Each of the eleven songs has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we will try to unravel some of those stories. Stories that trace back many years, stories about how musically bright songs can have very dark themes.
"It's very much a guitar record. Vertigo, Love and Peace, City of Blinding Lights, All Because of You, all pretty up, rocky tunes. A lot of them are a kick-back to our very early days, so it's like with each year we have gathered a little bit more and this is what we are now."
- Adam Clayton on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
Brian Eno's experience with U2 recording Original Soundtracks (1995) under the moniker of Passengers was published in a book by Eno called 'A Year With Swollen Apprentices'.