A new album of cover versions of U2's 1991 classic Achtung Baby has gone on sale online today, with all proceeds going to Concern Worldwide's work in East Africa.
(Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) Covered is now available on iTunes and features the likes of Snow Patrol, Damien Rice, The Killers, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails' versions of songs from the U2 album.
It was originally conceived for Q magazine's 25th anniversary issue (December 2011) with U2 on the cover.
Concern CEO Tom Arnold said: "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. We are honoured they have chosen Concern as the exclusive beneficiaries.
"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.”
The full tracklisting for (Ahk-toong Bay-Bi) Covered is:
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