"Some people write songs about the way characters see things. Some artists perform with a wink. That's just not the way with U2. When people perform from their gut - when John Lennon sang a song called "Mother" - that was not a hip thing to do. He was exposing himself. It's performers like that I admire."
- Bono, 1989
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U2 intended to release No Line on the Horizon in November 2008; after composing 50 to 60 songs, they postponed the release because they wanted to continue writing.