"I know some of the songs on War could be re-recorded and improved. With 'Drowning Man', it's perfection. It's one of the most successful pieces of recording we've ever done." - The Edge in 1985
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.