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A host of famous names, including The Killers, Jack White, Nine Inch Nails, Snow Patrol, Patti Smith and Depeche Mode, have re-created U2’s Achtung Baby album in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
 
The collection of brand new recordings, 'AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered', also marks the 25th anniversary of Q Magazine, and Q Editor in Chief Paul Rees said he believes the album sets a new - and higher - benchmark for the growing popularity of free CD's.  'Not only in the sense that each of the tracks are brand new recordings by some of the biggest and most iconic names in music such as Jack White, Nine Inch Nails and Patti Smith, but also in that several of them mark the first new material we have heard from these acts in a long time – such as those by The Killers, Damien Rice and Garbage.
'This is an entirely appropriate way to mark Q's anniversary and that of Achtung Baby, one of the pivotal albums in our lifetime.'
 
The magazine/CD package will be available in store from October 26th and also from www.qthemusic.com.
 
The full track listing for 'AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered': Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station;
U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing;  Damien Rice – One; Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World; Garbage – Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses; Depeche Mode – So Cruel; Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways; The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World; Gavin Friday – The Fly; The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way); Glasvegas – Acrobat; Jack White – Love Is Blindness.

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KOSB
29 October, 2011
Ultra Violet
The Killers cover of Ultra Violet is superb, a great tribute to an awesome track.
karl20
28 October, 2011
karl20
brillant cd got my 2 copies on tue 1 to keep in my collection the other to play stand out tracks patti smith and jack white just so great to hear different takes on great songs
PhilQ76
26 October, 2011
US
You can subscribe to Q magazine in the US. It's about 80 bucks for the year. Not sure if you subscribed now, if you would get this issue though.
ctu2fan
26 October, 2011
Sorry, this item has sold out
Last night I checked the Q Magazine site and the November issue was still up for sale. Just checked this morning and the Q December Issue + FREE CD is sold out. Hope there is another opportunity to get the CD other than Ebay.
JayW
25 October, 2011
Pay attention babies...
...4 this is something special. Absolutely paying achtung if this is happening in Holland 2. Njoy!
pricintra
23 October, 2011
I want it all
I would like to know, like many others brazilians, if that album of covers, and the Achtung Baby Specials (cds, vinil books, etc) and the documentary "Form the sky down" will be released in Brazil. We really would like to have them all!!!
K_fu_K
20 October, 2011
Is it going to come out in Argentina?
Is it going to come out in Argentina? I would really like to get it.All these great artists and making a cover of such a songs,it's going to be something really amazing.
u2Rebel2015
18 October, 2011
AHK-TOONG!!
I can't wait to hear it,and having Gavin Friday doing "The Fly" should be interesting because him and Bono sound the same.It will be kinda wierd hearing Patti Smith singing my tune UTEOTW.
caroline2
18 October, 2011
!
THE KILLERS !
katieintennessee
17 October, 2011
:(
I am not anywhere where I can get this in the US. We are fans too guys, and want that CD. Why was it just for the UK?
eelkie
15 October, 2011
Depeche Mode !!!!
Really awesome that this amazing great band made a cover for U2. They have the same photographer (Anton Corbijn), but now there is a musical combination. Wow.......... Great job Dave, Martin & Andy :-)
15 October, 2011
Sounds great !:D
This sounds amazing but does anyone know if this will be available in France ? :) Thanks !
nolinehh09
15 October, 2011
Love is blindness
Please release the solo accoustic version of The Edge, playing "Love is blindness". This is a changing moment - and remembers me as played "sunday bloody sunday" in Sarajevo. PLEASE!
14 October, 2011
amazing
Im really amazed by this album. Go on U2!!!!
Vciriaco
13 October, 2011
No - I'm going to USA
I'm going to USA: if they are not different I'll going to change universe!
iwillfollowyou2
12 October, 2011
Lo quiero ya!!!!!!
I want it now!!!!!!!!
lufego
12 October, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!
Hello ! I am in Brazil and I´ll hope that this magazine arrives in here so I can buy it. ACHTUNG BABY - THIS ALBUM CHANGE THE WAY I THINK ABOUT MUSIC ... CONGRATULATIONS U2 - LOVE AND PEACE.
bede
11 October, 2011
I cant Wait for the cover cd and the Rer
on 11\1\11 to 11\11\11...im going to be running 111 miles with my 111 sponsers for a drinking well in Nakuru Kenya for children in 6 schools...i will also be listening to Achtung Baby remastered and all the music I get during all 111 miles...i cant wait...im so pumped for the 111 hours of prayer i will do as well while watching my sdney live dvd.,.its going to be glorious...i cannot wait to give this money on 11/11/11 to this African village and all its schools...i cant wait till i get also 111 people to sign the one campaign petition...its going to be a great November...i hear the cry of the poor and cannot to help them and to dream out loud...this albulm has changed my life
Kitty Chan
11 October, 2011
Autung! Where Canada can get this
Please let us know where Canada can get this. :-) Im thinking Chapters or Indigo, but please let us know thanks baby
hegger-rr
11 October, 2011
Cool Baby
Just heard JW: love is blindness on youtube; wow! Great aggressive version.....
11 October, 2011
Get the album with Q magazine overseas
We'll have copies at Newsstand available for despatch abroad including the CD. Due out in the UK on the 25th October! See details here: http://www.newsstand.co.uk/195-Rock-Music-Magazines/1380-Subscribe-to-Q-MAGAZINE-Magazine-Subscription.aspx Personally I cant wait! Thanks
10 October, 2011
who's Gonna Buy q Magazine Here In Chile
I wanna know where can i buy q magazine in Chile in december because here in my country is very difficult to find rare material like cd singles,etc.. . is awesome this album a lot a of great bands,but very sad to say that would be very hard to find in Chile. Good luck for the future. U2 the best band of the world,like The Beatles of 2000's. Bye & Take Care I hope something fresh & new of U2 in the future. Bye :)
Shannon387
10 October, 2011
Achtung Baby!!!
I managed to hear the Jack White cover of Love is Blindness today, one word - Awesome! Not as good as the original of course, but he did a great job. I can't wait to hear the rest of these. It looks like quite an impressive line up. Now the big question is will I be able to get a hold of this in the US? I hope! :)
10 October, 2011
when can i get it?
when does this edition of q make its way to canada. anyone smarter than me know?
RachNLanny
10 October, 2011
Perfection
Well, Achtung Baby is pretty much perfection to my ears, but I cannot wait to hear this. Alot of great talent putting their efforts toward this album??? CD??? What do you call them these days. I remember albums. Now I just download everything onto my ipod!! New release I guess.
mssarajevo
10 October, 2011
YEP BABY:)
Wonderful lineup - can't wait to hear this
metbono
10 October, 2011
Achtung Baby
I'm looking forward to listening to this Master piece.
joshthetree
10 October, 2011
U2 remix
Impressive line up look forward to this very much, especially the U2 Even Better Than The Real Thing remix ;0)
akrobata
10 October, 2011
ACHTUNG BABY 2011!
Looks to be an Amazing Cover Album ! I can't Wait to hear : 1. Depeche Mode – So Cruel 2.Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station 3.The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 4.Jack White – Love Is Blindness.......
jeffhollett
10 October, 2011
Tribute
Sweet! I like all the artists on there.
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