Bono and Damien Rice have dynamically different vocals. It's this dichotomy that makes Rice's gentle cover of U2's "One" for "Q" magazine so effective--you've got to love re-interpretations by polar opposites.
In conjunction with the magazine's 25th birthday, U.K. music magazine "Q" is releasing a covers version of U2's 1991 album "Achtung Baby" in celebration of the classic album's 20th anniversary. With the phonetically spelled name "AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered," the album will bring together an impressive array of top musical talent like Rice, Jack White, Patti Smith, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Killers and many more, each giving their own spin on one of the "Achtung" tracks.
The album is slated to be released October 25, but Damien Rice's cover of "One" was leaked onto the internet this week. Giving the song his signature sullenness, Rice trades Bono's vocals for a softer, acoustic take on the hit single. Judging from Rice's emotive cover and the list of artists expected on theRead More »from Damien Rice covers U2 ‘One’