"One has to be real, one has to be honest and truthful. But I think to lose hope is to allow despondency to take over.. And that's, I think, where U2 would generally try and get engaged."
- The Edge, 2021
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.