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U2 details Achtung Baby reissues

on August 04, 2011, 5:45pm

u2 achtung baby U2 details Achtung Baby reissues

With $736 million in their pockets, U2 are now setting their sights on the 20th anniversary reissue of their album Achtung Baby. First announced earlier this year, 20 Years of Achtung Baby will be released on October 31st in five different configurations, including an Uber Deluxe Edition that supplies you with a pair of Bono’s’ sun glasses. Imagine wearing them while using your new tuning forks!

Along with the shades, the Uber Deluxe Edition is also comprised of six CDs including the original Achtung Baby album, the follow-up album, Zooropa, B-sides and re-workings of previously unheard material recorded during the Achtung Baby sessions. There’s also four DVDs featuring a new documentary called From The Sky Down, the concert film Zoo TV:Live From Sydney, all the videos from Achtung Baby plus bonus material. And since this thing will cost you £385.99 (or, $630), you’ll also get five clear 7″ vinyl singles in their original sleeves, 16 art prints taken from the original album sleeve, an 84-page hardback book, a copy of Propaganda magazine, four badges, and a sticker sheet. All of it will come packaged in a magnetic puzzle tiled box. There’s a picture of it all posted above.

Want just the six CDs, four DVDs, plus a 92 page hardback book and 16 art prints in a wallet? Then Super Deluxe Edition is your configuration of choice. That one is £105.99 (or, $170).

The other three configurations include a vinyl box set containing four LPs, two of which are pressed on translucent blue vinyl containing remixes and B-side; a Deluxe Edition containing the reissue of the original album plus B-sides and rarities; and your standard single-disc reissue.

Pre-orders are now ongoing via Amazon.co.uk through the band’s website.

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gillian rosheuvel
August 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

They stole that magnetic box idea from Massive Attack. Just sayin’

Bonzo
August 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

why is everyone so fixed on how much money an artist makes, unless you’re a young artist set on achieving the same monetary goals? the person writing this and the comments below are fixated on numbers, hence the 1st sentence above. Do any of you hold U2 stocks? Would you be as fixated on numbers if we were talking about Bjork’s $800 + special edition collection? Really, the news here is about a reissue of a great album…a landmark album. If you’re a U2 fan you’ll probably be interested, and if you’re not perhaps a comment about the fact that you don’t like U2’s music or particularly this album…assuming you’ve heard it, would be more relevant. 

personally, I’m a big fan of the band, and of this album in particular. what they achieved on this album was nearly unthinkable at the time, unexpected, and one of the most well conceived and dramatic changes musically and visually that any popular band in history has been able to pull off. 

and, not to revert to discussions about monetary profits, but since when did it become wrong or cynical for an artist to make money on his/her own work? would it be better for the record companies to get all the profits? such discussions should really only be of concern to the artists and their business affiliates. it seems somewhat cynical for anyone else to make this their own concern. it’s about the music. if you don’t like the music, no one is forcing you to buy it. 

 

JJ
August 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Why does everyone make irrelevant cynical comments that hold no importance to the actual headline. The tag works to get your attention on other stories. How much the band actually made is insignificant they chose that route and are already millionaires. So the fact that they are pushing a package like this adds to the even more ridiculous over the top nature that they go for. Don’t feel sorry for any band that chooses to tour a certain way. They knew what it would be going into it. And that guy writing the article is the reason this site exists so I think he can write how he wants. Maybe you can start a website on economics and help this poor guy out. Ppl should stop judging so much. Cheers

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