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Old 08-04-11, 08:19 AM
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http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/201...x-set-zooropa/




U2 will mark the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby with a massive 6CD/4DVD box set featuring remastered editions of the 1991 album and its 1993 follow-up Zooropa, five 7-inch singles, “re-workings of previously unheard material,” the “ZOO TV: Live From Sydney” concert film, a new documentary and a pair of Bono’s “Fly” sunglasses.

The Irish megaband today announced the 20 Years of Achtung Baby project, which will be released Oct. 31 in five different formats and will include “some previously unreleased songs” and the new documentary “From the Sky Down,” directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim (“An Inconvenient Truth”), who previously worked with The Edge in “It Might Get Loud.”

Rumored for some time, the expanded Achtung Baby reissue was confirmed in June when U2 manager Paul McGuinness told Rolling Stone, “There will be multiple formats. If you pile a lot of extra material and packaging and design work into a super-duper box set, there are people who will pay quite a lot for it, so you can budget it at a very high level and pump up the value.”

He wasn’t kidding. Although the group didn’t reveal tracklists, it detailed the five formats:



1.) Uber Deluxe Edition

Limited, numbered set in a magnetic puzzled-tiled box
6 CDs, including Achtung Baby, Zooropa, B-sides and “re-workings of previously unheard material recorded during the Achtung Baby sessions”
4DVDs, including the previously released “ZOO TV: Live From Sydney,” the new “From the Sky Down” doc, all of the Achtung Baby videos and “bonus material”
5 clear 7-inch vinyl singles in their original vinyl sleeve (although the titles aren’t specified, they’re presumably “The Fly,” “Mysterious Ways,” “One,” “Even Better Than the Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”)
16 art prints taken from the original album sleeve
84-page hardback book
1 copy of Propaganda fan-club magazine
4 badges
1 sticker sheet
1 pair of Bono’s trademark “The Fly” sunglasses


2.) Super Deluxe Edition

6 CDs, including Achtung Baby, Zooropa, B-sides and “re-workings of previously unheard material recorded during the Achtung Baby sessions”
4DVDs, including the previously released “ZOO TV: Live From Sydney,” the new “From the Sky Down” doc, all of the Achtung Baby videos and “bonus material”
92-page hardback book
16 art prints in a wallet


3.) Vinyl Box Set

4LPs, including two pressed on translucent blue vinyl containing remixes and B-sides
16-page booklet


4.) Deluxe Edition

2CD set featuring the original album plus B-sides and “rarities”


5.) Standard CD

1CD edition featuring just the original album
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While I loathe the record labels for putting out these exhaustive box sets related to just one or two albums, I'm pre-ordering this the day the link goes up at Amazon. Easily my favorite era of U2.
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Old 08-04-11, 09:26 AM
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Yeah, I wish there was a version that only had the 6 cds. I'm not so much interested in the DVDs, especially if the aren't in HD. The book would probably be interesting.
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What a great year 1991 was, with Achtung Baby, Metallica's Black album, Nirvana's Nevermind, Alice in Chains Dirt, Van Valen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Pearl Jam's Ten. But Achtung Baby was what kicked it off for me, hearing their first single The Fly. Not sure if this massive set is worth it, but it would have been great to have the album remastered in high def.
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When they start putting sunglasses, badges and stickers in superdeluxe boxed sets, you know they've gone overboard.
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Oooh, very tempting uber deluxe for my favorite U2 Album. Let's see the price first.
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Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
Oooh, very tempting uber deluxe for my favorite U2 Album. Let's see the price first.
I'd put the over/under at $300 for that set.
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I'd put the over/under at $300 for that set.
Amazon UK has it for £385.99.

Needless to say, I'll go for the Super Deluxe Set.
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Why the hell are they putting the previously released Live in Sydney dvd in there?! Couldn't they at least have put a live dvd with a previously unreleased show? Sigh.
Well, no tracklistings have been made available yet, so I'm hoping that there is SOME previously unreleased live stuff in this box set. The uber box set is probably expensive as hell, so I'm thinking the super deluxe will be good enough for me. I couldn't care less about vinyl singles,badges, and sunglasses. I guess stuff is like that would be just be interesting for the hardcore, hardcore, HARDCORE u2 fan.
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Amazon UK has it for £385.99.

Needless to say, I'll go for the Super Deluxe Set.
So, way over.
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If a vinyl set is coming out for Achtung Baby, I guess this means no Zooropa vinyl reissue?
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Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Yeah, I wish there was a version that only had the 6 cds. I'm not so much interested in the DVDs, especially if the aren't in HD. The book would probably be interesting.
That's how I feel...I really don't see myself buying any incarnation offered here.
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Tracklisting from a U2 message board, have no idea how accurate it is:

CD1 - Achtung Baby
01. Zoo Station
02. Even Better Than The Real Thing
03. One
04. Until The End Of The World
05. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
06. So Cruel
07. The Fly
08. Mysterious Ways
09. Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World
10. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
11. Acrobat
12. Love Is Blindness

CD2 - Zooropa
01. Zooropa
02. Babyface
03. Numb (The Edge)
04. Lemon
05. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
06. Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car
07. Some Days Are Better Than Others
08. The First Time
09. Dirty Day (Bono and The Edge)
10. The Wanderer

CD3 - Uber Remixes
01. Night and Day (Steel string remix)
02. Real Thing (Perfecto Mix)
03. Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix)
04. Lemon (Perfecto Mix)
05. Can’t help falling in love (Triple peaks Remix)
06. Lady with the spinning head (extended Dance remix)
07. Real Thing (V16 Exit Wound Remix)
08. Mysterious Ways (Ultimatum Mix)
09. The Lounge fly mix
10. Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Remix)
11. One (Apollo 440) – Mix Master

CD4 - Unter Remixes
01. Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix)
02. Mysterious Ways (Appollo 440 Magic Hour Remix)
03. Can’t help Falling in Love (Mystery Train Dub)
04. One (Apollo 440) – Ambient Master
05. Lemon (Momo’s Reprise)
06. Salome (Zooromancer Remix)
07. Real Thing (Trance Mix)
08. Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)
09. Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic hour Remix)
10. Numb (The Soul Assassins Mix)
11. Real Thing (Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic Remix)

CD5 - B-sides and Bonus Tracks
01. Lady with the spinning head (UV1)
02. Blow Your House – Analogue Mix Bono Edit
03. Salome
04. Even Better Than the Real Thing (Single)
05. Satelite of love
06. Wild Horses (Temple Bar Remix)
07. Heaven And Hell – In Truth Mix
08. Oh Berlin – Analogue Mix 1
09. Near the Island (instr)
10. Down All The Days (Vsn 1)
11. Paint it black
12. Fortunate Son
13. Alex Descends into Hell for a bottle of Milk/Korova
14. Where did it all go wrong
15. Everybody loves a winner edit between take 2+3
16. Real Thing (Fish out of water mix)

CD6 - "Baby" Actung Baby
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Meh, it that list is correct. I think most of that remix stuff is out there. I'd rather have a live show.
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The Zoo TV tour was the first big concert I went to when I was in high school. I saw it during the first leg of the tour in March 1992 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI. The friend I went with bought a bootleg recording of the concert at a local record store that used to sell those videos from all kinds of concerts. I, at one time, had a copy of it, but it being VHS its gone now. Though a little while ago someone I know online was able to find the MP3 files of the night I was at the concert, so that was awesome to listen to.

The concert I went to came to be known as the "Pizzas for everybody" show in U2 fan circles due to Bono, in the middle of the concert, calling a local Pizza shop and ordering a ton of pizzas.
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My favorite U2 album (and I love Zooropa too) but I won't be getting this in any incarnation. I'm just not that big a fan of "remixes." I wish it had more live material (especially a different DVD than the Australia concert).
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Originally Posted by cdollaz View Post
Yeah, I wish there was a version that only had the 6 cds. I'm not so much interested in the DVDs, especially if the aren't in HD. The book would probably be interesting.
This.

I'm really dreading the price on the Super Deluxe. Looks like it's the edition I might want to have, but won't know if that is feasible until I see a price.
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Two-disc CD version up for preorder on Amazon for $35.49.

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I'm really dreading the price on the Super Deluxe. Looks like it's the edition I might want to have, but won't know if that is feasible until I see a price.
On Amazon UK the preorder price converts to about $173 U.S.
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I was all set to buy this, but if the bonus material is 90% remixes and pre-existing DVDs, I don't see why I should bother buying anything other than the regular CD set.
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Just got an email from U2.com with Amazon.com preorder links. Edited to add prices:

Uber Deluxe Edition ($659.61)

Super Deluxe Edition ($167.25)

2CD Deluxe Edition ($35.49)

Standard CD ($32.99)

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So is Zooropa only available in the Deluxe edition sets?
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I was all set to buy this, but if the bonus material is 90% remixes and pre-existing DVDs, I don't see why I should bother buying anything other than the regular CD set.
By the way, there's a raging debate on the U2 fanboy boards over whether this is a remaster. Most people think it isn't because the official press release does not use the word remaster. Only this slicingupeyeballs article which I don't think is the most reliable source. So I don't even see a reason to buy the regular CD.
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It must be a remaster. They've remastered everything else up to this point, right?
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet View Post
It must be a remaster. They've remastered everything else up to this point, right?
Here's the press release.

http://achtungbaby.u2.com/

It just says the original album. If it was a remaster, you would think they would use the word at least once.
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I haven't actually listened to this CD in a VERY long time but (correct me if I'm wrong) I do remember the volume being abnormally high on this album (brickwalled, loudness wars, etc.)
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