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U2 - War flac album

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Performer: U2
Title: War
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Style: Pop Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.3 ✦
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War is the third studio album by Irish rock band U2. It was produced by Steve Lillywhite, and was released on 28 February 1983 on Island Records. The album is regarded as U2's first overtly political album, in part because of songs like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day", as well as the title, which stems from the band's perception of the world at the time; lead vocalist Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982.

After showcasing songs from the upcoming album in the UK, Europe, and Ireland, War was released in March 1983. In the UK, a special picture disc of War was released which featured the black and white Peter Rowan cover. In August 1991, the album was re-issued with red lettering on the cover instead of the pink colour that was on the original issue - part of the Island Master series. Elsewhere in the world, a Japanese release of the album contained a comic book-style insert

Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of October with propulsive, martial rhythms and shards of guitar, War bristles with anger, despair, and above all, passion.

War was the third studio album released by U2. After working with U2 on Boy and October, Steve Lillywhite told the band he wasn’t interested in producing a third album for the band. This lead to a period where U2 tried out a number of producers. These were the first recording sessions with a new album in mind. They worked on a single 3-minute track at Kingdom Sound on Long Island. The song was described as a psychotic rockabilly song by the band.

The energy and insistence of the opener is sustained across the album. Two Hearts Beat As One" and "New Year's Day" are thrilling, finally showing the intense passion Bono's voice was capable of imparting when he had the right words to wrap it around. The U2 we've known ever since had arrived on War, and even today it sounds vital. As much as cynical critics and listeners often swipe at U2 for their earnestness, it's still refreshing to hear a band that cares so much, wants to be heard by so many, and isn't afraid to show it.

War became the first U2 album to crack the Top 40 (it made it to No. 12), thanks to the constant exposure the band received from MTV's full-force embrace throughout 1983. The live record culled from performances on the career-making tour in support of War, Under a Blood Red Sky, helped seal their image and legacy when it was released in November. MTV was all over that too, airing clips of Bono already in total command of the stage and his persona. From here, things got bigger, better and more complex

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
A2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:24
A3 New Year's Day 5:38
A4 Like A Song... 4:48
A5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:12
B1 The Refugee
Mixed By – Steve*Producer – Bill Whelan
3:40
B2 Two Hearts Beat As One 5:00
B3 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
4:09
B4 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
6:01
B5 "40" 2:08

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr.*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Mastered By – Gordon Vicary
  • Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Recorded at Windmill Lake Studios, Dublin, Ireland. Mastered at The Town House, London.

℗ & © 1983 Island Records Ltd
SPA
Dacapo: Edição e distribuição. Fabricado em Portugal.

Different label compared to U2 - War

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Face 1): DAC 205259 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Face 2): DAC 205259 B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9733 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9733 UK 1983
460 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 460 Poland Unknown
79 00671 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 79 00671 Canada 1983
422-811 148-1 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 422-811 148-1 UK 1990
405 259 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 405 259 Europe 1985

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:09
3 New Year's Day 5:38
4 Like A Song... 4:48
5 Drowning Man
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:12
6 The Refugee 3:40
7 Two Hearts Beat As One 4:00
8 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
3:46
9 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
5:34
10 "40" 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
  • Record Company – Polygram

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Mixed By – Steve* (tracks: 6)
  • Producer – Bill Whelan (tracks: 6), Steve Lillywhite (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 10)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

This is the 1992 Japanese re-issue of War by U2. Comes with fold out lyric/band info sheet printed in Japanese text.

Also comes with paper OBI, originally priced at ¥2,500 as per OBI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 811 148-2-A1F
  • Barcode: 4988011332432
  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9733 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9733 UK 1983
460 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 460 Poland Unknown
79 00671 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 79 00671 Canada 1983
422-811 148-1 U2 War ‎(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 422-811 148-1 UK 1990
405 259 U2 War ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 405 259 Europe 1985

Tracklist

1 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
2 I Will Follow
3 An Cat Dubh
4 Into The Heart
5 With A Shout
6 Twilight
7 Out Of Control
8 Another Time, Another Place
9 I Threw A Brick Through A Window
10 A Day Without Me

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Vox Populi

Notes

(Tracks 1-7): October 3, 1981. Salford, England. Salford University.
(Tracks 8-10): February 25, 1982. Kansas City, MO. Uptown Theater.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
Q 9021 U2 Another Time, Another Place ‎(LP, Unofficial) WSR Records Q 9021 1985