The Best Of 1980 - 1990

U2January 1, 1998
Rock℗ This Compilation ℗ 1998 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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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 was released. The album was followed by another compilation, The Best of 1990–2000, in 2002.
A limited edition version containing a special B-sides disc was released a week earlier than the single-disc version. At the time of release, the official word was that the two-disc album would be available the first week the album went on sale, then pulled from the stores. While this edict never materialized, it did result in the two-disc version being in very high demand. Both versions charted in the Billboard 200, with the two-disc version debuting at number two and setting a new first-week sales record in the United States for a greatest hits album by a group with 237,500 copies sold.
The boy on the cover is Peter Rowen, brother of Bono's friend Guggi of the Virgin Prunes. He also appears on the covers of the early EP Three, two of the band's first three albums, and Early Demos.

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Pride (In The Name Of Love)3:48
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New Year's Day4:17
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With Or Without You4:55
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For4:37
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Sunday Bloody Sunday4:39
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Bad (Edit)5:49
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Where The Streets Have No Name4:35
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I Will Follow3:35
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The Unforgettable Fire4:53
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Sweetest Thing (The Single Mix)3:00
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Desire2:58
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When Love Comes To Town4:17
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Angel Of Harlem3:49
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All I Want Is You6:29
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October2:20
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Genres
Total length
1:04:07
Tracks
15
Released
November 2, 1998
Label
℗ This Compilation ℗ 1998 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
File type
MP3
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Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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