Digital Music — October 25, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Stream: Full U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ from Q magazine

A few tracks from Q magazine’s tribute to U2′s 20-year-old Achtung Baby dribbled out in advance of the issue’s arrival this week, but we’re now finally able to present the full set — featuring Depeche ModeNine Inch NailsJack WhiteThe KillersGarbage and U2 itself (in remixed form) — thanks to YouTube uploader ToneNoir.

In the playlist below, you can stream the full AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered CD, which arrives with the December issue of Q, due to hit U.K. newsstands on Wednesday.


Stream: Various Artists, AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered

1. Nine Inch Nails, “Zoo Station”
2. U2, “Even Better Than the Real Thing” (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
3. Damien Rice, “One”
4. Patti Smith, “Until The End Of The World”
5. Garbage, “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
6. Depeche Mode, “So Cruel”
7. Gavin Friday, “The Fly”
8. Snow Patrol, “Mysterious Ways”
9. The Fray, “Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World”
10. The Killers, “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)”
11. Glasvegas, “Acrobat”
12. Jack White, “Love Is Blindness”






  1. Dave’s vocals are great but the instrumentation is awful. Sounds like it was created in Martin’s basement.

    Would have been great to return to a SOFAD sound for this.

  2. DM does OK, NIN sounds in good form but boy do the Killers suck!

    Check Gavin Friday’s take on The Fly – now that’s how you make a song your own!

  3. I have to say I’m actually very impressed by the covers, it must be difficult to put you own stamp on something like these songs but Gavin Friday hits the nail, absolutely fantastic and bizzarly I think the Frays version is v good as is Snow Patrolsand Jack White’s. 1 straight version and 2 very good reimaginimgs

  4. “Sounds like it was created in Martin’s basement.”

    Instrumentation? So the computer in his basement is shoddier than the computer in a studio? 1984 is dead on.

  5. Rick Foizey

    How can you RE-make an EXCELLENT album? Just listen to the passion EACH of the artists put into these U-2 gems and you have your answer! kudos to EVERYONE on EVERY TRACK! A necessary companion piece to the original masterpiece…and just like that one, you can just hit “play’ and get lost in each track. WELL PLAYED.

  6. I think the Depeche Mode cover is AMAZING, but then again I’m biased for all things DM :)

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