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The Best of 1990-2000 [Best of]

U2 Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
2. Mysterious Ways
3. Beautiful Day
4. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)
5. One
6. Miss Sarajevo
7. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. Gone (New Mix)
10. Until The End Of The World
11. The Hands That Built America (Theme From Gangs Of New York)
12. Discotheque (New Mix)
13. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
14. Staring At The Sun (New Mix)
15. Numb (New Mix)
16. The First Time

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U2's second decade often seemed as preoccupied with the band's burgeoning superstardom--and how to confront/confound it--as it did with creating music. The band managed only four albums during the era (only half of its '80s output), projects whose gestations seemed perennially plagued by turmoil as much as mercurial creative instincts. But as this anthology chronicles, U2 ultimately managed a considerable feat: producing a memorable, lasting body of work in a decade where one of pop music's chief attributes was its disposability. The disc mixes hits like "Mysterious Ways" and "One" with seductive soundtrack cuts (the title track to Wim Wenders's Until the End of the World, Batman Forever's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"), new mixes of "Discotheque," "Staring at the Sun," and "Numb," and a pair of strong new tracks, the Orbit mix of "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands that Built America," the title track from Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. --Jerry McCulley

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1 x CD Compilation
UK & Europe 2002

1Even Better Than The Real Thing3:39
2Mysterious Ways4:02
3Beautiful Day4:05
4Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)4:37
5One4:35
6Miss Sarajevo4:30
7Stay (Faraway, So Close!)4:58
8Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of4:31
9Gone (New Mix)4:32
10Until The End Of The World4:38
11The Hands That Built America (Theme From 'Gangs Of New York')4:57
12Discothèque (New Mix)4:40
13Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me4:44
14Staring At The Sun (New Mix)4:48
15Numb (New Mix)4:21
16The First Time3:44

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Even if you do have all their regular albums, BEST OF 1990-2000 is still a good addition to your U2 collection. The older songs (from the ACHTUNG BABY and ZOOROPA) are all remastered and sound better than ever. A couple other songs are remixed versions and are different than the originals (whether they're better or not is another story!).
1. Even Better Than The Real Thing
Remastered version from the ACHTUNG BABY album.
2. Mysterious Ways
Remastered version from the ACHTUNG BABY album.
3. Beautiful Day
Same as the ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND album version.
4. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)
I prefer the single version (do a search on amazon if interested), but this is still a good mix.
5. One
Remastered version from the ACHTUNG BABY album.
6. Miss Sarajevo
Greatly underrated song, revived on the VERTIGO tour, shorter than original version on the PASSENGERS album.
7. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Remastered version off the ZOOROPA album.
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Album version.
9. Gone (New Mix)
Remix (POP).
10. Until The End Of The World
Remastered version, sounds great (ACHTUNG BABY).
11. The Hands That Built America (Theme From Gangs Of New York)
New song.
12. Discotheque (New Mix)
Remix, really different version, not bad but there are no BOOMCHAs at the end (which is the best part in the video!).
13. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Great song from the BATMAN FOREVER soundtrack, not on any other U2 album.
14. Staring At The Sun (New Mix)
Remix version, an improvement on the POP version (in my opinion of course).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe not for the seasoned fan, but... Jan. 30 2004
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
This was the first U2 cd that I listened to. This cd is the reason that I have now been out and bought every single one of their albums. I see here a lot of fans saying that these are not U2's best songs and now that I've heard the rest of their albums, I agree. But when I first bought this cd, I didn't know that! I listened to this, and I instantly loved nearly every song. Thats what this cd is about, in my opinion. Its a gateway for new fans to start listening to U2. Its not a compilation of U2's best songs, Its's a compilation of U2's easiest songs to listen to.
Achtung Baby is a brilliant album but it's such a complex album that it's not one i loved right away. Having listened to this though, I knew how great U2 was and I had the faith in them to keep listening to it, and pretty soon I was hooked.
That's what a lot of fans who already had all their albums don't quite understand. They already know how great U2 is, they don't need this. This is a new fans cd.
Thats why I don't listen to it much anymore, (except for songs like Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill me and Miss Sarejevo, which I don't have) because I'm not a new fan anymore, but when I was, I was literally listening to it all the time.
This album isn't getting the reviews that it deserves. Thats why I give it a 5/5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection. May 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great follow-up to the 1980-1990 CD from 1998. Chronichling the material that the band made during the 1990s, this absolutely is the 'Best Of' their 1990s era..well almost.
Several 'new' songs appear on this collection. The 'new' ones are the new song "Electrical Storm" which is awesome especially the William Orbit mix. The main thing that kind of throws me off a bit is the redoing of the singles from their 1997 album "Pop". While the redone versions are very good, they don't hold a candle to their previous incarnations available on their parent album.
On the other hand, "One" absolutely deserved it's place on this CD as it's one of their most compelling songs of their entire career. A definate classic for the ages this song is.
This is quite a well done collection. The 2-CD edition is the version I recommend over this 1-CD version but even this version is worth getting as it offers some new material, unlike the previous collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection. May 27 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great follow-up to the 1980-1990 CD from 1998. Chronichling the material that the band made during the 1990s, this absolutely is the 'Best Of' their 1990s era..well almost.
Several 'new' songs appear on this collection. The 'new' ones are the new song "Electrical Storm" which is awesome especially the William Orbit mix. The main thing that kind of throws me off a bit is the redoing of the singles from their 1997 album "Pop". While the redone versions are very good, they don't hold a candle to their previous incarnations available on their parent album.
On the other hand, "One" absolutely deserved it's place on this CD as it's one of their most compelling songs of their entire career. A definate classic for the ages this song is.
This is quite a well done collection. The 2-CD edition is the version I recommend over this 1-CD version but even this version is worth getting as it offers some new material, unlike the previous collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I thought that the "Best of 1980-1990" collection musically, was awesome with alot of their strongest songs from their 80s heyday. However, I thought that compilation was forced with only one new song "Sweetest Thing" being a re-recording of a previous B-Side and with the hit songs having large parts cut out especially "New Years Day" & "Where The Streets Have No Name" and it dragged down the collection as a whole. However that was made up for with a 2-CD edition that made it a worthy addition to my CD collection and the same holds true with it's successor "The Best of 1990-2000.
U2 did not have as many major hits during the 1990s like they did during the 1980s and they were going further & further into experimenting with techno sounds which started with their 1991 masterpiece "Achtung Baby", went even further into techno with the craziness of "Zooropa" and eventually imploded with their vastly underrated opus "Pop", the latter of which the songs lifted off if were re-recorded. After that, they returned to their 'pre-techno' days with their critically acclaimed "All That You Can't Leave Behind" which is yet another great album from U2.
This second hits collection is a playing tape of U2's 90s experimental material and it
S a great retrospective of their music from this decade although it has minor flaws just like every 'hits' CD does. I mean, there isn't such a thing as a 'perfect' "Greatest Hits" CD, even from my perspective but "Best of 1990-2000" nonetheless is a marvelous 72 minute CD of 16 tracks of amazing U2 music. There are 6 new tracks, four of which are re-recordings of older songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd
This is an album we didn't have . We are enjoying it at home and in the car. I m going to download it to my IPod.
Published 19 months ago by Donald Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars True to the Title (U2's best of 1990-2000)
This cd is definitely an excellent and definative collection of U2 hits. All the songs are gems and each one has a style of their own. Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2011 by Stella Carrier
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick with Auchtung Baby or War
A decent complilation, but if you want the REAL flavour of U2, it is infinitely better to buy their best CD Auchung Baby, or their best early CD, War... Read more
Published on June 8 2005 by B. Keith
2.0 out of 5 stars Ummmm Overrated?
U2 have to be the most overrated band of all time. C'mon, all their songs may be ok lyrically, but nothing sticks out musically. Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2005
2.0 out of 5 stars How dated can you get?
The only good U2 comes before 85'. This stuff is so dated and boring. This band should of been gone along time ago. If you just keep getting worse, why keep going?
Published on July 20 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars The best
Its very hard for me to be critical of anything U2 does because they are just an amazing band! I've been totally into them for over 20 years and my collection is humungus. Read more
Published on June 9 2004 by mr spillsy
4.0 out of 5 stars I too like U2 :)
While admittedly not a diehard fan of U2, I remember checking out my sister's U2 cds as a teen and I liked some of the songs. Read more
Published on April 27 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
1.0 out of 5 stars Clearly, not a "best of"
The second U2 "best of" was a waste of time. The first one, "The best of 1980-1990" was a pretty good compilation, but quite short ( 65 minutes, U2 could have added 2 extra songs... Read more
Published on April 12 2004 by efe
4.0 out of 5 stars A great collection of songs
This is a good collection of songs from one of the best bands of all time. The new songs "Electrical Storm" and "The Hands that Built America" are excellent... Read more
Published on April 2 2004
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading
A friend of mine, who is a big U2 fan, e-mailed me the track listing for this collection from U2's website just prior to its release. Read more
Published on March 3 2004 by J. GARRATT
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