"Bono was on fire with lyric and song ideas. His singing had reached a whole other level as if some spirit has entered his body pushing him into uncharted falsetto territory."
- Daniel Lanois on recording Achtung Baby
Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders sang backing vocals on "Pride". At the time The Unforgettable Fire was recorded, she was married to Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.