Unforgettable vinyl: Three of U2’s 1990s albums to be reissued on 180-gram vinyl in July

UMC/Island/InterscopeRemastered versions of three U2 albums released during the 1990s will be released on vinyl on July 27.

1991’s Achtung Baby, 1993’s Zooropa and the 1998 compilation The Best of 1980-1990 will be available as two-LP sets pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

All three reissues feature artwork either replicating or based on that appearing on the original releases, and come with a download card offering access to digital versions of the albums.

Achtung Baby, U2’s seventh studio album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and featured four top 40 hits: “Mysterious Ways,” “One,” “Even Better than the Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.” The record has sold more than eight million copies in the U.S.

Zooropa, Achtung Baby‘s follow-up, also reached #1 on the Billboard 200. The album, which was inspired by the group’s experiences on its Zoo TV Tour, featured no major hits, but included memorable tracks like “Numb,” “Lemon” and “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” It sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. The vinyl reissue boasts bonus mixes of “Lemon” and “Numb.”

The Best of 1980-1990 features various hits and other gems U2 released during its first full decade of existence. The compilation peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200, and has gone on to sell more than 4 million copies in the States.

All three vinyl sets are available for pre-order now at U2’s official online store and are priced at $38.99.

Here are the track lists for the three reissues:

Achtung Baby:

Side 1
“Zoo Station”
“Even Better than the Real Thing”
“One”

Side 2
“Until the End of the World”
“Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
“So Cruel”

Side 3
“The Fly”
“Mysterious Ways”
“Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World”

Side 4
“Ultra Violet (Light My Way)”
“Acrobat”
“Love Is Blindness”

Zooropa:

Side 1
“Zooropa”
“Baby Face”
“Numb”

Side 2
“Lemon”
“Stay (Faraway, So Close!)”
“Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car”

Side 3
“Some Days Are Better than Others”
“The First Time”
“Dirty Day”
“The Wanderer”

Side 4
“Lemon (The Perfecto Mix)”
“Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)”

The Best of 1980–1990:

Side 1
“Pride (In the Name of Love)”
“New Year’s Day”
“With or Without You”
“Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

Side 2
“Sunday Bloody Sunday”
“Bad”
“Where the Streets Have No Name”
“I Will Follow”

Side 3
“The Unforgettable Fire”
“Sweetest Thing”
“Desire”
“When Love Comes to Town”

Side 4
“Angel of Harlem”
“All I Want Is You”
“One Tree Hill”
“October”

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