U2 ‎– Achtung Baby

Island Records ‎– U28, Island Records ‎– 510347-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Zoo Station
Guitar [Additional] – Daniel Lanois
A2 Even Better Than The Real Thing 3:41
A3 One
Guitar [Additional] – Daniel LanoisKeyboards [Additional] – Brian Eno
A4 Until The End Of The World
Percussion [Additional] – Daniel Lanois
A5 Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 5:16
A6 So Cruel
Arranged By [Strings] – Brian Eno, The EdgeViolin, Viola – The Duchess Nell Catchpole*
B1 The Fly 4:29
B2 Mysterious Ways
Percussion [Additional] – Daniel Lanois
B3 Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World
Guitar [Additional] – Daniel LanoisKeyboards [Additional] – Brian Eno
B4 Ultra Violet (Light My Way) 5:31
B5 Acrobat 4:30
B6 Love Is Blindness 4:23

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First issue released with the uncensored Adam Clayton nude image on back sleeve.
Includes a picture liner with printed credits / photos plus a separate stiff lyrics insert.

Initial copies were distributed with a limited edition set of sixteen 12" x 12" full colour
prints, featuring singularly the shots collage of the front picture sleeve (see photos).

Masters plated at Specialty Records Corporation.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 731451034718
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Price Code: PY 281
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, var. 1): [SNA logo] U28 A7 (U2 8-A-9) [SRC logo] AA 314-510-347-1-A5-SP2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, var. 1): [SNA logo] U28-B-6 (U2 8-B-10) [SRC logo] AA 314-510-347-1-B5-SP3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, var. 2): (U2 8-A-9) 1 - 4 [SRC logo} AA 314-510-347-1-A5-SP2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, var. 2): U28 B5 (U2 8-B-9) [SRC logo] 314-510-347-1-B5-SP2AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, var. 3): U28 A7 (U2 8-A-9) [SRC logo] AA 314-510-347-1-A5-SP2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, var. 3): U28 B7 (U2 8-B-9) [SRC logo] 314-510-347-1-B5-SP2 AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, var. 4): U28 B-7 (U2 8-B 9) 3/4-5/0-347-1-B5-SP2#
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, var. 4): U2 8-A-8 U2-8 A-2 #
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, var. 5): [SNA logo] U2 8 - A - 8 U2 - 8 A-2 AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, var. 5): [SNA logo] U28 - B - 6 (U2 8 - B - 10) [SRC logo] AA 314 - 510 - 347 - 1 - BS - SP3 1-a

Other Versions (5 of 259) 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
CIDU28, 510347-2 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records CIDU28, 510347-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
00602527788265 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album, RM + CD, Comp + Dig) Mercury, Interscope Records 00602527788265 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
510 347-4 U2 Achtung Baby(Cass, Album) Island Records Ltd. 510 347-4 India Unknown Sell This Version
B0016042-02 U2 Achtung Baby(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal, Island Records, Interscope Records, UMe B0016042-02 US 2011 Sell This Version


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December 2, 2018
Pah! I didn't get any inserts. And mine is definitely a first pressing - I won it on a Radio One phone-in a week or so prior to release. They assumed I'd want a CD and were surprised when I asked for vinyl :)


June 11, 2018
has anyone sold one with the 16 art inserts? can't see any that have sold anywhere with these?


March 12, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

I just got this pressing, finally after years of wanting it.
I can't get over how much better the LP is than the CD I have; it's like night and day.

There is more depth to the LP and it has that extra 'kick' in it.


May 25, 2011
edited over 8 years ago

This is an excellent LP from the 90's not only for the new electro (dirty) Rock sound of U2 but also for the artwork by photographer Anton Corbijn using saturation of colors, opposition of cold and hot. Black and white are also submitted to such treatments. If U like U2, get a good original 1991 copy (black vinyl) and enjoy the sound and the picture of this great U2 collector!


November 8, 2010
The colour vinyl editions in yellow, red or transparent vinyl are counterfeits and sound like it too.