Wednesday, August 31, 2011

20 Years Of Achtung Baby

It’s hard to believe that U2’s magnificent, Achtung Baby is going to be 20 this fall. I can remember the first time I heard “One” and telling myself that song was going to be huge. As it turns out, the entire album was huge. With fantastic tracks like “The Fly,” “Mysterious Ways,” and “Until The End Of The World,” it’s no wonder the album was such a big hit with fans.

For the big 20 year anniversary celebration, U2 has planned a special release. Details are below.

U2's Achtung Baby celebrates 20 years this November.

Achtung Baby was originally released in November 1991 and was, as Bono said at the time, 'the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree'. The album was a new direction for U2 - led by The Fly, Achtung Baby went on to have four other singles, 'Mysterious Ways', 'One', 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' and 'Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses'.

At twenty years old, Achtung Baby is all grown up, and to celebrate, an anniversary edition is due this October. The archives have unearthed unreleased songs and treasures from the original recording sessions. There's five different versions featuring a raft of songs, videos, remixes, b-sides and documentary footage - a full album of demo and early versions of the full tracklisting has also been revealed.

Deluxe formats will include 'From the Sky Down', a documentary from Academy Award winning Davis Guggenheim in which U2 return to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss Achtung Baby.

Due for release on October 31st, the five physical editions include vinyl, CD, DVD and digital options will also be available.

Visit for more information and details on how to reserve your copy.
Achtung rock!

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