"All That You Can't Leave Behind Album Sampler" - U2

Promotional Release

Track Listing:

Background Information

This is a USA promotional item, released in advance of the album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”. The CD featured the full version of “Beautiful Day” and three short snippets from three other songs on the forthcoming album, which would turn out to be the other three singles from the album. Only the first track was full length, as it had already been released as a promotional CD to radio. The other three songs were shortened to keep the entire song from appearing on the internet as a way to prevent piracy. Good planning, as within days of the release of this promotional CD the snippets did appear on the internet.

The CD was released by Interscope in the US. It was pressed in very limited quantites and it is reported that the production run was 250 copies. The CD was released in a regular jewel case, with full front and back inserts. The front cover lists only the title “Album Sampler”, however the spine does list this release as “All That You Can’t Leave Behind Album Sampler.”

Liner Notes

Music by U2. Lyrics by Bono except Trk 4 by Bono and the Edge. Published by Universal Music Publishing BV. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno. Engineered by Richard Rainey. Trks 1 and 3 production by Steve Lillywhite. Mixed by Steve Lillywhite. Trks 2 and 4 mixed by Tim Palmer. Mastered by Arnie Acosta at the Mastering Lab, Los Angeles. Audio Post Production Manager: Cheryl Engels at Partial Productions Inc.


Photography by Anton Corbijn. Designed at Four 5 One, Dublin

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