U2 The Best of 1980-1990: Island releases U2’s first retrospective album and new single

PolyGram (1998-11-09)

On November 3rd, U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 will be released in Canada. For a limited time, the album will feature a second disc with 15 B-sides. The original ship target was 75,000. Due to overwhelming demand, the number has been increased to 175,000. In Canada, this strictly limited-edition format will be numbered in sequence and will be removed from the catalogue immediately following shipment to retail on Friday October 30, to ensure its exclusivity.

Disc #00001 will be given away via a MuchMusic promotion which will air from November 23 through December 13. The grand prize also includes the Ultimate U2 Fan Experience. The winner and a friend will receive free round-trip airfare to Dublin, accommodation at the luxurious Clarence hotel (owned by Bono). During their stay activities will include visiting various U2 haunts such as: Windmill Studios,Docker Pub, the castle ruins featured on the cover of The
Joshua Tree album, strolling the street where the “Sweetest Thing” video was shot and much more.

The single and limited-edition version of U2 The Best Of 1980-1990 includes the new hit single “Sweetest Thing”, produced by Steven Lillywhite, currently Top 5 at Rock Radio, Top 10 at Top 40, and climbing. The single disc version will be released Tuesday, November 10.

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