"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 'A Sort of Homecoming' is a quote from a Jewish poet, Paul Celan. The actual quote is: 'poetry is a sort of homecoming'.