''I was actually sitting in the back of the car that was taking me to the airport. Just before the guy could pull away, I heard the guitar line in my head, told the guy I'd forgotten something, and ran upstairs. I returned forty minutes later with a cassette in my hand. I'd recorded the song's rhythm guitar, hopping bass line, and a simple drum beat.'' - Andrew Farriss
''Michael loved it. He listened to it for a few hours, then went into his room for about ten minutes and came out with nearly all of the lyrics. It was one of those incredible moments that we were lucky enough to have a few of." - Andrew Farriss
"Michael's whisper on 'Need You Tonight' was so remarkable. We did The Joshua Tree that next year and I did a similar whisper on 'With or Without You.'' - Bono
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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