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.

Video: Watch U2’s ‘From the Sky Down’ — documentary about making ‘Achtung Baby’

Video: Watch U2’s ‘From the Sky Down’ — documentary about making ‘Achtung Baby’

For U.S. fans, the U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ doesn’t premiere until this coming weekend — it’s on Showtime on Saturday night — but since it already aired in the U.K., intrepid fans like u2opia100 have uploaded the 84-minute documentary about the making of ‘Achtung Baby’ to YouTube.

Stream: Garbage covers U2’s ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’ for ‘Achtung’ tribute

Stream: Garbage covers U2’s ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’ for ‘Achtung’ tribute

Now we get our third taste of Q magazine’s full-album tribute to U2′s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby’ in the form of Garbage’s slow and simmering cover of the record’s fifth single, ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,’ which you can stream here.

Stream: Damien Rice covers U2′s ‘One’ as part of Q magazine’s ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute

Stream: Damien Rice covers U2′s ‘One’ as part of Q magazine’s ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute

Just a day after the first track from Q magazine’s upcoming full-album tribute to U2′s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby’ — Jack White’s cover of ‘Love is Blindness’ — hit the web comes our second taste: Damien Rice’s stark and intense makeover of ‘One.’

Stream: Jack White covers U2’s ‘Love is Blindness’ for ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute

Stream: Jack White covers U2’s ‘Love is Blindness’ for ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute

Yesterday we learned the full tracklist of Q magazine’s upcoming full-album tribute to U2’s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby,’ and now we have our first taste of ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’: guitar slayer Jack White’s bluesy rumble through the album-closing ‘Love is Blindness.’

Update: Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Depeche Mode on Q’s U2 ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’

Update: Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Depeche Mode on Q’s U2 ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’

U2 has revealed the full tracklist for Q magazine’s ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ tribute album, which will feature Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Garbage, The Killers, Patti Smith, Damien Rice, Gavin Friday, Snow Patrol, Glasvegas and U2 itself (in remixed form).

Video: U2 ‘From the Sky Down’ trailer — documentary about ‘Achtung Baby’

Video: U2 ‘From the Sky Down’ trailer — documentary about ‘Achtung Baby’

Directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, the U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ — about the making of ‘Achtung Baby’ — will premiere Oct. 29 on Showtime in advance of its appearance on the expanded reissue of the Irish band’s 1991 album.

Depeche Mode, Jack White, Patti Smith, Glasvegas help cover U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’

Depeche Mode, Jack White, Patti Smith, Glasvegas help cover U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’

Members of Depeche Mode and Glasvegas each have revealed that their bands have recorded new U2 covers that appear to be connected to the Irish megaband’s 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Achtung Baby,’ which arrives in November in a variety of formats including a $660 ‘uber deluxe’ edition stuffed with CDs, DVDs, vinyl and more.

U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ box set: 6 CDs, 4 DVDs, 2 LPs, 5 7-inches — and Bono’s fly shades

U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ box set: 6 CDs, 4 DVDs, 2 LPs, 5 7-inches — and Bono’s fly shades

U2 will mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Achtung Baby’ with massive 6CD/4DVD box set featuring remastered editions of the 1991 album and its 1993 follow-up ‘Zooropa,’ five 7-inch singles, ‘re-workings of previously unheard material, a new documentary and a pair of Bono’s ‘Fly’ sunglasses.