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- Posted on Aug 5th 2011 8:30AM by Chris Cope
They unleashed the album in 1991 and to celebrate the upcoming 20-year milestone, they're rereleasing it in a number of different formats later this year.
But it is a bumper box-set edition that is whetting most appetites. As Rolling Stone reports, included in the 'Uber Deluxe Edition' are a pair of replica sunglasses, modeled on Bono's famed eyewear, as well as a mammoth collection of U2 goodies including six CDs, four DVDs and an 84-page hardback book.
Also included in the numbered release are five 7-inch singles, 16 prints from the album art, a fan-club magazine, badges and stickers.
'Achtung Baby' will also be re-released in a vinyl box set and, for those with perhaps a budget in mind, a standard CD too -- remastered, of course.
The Irishmen, who regularly top rich lists, were recently given the news that their 360° tour was certified the highest-grossing music tour ever. As previously reported by Spinner, it racked up a modest $736,137,344 (£452,051,545) and played to over seven million fans over a period of 26 months up until July 2011.