"I'm used to those songs live. I love the recordings, as far as [the band] is concerned. But when I hear my voice, I just hear the fragility of it. Live, when it happens, the songs are singing you. It’s the most incredible, miraculous thing. And something like Pride (In the Name of Love), which I find particularly excruciating when I hear it on record. I sing that on stage and I sing it for everybody. Something is going on there that I have very little to do with."
- Bono, 2022
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Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."