U2 recently posted three clips from their forthcoming “From the Sky Down” documentary about the making of their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The first U2 clip features a story about Larry Mullen being harassed by an East German police officer, after his car had broken down on the road. The second U2 clip features bassist Adam Clayton as he talks about the beginnings of U2 and their lives after school. The third U2 clip features rare uncut 16mm footage of the band around the time of the Achtung Baby sessions.
“From the Sky Down” was directed by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth). Stay tuned for the revealing of additional clips from the documentary on U2.com. “From the Sky Down” is included in the Uber and Super Deluxe 20th Anniversary Editions of Achtung Baby, which are available November 1st, and will be premiering on Showtime Saturday, October 29 at 8pm (7 central).
Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album. Produced by longtime U2 collaborators, Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and led by “The Fly.” The album spawned four other singles: “Mysterious Ways,” “One,” “Even Better Than The Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.”
The Achtung Baby archives have unearthed some previously unreleased songs from the recording sessions. With a raft of unreleased material, video, remixes, b-sides and documentary footage discovered, a full album of demo and early versions of the final 1991 tracklisting has also been revealed. Five physical editions including vinyl, CD, DVD and digital options will be made available.
Full details of all formats are at achtungbaby.u2.com.
U2 – From the Sky Down – Preview 1
U2 – From the Sky Down – Preview 2
U2 – From the Sky Down – Preview 3