U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ is This Weekend’s ‘Album Side’ on Your Sunday Brunch
Do you own a copy of U2‘s “Achtung Baby”?
The Irish band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their seventh studio album in November of 1991. On Halloween, “Achtung Baby” will be reissued in five different formats and a documentary about the making of the record called “From The Sky Down” premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and was shown earlier this month on television.
The album won a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. (That category name is as long as some of U2’s song titles)
Recording sessions for “Achtung Baby” began at Berlin’s Hansa Studios just before Germany’s reunification in 1990. Most of the recordings were completed in the band’s hometown of Dublin in 1991.
The record was produced by Danial Lanois and Brian Eno and the new sound includes industrial and electronic dance music influences.
During the 8 a.m. hour of Your Sunday Brunch we’ll play the first six tracks from “Achtung Baby;”
1. “Zoo Station” (Danial Lanois)
2. “Even Better Than The Real Thing” (Steve Lillywhite, Brian Eno and Lanois)
3. “One” (Lanois with Eno)
4. “Until The End of the World” (Lanois with Eno)
5. “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses” (Lillywhite, Lanois and Eno)
6. “So Cruel” (Lanois)
Personnel on the album include;
–Bono-Vocals and Guitar
–The Edge-Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals
–Adam Clayton-Bass Guitar
–Larry Mullen, Jr-Drums, Percussion
–Brian Eno-Additional Percussion on “One”
–Danial Lanois-Additional Guitar on “Zoo Station” and “One,” Additional Percussion on “Until The End of the World”
–Dutchess Nell Catchpole-Violin and Viola on “So Cruel”