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  • Performer: U2
  • Album: The Best Of 1980-1990
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  • Released: 1998
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Pop Rock, New Wave, Blues Rock, Alternative Rock
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U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990 download album

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The Best of 1980–1990 is the first greatest hits compilation by Irish rock band U2, released in November 1998. It mostly contains the group's hit singles from the 1980s but also mixes in some live staples as well as one new recording, "Sweetest Thing. In April 1999, a companion video (featuring music videos and live footage) was released. The album was followed by another compilation, The Best of 1990–2000, in 2002.

A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel (Best O. :03. U2 – Sweetest Thing (The Best Of 1998). U2 – I Still Haven t Found What I m (1998). U2 - The Best of (CD2) – 09. Walk To The Water. U2 – Dancing Barefoot (The B-sides 1998). U2 – All I Want Is You (The Best O. :18.

Even though the song selection is strong, the album winds up as less than the sum of its parts - each song is pretty great of its own accord (even the single mix of the B-side "Sweetest Thing," which is, in truth, not much different at all), but the overall effect is a little underwhelming. On one hand, it may be a good choice for casual fans or nostalgia mongers, since it does contain everything they need to hear, but anyone who has more than a passing interest in the band will be better suited with individual albums.

The Best of 1980-1990. Go to artist profile. Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. U2 are an Irish alternative rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.

U2 –I Still Haven t Found What I m (1998). U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990 (CD1) - 1998 –13. Angel of Harlem. U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990 (CD1) - 1998 –09. The Unforgettable Fire. U2 –Endless Deep (The B-sides 1998). U2 –All I Want Is You (The Best O. :39. U2 –Silver and Gold (The B-sides 1998).

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That release was The Best of 1980 – 1990, a collection of songs chosen by U2 to best represent their work from that decade. The other two albums covered under the deal were The Best of 1990 – 2000 and U218 Singles. On September 21, 1998, Island Records announced not just one collection, but a second collection would occur. This set together would be titled The Best of & B-Sides 1980 – 1990

The Best of 1980-1990. U2. Released November 2, 1998. The Best of 1980-1990 Tracklist. 1. Pride (In the Name of Love) Lyrics. Show all albums by U2. Home.

Tracklist

Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:48
New Year's Day 4:17
With Or Without You 4:55
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 4:38
Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:40
Bad 5:50
Where The Streets Have No Name 4:35
I Will Follow 3:36
The Unforgettable Fire 4:53
Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix) 3:00
Desire 2:59
When Love Comes To Town 4:17
Angel Of Harlem 3:49
All I Want Is You 6:31
One Tree Hill 5:24
October 2:21

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U211, 524 613-1 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xLP, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records U211, 524 613-1 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Indonesia 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Poland 1998
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Australasia 1998
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Argentina 1998
314 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 314 524 613-2 Canada 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Malaysia 1998
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US 1998
524 613-2, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, 524 613-2 Mexico 1998
524 613-2, CID U2 11 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, CID U2 11 Germany 1998
524 613-2, CIDU 211 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, CIDU 211 UK & Europe 1998
314 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Club) Island Records 314 524 613-2 US 1998
I2 24613 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Club) Island Records I2 24613 Canada 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Dis) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, Gol) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Singapore 1998
PHCR-1885 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Promo, RM) Island Records PHCR-1885 Japan 1998
PHCR-1885 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records PHCR-1885 Japan 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK & Europe 1998
SSTARCD 6429 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records SSTARCD 6429 South Africa 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Thailand 1998
U211, 524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records U211, 524 613-4 Hungary 1998
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Indonesia 1998
UC 211, 524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records, Island Records UC 211, 524 613-4 UK 1998
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Poland 1998
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Bulgaria 1998
UC211, 524613 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records, Island Records UC211, 524613 Chile 1998
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Universal Music Russia, Island Records 524 613-4 Russia 1998
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Philippines 1998
UC 211, 524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp, Promo) Island Records, Island Records UC 211, 524 613-4 UK 1998
314-524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp, RM, Dol) Island Records 314-524 613-4 US 1998
M820 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MAX M820 Lithuania 1998
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Mexico 1999
524 613-2, CD-0651 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Polygram, Polygram 524 613-2, CD-0651 China 1999
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK 1999
CD-402 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(HDCD, Comp, Unofficial) Universal CD-402 Taiwan 2001
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Brazil 2002
UICY-2554 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM, RE) Island Records UICY-2554 Japan 2002
524 613-4 U2 The Best of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Universal 524 613-4 Egypt 2002
524 613-2, CIDU 211 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Ltd, S/Edition) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, CIDU 211 UK & Europe 2004
UICY-6008 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records UICY-6008 Japan 2006
UICI-9025, UICY-6008 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records UICI-9025, UICY-6008 Japan 2007
524 613-2, CIDU 211 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, CIDU 211 Greece 2010
U211, 5797089 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, 180) Island Records, Island Records, UMC, UMC U211, 5797089 Europe 2018
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp) Island Records 524 613-2 Australasia Unknown
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records 524 613-2 Argentina Unknown
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records 524 613-2 Australasia Unknown
524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Island Records 524 613-2 Brazil Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Malaysia Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RE, Uni) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
524 613-2, CIDU 211 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM, RP) Island Records, Island Records 524 613-2, CIDU 211 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK & Europe Unknown
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown
none U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Momento Cultural none Brazil Unknown
UC211 524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp, RE) Island Records UC211 524 613-4 Malaysia Unknown
314-524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp, RE) Island Records 314-524 613-4 South Korea Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:48
2 New Year's Day 4:17
3 With Or Without You
Mixed By – Steve Lillywhite
4:55
4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois
4:38
5 Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:40
6 Bad 5:50
7 Where The Streets Have No Name
Mixed By – Steve LillywhiteRecorded By – Flood, Pat McCarthy
4:35
8 I Will Follow 3:36
9 The Unforgettable Fire 4:53
10 Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix)
Arranged By [Strings] – Daragh O'TooleRecorded By – Joe O'Herlihy, Pat McCarthyRecorded By, Mixed By – Steve Harris Strings – Aengus O'Connor, Nicholas Milne, Nicola Cleary, Una O'Kane
3:00
11 Desire
Recorded By – Paul Barrett
2:59
12 When Love Comes To Town
Backing Vocals – Helen Duncan, Phyllis Duncan, Rebecca Evans RussellPercussion – Bobbye HallRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*Vocals, Guitar – B.B. King
4:17
13 Angel Of Harlem
Horns – The Memphis HornsOrgan – Joey MiskulinRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*
3:49
14 All I Want Is You
Arranged By [Strings] – Van Dyke ParksKeyboards – Benmont TenchMixed By, Recorded By – David Tickle
6:31
Bonus Track For Japan
15 One Tree Hill 5:24

Notes

Note that the CD & Obi have the cat. # UICI-9025, Matrix: PHCR-90715 (like CD included in 2CD Box); Back cover, Insert and front cover (booklet) have the cat. # UICY-6008. Due the item marked as UICY-6008 has been included into double CD box UICY-91515/6 as "stand.alone" edition, this version is an hybrid from 2006 and 2007 release.
The Obi for UICY-6008 is not included in 2CD box (UICY-91515/6) so the covers and insert for UICI-9025 release not exist with regular cat. #, but get artworks from UICY-6008 sold outside the 2CD box.
Also,a Japan CD with cat. UICY-6008 should not exist.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988005496959

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U211, 524 613-1 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xLP, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records U211, 524 613-1 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK & Europe Unknown
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Indonesia 1998
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:48
2 New Year's Day 4:17
3 With Or Without You
Mixed By – Steve Lillywhite
4:55
4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois
4:38
5 Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:40
6 Bad 5:50
7 Where The Streets Have No Name
Mixed By – Steve LillywhiteRecorded By – Flood, Pat McCarthy
4:35
8 I Will Follow 3:36
9 The Unforgettable Fire 4:53
10 Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix)
Arranged By [Strings] – Daragh O'TooleRecorded By – Joe O'Herlihy, Pat McCarthyRecorded By, Mixed By – Steve Harris Strings – Aengus O'Connor, Nicholas Milne, Nicola Cleary, Una O'Kane
3:00
11 Desire
Recorded By – Paul Barrett
2:59
12 When Love Comes To Town
Backing Vocals – Helen Duncan, Phyllis Duncan, Rebecca Evans RussellPercussion – Bobbye HallRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*Vocals, Guitar – B.B. King
4:17
13 Angel Of Harlem
Horns – The Memphis HornsOrgan – Joey MiskulinRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*
3:49
14a All I Want Is You
Arranged By [Strings] – Van Dyke ParksKeyboards – Benmont TenchMixed By, Recorded By – David Tickle
9:51
14b October

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram International Music B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Polygram International Music B.V.
  • Licensed To – Island Records Ltd.
  • Published By – PolyGram International Music Publishing B.V.
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Mother Music
  • Published By – Taiyo Music Inc.
  • Remastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Designed At – ABA, Dublin
  • Made By – Universal M & L, UK

Credits

  • Bass Guitar – Adam Clayton
  • Design [Reproduced By] – Sonicon
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen
  • Engineer – Brian Eno (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Daniel Lanois (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Flood (tracks: 2, 3, 4), Kevin Killen (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Paul Thomas (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 14b)
  • Guitar – Bono, The Edge
  • Keyboards – The Edge
  • Mastered By – Arnie Acosta
  • Mixed By – Rob Jacobs (tracks: 11 to 13), Shelly Yakus (tracks: 11 to 13)
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Cover] – Ian Finlay
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Page: 2, Botton] – Robert Kythe Kortekaas
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 2, 3] – Colm Henry
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 4, 5] – Hugo McGuinness
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 6, 8, 10, 11, 12] – Anton Corbijn
  • Producer – Brian Eno (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Daniel Lanois (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Jimmy Iovine (tracks: 11 to 14a), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 10, 14b)
  • Vocals – Bono, The Edge
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

There is a hidden track at the end of track 14

℗1998 Polygram International Music B.V.
©1998 Polygram International Music B.V.

Copyright in this recording is owned by Polygram International Music B.V. and is exclusively licensed to Island Records Ltd. in the UK.
All tracks published by PolyGram International Music Publishing B.V. except Blue Mountain Music Ltd.(UK), Mother Music (IRL), Taiyo Music Inc. (Japan).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 31452 46132 2
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L CIDDU 211/1 02 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 04F9
  • Distribution Code: PY 833

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U211, 524 613-1 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xLP, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records U211, 524 613-1 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK & Europe Unknown
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Indonesia 1998
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:50
2 New Year's Day 4:18
3 With Or Without You
Mixed By – Steve Lillywhite
4:58
4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois
4:40
5 Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:42
6 Bad 5:51
7 Where The Streets Have No Name
Mixed By – Steve LillywhiteRecorded By – Flood, Pat McCarthy
4:36
8 I Will Follow 3:38
9 The Unforgettable Fire 4:55
10 Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix)
Arranged By [Strings] – Daragh O'TooleRecorded By – Joe O'Herlihy, Pat McCarthyRecorded By, Mixed By – Steve Harris Strings – Aengus O'Connor, Nicholas Milne, Nicola Cleary, Una O'Kane
3:02
11 Desire
Recorded By – Paul Barrett
2:59
12 When Love Comes To Town
Backing Vocals – Helen Duncan, Phyllis Duncan, Rebecca Evans RussellPercussion – Bobbye HallRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*Vocals, Guitar – B.B. King
4:18
13 Angel Of Harlem
Horns – The Memphis HornsOrgan – Joey MiskulinRecorded By – Dave Ferguson, Cowboy Jack Clement*
3:50
14a All I Want Is You
Arranged By [Strings] – Van Dyke ParksKeyboards – Benmont TenchMixed By, Recorded By – David Tickle
9:51
14b October

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram International Music B.V.
  • Copyright (c) – Polygram International Music B.V.
  • Licensed To – Island Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass Guitar – Adam Clayton
  • Design – ABA*
  • Design [Reproduced By] – Sonicon
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen
  • Engineer – Brian Eno (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Daniel Lanois (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Flood (tracks: 2, 3, 4), Kevin Killen (tracks: 1, 6, 9), Paul Thomas (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 14b)
  • Guitar – Bono, The Edge
  • Keyboards – The Edge
  • Management [Album Production] – Candida Bottaci, Sheila Roche
  • Management [Audio Post Production], Technician [Guru] – Cheryl Engels
  • Mastered By – Arnie Acosta
  • Mixed By – Rob Jacobs (tracks: 11 to 13), Shelly Yakus (tracks: 11 to 13)
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Cover] – Ian Finlay
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Page: 2, Botton] – Robert Kythe Kortekaas
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 2, 3] – Colm Henry
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 4, 5] – Hugo McGuinness
  • Photography By [Inside Photography Booklet Pages: 6, 8, 10, 11, 12] – Anton Corbijn
  • Producer – Brian Eno (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Daniel Lanois (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), Jimmy Iovine (tracks: 11 to 14a), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 10, 14b)
  • Vocals – Bono, The Edge

Notes

There is a hidden track at the end of track 14

℗1998 Polygram International Music B.V.
©1998 Polygram International Music B.V.
Copyright in this recording is owned by Polygram International Music B.V. and is exclusively licensed to Island Records Ltd. in the UK.

Sticker "Special Asian Edition" on front insert.
"Manufactured in Indonesia for Indonesian Market Only" on back insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31452 46132 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731452461322
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
U211, 524 613-1 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xLP, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records U211, 524 613-1 UK 1998
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 Europe Unknown
CIDU 211, 524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records CIDU 211, 524 613-2 UK & Europe Unknown
524 613-4 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(Cass, Comp) Island Records 524 613-4 Indonesia 1998
314-524 613-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Island Records 314-524 613-2 US Unknown


Kendis
Bought this one on a whim at Best Buy for full retail price and am very much regretting it. I was really excited to listen to it, because it obviously has so many great songs, but the sound quality is terrible and, at the very least, disappointing. Especially after comparing a lot of the songs to the top notch reissue of Joshua Tree that I also have. The sound on this pressing is mostly dead and muffled with some parts more empty and shrill with no depth to any of it. Like everything is on one flat plain with no dynamics. The worst of it is when there is a lot going on and it all gets equally loud with straight up clipping distortion. It is unpleasant and almost painful to listen to. Plus there is a ton of running noise in the background. Bad mastering for sure. I almost bought the 1990 - 2000 at the same time, but I'm glad that I didn't. This one is good enough to let play quietly in the background, but not for real listening for enjoyment. Buy the superior quality individual albums instead. I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm ranting or being too hard on this album, but we should all expect more from modern releases, especially when they make us pay upwards of $30 to $40 for most of them.
Quellik
While I don't have quite the same feelings for it, there are definitely some sonic anomalies. I need to listen at a higher volume to judge more critically. But even while listening to "The Streets Have No Name" at a low volume, I could clearly hear that the hats/cymbals were very shrill and pushed. I always pick up on hats because they're my favorite percussion piece. But these sounded terrible and, dead?? I wouldn't say flat... just lifeless. I always judge hats against my pressing of Bob Segers, "Turn the Page." This U2 did not excite me when I played it. I surely expected sonic excellence for a repress/remaster on 180g vinyl. I will keep this around and listen to it but I now have to go searching for the older originals which I thought I may be able to avoid. Kind of strange but I also have a copy of War that looks pristine and its the worst/weakest pressing out of my entire record collection. I think after 1982, the world lost its ability and knowledge to make high quality pressings. There are only a couple of labels out there right now that still go back to tape and master the correct way with nothing digital anywhere in the process. As for me, I'll keep digging in the used crates. Some of the best records I own were used and under $10
Mightdragon
So happy this was rereleased. One of the best “best of” albums. Does everyone like the remaster? Haven’t had a chance to listen yet. Equally excited for 1990-2000, though obviously not as strong as this.
Jothris
Yes its a wonderful remaster, matches the standard of all the recent batch of U2 remasters, A supreme job.
deadly claw
For the life of me I can't fathom why a digitally remastered collection would command such a high price. If it had been compiled from analogue masters and cut in an all analogue chain, sure...but this ain't no Bernie Grundman / Classic Records release. $300+? You must be joking!
Arcanescar
Be patient, new 2xLP issue will be on the market next month.
Yayrel
Supply and demand. I can only agree that it's much more than I would spend, but if someone out there has the cash, more power to them. Everyone knows that vinyl from this era was produced in low quantities and is very sought after. This and the other decade Best Of from U2 are on my wantlist, and ever since they've been there the prices have been high. The fact that it's remastered really doesn't affect the vinyl as much as it does the CD. There are certain things that are done to CD's to make them louder that can't be done to the same extent with vinyl. It's still an analog method of delivery. Luckily, there have been rumblings of a reissue for this (and 3 other U2 titles) being reissued soon.
WUNDERKIND
Almost certainly an unoffical release, all Chinese U2 CD are counterfeit due not exist a logical sequencial production, and the cover & CD are taken from other countries offical releases (UK & USA); if the packaging is chinese manufactured the CD inside always has different pictures and a Matrix that not matches in any code to other releases. (This is my opinion about chinese U2 releases). Check other chinese releases in my bootlegs site (www.u2wkbt.net).
Nikojas
What a fantastic collection of their most emotional tracks. The best U2 decade ever.
godlike
Agree. I am surprised looking at the album ratings to see relatively low scores on their 80's studio albums. I think that was their prime, before it all went to their heads.
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