"A lot of people came with money. Island was the only one that talked in terms of music."
- Bono on signing a record deal with Island Records, 1982
did you know
The versions of A Sort Of Homecoming and Bad included in the Wide Awake In America EP sound like live recordings but they were actually recorded during two soundchecks of the Unforgettable Fire tour in Europe. The audience noise was mixed in afterwards.