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Classic DVD Review: U2 | The Best of 1990 – 2000

This exhaustive three-hour video anthology makes the CD version seem second-rate.


This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


A good video is almost as crucial to a song’s success as a good chorus. And a good video compilation can be just as satisfying as a best-of CD. Maybe even more so, if this set from Irish rockers U2 is anything to go by.

The three-hour Best of 1990 – 2000 DVD makes the band’s identically titled new anthology CD seem second-rate. Along with 16 promo clips for tracks like Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Day, One, Numb and The Fly, you get alternate videos for five songs, six bonus cuts, three documentaries and commentary tracks from directors who explain what the heck is going on in some of the more surreal clips. If you haven’t shelled out for the CD yet, spend your bucks on this instead.


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