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

Remastered Album (2017 Master)

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Background Information

This is the discography entry for the 2017 Album Remaster of the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the album that was first released in 2000. This 2017 remaster was done under the direction of The Edge, with remastering engineering by Scott Sedillo from Bernie Grundman Mastering, and additional work by Declan Gaffney. The project production managers for U2 were Candida Bottaci and Nadine King.

This new version of All That You Can’t Leave Behind was initially released as part of Apple’s MFiT (Mastered for iTunes) release of all of U2’s albums in May of 2017. At the time the album remaster was only released through Apple. All That You Can’t Leave Behind was not the only album remastered at the time, both Pop and Rattle and Hum were both remastered as well under the direction of The Edge. The digital download, available in iTunes, came with a newly created digital booklet as well in pdf format.

In early 2018 it was announced that All That You Can’t Leave Behind would once again be issued on vinyl, and that the newly released vinyl would be remastered. The remaster used is this same remaster released digitally in 2017 as part of the MFiT program. The vinyl was produced in Germany and is sold worldwide, and is accompanied with a digital download of the songs in uncompressed Wave format. 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 vinyl is pressed on 180GSM black vinyl, and contains a new catalog number and new fine print on the back of the 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 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 audio.

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


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

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