"Steve had a great way of pulling the best out of everybody. Nothing was a hassle, the sessions were very positive. I think it was particularly great for Adam and Larry to work with somebody who was able to understand that we were not incredible musicians. We did what we did."
- The Edge on recording U2's first album with Steve Lillywhite
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.