Zooropa - U2 - Universal Orange Boxset (CD)

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Please try again later. Verified Purchase. As you look around for reviews online, wondering what the 2 LP vinyl reissue sounds like--I hope you read this. This and Achtung Baby sound excellent. And the pressing quality is fantastic, too. Don't let the Hoffman forums sway you elsewise--this is a great set to get! Do it now, before it's gone. I wish I'd gotten mine earlier I'll admit that I hadn't heard of Zooropa, as I was a casual U2 fan before. I started going through their entire discography, and can say that I was missing out on some of their best work.

Just because it isn't mentioned alongside Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree, does not mean it isn't worth a listen. Here's a brief track by track review: 1. Zooropa - Starts out slow with some static, but once it gets going, it's crazy how different the sound is from other U2 songs.

It's very relaxed, but the instrumentation is rather electronic, which gives it a fresh feel. The last 2. I really like this song, and it serves as an excellent opener for the album. Babyface - I've seen that a lot of U2 fans don't care for this song, but I quite like it. It's not one that I would just put on, but within the context of the album, it's not one that I want to skip.

I really like the chorus, especially the last part of it. Numb - This is probably the most un-U2 song there is, but I think it's a neat change of pace. Edge is pretty monotone, but it serves the song well. The bizarre choppiness of the guitar also is neat.

Bono and Larry also provide some nice backing vocals toward the end of the song. A weird song, but a good one. Better yet, the inclusion of Slow Dancing would have been better, of course they're probably going to hold it for an eventual B Sides collection. Brian Barker , Jun 16, Got the original Zooropa and the what I view as the best so far version of Achtung Baby on vinyl, the deluxe.

If this is going to be the same version they used for for AB you are in for a treat, the album has never sounded better. Zooropa doesn't sound amazing on vinyl so I'll wait for peoples opinions on the mastering and pressings if I'll splash out on this 2LP version.

Although it will be nice to have another version and as AB is my favourite U2 album and top 5 of all time then a back up, well it would be rude not to indulge. Just pleased for those wanting these on the black circle, I imagine an all uncompassing box set is on the way once the whole back cat is on the shelves in individual editions. Location: Pittsburgh. I admit I was surprised it fit onto one disc but I'm intrigued by the favorable reports of the remastering but it being on 2 discs for is better for SQ, right?

Were there any compromises in the original LP pressing song lengths, outros, etc. Got a copy of the book recommended above too, definitely my favorite era of U2. SoundAdvice , Jun 16, JeffMo , Jun 17, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Customer images. See all customer images. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews.

Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. As you look around for reviews online, wondering what the 2 LP vinyl reissue sounds like--I hope you read this.

This and Achtung Baby sound excellent. And the pressing quality is fantastic, too. Don't let the Hoffman forums sway you elsewise--this is a great set to get! Do it now, before it's gone. I wish I'd gotten mine earlier I'll admit that I hadn't heard of Zooropa, as I was a casual U2 fan before.

I started going through their entire discography, and can say that I was missing out on some of their best work. Just because it isn't mentioned alongside Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree, does not mean it isn't worth a listen. Here's a brief track by track review: 1. Zooropa - Starts out slow with some static, but once it gets going, it's crazy how different the sound is from other U2 songs.

It's very relaxed, but the instrumentation is rather electronic, which gives it a fresh feel. The last 2. I really like this song, and it serves as an excellent opener for the album. Babyface - I've seen that a lot of U2 fans don't care for this song, but I quite like it.

It's not one that I would just put on, but within the context of the album, it's not one that I want to skip. I really like the chorus, especially the last part of it. Numb - This is probably the most un-U2 song there is, but I think it's a neat change of pace. Edge is pretty monotone, but it serves the song well. The bizarre choppiness of the guitar also is neat. Moreover, Flood and Eno had to begin work on other projects. The Edge remembers everyone was telling the group, "Well, it's an EP.

You did good but there's a lot more work needed to finish some of these songs. The group's solution was to fly back and forth between Dublin and their concert destinations for about ten days to finish recording and mixing at night and during their off-days.

Adams said the hectic approach meant "there was never anybody sitting around waiting or doing nothing". The band and production crew sat in on the mixing and offered encouragement, creating, as Adams put it, "a kind of cheerleader thing. It all induces a nervous energy in you and creates a lot of pressure, and gives the whole thing a performance feel. In the final weeks, the band decided to exclude the traditional rock songs and guitar-driven tracks they had written in favour of an "album of disjointed, experimental pop".

The Edge received a production credit—his first on a U2 record [25] —for the extra level of responsibility he assumed for the album. The first was later released as a single from the Batman Forever soundtrack in , and the latter three were included on the band's following studio album, Pop , in With an even more "European" musical aesthetic than Achtung Baby , Zooropa is a further departure from the group's " rootsy " sound of the late s.

Much like how the group embraced technology for the Zoo TV Tour, they utilized technology as a musical resource to a greater extent on Zooropa. The record exhibits additional influences from alternative rock, electronic dance music, and industrial music—it is more synthesised than U2's past work, featuring various sound effects, audio loops, and use of synthesisers. The Edge's guitar playing on Zooropa marks a further shift away from his trademark style, highlighted by a heavier reliance on guitar effects [30] and the songs' reduced emphasis on his guitar parts.

The song was sequenced as the final track because U2 wanted to end the album on a "musical joke". Similar to how the Zoo TV Tour display screens sampled video footage from television programming, a number of songs from Zooropa sample audio. The introduction to the title track, " Zooropa ", contains a noisy collage of indecipherable human voices from radio signals—credited to the "advertising world" [31] —played over sustained synthesiser chords.

Jesus ' song "The City Sleeps". The vocals on Zooropa are a further departure from U2's previous style. As Jon Pareles described, Bono "underplays his lung power" throughout the record, in contrast to his impassioned, belting vocals from past work. Bono is credited as the sole lyricist for eight of the ten songs, while The Edge received sole credit for "Numb".

The duo share credits for the lyrics to "Dirty Day". Jon Pareles wrote that the songs are about how "media messages infect characters' souls", [29] while music journalist David Browne said the songs are concerned with "emotional fracturing in the techno-tronic age".

The Edge notes that the song was inspired by one of the themes of Zoo TV, "that sense that you were getting bombarded with so much that you actually were finding yourself shutting down and unable to respond because there was so much imagery and information being thrown at you".

In contrast to the technology-inspired lyrics of many songs, others had more domestic themes. Many of the track's lyrics are taken from phrases that Bono's father commonly used, such as "No blood is thicker than ink" and "It won't last kissing time". The sleeve was designed by Works Associates of Dublin under the direction of Steve Averill , [31] who had created the majority of U2's album covers.

Brian Williams was the graphic designer and created the digital images and layout. Inspired by the Zoo TV Tour's "highly charged electronic TV images in all of their saturated colours and fizz", Works Associates conceived a "kind of electronic flag" for Zooropa. Zooropa was named for the "Zooropa" leg of the Zoo TV Tour, which began in May while the band completed the record. During the album's production, one of the proposed titles was Squeaky.

Zooropa completed U2's contractual obligation to Island Records , and to PolyGram , [50] the multinational that purchased Island in Author Bill Flanagan speculated, "Record stores could become obsolete as music is delivered over cable, telephone wires, or satellite transmissions directly into consumers' homes.

U2 toyed with the idea of releasing Zooropa as an interactive audio-video presentation in lieu of conventional physical formats, but the deadline imposed by the Zoo TV Tour prevented the band from realising this idea. U2's delivery of Zooropa in late May caught PolyGram somewhat off-guard, [54] because they were not expecting a new album by the group for several years.

It was like a marathon. But this is like a sprint, and that is the spirit it was made in. The band was so excited about it, they sprinted to complete the album before the We want to bring it to the street with that same spirit. In total, Zooropa spent 40 weeks on the Billboard , [76] 61 fewer weeks than Achtung Baby. Two additional commercial singles were released from the album.

Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone wrote in his four-star review that the album was "a daring, imaginative coda to Achtung Baby " and that "it is varied and vigorously experimental, but its charged mood of giddy anarchy suffused with barely suppressed dread provides a compelling, unifying thread".

Love you Bono Vox. Achtung baby album, the album that marks the re entry of U2 after a pause of years. And it really is another level. The album starts with ' Zoo station' and the first lines of the lyrics are more than explicative, they are steps :' I'm ready Ready for the laughing gas I'm ready Ready for what's next Ready to duck Ready to dive Ready to say I'm glad to be alive' The World with the W in capital letter is coming nearer ,part and counterpart ' Until the end of the world'.

Everybody having a good time except you. You were talking about the end of the world. It is to say that inner world calls for clarity, new light ' Ultraviolet'. There is a boquet of songs ,' The fly' , ' Who' gonna ride your wild horses', ' So cruel' , ' Trying to throw your arms around the world', ' Acrobat' and ' Love is blindness' that vividly communicates this phase. The sound of the album is precisely measured in the rithme and we can perceive the hard malleability of the metal in the industries.

In the new release songs not previously included are now ready to be appreciated in its beauty and arrangements :' Where did all go wrong' , atmosphere of the sixties, ' Blow your house down' ,atmosphere more seventies , ' Lady with the spinning head' , more eighties.

Initially intended to be just an EP, Zooropa became a full-fledged album with 10 tracks recorded in six-weeks, the fastest U2 album ever. Interesting releases from around the world included two Australian sets of 2 x 5" CD packs. The first 2 x 5" CD pack included a copy of the Stay (Swing Format) single as the 2nd bonus CD.

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  1. In Germany, Universal released a 2-CD box set with a copy of both Achtung Baby and Zooropa. Zooropa reached No.1 in the following countries: Australia, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, Holland, Norway, the US, Denmark, Ireland, and Iceland.
  2. Aug 04,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Universal Orange Boxset on Discogs. Label: Universal Music Enterprises - ,Island Records Inc. - null • Format: 6x, CD Compilation, Club Edition, Limited Edition • Country: US • Genre: Rock •5/5(4).
  3. Product description. Vibrant album contains "The Wanderer" with Johnny Cash, plus "Lemon". chnagadardesema.lapnetptechycabolahaserukagols.co Following the band's Zoo TV tour, which took aim at consumerism and media overload, U2 brought those themes and the complex, futuristic sound of its preceding album, Achtung Baby, to their somewhat illogical conclusion on Zooropa, the group's most chaotic, cutting-edge work/5().
  4. 20, copies pressed prior to the Zoomerang tour. This box set packages together two separate releases, the album Zooropa and the single Stay (Faraway, So Close!). The box bears the same label logos, catalog no. and barcode as Zooropa. The Capitol Records logo /5(17).
  5. CD Following the band's (U2) Zoo TV tour, which took aim at consumerism and media overload, U2 brought those themes and the complex, futuristic sound of its preceding album, Achtung Baby, to their somewhat illogical conclusion on Zooropa, the group's most chaotic, cutting-edge work/5().
  6. 1. Zooropa - Starts out slow with some static, but once it gets going, it's crazy how different the sound is from other U2 songs. It's very relaxed, but the instrumentation is rather electronic, which gives it a fresh feel. The last minutes of this song are amazing. I really like this song, and it serves as an excellent opener for the album /5().
  7. U2 - Zooropa - PDO, UK pressing with a ℗ credit on the disc. U2 - Zooropa - PMDC, Germany pressing. U2 - Zooropa - unidentified pressing, cat# CID U2 9, (possibly needs merging). U2 - Zooropa - unofficial release. U2 - Zooropa - German pressing, possibly by Arvato Digital Services. U2 - Zooropa - Universal M & L, Germany pressing.
  8. U2 ‎– Universal Orange Boxset (Zooropa CD): ; Recommandations Avis Ajouter un Avis. elgydium 4 août this label has released just commemorative BOX-SET and not 'nonsense' CD holder). Check the catalogue number history about Universal on the cat. # starts with 'B' letter (about U2 media), also, why this CD.
  9. Ho acquistato la versione SHM -CD di questo Album per via del prezzo che ho ritenuto accettabile. L'album è particolare pur non essendo, almeno per i miei guti nel solito filone seguito nello stesso periodo dagli U2. Qui, a mio avviso l'album è impostato con /5(3).

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