Yeah, it's been awhile.
Iwas going to say something else until about five minutes ago, when I took a good look at what Amazon was selling – more on that in a moment.
1) I have the CD-Video version of Sound + Vision (which means I have the original). It also means the disk probably won’t play in my computer – I might as well get a Betamax while I’m at it.
2) Thanks to Brian Madison, who reminded me of The Singles 1969 to 1993, a 1993 Rykodisc release. I blithely noted to him that it’s out of print, but so are a bunch of other best-ofs, so why not add it? In any case, it looks like they use mostly full-length versions of his songs (excluding “Heroes”), has “John, I’m Only Dancing,” and goes through 1987’s Never Let Me Down with the inclusion of “Day-In, Day-Out” (whether that’s a plus is up to you). This would be worth looking for in used CD stores.
John Cougar, “Hand to Hold On To,” #19, 1/22/83