"There was a lot of reflection going on in the band. That was the album where we got serious about songwriting. We got tough on our songwriting. We worked very, very hard."
- The Edge on All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2020
did you know
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".