Recorded over 6 months in 1991 in Berlin and Dublin, Achtung Baby was U2’s seventh studio album. It was produced by Daniel Lanois , Brian Eno and Steve Lillywhite and mixed and engineered by Flood. Led by “The Fly”, Achtung Baby spawned four more huge hit singles, “Mysterious Ways”, “One”, “Even Better Than The Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”. Heralded by Rolling Stone’s Robert Hilburn as “U2’s daring descent into darkness”, the album was awarded the Grammy for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most acclaimed rock records of the nineties and of U2’s career. As Bono said at the time, it was “the sound of four men chopping down the Joshua Tree”.
- The Vinyl Box Set is a limited release containing 4 LPs, two of which are pressed on translucent blue vinyl containing remixes and B-sides. The box includes a 16 page booklet.
- The limited, numbered Uber Deluxe Edition is a magnetic puzzle tiled box and contains: 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; four DVDs including “From The Sky Down”, Zoo TV, all the videos from Achtung Baby plus bonus material; 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, a sticker sheet, and a pair of Bono’s trademark “The Fly” sunglasses.
- The Super Deluxe Edition contains 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 and four DVDs, including “From The Sky Down”, Zoo TV, all the videos from Achtung Baby plus bonus material, in addition to a 92-page hardback book and 16 art prints in a wallet.