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War

Genre:   RockPop


Style:    New WavePop RockRock & Roll

Year:   1983

Grading: EX/EX LP

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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 has come to be 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; Bono stated that "war seemed to be the motif for 1982."U2 recorded the album from September–November 1982 at Windmill Lane Studios with Lillywhite producing, the group's third consecutive album made at the studio with the producer. While the central themes of their earlier albums Boy and Octoberfocused on adolescence and spirituality, respectively, War focused on both the physical aspects of warfare, and the emotional after-effects. Musically, it is also harsher than the band's previous releases. The album has been described as the record where the band "turned pacifism itself into a crusade."War was a commercial success for the band, knocking Michael Jackson's Thriller from the top of the charts to become the band's first number-one album in the UK. It reached number 12 in the US and became their first gold-certified album there. While poorly received by British critics at the time of release, War has since gained critical acclaim. In 2012, the album was ranked number 223 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".The group supported the album with the War Tour through the end of 1983.

TracklistHide Credits

A1 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Violin [Electric] – Steve Wickham
4:38
A2 Seconds
Vocals – The Edge
3:09
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 4:00
B3 Red Light
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
3:46
B4 Surrender
Backing Vocals – Adriana Kaegi, Cheryl Poirier, Jessica Felton, Taryn Hagey
5:34
B5 "40" 2:36

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records
  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Windmill Lane Studios
  • Mastered At – The Town House

Credits

  • Bass – Adam Clayton
  • Design – RX*
  • Drums, Percussion – Larry Mullen Jr*
  • Engineer – Paul Thomas
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Kevin Killen
  • Guitar, Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – The Edge
  • Management – Paul McGuinness (2)
  • Mastered By – Gordon Vicary
  • Photography By [Band Photo] – Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Boy Photo] – Ian Finlay (2)
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)
  • Trumpet – Kenny Fradley*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Bono
  • Written-By – U2

Notes

Gatefold sleeve with barcode version with Black polylined inner sleeve.

'MADE IN GT. BRITAIN'' on B side label

Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Mastered at the Town House, London
℗ 1983 Original sound recording by Island Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 014474 107337
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5014474107337
  • Matrix / Runout (side A stamped): [DMS 205259 crossed out] A - 3 / 85S 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): DM C - 4263 A - 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped): [DMS 205259 crossed out] B - 3 / 5 - 86
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): DM C - 4263 B - 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): ILPS 9733-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ILPS 9733-B


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