Aug
04
2011

Baby Grows Up

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04 August 2011
Baby Grows Up
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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Achtung Baby 20, Reissued Albums
92  Comments
Thor u2 - 06 September, 2011
Fantastic and can\'t wait!
I\'m so pleased that my favourite U2 album is getting the extra special makeover with this incredible box set and I\'m very much looking forward to buying it. I intend to purchase all the other formats as well. Thanks once again to all involved, brilliant!
at the end of the day - 03 September, 2011
Why don\'t do a couple of commemorative
playing \'achtung baby\' son in Berlin and Dublin at least?
at the end of the day - 03 September, 2011
Against Sidney DVD too
Hello. Also tired of Sidney DVD too... I would much prefer a concert or report from any of the legs (Europe or US) before \'zooropa\' tour. Pleeeeeeeaaaaaaaaseeeeeeeeeee
utoons - 02 September, 2011
Hmmm.
I wonder, with the number of legit criticisms of this 20th anniversary edition, if anyone will make the move to change the content of the releases? My wife and I got married the day this album was released, then our 2nd son was born the same date many years later, so for us it\'s a time for celebration.
davidlarsen - 01 September, 2011
In the Super deluxe there are 92 pages..
I think I know why there is 84 pages on the Uber-book and 92 pages on the Super Deluxe Edition-book. If the Uber contains a 12\'\' vinyl, then there are more space in the book, because the book might be as big as the 12\'\'. And I don\'t think the Super deluxe is much bigger than the THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE Super deluxe. So there aren\'t much space in the Super deluxe-book.
davidlarsen - 01 September, 2011
What if the bonus material...
What if the bonus material contained a concert from 1992, before Zooropa was mastered? I really hope so. U2, I really wat it, but without the Sydney concert. Don\'t forget that this is Achtung Baby. Not Zooropa!
Madblowoff - 31 August, 2011
Excellent Baby!
A precious this collection, Achtung Baby, is one of my favorites, but I agree with other companions, why Sydney\'s DVD? Can you confirm if there will come to Mexico The Uber Deluxe Edition?
- 26 August, 2011
I like so much
The concert in Sidney \'93 was crazy!
adt45 - 26 August, 2011
SYDNEY AGAIN?????????
are you kiddin us?? that sounds worst that the DUALS cd!! we get the sydney dvd, you give us the sydney cd.. we get the slane castle dvd, you give us the slane castle cd.. you have a lot of unreleased audio/video material, why do you give us always the same stuff? we\'re tired about this! we want stockholm or washington concert in the dvd! we hope the next subscription gift won\'t be the remaster of melon!
KindD - 22 August, 2011
A little pricey especially with no HD Au
$650 USD and no 96KHz/24bit audio
keithquinn - 20 August, 2011
uber edition
You should \"Interference\" on DVD and \"Outside Broadcast\" that is a let down a 24 bit DVD-audio and Surround sound mix would have been awesome...look at the upcoming Pink Floyd editions ! Some add more unreleased demos - most of us hard core fans have all the CD singles too. I was in Berlin back in 1992 and they were selling the famous \"Hansa \" tapes on CD. The sound quality is amazing and you can hear some of the Achtung baby song still in the development phase. Why not have a \"Hansa tape\" disc
eye_Q - 18 August, 2011
Actung Baby T-shirt
I don\'t get it...why don\'t you release again the Actung Baby T-shirt that was sold back in the 90\'s with the U2 signature on the back ???? and not only with the Actung Baby Cover on the front .... If you got to do something do it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
spingola - 13 August, 2011
Say?
Time is the placement, that sets truth in. People are the minds that place placement in. One or some must place from understanding truth of placement that one finds. - sorry if you don't agree. Only opinion found from sound. True? Tell me.
ReFox - 13 August, 2011
�ber Deluxe Edition
Check the prices for this and other editions at below link. I just ordered the über Deluxe Edition at Amazon.ca (Canada) for CAD 308,99 which is more than US$300 less than at Amazon USA.
Amazing what a difference in price.......

http://www.atu2.com/achtungbaby.html
JohnS88 - 13 August, 2011
SYDNEY???
Looks amazing! Super Deluxe for me but please U2, give us another concert. NOT SYDNEY. One of the earlier ones with Mirrorball Man maybe! Please change it!!
amsterdam70 - 13 August, 2011
Achtung !!!!
This fantastic, I look forward to the release !!!!! Deluxe Collection Achtung Baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wilburn - 12 August, 2011
This would be great...
This would be great with all zooropa bsides and an unreleased concert,please U2!
wilburn - 12 August, 2011
Please...
Please: the bonus dvd with another concert unreleased from the zootv 92!
wilburn - 12 August, 2011
Bonus dvd
What will the bonus dvd contain?I hope another concert!!
Shainer1969 - 11 August, 2011
US Edtion
I hope it comes out to the US cause I am soooo there of getting the whole box!!!!!!!!!!
iltarpano - 10 August, 2011
beautiful!
... without the sidney dvd!
iltarpano - 10 August, 2011
dvd
I want another dvd!!
cmh40 - 10 August, 2011
remastered?
hope like hell achtung and zooropa remastered, for the price that will be charged it is the least the lads can do to offer a toop quality project. hope they put in the time to do it right
iltarpano - 09 August, 2011
Sidney?Again?
I love you U2, but why Sidney?
williaguilar - 08 August, 2011
Happy
Happy... happy... happy... birthday The Edge ;)
roisindub75 - 08 August, 2011
SYDNEY??
i always wanted them to release the Kevin Godley directed "Outside Broadcast" that aired all around the world!! That summed up ZOOTV. Nothing else does. Such a let down. Still buying the album though.
U2fan327 - 08 August, 2011
Yay!!!
My 2nd fave album of all! Congratulations U2 on this special time for this album turning 20! This item looks cool.
gabyr83 - 08 August, 2011
Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe Edition)
Ready !!!!!...... already my Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe Edition) pre-ordered now wait until November to arrive.
Kero - 08 August, 2011
Great item....but Sydney????
For this money, I would like moooreeee unrelease material, or a signed something for example!!!!! Please!!!!!
- 08 August, 2011
For the buck-tooth beauty!
Hello Edge! happy birthday! i hope you have a wonderful day, mid-day, and night! always in my thoughts, lovey! <3 -Jackie
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