"Best Of" - U2

Video CD-ROM

Track Listing:

Background Information

Blue Jean Magazine (stylized as bLue jEan) is Turkey’s top selling youth and music magazine and has been published monthly since 1987. In 2000 a series of CDs were compiled by the magazine and released in card sleeves inside of the magazine. These included “Best Of” albums from a number of artists, including U2. The tracks here include two tracks from The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, Achtung Baby, and Pop. It also includes “I Will Follow” from Boy, and “Gloria” from October. The U2 edition is mostly made up of video clips, with the ten songs listed all being in video format on the disc. There is also a 6:38 ‘megamix’ which features all of the tracks briefly in an audio format.

The U2 compilation was released in the September 2000 issue of Blue Jean Magazine, which carried a cover featuring Robbie Williams. The artwork on the front of the disc is from the PopMart era, showing the band in their stage costumes. The catalog number for the U2 release is bluejean007. Each of the releases were numbered. The following is a full list of the 2000 set of CD releases:

  • 001 Ricky Martin “Un…Dos…Tres” VCD (Sony / BlueJean)
  • 002 Metallica “Project Selected Videos” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 003 Metallica “Greatest HIts” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 004 Various “Summer Playlist” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean) featuring tracks by Gabrielle, No Doubt, Hanson, Muse, Shaft, Blink 182, Sheryl Crow, Lauryn Hill, Beck and Fastball
  • 005 Nirvana “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 006 Bon Jovi “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 007 U2 “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 008 The Cranberries “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 009 Marilyn Manson “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean)
  • 010 Various Artists “Rock Meets Hip Hop” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean) Features tracks from Eminem and Limp Bizkit
  • 011 Sting “Best Of” CD ROM (Universal / BlueJean) also features the video for “Stan” by Eminem

The matrix for the U2 pressing is “EURO-DIGITAL-03076-0008-30020-BLUEJEAN007- SETALTD”. The videos featured on the disc are all in MPG format at 320×240 for resolution.

The videos include the common videos for most songs, with the version of “One” being the version filmed in the restaurant in New York, and “I Will Follow” is taken from the Red Rocks video. “Where the Streets Have No Name” is the version without the sky shots. “When Love Comes to Town” is the video from the movie Rattle And Hum and runs 05:00.

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