"The record was hailed as being back to basics, which it wasn't. And the tour was described as a minimalist production, which, of course, it really wasn't. It is all relative, and compared to Pop anything would seem back to basics."
- Edge on All That You Can't Leave Behind
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.