Q 'releasing' U2 Achtung Baby covers album feat. Jack White, Patti Smith, Nine Inch Nails, Killers & more...
Q is proud to announce our next issue, out on 25 October, will come with a unique new album, based around the work of U2.
With us celebrating our 25 birthday this year, and Bono and co set to reissue Achtung Baby (out 31 October) to mark the album's 20th anniversary, some of the world's leading artists are paying tribute to U2 by producing a new version of the whole album with covers.
The album, sees the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Jack White, each tackling a track from the classic record just for this release.
The full track listing for AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered is as follows:
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
The album, which will be available with issue Q305, also features exclusive artwork based on the band's original release (pictured).
"It is always Q's intention to present a unique take on music. At a time when free CDs have become ten-a-penny, I strongly believe the AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered album sets a new, and much higher, benchmark for the format," says Q Editor-In-Chief Paul Rees of the album.
"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."
Stay tuned to Qthemusic.com for the latest news ahead of our next issue hitting the shelves.
You can pre-order your copy of our next issue from Greatmagazines.co.uk/QU2 now in the UK. Overseas plans will be announced soon.
7:50 AM | 10/10/2011
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