U2's Achtung Baby collage

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" Achtung Baby embodies a multitude of ideas and styles which are represented through the album cover artwork mosaic. The squared collage of photos symbolise the spirit of the album, the 90s and the changes in Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, U2’s team, including designer Shaughn McGrath and original photographer, Anton Corbijn, are inviting artists to submit their photograph or artwork (can be an illustration, graphic design or painting) which reflects today's global environment. The photographs and artwork should emulate the same meaning that is conveyed on the original album cover. If Achtung Baby was released today, what photographs and/or artwork would be part of the collage? "

Submit by: January 23, 2012
Vote: January 24, 2012 - January 30, 2012
Winner(s) Announced: February 20, 2012

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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
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6. Depeche Mode – So Cruel 
7. Gavin Friday – The Fly 
8. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways 
9. The Fray – Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World 
10. The Killers – Ultraviolet 
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Release date: October 26, 2001

Some songs featured in the movie were substitutes for songs which the makers wanted but were denied the rights to. The dance performance was performed to "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys, and Duran Duran's "Notorious" was re-dubbed in post-production. U2's "MLK" in the final scene is substituted with Gary Jules' cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World" instead.
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