U2 ‎– The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides

Island Records ‎– CIDTU213, Island Records ‎– 063 443-0
2 × CD, Compilation
DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Promo, Stereo, Card Sleeve
All Media, Limited Edition, Special Edition

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The Best Of
CD1-1 Even Better Than The Real Thing
Mixed By – Robbie Adams, Steve LillywhiteMixed By [Assistant] – Sean LeonardProducer – Steve Lillywhite
CD1-2 Mysterious Ways
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois, The Edge, Steve Lillywhite
CD1-3 Beautiful Day
Backing Vocals – Daniel Lanois, The EdgeEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Stephen Harris*, Tim PalmerProducer [Additional] – Steve LillywhiteProgrammed By – Brian Eno
CD1-4 Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix)
Engineer [Mix], Programmed By [Protools Programming] – Iain Roberton, Jake DaviesMixed By – William Orbit
CD1-5 One
Guitar [Additional] – Daniel LanoisKeyboards [Additional] – Brian Eno
CD1-6 Miss Sarajevo
Arranged By [Strings] – Craig ArmstrongEngineer – Danton SuppleEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Ruadhri CushnanFeaturing [Vocals] – Luciano PavarottiMixed By – Jeremy WheatleyWritten By – Brian Eno
CD1-7 Stay (Faraway, So Close)
Mixed By [Assistant] – Rob Kirwan
CD1-8 Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Brass – Paul BarrettGuitar [Additional] – Daniel LanoisMixed By – Tim PalmerMixed By [Assistant] – Jay Goin
CD1-9 Gone (New Mix) 4:34
CD1-10 Until The End Of The World
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois
CD1-11 The Hands That Built America
Arranged By [Strings] – The EdgeConductor [Strings] – Daragh O'TooleMixed By – William OrbitProgrammed By [Protools Programming] – Iain Roberton, Jake Davies, Rico ConningStrings – Emer O'Grady, Katie O'Connor, Rosie Nic Athlaioch, Una O'Kane
CD1-12 Discothèque (New Mix)
Engineer – Ger McDonnellProducer – Bono, Nellee HooperRecorded By [Assistant] – Femio Hernandez
CD1-13 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Arranged By [Strings] – Craig ArmstrongEngineer [Mix] – Mark "Spike" Stent*Keyboards, Programmed By – Marius de VriesProgrammed By [Assistant] – Paul "PW" Walton*
CD1-14 Staring At The Sun (New Mix)
Keyboards – Steve OsborneProducer [Additional] – Steve Osborne
CD1-15 Numb (New Mix)
Backing Vocals – Bono, Larry MullenVocals [Lead] – The Edge
CD1-16 The First Time
Piano, Harmonium – Brian Eno
CD1-17 The Fly
Mixed By – Daniel Lanois, Steve LillywhiteMixed By [Assistant] – Robbie Adams
The B-Sides
CD2-1 Lady With The Spinning Head (Extended Dance Mix)
Producer – Paul BarrettRecorded By – Ian BryanRemix – Alan Moulder
CD2-2 Dirty Day (Junk Day Mix)
Cello – Mary GainesProducer [Additional] – Butch Vig, Duke EriksonRecorded By – Flood, Robbie AdamsRemix – Butch Vig, Duke Erikson
CD2-3 Summer Rain
Mixed By – Richard RaineyMixed By [Assistant] – Chris Heaney
CD2-4 Electrical Storm
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Iain Roberton, Jake DaviesMixed By [Assistant] – Chris Heaney
CD2-5 North And South Of The River
Mixed By – Rob KirwanRecorded By – Rob Kirwan
CD2-6 Your Blue Room
Engineer – Danton SuppleWritten By – Brian Eno
CD2-7 Happiness Is A Warm Gun (The Gun Mix)
Engineer – Rob KirwanRemix – Joe Chicarelli*, John X
CD2-8 Salomé (Zooromancer Remix)
Backing Vocals – Ian Bryan, Paul BarrettEngineer – Ian Bryan, Louise McCormickEngineer [Remix] – Gary WilkinsonProducer – Paul BarrettRemix – Heller & Farley
CD2-9 Even Better Than The Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix)
Producer – Steve LillywhiteRemix – PerfectoRemix [Credited To] – Paul Oakenfold, Steve Osborne
CD2-10 Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Mix)
Remix – Rollo & Rob D
CD2-11 Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus Club Mix)
Remix – Howard Gray, Steve Lillywhite, Trevor Gray
CD2-12 If God Will Send His Angels (Big Yam Mix)
Producer – Howie B.Recorded By [Assistant] – Conal MarkeyRemix – Big Yam, VinoRemix [Credited To] – Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt
CD2-13 Lemon (Jeep Mix)
Backing Vocals – Brian Eno, The EdgeRemix – PerfectoRemix [Credited To] – Paul Oakenfold, Steve OsborneStrings, Arranged By [Strings] – Brian Eno
CD2-14 Discothèque (Hexidecimal Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – Ben HillierRecorded By [Assistant] – Femio HernandezRemix – Steve Osborne
The History Mix DVD
DVD-1 The History Mix 7:40
DVD-2 Best Of 1990 - 2000 DVD Trailer
Other [Video Editor] – Jim Duggan
DVD-3 Please (Live Mural Cut Filmed In Helsinki, 9th August 1997) 5:00
DVD-4 Beautiful Day (Eze Version)
Other [Camera] – James Mather, Joe Edwards

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  • Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Four5One° Design Dublin
  • Composed ByU2
  • Edited By [Digital]Pat Sullivan* (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)
  • EngineerCarl Glanville (tracks: CD1-4, CD1-9, CD1-11, CD1-14, CD1-15, CD2-4), Flood (tracks: CD1-2, CD1-5, CD1-7, CD1-10, CD1-13, CD1-15, CD1-17, CD2-10, CD2-11, CD2-13), Paul Barrett (tracks: CD1-1, CD2-8, CD2-9), Richard Rainey (tracks: CD1-3, CD1-4, CD1-8, CD2-3), Robbie Adams (tracks: CD1-1, CD1-7, CD1-13, CD1-15, CD1-16, CD2-9, CD2-10, CD2-13)
  • Engineer [Additional Engineering]Robbie Adams (tracks: CD1-5, CD1-10, CD1-17, CD2-11)
  • Engineer [Assistant & Pro Tools Operator]Matthieu Clouard (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14, CD1-15)
  • Engineer [Assistant]Chris Heaney (tracks: CD1-3, CD1-4, CD1-8, CD1-11, CD2-3, CD2-4), Rob Kirwan (tracks: CD1-6, CD1-7, CD1-15, CD2-6, CD2-10, CD2-13), Shannon Strong (tracks: CD1-2, CD1-5, CD1-10, CD1-17, CD2-11), Willie Mannion (tracks: CD1-7, CD1-15, CD2-10, CD2-13)
  • Keyboards [Additional]William Orbit (tracks: CD1-4, CD1-11, CD2-4)
  • Lyrics ByBono
  • Mastered ByArnie Acosta (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)
  • Mixed ByCarl Glanville (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-14, CD2-4), Flood (tracks: CD1-2, CD1-5, CD1-7, CD1-10, CD1-16, CD1-17), Mike Hedges (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14, CD1-15)
  • Mixed By [Assistant]Shannon Strong (tracks: CD1-2, CD1-5, CD1-10)
  • Other [Album Production Assistants] – Aislinn Meehan (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14), Candida Bottaci (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14), Sally-Anne McKeown (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)
  • Other [Album Production Manager] – Sheila Roche (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)
  • Other [Studio Manager] – Sam O'Sullivan (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)
  • Other [Video Director] – Maurice Linnane (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-3)
  • Other [Video Editor] – Brian McCue (tracks: DVD-1, DVD-3, DVD-4)
  • Other [Video Producer] – Ned O'Hanlon (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-4)
  • Percussion [Additional]Daniel Lanois (tracks: CD1-2, CD1-10, CD2-11)
  • Photography [Back Cover, Inside Photography] – Anton Corbijn
  • ProducerBrian Eno (tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-3, CD1-5 to CD1-8, CD1-10, CD1-15, CD1-16, CD2-2, CD2-3, CD2-5, CD2-9 to CD2-11, CD2-13), Daniel Lanois (tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-3, CD1-5, CD1-8, CD1-10, CD1-17, CD2-3, CD2-9, CD2-11), The Edge (tracks: CD1-7, CD1-13, CD1-15, CD1-16, CD2-2, CD2-10, CD2-13), Flood (tracks: CD1-7, CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14 to CD1-16, CD2-2, CD2-5, CD2-7, CD2-10, CD2-12 to CD2-14), U2 (tracks: CD1-6, CD2-5, CD2-8), William Orbit (tracks: CD1-4, CD1-11, CD2-4)
  • Producer [Additional]Mike Hedges (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14)
  • Programmed ByBen Hillier (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-14, CD2-14)
  • Recorded ByHowie B. (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14, CD2-12, CD2-14), Mark "Spike" Stent* (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14, CD2-5, CD2-12, CD2-14)
  • Recorded By [Assistant]Rob Kirwan (tracks: CD1-9, CD1-12, CD1-14, CD2-12, CD2-14)
  • SynthesizerBrian Eno (tracks: CD1-3, CD1-8, CD1-15, CD2-2, CD2-10, CD2-13)
  • Technician [Audio Post Production]Cheryl Engels (tracks: CD1-1 to CD2-14)


Limited edition-set with Bonus-DVD "The History Mix"

UK Special Edition with bonus track "The Fly"

2xCD: CIDTU213/063 443-0
DVD: 063 437-9

All tracks published By Universal Music Publishing BV except Blue Mountain Music Ltd. (UK), Mother Music (IRL), except track 6 in North America by Upala Music Inc./BMI.

"Discothèque" contains samples from "Fane" by Freeform. Courtesy of Skam Records.

"The History Mix"-DVD comes in a separate cardboard box and is meant to be placed in the "Best Of 1990 - 2000"-DVD-box.

(p) & (c) 2002

Made in the UK by Universal M&L (on CD1 & CD2 inner ring mould)
Made in the EU (on print side of all discs)

2 CD special Edition in Jewel double case with free promotional DVD (Promo Only - Not to be resold separately.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 44006 34430 0
  • Label Code: LC 00407
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): CIDU213 07 5
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): CIDTU213 01 5
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): 00440 063 437-9 50 03 # 51316624
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 04G3
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 04D4
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L008
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 063 362-2
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 063 436-2
  • Other (Cat# DVD): 063 437-9

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
063 443-0, CIDTU213 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides(2xCD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 063 443-0, CIDTU213 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CIDDJ U213 U2 The Best & The B-Sides Of 1990-2000(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Island Records CIDDJ U213 UK 2002 Sell This Version
063 435-0, 063 437-9 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides(2xCD, Comp, Ltd + DVD-V, Promo, PAL) Island Records, Island Records Group, Island Records, Island Records Group 063 435-0, 063 437-9 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
CIDZU213, 063 361-2 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides(2xCD, Comp + DVD, NTSC) Island Records, Island Records CIDZU213, 063 361-2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
063 438-0, CIDTZU213 U2 The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides(2xCD, Comp) Island Records, Island Records 063 438-0, CIDTZU213 Chile 2002 Sell This Version