U2's Achtung Baby: Meditations on Love in the Shadow of the Fall

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Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture,  illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man.

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Overview

Stephen Catanzarite takes a close look at what many consider to be U2's most fully formed album through the prisms of religion, politics, spirituality, and culture,  illuminating its previously unexplored depths, arguing that it's a concept album about love and the fall of man.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826427847
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/15/2007
  • Series: 33 1/3 Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 977,921
  • Product dimensions: 4.95 (w) x 6.51 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Catanzarite is the managing director of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Centre, just outside of Pittsburgh. He has created a course tracing the history and development of American popular music from Tin Pan Alley to today - which will be delivered, online, to thousands of high school students across the U.S.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2008

    A Smart and Soulful Contemplation of a Musical Milestone

    Just lovely... compelling explorations of each track with the attendant subtleties and nuances of the joy and heartache of love as Stephen Catanzarite leads the reader through this lyrical meditation of 'Achtung Baby.' Gripping metaphorical character sketches and beautiful turns of phrases as well as poetic discourse on instrumentation make this wonderful little book a worthy companion to this landmark album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2007

    'Even Better Than The Real Thing'!!!

    A must read for anyone claiming to be a real U2 fan! This book is worth every dollar you spend purchasing it... and every minute you spend reading it!! Achtung Baby includes so many recognizable songs that have a deeper meaning not known to the average U2 fan. The author explores this throughout the entire book by relating the lyrics and music for each song to the underlying Judeo-Christian themes (that Bono is famous for) and the historical events that impacted the world around the time of the albumn's recording. Buy a copy for a friend and they will thank you!!

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