" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
MYSTERIOUS WAYS

Version I

Version II
 Commercial Release November 24 / 25, 1991
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 9, Canada: 4, UK: 13
 Album Achtung Baby (1991)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Mysterious Ways (Album Version): Written by U2. Produced by Daniel Lanois with Brian Eno. Engineered by Flood. Additional engineering by Robbie Adams. Assisted by Shannon Strong. Mixed by Flood, the Edge and Daniel Lanois. Assisted by Shannon Strong. Additional percussion by Daniel Lanois. 
Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix): Additional production and remix by Howard Gray, Trevor Gray, Steve Lillywhite and Apollo 440. 
Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix): Additional production and remix by Howard Gray, Trevor Gray and Steve Lillywhite. 
Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix): Additional production and remix by Apollo 440. 
Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix): Additional production and remix by Apollo 440. 
Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix): Additional production and remix by Howard Gray, Trevor Gray and Steve Lillywhite. 
Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Mix): Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne. 
Mysterious Ways (Ultimatum Mix): Additional production and remix by The Stereo MCs a.k.a. Ultimatum. 

Photography by Anton Corbijn. Design by Works Associates (Dublin). Car painted by Thierry Noir (Berlin).

OTHER NOTES
Mysterious Ways followed the Fly as the second single off of Achtung Baby, released one week after the album itself was released.  The Fly had taken the college radio stations by storm, it was so different and although it had success there, it was having trouble gaining airplay on more commercial radio stations. The second single quickly found itself rising in the charts on these stations where the Fly had difficulty. 

Mysterious Ways has become a staple song of the band's live performances since it's release.  Unfortunately it did not make the cut for the fan club Hasta La Vista Baby live CD, even though it had been performed at that concert. It also found itself on the cutting floor when the Elevation Live in Boston DVD was released, again despite it being played that evening.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 7" VINYL:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: IS509 / 866 188-7
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
B Side of Vinyl

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 188-7
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Front cover contained a sticker advertising a free poster available at the counter.  This was one of 16 prints each which contained a different "image" from the Achtung Baby album cover.
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 114 930
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866-188-7
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Released in a stickered sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: Spain
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 114 930
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
 12" VINYL:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 12IS509
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 12ISX509
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Ultimatum Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix)
Further Information:
Released in a picture sleeve similar to the above with an additional strip of paper attached the the front listing the differences between this and the single above.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-866 189-1
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
B Side Label

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 189-1
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Stickerd front sleeve.
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 614.930
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 359-1
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
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 CASSETTE:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIS509 / 866 188-4
UPC: 042286 618845
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Inside flaps of Cassette

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-866 188-4
UPC: 0 422-866188-4 5
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Same tracks repeated on both sides of the cassette. The cassette is identical on both sides, and is not marked "A" or "B" side. Cardboard sleeve is a shiny finish, and black on the border as opposed to the Canadian single which features a matte finish and grey colouration.
Other Images:

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422-866 189-4
UPC: 0 422-866189-4 4
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 188-4 
UPC: 0 422-866188-4 5
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Cardboard sleeve features a grey colouration for the borders, and a matte finish as opposed to the USA release which features black colouration and a shiny finish. Cassette sides are labelled individually even though the same tracks are featured on each side.
Other Images:

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 188-4
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Front cover contained a sticker advertising a free poster available at the counter.  This was one of 16 prints each which contained a different "image" from the Achtung Baby album cover.
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 188-4
UPC:
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
 3" CD:
Country: Japan
Label: Island / Polystar
Catalog: PSDD 3001
UPC: 4 988023 017624
Package: Snap Pack
Matrix: PSDD-3001 1A1 C 1Y Z
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Magic Hour Remix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Inside Cover (Lyrics)
 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID509 / 866 189-2
UPC: 042286 618920
Package: Digipack
Matrix: CID509 10167891 01 & MADE IN THE U.K.
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Inside of Front Cover

Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 422 866 189-2
UPC: 0 422-866189-2 0
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: 8 422 866 189-2 SRC-02
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 189-2
UPC: 0 422-866189-2 0
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: #911010II 866189-2 MFG BY CINRAM
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:
Inside of Front Cover

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 189-2
UPC:
Package: Digipack
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Front cover contained a sticker advertising a free poster available at the counter.  This was one of 16 prints each which contained a different "image" from the Achtung Baby album cover.  Some copies were also sold with a second CD without the poster offer.  See the listing below under double CD.
Other Images:

Country: Germany
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 664 930
UPC: 4 007196 649309
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: 664 930 50184 240 01 /
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 188-2
UPC:
Package: Card Sleeve
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album Version) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix)
Further Information:
More information about this release needed.
Other Images:

Country: France
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 189-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Released in a stickered jewel case.
Other Images:

Country: Japan
Label: Island / Polystar Records
Catalog: PSCD-1188 
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Further Information:
Released with an OBI strip with information in Japanese on this release.
Other Images:
 DOUBLE 5" CD:
Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 866 189-2
UPC:
Package: Digipack Sleeve
Matrix:
Country: Australia
Label: Island / Polystar Records
Catalog: U2 FREE
UPC: None
Package: Cardboard Sleeve
Matrix: MADE BY DISCTRONICS B ** U2FREE ** #01
Track Listing:
Mysterious Ways (Album) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Extended Club Mix) / Mysterious Ways (Apollo 440 Magic Hour Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Tabla Motown Remix) / Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix) // Mysterious Ways (Ultimatum Mix) / Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Mix)
Further Information:
The regular Australian single was repackaged with this bonus single in a card sleeve featuring different artwork and additional tracks and sold in limited quantities.
Other Images:
The Fly (1991) One (1992)
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