Published Jun 22, 2011Following this morning's (June 22) announcement that Nirvana's Nevermind was getting the deluxe reissue treatment, it turns out a pair of nearly 20-year-old U2 discs will be getting a touch-up as well. While last fall we found out that 1991's Achtung Baby was about to get a makeover, 1993's less celebrated but no less enigmatic companion piece Zooropa will reportedly get a reworking as well.
As Slicing Up Eyeballs points out, U2 fansite @U2 reports that an upcoming feature in Rolling Stone, which has not yet hit stands, finds band manager Paul McGuiness dishing the reissue details. Rumour has it both albums will be issued separately, but will also be packaged in a box set that includes bonus audio and video material from the group's fabled ZOO TV era.
"There will be multiple formats. 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," McGuiness allegedly said.
Considering nothing is official just yet, release dates have yet to be set. However, here's hoping the deluxe box also includes replica wrap-around shades, à la Bono's "The Fly" persona, and at least three extended disco mixes of "Lemon."