Coming on September 28th is U2's latest vinyl reissue, with the band's 2002 The Best of 1990-2000 collection remastered and pressed on 180-gram double LP black vinyl. Already released in vinyl series are 1991's Achtung Baby, 1993's Zooropa, and 1998's The Best Of 1980-1990. According to the album's press release, “The Best Of 1990-2000 contained two then-newly recorded tracks — 'Electrical Storm' and 'The Hands That Built America' — the latter written for and featured on the soundtrack to the 2002 film Gangs Of New York. A selection of tracks were remixed by Mike Hedges for inclusion on the 2002 compilation. The album has now being fully remastered for the double vinyl reissue and will include a download card.”
The Edge explained that ultimately with U2, the more things change, the more they stay the same: “That's the thing about a band, you get together at age 17, 18 — you all decide you wanna do the same thing, which is make music together, and then the years go by but you kinda still kind of maintain that same dynamic and it's, it's remarkable not so much what's changed over the years, but how little has changed over the years. Y'know, when we get into the studio, it still feels like we're making our first album. It's that same sort of intensity and combines with ambition and a little bit of desperation, as well. And you really just wanna give it your best, and nothing really much has changed over the years.”
U2 kicks off its 31-date European tour on August 31st in Berlin, Germany.
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