" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
BEAUTIFUL DAY

Version I

Version II
 Commercial Release October 9 / 10, 2000
 Record Label Island Records
 Top Chart Position US: NA, Canada: 1, UK: 1
 Album All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
LINER NOTES
Beautiful Day (Album Version): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered by Richard Rainey. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite. Additional engineering by Tim Palmer and Stephen Harris. Keyboards / Programming by Brian Eno. Backing vocals by the Edge and Daniel Lanois. 
Summer Rain: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered and mixed by Richard Rainey. Assisted by Chris Heaney. 
Always: Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered and mixed by Richard Rainey. Assisted by Chris Heaney. 
Discotheque (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded at the Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City, December 3, 1997. Popmart Sound Engineer: Joe O'Herlihy. Sound Supervisors: Flood and Howie B. Mixed by Chris Potter at Metropolis Studios, London. 
If You Wear That Velvet Dress (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded at the Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City, December 3, 1997. Popmart Sound Engineer: Joe O'Herlihy. Sound Supervisors: Flood and Howie B. Mixed by Chris Potter at Metropolis Studios, London.
Last Night on Earth (Live): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded at the Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City, December 3, 1997. Popmart Sound Engineer: Joe O'Herlihy. Sound Supervisors: Flood and Howie B. Mixed by Chris Potter at Metropolis Studios, London. 
Last Night on Earth (Live Video): Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Recorded at Foro Sol Autodromo, Mexico City, December 3, 1997. Directed by David Mallett. Produced by Dave O'Hanlon. Popmart Sound Engineer: Joe O'Herlihy. Sound Supervisors: Flood and Howie B. Mixed by Chris Potter at Metropolis Studios, London.
OTHER NOTES
Beautiful Day was released to radio on August 31, 2000 as the lead off single from All That You Can't Leave Behind. The commercial single was released on October 9, 2000 in Europe and Australia, and October 10, 2000 in Canada. There was a 12" single released a couple of weeks later in the USA, but no domestic CD singles for the US. There would be no commercial releases for this album in the US after this single, until the 7 (Target EP) was released in early 2002.

This single contained several live tracks from the 1997 Popmart concert in Mexico. Discotheque from this show, also appeared on Hasta La Vista Baby, a fanclub only release, but with slightly different fades. Last Night on Earth and If You Wear that Velvet Dress did not appear on the Hasta La Vista Baby compilation.

The video portion of these CDs requires Quicktime, which is not included on the CD, so if you plan to get the Australian release which contains this video, you will need to download this software.

Beautiful Day appeared on several other releases. Various remixes appeared on the Stuck in a Moment (Europe / Australia) singles and on the Canadian Walk On singles. One of the Beautiful Day remixes, as well as Always and Summer Rain, would later appear on the 7 (Target EP). A live version of Beautiful Day from Boston was released on a promo CD from Best Buy.

CATALOG INFORMATION
 12" VINYL:
Country: USA
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 972-1
UPC:
Package: Picture Sleeve
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day (Album Version) / Beautiful Day (Album Version)
Further Information:
Black vinyl. Same track on both sides. Cover features U2 in colour as seen on the left, unlike most of the CD releases which feature a monotone greyed out version of U2.
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 CASSETTE:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIS 766 / 562 945-4
UPC: 7 31456 29454 4
Package: Hard Shell Case
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day (Album Version) / Summer Rain
Further Information:
Released in a clear hard sheel case, this cassette features the same tracks repeasted on both sides, although the cassette sides are labelled A and B.
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 5" CD:
Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID766 / 562 945-2
UPC: 7 31456 29452 0
Package: Double Jewel
Matrix: CID766 06 5
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day (Album Version) / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Released in a double jewel case with room to hold the other single. The CD was released with a space holder / promo insert to advertise the second single, as well as a postcard which could be sent to Island Records for more information about U2.
Other Images:
Case with sticker / Postcard / Promo Insert Side 1 / Promo Insert Side 2 / Back of Cover Insert

Country: UK
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDX766 / 562 946-2
UPC: 7 31456 29462 9
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day (Album Version) / Discotheque (Live from Mexico) / If You Wear that Velvet Dress (Live from Mexico)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDT766 / 562 950-2
UPC: 7 31456 29502 2
Package: Card Sleeve
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CID766 / 562 945-2
UPC: 7 31456 29452 0
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Also distributed in Taiwan with an OBI strip added to the outside of the package. 
Other Images:

Country: Europe
Label: Island Records
Catalog: CIDX766 / 562 946-2
UPC: 7 31456 29462 9
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live)
Further Information:
Also distributed in Taiwan with an OBI strip added to the outside of the package. 
Other Images:

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 945-2
UPC: 7 31456 29452 0
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: #00813V02 3145629452 L381
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case with a sticker on the front of the case.
Other Images:
Canadian Case with sticker

Country: Canada
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 946-2
UPC: 7 31456 29462 9
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: #00813V03 3145629462 L381
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live)
Further Information:
Released in a slimline jewel case with a sticker on the front of the case.
Other Images:
Canadian Case with sticker

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 562 998-2
UPC: 0 731456 299822
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: *562998-2* #01 MADE BY P.M.I.
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always / Last Night on Earth (Video)
Further Information:
Released in a regular slim jewel case. Enhanced video was exclusive to the Australian release. Cover slightly different than Canadian / European version as the image is smaller and there is a white bar on the right side.
Other Images:
Australian Case with sticker

Country: Australia
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 562 994-2
UPC: 0 731456 299426
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: *562994-2* #01 IFPI L281 - MADE BY PMI
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live) / Last Night on Earth (Live)
Further Information:
Last Night on Earth was only released on the Australian version of the Beautiful Day singles.
Other Images:
Australian Case with sticker

Country: Mexico
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 945-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Mexico
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 946-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: South Africa
Label: Island Records
Catalog: MAXCD 248
UPC: 6 001210 225430
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix: MAXCD 248-2 MASTERED BY CDT
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
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Country: Argentina
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 945-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Argentina
Label: Island Records
Catalog: 314-562 946-2
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live)
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Korea
Label: Island Records
Catalog: DI-8144
UPC:
Package: Slimline Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always
Further Information:
Other Images:

Country: Japan
Label: Island Records
Catalog: UICI 5002 
UPC:
Package: Regular Jewel
Matrix:
Track Listing:
Beautiful Day / Summer Rain / Always / Discotheque (Live) / Velvet Dress (Live)
Further Information:
Included OBI strip with Japanese information.
Other Images:
The Sweetest Thing (1998) Stuck in a Moment (UK) (2001)
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