"At times we were surprised by the music that we would make. I can remember how, after recording our first album, we were listening to it, really loving it and being proud of it, but also thinking, Where did that come from? I didn't know how it had happened. That was a funny feeling. Some of it seemed like magic. It just kind of came together. We operated a lot on instinct and everything happened really fast. There was a certain kind of freshness. A song like I Will Follow, still stands up as a great song. It still sounds wild to me."
- The Edge, 1999
did you know
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.