" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
BEST OF 1990 - 2000 & B SIDES

Cover
 Commercial Release November 4 /5, 2002
 Record Label Island / Interscope Records
 Top Chart Position US: 3, Canada: 1, UK: 2
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
Disc One: Disc Two: Disc Three (Limited DVD): Alternative Tracks:
  • The Fly (4:29) (Bonus Track in Certain Regions)
COMMERCIAL SINGLES
Electrical Storm Single
PROMOTIONAL RELEASES
Electrical Storm Promo Single
Best of 1990 - 2000 & B Sides Promo
Best of 1990 - 2000 Sampler Promo
The Best of Collection 1990 - 2000 Promo
Tracks from the '90s Promo
Remixes from the '90s Promo
New Songs and Mixes from Promo
The Hands that Built America Oscar / Globes Consideration Promo CD
Staring at the Sun Promo
Audio Webchat Interview Promo
Best of 1990 - 2000 Album Interview Promo
The Hands that Built America Radio Promo
LINER NOTES
OTHER NOTES
Released on November 5, 2002, this is the limited version of The Best of 1990 - 2000.  This version was available for order for one week only, and contained a bonus second disc, as well as a bonus DVD.  In the following week, a single disc version containing just the A Sides was released.  It is this one disc version that can still be ordered today.

Under the terms of the contract for the Best Of albums, which is separate from U2's album contract, these compilations have to be released under the Island label worldwide.  This is the case even in the US, where the band is signed to Interscope.

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 some regions to make the domestic version more attractive.  For this compilation, the bonus track is "The Fly" and it was added in both the UK and in Japan, and it was added to the end of the first disc of the set.  Unlike the A-Sides version released a week later, the extended set was only made available in CD format.

Several differences have been noted between the tracks on this compilation and the various versions that had been released prior:

Miss Sarajevo: This is not the album version, nor the single version.  This is the radio edit version previously found on only promotional singles of Miss Sarajevo. 
Mysterious Ways: There is an alternate vocal in this version of the track. At 1:35 min the line 'She's the wave, she turns the tide, she sees the man inside the child' has been changed to 'She's the wave, she'll turn the tide, and no question, she knows why.' Likely mastered from a different vocal track. 
Numb, Discotheque, Staring at the Sun, and Gone: All are new mixes of these tracks done specifically for this compilation. Gone also features a slightly different lyrical track from the original version.  In the Best of version the line "What you thought was freedom just was greed" is different from the original "What you thought was freedom is just greed". 
Salome (Zooromancer Remix): This is an edit of the previous versions of this track. The original mix was 8:02 in length.  This version is 5:50 in length. 
Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity Remix): This is an edit of the previous available versions. Previous available versions of the mix were 8:11 and 8:47, this version is 5:50. 
Discotheque (Hexidecimal Mix): Another edit of the original remix. The original was 7:21, a test pressing only edit was approximately 4:00, this version is new at 5:45.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 2 x 5" CD + 5" DVD:
 UK Pressing, CIDTU213 / 063 443-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34430 0
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: CIDU213 07 5
Matrix B: CIDTU213 0 5
 Japan Pressing, UICI 9003
Label: Island Records
UPC: 4 988005 316639
Package: Slimline Double Jewel with OBI
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
UK, Island, CIDTU213 / 063 443-0 Japan, Island, UICI 9003
Track Listing:
As listed above, contains "The Fly" as a bonus track.
Further Information:
These releases were not individually numbered. DVD packaged with the UK release is 063 437-9 which is the same catalog number on the DVD packaged with the EU release.
Other Images:
UK: (Back of DVD Sleeve)

 Brazil Pressing, 440 063 435-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34350 1
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
 Canada Pressing, 440 063 438-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34380 8
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix A: LT36 4400633612 #20930Z11
Matrix B: L387 CIDTZU213 #20923Y13
Catalog Information:
Brazil, Island, 440 063 435-0 Canada, Island, 440 063 438-0
Track Listing:
As listed above.  Did not contain "The Fly".
Further Information:
CDs were individually numbered and marked limited edition on the back cover.  DVD packaged with the Canadian set has a catalog number of 440 063 438-9.
Other Images:
Canada: (Unopened CD with Sticker / Closed Case / B Sides Disc / DVD Cover / DVD Back Cover / DVD)

 Argentina Pressing, 063 438-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34380 8
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
 Australia Pressing, 440 063 435-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34350 1
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
 Europe Pressing, CIDTZU213 / 063 435-0
Label: Island Records
UPC:
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
 New Zealand Pressing, CIDTZU213 / 063 435-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34350 1
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
 USA Pressing, 440 063 438-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34380 8
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Argentina, Island, 063 438-0 New Zealand, Island, CIDTZU213 / 063 435-0
Australia, Island, 440 063 435-0 USA, Island, 440 063 438-0
Europe, Island, CIDTZU213 / 063 435-0
Track Listing:
As listed above. Does not contain "The Fly".
Further Information:
These releases were not individually numbered. The B-Sides disc of the New Zealand release has a reversed colour scheme from releases in other areas.  See image below.  The US release labelled the B-Sides disc as 440 063 436-2 and the DVD as 440 063 439-9.  The Europe release labelled the DVD as 063 437-9.
Other Images:
EU: (Bonus DVD)
New Zealand: (B Sides Disc with Inverted Colour Scheme)
USA: (B Sides Disc)

 Taiwan Pressing, 440 063 438-0
Label: Island Records
UPC: 0 44006 34380 8
Package: Slimline Double Jewel
Matrix:
Catalog Information:
Korea, Island / Universal, DI 8442 Taiwan, Island, 440 063 438-0
Track Listing:
As listed above, but does contain "The Fly".
Further Information:
These two versions of the Best Of were packaged differently than other regions around the world.  The Korea version was packaged with an ashtray and an issue of a Korean music magazine featuring U2 as the artist of the month.  The actual CDs were packaged in stretch wrap separately, and were also sold separate.  In Taiwan, the CDs were sold in a cardboard slipcase to hold both CDs in their case as well as the DVD.
Other Images:
Taiwan: (Booklet)
 All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) Best of 1990 - 2000 (2002)
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