"The last two weeks of the making of any U2 album are 'chaos'. Everything is up for grabs; lyrics are still being written, some songs are being entirely retooled and others simply dumped."
- Steve Lillywhite describes the making of an U2 album
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.