Annotation

October appears as a hidden song on track 1.14 after one minute of silence.

Release title (front, back): The Best of 1980-1990
Release title (spine): The Best of 1980-1990 & B-Sides

Annotation last modified on 2013-03-30 21:01 UTC.

Tracklist

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CD 1: The Best Of
# Title Rating Length
1 Pride (In the Name of Love) 4 3:50
2 New Year’s Day 4.65 4:19
3 With or Without You 4.5 4:59
4 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 4.15 4:41
5 Sunday Bloody Sunday 4.55 4:42
6 Bad 3.5 5:52
7 Where the Streets Have No Name 4.15 4:36
8 I Will Follow 4.45 3:38
9 The Unforgettable Fire 3.25 4:55
10 Sweetest Thing (the single mix) 3.35 3:03
11 Desire 3.3 3:00
12 When Love Comes to Town 3.25 4:18
13 Angel of Harlem 4 3:50
14 All I Want Is You / October 3.5 9:52
CD 2: The B-Sides
# Title Rating Length
1 The Three Sunrises 3 3:53
2 Spanish Eyes 3 3:15
3 Sweetest Thing 3.5 3:04
4 Love Comes Tumbling 3.5 4:41
5 Bass Trap 3 3:32
6 Dancing Barefoot 3.25 4:46
7 Everlasting Love 4.35 3:20
8 Unchained Melody 3.5 4:50
9 Walk to the Water 3 4:45
10 Luminous Times (Hold On to Love) 3 4:36
11 Hallelujah Here She Comes 3 3:59
12 Silver and Gold 3 4:37
13 Endless Deep 3 2:58
14 A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel 3 4:33
15 Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl 4 2:31

Credits

CD 1: The Best Of

electric bass guitar:
Adam Clayton (track 8)
drums (drum set):
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 3–4, 8)
bass guitar:
Adam Clayton (tracks 3–4)
strings:
Nicola Cleary (track 10)
Nicholas Milne (track 10)
Aengus O'Connor (track 10)
Una O'Kane (track 10)
strings arranger:
Daragh O’Toole (composer/arranger) (track 10)
Van Dyke Parks (track 14)
tambourine:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 3–4)
synthesizer [DX7] programming:
Brian Eno (tracks 3–4)
organ:
Joey Miskulin (track 13)
electric violin:
Steve Wickham (track 5)
guitar:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 3–4)
harmonica:
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 3–4)
electric guitar:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (track 8)
percussion:
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 3–4)
keyboard:
Brian Eno (tracks 3–4)
Benmont Tench (track 14)
omnichord:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 3–4)
additional guitar:
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 3–4)
additional engineer:
Kevin Killen (tracks 1, 6, 9)
Dave Meegan (tracks 3–4)
Pat McCarthy (tracks 3–4)
additional recording engineer:
Stephen Harris (mixer/producer) (track 10)
assistant engineer:
Randy Ezratty (engineer) (tracks 1, 9)
Kevin Moloney (track 8)
Randy Wine (tracks 11–13)
assistant mixer:
Mary Kettle (tracks 3–4)
assistant recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (track 11)
background vocals:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 3–4)
Brian Eno (tracks 3–4)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 3–4)
Helen Duncan (session singer) (track 12)
Phyllis Duncan (session singer) (track 12)
composer:
Adam Clayton (tracks 1–10, 14, 14)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 1–10, 14, 14)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 1–10, 14, 14)
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 11–13)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–10, 14, 14)
engineer:
Brian Eno (tracks 1, 6, 9)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 1, 6, 9)
Paul Thomas (Engineer) (tracks 2, 5, 8)
guest guitar:
B.B. King (track 12)
guest horn:
The Memphis Horns (track 13)
guest vocals:
B.B. King (track 12)
lead vocals:
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1, 3–4, 8–9)
lyricist:
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1–14, 14)
mixer:
Brian Eno (track 4)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 4)
Steve Lillywhite (track 3)
Rob Jacobs (mixer/recorder for a.o. U2 and Alanis Morissette) (tracks 11–13)
Mark Wallis (tracks 3–4)
Shelly Yakus (tracks 11–13)
Stephen Harris (mixer/producer) (track 10)
David Tickle (track 14)
performer:
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 12)
B.B. King (track 12)
producer:
Brian Eno (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–7, 9–10)
Jimmy Iovine (tracks 11–14)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–7, 9–10)
Steve Lillywhite (tracks 2, 5, 8, 10)
recording engineer:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 11)
Jack Clement (tracks 12–13)
Dave Ferguson (engineer) (tracks 12–13)
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 3–4, 7)
Pat McCarthy (tracks 7, 10)
Joe O’Herlihy (track 10)
David Tickle (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Island Records (not for release label use, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (2007) (tracks 3–4)
Universal Island Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK record company) (2007) (tracks 3–4)
Island Records (not for release label use, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (2017) (tracks 3–4, 11–13)
publisher:
Blue Mountain Music Ltd (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 10, 14)
Mother Music (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 10, 14)
Universal Music Publishing B.V. (Benelux subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 10, 14)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 3)
compilation of:
All I Want Is You by U2 (track 14)
October by U2 (track 14)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
music videos:
sampled by:
Haven’t Found by Pras (track 4)
On and On by Girl Talk (track 3)
Rise Again by DJ Sammy (track 7)
Take Me to the Clouds Above (radio edit) by LMC vs. U2 (track 3)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 93) (track 4)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 131) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 378) (track 1)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
Messiah (track 11)
later translated versions:
recording of:
All I Want Is You (track 14)
Angel of Harlem (track 13)
Bad (track 6)
Desire (track 11)
I Will Follow (track 8)
New Year’s Day (track 2)
October (track 14)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2 song) (track 5)
Sweetest Thing (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
4 Chords (Unicante 2013 version) (track 3)
U2 Medley (tracks 1, 7)
Elephant Love (aka Elephant Love Medley, from Moulin Rouge!) (track 1)

CD 2: The B-Sides

drums (drum set):
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
bass guitar:
Adam Clayton (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
synthesizer [DX7]:
Brian Eno (track 2)
guitar:
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
brass arranger:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 14)
percussion:
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
keyboard:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 8)
piano:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (track 7)
additional Hammond organ:
Billy Preston (track 11)
additional vocals:
Billy Preston (track 11)
arranger:
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 12)
background vocals:
Julia Waters (track 14)
Maxine Waters (track 14)
Edna Wright (track 14)
composer:
Adam Clayton (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 13, 15)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 13, 15)
Brian Eno (track 10)
Ivan Král (Czech-American composer, filmmaker, musician) (track 6)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 13, 15)
Alex North (track 8)
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 5, 14)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12–13, 15)
Patti Smith (track 6)
engineer:
Brian Eno (track 5)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (track 5)
Kevin Maloney (track 13)
Paul Thomas (Engineer) (track 4)
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (tracks 6–7)
Marc DeSisto (track 11)
Kevin Moloney (track 1)
David Tickle (track 11)
lead vocals:
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
lyricist:
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12, 14–15)
Patti Smith (track 6)
Hy Zaret (track 8)
mixer:
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 1, 4)
Kevin Maloney (tracks 4–5)
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (tracks 6–8, 12, 14)
Marc DeSisto (track 11)
Dave Meegan (tracks 2, 9–10)
Kevin Moloney (track 1)
Mark Wallace (track 3)
David Tickle (track 11)
producer:
Brian Eno (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9–10)
Jimmy Iovine (tracks 11, 14)
Daniel Lanois (Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9–10)
Steve Lillywhite (track 15)
U2 (Irish rock band) (tracks 1–4, 6–10, 12–14)
Francis Xavier (track 13)
publisher:
Hy Zaret (track 8)
recording engineer:
Paul Barrett (sound technician) (tracks 8, 12)
Flood (British producer Mark Ellis) (tracks 2, 10)
Pat McCarthy (track 3)
Joe O’Herlihy (tracks 3, 9)
David Tickle (track 14)
writer:
James "Buzz" Cason (track 7)
Adam Clayton (tracks 1, 4)
The Edge (U2 guitarist David Evans) (tracks 1, 4)
Mac Gayden (track 7)
Larry Mullen, Jr. (tracks 1, 4)
U2 (Irish rock band) (track 11)
Bono (singer of U2) (tracks 1, 4)
phonographic copyright by:
Island Records (not for release label use, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (2007) (tracks 2–3, 10, 12)
publisher:
Blue Mountain Music Ltd (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12, 15)
Bohemia Music (track 6)
Frank Music Corp. ( – ????) (track 8)
HZUM Publishing (track 8)
Hypnogogic Sounds (track 6)
MPL Communication Ltd. (not for release label use! Paul McCartney-related, London-based company) (track 8)
Mother Music (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12, 15)
Mr. Fiyu Music (track 6)
Opal Music (track 10)
Universal Music Publishing B.V. (Benelux subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12, 15)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 10)
Upala Music Inc. (track 10)
Druse Music Inc. (1979) (track 6)
mixed at:
recorded at:
arrangements:
Les Enchaînés (translated) (track 8)
Senza Catene (translated) (track 8)
cover recording of:
Dancing Barefoot (track 6)
Everlasting Love (track 7)
later translated versions:
Droom met mij (track 8)
人在雨下 (track 8)
later versions:
Les Enchaînés (track 8)
recording of:
Bass Trap (track 5)
Endless Deep (track 13)
Silver and Gold (track 12)
Spanish Eyes (track 2)
Sweetest Thing (track 3)
The Three Sunrises (track 1)
Unchained Melody (track 8)
Walk to the Water (track 9)