More Hassles with the Zoo-TV Disc in the Expensive Achtung Baby Reissue

My spy tells me that things have not been going well for certain purchases of the uber-expensive edition of the Achtung Baby re-issue.  I quote:

I called the number [to register concerns]  and they said they’d send another disc out. I was told I’d see it in about a week and now it’s been about three so I called back in this morning. The guy I spoke to said it’s gone from bad to worse.

First the discs were bad, so Universal got replacement discs and started sending those out, and those discs had the wrong content on them. So they’re waiting on EVEN MORE replacement discs and then have to check those to make sure that: A) they work and B) It has the right content.

And it’s all during Christmas time so shipping is that much more overloaded and slower…

Anyone else having issues?  Please share.

Alan Cross

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4 thoughts on “More Hassles with the Zoo-TV Disc in the Expensive Achtung Baby Reissue

  • December 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Anyone else silly enough to drop $500 on a repackaged album boxset having this issue?

  • December 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Chris, it's not just the Uber deluxe, any version that came with the Zoo TV disc has the issue.

  • December 9, 2011 at 1:49 am

    The Super Deluxe ($125) version is affected too? that's the one I picked up but I have the ZooTV dvd from its release a couple years ago so still haven't checked out the disc in the set…

  • December 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I am having 2 issues. I have read a lot already about the Live in Sydney DVD disc problem. I received the bad disc as well in my Super Deluxe box set. The other issue I am having that I have read absolutely nothing about, is: I am having playback problems with the Audio CD (Disc One) – the remastered Achtung Baby.

    I use my PS3 as the sole media player for everything in my home. So, I listen to CDs on that as well. When my audio disc gets to the 2:16-2:17 mark of The Fly, the sound just cuts out. The player still shows that the disc is playing because the elapsed time continues to progress, but there is absolutely no sound. If I skip to the next track, there is still no sound (but elapsed time continues to move). This issue continues if I try to play a different CD (even an unrelated CD). I have to restart the PS3. Then everything works fine again…until I reach the 2:16-2:17 mark of The Fly. The disc works fine in the CD player in my car, so I am wondering if this is a combined problem with the PS3 and the audio disc.


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