"I think, basically, America has woken up to U2. I don’t think we’ve changed the style, or our musical chemistry, at all. Maybe to an extent we were able to condense our style somewhat, as on `New Year’s Day..’ "
- The Edge, 1983
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.