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U2, HDTracks issue 24bit Deluxe Achtung Baby

  • Most of the music available as hi-res downloads is what young folk might call “old man music”.  A quick flick through HDTracks‘ hi-res catalogue and you’d see ‘yoof’ flippancy isn’t unjustified.  U2’s Achtung Baby is now twenty years old but – along with Nevermind’s release at 24bit and Bjork’s Biophillia getting similar treatment – it shows that the hi-res waters are slowly seeping through more contemporary/mainstream walls.

    HDTracks is offering the 2CD Deluxe Edition of U2’s second best album – Zooropa being numero uno – in 24/44.1.  That’s a remastered Achtung Baby plus a smattering of b-sides and remixes all for a little over twenty bucks.  (The single CD version is also up for grabs for US$13.98).

    Grab either download here.

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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    One Comment

    1. Any thoughts from folks who’ve compared the HDTracks download to the recently remastered CD? I’ve heard and am not impressed by the second disc’s B-sides so comparing 16-bit apples to 24-bit apples, what are your thoughts?

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