"Achtung Baby: The Videos, The Cameos, and a whole lot of Interference from Zoo TV" - U2

Video Release

Track Listing:


  • Interference 1
  • Even Better Than the Real Thing (Version 1) (Video)
  • Interference 2
  • Mysterious Ways (Video)
  • One (Version 1) (Video)
  • The Fly (Video)
  • Interference 3
  • Even Better than the Real Thing (Dance Mix) (Video)
  • One (Version 2) (Video)
  • Even Better than the Real Thing (Version 2) (Video)
  • One (Version 3) (Video)
  • Until the End of the World (Video)

Background Information

This 73 minute video cassette was released in October 1992, and collected a number of videos released throughout the “Achtung Baby” promotional campaign. It also included three segments titled “Interference” which totaled 25:46 in length. These included the following contents according to the back of the video:

  • Interference 1: Shash and the picture emerges DREAMS of the past and the future THE HISTORY MIX U2 from the Afghan coat to the present day.
  • Interference 2: BERLIN recording HANSA studios belly dancers and no wall ICH BIN EIN TRABANT while men in drag bring the ACHTUNG BABY kicking and screaming into the world (It’s all about drums) THAT’S A LIE.
  • Interference 3: OFF the record and onto the tour FOUR JERKS and a police escort MEDIA MANIPULATION and the global information network NEVER TRUST a man smoking a cigar IT’S ALL VERY REALISTIC.

The video for “Even Better than the Real Thing (Dance Mix)” as it was labeled here is actually the radio edit of the Perfecto MIx for the song.

The video was released prior to the “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses” video being complete so that video does not make the cut here on the video, but it did include the little seen video for “Until the End of the World”.

Liner Notes

Even Better than the Real Thing (Version 1):
Directed by Kevin Godley. Produced by Iain Brown for MediaLab at the Mill (London, February, 1992)

Mysterious Ways: Directed by Stephane Sednaoui. Produced by Philippe Dupis-Mendel – Bandits productions. (Morocco, Oct. 1991)

One (Version 1): Directed by Anton Corbijn. Produced by Richard Bell – State. (Berlin, February 1992)

The Fly: Directed by Ritchie Smyth & Jon Klein. Produced by Ned O’Hanlon & Juliet Naylor. Dreamchaser Productions. (Dublin, September 1991)

Even Better than the Real Thing (Dance Mix): DIrected by Ritchie Smyth. Edited by Juniper Calder. Produced by Ned O’Hanlon – Dreamchaser Productions (Dublin, July 1992)

One (Version 2): Directed by Mark Pellington. Edited by Bob Gleason. Produced by Carina Rubin – Woo Art International. (New York, February 1992)

Even Better than the Real Thing (Version 2): Directed by Armando Gallo and Kampah. Designed by Kampah. Produced by Armando Gallo – Pittard Sullivan Design, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, May 1992)

One (Version 3): Directed by Phil Joanou. Produced by Ned O’Hanlon – Dreamchaser Productions (New York, March 1992)

Until the End of the World: Directed by Ritchie Smyth. Produced by Ned O’Hanlon – Dreamchaser Productions. “Until the End of the World”. Special thanks to Wim Wenders.

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