MTV News made some intriguing statements about THE BEST OF 1991-2000 yesterday:
- It will contain tracks from ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND
- It will contain “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me,” “Miss Sarajevo” (!), and “Everlasting Love” (!!!) from the FORCES OF NATURE soundtrack. We’d like to point out that this was recorded as a b-side in 1990 and should be ineligible, but that would be quibbling.
- According to an Interscope spokesperson, it may not be a two-disc set after all, since the band “didn’t amass as much material” in this period.
The plot thickens considerably. (Updated 3:48 PM ET — read on)
By the way, we’re not so sure we appreciate MTV News-jockey Iann Robinson’s snarky comment during the on-air piece:
…the album will contain all the great material recorded between 1991’s ACHTUNG BABY and 2000’s ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND… must be an EP, then.
(Thanks to youtwo.net for providing a “hard” copy)
We’d also like to mention (since people are buzzing) that while this print report is more speculative, the on-air report does not use the qualifier “may” in reference to the three tracks mentioned. So is MTV News counting unhatched chickens, or do they know something we don’t? Only time — or extensive bribing of interns — can tell.