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). Â The album features artists such asÂ Nine Inch Nails,Â Patti Smith, Depeche Mode,Â Jack White, The Killers and others who have been in hiding for much of the past decade. With the support of iTunes, theÂ Independent Online Distribution AllianceÂ (IODA)Â and all of the participating artists, all proceeds from the sale ofÂ (Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) CoveredÂ will support the organization Concern Worldwide'sÂ 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 inÂ East AfricaÂ 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,Â 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 fromÂ (Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) CoveredÂ to Concern'sÂ East AfricaÂ 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 ofÂ (Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) Covered:
Nine Inch NailsÂ â€“ Zoo Station U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)Â â€“ Even Better Than The Real Thing Damien RiceÂ â€“ One Patti SmithÂ â€“ Until The End Of The World GarbageÂ â€“ Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Depeche ModeÂ â€“ So Cruel Snow PatrolÂ â€“ Mysterious Ways The FrayÂ â€“ Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World Gavin FridayÂ â€“ The Fly The KillersÂ â€“ Ultraviolet (Light My Way) GlasvegasÂ â€“ Acrobat Jack WhiteÂ â€“ Love Is Blindness
Bono crank calling the White House during the Zoo TV tour, something he did nearly every night of the tour.