"I think this is the reason why I started to play music. The genius of Edges guitar playing on this song during the live version. The unique tuning and the ebow, blended with delay and shimmer. It's beautiful."
"The theme of the album was a flirtation with death, nuclear fission, the raw material for a power plant or for weapons of total destruction."
- Bono on The Unforgettable Fire
did you know
The song Heartland is about a trip Bono and Adam made after the Joshua Tree tour through America by car, they passed many placed and states and Heartland contains phrases of Bono's journey of that trip.