"I think they're the best collection of songs we've put together, there's no weak songs on that album. But it still isn't as an album...the whole isn't greater than the sum of it's parts and that fucking annoys me." - Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb in 2005
did you know
'40' from the War album almost was never recorded. The band (minus Adam Clayton who had left the studio) had gone over their booked studio time, but convinced the studio manager to let them record '40'. The Edge plays both electric and bass guitar on the song. It was a last addition to the album, but has closed many shows over the decades.