First Downloads & Tracklisting

27 Sep 202290

It's on the way...

'U2 Achtung Baby 30 – Live', featuring twelve show-stopping performances from three decades of touring, is now in manufacturing. (Track listing below.)

As of today, we'll be regularly releasing tracks in the run-up to dispatch of the deluxe CD set which includes a striking photo booklet and a specially commissioned commentary from Bill Flanagan.

If you've resubscribed for 2022, when you're signed in, click on Account Info from the drop-down menu on the top right of the page and you'll find the first two downloads from 'U2 Achtung Baby 30 – Live' waiting for you.

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (Live from e+i Tour, Belfast, 28th October 2018) and Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World (Live from The Zoo TV Tour, Dublin 28th August 1993)

In the comments below post your review of these first two tracks (maybe you were there on one of those nights?) and let everyone know what you think of the track listing.

In the coming days we'll be emailing qualifying subscribers with information on dispatch times. (Please note: manufacturing is taking place in both Europe and North America, following subscriber suggestions last year.)

'U2 Achtung Baby 30 – Live'. 

1. Zoo Station - Live from The VERTIGO tour, BUENOS AIRES, 2nd March 2006
2. Even BETTER than the REAL THING - Live from The POPMART tour, REGGIO EMILIA, 20th September 1997
3. ONE - Live from THE JOSHUA TREE 2017 tour, SAO PAULO, 19th October 2017
4. until the END of the WORLD - Live from the i+e tour, BARCELONA, 5th October 2015
5. who's gonna RIDE your WILD HORSES - Live from e+i Tour, BELFAST, 28th October 2018
6. SO cruel - Live from the ZOOTV tour, MICHIGAN, 9th September 1992
7. The FLY - Live from the ZOOTV tour, LONDON, 20th August 1993
8. MYSTERIOUS ways - Live from the U2360 tour, CAPE TOWN, 18th February 2011
9. TRYIN' to throw your ARMS around the WORLD - Live from the ZOOTV tour, DUBLIN, 28th August 1993
10. ULTRA violet (light my WAY) - Live from the U2360 tour, BUENOS AIRES, 2nd April 2011
11. ACROBAT - Live from the e+i Tour, MANCHESTER, 19th October 2018
12. LOVE IS blindness - Live from the ZOOTV tour, TEXAS, 16th October 1992

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What a GREAT CD!
Thanks for this wonderful gift! This live cd is brilliant. We play it every day, and friends of ours love it as well. Amazing recordings, every single one of them. I love the part at the end where McPhisto speaks and says some very important things in a round-about way. Bono ROCKS. I cannot wait for a cd release of the best recordings of the Joshua Tree Tour.
Soundtrack of my childhood
I remember listening to this when I was fourteen. It opened my small world to places I never really knew existed, like Berlin. It was such a riot of a record but the b-side was almost a loving embrace. The last song was my first introduction to Johnny Cash. All in that summer of being fourteen.
Arrived down under
Arrived today in Aotearoa New Zealand! Top notch recordings in an awesome package. Looks like a classic 7 inch on my record shelf :-)
Great sound, great CD!
Finally arrived to Mexico City!
My wife and I were in Bologna 1993 our first U2 tour live!!!!!! What can I say, after 30 years of marriage we still follow these amazing 4 guys............ Thank you
So Cruel!
Finally a live recording of So Cruel! All the better that this show in Detroit was my first rock concert. Thank you for the release.
ZooTv Tour an show prodigious!!!!!!!!
Zoo TV Tour / Zooropa Tour: What an era!! What a show!!! What magical, extraordinary memories. Is it possible to have even more official lives from this era 1992/1993? One of the GREATEST period of U2 U2 U2 U2 U2 U2 U2 U2.
tracks 1 and 2
I was actually in the audience for both of these performances. Tryin to throw your arm around the world was my first gig-I was very close to not getting home from Dublin that night as I lost my friend at the start of the show as he was pulled out from being crushed in front of the b stage and I was still there. I didn't see him again until we arrived-separately-on the train in Belfast. I've still got a tape recording of it in my attic that I made my parents record as it was being broadcast live on radio 1 in the uk. The second show I saw with my wife which was a really good night too.
So Cruel - Live
I am really looking forward to hearing the live version of "So Cruel" since U2 has only played it live four times. It is probably one of U2's most underrated songs.
Vi prego Aggiungete.un Concerto live dello ZooTv Tour del 1992/93 Sarebbe la cosa piu giusta da fare Noi fan ce lo meritiamo Grazie.
None from Achtung Baby tour?
No tracks from the actual Achtung Baby Tour? The Miami show was stellar! Too bad.
Non vedo l'ora!
Le 4 tracce già arrivate le ho praticamente imparate a memoria. Non vedo l'ora che arrivi per averlo tra le mani,ma mi accontenterei di tutti i download il prima possibile
Dublin 93
The Dublin 1993 show that was broadcast on radio is still one of the best sounding live performances I have ever heard. I love the songs from Achtung Baby and am excited every time I hear one of them at a U2 show. Thanks for making this. I wish U2 would release more of their live performances.
No tracks from the 1992 tour?!?
Just a pity there’s no tracks from the actual U2 Achtung Baby 1992 tour
Finally they are giving us a taste. I'll never be upset with a compilation of Achtung Baby tracks, but I truly wish they would have all been from the ZooTV tour, except for Acrobat for obvious reasons. But maybe that's why they went this route. Since they couldn't do the entire thing from ZooTV performances then just pull from all the tours since it's release. But man, hearing a well mastered recording of Trying to Throw Your Arms Around the World with young Bono voice is just magnificent. Hoping these start shipping soon.
Would love a vault series!
This looks like a fantastic release. Would love to see a vinyl release of it too! As others have said - it would be great to see the vault open up more often. How about a vinyl release every 6-12 months like Pearl Jam’s vault series.
Stuff to get us through the dark days
Aaah, something to look forward to. A bandaid for the wound of not doing a 30th anniversary tour. If Joshua Tree deserved it, AB certainly does so too.
Tanto aprovechado
Me alegra ver registros inéditos en esta recopilación, pero habiendo tanto material archivado, siempre se termina eligiendo lo mismo (ZS, TTTYAATW, MW).
finally good news. It brings back old memories. Looking forward to.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hello U2 + community, I’m yet to download the new songs as I’m driving to a beautiful rainforest creek with my husband and youngest son for. an afternoon hike and swim. I’m looking forward to hearing the songs and receiving the much anticipated resubscribers gift. It would be great to see U2 return to Oz, and Queensland in particular. Eg. we have a great convention centre (ASM Global Pty Ltd) under renovation in Cairns…hint, hint!!! We are also the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef and The Pacific. Love, Metta
This was my era so having waited ages for this it’s pretty disappointing. Only 4 tracks from Zoo TV and even 1 of those is already available via a radio broadcast. There must be so much Zoo TV recordings in the vault but these days the band just seem to be focused on releasing material that’s been tweaked to death and production heavy.
Across The Decades
So special to me, I remember being at the Dublin gig in 93. It was kind of the end of my youth in many respects with friends that have long parted ways and moved on or out of my life. One of those times in your life when one chapter closes and a new one begins It was in the summer just before I'd meet my wife to be. We celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary next year - I'm just hoping there might be some U2 activity to go with it! Then 2018, Belfast - a smaller venue, but there you are, so many years later and the best band ever is still knockin' tunes 'out of the park' to their fans. Great gig. I've been fortunate to see the band a few times - even NYC in 2015 - hard to beat an Irish crowd (north or south of the boarder) though. Regardless of time, we know how to party when U2 are in town. Here's to the future!
Why are these tracks not from the actual Achtung baby tour? It seems only 4 are. I do thank you for releasing these.
Top *****
Great sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait to get the physical copy on my hands ( even though I don´t have a CD player anymore) ;-)
Can wait to have my cd I hope you guys go on your for this era Zoo Tv
AB! Forever
Another terrific Live release! thank you so much! I can't wait to have the complete cd in my hands! I was there in 1993 in Naples. Peace and Love! ☮❤ Luigi
D10S es argentino
Solo Buenos Aires repite canciones del listado, por algo será. Y fui a los dos shows!!
Great! Thank You!
I was there at the Belfast shows (2018 & 2015). As a person who is from the city, I'm very happy to see yet another live recording being released from Belfast (Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses). The Blackout was another live recording released on 2019's subscriber gift, U2 Live Songs of iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE which was great! The live version of WGRYWH on the 2018 tour I loved too. I'm loving the recent subscriber gifts over the past few years, especially with the CD, photo booklet releases. I'd welcome more of this. With that said, I'm hoping that we can also get to see the U2 vault open up a bit more in future releases (maybe more complete live concerts for example?) which would be fantastic. As a side note and to give credit, it's positive to hear that manufacturing is now taking place in both Europe and North America which I assume will benefit the fans better. I'm really looking forward to this release hearing all of the tracks and I hope to see U2 return to Ireland's second city (Belfast) once again in the future.
Finally some news... The gift looks great. Hope to get this gift without taxes. Hoping that it's producing is in Europe.
Wao Thrills......
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