"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."
- Bono two years after the No Line On The Horizon release
In the live performance of 'The Electric Co.' from 1983's Under A Blood Red Sky, Bono sang a snippet of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send In The Clowns'. U2 had failed to get permission for this 27-second snippet and later agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty as well as removing the snippet from later pressings.