"David Bowie was with us one night. We were all such students and fans of his and we asked his advice on The Fly. He said, 'Do you really want me real advice?'. We said, 'Of course!' He said, 'Re-record it.' He was right but we had run out of time. It took us fifteen years to really get it right live."
- Bono on The Fly
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The band considered releasing The Joshua Tree as a double-album that would have included B-sides. Bono was the most vocal proponent of the idea, whereas The Edge argued for the 11-track version that was ultimately released.