The Best Of 1990-2000 (24 Nov, 2002)
- Even Better Than The Real Thing Lyrics
- Mysterious Ways Lyrics
- Beautiful Day Lyrics
- Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix) Lyrics
- One Lyrics
- Miss Sarajevo Lyrics
- Stay (Faraway, So Close!) Lyrics
- Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of Lyrics
- Gone (New Mix) Lyrics
- Until The End Of The World Lyrics
- The Hands That Build America Lyrics
- Discothèque (New Mix) Lyrics
- Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Lyrics
- Staring At The Sun (New Mix) Lyrics
- Numb (New Mix) Lyrics
- The First Time Lyrics
Produced By: Multiple
The second volume of U2's Best of Collection, covering the years 1990-2000, was released on November 4th, 2002. A limited edition 'Best of the B-sides' was also released, along with a new single Electrical Storm and , the following month, a 'Best Of 1990 - 2000' DVD.
This second volume of U2's Best Of collection covered the years from 1990 to 2000 and its sixteen tracks are highlights of the albums Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1, Pop and All That You Can't Leave Behind. Two brand new tracks were also recorded for this set, Electrical Storm and The Hands That Built America featured on the soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese movie The Gangs Of New York. In addition, four songs, Discotheque, Gone, Numb and Staring At The Sun were substantially reworked by producer Mike Hedges.
'The nineties was about taking 'the idea of a rock 'n' roll band, abstracting it as far as you possibly could - and then reconstructing it again.'
(U2: The Best of 1990-2000) 'is really the story of us taking the idea of a rock 'n' roll band and abstracting it as far as you possibly could - and then reconstructing it again, that's really, in a nutshell, what we did during that period. At every turn, it was an attempt to find inspiring places to go as songwriters and artists.
'We turned on ourselves, in a way having fun with some of the ideas of ego that we were playing with. And we managed to give ourselves a bit of freedom, a bit of room to breath.'
''There's a few tracks on there that I never thought would have made it, like The First Time from Zooropa. And then on the other hand, there's something like The Fly from Achtung Baby which I'm not sure about anymore. I'm not sure whether it's really stood the test of time. '