One - EP
"One" represents something of an improvement in the Achtung Baby singles series because of the decision to start using the singles as a medium for the release of non-album tracks, alternate versions, and live cuts. The single was released as a charity item, too, with proceeds being donated to AIDS research. "One" is a nice mid-tempo number, though Bono strains just a little too much, making his voice somewhat harsher than needed. The additional tracks consist of "Lady With the Spinning Head," a cover of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love," and the steel string mix of "Night and Day," the band's track for the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue. Worthwhile tracks all, the sort of compilation that makes singles like this worth buying. It's hard to resist U2 letting their hair down and covering songs they like.