"God is in the room more than Elvis. It feels like there's a blessing on the band right now. ... In the end, music is a kind of sacrament; it's not just about airplay and chart position."
- Bono, Rolling Stone, May 10, 2001
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.