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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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electricco
10 October, 2011
'AHK-toong
can't Wait to hear that ! 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 !!! And the Great Jack White – Love Is Blindness !!! ( but no P J or INTERPOL instead of Snow P ....)
chrissie
10 October, 2011
Cool !!!
Should be really interesting, cannot wait....
alibono
10 October, 2011
Great!
This is really great!! And people like Patti Smith!!! Wowowowowow!! But B´Man...your original album is the greatest!!!! I love you!!
Michellee
10 October, 2011
Me
I want for me.............Bono Vox :D
lassche
10 October, 2011
WHO`S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD SONGS?
WHAT A GREAT IDEA! THIS MUST BE THE BEST CRISTMAS-PRESENT UNDER THE FAMALY-TREE! CAN`T WAIT SO LONG TO LISTEN TO THIS NEW U2-PROJECT! LOVE AND LIGHT, DETLEV LASSCHE FROM OLDENZAAL-CITY! MISS YOU SUGAR.
Kristaps
10 October, 2011
Looks to be an Amazing Album
The names appearing there are all great artists (except for Glasvegas... ) I cannot wait till I get my hands on the album!
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