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Release Date: July 5, 1993

Highest Chart Position: UK: 1 USA: 1

Liner Notes:

Bono: Vocals and Guitar. The Edge: Guitar, Piano, Synthesizers and Vocals. Adam Clayton: Bass Guitars. Larry Mullen Jnr: Drums, Percussion, and Backing Vocals. Paul McGuinness: Manager. Studio Crew: Joe O'Herlihy: Monitoring. Des Broadbery: Programming, Keyboard and Guitar Technician. Fraser McAlister: Guitar Technician (Bono). Sam O'Sullivan: Drum Technician. Stuart Morgan: Bass Guitar Technician. Dallas Schoo: Guitar Technician (The Edge). Colm "Rab" McAllister: Studio Technician. Suzanne Doyle: Studio Production Manager. Anne-Louise Kelly: Album Production Manager. Recorded in The Factory, Windmill Lane Studios and Westland Studios, Dublin. Additional Recording Facilities: Terry Cromer & Julian Douglas, Audio Engineering, Dublin. Produced by: Flood, Brian Eno and The Edge. Mixed by: Flood and Robbie Adams. Engineered by: Flood and Robbie Adams. Music: U2. Words: Bono (Except "Dirty Day" Bono and the Edge, "Numb" The Edge). Recorded in Dublin, March - May 1993. Album Cover Design by Works Associates (Dublin). Art direction by Steve Averill. Design and Computer treatments by Brian Williams. Baby Illustration by Shaughn McGrath. Original baby illustration by Charlie Whisker. Principle Management Dublin: Anne-Louise Kelly (Director), Barbara Galavan, Eileen Long, David Herbert, Brigid Mooney, Candida Bottaci, Sandra Long, Aislinn Meehan, Anne O'Leary, Cecillia Coffey, Cillian Guilders, Liz Devlin, Gerry Watters. Principle Management New York: Keryn Kaplan (Director), Shiela Roche, Bess Dulany.

Track List:

  1. Zooropa (6:30)
  2. Babyface (4:00)
  3. Numb (4:18)
  4. Lemon (6:56)
  5. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (4:58)
  6. Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (5:19)
  7. Some Days Are Better Than Others (4:15)
  8. The First Time (3:45)
  9. Dirty Day (5:24)
  10. The Wanderer (4:44)


  • Australia: Island 518 047-2 (With Box of 5" CD Stay "Swing" Format)
  • Canada: Island 314-518 047-2, Island 314-518 047-4
  • Germany: Island 74321-15371-2, Island 74321-15371-4
  • Japan: Island PHCR-1750
  • Netherlands: Island 74321 15371 1
  • UK: Island U2 9 / 518 047-1, Island CIDU29 / 518 047-2, Island UC2 9 / 518 047-4, Island 314-518 047-5 (Digital Compact Cassette), Island BOX 29 (Zoo Box / Limited Edition / Contains the Zooropa CD, a Book, a Tee Shirt and Poster)
  • USA: Island 314-518 047-2, Island 314-518 047-4, Island 314-518 047-5 (Digital Compact Cassette)

Media Review:

Review: Zooropa

4 stars (out of 5)

By Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide

U2 planned to record a new EP before launching the European leg of their ambitious Zoo TV tour in 1993, but the EP quickly turned into the full-length album Zooropa. Picking up where Achtung Baby left off, Zooropa delves heavily into U2's newfound affection for experimental music and dance clubs. While the title track marries those inclinations to the anthems of The Joshua Tree, most of the record is far more daring than its predecessor. While that occasionally means it's unfocused and meandering, it also results in a number of wonderful moments, like the quiet menace of "Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car," and the space-age German disco of "Lemon," the Edge's droning mantra "Numb," and the gentle, heartbroken "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)," one of U2's very best love songs. As the album winds to a close, it drifts off track, yet the best moments of Zooropa rank among U2's most inspired and rewarding music.

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