Zooropa is U2’s eighth studio album. It was released in July 1993 and hit Number 1 in the UK, USA, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Sweden, Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno and The Edge, the 10 tracks on Zooropa – inspired by the band’s experiences on the Zoo TV Tour – include singles ‘Numb’, ‘Lemon’ and ‘Stay (Faraway, So Close!)’ and were recorded in just 6 weeks in early 1993. And the 1994 Grammy Awards saw the band take home the prize for Best Alternative Music Album.
And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album’s release, Zooropa was released last month in a 2LP format for the first time ever, to include two mixes of ‘Lemon’ and ‘Numb’
About National Album Day:
The first-ever National Album Day on Saturday 13th October 2018 will mark the culmination of a week-long series of events and activity around the country that will celebrate all aspects of the UK’s love of the album – new releases and classic recordings across all genres of music. It will also pay tribute to the sleeve artwork that contributes to the album’s iconic appeal. This inaugural event comes in a year that coincides with the 70th anniversary of the album.