"A true masterpiece of a record. Songs of Innocence is unique because it's both an excellent album to act as an introduction to U2, but is also so rich in history and exploration that it is very rewarding to longtime fans too. "
"My sister died in 1973 and then my mother died in 1976. In some ways, both events defined the kind of person I've become. My mother's death certainly catapulted me in the band's direction."
- Larry Mullen jr.
did you know
"The Fly" was chosen as the first single of Achtung Baby because its dance beats, distorted vocals, and hard industrial edge sounded nothing like typical U2.