"It's a big deal to have your chest cut open. It was a long surgery. I tend to and I shouldn't judge things by their effect on the music, but it certainly made me more vulnerable to music. We did some of our songs of Songs of Experience for the BBC, with an orchestra. It wasn't long after surgery and I remember almost having to block out the words as I was saying them. It was too much. It was like hearing them for the first time."
- Bono on his brush with mortality, 2022
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U2 had planned to release the material for No Line On The Horizon as two extended plays, titled Daylight and Darkness, but during sessions in London in 2008 decided to compile the best songs onto one album.