"Pop Mart Sampler" - U2

Promotional Release

Track Listing:

Background Information

The “Pop Mart Sampler” was a double 12-inch record pressed for promotion. It featured 8 remixes of U2 songs across two vinyls. The vinyls were released in a unique picture sleeve, which is white, with a “Pop” logo repeating across the top, a blue arch, and the “Pop Mart” tour logo. The vinyl was produced in the USA for promotion during the summer Pop Mart shows in North America. It was distributed to DJs in limited quantities. The back cover is again white, with the track listings, and the repeating “Pop” logo across the top in yellow, orange and grey. Although the vinyl is made in Canada, the sleeve lists “Printed in Canada”, as many of the “Pop”-era sleeves do. Only the outer sleeve was made in Canada. The vinyl itself was pressed in the USA.

None of the tracks used on this single were exclusive to this remix, and it took from the “Melon” fan club album, the “Discotheque” single, as well as the recently released “Last Night on Earth” single.

There were reports of a six track version of this, produced with a similar cover in Europe. This is a bootleg pressed in Europe and was not released by Island.

Liner Notes

Lemon (Bad Yard Club Mix – 8:34 Edit):
Music by U2. Words by Bono. Produced by Flood, Brian Eno and the Edge. Engineered by Flood and Robbie Adams. Remixed by David Morales for Def Mix Productions.

Numb (The Soul Assassins Remix):
Music by U2. Words by the Edge. Peoduced by Flood, Brian Eno and the Edge. Engineered by Flood and Robbie Adams. Remixed by the Soul Assassins.

Happiness is a Warm Gun (The Danny Saber Mix):
Words and Music by John Lenoon and Paul McCartney. Performed by U2. Produced by Flood. Engineered by Rob Kirwan. Remixed by Danny Saber. Discipline and perversion by John X. Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge.

Pop Muzik (Popmart Mix):
Words and music by Robin Scott. Vocal by Bono. Mixed by Steve Osborne. Mix engineer and additional programming: Ben Hiller. Assitional vocal production: Howie B.

Mysterious Ways (The Perfecto Mix):
Music by U2. Words by Bono. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered by Flood. Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.

Last Night on Earth (First Night in Hell Mix):
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Produced by Flood. Engineered by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. Assisted by Rob Kirwan. Mixed by Rob Kirwan and Howie B. Assisted by Michael Harris. Additional vocal production: Steve Osborne. Decks: Howie B. Additional production and remix by Jon Carter. Contains excerpts from “TrayraBoia” written by N. Vasconcelos and D. Milan. Performed by Colin Walcott, Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell.

Discotheque (DM Deep Club Mix):
Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono and the Edge. Produced by Flood. Engineered by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent and Howie B. Remix produced by David Morales for Def Mix Productions. Additional Production by David Morales and Satoshi Tomiie for Def Mix Productions. Remix engineer: Steven Barkan. Contains a sample from “Fane” performed by Freeform and written by Simon Pike, courtesy of Skam Records.

Even Better than the Real Thing (The Perfecto Mix):
Music by U2. Words by Bono. Produced by Steve Lillywhite with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Engineered by Paul Barrett and Robbie Adams. Remixed by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne.

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