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

Remastered Album (2020- Editions)

Track Listing:

Additional Tracks (Deluxe Versions):

Additional Variations (Edits):

The main track listing shown here comes from the “4-disc” digital version available on various streaming services and digital store fronts. The “Additional Variations” covers tracks found on the shorter 2-CD version, as well as the 5-CD and 11-LP collections where some additional fade ins and fade outs are used.

Background Information

All That You Can’t Leave Behind was first remastered for a digital release by The Edge, with engineering by Scott Sedillo and additional work by Declan Gaffney in 2017, with a vinyl release following in 2018. Both releases were quiet, without much fanfare. In 2020 U2 returned to the album to celebrate it for the 20th anniversary of the album. The remaster appears to be the same mix done for the 2017 and 2018 releases but additional tweaking has been done. For instance, the volume is slightly higher on “Beautiful Day” than the original releases, and there’s significant change to the length of silence at the start of the track. Press for the 20th anniversary release states that the are using a new remaster, “The brand new remaster of the album is available as a 12-track version and includes an additional track.” For the 20th anniversary “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” which was a bonus track on some earlier pressings, is now the final track on the album on all versions. This has expanded the vinyl version of the album to two discs instead of the previous single disc.

Deluxe versions of the album included a two-CD set. The second CD includes a 13-track edit of a show from Boston during the Elevation Tour in 2001. The show has been previously released as a live video, but this is the first time that the audio has been released. The deluxe version of the album comes with a new cover, featuring a colour photograph of the band standing around at the airport.

Two box sets were also released including the new remaster. A five-CD box includes rarities, b-sides, and the Elevation show over two discs (19-tracks). All of the contents of the five-CD box were also released in an 11-disc vinyl box set, where the remixes are split up to make up several 12-inch single. The vinyl box set includes the longer version of the concert. Both the CD and vinyl box sets also include a special book of Anton Corbijn photography. The box sets were produced in Europe and sent worldwide. The Japan box set includes an additional insert in the Japanese language but is packed outside the stretchwrap on the box imported from Europe. Likewise, the 1-CD and 2-CD pressings are also being produced in a central location (Czech Republic) and sold in many regions (Canada, USA, Mexico, UK, Europe, Argentina, etc. have been confirmed.) The Taiwan version is the version from the Czech Republic with an added OBI strip. Japan have their own pressings for the 1-CD and 2-CD pressings.

New tracks for the deluxe box set include four remixes, two of “New York” by Black Dog, one of “Walk On” by Wyclef Jean, and one of “When I Look at the World” by Chris Heaney. The set also includes many tracks never widely released beyond fan club releases and The Complete U2. It is also the first time that the live material from the Boston show has been released in an audio format, but it has previously been released in video format. There are four different versions of the live material that is included with the set. There is a 13-track edited version of the show on the 2-CD release. There is also a longer 19-track version of the show, which appears in three versions, digital, on two CDs, and on three LPs. On the CD and LP versions there are fade outs at the start / end of each disc which are not present on the digital release.

On May 1, 2021, months after the initial release, streaming services and download stores received an upgraded version of the album. Prior, the high resolution version was available at 24-bits and 44.1kHz, from October 31 onwards. But on May 1, a newer version was made available at 24-bits and 96kHz. This newer version is available where high resolution audio can be purchased, and has also been used for new streaming versions at sites like Tidal. And on June 25, 2021 a new version on vinyl arrived less than a year after the previous release on black vinyl. The catalog number is the only thing that appears to have changed for this newer release. (The new 2021 pressing has the catalog number 3559294 where the version in 2020 was 0731682.

Another new pressing on vinyl will arrive in June or July 2022. A very special limited 100-copy pressing of the album was announced in January 2022 to celebrate Interscope Records’ 30th anniversary. The U2 album was part of a collection of albums from Interscope artists, including 57 albums in total. The album retailed for $2500 on the NTWRK app. 100% of the net profits were donated to the Iovine and Young Foundation, which is building a school in South Los Angeles and will use the funds toward the school. The album features a new cover by artist John Currin affixed to a custom dyed linen wrapped vinyl jacket, and the album ships in a box designed by Gucci. (The U2 album went on sale on January 30 at 7:30pm, but it was listed that the album would not ship until later in the year.)

Liner Notes

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

2020 Remaster:
Directed by The Edge. Remastered by Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
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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