Most know Achtung Baby as a turning point for Irish megastars U2. The band’s seventh studio album, produced by Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Steve Lillywhite, won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance and propelled U2’s career into the ’90s.
Now approaching its twentieth anniversary, the October 31 reissue of Achtung Baby features previously unreleased remixes, B-sides, demos and documentary footage. It will also include Davis Guggenheim’s “From The Sky Down,” a documentary in which U2 discusses the making of Achtung Baby from Hansa studios in Berlin, one of the original recording locations for the record. The film will premiere as the opener at the Toronto International Film Festival September 8.
The new edition will be available in digital format as well as a standard CD. There is also a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring the original album, plus B-sides and rarities. The limited Vinyl Box Set features 4 LPs on blue vinyl, including B-sides and rarities, and a 16-page booklet.
The 6-CD Uber Deluxe Edition will feature the original release, the followup album Zooropa, previously unheard releases and DVDs featuring all Achtung Baby music videos, “From The Sky Down” and “Zoo TV:Live From Sydney,” plus an 82-page hardback book and five 7″ vinyl singles. There’s also a pair of Bono’s Fly sunglasses. The limited Super Deluxe Edition contains 6 CDs, 4 DVDs and a 92-page hardback book.
For further details on available formats, visit http://achtungbaby.u2.com.