U2 Reveal Multiple ‘Achtung Baby’ Track Listings
U2 has revealed the impressively long list of songs and video footage that will be included in each of the multiple formats of their upcoming 'Achtung Baby' 20th anniversary collections. Depending on one's budget, there are some difficult decisions to be made.
The standard, single disc album includes the original album that Bono once called "the sound of four men chopping down the Joshua Tree." There are also a few previously unreleased tracks, although it's not made clear at the official U2 store which tracks those will be.
The deluxe two disc collection includes the remastered album, a disc of B-sides and bonus tracks (including remixes of 'Mysterious Ways' and 'Even Better Than the Real Thing') and the 'From the Sky Down' documentary from award winning director Davis Guggenheim. The deluxe set costs $29.95, compared to just $13.95 for the standard album.
The vinyl box set comes with four LP's. Two include the original album, and two include the B-sides and remixes. However not all of the remixes from the deluxe edition are included in the vinyl set, and in fact one song ('Lemon' from the 'Zooropa' album) isn't available on the double CD. This box set also includes a 16 page booklet.
There's more. The super deluxe edition (pictured) includes six CD's, and four DVD's. For $167.95, one gets 'Achtung Baby,' 'Zooropa,' all the b-sides and bonus tracks (including multiple versions of 'Mysterious Ways' and covers of songs like the Rolling Stones' 'Paint it Black'), 'Kindergarten, The Alternative 'Achtung Baby,' all the videos, the 'From the Sky Down' DVD, a 92-page book and a photo album.
And finally, there's the uber deluxe edition. Be sure to tip your mailman if you order this one for $469.95. Here you get everything in the super deluxe edition plus five clear 7-inch, 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 various packages are available for pre-sale now, but won't be delivered until the Nov. 1 street date. Visit the official U2 store for more details on the track list for each version of this album.