Achtung Baby [2 CD Deluxe Edition] CD (2011)

Artist: U2

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Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 224544131
UPC 602527788265
UPC 14 00602527788265
Format CD
Release Date 11/1/2011
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Author U2
Associated Artist/Work Celtic Tribute Players (The)
Associated Artist/Work LM.C
Associated Artist/Work LMC (UK)
Associated Artist/Work Musique
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Persuasions (The)
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Skatalites (The)
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Flood
Producer Daniel Lanois
CatalogID B 001604302
Lable Name Island (Label)
Released 10/31/2011
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 117m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Musical Guests
Daniel Lanois
Brian Eno
Album Notes and Credits
U2: Bono (vocals, guitar); The Edge (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Adam Clayton (bass); Larry Mullen (drums).
Additional personnel: Daniel Lanois (guitar); Brian Eno (keyboards).
Recorded at Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin, Germany; Dog Town, S.T.S. and Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Personnel: The Edge (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bono (vocals, guitar); Adam Clayton (bass guitar); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Flood.
Recording information: Dog Town, Dublin, Ireland; Hansa Ton Studios, Berlin, Germany; Sts, Dublin, Ireland; WindMill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland.
Illustrator: Charlie Whisker.
Photographers: Richie Smyth; Anton Corbijn.
In 1991, U2 shocked the pop-music world with ACHTUNG BABY, a striking departure from the Irish band's beloved '80s arena-rock sound. Here the group careens into sonically adventurous territory, reveling in distorted guitars, drum loops, and layers of synthesizers.
The stunning opening track, "Zoo Station," kicks in with fierce, fuzzed-out guitar and a clanging industrial beat, Bono's distinctive voice the only tell-tale sign that this is indeed a U2 album. From here, ACHTUNG BABY deftly maneuvers between giddy electro-pop (the shimmering "Even Better Than the Real Thing," the funky "Mysterious Ways"), bold techno-tinged rock (the majestic punch of "Until the End of the World," the seductive squall of "The Fly"), and contemplative ballads (the heartbreakingly beautiful "One," the haunting closer "Love Is Blindness"). Throughout it all, the quartet plays to the peak of its abilities, aided by the atmospheric, top-notch production of Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. This is the record where Bono, for better or worse, fully embraced the role of "rock star," with the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr. ably accompanying him every swaggering step of the way. One of the group's finest outings, ACHTUNG BABY is indisputably U2's most adventurous album.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.75) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's '10 Best Reissues Of 2011' -- "[O]ne of rock's great acts of rebirth."
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.113) - Ranked #62 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...The album has lots of uncertainty, irony and distortion. It also has one of the most beautiful songs U2 ever recorded: 'One'..."
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.50) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the '90s."
Rolling Stone (1/9/92, p.50) - 4.5 Stars - Outstanding - "...the band is able to grow confidently and consistently on its own native strengths...few bands can marshal such sublime power..."
Spin (p.76) - "From ACHTUNG BABY on, panoramic ballads sat side by side with mini-rebellions..."
Spin (9/99, p.128) - Ranked #19 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s"
Entertainment Weekly (p.75) - "[E]ssential to understanding the most inscrutable stadium-filling band in history." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly (11/29/91) - "..refreshingly personal - deeper and denser than any of the band's previous releases..." - Rating: A
Q (10/01, p.96) - Ranked #9 in Q's "Best 50 Albums of Q's Lifetime"
Q (12/99, p.70) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums of the 1990s"
Q (12/91) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...U2's heaviest album to date. And best..." - One of Q Magazine's 50 best albums of 1991.
Magnet (p.60) - "[A] sexy, sleek and cynical synthesis of playful falsettos, Euro-trash dance grooves, grinding guitar tones...and a hopeless/heartbroken worldview ripped from the chest of Leonard Cohen."
CMJ (1/6/03, p.16) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"
Musician (12/91) - "...ACHTUNG, BABY is dense, tough and endlessly surprising...a great accomplishment..."
Jazziz (Dec.-Jan./92, p.94) - Picked by critic John Dilberto as one of the 10 best albums of 1992.
New York Times (Publisher) (1/1/92) - "..Dense, self-serious and overly ambitious: all the things this band is rightfully famous for.."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "To call ACHTUNG BABY a pivotal release is an understatement....Carbed up on a diet of Bowie, Reed and (at a stretch) Talking Heads, Bono and chums opted for a more arty, corrosive battle plan..."
Disc 1
1 Zoo Station,Lady With the Spinning Head [UV1]
2 Even Better than the Real Thing,Blow Your House Down
3 One,Salom?
4 Until The End of The World,Even Better Than the Real Thing [Single Version]
5 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,Satellite of Love
6 So Cruel,Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses [Temple Bar Remix] - (remix)
7 Fly, The,Paint It Black
8 Mysterious Ways,Even Better Than the Real Thing [Fish Out of Water Remix] - (remix)
9 Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World,Mysterious Ways [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
10 Ultra Violet (Light My Way),Night and Day [Steel String Remix] - (remix)
11 Acrobat,Lounge Fly Mix, The - (remix)
12 Love is Blindness,Fortunate Son
13 Alex Descends Into Hell For a Bottle of Milk/Korova [From the Rsc Production of a Clockwork Orange]
14 Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Disc 2
1 Zoo Station,Lady With the Spinning Head [UV1]
2 Even Better than the Real Thing,Blow Your House Down
3 One,Salom?
4 Until The End of The World,Even Better Than the Real Thing [Single Version]
5 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,Satellite of Love
6 So Cruel,Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses [Temple Bar Remix] - (remix)
7 Fly, The,Paint It Black
8 Mysterious Ways,Even Better Than the Real Thing [Fish Out of Water Remix] - (remix)
9 Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World,Mysterious Ways [The Perfecto Mix] - (remix)
10 Ultra Violet (Light My Way),Night and Day [Steel String Remix] - (remix)
11 Acrobat,Lounge Fly Mix, The - (remix)
12 Love is Blindness,Fortunate Son
13 Alex Descends Into Hell For a Bottle of Milk/Korova [From the Rsc Production of a Clockwork Orange]
14 Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Product Attributes
Artist U2
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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