Oct 122011

Yesterday we got our first peek at Q Magazine’s upcoming Achtung Baby tribute in the form of Jack White’s howling “Love Is Blindness.” Today we hear a second, much quieter sample. It’s Damien Rice performing a spare “One” and it will utterly break your heart.

Rice’s quiet anguish instantly recalls O and 9, making us wish he’d get moving on a follow up. U2 has turned this song into a global peace anthem, but Rice’s delivery couldn’t be more intimate. Stream the performance below.

Damien Rice – One (U2 cover)

‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ Tracklist:
01. Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station
02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing
03. Damien Rice – One
04. Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World
05. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
06. Depeche Mode – So Cruel
07. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways
08. The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
09. Gavin Friday – The Fly
10. The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Glasvegas – Acrobat
12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness

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  1. Is that Lisa Hannigan on background? Obviously she’s left the band long ago but it sounds like her.

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