Sail on Hero, towards the sea horizon, you will soon arrive. It's double whammy time, when the remaining two U2 albums find amazing correlations with the one Beatles album that is left. Let's start with the 'Atomic Road' connection which is one of the latest to be discovered (Decades after the first ones). It happened when I was showing the album cover journey to a dear friend in 2018. She pointed to the similarities of the strips in both covers, she pointed to the similar thickness off the strips, and suddenly we saw it. I turned How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb up side down and freaked out at how the strips ended EXACTLY at the same height in both covers (see the red line in the bottom image below). I then turned Abbey Road 180 degrees to see the effect it would have. How cool the Beatles looked as if walking on a ceiling. But going back to the previous variation I saw how good the truncated diagonal strip at the border in HTDAAB would fit if I moved it to the left side of Abbey Road. Oh! how well that matched...and then I also saw how The Edge's head wihch is tilted to the right is pushing The Beatles to do the walking along the streeet crossing ( See below "Best choice from all Atomic Road Variations" ) ....Thank you Lisa for being the force behind this connection.
See the video below to experience it the way we did!
Along with 'Atomic Road', the finer details of the 'Abbey on the Horizon' connection are of recent discovery. The horizon is an important graphic element in both covers. In Abbey Road the picture fades into the perpective's focal point, very much into an horizon. There is a similar feeling of endlessness when looking at both covers, which becomes more obvious when clearing the frontal elements (see below). The Beatles walk from left to right in perpendicualr direction to endles street, and the equal sign in No Line on The Horizon runs in perpedicular direction to endless sea. See images below and watch the video for a climax conclusion to the 1, 2, 3, 14 Journey.