"Rick Rubin has a larger looming presence on this album than his 'thank you' deserves. He asked 'Why can't more people cover U2 songs?' And it's because, with all the great sounds and arrangements, you can forget that there isn't a song there."
- Bono on Rubin's influence on Songs of Innocence
did you know
Brian Eno's experience with U2 recording Original Soundtracks (1995) under the moniker of Passengers was published in a book by Eno called 'A Year With Swollen Apprentices'.