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U2 - The Best of 1990-2000

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Even Better Than The Real ThingU2 3:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Mysterious WaysU2 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Beautiful DayU2 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)U2 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. OneU2 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Miss Sarajevo (Single Radio Edit) [feat. Luciano Pavarotti]Passengers 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)U2 4:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out OfU2 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Gone (Mike Hedges Mix)U2 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Until The End Of The WorldU2 4:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Hands That Built America (Theme From Gangs Of New York)U2 4:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Discotheque (Mike Hedges Mix)U2 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill MeU2 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Staring At The Sun (Mike Hedges Mix)U2 4:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Numb (Mike Hedges Mix)U2 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. The First TimeU2 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 


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U2 formed in 1978 after Larry Mullen pinned a 'musicians wanted' ad to the notice board at Dublin's Temple Mount School. Adam Clayton had discovered rock'n'roll as a thirteen year old, buying his first acoustic guitar and then talking his parents into buying him a bass guitar. 'It just sounded good to me. Deep and fat and satisfying.'

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  • Audio CD (November 12, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00006LIRI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,738 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Get disc one of the above set, 16 tracks of classic U2!

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85 of 94 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All They Couldn't Leave Behind March 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
U2's 1990s "Best Of" album is a rather strange collection. The band recorded only four studio albums during that time, all of which ardent U2 fans most likely already own. So this disc is for casual fans who want only the highlights, right? Well, not exactly. 1991's "Ach-tung Baby" gets the most conventional treatment--the four selections from it ("Even Better than the Real Thing," "Mysterious Ways," "One" and "Until the End of the World") are all the original versions. Likewise, the band's most recent studio album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind" is grossly underepresnted with only two selections ("Beautiful Day" and "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of") that are also original versions.
It is the rest of the material where things really get strange. The three songs from the album "Pop" are all remixes, probably in acknowledgement that it was U2's least successful album. Likewise, the "Zooropa" cut "Numb" gets a similar realtering, but one that serves it very well. Otherwise that album is also underrepresented. Of the non-studio album tracks, "The Hands That Built America" from the "Gangs of New York" soundtrack is a ho-hum ballad (like the movie), while the two other new songs included add little to the band's legacy. The CD booklet, however, is quite cool--lots of photographs of the band looking pretty slick for a bunch of forty-somethings.
Overall, "The Best of...1990-2000" contains a lot of outstanding music, but is nevertheless a terribly confused anthology.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why are there songs missing? February 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I would give this CD five stars if it contained U2's best songs of the 90's. But it doesn't!
Where is "The Fly" - the first single off Achtung Baby? Where is the single or album version of "Lemon" - the most popular song on Zooropa? What about Pop's most important song - "Mofo"? What about the single - "Please"?
Why is "Beautiful Day" and "Stuck in a Moment..." on this basically 90's CD? Shouldn't they really begin the next Best Of version: 2000 - 2010?
If I wasn't a fan I would be extremely unimpressed with some of the remixes, especially "Staring at the Sun". I would like to have the album-versions of these songs that I remembered and liked at the time.
I still bought this CD because I am a U2 fan, and I guess if you're not a U2 'fan' than you would buy this CD before you bought any other U2 album anyway - as most people that build up a collection of CD's usually start with the greatest hits CD's.
This CD does provide for the general music fan, but as a U2 fan I'm a little disappointed.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best "Best Of" January 28, 2003
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"Incomplete" is the word that comes to my mind when I look at the tracklisting for "The Best of 1990-2000," U2's retrospective of the band's second decade of music. First off, "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" was not released until 2001, so trade that track for "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses," and the compilation seems better already. The songs representing Achtung Baby are strong ones, though an argument in favor of "The Fly" being included can be made. "Hold Me..." was a great track to put on the CD because it was overshadowed by Seal's big hit from the Batman Forever Soundtrack. The middle two albums of the 90's, Zooropa and Pop, did produce some hits, though "If God Will Send His Angels" is the only song I can recall at my young age. I found a quote that said the Edge did not want the compilation to be weighted toward All That You Can't Leave Behind, so only two songs were included. "Beautiful Day" would have been just fine on its own, and save the other three hits for the Best of 2000-2010. In my opinion, if you want a true taste of U2 in the 90's, I recommend listening to the individual albums.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 Kinds of U2 Fans May 30, 2006
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From my estimation, there seems to be 5 kinds of U2 fans:

1. Those who think they went downhill after War

2. Those who think they went downhill after The Joshua Tree

3. Those who think they went downhill after Achtung Baby

4. Those who think they went downhill after Pop

5. Those who think U2 have been consistently good from beginning to present.

If you're apart of groups 1 & 2, don't get this record.

'90-'00 covers albums Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop, apart of All That You Can't Leave Behind, some soundtrack songs, and one new song.

Achtung Baby-all of the usual suspects are here except The Fly; but that song isn't really good anyway, so I'm glad they left it off.

Zooropa-Where's Lemon? Numb is remixed but the original is better.

Pop-All of its songs have been remixed and the remixes are actually better, but I listen to the originals as well.

All That You Can't Leave Behind-first 2 singles are represented, Beautiful Day and Stuck in a Moment...Personally, I think they're pushing it by putting these songs on this album. They should have all been saved for the 2000-2010 collection (that's if they make enough music to get a third collection.)

The song Miss Sarajevo is from another album called Passengers.

Hold Me...and Hands That Built America are songs from soundtracks.

Electrical Storm is a new song.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but flawed best of.
Good album, that dissapoints at some level.

Just change "Until the End of the World" and "Gone", with "Babyface" (or "Lemon") from... Read more
Published 14 days ago by E. Cruz
5.0 out of 5 stars Own This CD
Very complete cd of the leading rock band of their time. Needs to be sitting in any collection of U2's work. You won't be disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by Olgive
4.0 out of 5 stars Damaged CD
I love this album but the CD is damaged so that a couple of the songs do not play.
What should I do?
Published 3 months ago by J. Patrick Fitzpatrick
1.0 out of 5 stars defective
As soon as I opened the package, I had an uneasy feeling. It's rarely a good sign when no packing slip accompanies a purchase. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linda B. Merrill
5.0 out of 5 stars U2 what more is there to say...
Love it! Purchased originally in cassette then CD now on my Kindle. If you are a U2 fan you will enjoy it.
Published 5 months ago by Diana L Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars A good way to get all of the hits
This CD had all of the major songs for the time period. The recording quality is good and made a nice addition to my music collection.
Published 5 months ago by RDE1959
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding GH for get the others.
bah wont let you jut use a headline and it keeps track of he mo of letters i r u
Published 5 months ago by todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
I Love U2 and this collection has some of the best music from them including "One" which i think is tops.
Published 6 months ago by Mauro Aguirre
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Album
A little bit of the later U2 stuff is not my favorite, but still has really good lyrics and sound.
Published 6 months ago by C. E. Culler
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're a fan...
Classic! Must have! U2 is timeless and the album is great because it gives you the best of the decade. Speaks for itself.
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