20th anniversary reissue of U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’ will include Bono’s sunglasses

Replica shades are one of the many extras in a swanky new box set

U2 are set to release a extras-packed 20th anniversary version of their 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’ later this year.

The reissue of the band’s seventh studio album will come in a variety of formats, including an extras laden Uber-Deluxe Edition, which will include six CDs, four DVDs, five 7” singles, 16 art prints, an 84-page hardback book, Propaganda fan club magazine, four badges, a sticker sheet and last but by no means least, a replica of Bono’s ‘The Fly’ sunglasses. This version will be released in a numbered box which takes the form of a magnetic puzzle.

Next down the scale is the Super-Deluxe version, which will include all of the CDs, DVDs and art prints from the Uber-Deluxe version as well as a 92-page hardback book.


‘Achtung Baby’ will also be available in a vinyl box set and a simple remastered version of the album will also be released, reports Rolling Stone.

“If you pile a lot of extra material and packaging and design work into a super-duper box set, there are people who will pay quite a lot for it, so you can budget it at a very high level and pump up the value,” said U2’s manager Paul McGuinness to Rolling Stone earlier this year.