Best of 1990-2001 release date

atU2.com reports that U2’s new ‘Best of’ UK release is listed for a November 11, 2002 release, and seems to cover 11 years as it’s called “Best of 1990-2001”.

update: Universal Austria have told U2tour.de U2 will release a ‘Best of’ DVD on October 14th 2002, with all the videos from the CD.

54 thoughts on “Best of 1990-2001 release date

  1. What I’m more worried about is that if they include ATYCLB tracks, some pretty amazing tracks from the AB, Zooropa, and Pop albums are going to be left out (I think we’ve had this discussion already). And didn’t they sign a 3-Album “Best Of” deal 4-5 years ago? You’d think they’d leave ATYCLB tracks out to fill in the third “Best Of”? Unless…The thrid “Best Of” is the much anticipated “Box Set”???…ahh the suspense…

  2. What I’m more worried about is that if they include ATYCLB tracks, some pretty amazing tracks from the AB, Zooropa, and Pop albums are going to be left out (I think we’ve had this discussion already). And didn’t they sign a 3-Album “Best Of” deal 4-5 years ago? You’d think they’d leave ATYCLB tracks out to fill in the third “Best Of”? Unless…The thrid “Best Of” is the much anticipated “Box Set”???…ahh the suspense…

  3. Well I kinda figured ATYCLB would be on it, but I wonder why they’re starting with 1990 instead of 1991, since the last one was 1980-1990? Ya’ think they might actually include Night and Day on this one?

  4. Well I kinda figured ATYCLB would be on it, but I wonder why they’re starting with 1990 instead of 1991, since the last one was 1980-1990? Ya’ think they might actually include Night and Day on this one?

  5. Whatever happens, does. We already have all their CDs anyway. I do side with Chris about tracks left out from AB, Zooropa or PoP! It’s going to have to be two discs not including the B-sides disc! 😉

  6. Whatever happens, does. We already have all their CDs anyway. I do side with Chris about tracks left out from AB, Zooropa or PoP! It’s going to have to be two discs not including the B-sides disc! 😉

  7. Yeah, you make a valid point…we have all the CD’s and all the Singles with all the Songs and yet here we are, nitpickin’ over what should be included with what “Best Of” compilation…U2 fans are such a strange breed 🙂

  8. Yeah, you make a valid point…we have all the CD’s and all the Singles with all the Songs and yet here we are, nitpickin’ over what should be included with what “Best Of” compilation…U2 fans are such a strange breed 🙂

  9. Does it really matter? This is just a deal the record company has with the band to generate more cash, riding on the success of ATYCLB. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Do you really think U2 wants to truncate 11 years worth of material onto one measly disc and call it “Best Of?” Greatest hits packages are such a sham; nothing but a product for the record company to push in the faces of the general public.

  10. Does it really matter? This is just a deal the record company has with the band to generate more cash, riding on the success of ATYCLB. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Do you really think U2 wants to truncate 11 years worth of material onto one measly disc and call it “Best Of?” Greatest hits packages are such a sham; nothing but a product for the record company to push in the faces of the general public.

  11. Nice point Josh, but some greatest hits packages are stellar though, plus it gives the opporunity for those “not psycho-following” fans to get to know a band a little better…I have boughten a few greatest hits albums over the years and in turn, bought the other albums to know more about the band and their songs…So yes, it’s true that it’s a big marketing scheme, but it works, and I don’t hear U2 complaining???…they made 50-mil out of it! 🙂

  12. Nice point Josh, but some greatest hits packages are stellar though, plus it gives the opporunity for those “not psycho-following” fans to get to know a band a little better…I have boughten a few greatest hits albums over the years and in turn, bought the other albums to know more about the band and their songs…So yes, it’s true that it’s a big marketing scheme, but it works, and I don’t hear U2 complaining???…they made 50-mil out of it! 🙂

  13. There’s a lot that they can leave behind on this cd, especially the stuff from all that they thought they couldn’t leave behind. I’d prefer the emphasis on AB, Zooropa and Pop, their best albums ever.

  14. There’s a lot that they can leave behind on this cd, especially the stuff from all that they thought they couldn’t leave behind. I’d prefer the emphasis on AB, Zooropa and Pop, their best albums ever.

  15. we may have all their Cds, but I would rekon that some of the kids I saw at the elevation tour love U2 but don’t know as much about them as we do. Yes, it’s a cash cow for the band and viviendi universal, but greatest hits packages are also great “starter kits” for new fans…. and who cares what’s on it.. we’re all going to buy it on release day anyway….

  16. we may have all their Cds, but I would rekon that some of the kids I saw at the elevation tour love U2 but don’t know as much about them as we do. Yes, it’s a cash cow for the band and viviendi universal, but greatest hits packages are also great “starter kits” for new fans…. and who cares what’s on it.. we’re all going to buy it on release day anyway….

  17. They should wait to put out the next greatest hits until they’re tired and out of steam. Sounds like they still had a lot of energy after the Elevation tour. They should just keep plugging away at a NEW album.

  18. They should wait to put out the next greatest hits until they’re tired and out of steam. Sounds like they still had a lot of energy after the Elevation tour. They should just keep plugging away at a NEW album.

  19. Gee, my post came a bit late, this topic been shredded already by everyone, so I’ll just send greetings to lovely VonB and the staff 🙂 (I haven’t said anything deserving censorship in a while, I’m progressing uh?)

  20. Gee, my post came a bit late, this topic been shredded already by everyone, so I’ll just send greetings to lovely VonB and the staff 🙂 (I haven’t said anything deserving censorship in a while, I’m progressing uh?)

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  23. Anyway, Hi to you too… I can’t wait for another best of!!! I’ll buy it!!! There, nothing negative!!! Sorry…

  24. Anyway, Hi to you too… I can’t wait for another best of!!! I’ll buy it!!! There, nothing negative!!! Sorry…

  25. Oh, for a new album….. (Ben wistfully dreams about frollicking along a lovely beach with his luvly new girlfriend with a spanking new U2 album blasting out of the parked car and free alcohol all round)

  26. Oh, for a new album….. (Ben wistfully dreams about frollicking along a lovely beach with his luvly new girlfriend with a spanking new U2 album blasting out of the parked car and free alcohol all round)

  27. Maybe the third Best Of will be a Best of Live that spans there whole career….wishful thinking!

  28. Maybe the third Best Of will be a Best of Live that spans there whole career….wishful thinking!

  29. How about discussing the possible cover? My guess is that the “Russian Cosmonaut” is going to be used, with a war helmet on, just like the boy on edition 1980-1990…

  30. How about discussing the possible cover? My guess is that the “Russian Cosmonaut” is going to be used, with a war helmet on, just like the boy on edition 1980-1990…

  31. A DVD? At long last! And I spent 5 hours downloading the video for ‘Stay’ last night. Aaargh!!!

  32. A DVD? At long last! And I spent 5 hours downloading the video for ‘Stay’ last night. Aaargh!!!

  33. Maybe this one, then a live/rare stuff set instead of 3 best-of’s??? The question being, can anyone afford a 736 disc set to get everything I would want on there:)???

  34. Maybe this one, then a live/rare stuff set instead of 3 best-of’s??? The question being, can anyone afford a 736 disc set to get everything I would want on there:)???

  35. Hey Ryan…by the time they get to the third best-of collection, they could probably fit all those 736 discs you’re talkin’ about onto a measley 2-inch disc…hehehe

  36. Hey Ryan…by the time they get to the third best-of collection, they could probably fit all those 736 discs you’re talkin’ about onto a measley 2-inch disc…hehehe

  37. Actually, I think this will be the third Greatest Hits CD:

    Greatest hits 80-90
    B-Sides 80-90
    Greatest hits 90-01

    I read that they’re not doing any 90-01 B-sides because they don’t have as many as they did during the 80s. A remix CD would be cool though….
    Oh well, here’s hoping they’ll be releasing a ‘Best of’
    2002-10 and possibly 2011-2020!!! 🙂 A 60-year old Bono trying to jump around the stage. heheh

  38. Actually, I think this will be the third Greatest Hits CD:

    Greatest hits 80-90
    B-Sides 80-90
    Greatest hits 90-01

    I read that they’re not doing any 90-01 B-sides because they don’t have as many as they did during the 80s. A remix CD would be cool though….
    Oh well, here’s hoping they’ll be releasing a ‘Best of’
    2002-10 and possibly 2011-2020!!! 🙂 A 60-year old Bono trying to jump around the stage. heheh

  39. Screw all you people who bag greatest hits cd packasges, fair enough U2 make money and so do the companies! But singles are what make the band they are today. U2 have always been about being heard. I am only 22 and when I started listening to U2 I was 16, I never used to listen to joshua tree and until I heard a single HMTHMKMKM I never even took notice of them. Because I was too young. Best of CD’s help bring the new fans understanding about the roots of a band so quit turning U2 into some cash machine, because we all know they aren’t!

  40. Screw all you people who bag greatest hits cd packasges, fair enough U2 make money and so do the companies! But singles are what make the band they are today. U2 have always been about being heard. I am only 22 and when I started listening to U2 I was 16, I never used to listen to joshua tree and until I heard a single HMTHMKMKM I never even took notice of them. Because I was too young. Best of CD’s help bring the new fans understanding about the roots of a band so quit turning U2 into some cash machine, because we all know they aren’t!

  41. Actually, while TODAY I despise Greatest Hits albums…The Best of 1980-1990 is what got me INTO U2 in the first place. Now I have every single song they’ve ever recorded (minus a few remixes) and they’re my favorite band.

    Now, of course, since then I’ve got all of their songs, so the Best Of CD is useless to me with the exception of the alternate mix of When Love Comes To Town and The Sweetest Thing single mix, which I enjoy more than the original.

  42. Actually, while TODAY I despise Greatest Hits albums…The Best of 1980-1990 is what got me INTO U2 in the first place. Now I have every single song they’ve ever recorded (minus a few remixes) and they’re my favorite band.

    Now, of course, since then I’ve got all of their songs, so the Best Of CD is useless to me with the exception of the alternate mix of When Love Comes To Town and The Sweetest Thing single mix, which I enjoy more than the original.

  43. Actually, while TODAY I despise Greatest Hits albums…The Best of 1980-1990 is what got me INTO U2 in the first place. Now I have every single song they’ve ever recorded (minus a few remixes) and they’re my favorite band.

    Now, of course, since then I’ve got all of their songs, so the Best Of CD is useless to me with the exception of the alternate mix of When Love Comes To Town and The Sweetest Thing single mix, which I enjoy more than the original.

  44. Actually, while TODAY I despise Greatest Hits albums…The Best of 1980-1990 is what got me INTO U2 in the first place. Now I have every single song they’ve ever recorded (minus a few remixes) and they’re my favorite band.

    Now, of course, since then I’ve got all of their songs, so the Best Of CD is useless to me with the exception of the alternate mix of When Love Comes To Town and The Sweetest Thing single mix, which I enjoy more than the original.

  45. Yes mofo without a best of 1980-1990 i wouldnt have ever been a u2 fan. Now i have spent over $1000 on U2. Gee I guess all you retards who think a greatest hits album is stupid dont know that U2 would be without thousands of fans today if it wasnt for the greatest hits album.

  46. Yes mofo without a best of 1980-1990 i wouldnt have ever been a u2 fan. Now i have spent over $1000 on U2. Gee I guess all you retards who think a greatest hits album is stupid dont know that U2 would be without thousands of fans today if it wasnt for the greatest hits album.

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