Rolling Stone: 4 Stars - Excellent - "...startling....a daring, imaginative coda to ACHTUNG BABY....it works brilliantly..."
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- Released: June 1, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Island
Rolling Stone - 8/5/93, p.634 Stars - Excellent - "...startling....a daring, imaginative coda to ACHTUNG BABY....it works brilliantly..."
Spin - 9/93, p.116Highly Recommended - "...U2 is bidding to up the ante on its new freedom....ZOOROPA indicates U2 might be worthy of whatever absurd mutations the '90s throw our way..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/31/93, p.115Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's list of 'The Best & Worst Records Of 1993' - "...[U2's] attempt to make sense of their place in pop and the world at large is downright heroic...."
Entertainment Weekly - 7/9/93, p.46"...a harried, spontaneous-sounding, and ultimately exhilarating album on which the world's greatest arena guitar band rarely sounds like itself...For an album that wasn't meant to be an album, it's quite an album..." - Rating: A
Q - 1/94, p.86Included in Q's list of 'The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...U2's most adventurous outing yet...."
Q - 8/93, p.994 Stars - Excellent - "...here is U2, the foremost rock 'n' roll band on the planet, seeing if rock can be fashioned from sonic technology....ZOOROPA refines the first steps in this attempt that ACHTUNG BABY took....the results transcend the merely experimental..."
Q - 8/94, p.1154 Stars - Excellent - "...It's stronger than its parent ACHTUNG BABY..."
Melody Maker - 7/3/93, p.28"...after a decade of intermittently looking and sounding crap they've got both the image and the music right...."
Musician - 9/93, p.76"...by no means a stopgap project, ZOOROPA ranks among the band's best work to date..."
Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
NME (Magazine) - 7/3/93, p.326 - Good.
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U2: Bono (vocals, guitar); The Edge (guitar, piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Adam Clayton (bass); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Johnny Cash (vocals); Brian Eno (keyboards, synthesizer); Des Broadbery, Flood (programming).
Engineers include: Robbie Adams, Daniel Lanois, Flood.
Recorded at The Factory, Windmill Lane Studios and Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland in spring 1993.
ZOOROPA won the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
Personnel: The Edge (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Bono (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Johnny Cash (vocals); Brian Eno (strings, piano, harmonium, synthesizer, sound effects, background vocals); Adam Clayton (bass guitar); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion, background vocals); Des Broadbery (chimes, programming, loops); Flood (loops); Larry Mullins (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Flood ; Robbie Adams.
Recording information: Dublin, Ireland (03/1993-05/1993); The Factory (03/1993-05/1993); Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland (03/1993-05/1993); Windmill Lane Studios (03/1993-05/1993).
Illustrators: Charlie Whisker; Shaughn McGrath.
Photographer: Alan Messer.
Unknown Contributor Role: Daniel Lanois .