Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith cover U2 on 'Achtung Baby' tribute album

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Bono also admits band's new doc 'From The Sky Down' is 'excruciating' to watch


Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith and Damien Rice have been lined up to cover U2 on a 20th anniversary tribute to the Irish band's 1991 LP 'Achtung Baby'.

The quartet have covered 'Love Is Blindness', 'So Cruel', 'Until The End Of The World' and 'One' respectively on the album, which has been commissioned by Q magazine.

Frontman Bono revealed details of the LP during a press conference to promote new U2 documentary From The Sky Down', which is opening the Toronto International Film Festival.

He commented:

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'.

Speaking to Reuters on the red carpet at the festival, the singer also revealed he finds the documentary "excruciating" to watch, adding: "I don't think really it's a film about our band in as much as it's a film about the creative process. If you're interested in that, you're going to be interested in this film I think."

From The Sky Down is due to be broadcast on US television in late October and will also be included as a DVD with the deluxe edition of 'Achtung Baby', which is due to be re-released later this year.

The reissue of the band's 1991 album will come in a variety of formats, including an extras laden Uber-Deluxe Edition, which will include six CDs, four DVDs, five 7" singles, 16 art prints, an 84-page hardback book, Propaganda fan club magazine, four badges, a sticker sheet and last but by no means least, a replica of Bono's 'The Fly' sunglasses. This version will be released in a numbered box which takes the form of a magnetic puzzle.

Next down the scale is the Super-Deluxe version, which will include all of the CDs, DVDs and art prints from the Uber-Deluxe version as well as a 92-page hardback book.

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