U2 - Zooropa

U2 - Zooropa
Duration:
50:09
Release Date:
May, 1993
Genre:
Styles:
Album Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, College Rock, Post-Punk
Artist:
Recording Location:
Dublin, Ireland; The Factory; Westland Studios, Dublin, Ireland; Windmill Lane Studios
Album:
Zooropa
Recording Date:
March, 1993 - May, 1993

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.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Zooropa / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U26:30
Babyface / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr. / U2U24:00
Numb / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U24:18
Lemon / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U26:56
Stay (Faraway, So Close!) / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U24:58
Daddy's Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr. / U2U25:19
Some Days Are Better Than Others / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U24:15
The First Time / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U23:45
Dirty Day / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U25:24
The Wanderer / Bono / Adam Clayton / The Edge / Larry Mullen, Jr.U24:44