Tracklist

CD 1: The Best Of
# Title Rating Length
1 Even Better Than the Real Thing 4.1 3:44
2 Mysterious Ways 3.65 4:05
3 Beautiful Day 4 4:10
4 Electrical Storm (William Orbit mix) 4.5 4:42
5 One 4.45 4:37
6 Miss Sarajevo (single radio edit) 4 4:35
7 Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 3.75 5:01
8 Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of 3.3 4:37
9 Gone (new mix) 2.65 4:36
10 Until the End of the World 3.65 4:43
11 The Hands That Built America 3.5 5:01
12 Discothèque (new mix) 3 4:44
13 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 3.65 4:47
14 Staring at the Sun (new mix) 3 4:52
15 Numb (new mix) 4 4:26
16 The First Time 3.5 3:44
CD 2: The B-Sides
# Title Rating Length
1 Lady With the Spinning Head (extended dance mix) 3 6:08
2 Dirty Day (Junk Day mix) 3 4:42
3 Summer Rain 3.65 4:08
4 Electrical Storm 4 4:26
5 North and South of the River 3 4:39
6 Your Blue Room 2.5 5:29
7 Happiness Is a Warm Gun (The Gun mix) 3 4:48
8 Salomé (Zooromancer remix) 2.5 5:52
9 Even Better Than the Real Thing (The Perfecto mix) 3 6:40
10 Numb (Gimme Some More Dignity mix) 3 5:51
11 Mysterious Ways (Solar Plexus club mix) 3 4:11
12 If God Will Send His Angels (Big Yam mix) 3 5:43
13 Lemon (Jeep mix) 2.5 5:31
14 Discothèque (Hexidecimal mix) 3 5:45

Credits

CD 1: The Best Of

strings arranger:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 11)
Craig Armstrong (Scottish film score composer) (track 13)
synthesizer:
Brian Eno (tracks 3, 8)
Bono (singer of U2) (track 8)
keyboard programming:
Marius de Vries (track 13)
harmonium and piano:
Brian Eno (track 16)
additional guitar:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 5, 8)
additional percussion:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 2, 10)
additional keyboard:
Brian Eno (track 5)
William Orbit (English musician, composer and record producer) (tracks 4, 11)
additional engineer:
Robbie Adams (tracks 2, 5, 10)
Ruadhri Cushnan (track 6)
Stephen Harris (mixer/producer) (track 3)
Tim Palmer (British producer/mixer) (track 3)
additional producer:
Mike Hedges (UK producer/recording engineer) (tracks 9, 12, 14)
Steve Lillywhite (track 3)
Steve Osborne (producer) (track 14)
assistant keyboard programming:
assistant engineer:
Chris Heaney (engineer) (tracks 3, 8)
Rob Kirwan (track 7)
Willie Mannion (track 7)
Shannon Strong (tracks 2, 5, 10)
assistant mixer:
Jay Goin (track 8)
Rob Kirwan (track 7)
Sean Leonard (track 1)
Willie Mannion (track 16)
Shannon Strong (tracks 2, 5, 10)
background vocals:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 3)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 3)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (track 15)
Bono (singer of U2) (track 15)
composer:
Adam Clayton (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–12, 14–16)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–12, 14–16)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–12, 14–16)
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 3, 13)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–12, 14–16)
engineer:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 1)
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15)
Robbie Adams (tracks 1, 7, 13, 15–16)
Jake Davies (track 4)
Carl Glanville (tracks 4, 9, 11, 14–15)
Ger McDonnell (track 12)
Richard Rainey (tracks 3, 8)
Iain Roberton (UK recording engineer) (track 4)
Danton Supple (track 6)
guest brass:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 8)
guest solo tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1995-08) (track 6)
lead vocals:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 15)
lyricist:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 9, 12, 14–15)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–5, 7, 9–14, 16)
mixer:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 2)
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10, 16)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 2, 10)
Steve Lillywhite (tracks 1, 3)
William Orbit (English musician, composer and record producer) (tracks 4, 11)
Robbie Adams (track 1)
Tim Palmer (British producer/mixer) (track 8)
Jeremy Wheatley (UK mix engineer, aka Jim Bob) (track 6)
Mark “Spike” Stent (producer, engineer) (track 13)
performer:
Passengers (Eno + U2) (1995-08) (track 6)
producer:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 7, 13, 15–16)
Brian Eno (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 10, 15–16)
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 7, 9, 12, 14–16)
Nellee Hooper (track 13)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 1–3, 5, 8, 10)
Steve Lillywhite (track 1)
William Orbit (English musician, composer and record producer) (tracks 4, 11)
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 6)
Bono (singer of U2) (track 13)
programming:
Brian Eno (track 3)
recording engineer:
Howie B (tracks 9, 12, 14)
Mark “Spike” Stent (producer, engineer) (tracks 9, 12, 14)
remixer:
Mike Hedges (UK producer/recording engineer) (tracks 9, 12, 14–15)
Carl Glanville (tracks 9, 14)
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1995-08) (track 6)
writer:
Adam Clayton (tracks 6, 8)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 6, 8)
Brian Eno (track 6)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 6, 8)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 6, 8)
phonographic copyright by:
Island Records Ltd. (1991) (tracks 1–2, 5, 10)
Polygram International Music BV (not for release label use!) (1993) (tracks 7, 16)
publisher:
Blue Mountain Music (tracks 3, 9, 12, 14)
Mother Music (tracks 9, 12, 14)
Universal Music Publishing International BV (Global Licensing & Royalty Review division, Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 9, 12, 14)
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) (1995 –) (track 13)
recorded at:
has remixes:
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 36) (track 5)
is based on:
Down All the Days (track 15)
later parody versions:
Cavity Search (track 13)
Green Eggs & Ham (track 15)
recording of:
Beautiful Day (track 3)
Discothèque (track 12)
Electrical Storm (track 4)
Gone (track 9)
Mysterious Ways (track 2)
Numb (track 15)
One (U2 song) (track 5)
Staring at the Sun (track 14)
The First Time (track 16)
Miss Sarajevo (1995-08) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2: The B-Sides

cello:
Mary Gaines (cellist) (track 2)
strings:
Brian Eno (track 13)
strings arranger:
Brian Eno (track 13)
synthesizer:
Brian Eno (track 13)
additional synthesizer:
Brian Eno (track 10)
additional percussion:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 11)
additional keyboard:
William Orbit (English musician, composer and record producer) (track 4)
additional background vocals:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 8)
Ian Bryan (track 8)
additional engineer:
Jake Davies (track 4)
Iain Roberton (UK recording engineer) (track 4)
additional producer:
Big Yam (aka Big Yam) (track 12)
Duke Erikson (Member of Garbage) (track 2)
Howard Gray (track 11)
Trevor Gray (Member of Apollo 440) (track 11)
Steve Lillywhite (track 11)
Vino (aka Vino) (track 12)
Paul Oakenfold (track 13)
Steve Osborne (producer) (track 13)
Butch Vig (track 2)
assistant recording engineer:
Rob Kirwan (track 6)
background vocals:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 13)
Brian Eno (track 13)
composer:
Adam Clayton (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–14)
Larry Mullen (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–14)
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 5)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–14)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–14)
Brian Eno (track 6)
engineer:
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 10–11, 13)
Robbie Adams (tracks 9–10, 13)
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (tracks 8–9)
Ian Bryan (tracks 1, 8)
Ben Hillier (track 14)
Rob Kirwan (track 7)
Louise McCormick (track 8)
Gary Wilkinson (track 8)
Carl Glanville (track 4)
Richard Rainey (track 3)
lyricist:
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 6)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–5, 8–9, 11–14)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 2–3, 5, 10, 12, 14)
Brian Eno (track 6)
Christy Moore (track 5)
mixer:
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (track 2)
Robbie Adams (track 2)
Rob Kirwan (track 5)
Carl Glanville (track 4)
Richard Rainey (track 3)
producer:
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 2, 5, 7, 10, 12–14)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 3, 9, 11)
Steve Lillywhite (track 9)
William Orbit (English musician, composer and record producer) (track 4)
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 6, 8)
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (tracks 1, 8)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 2, 10, 13)
Brian Eno (tracks 2–3, 6, 9–11, 13)
Howie B (track 12)
recording engineer:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 10)
Rob Kirwan (track 5)
Howie B (tracks 12, 14)
Mark “Spike” Stent (producer, engineer) (tracks 5, 12, 14)
Danton Supple (track 6)
remixer:
Big Yam (aka Big Yam) (track 12)
Joe Chiccarelli (track 7)
Rollo & Rob D (remix alias for Rollo & Rob D) (track 10)
Duke Erikson (Member of Garbage) (track 2)
Terry Farley (track 8)
Howard Gray (track 11)
Trevor Gray (Member of Apollo 440) (track 11)
Pete Heller (track 8)
Steve Lillywhite (track 11)
Vino (aka Vino) (track 12)
Alan Moulder (producer and engineer) (track 1)
Paul Oakenfold (tracks 9, 13)
Steve Osborne (producer) (tracks 9, 13–14)
Butch Vig (track 2)
John X (track 7)
writer:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track 7)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track 7)
publisher:
Blue Mountain Music (tracks 5–6, 12, 14)
Mother Music (tracks 12, 14)
Universal Music Publishing International BV (Global Licensing & Royalty Review division, Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 12, 14)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
is based on:
Down All the Days (track 10)
later parody versions:
Green Eggs & Ham (track 10)
recording of:
Dirty Day (track 2)
Discothèque (track 14)
Electrical Storm (track 4)
Lemon (track 13)
Mysterious Ways (track 11)
Numb (track 10)
Salomé (track 8)
Summer Rain (track 3)
Your Blue Room (track 6)