" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
ELECTRICAL STORM (PROMO)

Cover I

Cover II
 Release Date August 29, 2002
 Record Label Island / Interscope Records
 Album Best of 1990 - 2000 (2002)
Commercial Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
From U2 "The Best of 1990-2000" in stores 11/5/02.  For Promotional use only. Not for resale.

Electrical Storm (Band Version): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by William Orbit. Engineered by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Additional engineering by Jake Davies and Iain Roberton. Additional keyboards by William Orbit. Protools programming by Ian Roberton and Jake Davies.  Mixed by Carl Glanville. Recorded at the HQ, Dublin, The Leonard Hotel, London and Eze, France.
Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix Radio Edit): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by William Orbit. Engineered by Carl Glanville. Assisted by Chris Heaney. Additional engineering by Jake Davies and Iain Roberton. Additional keyboards by William Orbit. Protools programming by Ian Roberton and Jake Davies.  Mixed by William Orbit. Recorded at the HQ, Dublin, The Leonard Hotel, London and Eze, France.

Sleeve designed by Four 5 One Design, Dublin. Photography by Anton Corbijn.

OTHER NOTES
Electrical Storm is the first release from the Best of 1990 - 2000 compilation. The first version of the promo arrived the week of August 29, 2002, from Interscope in the US. It featured a plain white insert in the back of the CD case and no cover artwork. A week later the EU version appeared with the cover above. In the second week of October a US version appeared with artwork.

There has been some confusion over whether or not it is the same mix of the Orbit Edit on all CDs. The European version runs 4:29 and the US version runs 4:25 - this is easily explained when one looks at the wave form. Both the US and UK promo CDs have the same mix otherwise. 

The "Band Version" has also been a source of confusion as fans looked for a name for the mix to differentiate it from the other mix on the promo CD. It finally gained a name with the release of the Best of 1990 - 2000 Sampler Promo.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: STORMCD 01
UPC: None
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: STORMCD01 01 6
Track Listing:
Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix Radio Edit) / Electrical Storm (Band Version)
Further Information:
Released in slimline jewel case throughout Europe. This version of the promotional single appeared as scheduled by the record label in the first week of September, 2002.
Other Images:

Country: US
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog: INTR-10855-2
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: INT R10 8552 01!
Track Listing:
Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix Radio Edit)
Further Information:
This CD was released in the second week of October, 2002. It has been theorized that this was the original release planned for US radio but due to the leak on the internet of the track, the 5" CDR was rushed into production to meet radio demand, and this promo version was put on the back burner until October of that year.
Other Images:

Country: Spain
Label: Island Records
Catalog: STORMCD 01
UPC: None
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix: ELECTRICAL #1 NOVODISC O.D. GROUP S.A.
Track Listing:
Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix Radio Edit) / Electrical Storm (Band Version)
Further Information:
This item closely resembles the promo produced in the UK except for two major differences, that being the card sleeve being used for packaging rather than the slimline jewel case and the different Matrix on the disc which shows this is an actual Spain pressing.  Spain would also receive a separate pressing of the promo for "The Hands that Built America".
Other Images:
 5" CDR:
Country: USA
Label: Interscope Records
Catalog: None
UPC: None
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix: CDR8012
Track Listing:
Electrical Storm (Band Version) / Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix Radio Edit)
Further Information:
When mp3s of the song appeared on the internet after being played on the BBC, Interscope rushed up plans to release a promotional single to radio.  This promo appeared on August 29, 2002 and was a plain looking CDR with no front insert, just a plain back insert announcing the tracks and the release date of the album.
Other Images:
Three Tracks from Boston (2001) Tracks from the 90s (2003)
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