the artwork was great with every reissue so far and this will be no exception, but why the hell is the Sydney DVD included??? you can expect a lot more for a price like that!!! theres excellent material out there,indoor shows, stadium shows its all there why give us what we already have???
moon8888
07 August, 2011
Achtung Baby
Good news again
tifftiff
07 August, 2011
Celebration time!
Happy Birthday Edge!! Sending hugs, kisses and good wished your way!
karl20
07 August, 2011
karl20
got my UBER edition orderered what i think would have been a great idea and still could be is as its being called BABY GROWS UP i would have liked to see is a 5 track live cd called GLASTOBABY of the first 5 tracks from glastonbury all taken from achtung baby cant wait for the postman to knock on my door in oct
chaparral
07 August, 2011
That good
How to know if you come to Venezuela?
Galeongir
07 August, 2011
the album
I just have two questions. Is this album remastered or not? Nowhere it actually states that it is, I just want to know for sure. And who was the brilliant mind that thought to include the Sydney dvd? The one dvd that pretty much EVERY U2 fan already has? Is it really too much to ask for an actual ZooTv show rather than Zooropa, like the pro shot Washington 1992 Outside Broadcast? Or ZooTv Stockholm?
DavidAK
07 August, 2011
Super Deluxe Baby
Oh Yeah! My Super Deluxe Baby is pre-ordered! At last!
mazultraviolet
06 August, 2011
AMAZING
THAT THE GOOD NEWS, I LOVE U2!!!
magnificentmx
06 August, 2011
WHY???
Yeah why live from Sidney you can do more for the cost of money :S
electricwar
06 August, 2011
Deluxe Edition
Great package but like many fans out there why, why is the sydney dvd included, surely you four guys had some input into this reissue, i was hoping for the outside broadcast, or a show from the arena tour. Very disappointing.
frazzolidonandrea
05 August, 2011
FINALLY BABY!
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A very good edition, but why is there the Sidney show? I need to see somthing of the Zoo Tv Outside Broadcast. And A question: could you put ITALIAN SUBTITLES in the DVDS?????????
leone 7
05 August, 2011
OH YA BABY BABY BABY
the one sweetest collection thing, numning.
mark_cotter
05 August, 2011
Live in Sydney
I am agreement with most on this post. Those fans that would fork out the big money for the deluxe sets I am sure would already have this DVD in their collection. Is it just not thinking or just laziness????
mauyou2
05 August, 2011
very nice box, BUT.............
wow, this box are the best creation from U2, but yeah its a BIG disappointment know that AGAIN INCLUIDE THE SAME CONCERT from Sydney, this like me to much but you must incredible hundreds MORE!! why not GIVE US other news concerts? and yeah i create is are very cost. greetings from Mexico, IztapalACHTUNG!! Brian.
pfffff
05 August, 2011
Uberval...
But ill buy it anyway, there will be no food in this house for the rest of the year :)
anuare82
05 August, 2011
ZOOTV live from Sydney?... again??...
ZOOTV live from Sydney?... again??... reallyy!??... come on bring Dublin, Wembley, Stockholm or something else!!!...it´s a lot of $$$$$ just to buy something we already have , don´t you thing!?...
rodrigosantarelli
05 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition to Brazilian people
Ok, I know that is amazing, but I did not find the Price or how can I buy it ... I am in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and I need a way.. Thanks! Rodrigo Santarelli PS. I am waiting for a opportunity to buy!
amljbono
05 August, 2011
Zooropa???
Is there going to be a Zooropa box set anytime soon? I would love to hear the demos from Pop that they recorded during the Zooropa sessions.
pat63
05 August, 2011
Best albums!!
One of the best albums of all times. It deserved a new "face". Cant wait to have it!!!
iltarpano
05 August, 2011
Achtung Baby
Beautiful!
musicabona
05 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition
I have always loved collecting some additional material such as the Deluxe Editions of "The Joshua Tree" and "The Unforgettable Fire". Particularly the beautiful hardcover books made me learn so much more about the masterpieces from U2. The Uber Deluxe Edition of "Achtung Baby" looks incredible and it contains some amazing things, but for me it is too expensive to afford it. But it is great that there are also some other versions of this anniversary release, so everybody, including myself, can find the right thing.
Hurghada
05 August, 2011
No pun intended??
Is it by coincidence that the release date is the same as the date when a certain band member - sometimes referred to as the baby, babyface or something of that sort -turns a corner after which nobody should refer to him as baby-anything, except maybe his significant other? Looking forward to the anniversary edition and From the Sky Down
fradoca
05 August, 2011
Why No unreleased live material??
I can understand that U2 have a lot of unrelased material from the acthung baby sessions but why do we have to buy again the dvd of "Zoo Tvlive from Sydney"??? They have tons of hours of live material and recordings from that huge tour called Zoo Tv Tour. Why not make a dvd with a unreleased concert or just make a double live cd with an unrelased perfomance from that tour?? Why pay almost 700 dollars for something we already have? We want live material. More live material!!
babyfez
05 August, 2011
NICE!
Is it gonna have the nudie pic of Adam on it? Or will that be banned in the US?
mgarcini
05 August, 2011
Sydney DVD concert what the F...??? Tryi
Sydney DVD concert?? WTF? Guys you have several concerts recorded, why? I don´t like your product development regarding collectible items.....again: Sydney DVD Concert included?? WTF.
Dytor
05 August, 2011
Difference between the books?
Anybody know why the Uber deluxe edition has an 84 page book with it and the smaller deluxe edition has a 92 page book with it? What are the extra 8 pages for?! I NEED TO KNOW!!!
stevie.Phisto.stein
05 August, 2011
Yes Please!!
So excited!! Starting to save my pennies now :)
nanis
04 August, 2011
cant wait!!!!!!!
The best gift for your fans. THANK YOU U2. Love you guys.
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