Tag: Achtung Baby

This week’s new releases: ‘C89’ box set, U2, Thomas Dolby, Art of Noise, The Colourfield

This week’s new releases: ‘C89’ box set, U2, Thomas Dolby, Art of Noise, The Colourfield

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new titles include release from U2, Thomas Dolby, The Art of Noise and The Colourfield, plus the new ‘C89’ box set.

Watch: U2 performs ‘Achtung Baby’ deep cut ‘Acrobat’ live for first time ever at tour opener

Watch: U2 performs ‘Achtung Baby’ deep cut ‘Acrobat’ live for first time ever at tour opener

U2 opened its North American iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in Tulsa, Okla., last night, debuting a number of songs off its latest album Songs of Experience — as well as, at long last, fan favorite “Acrobat,” the one song of 1991’s Achtung Baby the band never had played live. See video here.

Milestones: U2’s ZOO TV Tour opened 20 years ago tonight — see news footage, dress rehearsal

Milestones: U2’s ZOO TV Tour opened 20 years ago tonight — see news footage, dress rehearsal

Twenty years ago tonight, U2 opened its ZOO TV Tour in Lakeland, Fla. — debuting a high-tech stage show that not only redefined the Irish rockers, but changed the way arena and stadium tours have been staged ever since, incorporating dazzling visual imagery and extending the performance space out into the audience.

Readers Poll 2011: Best reissues of the year

Readers Poll 2011: Best reissues of the year

Today we roll out the second of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. This time, it’s your Top 10 reissues of the year.

New releases: U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ reissue, plus Lou Reed and Metallica, INXS best-of

New releases: U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ reissue, plus Lou Reed and Metallica, INXS best-of

This week’s new releases include the mammoth 20th anniversary reissue of U2’s landmark ‘Achtung Baby’ (including a $470 ‘Uber Deluxe’ edition with six CDs, four DVDs, two LPs and five 7-inches), plus ‘Lulu,’ the joint album from Lou Reed and Metallica, and a new INXS best-of.

Stream: Full U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album  ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ from Q magazine

Stream: Full U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ from Q magazine

A few tracks from Q magazine’s tribute to U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ dribbled out in advance of the issue’s arrival this week, but we’re now finally able to present the full set — featuring Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, The Killers, Garbage and U2 itself (in remixed form) — thanks to YouTube uploader ToneNoir.