U2’s I still haven’t found what I’m looking for appears on this Rhythms del Mundo album, which does for Cuban music what Nouvelle Vague did for Bossa Nova, recreating pop and rock music in collaboration with Buena Vista Social Club musicians.
The album is released in support of Artists’ Project Earth (APE), which comes to the aid of natural disaster and raises awareness of climate change.
While some of the songs by other artists on the CD (Sting, Radiohead, Dido, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys) seem suited to the style, Coco Freeman’s version of U2’s song doesn’t work all that well. ‘Bad mash up’ springs to mind, when Bono’s vocal from the original kicks in. You can listen to the album on its promotional website.
1. Clocks – Coldplay
2. Better Together – Jack Johnson
3. Dancing Shoes – Arctic Monkeys
4. One Step Too Far – Dido & Faithless
5. As Time Goes By – Ibrahim Ferrer
6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
– U2 & Coco Freeman
7. She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
8. Fragilidad – Sting
9. Killing Me Softly – Omara Portuondo
10. Ai No Corrida – Vania Borges feat. Quincy Jones
11. Modern Way – Kaiser Chiefs
12. Don’t Know Why – Vania Borges
13. Hotel Buena Vista – Aquila Rose & Idania Valdez
14. The Dark of the Matinee – Coco Freeman feat.
15. High and Dry – El Lele de Los Van Van feat.
Casablanca (As time goes by) – Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo