U2 Concerts featuring performances from Zooropa
U2 has performed 173 concerts featuring songs from Zooropa.
Zooropa was the eigth studio album released by U2. The album suprised many fans, being released between legs of the worldwide Zoo TV tour on July 5, 1993. Originally the band had planned on recording an EP of material before the next leg of the tour, and it slowly became apparant that they had enough material from a variety of sources to release a full length album. Zooropa was recorded in February and March of 1993 at The Factory, Windmill Lane, and Westland Studios in Dublin. The producers of the album were Flood, Brian Eno, and The Edge.
The cover of the album features the "Cosmo" character the band had featured on the Achtung Baby CD, and on the Zoo TV tour. This time Cosmo is decorated to look like a spaceman and is surrounded by a ring of stars similar to that used on the European flag. Behind Cosmo is a 3-by-3 grid of photographs, and these are overlaid with distorted purple lettering spelling out song titles, including three songs that did not make it onto Zooropa, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me," "If God Will Send His Angels," and "Wake Up Dead Man". All three songs were developed during the Zooropa sessions but were finished in time for inclusion.
U2 experimented with releases from Zooropa and the first two singles were not typical of a single release. "Numb," the first single from the album, was only released in a video format commercially. "Lemon," the second single from the album was only released commercially on CD in Australia and Japan, and on vinyl in other regions. A third single from the album was "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)," which followed a traditional release pattern with CD singles being issued in most regions.
Zooropa has not been remastered and released on its own as part of U2's remastering program. However, a tweaked version of Zooropa was included with Super Deluxe and Uber Deluxe versions of the re-release of Achtung Baby. Like Achtung Baby, little remastering was done to the album.
The album charted well on release, and debuted at #1 in a number of countries including the USA and the UK. At the 1994 Grammy Awards the album won the Grammy for "Best Alternative Album".
|Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car||10|
|Stay (Faraway, So Close!)||125|
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