"We had no sense that it could survive, because it's so fragile on the album. But it got so much potency as a track and a piece of music. The music surprised us in the end. On the album it's so subtle. It's so sexy and Bono knocked it out of the park as a singer and a music writer with this one."
- The Edge on playing If You Wear That Velvet Dress live, 2020
did you know
The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.