Label: Island Records - 314 524 612-2 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered, Remastered • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
The Best of — is the first greatest hits compilation by Irish rock band U2released in November It mostly contains the group's hit singles from the s but also mixes in some live staples as well as one new recording, " Sweetest Thing ". In Aprila companion video featuring music videos and live footage was released. The album was followed by another compilation, The Best of —in A limited edition version containing a special B-sides disc was released a week earlier than the single-disc version.
At the time of release, the official word was that the two-disc album would be available the first week the album went on sale, then pulled from the stores.
While this edict never materialized, it did result in the two-disc version being in very high demand. Both versions charted in the Billboardwith the two-disc version debuting at number two and setting a new first-week sales record in the United States for a greatest hits album by a group withcopies sold.
In the United Kingdom, the limited double-disc version debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart on 14 Novemberbefore dropping the following week to number two. In Canada, the double-disc version release had a numbered, limited edition ofunits pressed.
In Ireland, the album debuted with the highest single-week sales sincewhen IRMA started keeping records. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Island Records. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 25 May Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Retrieved 30 March — via robertchristgau. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 June U2: A Diary. London: Omnibus Press. Archived from the original on 8 September Retrieved 5 July Retrieved 4 July Recording Industry Association of America.
Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Select albums Reverence - Living In The Heart - - Epica - The Quantum Enigma the Format field.
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