"It was like - throw out technology. Give us a microphone and a bit of tape and you do the bit in between."
- Adam describes the simplicity of recording in the legendary Sun Studio, 1989
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.