"Our house in the weekends is just one big party. We play music, people stay over. It's more like a train station than perhaps Ali would like it, but there's a lot of laughter in the house."
- Bono, 2009
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.