"The album doesn't seem to have any physical place that it's centred in. Instead, to me the songs feel like overheard conversations. It's like a movie that opens in he middle of a scene. You're brought immediately into the action." - Bono on Pop
did you know
In late 2004, "Mercy", an unreleased track taken from the How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb sessions, surfaced on the Internet through a fan who had been given a copy of the album containing the extra track. The track is of less than standard audio quality, but managed to become a favorite on fan websites.