"People have lost all confidence in images. Same thing in music. The polish of over-produced work ends up as smooth and glossy surface. That's why a large part of this album is improvised. It's just the four members of the group shut in a room playing together taking risks for six weeks."
- Bono on Zooropa, 1993
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.