U2 ‎– Achtung Baby

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Island Records ‎– 5797009, UMC ‎– 00602557970098
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gr.
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A1 Zoo Station
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Assisted By] – Robbie Adams, Shannon StrongGuitar [Additional Guitar By] – Daniel LanoisMixed By – FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongProducer – Daniel Lanois
4:36
A2 Even Better Than The Real Thing
Engineer – Paul Barrett, Robbie AdamsMixed By – Robbie Adams, Steve LillywhiteMixed By [Assisted By] – Sean LeonardProducer – Steve LillywhiteProducer [With] – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois
3:41
A3 One
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongGuitar [Additional Guitar By] – Daniel LanoisKeyboards [Additional Keyboards By] – Brian EnoMixed By – FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongProducer – Daniel LanoisProducer [With] – Brian Eno
4:34
B1 Until The End Of The World
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – Daniel Lanois, FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongPercussion [Additional Percussion By] – Daniel LanoisProducer – Daniel LanoisProducer [With] – Brian Eno
4:38
B2 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Engineer – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – Robbie Adams, Steve LillywhiteMixed By [Assisted By] – Paul BarrettProducer – Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite
5:16
B3 So Cruel
Arranged By [String Arrangement By] – Brian Eno, The EdgeEngineer – FloodEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By [With] – Brian EnoProducer – Daniel LanoisViolin, Viola – The Duchess Nell Catchpole*
5:47
C1 The Fly
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Robbie AdamsMixed By [With] – Daniel Lanois, Steve LillywhiteProducer – Daniel Lanois
4:28
C2 Mysterious Ways
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – Daniel Lanois, Flood, The EdgeMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongPercussion [Additional Percussion By] – Daniel LanoisProducer – Daniel LanoisProducer [With] – Brian Eno
4:03
C3 Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongGuitar [Additional Guitar By] – Daniel LanoisKeyboards [Additional Keyboards By] – Brian EnoMixed By – Robbie Adams, Steve LillywhiteMixed By [Assisted By] – Sean LeonardProducer – Daniel LanoisProducer [With] – Brian Eno
3:51
D1 Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongProducer – Daniel LanoisProducer [With] – Brian Eno
5:30
D2 Acrobat
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Robbie AdamsEngineer [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongMixed By – Daniel Lanois, FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongProducer – Daniel Lanois
4:30
D3 Love Is Blindness
Engineer – FloodEngineer [Assisted By] – Robbie Adams, Shannon StrongKeyboards [Additional Keyboards By] – Brian EnoMixed By – Daniel Lanois, FloodMixed By [Assisted By] – Shannon StrongProducer – Daniel Lanois
4:23

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Sticker: Includes digital download.
Includes 2 custom inner sleeves.

An Island Records release. ℗ 2018 Universal Music Operations Limited. © 2018 Universal Music Operations Limited. A Universal Music company.
Made in Czech Republic. Universal International Music B.V., Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 Dn Baarn, Netherlands.

Original credits:

Recorded in
Hansa Ton Studios Berlin, Dog Town Dublin, STS Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios Dublin.

Mastering [...] A&M Mastering Studios, LA
Digital Editing [...] A&M Mastering Studios, LA
Quality Control [...] A&M Studios, LA

20th Anniversary edition:

Mastering Facility: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood

All titles [...] published by Universal Music Publishing B.V. except Blue Mountain Music Ltd (UK), Mother Music (Irl.)

2018 Album Remaster:

Remastering Engineering by Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Spaces removed): 602557970098
  • Label Code: LC00407
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): 5797011-A 174614E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): 5797011-A2 CB/SS
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): 5797011-B 174614E2/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): 5797011-B2 CB/SS
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout, stamped): 5797012-A 174614E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout, etched): 5797012-C2 CB/SS
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout, stamped): 5797012-B 174614E4/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout, etched): 5797012-D2 CB/SS
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 284) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
262 110 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album) Island Records 262 110 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
314-510 347-2 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, PolyGram 314-510 347-2 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
EN-4435 U 2* Achtung Baby(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-4435 Unknown Sell This Version
UICY 91796 U2 Achtung Baby(Box, Ltd, Num, 20t + 6xCD + 4xDVD-V, NTSC + 2xLP, ) Universal Music, Mercury Music Group UICY 91796 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
262 110, CIDU28 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album) Island Records, BNE - Brand New Entertainment 262 110, CIDU28 Israel 1991 Sell This Version

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bjred

bjred

February 1, 2020

Compared to the orignal pressings the photos on this reissue have had their grain removed and look like snapchat filters :(
shnplr

shnplr

September 27, 2019
mine has few minutes of crackle at end of side 2 - makes me think it could have pressed at gzmedia. other than those typical deficiencies have come to expect from certain pressing factories, the record is very flat (suprise), and the sound is pretty good. would love to own or hear the original someday.
RMlegshaver

RMlegshaver

March 14, 2019
I think this sounds great. I have a basic turntable with nice speakers but their is a discernible difference between this and my old CD. Bernie Grundman consistently does beautiful remasters.
behold888

behold888

January 27, 2019
Does anyone else think the bass level in "Trying to throw your arms around the world" is way too heavy? It took some serious EQing on my system to have the neighbors stop knocking my door down!
brussels75

brussels75

December 31, 2018

This release sounds very good and the packaging is absolutely beautiful but let‘s be honest: if you already own the original pressing you may skip this reissue without any regrets as the original version sounds great as well.
isselee

isselee

October 13, 2018

With around 15 min per side, the cutting could be much louder which would be much better. The level of the cutting is something you find on records with around 25 min per side.
mdc701

mdc701

August 21, 2018
This is an excellent sounding reissue of a classic album. Thank you!!
Mike.hoare

Mike.hoare

August 17, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Originally released at the height of the CD era, Achtung Baby has been much sought after on vinyl for many years. With only limited edition vinyl releases it has also been very expensive to obtain, until now. Finally! Was it worth the wait? The original CD was pretty good, and still packs a punch, however as you would expect, the vinyl opens up a whole new level of insight across a much wider soundstage. There's a deep and rich bass, and a vivid mid range and for the most part it is fabulous, however sometimes unpacking a dense production style doesn't work so well. So Cruel and Mysterious Ways probably benefit the most, but on occasions by spreading the soundstage impact is reduced and the drums sound a bit thin in the mix. Overall though i'm delighted to have this, and the artwork presentation is top notch.
ckemph4

ckemph4

August 13, 2018
Missed oportunity, IMO. Most of the songs are congested, the channels and instruments poorly separated. Sonic vomit. It seems like the only track they really worked on is Mysterious Ways. I too have long hoped for this to be repressed as the original pressings are inaccessible. Why do they continue to boast about Berni Grundman mastering when most of what I've heard from them is mediocre at best. This entire album is quality songcraft. I think, U2's best since Unforgettable Fire. They should have stepped up to the plate and delivered on every song on this album. They deserve it. Saving grace, Love is Blindness is also well mastered.
slatts4211

slatts4211

August 6, 2018

Fantastic repress, worth every cent. Buy it, enjoy it. Exceptional sound.