" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING (PROMO)

US CD

UK 12"

US CD
 Release Date Summer 1992
 Record Label Island Records
 Album Achtung Baby (1991)
Commercial Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Single Version): Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Steve Lillywhite with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Engineered by Robbie Adams and Paul Barrett. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite and Robbie Adams. Assisted by Sean Leonard and Willie Mannion. Additional editing and mastering: Arnie Acosta.
Salome: Words by Bono. Music by U2. Produced by Paul Barrett and U2. Mixed by Paul Barrett and U2. Mixed by Paul Barrett. Engineered by Ian Bryan, Louise McCormick and Paul Barrett. Additional backing vocals by Ian Bryan and Paul Barrett.
Even Better than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix): Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.
Even Better than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix Radio Edit): Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.
Even Better than the Real Thing (Trance Mix): Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.
Even Better than the Real Thing (Sexy Dub Mix): Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.
Even Better than the Real Thing (Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic Remix): Remixed by Apollo 440
Even Better than the Real Thing (V16 Exit Wound Remix): Remixed by Apollo 440
Even Better than the Real Thing (Apollo 440 vs. U2 Instrumental Remix): Remixed by Apollo 440.

Photography by Anton Corbijn. Design by Works Associates, Dublin.

OTHER NOTES
The fourth commercial single from Achtung Baby was released in two formats - the regular single and a remix single. The promos featured a similar split with promos being released for both formats. A unique edit of the Perfecto Mix was released on these promos which was not commercially released.
CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS525
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Single Version) / Salome
Further Information:
Jukebox single released in a plain generic sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: REAL2DJ
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix Radio Edit) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix Radio Edit)
Further Information:
Black vinyl, same track repeated on both sides. Released in a plain sleeve.
Other Images:
 12" VINYL:
Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-864 281-1
UPC: 0 422-864281-1 6
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Sexy Dub Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic Remix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Exit Wound Remix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (A440 vs U2 Instrumental)
Further Information:
Black vinyl. This release was the same as the commercial single released in the US but some copies had a gold promo stamp on the back cover.
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 864 197-1
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Trance Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Sexy Dub Mix)
Further Information:
Black vinyl. Same as the commercial release except for a promo sticker on the front cover.
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: REAL 1 / AMDJ080392
UPC: None
Package: Generic Sleeve with Sticker
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Trance Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Sexy Dub Mix)
Further Information:
Black vinyl released in a black diecut sleeve. Sleeve is stickered with track information.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: PRCD 6723-2
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 8 PRCD 6723-2 SRC*01
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Single Version)
Further Information:
Released in a regular jewel case with front and back cover inserts.
Other Images:
Backside of Front Cover

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: PRCD 6735-2
UPC: None
Package: Stickered Regular Jewel
Matrix: 8 PRCD 6735 SRC#01
Track Listing:
Even Better Than the Real Thing (Perfecto Mix Radio Edit) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Sexy Dub Mix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Apollo 440 Stealth Sonic Remix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (Exit Wound Remix) / Even Better Than the Real Thing (A440 vs U2 Instrumental)
Further Information:
Released in a regular jewel case with no cover or back insert. The jewel case is stickered with the track listing.
Other Images:
Sticker Close Up
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