Wednesday, October 12, 2011

AUDIO: Jack White covers U2

The 20th Anniversary of U2’s “Achtung Baby” continues, as the album gets the tribute treatment.

The Killers, Jack White, Nine Inch Nails, Snow Patrol, Patti Smith and Depeche Mode are just some of the acts involved, as they re-create U2’s 1991 project.

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

One of the first tracks to surface, in advance of the release, is Jack White doing the album’s closing number, “Love Is Blindness.”

Various Artists
“AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered”
Track listing:

01. Nine Inch Nails‘Zoo Station’
02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’
03. Damien Rice‘One’
04. Patti Smith‘Until the End of the World’
05. Garbage‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’
06. Depeche Mode‘So Cruel’
07. Snow Patrol‘Mysterious Ways’
08. The Fray ‘Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World’
09. Gavin Friday‘The Fly’
10. The Killers‘Ultraviolet (Light My Way)’
11. Glasvegas‘Acrobat’
12. Jack White‘Love Is Blindness’

Jack White – Love Is Blindness (2011)

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