Just found this lovely NLOTH quote by Bono. (You are not allowed to view links.
So glad he says this as I really love this album.
Just listened to it in its entirety a couple times on a road trip the other day. Love it!
"Somebody told me that it's going to have sold five million copies by Christmas and that it's the equivalent now of what All That You Can't Leave Behind sold in 2000. While numbers aren't that interesting, when you don't have a hit song, which we didn't, that's kind of amazing. It's an album that's been taken to heart by a very particular audience and it hasn't popped the pop consciousness, so in that sense it didn't achieve what we wanted. Yet it's a great piece of work... it's complex, a big meal, and I'm very proud of it. "