Best of 1990 - 2000 on Vinyl in September
Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2018-07-08)
U2 continues to re-release new pressings of vinyl to fulfill demand, and with three new titles being released on Friday including Achtung Baby, Zooropa and The Best of 1980 – 1990, we can now confirm that there will be another round of releases in the fall. We have confirmation that The Best of 1990 – 2000 will be issued on vinyl on September 28, 2018. The set will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and will contain only the A-Sides that were contained on the original vinyl pressing. The disc will be a 2-disc vinyl set. The original album was released in 2002, at a time where vinyl had fallen out of favor, and original pressings of the album on vinyl now fetch large sums of money on the collectible market.
Pre-orders for this new release should be available in the next couple of weeks. If you were able to buy previous albums at your local shops, they should be able to get this one in as well, as it is a worldwide release, and is not being pressed as a limited quantity.
This is the fourth round of re-releases on vinyl in recent years:
- In 2017 the band reissued How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and War.
- In early 2018 the band reissued Pop, Wide Awake in America, and All That You Can’t Leave Behind
- On July 27, 2018, the band is reissuing The Best of 1980 – 1990, Achtung Baby, and Zooropa
We had previously been told that a new pressing of Rattle and Hum would be released on, or near, October 12, 2018 to mark the 30th anniversary of that album. That new release is expected to use the new mastering job done for 2017’s MFiT program, overseen by The Edge. When asked if there would be other releases for the 30th anniversary of Rattle and Hum we were not provided any information.
The Best of 1980 – 1990 is being remastered for the release on July 27, 2018. So we can expect that The Best of 1990 – 2000 will be remastered as well.
All releases so far have included download cards for the digital versions of the album.
With the release of The Best of 1990 – 2000, and possibly Rattle and Hum, the only albums not currently in print from the band would be No Line on the Horizon and Original Soundtracks 1. We are told that there are plans for No Line on the Horizon in the near future.
Many thanks to Davide for some of the information used in the above report.