Achtung Baby Cover Album Released to Benefit Concern Worldwide
A covers version of the U2′s 1991 album, Achtung Baby, famous for launching Bono’s sunglass buying addiction, has been released today (itunes). The album features artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Patti Smith, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Killers and others who have been in hiding for much of the past decade.
With the support of iTunes, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) and all of the participating artists, all proceeds from the sale of (Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) Covered will support the organization Concern Worldwide’s efforts in East Africa, 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.”
Mr. Arnold added: “It is disappointing that such a major ongoing humanitarian situation has largely disappeared from the media headlines. Offering the proceeds from (Ahk-toong Bay-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.”
Track listing of (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
Bono crank calling the White House during the Zoo TV tour,
something he did nearly every night of the tour.