Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition U2 had everything to lose in 1991, when they reinvented themselves as an electronics-obsessed art project. The six discs in Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition…
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Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition

HEY, 'BABY,' HEY Twenty years later, the six-disc edition gives a wider perspective of U2's transition from rockers to true artists
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HEY, 'BABY,' HEY Twenty years later, the six-disc edition gives a wider perspective of U2's transition from rockers to true artists

U2 had everything to lose in 1991, when they reinvented themselves as an electronics-obsessed art project. The six discs in Achtung Baby: Uber Deluxe Edition may seem like overkill, but most everything here, from the raw demos (a stripped-away ''Mysterious Ways'' is especially revelatory) to the cache of beat-science remixes that put 1993's confusing Zooropa into better context, is essential to understanding the most inscrutable stadium-filling band in history. A

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Originally posted Oct 26, 2011 Published in issue #1179 Nov 04, 2011 Order article reprints