"All That You Can't Leave Behind" - U2

Remastered Album (2017 Master)

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Background Information

All That You Can’t Leave Behind was remastered by The Edge, with engineering by Scott Sedillo, and additional work by Declan Gaffney. The initial remastering was done in 2017, under the project managers Candida Bottaci and Nadine King. The new remaster of All That You Can’t Leave Behind was first released as part of Apple’s MFiT (Mastered for iTunes) release of all of U2’s albums in May 2017. At the time the release was only available through Apple. Pop and Rattle and Hum were also remastered at the same time. The digital download, available in iTunes, came with a newly created digital booklet as well in pdf format. This remaster includes “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” which was released as a bonus track in some regions.

In April 2018 All That You Can’t Leave Behind was released worldwide on 180GSM vinyl. The album used the 2017 remaster, was produced in Germany, and included a digital download of the songs. The releases in each country are the same, although the release in the United States has an additional sticker on the outside of the package announcing that the release was “Made in Germany”. Included in the vinyl is a large booklet, and recreations of the original artwork from 2000, and inner sleeve for the vinyl, as well as the before mentioned download card which gives access to the download in 44.1/16-bit quality from “The Sound of Vinyl”. The copyright on this release is 2017. At the same time All That You Can’t Leave Behind was reissued on vinyl, Universal also reissued the new remaster of Pop, as well as the 2009 remaster of “Wide Awake in America,” both on vinyl. All three were released on the same day. The 2017 release as part of the MFiT program still contains the dedication to Aung San Suu Kyi in the credits for “Walk On”. The 2018 release of this on vinyl has stripped this dedication out of the liner notes. The song is now dedicated to no one. While the 2017 digital release as part of the MFiT program did include “The Ground Beneath Her Feet”, it was not included on the 12-inch vinyl or the digital audio that was made available for download with the purchase of the vinyl in 2018.

In 2020, a 20th anniversary edition of the album was announced, and it has been announced as being remastered. At this time we do not know if it is the same master as the above releases, or if further changes have been made. This new 20th anniversary edition sees the 12-inch vinyl expanded to a two disc set and now includes “The Ground Beneath Her Feet.” That track is also featured on the single CD release, which is being done in a cardboard sleeve package. Several deluxe versions are also being offered with additional material from 2000. A two-CD set includes an 13-track edited show from Boston, taken from the Elevation tour in 2001. A five-CD box set including rarities, b-sides, a full version of the Elevation show (19-tracks) and remixes is also being issued with a special book of Anton Corbijn photography. All of the contents in the five-CD box are also available digitally and as an 11-disc vinyl box set. The box sets are both being produced in Europe and will be sent worldwide. The Japan box set on CD will include an insert in the Japanese language, but will otherwise be the same as what is available in other regions.

To promote the release of the 20th anniversary edition, a number of tracks and videos were released to digital storefronts and streaming services in advance of the album release. The day the box was announced, September 10, 2020, “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of” (Acoustic Version) was released as a standalone audio track, and also as a lyric video. On September 19, 2020, U2 relaunched their YouTube channel, and the first video made available in 4K was the Joseph Khan version of “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”, with the Eze video version of “Beautiful Day” following the next day. On September 25, 2020, two new tracks were released in audio format, “Levitate” and “Stateless” with lyrics videos for both (“Levitate” the same day, and “Stateless” on September 26, 2020.)

Liner Notes

Original Edition:

Original mastering by Arnie Acosta at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles.
Audio Post Production Manager and Technical Guru: Cheryl Engels at Partial Productions Inc.

2017 Album Remaster:

Directed by The Edge.
Remastering Engineering by Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Audio Master Transfer Director: Declan Gaffney
Project Production Managers: Candida Bottaci and Nadine King
Project Production Manager on behalf of Island Records / UMC: Lisa Power
Archive Manager: Rebecca Coffey

Artwork

Sleeve designed at Four5One Design, Dublin by Shaughn McGrath
Art Direction by Steve Averill
Cover and Interior photography: Anton Corbijn.

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