Bono Reveals Participants For "Achtung Baby" Tribute Album
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:11:07
U2 frontman Bono revealed the partial lineup for a U2 tribute album honoring the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby and it's littered with names like Jack White and Depeche Mode, as well as the always amazing Damien Rice!
The tribute is being commissioned by the British music magazine Q and the album features Jack White offering up his take on "Love Is Blindness"; Depeche Mode covering "So Cruel"; Patti Smith giving it her all on "Until the End of the World"; Damien Rice rocking "One."
"It's strange, because when I hear the album, when U2 do it, all I hear is what's wrong with it. But when I heard all these artists doing it, I thought, 'It's really good.'," Bono said at a press conference for the U2 documentary From the Sky Down at the Toronto International Film Festival. Wow, Bono just paid those artists some massive compliments.
Bono also said that artist Damien Hirst recently completed a video for "Even Better Than the Real Thing." "He made a very special artwork, which has only been shown once and probably won't be shown again, because [it was for the] Glastonbury festival and it's an extraordinary work of art."
What would be your dream track listing for Achtung Baby covers? Who would you like to see cover which songs on the album? Get creative, talk amongst yourselves.