'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. '