"I would say we had the best three weeks in the studio that we've had since, like, 1979. Three weeks is all it should take."
- Bono on recording a new album, June 2012
Within a few days of finishing the album, "Red Hill Mining Town" was U2's leading contender for the first single of The Joshua Tree. Then as the weeks went by, views started to change and it became "With or Without You".