"The first song on The Unforgettable Fire, 'A Sort of Homecoming', I know backward and forward -- it's so rousing, brilliant and beautiful. It's one of the first songs I played to my unborn baby."
- Chris Martin from Coldplay, 2004
did you know
Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."