"I remember feeling really pleased with The Joshua Tree and thinking we'd really broken new ground and gone places I didn't think we'd be able to. I would say I was as enthused about this record, although it has a different kind of vitality and confidence to it. It is more mature and assured."
- Adam on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.