"We thought: let's actually write songs. We wanted the record to be less vague, open-ended, atmospheric and impressionistic. To make it more straightforward, focused and concise."
- The Edge, on the band's approach to The Joshua Tree
did you know
The song 'Peace On Earth' refers to the August 1998 Omagh city bombing which targeted shoppers and was planted by an extremist group known as the Real IRA.