"The funny side of this is, like, with this album, everybody's trying to say, 'U2, the next this, the next that.' You get record-industry people saying, 'As big as the Beatles — what's the name of the album?' 'The Joshua Tree.' 'Oh yeah, oh right.' It's not exactly Born in the Joshua Tree, or Dark Side of the Joshua Tree. It sounds like it would sell about three copies."
- Bono, 1987
did you know
The song 'Heartland' is a homage to America and in particular the Missisippi delta that was the birth of the blues that Bono was getting interested in at the time.