"The Best of 1980 - 1990" - U2
Home Video Release
- Pride (In the Name of Love)
- New Year’s Day
- With or Without You
- I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Where the Streets Have No Name
- I Will Follow
- The Unforgettable Fire
- Sweetest Thing
- When Love Comes to Town
- Angel of Harlem
- All I Want is You
- One Tree Hill
In November 1998, U2 released a compilation of their best songs from the 1980s in audio formats. In April 1999 a video compilation was also issued which collected the best of U2’s promotional videos from the decade. The video included video clips for each song, as well as three live performances, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” taken from U2 Live at Red Rocks and “Bad” and “One Tree Hill” taken from footage filmed for Rattle and Hum.
The video runs 1 hour and 18 minutes. It also includes the newly filmed video for “The Sweetest Thing,” filmed in 1998 to promote the song as part of the audio collection. The initial limited run of the video included four black and white promotional images the size of post cards. Each contained an image of the band from the 1980s. Later prints on video did not include these images.
The video was issued predominantly in VHS worldwide. In Taiwan and Malaysia there was also a release on the video CD format. In France there was a laserdisc version of the release. The release featured the same image of Peter Rowen that had been used on the audio collection in 1998.
Pride: Directed by Donald Cammell, Produced by James Morris and Michael Hamlyn.
New Year’s Day: Directed by Meiert Avis, Produced by James Morris.
With or Without You: Directed by Meiert Avis, Produced by Michael Hamlyn and Paul Spencer.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Directed by Barry Devlin, Produced by Anne Louise Kelly.
Sunday Bloody Sunday: from Live at Red Rocks, June 1983, Directed by Gavin Taylor, Produced by Malcolm Gerrie, Rick Wurpet, Paul McGuinness.
Bad: from Rattle and Hum, Directed by Phil Joanou, Produced by Michael Hamlyn, Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Where the Streets Have No Name: Directed by Meiert Avis, Produced by Michael Hamlyn and Ben Dossett.
I Will Follow: Island Records 1980.
The Unforgettable Fire: Directed by Meiert Avis, Produced by James Morris and Michael Hamlyn.
Sweetest Thing: Directed by Kevin Godley, Produced by Ned O’Hanlon and Richard Holling.
Desire: Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Produced by Michael Hamlyn and Juliet Naylor.
When Love Comes to Town: Directed by Phil Joanou, Produced by Michael Hamlyn.
Angel of Harlem: Directed by Richard Lowenstein, Produced by Michael Hamlyn and Iain Brown.
All I Want is You: Directed by Meiert Avis, Produced byNed O’Hanlon and Ben Dossett, From an idea from Barry Devlin.
One Tree Hill: From a previously unreleased cut of Rattle and Hum, Directed by Phil Joanou, Produced by Michael Hamlyn.
HiFi Stereo Sound. Digitally Mastered. Not Rated
Front Photography by Ian Finlay. Back cover photography by Anton Corbijn. Cover Design by Averill Brophy Associates – Dublin.
Related Promotional Videos
- I Will Follow (Studio Video by Meiert Avis) (03:36)
- New Year's Day (Meiert Avis) (04:17)
- Pride (In the Name of Love) (Version 1 - Sepia by Donald Cammell) (04:06)
- The Unforgettable Fire (Meiert Avis) (04:55)
- With or Without You (Main Version by Meiert Avis and Matt Mahurin) (04:55)
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Barry Devlin) (04:31)
- Where the Streets Have No Name (Full Version by Meiert Avis) (07:12)
- Desire (Richard Lowenstein) (03:26)
- Angel of Harlem (Richard Lowenstein) (03:41)
- When Love Comes to Town (Long Version by Phil Joanou) (05:00)
- All I Want is You (Meiert Avis) (06:37)
- The Sweetest Thing (Single Mix by Kevin Godley) (03:17)
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