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After "Rattle 'n' Hum" received a poor reception from many music critics, the band went away to "re-invent" themselves for the 1990's.  "Acthung Baby" was the result.  Much of it was recorded at Berlin's Hansa Ton Studios between November 1990 and March 1991, just after the reunification of the two Germanys.  When the album was finally released in November 1991, it received a universal thumbs up from critics and fans alike.  "Acthung Baby" went straight to the number 1 spot in the US album charts, following the success of the single "The Fly". 

Tracklisting: Lyrics
1. Zoo station (4:36)
2. Even better than the real thing (3:41)
3. One (4:36)
4. Until the end of the world (4:38)
5. Who's gonna ride your wild horses (5:16)
6. So cruel (5:49)
7. The fly (4:29)
8. Mysterious ways (4:03)
9. Tryin' to throw your arms around the world (3:52)
10. Ultra violet (Light my way) (5:30)
11. Acrobat (4:30)
Source: U2: The Complete Songs (Wise Publications, London, UK, 1999)

Release Date:
November 18, 1991

Singles: "The Fly" (November 1991)
               b-side: "Alex Descends Into Hell for a Bottle of Milk", "Korova"

              "Mysterious Ways" (December 2, 1991)
               b-side: "Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Mix)"

              "One" (February 4, 1992)
               b-side: "Lady with the Spinning Head"

              "Even Better Than the Real Thing" (June 1992)
               b-side: "Lady With the Spinning Head"

              "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" (November 23, 1992)
               b-side: "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses(Temple Bar Edit)", "Paint it Black"

Producers: Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois


"Achtung Baby" was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany.   U2 completely reinvented themselves musically as well as aesthetically and kept their popularity, eventhough ironically, they tried their best to stay away from their "Joshua Tree" and "Rattle n Hum" image.

U2 have been quoted as saying: "Acthung Baby" is the sound of four men chopping down "The Joshua Tree".