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Ǎhk-to͝ong Bāy-Bi Covered featuring Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Killers and others is available for download from today in the iTunes Store.

All proceeds will benefit Concern Worldwide's work in famine-stricken areas of East Africa. (The album will be available on iTunes in the UK on November 28th.)

With the support of iTunes, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and all the participating artists, managers and labels, all proceeds from the sale of Ǎhk-to͝ong Bāy-Bi Covered will support Concern’s response to the East Africa crisis, where thousands of children have already died of hunger or related diseases and over 10 million people remain at risk.

'This crisis in East Africa is still very much an emergency and Concern is delighted that all of the parties involved are making this hugely significant contribution to our work in the region,' said Concern CEO, Tom Arnold. 'We are honored they have chosen Concern as the exclusive beneficiaries.

'It is disappointing that such a major ongoing humanitarian situation has largely disappeared from the media headlines. Offering the proceeds from Ǎhk-to͝ong Bāy-Bi Covered to Concern’s East Africa appeal also provides a timely reminder that alleviation of the hunger and wider health crisis in the region must not be forgotten and should remain a global priority.'

 Ǎhk-to͝ong Bāy-Bi Covered was conceived for Q Magazine to mark their 25th Anniversary issue,  coinciding with the 20th Anniversary re-release of Achtung Baby. The CD is available with Q Magazine’s December 2011 issue.

'Drought may be an act of nature, but famine is not.'  Visit ONE  for  more information on the causes of famine and how to prevent it.

COMMENTS

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nossek
19 January, 2012
Always listen to U2.....
Always listen to U2.Their music was with me every step of my life.There is no world other such band, which collapses on the knee and constantly try to positively.And I. ..I dojrzałem to the decision and I recorded a few songs of their repertoire, either by inserting the music the whole heart.Panom from U2 I have for many years on stage, many of the success and health.I Love You-Norbert of polskips. for a number of links to the works of the Repertoire of U2 in my implementation: Walk On-http://youtu.be/Kp39L938ULY All i Want Is You-http://youtu.be/h5phAJ52rCc Electrical Storm-http://youtu.be/jQVhRWsBhzQ Streets Have No Name-http://youtu.be/Su8MZ6a3aUg All I Wana Is You-http://youtu.be/h5phAJ52rCc Kite-http://youtu.be/cL_-xWe2Pl8 thank you for time spent
orange2001
15 December, 2011
Not that great
I had HIGH expectations, as Achtung Baby is my favorite U2 album and the lineup on AHK-toong BAY-bi is quite remarkable... but the songs are just so bland. There are a few songs that are just OK but the rest fail miserably.
cluttercoco
10 December, 2011
Wow, I LOVE this CD!!
I just received my Q magazine plus cd in the mail. I live in Canada, so THANK YOU U2.com for making this available in the U2 shop!! I have been hooked on all the extra CDs in the uberdeluxe box set, and this is just as awesome!! What a treat. Zoo Station is sooooo cool! And of course the EBTTRT remix rules (that is such an amazing song with so many amazing remixes). I truly love all of it. Of course the original is the BEST but Kindergarten and now this tribute cd are seriously awesome. Ahhhhh, I love not having to do without 'new' U2 yet.....looking forward to the live discs from U2.com. Oh I love U2 so much!!!!
AntonHaj
05 December, 2011
Worthy celebration!
I finally got my Q-mag and Ahk.-toong Bay-bi and it was definitely worth the wait :-) You gotta love Love is Blindness and Gavins The Fly.
jonas_olson
24 November, 2011
Whata a great singer
David Gahans voice was for me justa an other singer, but I hchanged my mind, when I was listning to DM version of So cruel, -man he got a great voice! - still the original is still better...
19 November, 2011
The Killers
Ultraviolet covered be The Killers... <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
electricco
19 November, 2011
Achtung 2 ...
This Album is JUST B R I L L I A N T ;) -even if I don't like the M W by Snow P. Great Job Guys/Girls & Rock Legends !!!
sean@york
17 November, 2011
Depeche Mode-fantastic cover
So Cruel-what an outstanding vocal on this superb cover. Dave Gahan's voice is quite simply spine chilling. In fact it's even better than the real thing!!!. Stunning.
shadent
17 November, 2011
Bleh
I am now convinced that the only people who should play U2 songs is U2. Awful album and I had such high hopes
Bogy
17 November, 2011
Love Is Blindness again the stand-out tr
Jack White has done a really great job on his cover of Love Is Blindness!
Luis68
16 November, 2011
Australia ???
Q magazine dont have the Cd available in Australia only the magazine will it come soon ???
Els B
16 November, 2011
Brilliant
It's a brilliant album! I'm listening to it as we "speak". If you haven't got it yet, download it NOW! (and at the same time support a good cause)
K_fu_K
16 November, 2011
Will it be available in Argentina?????
I want to know if it's going to be available here (Argentina) because I really want to get it.....
SoulTherapy
16 November, 2011
Would have been nice to know...
I guess I should not have special ordered the copy of Q.... Thanks for the heads up.
tom0686
16 November, 2011
Great work
A great initiative to support the efforts of tackling a global problem of which Africans pay the greatest amount of the bill. Another reason to love this band
rob berry
15 November, 2011
Great Album, Worthy Cause
Get on this, it's like rediscovering the album (or songs), plus you are contributing to one of the largest issues facing us today...
youdontnohow
15 November, 2011
No thanks
I bought the Q mag for the cd hoping for somthing good i listened to it once and i wont listen to it again the songs had no passion ( SORRY )
markrice
15 November, 2011
great idea but why the delay..?
'available for download today in the iTunes store' followed by 'available on iTunes in the UK on November 28th' just begs the question as to why the delay for UK users of iTunes.. and if there did have to be a delay (assuming it's because there are contractual reasons) why not just put the whole thing back for a single release date..? in the UK we do seem limited to just 6-8 shows per tour (if we're lucky) and then you get delays like this. perhaps needs more thought..
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