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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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mexicofo
04 August, 2011
UBER DELUXE EDITION
I love this album, the box sets are amazing, beautiful. But more than $700 for the Uber Deluxe? Is U2 Co. aware of the world recession? U2 fans are also part of it.
ivdf
04 August, 2011
my first love
this is the album that made me absolutely fall in love with U2... until then i had listened to bits and pieces of the joshua tree and rattle and hum and i hated the band cuz they were so popular everywhere. but i still remember as 5 minutes ago the cold october late night when i listened to the premiere of the fly and was instantly hooked. the rest is history. so many stories after, partners, laughter, tears, travels, memories, love, pain, concerts all over and last year a tattoo of U2 to seal the deal... 20 years into my relationship with this band and still going strong...
OB
04 August, 2011
Uber for sure BUT!!!!
WOW, I am impressed, this is probably the best ever box set. I am preparing myself for the price in the USA. In the past they usually dropped it right before release. over $600 for the set seems very expensive. I was under the expectation this would be around $300. Oh well.... Gotta start saving I guess.
u2ivan
04 August, 2011
I want ir
I leed it in México quickly!
Arkoudos
04 August, 2011
.......
...............OH..........MY.........GOD.......... Already Pre-Ordered
CTU
04 August, 2011
Wow..
Uber Deluxe Edition costs more than my month rent.(-_-)b
Peter Nordsmark
04 August, 2011
Want that UberBaby
Got that UberBaby...just waiting
Bohsman
04 August, 2011
Uber! Uber! Uber!
Have to have it! Have to have it! Have to have it! Have to have it!
akrobata
04 August, 2011
MASTERPIECE BABY!!
Best album, from best band ever! Can´t wait until October 31st.
mary155
04 August, 2011
Perfect
I want it now!!!
Achtung75
04 August, 2011
Highway robbery
Shameful!!
Unforgettable Fire
04 August, 2011
Ubergeil
Just £386 :) Ah what the h*ll, I will buy it anyway
bkgarceau
04 August, 2011
Wow!
Cannot wait! This is sick!
greydogblues
04 August, 2011
yeah baby!
love the halloween release date - my favorite holiday! cannot wait!
david1020
04 August, 2011
Achtung baby
what no model Trabant,And do we get to see Clayton with his cobblers out again???
electricco
04 August, 2011
UBER .... non SUPER ... yes !
Achtung Baby and Zooropa & pLus ....
ohtonqui
04 August, 2011
I gotta shout it....
I´m excited! U2 is the best band, That album had on me emotion, anger, sadness, and above all Love. I want it!!!!!
Malla
04 August, 2011
GIVE ME GIVE ME
How will I survive until October 31:st?
Nessyta
04 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition
I have to say that this is some kind of SUPREME-BOX but the price its a bit higher than espected. hope it falls a bit so i can buy it...
Losseta
04 August, 2011
Simply the best of the best
Can´t wait to have it :)
Ausknutz
04 August, 2011
Already mine!
I already got my über deluxe set! This is great, thanks U2! Can´t wait until October 31st.
Katyabarbi
04 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition
I want it!!!!!!!!!!!! U2 are my life ;-)
epiqseba
04 August, 2011
And I need it like a drug
THANK YOU!
flavis
04 August, 2011
Amazing!
OMG, I want one now!
danielsentana
04 August, 2011
Crying
I broke down to tears of joy. This is going to be inmense
NorthernSoul
04 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition
WANT!
Julie&Bryan
04 August, 2011
At Last!
Halloween was never this exciting when I was a kid!
Sailos
04 August, 2011
Uber Deluxe Edition
EPIC
Avion Espia
04 August, 2011
Oh my...!!
I don´t know how, but I´ll have the über deluxe edition, no matter what!! Amazing!!!
musicabona
04 August, 2011
No secret that U2 is the best band
Wow, these are amazing news just a few days after the end of the 360 Tour!!! This anniversary edition will be the perfect release to celebrate the 20 years jubilee of an album that had been the most thrilling and courageous change of U2;s music. Having become a fan in 1989, I got to know U2 by listening to "The Joshua Tree" and "Rattle And Hum". I remember hearing "The Fly" for the first time on the radio sometime in October 1991. The sound of the guitar was very dark, rhythmic and heavy and Bono;s voice was very different and kind of mysterious. For me that sort of sound was unfamiliar, it was a bit of a challenge to deal with the music, but from the very beginning I was really thrilled to enter a new and exciting musical universe. This exceptional album showed me so many new dimensions of that incredible band. After 20 years "Achtung Baby" is still so contemporary and fresh and its complexity and grandiosity still shines in so many ways. I am looking forward to discovering some additional material such as previously unreleased tracks, DVDs and rarities!
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