Achtung Baby

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Achtung Baby
Studio album by
Released18 November 1991 (1991-11-18)
RecordedOctober 1990 – September 1991
Studio
GenreAlternative rock
Length55:27
LabelIsland
ProducerDaniel Lanois, Brian Eno
U2 chronology
'Rattle and Hum
(1988)
Achtung Baby 'Zooropa
(1993)
Singles from Achtung Baby
  1. "The Fly"
    Released: 21 October 1991 (1991-10-21)
  2. "Mysterious Ways"
    Released: 24 November 1991 (1991-11-24)
  3. "One"
    Released: March 1992 (1992-03)
  4. "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
    Released: 8 June 1992 (1992-06-08)
  5. "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses"
    Released: August 1992 (1992-08)

Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was put in stores on 19 November 1991. The album came almost two years after the lead singer, Bono, said that the band would "have to go away and dream it all up again," after their 1988 album, Rattle and Hum was criticized.

Achtung Baby shows a very big change in U2's sound because they began to use alternative rock and electronic sounds in the rhythm, more production, and more guitar effects, also including darker and more personal song words. The results were much more adventurous and less traditionally rock-based than their previous albums, and Achtung Baby is one of U2's best-selling and most-liked albums.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The recording location is credited in the album's liner notes as "Dog Town", based on the band's nickname for the house. Its official name is Elsinore.