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U2 - The Best & The B-Sides Of 1980-1990 flac album
  • Performer U2
  • Title The Best & The B-Sides Of 1980-1990
  • Date of release 1998
  • Country UK & Europe
  • Style Pop Rock
  • Other formats AAC XM MIDI VOX MOD AUD ASF
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1550 mb
  • Size FLAC 1582 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 811

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.

U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990 (CD1) - 1998 – 11. Desire. U2 – The Best of 1980-1990 Disc 2 Full Album. U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990 (CD1) - 1998 – 08. I Will Follow. U2 – With or Without You (The Best O. :49. U2 – Walk to the Water (The B-side. :39. U2 – Silver and Gold (The B-sides 1998). U2 – Everlasting Love (The B-sides 1998). U2 - The Best Of 1980 - 1990 (CD1) - 1998 – 13. Angel of Harlem. U2 - The Best of (CD2) – 10. Luminous Times (Hold On To Love)

The combined Best Of/B-sides reached N. and N. in Canada and the US, respectively. In the US, U2 had the largest opening week for a greatest hits collection for any group in the Soundscan era. Likewise, in Ireland, the Best Of holds the record for the highest sales in a single week since 1993 when IRMA started keeping records. The album reached No. 1 on Ireland's album charts and stayed in the charts for a total of 76 weeks. In Switzerland, the Best Of reached N. on the album charts and stayed in the charts a total of 23 weeks. The Best Of also reached N. in Germany . from Bono's diary of 1998, published in Q Magazine.

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 is ranked 16th best out of 31 albums by U2 on BestEverAlbums. The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 36 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 49,425. U2 album bestography. Higher ranked (6,493rd) This album (7,441st) Lower ranked (11,534th) Songs Of Experience The Best Of 1980-1990 The Best Of 1990-2000. Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis and Definitely Maybe by Oasis. Listen to The Best Of 1980-1990 on YouTube

Tracklist

The Best Of 1980 - 1990
1-1 Pride (In The Name Of Love) 3:50
1-2 New Year's Day 4:18
1-3 With Or Without You 4:58
1-4 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 4:40
1-5 Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:42
1-6 Bad 5:51
1-7 Where The Streets Have No Name 4:36
1-8 I Will Follow 3:38
1-9 The Unforgettable Fire 4:55
1-10 Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix) 3:02
1-11 Desire 2:59
1-12 When Love Comes To Town 4:18
1-13 Angel Of Harlem 3:50
1-14.1 All I Want Is You 6:31
1-14.2 (silence) 1:00
1-14.3 October 2:10
B-Sides 1980 - 1990
2-1 The Three Sunrises 3:54
2-2 Spanish Eyes 3:16
2-3 Sweetest Thing 3:05
2-4 Love Comes Tumbling 4:42
2-5 Bass Trap 3:33
2-6 Dancing Barefoot 4:47
2-7 Everlasting Love 3:22
2-8 Unchained Melody 4:54
2-9 Walk To The Water 4:49
2-10 Luminous Times (Hold On To Love) 4:37
2-11 Hallelujah Here She Comes 4:02
2-12 Silver And Gold 4:39
2-13 Endless Deep 2:59
2-14 A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel 4:34
2-15 Trash, Trampoline And The Party Girl 2:33

Companies, etc.

  • Made By – PMDC, UK
  • Record Company – PolyGram
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram International Music B.V.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram International Music B.V.

Notes

Released in two card sleeves which fit into one larger cardboard slip case (pictured above).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1): CIDDU211/1 03 %
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2): CIDDU211/2 06 %
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1): IFPI 0454
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2): IFPI 0445

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides ‎(2xCD, Comp, RM, S/Edition) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 UK & Europe 1998
CIDDU 211/524 612-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides ‎(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Island Records CIDDU 211/524 612-2 Europe 1998
CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides ‎(2xCD, Comp, RM, S/Edition) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records CIDDU211, 524612-2, CIDDU 211, 524 612-2 Italy 1998
4702685174631 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 ‎(2xHDCD, Comp, Unofficial, 24B) Sony Music Asia, Silverline Records 4702685174631 China 2003
524 612-2 U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 & B-Sides ‎(2xCD, Comp, S/Edition) Island Records 524 612-2 Australasia 1998