U2 will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Achtung Baby with several special edition expanded edition discs. The album. the first after The Joshua Tree raised the bar so high no one expected it could approach the depth and quality of that release, is considered to still hold up better than any other album the group has released since. Whether it's good enough to warrant six different deluxe editions is another matter - but that's what the Irish rockers have planned.
The Uber Deluxe Edition packs six CDs into a magnetic puzzle topped box set, throwing in Zooropa - a disc no one would could make a legitimate case for deserving a deluxe edition of its own -but also the Zoo TV Live From Sydney DVD, which did include some great performances, two vinyl discs, 5 singles, 16 prints, an 84 page hard bound book, a pair of Bono's signature 'Fly' shades and other assorted swag.
Fittingly, that and the other 5 editions plus the no-frills whatsoever digital download edition get slated for a October 31 release. We leave it to you to decide whether it is rises to the level of treat or just comes off as a trick.
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