" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
BEST OF 1980 - 1990 & B SIDES

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 Commercial Release November 3/4, 1998
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: 2, Canada: 1, UK: 1
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
Disc One: Disc Two: Alternative Tracks:
COMMERCIAL SINGLES
Sweetest Thing Single
PROMOTIONAL RELEASES
The Best of 1980 - 1990 Promo
The Best of 1980 - 1990 Instore Sampler
The Best of 1980 - 1990 Collection
Sweetest Thing Promo Single
LINER NOTES
OTHER NOTES
This collection was released on November 3, 1998.  This was a limited version of The Best of 1980 - 1990.  This version was available for order for one week only, before being replaced with a single disc.  It was the one disc version which was available for years, until 2002 when the double CD set was re-released in many countries.

Due to elevated prices on domestic CDs, and the fact that it is often cheaper to buy imports, an additional bonus track was added in Japan to make the domestic version more attractive.  For this compilation, the bonus track is "One Tree Hill", and it was added to the end of the first disc of the set.

Several differences have been noted between the tracks on this compilation and the various versions that had been released prior.  If there isn't a mix name listed above the version is the same as the album version.  Below are some notes on the differences between tracks:

Bad: This is an edit of the version found on The Unforgettable Fire. This version drops several "Whooo hooo hoos" found in the original version.
Where the Streets Have No Name: This is an edit of the 5:37 version found on the Joshua Tree album. This is not the same as the version found on the single which is 4:46 in length and features additional backing vocals by the Edge.
When Love Comes to Town: This version of the song features an extra guitar lick you can hear at about 4:12 in the Best Of version.  This takes the total time of the track on this release to 4:17 from 4:15 which it was on Rattle and Hum.
The Three Sunrises: This version is a little longer than the version found on the Unforgettable Fire single, and appears to be due to a slightly longer fade-in to the song. 
Bass Trap: This is a large edit of the version on the Unforgettable Fire single which was (5:13) in length.
Hallelujah Here She Comes: This is an edit of the version found on the Desire single which was (4:12) in length.
A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel: Yet another edit. The original from the Angel of Harlem single was (5:30) and ended with more "hallelujah's".

October was actually a hidden track at the end of the album.  After All I Want is You ends, there is a period of blank space and then October starts as part of the same track. October is not listed on the back tracklist of the CD.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 2 x 5" CD:
 Japan Pressing, PHCR 90715/6
Label: Island Records
UPC: 4 988011 361296
Package: Slimline Double Jewel with OBI
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
 Japan Pressing, UICY-9242/3
Label: Island Records
UPC:
Package: Slimline Double Jewel with OBI
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
Catalog Information:
Japan, Island, PHCR 90715/6 [1998] Japan, Island, UICY-9242/3 [2002]
Track Listing:
As listed above, contains "One Tree Hill" as a bonus track.
Further Information:
Other Images:

 Canada Pressing, 314 524 612-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 7 31452 46122 3
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: #980924XA 3145246132 L386 MFG BY CINRAM
Matrix B: #980923XQ 3145246122 L386 CINRAM
Catalog Information:
Brazil, Island, 524 612-2 Canada, Island, 314 572 612-2
Track Listing:
As listed above.  Did not contain "One Tree Hill".
Further Information:
CDs were individually numbered and marked limited edition on the back cover. 
Other Images:
Canada: (CD 2)

 USA Pressing, 314-524 61-2
Label: Island Records
UPC: 7 314-524612-2 3
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A:
Matrix B:
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island, 524 612-2 Europe, Island, CIDDU211 / 524 612-2
Australia, Island, 524 612-2 UK, Island, CIDDU211 / 524 612-2
Canada, Island, ??? [2002] USA, Island, 314-524 612-2
Track Listing:
As listed above. Does not contain "One Tree Hill".
Further Information:
These releases were not individually numbered. 
Other Images:
 Pop (1997) Best of 1980 - 1990 (1998)
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